The Brewer Ranch consists of approximately 694 deeded acres of highly productive irrigated meadows and rolling foothills at the base of the scenic Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming. The ranch ranges in elevation from 4,510 to 5,140 feet, and encompasses a diversity of terrain and habitat, running from the irrigated hay meadows along Jenks and Peno Creeks in the headquarters area up onto the top of Lodge Trail Ridge. The ranch lies adjacent to approximately 800 acres of accessible Wyoming State lands, which not only provide additional recreational opportunities but also include the historic Fetterman Battlefield and a section of the Bozeman Trail.
The Brewer Ranch is located approximately two miles from the quaint and picturesque mountain community of Story, and just 15 miles south of Sheridan, Wyoming. Sheridan is a highly coveted community, and was recently selected as the #1 Western Town, by True West Magazine. Sheridan, Wyoming boasts fine dining, shopping, arts, equestrian events, polo, professional rodeo, and world-class golf. Sheridan is also equipped with a commercial airport with daily flights to and from Denver, Colorado. The ranch is within minutes of the Bighorn National Forest, providing excellent hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands.
The residence improvements include the original ranch owners home (3 bedroom, 1 bath 2,128 sq ft), ranch manager house (3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,728 sq ft), and bunkhouse (1 bed, 1 bath 352 sq ft). The ranch managers house and bunkhouse were newly constructed in 2006. There is also a very well kept horse barn with turnout stalls, paddocks, feed room, tack room, and hayloft. Adjacent to the barn is a cattle working facility, metal corrals, and older cattle scale. In addition, there is a very nice heated and insulated shop with concrete floor, and several smaller outbuildings and lean-to structures for equipment, hay, and irrigation equipment storage.
The residence homes are serviced by two water wells, and a very good spring development that services the automatic waterers in and around the barn, corrals, and paddocks, as well as the outdoor hydrants around the ranch complex.
The annual precipitation, in this area of Wyoming, ranges from 16-20”, with most of the precipitation occurring during spring and again in fall months. Winters are mild, with average lows below freezing and highs averaging 35-45 F, December through March. The Wyoming Summers have lows in the mid-50s and highs in the 80s. A unique weather attribute for the immediate area is the Chinook (warm) winds that occur regularly during winter months, allowing for open pasture conditions and spring like temperatures.