THE BEST RANCH IN TEXAS! The finest highly improved ranch in Texas currently on the market today! This masterpiece would make an ideal corporate retreat or serve as a private gentleman’s ranch. The lodging and the entertainment facilities are absolutely the best you will find in Texas!
This gorgeous Texas Hill Country Ranch sits near the San Saba/Llano county line and fronts for approximately 1 mile on a paved county road. It is approximately 1.5 hours to Austin, 25 minutes to Llano, 25 minutes to San Saba, 30 minutes to Brady, 2.25 hours to San Antonio, 4 hours to Dallas, and 4.5 hours to Houston. The ranch is located in close proximity to several historical Texas Hill Country towns such as: Fredericksburg, MarbleFalls, Kingsland, Mason, Burnet, Blanco, Johnson City, and Lampasas. There are approximately 22 wineries within a short drive of the ranch for wine enthusiasts.
THE MOST BREATHTAKING HIGHLY IMPROVEDTEXAS RANCH ON THE MARKET TODAY! 574 acres of gorgeous rolling oak country loaded with an array of colorful hardwoods that has been well manicured and managed. Fantastic views and vistas with elevations up to 1,800 feet. There is a crystal clear spring fed creek traversing the property which according to the owner has water year round under normal rainfall conditions. There is definite evidence of Indian habitation along the banks of the creek. There are a couple of beautiful small lakes on the ranch nestled in a private valley that are supplemented with water wells. There is lush grass cover and fertile red soil across this ranch. There are several cultivated food plots at several strategic locations across the ranch. The ranch is surrounded by a first class high fence and there are trophy Whitetail, Axis deer, and Blackbuck Antelope. There is an incredible interior road system throughout the ranch. Extreme privacy exists on this ranch with large neighbors and no neighboring easements
IMPROVEMENTS: ABSOLUTELY THE MOST EXQUISITE IMPROVEMENTS ON ANY TEXAS RANCH! No other ranch improvements in Texas compare! The main complex of buildings and structures sits on approximately 7 acres and are perched on a hill with breathtaking views for approximately 40 miles. They include one of the finest custom built lodges in Texas, one of the best guest houses ever experienced, an amazing owner’s house, and an unbelievable two lane bowling alley! All main houses and lodge have been recently updated and are in immaculate condition. The attractive main ranch entrance is a lighted massive structure with custom built rock walls constructed of Texas Mix Rock and a wall of ten foot giant cedar logs and rock columns which support two huge custom iron gates with electric opener – all of which is landscaped and includes a sprinkler system. The 7 acre interior main complex is sod with lush green 419 Bermuda and is manicured like a golf course! It has an elaborate sprinkler system that operates on a separate water well from the buildings and structures. The landscaping of the 7 acre complex is immaculate and there are several thousand square feet of concrete driveways and sidewalks connecting all the improvements. Other amenities of the main complex include: 1) a first class lighted tennis court 2) a lighted outdoor cooking area with preparation area and a sink 3) a lighted fire pit area 4) a gorgeous swimming pool with an amazing sunset view and hot tub for ten people 5) a beautiful custom putting and chipping green next to the pool 6) a lush grass area for playing bocce ball or croquet 7) 61 tree and ground lights that illuminate the main complex grounds and operate on photo cells 8) lighted shooting range for skeet and trap and pistols and rifles.
Main Lodge – One word describes the main lodge. BREATHTAKING! It is truly a master piece and one of the finest lodges in TEXAS! Extreme attention has been paid to quality and detail! The main lodge was recently updated with exterior and interior painting. It was constructed in 2004 and consists of beautiful Texas Mix Rock with a first class metal roof and has amazing large wrap around vista porches with views for miles. The interior has custom textured and painted walls, travertine floors, 12 to 28 foot ceilings with beams and custom metal ceilings, two huge rock fireplaces, a saloon with granite bar, game room, great room, dining room that seats eighteen, enormous kitchen with granite countertops, Wolf gas stove and ovens, built in Miele coffee machine, two commercial ice machines, 3 dishwashers, custom cabinets, a giant pantry and storm shelter, utility/laundry room, men’s and women’s bathrooms in the saloon, an upstairs dormitory which sleeps 10 with a large bath room and a large sitting area. The beautiful pool and putting green are nestled perfectly outside the back porch. There are many large custom windows that provide panoramic views for miles of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country! This extraordinary lodge was built for entertainment and the possibilities are mind boggling!
