Roosevelt selected the location for a second ranch, naming it the Elkhorn. He purchased the rights to the site, located thirty-five miles north of Medora, from the previous occupant for $400.00. Roosevelt describing the Elkhorn Ranch: "The story-high house of hewn logs is clean and neat, with many rooms, so that one can be alone if one wishes to. Rough board shelves hold a number of books, without which some of the evenings would be long indeed." 35 miles north of Medora. A short drive from Dickinson, ND.