140+/- acres with 800’, both sides of the Cypress-lined Sabinal River, with paved road frontage just south of Vanderpool, TX. The gentle terrain and fertile soil produce grassy pastures loaded with large, healthy Oak trees. The 650+/- SF cabin overlooks the Sabinal River and is the perfect set up for a weekend getaway. The best priced live-water ranch in Bandera County on the market.
Only 2 miles south of Vanderpool, TX on RR 187 in Bandera County. 45 minutes from Kerrville and 1.5 hours from San Antonio, Just 5 miles south of Lost Maples Natural Area.
Land: 140 +/- Acres of fertile soils, lush foliage, and approximately 800’, both sides, of Sabinal River frontage. The beautiful Cypress-lined Sabinal River originates from natural springs located inside the Lost Maples Natural Area, just a few miles north of the ranch. The river was originally named Arroyo de la Soledad, Spanish for "Stream of Solitude." Along the course of the Sabinal River was a well-known Indian trail marked on early Spanish maps as Comanche Trail. The concrete low-water crossing creates dependable access to the ranch from the front gate, located on the paved RR 187. Gentle topography rolls from the back of the ranch towards the river, creating nearly 100’ elevation change. There is a pond near the back of the property, fed by rainwater run-off, which holds water very well. This ranch is loaded with large, healthy Oak trees that provide ample cover for roaming exotics and Whitetail. There is a current grazing lease in place that can be terminated upon purchasing the ranch. Large neighbors surround the ranch, each with 2,000+ acres.
Improvements: Situated above the Sabinal River bed, the 650+/- SF cabin is the perfect set up for a weekend getaway with friends or family. The large back porch is the perfect setting for watching sunsets and taking in views of the River. The 450+/- SF open pole barn is great for equipment storage or covered parking for RV’s and travel trailers. Perimeter and cross fencing are in good condition.
Wildlife: With native and exotic species being drawn to the live water source, this ranch offers hunting opportunities for Axis, Whitetail, Blackbuck, and Turkey.
Things to do: Lost Maples State Natural Area is located just 5 miles north of the ranch and offers fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, and bird watching. This area is known for the spectacular fall foliage, star gazing, and the Sabinal River. Additional information on Lost Maples Natural Area can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples.
Medina is located only 20 miles from the ranch. Medina has been named the “Apple Capital of Texas” due to its abundance of apple orchards and the fact that they have hosted the international Apple Festival each year. These festivals had live music, street dancing, apple samples, volleyball tournaments, a petting zoo, face painting, and seminars.
Concan is widely known for their bird watching and their Bechtol-Russell designed 18-hole golf course. The summer months are perfect for enjoying the clear waters of the Frio River, which is a perfect location to swim, fish, and tube. The Rio Frio Fest is a huge music festival that takes place annually in Concan in mid-March, showcasing a number of Texas musicians, great food, and the Frio River.
Taxes: $1,261 per year (2019) Ag- Exempt.