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A Wyoming ranch lost in a poker game is for sale

A Wyoming ranch lost in a poker game is for sale

A ranch with a unique place in poker lore is now on the market

Grand View River Ranch, a historic property in Jackson, Wyoming, near Grand Teton National Park, has been put on the market for an asking price of $58 million. The ranch is a federal in-holdings property first homesteaded by William Smith in 1910 and has had several owners, including Claude Wham, a cowboy who won the property from John Barnes in a poker game in 1944.

Many of the cabins Wham brought from nearby ranches to Grand View are still on the property, including the Old Closk Smith’s Cabin and the former home of the Kelly postmaster. It also includes a guest house and lodge.

The Gros Venture River runs through the 118-acre property with 2,500 feet on both banks included. The property offers beautiful views of the Grand Tetons with pastures, a riding arena and several hiking trails.

Over 20 buildings stand at Grand View, which started operating as a dude ranch in 1986. It features several barns, cabins, a 19-room bunkhouse for guests and 17 bedrooms for owners and operators.

The Grand View River Ranch website states that the property is set up to immediately begin operating as an upscale luxury dude ranch and that any buyer could volunteer parcels of the property as conservation easements.

The $58-million asking price is being lauded as the biggest on the market in Wyoming. However, this price is a few million less than the purchase price paid for Camp Teton, the former residence of Toms Shoes’ founder Blake Mycoskie, which sold for $65 million in 2021.

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