Bret Polk


Bret Polk was raised on a working ranch along the Bosque River just North of Hico, Texas. He developed a passion for hunting, fishing, and the natural beauty of this part of Central Texas, at a young age. Something he shares with his wife and three children today. In 1999, Bret graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in turfgrass management and was hired by Rough Creek Lodge and Resort as superintendent of resort grounds and a couple years later as assistant superintendent at Lake Fork’s acclaimed championship golf course, The Links at Land’s End. Each of these positions allowed him unique opportunities and invaluable experience working on property development and enhancement projects. With a growing family and intent of raising his children on the family ranch near Hico, he returned in 2002 where he went to work for a land surveying company. After six years working in the land surveying industry, Bret started his own firm in 2008. He has had the pleasure of assisting clients with their land acquisitions and sales surveying farm and ranch property throughout Central Texas, including Bosque, Hamilton, Erath, Comanche, Mills, Lampasas, Coryell, Hill, and Somervell counties. He currently owns and operates Polk Land Surveying, specializing in farm and ranch boundary and topographic surveys. He has also worked with numerous land owners on private lake construction projects and the NRCS on flood control structure rehabilitation projects. In 2012, Bret received his Texas Real Estate License and joined the Hortenstine Ranch Company team. Bret uses his vast knowledge from surveying, land management, and land development to assist clients who desire to sell or purchase ranches for sale in Texas, more specifically in the Central Texas area.
$6,700,000  •  448.24 acres
Location: The property is located 10+/- miles west of Hico, Texas, on Erath County Road No. 293, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth, 2 hours southwest of Dallas, and 2 hours 15 minutes north of Austin. Description: The Altman Lake Ranch is a manicured high fenced recreational property featuring a 17+/- acre trophy bass lake, native and exotic wildlife, exceptional wildlife habitat, multiple seasonal creeks, a nice mix of thick hardwoods and open rolling native pastures, seclusion, and privacy. The property has been meticulously maintained, but not overly improved. This picturesque acreage is a blank slate in terms of structural improvements and offers a new owner several excellent potential building sites to choose from where you can create your very own recreational retreat or full-time residence in the country. History: Named after what was believed to have once been the site of the Altman post office, general store, and church, today the ranch holds just a few remnants of the past. It is thought that Altman may have declined and essentially vanished due in large part to the MKT Railroad and its effective growth of Hico and its cattle and cotton markets in the early 1900’s. Just a little over a ¼ mile down the road west of the property, the Altman Cemetery remains as a reminder of this small farming community and those who called the area home. Terrain: Ranging in elevations from a high of ~1,300’ in the most westerly northwest pasture of the ranch to a low of ~1,180’ near the southeast corner, the landscape offers 120’ of scenic rolling topographical relief with distant scenic views across the property and surrounding countryside. Extensive brush management has been carried out by the owner, clearing underbrush from around and opening trails within dense stands of live oak, post oak, and elm, while leaving other areas undisturbed for excellent wildlife habitat. Sandy loam is the predominant soil type across the property, with some areas of Bosque, Wise, and Topsey loam, along with pockets of clay and clay loam in the east portion of the ranch. Bass Lake and Additional Surface Water: The ranch offers an abundance of surface water for recreation, wildlife, and livestock. Anchored by a 17 +/- acre bass lake fed by Wolf Prong Creek, there is no shortage of opportunities for outstanding bass fishing or riding your choice of recreational watercraft. Wolf Prong Creek winds its way through the property for over a mile and is a significant tributary of the Bosque River watershed. There’s a covered boat dock near the dam, where you can escape the sun and relax in the shade while you wet a line, or simply kick back and tune into the sounds of nature. In addition to the lake and creek, there are 5+/- small stock tanks scattered through the ranch. Wildlife and Hunting: This sportsman’s paradise is loaded with trophy whitetail and turkey, along with a mix of black buck, fallow deer, sika, and oryx. For someone who has always dreamed of owning a high fenced recreational ranch, this would be an easy property to take on and get your feet wet. The current wildlife management practices are not overly intensive and allow ownership to be enjoyable, not a full time job. The wildlife habitat is prime with plentiful forms of native browse and forbs, excellent cover, abundant water, and the terrain offers hunters a variety of options to create hunting setups for either rifle or bow. The lake is also a seasonal stop for a wide variety of waterfowl. Fencing and Roads: The ranch consists of 448+/- contiguous acres with approximately 400 acres under high fence, with fences in great condition. A ~50 acre heavily wooded pasture was intentionally left out of the high fence to offer the owner opportunities to also hunt native whitetail and hogs, and would be extremely well suited for the avid bowhunter. The property fronts along County Road 293 on the south end for approximately 4/10 of a mile, with a gated entrance near the center. A good system of unimproved pasture roads and trails provide easy travel in and around the ranch. Easements: The ranch is about as clean as you’ll find and is not encumbered by pipeline easements, large transmission line easements, or access easements to neighboring properties. Minerals: Owner will consider conveying some minerals with an acceptable offer. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired. Utilities: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service with utility lines in place to a wonderful potential building site west of the lake. Property Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and annual property taxes were believed to be ~$513.39 for 2023. Price: $6,700,000 Contact: Bret Polk, Broker Associate 254-965-0349 mobile, bret@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$19,500,000  •  783.84 acres
