True American West – Discover The Powder Horn: A Relaxed Lifestyle
Posted on May 14, 2022
by Carl Mickelson
IF THE IDEA OF A HOME where the buffalo roam rings true to your sense of what America is all about, check out Sheridan, Wy. Speciﬁcally, The Powder Horn. Set in a land of great natural beauty, with majestic mountains, free-ﬂowing rivers, and wide open skies, The Powder Horn offers a casual lifestyle that will check many of your “good old days” America boxes.
There are close to 350 homes already built in the 940-acre community, with several neighborhoods and architectural styles offered, including patio homes, custom homes, single-family estate lots, and clubhouse cottages. Home sites range from a quarter-acre to nearly an acre, and all have memorable golf course and mountain views.
A 30,000-square-foot stone and timber clubhouse is a popular gathering spot for the community, as is Powder Horn Grill & Cowboy Bar, where steaks are always on the menu, and special nights are dedicated to such favorites as pasta and prime rib.
AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING
The newest neighborhood is called Creekside Cabins, a collection of nine homesites set along Little Goose Creek and within walking distance of the clubhouse, golf, swimming, and tennis facilities.
“Over the past year, we have had a successful sell out of the Creekside Cabins,” says Karen Chase, sales associate & marketing manager. “Remember, Wyoming is one of the most tax-friendly states in the U.S., with no state income tax, no corporate income tax, no tax on the sale of real estate, no inheritance tax or estate tax, no state gift tax, no tax on out-of-state retirement income, no tax on mineral ownership, and low real estate taxes.”
In addition to the inspirational surroundings and strong investment opportunities, what visitors discover in this part of Wyoming is a tight-knit community that holds dear its neighborly values and a quality of life that is a throwback to the way things used to be.
In terms of a prestigious community in which to settle and enjoy all the area has to offer, The Powder Horn is the choice. Developer and native son of Sheridan, Homer A. “Scotty” Scott says of his hometown’s attraction: “It is such a unique place to achieve a quality of living that is rare in today’s society. When you consider the clean air, mountain-fed sparkling streams, and a hospitable climate (at 4,000-foot elevation), you have the perfect recipe for less stress and more fun.”
GOLF AND MUCH MORE
Scott describes The Powder Horn as perfect for those seeking an active and adventurous lifestyle. “Anglers will enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow and brook trout in Little Goose Creek, and you can probably talk the club’s talented chef into preparing you a tasty meal from your day’s take,” he said. “We also offer two tennis courts, a pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and walking trails with plentiful bird and wildlife viewing.”
There’s lots of fun to be had in the nearby Big Horn Mountains, as well, including fishing, hiking, skiing, and winter sports at Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area.
It’s also an unparalleled golfing experience. “The layout comprises an eclectic compilation of 27 holes, and each nine displays a distinct personality,” Scott said.
The Mountain Nine offers rolling terrain similar to that of a Scottish links course … there’s even a replica of St Andrews’ Swilcan Bridge out there. The opening hole is a drivable 350-yard par 4 that yields an excellent eagle or birdie opportunity to jumpstart your round.
The Stag Nine requires accuracy off the tee and distance control with your approach as it is heavily wooded and surrounded by wetlands and streams. The Eagle Nine has one of the more memorable two-hole stretches with elevated tees on the par-3 third and par-4 fourth holes, from which you can take in the unspoiled view of the whole community and the nearby Big Horn Mountains.
Backing up Scott’s assertions about the Dick Bailey-designed course are a long list of accolades and awards, including “Best Wyoming Golf Course to Play” by Golf Digest; “Top 100 Modern Golf Courses” by Golfweek; and “Best Residential Golf Course” by Golfweek.
The buffalo may not roam as freely as they once did in these parts, but a fun lifestyle deeply rooted in the American West is ready for you to discover.
Attractive “Stay & Play” and
“Stay & Discover” packages start at
$499 per night (2 persons). Packages include one night deluxe accommodations in a vacation rental home, a round of golf for each person, and club access including dining, fitness, pool, and tennis.
Enjoy unlimited fly-fishing access in Little Goose Creek.
* subject to availability.