The Treasure Island Homestead is relaxing old riverfront farm house built in 1936, across from the Treasure Island public section of the Upper North Platte River. A sportsman's staging area, or a place to sip your wine/coffee and finish (or write) your novel! Take in the views sounds smells of the river wildlife trees mountains. More of an experience than a stay. Located in the Platte valley between historic Saratoga & Encampment/Riverside WY, with the the Snowy Range & Sierra Madre mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest rising to the east & west. Elevation 6950'. (For longer stays or calendar conflicts contact owner)
•1500 SqrFt, 3Bd, 1.5Ba, with 3-sided wrap-around deck, river deck, jacuzzi, gas fire pit, EV & RV charger, swing, relics.
•Walk out the house in your hip waders and start your fishing day; Treasure Island section is ~2 mi x 2 channels = 4+ miles of river access, a Blue Ribbon freestone trout stream. Great for wade & drift boat fishing (raft, kayak, canoe); put-in / take-out at adjacent public boat launch.
•Or head up the nearby WY-130 or WY-70 scenic byways to hike/ATV/snowmobile the Snowy Range or Sierra Madre mountains, 2 million+ acres & BLM.
•Trailers welcome; ideal staging area for snowmobilers, ATV, fisherman, hunters, horseback riders (2 acre grazing pasture), RV hook-ups (30A/15A receptacles), EV level 2 charger.
•Hikers, bikers, campers, backpackers, birders, photographers, cross-country skiers, snow shoeing, ice fishing, rock climbing.
•Original Kurz/Ridding homestead location on lower Cow Creek dating back to ~1889 with 4 log cabins.
•Steamboat Springs resort 116 miles.
•The entire house and property is for your use, full kitchen. Cabins are locked.
Saratoga: Historic Wolf Hotel built in 1893. Hobo Hot Springs; natural mineral pools visitors can swim and relax 24/7 free. Shively Field airport w/ 8,400 ft paved / lighted runway. Museum.
Encampment: Grand Encampment Museum.
•You are between Saratoga (10 mi north) and Riverside/Encampment (10 mi south) - several restaurants & bars at both. Grocery shop in Laramie or locally before you come to property!
•Must have car, 4WD recommended winter-April mud season.
•You are not in town, dirt access road can be rough in March, bugs, noisy cows grazing.
•There is boat launch traffic during Jun-Jul prime time, especially weekends.
•Please respect local residents, private property rights (NO trespassing), city ordinances, speed limits, grazing animals (domestic & wild), river/fishing rules (see signage at boat ramp).
•House is on the prairie, flys & bugs will find their way inside (can use the handheld vacuums or zapper-swatter!).