Overview/Summary: Set amongst 784+/- acres of rolling Cross Timbers region landscape, The Lake Ranch @ Hico represents the finer things in life and is in an asset class all its own. A rare opportunity to own and enjoy 100 surface acres of pristine private water, a thriving trophy bass fishery, waterfowl hunter’s paradise, and personal watercraft playground. The lake is fed by over 13,000 acres of drainage along the Gilmore Creek watershed and is one of, if not the largest private lake in Erath County. Not to mention being almost 1 mile long and large enough for most any type of recreational watercraft. Overlooking the water is an immaculate ~ 7,000 SF lake side lodge that includes a grand 2,180 SF private master suite, 4 guest bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, media/game room, two-story great room, large chef’s kitchen, dining room, private office, attached 2-car garage, detached 2,042 SF 8-car drive-thru garage, outdoor kitchen, sprawling porches, custom designed swimming pool, and hot tub. Properties of this caliber rarely come to the market in this highly sought after area, and we are extremely honored to offer this one of a kind ranch for sale. Location: Situated in southern Erath County, the property is 7+/- miles west of Hico, Texas, with frontage along and access via a custom-built stone ranch entrance on Erath County Road No. 271. The ranch is located approximately 2 hours southwest of Dallas, 1.5 hours southwest of Fort Worth, 2 hours 20 minutes north of Austin, and 4 hours east of Midland/Odessa. Physical address is 690 PR 1700, Hico, TX 76457 The Lake: Constructed in 1974 as part of the Upper Bosque River Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention program and known as SCS Site No. 27, “The Lake” was created as an impoundment of the Gilmore Creek a significant clear water limestone bottom tributary of the Bosque River, as well as numerous other wet weather branches and draws. At the time of construction, data shows that the lake was fed by a drainage area that encompassed 20.70 square miles (~13,248 acres) making it the largest lake constructed as part of the aforementioned watershed project at 125 surface acres and is believed to still be the largest privately owned lake in Erath County today. The dam measures approximately 70’ in height, 3,000’ in length, and was reportedly constructed using 482,061 cubic yards of material with a large volume drop inlet primary spillway and two massive emergency spillways on either end. Reports show the lake was constructed to impound a normal storage of 1,227 acre feet of water and an astounding max storage of 10,169 acre feet at flood stage. As is consistent with these SCS Lake Sites, the dams have historically proven to be very well engineered and are an impressive site to see in and of themselves. The front and back slopes of the dam are covered in large stone riprap to protect from erosion. Also consistent with SCS Lake Sites, the NRCS holds an easement to access and inspect the dam, which they typically do on a 5 year rotation. The main body of the lake currently measures approximately 104+/- acres of surface water at full pool and is just under 1 mile long from end to end. In addition to the lake, there’s over half a mile of Gilmore Creek that is generally navigable by full-size bass boat as it winds its way through the ranch to the main body of the lake. The creek is a spring and summertime favorite for flipping a jig along its banks or into one the many laydowns it presents. It’s also known to be a great spot for some outstanding morning and evening top-water action. The current lake record for largemouth bass is believed to be just over 11 pounds and a 10.18 pounder was caught on a spinnerbait near the dam on February 1, 2024, during our marketing video/photo shoot. (See video and photos). The lake is approximately 20’ deep at its deepest point near the dam and generally maintains good depth even back up the creek channels. There is some standing timber where the creek and main lake body converge which provides excellent structure and habitat for fish and waterfowl. A floating aluminum walk-out boat dock is just steps away from the lodge and is equipped with 2 wave runner slips/launches. A concrete boat ramp is also in place and easily accessible. Lakeside Lodge: Perched on a hill overlooking the lake, the custom-built lodge measures just over 7,000 SF in living area with an additional 2,220 SF of outdoor living space and covered porches. Believed to have originally been constructed in 2004, the lodge largely received a complete interior and exterior update in 2018 along with the addition of a private 2,180 SF master suite that is a showcase of refinement and elegance. Thoughtfully designed and constructed, the home and new master suite take full advantage of this lakeside location offering spectacular views of the lake from just about every room. In total the lodge offers 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a media/game room, two utility rooms on opposite ends of the home, an entry/mudroom, home office, large dining room, wonderful chef’s kitchen, and an inviting two-story great room. Kitchen finishes include custom cabinetry and a butler’s pantry, granite countertops and large eat-at granite island, hammer finished copper sink and matching vent-a-hood, and high-end stainless-steel appliances that include two built-in refrigerators, and large Wolf gas range stove-top and oven. Outside you’ll find spacious porches for relaxing and entertaining, an outdoor kitchen, large custom swimming pool, fire pit, and well-maintained landscaping. Water is provided to the lodge and other improvements by a good Trinity Aquifer water well that has a constant pressure pump which maintains ~70 psi of consistent water pressure throughout the home. Master Suite: From the main lodge, access to the master suite is provided by a hallway with windows on either side, once again bringing the lake into view. The spacious master bedroom is grand and inviting with cathedral ceiling, stone and wood accents, fireplace, and large double panel sliding glass doors that offer a panoramic view of the lake. The master bathroom is the definition of luxury and opulence with marble flooring, stone and wood accents, custom cabinetry, and a large spa tub located in the center of the room. Flanked on either side you’ll find his and her vanities and showers. In addition to its custom finishes, the bathroom is also equipped with a fireplace and really has a Five Star spa-like feel. Next step into the huge master closet with home gym that is simply one of a kind. Here you’ll also find custom cabinetry and shelving throughout that have been thoughtfully designed with order and function in mind. A pool bathroom and pool equipment/storage closet are also part of this structure and accessed from the exterior porches. Just in case the master suite isn’t enough of a retreat, tucked away in a private setting just steps outside you’ll find a small deck and hot tub where you can sit back, soak, and take in the incredible views of the lake. An outdoor shower is located on one of the two master suite porches where you can rinse off before and/or after hitting the hot tub or pool. Garages: Whether it’s cars, trucks, boats, UTV’s or other toys, there’s no shortage of garage space at The Lake Ranch @ Hico. Connected to the lodge you’ll first find a large 700 SF two (2) car garage, and just across the driveway you’ll find the detached 2,042 SF eight (8) car drive-thru garage with two sets of roll up doors on front and back. This larger garage was constructed in 2018 as part of the renovation and update project completed by the current owner. Lake Cabin: An 860 SF log cabin is just down the road from the lodge. This charming 2 bedroom, 1 one bath is a favorite of many guests and served as the original “lake house” prior to the lodge being constructed. The cabin has porches across the front and back and big views of the lake. Ranch Shop and Game Room: Just steps north of the lodge is the 1,500 SF ranch shop fully equipped with 4 rollup doors, water, and power. Connected to the shop you’ll find 600 SF of finished out space with a full bathroom that is