Situated under the stars in Wyoming, Rooted on the River Ranch is available for purchase.
Just east of the jagged Absaroka range, the Greybull River braids its way through the wide-open Bighorn Basin. For centuries, both humans and animals have travelled along its banks.
Rooted on the River Ranch is a living reminder of these travelers and the vibrance of communities that arise in such an empty landscape. The property’s plentiful natural resources and unique architecture make it an unforgettable place to visit — or spend a lifetime.
A hand-painted watercolor map was created by artist Ron Rogers. The layout takes friends and family on an excursion from one entrance to the other. This is just showing the adventure on the south side of the river. The north side holds an additional space to explore including horse trails down in a Grand Canyon-like experience. Fire rings, elk antler sheds, Native medicinal plants, and abundant wildlife hide in all the nooks and crannies.
Rooted on the River Ranch is more than just a property. It’s a diverse working ranch that is home to a tight-knit community of animal loving staff. The prospective new owners of the ranch will inherit all of the resources and infrastructure to maintain this carefully planned operation.
Perhaps the most well-known residents of the ranch are the herd of Gypsy Vanner horses. This breed, also called the Galineers Cob, are known for their sociability and intelligence, and they can often be found pulling a carriage or sleigh here at the ranch. The equestrian facilities include two arenas and a breeding area in the newly constructed barn.
A boutique breed of cattle descended from Angus, Wagyu, and Piedmont ancestors and multiple colonies of honey bees round out the operation. Both the horses and cattle are fed from the plentiful pastureland and hayfields that are encompassed by the ranch’s 900-plus acres of land.
Architecture & Design
Rooted on the River Ranch was constructed with a vision and attention to detail that recalls the work of western homesteaders who laid every timber of their farmhouses by hand. The aesthetic marries traditional western architecture with French country rustic accents.
The main house and guest houses have been carefully crafted by local artisans. Earthy tones of unfinished wood and inlaid stone are contrasted with faded pastel hues.
A richly illustrated tipi atop a large patio is a remembrance of the Crow people who passed through the basin on seasonal elk hunting expeditions. This structure can serve as a picnic area, plein air art studio or rustic guest house for a visitor.
In the West, water is almost always the limiting factor. It’s often in short supply, and everyone needs it — ranchers, farmers, municipalities. Seldom will you find a ranch with water resources (and rights) as plentiful as Rooted on the River. The property comes with both junior and senior water rights, 300’ deep well that provides over 600 gallons per minute and a pivot irrigation system that waters the hayfields during arid Wyoming summers.
Of course, Rooted on the River’s natural resources extend far beyond the hayfields. The property is home to a 1.6 mile stretch of the Greybull river, which is rich in native yellowstone cutthroat trout. As many local anglers will tell you, this stretch of river is considered a blue ribbon trout fishery, a distinction given by U.S. Fish and Wildlife to the highest quality waterways in the country.
The property also comes with landowner hunting permits for elk, deer and antelope. Because the land is situated along seasonal migration routes, it is an excellent place to track wild game.
Easy Access to Nature
Rooted on the River is located in Meeteetse, Wyoming, the once-infamous home of Butch Cassidy. This sleepy western town lies 30 minutes south of Cody, Wyoming, and an hour-and-a-half from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Exceptional wilderness for hiking and backpacking rises both to the east and west of the ranch — in the Absaroka and Bighorn ranges.
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Rooted on the River Ranch property.