Overview

Treasure Island Homestead on North Platte River!

$285-365/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-6
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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!).

About the Owner

Mechanical engineer in parts sales, 14 yr old son, enjoy mountains & water (ocean, lakes, rivers). Grew up in MI, aspire to retire in WY.
•Cell service can be weak, use WiFi Calling: iPhone--> Settings-->Cellular-->Wi-Fi Calling-->On, or try FaceTime Audio (not video), turn off broadband for longer battery life.
•Water boils at 199°F here (6950'), humidity can be low, high altitude cookbooks in kitchen for reference.
Property Type Farmhouse
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 28
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • River View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Rice Maker
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half)
  • Master Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Upper 1/2 Bath – Toilet
Motion lights come on automatically, dimmable. Use fan while showering. Master has basic OTC medications. TP, basic soaps, shampoo provided.
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-6
  • Master – 1 King bed
  • Upper North Bdrm – 1 Double bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Upper South Bdrm – 1 Queen bed
All bedrooms have heaters, dimmers, fans, thermal black-out shades, extension cords @ beds for cell charging. Upper south room has AC unit. Closets, dressers, platform frames for under-bed storage.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Smart TV
  • Record Player
Family
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Outlet Covers
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Cabinet Locks
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • EV Charger
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Massage
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Pool/Jacuzzi With No Fence
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
Accessibility
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
Registration Number
06003621