currently utilized as game room/memorabilia room. Across the front of this structure is 1,000 SF of covered porch and parking area. Equipment Barn: A new equipment barn was recently constructed measuring 2,400 SF for tractors, trailers, implements, and additional ranch equipment storage. The barn is fully equipped with 3 roll up doors and power. Wetlands and Additional Water Features: Just behind the dam you’ll find 12+/- acres of incredible waterfowl habitat. This tree-lined wetland has a levy with water levels controlled by two manual gate valves. Portions of this area can be drained and planted, then flooded for some outstanding duck hunting. On the opposite end of the lake just before Gilmore Creek reaches the main body, you’ll find another wetland area that measures approximately 2 acres in size and can be planted, then flooded by pump from the creek channel. Other water features include just over 2,000’ of additional Gilmore Creek frontage, numerous wet-weather draws and branches, 2 ponds, and a custom-built native stone swimming/watering hole. Terrain: The rolling landscape of these 784+/- acres provides just over 100’ of elevation change and scenic views in all directions. This diverse terrain ranges from a wonderful combination of rough and rugged hills and draws to gently sloping fertile creek bottom fields. Tree cover primarily consists of live oak and elm, post oak, pecan, mulberry, hackberry, willow, cedar, and mesquite. Wildlife and Hunting: The ranch offers both high fenced and low fenced pastures with a herd of Red Stag within the high fenced portion. Native whitetail deer, turkey, hog, varmint, small game animals, and all sorts of waterfowl frequent the ranch and lake offering a variety of hunting options. The ranch has not been heavily hunted in recent years but does have a few blinds and feeders in place that will convey with the property. Fences and Roads: Approximately 70% of the ranch perimeter is high game fenced with some interior cross fencing of the same construction. The remainder is low fenced allowing the owner the opportunity to hunt the native whitetail and hogs that call this area home. Fences are generally in good condition with the exception being an older fence along the south boundary. A large stone entrance and automatic gate welcome you into the property where you will find a good all-weather main road that leads to the lodge and then on down to the lake and concrete boat ramp. A good system of pasture roads and trails provide easy travel throughout the ranch with cattle guards and automatic gates in place at many of the cross fences. Land Management: The ranch is extremely well-maintained as is evident immediately when you pull in the gate. The owner has under brushed many of the oaks along the entry road providing a manicured look and great drive-up appeal. Pastures have also been maintained by routine mowing. Utilities: Electric utility service is provided by United Cooperative Services. Easements: The ranch is not encumbered by pipeline, large transmission line, or access easements for neighboring properties. The NRCS does hold an easement providing them access to the lake dam for inspection and maintenance. This is typically done on a 5 year rotation and the owner is contacted to schedule their access to the property for this purpose. Property Taxes: The property is under an ag exemption and property taxes for 2023 were approximately $20,156.62. Schools: Hico ISD Airports: The nearest public airport is Stephenville Clark Regional Airport located just east of Stephenville, Texas, approximately 23 miles north of the ranch. This airport provides an asphalt runway measuring ~4,209’ in length and averages 36 aircraft per day. Furnishings and Equipment: As part of a turn-key sale the owner would consider including furnishings and ranch equipment in a separate conveyance apart from the real estate. Asking Price: $19,500,000 ($24,877.53 per acre) Contact: Bret Polk – Broker Associate, (254) 965-0349 mobile, bret@ BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.
$7,671,690  •  511.45 acres
Summary: Welcome to Rock Away Ranch, a very unique one of one type recreational ranch property that features highly sought after Cowhouse Creek frontage, diverse terrain, excellent topography, big views, abundant wildlife, and an absolutely spectacular ranch headquarters located creek side in a serene parklike setting. Location: Located where the Cross Timbers Region converges with the Texas Hill Country, Rock Away Ranch is found in southern Hamilton County, approximately 10.5 miles south of Hamilton, Texas, an easy 1 hour 50 minutes southwest of Fort Worth, 2 hours 15 minutes southwest of Dallas, 2 hours north of Austin, and just under 3 hours north of San Antonio. Physical Address: 9180 FM 1241, Hamilton, TX 76531 Rock Away Ranch Headquarters: Main House - Perched just above Cowhouse Creek, the ranch headquarters at Rock Away offers a resort-style experience for both owner and guest where no detail has been overlooked or expense spared in creating this wonderful family and friend’s destination and owner’s private escape to the country. This unique compound features a spacious 2,520 sf 2/2 owner’s home with 760 sf of covered porches overlooking the creek, where you’ll be drawn to simply sit back, enjoy the sound of the rippling waters below, and be encompassed by the beauty and sounds of nature. Just inside you’ll find contemporary elegance and every detail accounted for as the owners thoughtfully created this one of a kind getaway. The home is bright and inviting, with a spacious living and sitting area flanked by a wonderfully designed kitchen with large island, all stainless-steel appliances, gas range, quartz countertops, and custom cabinets. Off the kitchen you’ll find a wonderful dining area where large picture windows and double sliding glass doors allow the room to fill with natural light. In the early evening, this also happens to be just the spot to catch the sun as it fades gently into the horizon and puts on a show. Bedrooms include a nicely sized master and en suite with his & her vanities, shower, and walk-in closets, and an equally well-appointed guest bedroom and en suite. A large utility/mudroom caps off this retreat to the country with more custom cabinetry and storage. Attached here, you’ll also find a heated/cooled “breezeway” area for pets, as well as a 2 car garage. The home was originally constructed in 2004, and recently (2019-2020) underwent a complete remodel. Creekhouse - Just steps away you’ll find the centerpiece of the headquarters, the 900 sf Creekhouse. “Brilliant”, really may be the best way to describe this structure. Built in 2018, this space was designed by the owners with family and guest gathering, comfort, and elegance all in mind. Offering a spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances, gas range, honed black granite countertops and large bar-top island, and of course a full bath, the Creekhouse is like the ranch clubhouse or 19th hole, where you can slip off your shoes, kick back and watch the ballgame, enjoy a family dinner, or be utilized as the central hub for entertaining. Just outside you’ll find 350 sf of patio space and a nearby firepit. Water is provided to the Creekhouse by its very own dedicated water well. This Trinity Aquifer well was drilled in 2018 at a depth of 435’ and volume tested at 20-25 gpm at the time of installation. Bunkhouse - For additional lodging the headquarters also offers a comfy 480 sf bunkhouse with custom designed double bunkbeds and a full bathroom. Each of the larger bottom bunks are equipped with their very own phone, tablet, or gaming device charging station and reading lights. Water for both the main home and bunkhouse is provided by the local rural water supply company with water meter in place. Barn - Also at the headquarters, you’ll find a 1,280 sf barn on concrete with 660 sf being an enclosed shop with rollup door. Perfect for equipment and atv/utv storage. (Note: All square footages and construction dates are correct to the best of our knowledge, but should be considered approximate.) Cowhouse Creek Frontage and Additional Water Features: Rock Away provides an impressive amount of easily accessible Cowhouse Creek frontage with just under a mile total, of which approximately 3,000’ provides frontage and use of both sides as the Cowhouse winds its way through the east part of the ranch. The Cowhouse is a picturesque clear water, rock bottom creek that is locally thought of more like a river than creek, and will run year-round in normal rainfall years and typically maintain long stretches of water during drier conditions. The riparian areas that buffer the creek range from heavily wooded and brush covered providing prime wildlife habitat, to immaculate and pristinely maintained where you can enjoy a morning creek side walk or run. The headwaters of the Cowhouse begin one county over to the west in the hills of northeastern Mills County, then the creek winds its way to the southeast through Hamilton and Coryell County before reaching its terminus into Lake Belton in northern Bell County. Additional water features include ~960’ of Henderson Branch frontage, 4 stock ponds, and multiple wet weather draws and drainages. The ranch offers reliable domestic use water sources with two private water wells as well as rural water service provided by Multi-County Water Supply. Terrain: The natural lay of the land creates ~175’ of wonderful elevation change and scenic views of the ranch and surrounding country side, with everchanging topography and diverse terrain which ranges from tillable creek/river bottom land and deep hardwood and brush covered draws, to high rocky ridgelines, outcroppings, points, and plateaus. Tree cover and vegetation include live oak, bur oak, post oak, elm, sycamore, cottonwood, hackberry, cedar, mesquite, bumelia, elbowbush, sumac, green briar, sand plum, and strong native grass pastures. Approximately 100 acres of fertile creek bottom land is separated by cross fencing and Cowhouse Creek, providing 5 separate fields for hay and grain production. These fields are currently leased to and farmed by a local tenant, helping maintain the manicured look and feel of the property. Wildlife and Hunting: The ranch is setup with numerous quality blinds and feeders in place, and has only been lightly hunted in recent years. The property and area are home to an abundance of native wildlife including whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, the occasional quail, hog, coyote, fox, and bobcat. A variety of songbirds and squirrels are regular visitors near the headquarters. Roads and Fences: Primary access to the ranch is provided at a gated entrance on FM Highway No. 1241 where the property fronts for ~2,380’. There’s also county road frontage with 408’ along Hamilton County Road No. 415 on the north end of the ranch between FM 1241 and the Cowhouse Creek crossing, and 323’ of Hamilton County Road No. 423 frontage along the southeast part of the ranch. An extensive network of improved all-weather ranch roads, unimproved pasture roads, and trails provide excellent travel throughout the property. The perimeter is all low fenced and in good condition to hold and turn livestock. There is some cross fencing in place and a set of working pens are centrally located within the ranch. Ranch Managers Home and Barns: Near the heart of and located on one of the higher elevated portions of the ranch is the 1,450 sf ranch foreman’s home. This home is located within a fenced and well-maintained area that encompasses approximately 3 acres where you’ll also find a ~2,800 sf barn that provides a 1,200 sf game processing room on one end and 1,600 sf used for equipment/implement storage on the other end. There’s also a rustic rock sided ~2,500 sf barn here that’s connected to the aforementioned working pens. Utilities: Electric utility service is provided by Hamilton County Electrical Cooperative and rural water service by Multi-County Water Supply. Nextlink provides internet service to the ranch with a private receiver tower on property. Easements: Additional access and a separate point of entry for accessing the ranch foreman’s home is provided by a 30’ wide deeded easement that only serves the Rock Away Ranch. The easement road runs west from Hamilton County Road No. 423, approximately 915’ along an all-weather gravel road to a gated entrance and cattle guard located near the most easterly southeast corner of the ranch. While this easement is utilized as the ranch foreman’s primary means of access, in the event the interior ranch crossing of the Cowhouse becomes impassible due to high water, this easement also provides a backup source of entry for the owner to always be able to access all parts of the property. There are no large electric transmission line or pipeline easements encumbering the ranch. Property Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and property taxes for 2023 are anticipated to be approximately $9,250. Airport: Nearest public airport is Hamilton Municipal Airport just south of Hamilton, Texas, which provides an asphalt runway measuring ~5,012’ in length and averages ~89 aircraft per week. Price: $7,671,690 ($15,000 per acre) Contacts: Bret Polk – Broker Associate (254) 965-0349 mobile bret@ Blake Hortenstine – Broker (214) 616-1305 mobile blake@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$4,000,000  •  627.36 acres
Summary: The North Gate Ranch has it all with a collection of diverse and highly sought-after land features that are sure to grab your attention and spark your imagination, offering unmatched topography, views that go on for miles, heavily wooded acreage, open tillable portions, outstanding hunting, potential lake site, very remote and private feel, and power & water well in place. Whether you’re looking to create your very own hunting/weekend getaway or you plan to lay stake and call this home, come try the North Gate and find your ranch. Location: Located in northwestern Comanche County just east of the Brown County line on Comanche County Road No. 177, the ranch is located 6.5 miles east of the town of May, Texas, 7.5 miles west of the town of Sidney, Texas, and 17 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, approximately 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1 hour southeast of Abilene. The property is centrally located between and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Proctor and Lake Brownwood. Physical Address: TBD CR 177, Sidney, TX 76474. Terrain: Cross fenced into two pastures with approximately 248 acres in the west pasture and 382 acres in the east pasture, the property collectively features some of the most diverse terrain you’ll find anywhere. Topping out at ~1,929’ above sea level, an entire mountain system is located