Guest House- The guest house is the best one can experience. It is a short stroll from the main lodge. It was recently updated with new interior and exterior painting. The exterior construction matches the main lodge and was reconstructed in 2004. It is constructed of beautiful Texas Mix Rock, has a fine metal roof, and a 3 car garage. The interior has custom textured and painted walls, Saltillo tile floors, a cozy large stone fireplace, a walk-in gun safe, a bow and gun room, an office, great room, utility/laundry room, kitchenette, and three large storage closets. There are four large cozy bedroom suites and each has a full bathroom.
Owner’s House - The owner’s house is truly amazing! It is also a short stroll from the main lodge. It was also recently updated with new interior and exterior painting. It was constructed in 2004 and matches the main lodge as well. It is constructed of beautiful Texas Mix Rock with a metal roof, has a two car garage, and a large porch. There are custom textured and painted walls, travertine floors, 12 to 25 foot ceiling with beams, granite countertops, kitchenette, a panoramic room, a large study, a great room with massive rock fireplace, 2 large bedrooms, a large master bathroom with his and her closets and toilets, and a utility/laundry room.
Bowling Alley - THE ONLY RANCH IN TEXAS WITH A BOWLING ALLEY! An extremely unique and rare entertainment facility! The construction of this building matches the rest of the improvements and consists of Texas Mix Rock with a metal roof and was built in 2006. The bowling alley has custom textured and painted walls, wooden floors, 14 to 20 foot ceilings with metal ceilings and beams. It consists to two lanes with state of the art Qubica AMF computerized scoring equipment. There is an adjoining game room and large work out facility. There are also two large bedroom suites with bathrooms, a kitchenette, commercial ice machine, an art studio, a large office, men’s and women’s bathrooms by the bowling alley, utility/laundry room, and two huge storage closets.
Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings: 1)Foreman’s house: approximately 1,400 +/- sq. feet a/c and heating with a vista porch on two sides, a two car garage, and a storage building. 2) Employee house No.1: approximately 1,200 +/- sq. feet a/c and heating, with two vista porches and a fire pit. 3) Employee house No. 2: approximately 650 sq. feet a/c and heating with a fireplace and a 1 car garage. There are two big barns approximately 10,000 +/- sq. feet for tractor and implement storage. There is a hay barn, a tool room, and a large shop and work area. There is a utility/laundry room inside the barn area and a large walk in cooler and meat processing area. There are two 40 x 20 foot sheds and two 20 x 10 sheds for animal use and cover.
WATER: This gorgeous ranch has outstanding underground and surface water with one of the best aquifer’s in the state, the Hickory Aquifer, which has a depth of 4,000 feet. There are ten excellent producing water wells drilled on the ranch and most are run by electricity. The depths of the wells range from 260 feet to 420 feet and are capable of producing water from 50 gpm up to over 250 plus gallons per minute. (Deeper wells have been drilled in this aquifer and are capable of producing up to 1,000 gallons per minute for irrigation.) There are 4 tanks or ponds ranging from 1 acre to 2.5 acres in size and most are supplemented with water wells. The 2.5 acre acre pond has pier, is lined with a rock wall, and has a cozy small cabin overlooking the lake. There are three creeks that run through the ranch. The main creek is spring fed and is considered a year round flowing creek under normal rainfall conditions. There are numerous water lines running water to several water troughs located around the ranch. There are two working windmills that produce water and one other windmill.
WILDLIFE: There is a tremendous trophy whitetail deer herd on this 574 +/- acre ranch. A year around protein feeding program for the past several years has produced bucks with massive trophy antlers. Over the past few years there have been some new deer released on the ranch with South Texas genetics. There are now multiple genetic strains that are producing several typical, non-typical and drop-tine whitetail bucks on the ranch that range from approximately 150 to 200 plus B&C. There is also a tremendous Axis herd with perhaps some of the finest genetics in Texas and there are several world record class Axis bucks currently on this ranch. There are also trophy Blackbuck Antelope and many flocks of turkey that inhabit the ranch. There is also good dove hunting and wild hog hunting is available outside the high fence in the 2 back corners of the ranch. There are 10 very nice blinds with corn feeders. The trophy Whitetail, Axis, and Blackbuck Antelope have been carefully managed for years. Protein and mineral supplements are provided year round. 5 food plots provide additional grazing for the wildlife. The ranch is surrounded by a very good high game fence that is mostly New Zealand Tightlock.