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Cleat L. Stephens


Cleat Stephens is a native of west Texas where his family has ranched for many generations.  He has been involved in the business of buying, selling and brokering real estate transactions in the area for 30 years and has extensive title experience.  He represents buyers and sellers and can handle any type of real property transaction including minerals.  

At FindARanch Out West we pride ourselves on developing quality working relationships with our clientele; relationships based on respect, integrity, and trust. We take the time to listen to your needs and will work tirelessly to facilitate your goals without compromise.

$2,100,000  •  221.5 acres
If you’re a fan of wide open spaces, dark starry nights, great views and a mild climate this one’s for you. Grubb Ranch is located just outside of the town of Fort Davis and it’s cool. This property is 221.5 acres of native rangeland that varies from gently rolling hills to the lush, sub-irrigated bottoms and spring fed pools of water along Chihuahua Creek. The adobe home is two-storied in classic country ranch style with an inviting front porch. A truly unique property that has been used in many ways over the years from ranching, farming and even the shooting location of a country music video.
$1,200,000  •  20 acres
Tranquility awaits you at this primely located property in the very desirable area of Mano Prieto. This impressive 3,282 sf custom built ranch style home is situated on 20 acres of restored native grassland at the northeast corner of the subdivision. The home features a master suite and a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, a fireplace, open living and kitchen areas, wrap around porch, outdoor shower, two car garage and much more. The property is landscaped and offers two separate private studios, storage shed and garden area. Located at the end of the road, it is very quiet and private with wonderful unobstructed views and surrounded by large ranches on two sides. Enjoy the great weather and scenery and watch the pronghorn, deer, aoudad and birds that frequently roam the neighborhood. Mano Prieto is located east of Hwy 117 about 8 miles south of Fort Davis and 12 miles north of Marfa. Mano Prieto properties rarely become available. Shown by appointment only. Buyer brokers are welcome.
$1,200,000  •  0.16 acres
Bring your dreams to The Sleeping Lion – as it’s been known since the 1950s - in beautiful downtown Fort Davis! With 100 feet of State Street frontage and artisanal touches throughout, this one-of-a-kind property is essentially a blank canvas for your vision, as all of the “heavy lifting” has been completed by a master craftsman between 2014 and 2021, and ready to be finished out to your specifications. The property features include: -Steel structure covering main courtyard was structurally engineered and built to hold a solar array; - Saltillo brick pavers from Mexico installed in second courtyard and back sitting area as old-world-style flooring with mortar and sealed in two large rooms and additionally as a wall in one room; - Handmade Mexican brick walls in main café building, set in timber framing, and 29’ brick bar with cement top built in 2019; - Torch-down rolled roofing on entire building, with three-inch thick foam insulation board and other layers of protection; - Entire building’s height increased by raising the parapet almost four feet, topped with solid cement cap; - 8’x8’x8’ structure in second courtyard architecturally designed to hold a 2,500 gallon water tank; -Nine-foot wall made of cinderblock, every other core filled with rebar and cement, topped with solid cement cap. Built on a three feet deep cement footing; - Custom gates and doors built by master furniture builder and historic restoration expert, using red oak, white oak, hickory and 100-year-old long leaf pine, all planed and built on-site; - Six-foot tempered glass and aluminum windows installed for view into courtyard from all rooms; - Water and sewer lines separated from adjacent home and routed from the alley to 6th Street by professional plumbing company; - New electrical wire and plumbing throughout, two working restrooms and one plumbed for additional restroom and kitchen (incomplete); - Ventahood in kitchen area of former café (Ambrogi wood-fired pizza oven on a stand isn't installed but is also available); - 50-amp RV hookups with RV cover, water and sewer all in place (1993 Foretravel GrandVilla 3300 RV also available - owners lived in it for three years during construction); - Ample room for more structures in the second courtyard; The first structure of The Sleeping Lion property was built around 1905 and has served the community of Fort Davis in many forms over the years including service stations, office space, cafes, rock shops, barber shop, western wear shop, a preschool, a seafood restaurant, art galleries, bookstore and more. What will it be next? Fort Davis, Texas – A quiet yet vibrant community, Fort Davis is a favorite destination in the highlands of West Texas. Fort Davis is home to Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park and Indian Lodge, McDonald Observatory, Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and numerous businesses celebrating the western heritage of the area. Star parties, cycling, hiking, birding, hunting or taking the scenic loop tour are a few of the activities enjoyed by tourists and visitors throughout the year. Fort Davis sets at an elevation of 5,050 feet above sea level and boasts one of the mildest and moderate climates in the United States with a yearly average high temperature of 76.3°F (average temperature in June being 90.3°F, the highest), average low temperature of 45.5°F (average temperature in January being 28.8°F, the lowest) and average yearly rainfall of just under 16 inches and more in the higher elevations of the Davis Mountains. It is the northern tip of the community triangle of Fort Davis, Marfa and Alpine and a common stop for visitors to Big Bend National Park. The area is also quietly becoming the most desirable among vintners for Texas wines and vineyards are being established. With its high visibility and prime location, The Sleeping Lion is ideally situated to benefit from all of these activities and trends, regardless of what it becomes.