in the east pasture alone, providing ~280’ of incredible elevation change. North Gate is easily recognizable as you approach from May, Sidney, or Comanche, and really stands out as one of the last big impressive landmarks in this part of the county as you continue north and east. In the west pasture a lone point protrudes into the southwest corner of the ranch, being the most easterly point and end of a small mountain range that begins in Brown County and stretches east. The high point here measures ~1,910’ above sea level providing incredible views and is a noticeable landmark itself that can be seen for miles with a very distinguishable single red oak tree that marks the point. The tree cover is also diverse with dense stands of shin oak on the higher elevated portions, and an abundance of red oak, post oak, elm, and beautiful scattered live oak motts. Below the mountains, ridges, and points, you’ll find a combination of gently rolling wooded acreage and some tillable land currently utilized for wildlife food plots. Water: There are two reliable stock ponds on the ranch that hold year-round providing water for livestock, wildlife, and recreation. One is full of channel cat and a great place to fish with the kids or grandkids. There’s also a significant watershed created as water collects from the many canyons, cuts, and draws that naturally form this landscape, offering the potential to construct additional bodies of surface water. Possibly even a small lake. A water well is located in the west pasture near CR 177. Per the drilling log it was drilled in 1998, is 180’ deep, and at the time installed, produced a volume of 10 gpm. Contact agent for a copy of the drilling report/log. It is believed that additional water wells could be successfully drilled if desired. Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. The ranch was previously in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) - Harvest Option. In conjunction with TPWD recommendations, the previous owner’s management efforts produced a monster low fenced native buck scoring over 200” B&C and had previously produced some other really nice trophies including a buck that scored over 170” and had a rare double main beam on one side. There’s an equally impressive turkey population that calls the ranch home. Any blinds and feeders located on the property will remain and convey as part of a sale. Wildlife Habitat & Food Plots: The wildlife habitat is prime with 75% of the ranch being heavily to moderately wooded and includes browse species such as shin oak, red bud, elbowbush, bumelia, sumac, cedar elm, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita, and others. There is a 3+/- acre wildlife food plot that is actively farmed and oats annually planted to attract wildlife in the fall. Roads & Fencing: Two gated entrances provide access into the ranch and both are located along the north end of the property where it fronts Comanche County Road No. 177 for approximately 3,200’. A combination of roads are found, including improved all-weather, pasture roads, and trails, all providing good travel through the ranch. It would be such a shame to have all of this elevation change and not be able to access and take advantage of the scenic high point and vista views. Luckily, all the hard work has been done and there are numerous roughcut trails in place where you can drive the tops of the mountain as well as reach the point near the southwest corner. The fences are a mix of new and old fencing and appear to turn livestock. Easements: There are no known pipeline easements, roadway easements, or large electric transmission line easements encumbering the ranch. Comanche County does have some wind development with wind turbines visible from and located approximately 4-5 miles south of the ranch, but with very minimal impact. Minerals: There is no O&G production on the ranch and the minerals are not leased at this time. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired. Utilities: Electrical utility service is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative with a line in place on the ranch and an active meter set near the water well. Property Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and property taxes are estimated to be around $1,000 for 2023. Price: $4,000,000 ($6,375.92 per acre) Contacts: Bret Polk 254-965-0349 mobile bret@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$11,000,000  •  1,533.98 acres
Summary: 7 Arrows Ranch is one of the most scenic ranches you will find anywhere. At 1,533.98 acres this “Legacy” size ranch sprawls across the landscape in western Comanche County, but what’s even more unique is the property possesses such diverse terrain and everchanging topography, that it even feels and drives much larger. It’s also an extremely good recreational ranch with superb wildlife habitat supported by a strong variety of native browse and forbs, plentiful cover and edge, and has also benefited from owners who have been wildlife management minded in providing the right supplemental feed sources, water, and good harvest practices. For the die-hard hunters and/or Buyers looking for an opportunity to generate cash flow, the 7 Arrows Ranch has the potential to be a premier low fenced hunting destination and is especially well suited for avid bowhunters. Another great aspect of this wonderful property is that it is secluded and off the beaten path, and offers the ultimate in privacy. All you hear is nature; no highway noise or city lights. There are few ranches than can claim all the unique attributes this high-quality property has to offer. Location: Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1.25 hours southeast of Abilene. Property is located near the Brown County line between the smaller towns of May, Sidney, and Blanket not too far northeast of Lake Brownwood. Physical Address: 1350 CR 175, Sidney, TX 76474. Access & Road Frontage: The main entrance is on County Road 175 with approximately 4,000’ of all-weather caliche road frontage. A high game fence along CR 175 gives the ranch more privacy and security with mature live oaks on either side of the property’s entrance. There is an additional 3,250’ of County Road 177 frontage with two entrances to the northwestern portion of the property found here. History: Just consider for a moment that this land was wild and widely uninhabited by Anglos up until the late 1,800’s as this was Comanche Indian territory, as the county is so thusly named. Comanches and Kiowa Indians frequented the area, and their presence is clearly evidenced here by the collection of arrowheads, spearpoints, and tools regularly found on the property still today. On “star mountain” there are some old carvings dating back to the early 1,900’s on a scenic lookout point, and other carvings inside a rock capped shelter that may pre-date these. Often during those earlier days Texas Rangers would take post on similar look out points for days at a time, scanning the vast prairies looking for raiding parties or threatening activity. Some of the many carvings seen could be Ranger identification numbers or symbols, as have been found on points much like these in the surrounding areas. Terrain: The Hog Mountain Range, is a large expanse of mountainous country found in eastern Brown County and extends east into Comanche County in only one location, 7 Arrows Ranch. The leg of this mountain range that protrudes