Historic Ranch Listed on Market

A barn on the property. Current owner Sarah Bowman thinks the structure was ordered from Sear's. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A barn on the property. Current owner Sarah Bowman thinks the structure was ordered from Sear's. (Photo by Pat Blair)

One of Sheridan County's historic ranches – and a former dude ranch – is up for sale.

Pass Creek Ranch, which is outside Parkman, is being offered through Sheridan-based Chase Brothers Properties.

John Chase, an associate broker and co-owner of Chase Brothers, outlined the history of the ranch in an interview with Sheridan Media.

Sarah Bowman, who's current owner of the ranch, wasn't sure when Sandford Jaques started the dude operation, but she said it might have been in the 1930s.

Pamphlets about the ranch, designed to appeal to dudes, are on file in the Wyoming Room at Sheridan Fulmer Public Library, but those are undated.

Bowman, explaining why the ranch is now on the market, said she co-owns the ranch with four brothers and sisters.

One of the early pamphlets described the ranch as embracing 2,500 acres and being a mile high. The ranch offered its guests the chance to go on long or short horseback rides, explore nearby caves, go on all-day picnics or fishing trips or trek into the high country.

They could also watch or take part in nearby cattle roundups or take a dip in the pool on the property.

Bowman said her mother taught local children to swim in that pool.

According to Bowman and Chase, the ranch has served for generations as a festive gathering place for cowboys, dudes, families, neighbors and friends.

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John Chase on a horseback tour of the ranch. (Courtesy photo)
John Chase on a horseback tour of the ranch. (Courtesy photo)
Saddles once used by guests when Pass Creek was a dude ranch. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Saddles once used by guests when Pass Creek was a dude ranch. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A log cabin where ranch guests once stayed. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A log cabin where ranch guests once stayed. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The swimming pool where Bowman's mother taught local children how to swim. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The swimming pool where Bowman's mother taught local children how to swim. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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