$650,000  •  4 acres
ALPINE, TEXAS – DESCRIPTION This property is four acres located just outside the corporate limits at the southeast edge of the city of Alpine. It has substantial and easy access with over 400 feet of Texas Highway 118 frontage. The property has no zoning restrictions but enjoys city water and sewer services. Annexation of this property is possible but there are no current plans for such action. Located directly across the highway is Blue Water Natural Foods Market and the Calvary Apostolic Church. IMPROVEMENTS This property is currently used as an automotive, truck and RV repair center. It is improved with a 3,750 square foot pre-engineered steel building constructed in 2007. It has a reception area with service and parts counter, restrooms and upstairs office space (this space could be utilized as apartment space as well), 6 car shop with 4 bays, one 12,000 pound lift and one 10,000 pound lift. Above average insulation is installed throughout the building. The property is also improved with 14 full RV hookups and includes a propane refueling island. There are no other RV repair centers located nearby. There is ample space for future expansion of the RV facilities, service and retail area with room for gasoline and diesel fuel stations with more than adequate ingress and egress while maintaining substantial parking space. This property is literally the last stop leaving Alpine to Big Bend National Park and Lajitas Golf Resort 80 miles to the south and the next fueling facilities. The need for newer and more accommodating facilities for travelers exists and will eventually be filled – likely at the location of the subject property. The current owner is looking to retire from years in the auto service industry creating a unique buying opportunity. PRICE This property with all equipment and current operations is being offered for sale at $650,000. Shown to qualified buyers by appointment. Buyer’s brokers are welcome.
$5,500,000  •  13,500 acres
A ROUGH, SCENIC AND ADVENTUROUS RANCH PROPERTY ON THE RIO GRANDE RIVER Approximately 13,500 Deeded Acres plus 9,200 Acres State of Texas Lease Rancho Pavlas is 22,700 sprawling acres of the Chihuahuan Desert in southwestern Presidio County. From fertile lowlands along the Rio Grande to broken mesas and soaring mountainside elevations of the Sierra Parda this ranch offers a diversity of topographies, great mountain vistas and live water. This is rough and rugged country in the last frontier that can make you feel inferior to your surroundings and take you back in time. The headquarters of the ranch is located between FM 170 and the Rio Grande River about mile from the highway. The main hacienda has been fully restored and updated. It is 2,600+ square feet with a central master suite plus an additional three bedrooms and two baths. It features a screened porch, large mudroom, open living room with rock fireplace and an open concept kitchen, dining and den area with a fireplace as well. This home has central heat and air and metal roof and comes furnished. In addition, there is a detached garage with an upstairs apartment and a new and heavily constructed separate portable bunk house with three bedrooms and two baths. There is a good set of pipe corrals, barn and covered storage at this location. There was the intention to raise alfalfa in this fertile soil and a significant amount of acreage has been cleared for that purpose. Most of the roads on this ranch are in good condition and can be traveled in a 4-wheel drive pickup or UTV. The ranch comes with equipment to maintain these roads and build new ones, if needed. This property has numerous water wells and springs scattered throughout the ranch including Torres Springs, Escondido Creek and Ojo Alamito, located far up a canyon near the crest of Sierra Parda. The wells are all equipped with submersible pumps (electric at the headquarters and solar on the rest). The property enjoys several miles of Rio Grande River frontage and adjudicated water rights associated therewith. Seller will convey all water rights. Feeders have been strategically located throughout the ranch to attract and supplement the wildlife in the area. Mule deer, dove, quail, javelina and aoudad are the primary game. Pinto Canyon finishes its scenic route to the river through the ranch creating a wide valley with browse and cover for wildlife. The seller owns approximately 2,000 net mineral acres as prior reservations do exist. A portion of the property is state mineral classified lands. Seller will convey all mineral interests currently owned. A significant amount of equipment is included with a purchase of the property including: D-6 Caterpillar Dozer International Track Loader International Material Scraper Road Grader Holland 8770 Tractor with multi disc harrow Assorted ranch equipment
FindARanch OutWest
FindARanch OutWest
Cleat L. Stephens
Cleat L. Stephens
105 Mano Prieto Road
Fort Davis, TX 79734

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