into the southwest portion of the property noticeably influences the landscape and has created 3 mountains which owners have dubbed “rattlesnake mountain”, “long mountain”, and “star mountain”. Another lone mountain range is found on the north portion of the property and is covered in red oaks, live oaks, and shin oaks with very little cedar and a lot of flat ground on top for easy travel along the scenic ridgelines. These unique geologic features are marked by boulders, outcropping, overhangs, lookout points, and “Indian caves”. In the valley between these two impressive mountain systems lies Patridge Creek, a seasonal creek that meanders through the ranch for over 2 miles. The riparian areas that buffer this desirable water feature are heavily wooded and offer deeper soils allowing for several wildlife food plots. There is 357 feet of elevation change found on the property with a high elevation of 1,937’ above sea level and a low elevation of 1,580’ Tree Cover & Vegetation: The fall and spring foliage colors on the ranch are breathtaking, as the property is blanketed with red oak and redbud. Mature live oaks are plentiful as well and there’s a great mix of other trees including pecan, post oak, shin oak, elm, hackberry, cedar, mesquite, bumelia, blackhaw, persimmons, sumac, and cedar elm. Wildlife habitat is prime with 75% of the ranch being heavily to moderately wooded. In addition to several mentioned above, browse species also include elbowbush, skunkbush sumac, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita and hog/sand plum. Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. The ranch was previously in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP)- Harvest Option. In conjunction with TPWD recommendations, management effort in recent years produced a monster low fenced buck scoring over 200” B&C and had previously produced some other really nice trophies including a buck that scored over 170” and had a rare double main beam on one side. There is an equally impressive turkey population with several roosting locations along Patridge Creek. Numerous high quality blinds and feeders are found throughout the property and will convey with the sale. Cultivation: There are six (6) wildlife food plots being actively farmed. The food plots are not fenced and the size of plots ranges from 1.5 to 11+/- acres when all are cultivated. Oats are typically planted in the fall to attract wildlife. Water: Patridge Creek is the primary water feature and runs a majority of the year. There are also 2 deep stock tanks, 5 smaller stock tanks, 4 water wells, and areas that appear to offer lake site potential. One of the larger stock tanks is stocked with baitfish and catfish. An additional fairly large stock tank was constructed in recent years in an excellent drainage and created another reliable source of water for recreation, wildlife, and cattle. Home: A ~2,880 SF 5 bedroom/2 bath two-story ranch house was built in the 1960’s and is located in a perfect setting. The home easily sleeps 12 people, has a two-car garage, metal roof (9+/- years old) and is all electric. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room and the HVAC was recently serviced. The home is very functional and in good condition. It also has a spacious yard surrounded by a pipe fence and mature trees. Other Improvements: A metal ~1,800 SF 4-bay shop with rollup doors on a concrete slab is located just up the hill from the main house. Across from this building is a ~1,550 SF rustic barn/hangout area with a lot of character. Attached and behind this barn is a game cleaning station and walk-in cooler/ freezer. These improvements are not overdone and just right for post and/or pre-hunt get togethers. Road System: Roads provide superb access to all parts of the ranch. There is a main north road and south road with a network of interconnected pasture roads and trails that provide excellent travel throughout the property with 5 passable creek crossings. There are a couple places on the ranch where caliche can be utilized to repair and further improve roads when needed. Neighbors: There are several large neighbors surrounding the property. The neighbor to the south is believed to be approximately 3,800+/- acres with another neighbor on the west side of the property being 1,750+/- acres. Easements: There are no pipeline easements, roadway easements, major transmission lines or any other detrimental easements impacting the ranch. Some wind development can be found in Comanche County with wind turbines being approximately 4 miles to the south and having a very minimal impact. Minerals: There is no O&G production on the ranch and the minerals are not leased at this time. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired. Utilities: Electrical utility service is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative and Totelcom provides internet service to the area. Water to the improvements are provided by a private water well and the home is on a conventional septic system. Personal Property: Some furnishings could be included as part of a turn-key sale. Taxes: Property is Agriculturally Exempt and property taxes are estimated to be approximately $10,500 for 2023. Asking Price: $7,170.89 per acre ($11,000,000) Contact: Bret Polk 254-965-0349 mobile Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$7,500,000  •  906.62 acres
Summary: We see and work on a lot of different ranches around the state, and it generally takes a pretty special place to get us excited. This is one of those. Patridge Creek Ranch does not disappoint as it is one of the most scenic, diverse, and unique ranches you will find anywhere, and one you truly have to see to fully appreciate. For the die-hard hunter and/or a Buyer looking for a potential income producing property, this pocket of Comanche County is known to produce some exceptional hunting opportunities, and the Patridge Creek Ranch offers the terrain, natural habitat, and trophy caliber native wildlife to be a premier low fenced hunting destination. Location: Located in northwestern Comanche County just east of the Brown County line, the Patridge Creek Ranch can be found approximately 12 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, and is an easy 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1.25 hours southeast of Abilene. The property is centrally located between and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Proctor and Lake Brownwood. Physical Address: 1350 CR 175, Sidney, TX 76474. History: Just consider for a moment that this land was wild and widely uninhabited by Anglos up until the late 1,800's as this was Comanche Indian territory, as the county is so thusly named. Comanche and Kiowa Indians frequented the area, and their presence is clearly evidenced here by the collection of arrowheads, spearpoints, and tools regularly found on the property still today. On "star mountain" there are some old carvings dating back to the early 1,900's on a scenic lookout point, and other carvings inside a rock capped shelter that may pre-date these. Often during those earlier days Texas Rangers would take post on similar look out points for days at a time, scanning the vast prairies looking for raiding parties or threatening activity. Some of the many carvings seen could be Ranger identification numbers or symbols, as have been found on points much like these in the surrounding areas. Patridge