Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West is selling his 3,888-acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming for $11 million, almost exactly two years after he first purchased it.
In 2019, West purchased the property, formerly called Monster Lake Ranch, and had plans to build a massive home and two underground garages on the property. It seems those dreams won’t come to fruition, as the property is being sold without any major structural additions.
Just 75 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the property is a true western ranch, with two stream-fed freshwater trout trophy lakes, an equine facility, livestock corrals, hay meadows, equipment sheds, and a go-kart track with 14 adult and four children’s go-karts. Views of sandstone cliffs and the Absaroka mountain range loom in the distance. While the property actually spans 9,000 acres, nearly 5,000 of that is leased to the federal government.
According to the listing, there is one updated lodge with one bedroom and two bathrooms, as well as a commercial kitchen. There are also six build-ready homesites that include infrastructure for water, electricity, natural gas, and septic at each location, should you want to add more building structures to this massive stretch of land.
“This is a premier piece of Wyoming,” says listing agent JW Robinson of DBW Reality. “It has two freshwater lakes. The outstanding trout fishing is unmatched in quality and quantity. There are several new upgrades at the ranch including adult and child go-carts on an asphalt track. The track is surrounded by uninhibited mountain views in every direction. The roads have been upgraded and underground utilities have been brought to several building sites.”
Robinson also said there are new water systems providing the highest water quality for the property.
The property, which is listed by DBW Realty, was the first ranch West bought before purchasing a second ranch in 2019, known as Bighorn Mountain Ranch. He bought this second, and much-larger, ranch for $14.5 million. It’s located about 50 miles away in Greybull, Wyoming.
Recently, West also listed his seven commercial properties in Cody for $3.2 million, sparking rumors that he was set to leave Wyoming, or at least abandon his plans to open a Yeezy manufacturing hub in the state.
West has hosted several events on this property, including his Sunday Service concerts. He also famously recorded his 2018 albums “Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts” in Wyoming. The rapper also made merch with “Wyoming” emblazoned on the back, showing his love for the state. His soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, and their four children were also photographed frequently in Wyoming participating in outdoor activities on the ranches, like ATVing and horseback riding.
This is just one of many properties the former couple has together, including the second Wyoming ranch, a Calabasas home and a condo in Miami.
West’s move to Wyoming seemed to be the start of the trend of wealthy people leaving cities in favor of mountain towns with more space, especially amid the pandemic as more people can work remotely.
Check out the listing for West’s property here.