Yellowstone National Park, big game hunting, majestic views, outstanding fly fishing, a family enclave and historic significance—all of these are attributes of Star Hill Ranch.  Star Hill Ranch is located prominently in the North Fork Valley near Cody, Wyoming and is the closest private property to the eastern border of Yellowstone National Park. Due to its close proximity to Yellowstone and its easy access to the Shoshone National Forest and the North Absaroka Wilderness, the 313.77± acre Star Hill ranch is a miniature Yellowstone, less the geysers and the bison. The Star Hill Ranch opened in the mid-1920s as the Circle H Dude Ranch, renowned for big game hunting, pack trips, backcountry hiking and fishing adventures. With thousands of untouched acres of the Shoshone National Forest and Absaroka Wilderness abutting the property, it is easy to understand why the ranch attracted guests from around the country.

The current owners have enjoyed the property for three generations as a private family enclave. Upon their purchase, they refurbished the main lodge and cabins while maintaining the historic architecture. Jonathan Foote, a preeminent architect known for restoring historic structures, guided the renovation while local artisan and furniture designer J. Mike Patrick handcrafted the interiors in the Molesworth motif. As a result of the exceptional work by Foote and Patrick,  the lodge and cabins have been featured in numerous publications promoting traditional western styles with the comforts of modern living.

Star Hill Ranch is unique because of the diversity of its recreational offerings, western-style, and the warmth of its family atmosphere. It is truly a ranch for all ages and all interests. Fay Ranches is offering this ranch as a turn-key property with all the furnishings, horses, required vehicles and equipment included.  Adorned with western romance yet equipped with modern amenities, the Star Hill Ranch is the ideal property to enjoy the full Wyoming experience coupled with the ability to stay connected with the outside world with high speed, low-latency Wi-Fi and satellite TV.


  • 313.77± acres
  • Complete turn-key ranch property with furnishings, horses, tack and equipment
  • Features well-appointed authentic lodge, manager’s home, seven guest cabins, and a variety of support buildings
  • Easy access to fishing on Big Creek and the Shoshone River
  • Borders thousands of acres of National Forest and Wilderness
  • Located 25 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone Park
  • Outstanding big game hunting with elk and deer landowner permits
  • 30 minutes from the center of Cody, Wyoming
  • High speed, low latency internet and Wi-Fi
  • Experienced ranch manager in place

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