Creek Ranch is the south pasture of the 1,828 acre 7 Arrows Ranch. Terrain: The Hog Mountain Range, is a large expanse of mountainous country found in eastern Brown County and it extends east into Comanche County in only one location, the Patridge Creek Ranch. The leg of this mountain range that protrudes into the southwest portion of the property noticeably influences the landscape and has created 3 mountains which have been dubbed "rattlesnake mountain", "long mountain", and "star mountain". These mountainous portions of the property offer huge views of the ranch and surrounding area from rock outcroppings and protruding ridgelines that encircle these formations. Dense stands of shin oak along with an abundance of red oak, and red bud account for a large part of the tree cover and vegetation that blanket these hills. A good trail system allows access up to the top of and travel around the entire ridge of "rattlesnake mountain". Another trail provides access up to a saddle lookout point between "long" and "star" mountain, and then with just a short hike in either direction you can reach the summit of each of these unique geologic features that are marked by boulders, outcropping, overhangs, and "Indian caves". Below these mountains in the valley to the north lies Patridge Creek, a seasonal creek that meanders from west to east through the center of the ranch. The riparian areas that buffer this desirable water feature are heavily wooded and offer deeper soils allowing for wildlife food plot establishment. There's approximately 350' of incredible elevation change found across the property with a high of 1,920' above sea level atop "rattlesnake mountain" and a low of 1,570' near where Patridge Creek exits the property. Water: Patridge Creek is the primary water feature and the property provides ownership along both sides of this treelined creek for ~2.25 miles as it carves its way through the center of the ranch. Seasonally, it will run significant amounts of water and in drier conditions continue to hold long pools. In addition to the creek there are 4 stock ponds providing reliable water sources for wildlife, livestock, and recreation. There are 3 water wells on the property. Two being electric submersible pump wells, one of which serves the house and barns, and the third being an old windmill water well. Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. The ranch was previously in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) - Harvest Option. In conjunction with TPWD recommendations and owners management efforts the property recently produced a monster low fenced buck scoring over 200" B&C and had previously produced some other really nice trophies including a buck that scored over 170" and had a rare double main beam on one side. There's an equally impressive turkey population that calls the ranch home. Any blinds and feeders located on the property will remain and convey as part of a sale. The buck: doe ratio is believed to be 1 buck: 3-4 does. Wildlife Food Plots: There are eight (8) wildlife food plots being actively farmed with 4 in various locations south of the creek and 4 north of the creek. One of which is near and visible from the ranch home. The food plots are not fenced and range in size from 0.25 up to 11+/- acres in size when all farmed. Oats are typically planted in the fall to attract wildlife. Tree Cover & Vegetation: Red oaks are incredibly abundant and mature live oaks are plentiful as well. There is a great mix of other trees including pecan, post oak, shin oak, elm, hackberry, cedar, mesquite, bumelia, redbud, blackhaw, persimmons, sumac, and cedar elm. Wildlife habitat is prime with approximately 70% of the ranch being heavily to moderately wooded. Browse species include elbowbush, skunkbush, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita and hog/sand plum. Ranch Home & Additional Structural Improvements: A ~2,880 SF two-story 5 bedroom/2 bath ranch house was built in the 1960's and is located in a perfect setting. The home easily sleeps 12 people, has a two-car garage, metal roof (7-8+/- years old) and is all electric. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room and the HVAC was recently serviced. The home is very functional and in good condition. It also has a spacious yard surrounded by a pipe fence and mature trees. A metal ~1,800 SF 4-bay shop with rollup doors on a concrete slab is located just up the hill from the main house, and is believed to have been constructed in 2010. Across from this building is a ~1,550 SF rustic barn/hangout area with a lot of character and includes a woodburning stove near the center of the main area for all to gather around and share stories of their morning or evening hunts. Attached just behind this barn is a covered and lighted game cleaning station fully equipped with tie-down anchors, an over-head chain hoist and walk-in cooler/freezer, all on concrete. For some summer time fun, there's a large 30' diameter concrete water tank located in the heart of the ranch, that with some creativity and maybe a covered deck added, could make a really cool country swimming hole and hangout. (Note: Square footages and constructions dates were obtained from Comanche CAD and may be approximate.) Roads & Fencing: There are two entrances off of Comanche County Road 175 with the main and most northerly entrance being near the intersection of CR 175 and CR 165 with mature live oaks on either side of the gated entry. There's approximately 4,000' of all-weather caliche road frontage along CR 175, which is all high game fenced to add to the privacy and security of the property. Existing fences range in conditions from excellent to fair, and continue to turn livestock with minimal upkeep. The interior road system is superb providing access to all parts of the ranch. There's a good main loop road that winds its way in and around the ranch along with a great network of interconnected pasture roads and trails that provide excellent travel throughout the property. These roads/trails include 5 creek crossings that are passable in most conditions. There are a few places on the ranch where caliche can be utilized to repair and further improve roads if/when needed. Neighbors: There are several large neighbors surrounding the property. The neighbor to the south is believed to be approximately 2,600+/- acres and neighbor to the west/sw side of the property being 1,750+/- acres. Easements: There are no known pipeline easements, roadway easements, or large electric transmission line easements encumbering the ranch. Comanche County does have some wind development with wind turbines visible from and located approximately 4 miles south of the ranch, but with very minimal impact. Minerals: There is no O&G production on the ranch and the minerals are not leased at this time. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired. Utilities: Electrical utility service is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative. Water to the improvements is provided by a water well and the home is on a private septic system. Property Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and property taxes are estimated to be approximately $9,500 for 2023. Furnishings: Some furnishings could be included as part of a turn-key sale. Asking Price: $7,500,000 ($8,272.48/acre) Contacts: Bret Polk 254-965-0349 mobile Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.
