Ten Sleep is a truly unique place. With a population of about 304 nestled at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. Ten Sleep is located approximately half way between the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.
Surrounded by colorful history, Ten Sleep's main economy is based on agriculture, particuarlly ranching, with strong support from tourism, mining, and some timber harvesting. Our local school gives a first rate education to approximately 100 students from kindergarten through high school.
Nature has blessed this area with abundant wildlife and scenic beauty. Summer and winter recreation opportunities include fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing and many others.
Ten Sleep is rich with old west history, and there are many historical markers in the area including the Spring Creek Raid, Leigh Creek Monument and the Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site. The Ten Sleep Museum houses many historical artifacts and memorabilia and is definitely worth a visit.
Hake Realty is the only Real Estate office located in Ten Sleep, and is a branch office of the Hake Realty office in Worland, which has served this area since 1915.
Sherry Firnekas, a Ten Sleep native, is Hake's Associate Broker assigned to this beautiful part of Wyoming. Call Sherry at our Ten Sleep office for answers to any questions you may have: (307)366-2208.
Worland - LOCATED 25 miles west of the Big Horns, Worland is a modern western community which offers the "good life" to residents and visitors. The retail businesses provide a Mecca of shopping opportunity. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from golfing at our highly rated 18-hole course, or searching a geological site for prehistoric plant fossils. Hunters and fishermen enjoy the area because of the abundant wildlife and fishing opportunities.
The business diversity in Worland continues to out-rank even some larger cities in the state. As the 13th largest city by population, Worland is rich in business climate. Home to many nationally recognized businesses such as Wyoming Sugar Company, Crown Cork & Seal, Pepsi-Cola and Coors Brewery, Worland boasts a stable and growing business structure which residents are very proud of. A regional Bureau of Land Management office is also located in Worland, along with Washakie Medical Center, a 25-bed full-service medical facilty.
Historically, Worland was founded in 1906 on the west side of the Big Horn River. However, as the railroad moved into the area, tracks were laid to the east of the river. The town's founders, eager to benefit from the railroad, agreed a move was necessary. During the winter, town residents slid their homes, businesses and belongings across the frozen Big Horn River and relocated at the town's present site. Click here to visit Washakie County Historic Preservation web site.
The proud heritage of this community can still be seen through the many churches, schools, parks and local hospital. Warm and friendly, Worland is truly a Western town to remember.