$2,737,000 • 476 acres
Coyote Creek Ranch, located near Flatonia in Fayette County, is a ±476-acre canvas of opportunity positioned less than 90 minutes from Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The heavily wooded property, with easy access to I-10, is ideally situated to deliver both convenience and privacy.
For the past 50 years, the owners have used the low-fenced ranch, which fronts on FM 2237 about 3.5 miles from the community of Cistern, as a natural haven for hunting and camping. To encourage and attract wildlife, the owners have maintained the land's native character. The land supports a mixture of post oaks, mature cedars, mesquite and yaupon—a buffet for game.
Today, the ranch is home to white-tailed deer, turkeys, feral hogs and an array of small game and predators such as coyotes and bobcats. Three ponds, ranging between a half-acre and an acre in size, offer fishing for bass and catfish as well as stopover water for migrating ducks. In wet weather, Live Oak Creek cuts across the property; it dries up when rains are scarce or intermittent.
Through the years, the owners have carved out hidden clearings and cut trails through the woods by following the same paths over and over again. An all-weather caliche road provides access from the front of the property to the back.
Depending on the new owners' goals, the land could be cleared to create an open landscape, partially cleared to create a mosaic of grass and woody plants, or left in its natural state. The gently rolling terrain offers a variety of potential building sites for a dream home or an expansive family compound with guest houses.
An 800-square-foot, off-the-grid cabin provides a housing option for those who like to live close to the land or for people seeking a temporary camp as a larger home is being constructed. The 2-bedroom, 1 -bath cabin features a 20'x20' main room. Generators power the lights as well as the air-conditioning units, while propane fuels the heater. A rain catchment system provides water. For those looking for more convenience, county water and rural electricity are readily available.
An 8' x 8' shed housing the generators and tools rounds out the ranch infrastructure. Through the years, a livestock grazing lease has provided an additional income stream, maintained the agriculture tax valuation and ensured the fences have been maintained in order to hold cattle. The agriculture tax valuation could be converted to a wildlife tax valuation if the new owners so choose.
Regardless of your vision for life in the country, Coyote Creek Ranch provides a beautiful, flexible canvas on which to make your dream a reality. Whether you're in Houston, San Antonio or Austin, it's just a short drive to your new country home.
To experience the raw, beauty of Coyote Creek Ranch for yourself, contact Conner Hood with Hood Real Estate Inc. at (830) 928-2317. The ranch is listed for $5,750/acre.