$16,950,000  •  7,532.21 acres
Summary: Remote, private, protected, big, wild, scenic, unique, extraordinary. These are just a few adjectives that quickly come to mind when considering the Long Hollow Ranch and the many facets and features this Hill Country River Region dandy has to offer. Blessed with a collection of live water, monstrous elevation changes, excellent habitat, abundant wildlife, and simple natural beauty, this is sure to be a property that will grab your attention and cause your imagination to run wild. Whether it’s during the day or a dark star filled Texas night sky, one could spend a lifetime here just taking in and enjoying the many views. Location: Located in the Hill Country River Region of Texas, the Long Hollow Ranch is found in northwestern Uvalde County, approximately 19 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas, 20 miles south of Camp Wood, Texas, and is an easy hour and forty-five-minute drive west of San Antonio and two hours southwest of Austin. Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone - Conservation Easement: Scattered across portions of northern Uvalde County, there are estimated to be over 100,000 acres of ranch land in Conservation Easements held by the City of San Antonio for preservation and protection of the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. Long Hollow Ranch and neighboring ranches to the north, east, and west constitute a contiguous block of approximately 20,000 acres that lie within these Conservation Easements. Often looked upon in a negative light by buyers because of restrictions that significantly limit the surface owner’s use of the property, this Conservation Easement is quite the opposite. While there are some restrictions that prevent development and other uses, this may very well be the least burdensome and most pro surface owner conservation easement you’ll ever encounter. The property may be ranched, hunted, fished, and enjoyed recreationally in almost any form you might want. The conservation easement also allows for two “building envelopes” within the 7,532.21 acres where you could build your private ranch home, hunting lodge, and/or cabin, and create your very own retreat to the country. As large acreage ranches become more and more scarce with continued sprawl and development, we see this as a very positive and appealing aspect of this ranch, as it and the aforementioned neighboring properties will remain undeveloped, and very much just as you see them today. Retaining that private, remote, wild feel that in many areas is only going to continue to be increasingly harder to find. To top it off, our experience in working with the good folks who oversee the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program for the City of San Antonio has been nothing but positive, and you very much get the sense that they view this as a partnership in working with the land owners. Contact agent for additional details regarding the Conservation Easement. Terrain: Long Hollow Ranch provides ~550’ of phenomenal elevation change and vista views as far as the eye can see, with everchanging topography and diverse terrain. The ranch has an irregular shape, but at its widest point measures ~ five (5) miles east and west and the same in length at ~ five (5) miles north and south. If that’s not big enough, couple it together with the ever changing and massive topographical features on the property, and you’ll understand why it drives even larger than the acreage suggests. The terrain ranges from deep hardwood and brush covered canyons, to high rocky ridgelines, outcroppings, points, and plateaus, with tree cover and other forms of vegetation that include live oak, elm, pecan, black walnut, sycamore, hackberry, chinaberry, juniper, pinion pine, Texas mountain laurel, guajillo, coyotillo, cenizo, desert willow, catclaw acacia, leatherstem, Texas persimmon, huisache, blackbrush, sotol, Spanish dagger, and many other varieties. Comanche, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache are believed to have long ago inhabited the area and their past presence on the ranch is evidenced by artifacts that have been found. River Frontage and Additional Water Features: Over 3,000’ of beautiful, easily accessible, and highly sought after Nueces River frontage creates the northwesterly boundary of the ranch. Long Hollow, a wet weather creek, meanders through the ranch from east to west toward the Nueces River for approximately 2.35 miles and then continues for another ~1.74 miles as a property boundary. This rock bottom water way gathers and grows wider as multiple branches connect and feed into it as it carves its way through the landscape. Long Hollow will carry an abundance of water in rainy conditions, and over time has created some special features such as seasonal waterfalls and plunge pools. It’s also a great place to walk/hike and discover caves, rock outcrops, overhangs, and other unique geologic features. Numerous other wet weather tributaries of the Nueces River begin on and traverse through the ranch, providing additional seasonal water sources for wildlife and livestock. Water Wells and Storage: Two submersible pump water wells, elevated storage tank, and a network of buried water lines provide a good supply of fresh water thru the property for livestock and wildlife. This system could be tapped into for domestic use to supply a home, or additional water wells drilled if desired. Wildlife and Hunting: An abundance of native wildlife call the ranch home including whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, bobwhite quail, hog, javelina, coyote, fox, and bobcat. A variety of exotic species also freely roam the ranch and region, and include some very impressive trophy axis and audad. Whether it’s from one of the many blind and feeder setups, bow stand, spot and stalk, long range, or even a high rack, the ranch and its landscape offer owner and guests a variety of hunting options to choose from. Roads and Fences: A portion of the property fronts along TX Hwy 55 where direct access off of pavement is provided to the gated ranch entrance. From there, an extensive network of improved all-weather ranch roads, unimproved pasture roads and trails provide excellent travel throughout the property. These roads and trails provide easy access to and along the Nueces River frontage, or up and along the tops of mountain ridges and plateaus. Approximately 3,600 feet of old railroad bed runs along the western portion of the ranch near the east bank of the Nueces River. This long since abandoned and removed rail line was once part of a ~37 mile stretch of railroad owned by the Uvalde & Northern Railway that connected the towns of Camp Wood and Uvalde. Reaching its peak production around 1924, the line was primarily used as a means to transport cedar posts out of the Camp Wood area, down to Uvalde, and then to markets in San Antonio and points further east. The line was removed in 1941, but remains of its presence still mark the land today and are etched as part of the history of the ranch. Some of the old railroad bed now serves as a ranch road along the western portion of the property. Some new boundary fence is currently under construction and once completed the perimeter will all be low fenced and in good condition to hold and turn livestock. There is some cross fencing in place and a set of working pens located near the middle of the ranch. Utilities: Medina Electric Cooperative provides electrical service to the property. Easements: In addition to the conservation easement, an electric transmission line easement crosses a portion of the ranch with minimal impact. Property Taxes: The property is Ag-Exempt and property taxes for 2023 are estimated to be $8,860. Airport: The nearest public airport is Garner Field Airport in Uvalde which provides an asphalt runway measuring 5,256’ in length and averages ~34 aircraft per day. It’s also a great stop for lunch at the Hangar 6 Air Café. Area: Local area attractions include the Nueces, Frio, and Sabinal Rivers, Lake Nueces, Garner State Park, Frio Bat Flight (the second largest bat population in the world that is open to public viewing), Memorial Park Golf Course in Uvalde, Frio Valley Ranch Golf Club at Concan, and of course one of the most famous nine-hole courses in the country, Utopia Golf, that gained national attention from the book and then movie, “Seven Days in Utopia”, as well as various other aspects of local interest, none of which overshadow the natural beauty of this part of our great state. Asking Price: $16,950,000 ($2,250.33 per acre) Contact: Bret Polk – Broker Associate 254-965-0349 mobile bret@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC
Bret Polk
Bret Polk
10711 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75230

Mobile: 254-965-0349
Office: 4692224076