Howard Hood


Hood Real Estate Inc. is a premier farm and ranch real estate brokerage located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. In 1992, Howard W. Hood founded Hood Real Estate Inc. with aspirations to turn his core family values and passion for real estate into a business legacy. Over the past 28 years, he has established a specialty in premier, live water, farms and ranches across the state of Texas, though he has also represented buyers from around the world. Recently, Howard’s son, Conner W. Hood, and brother, Jeffrey C. Hood, joined the family business, enabling Hood Real Estate Inc. to expand and continue providing unparalleled customer service to clients around the globe. If you are looking for expertise, diligence, and world class customer service, Hood Real Estate Inc. is the best in the business.
$2,195,000  •  292 acres
For hunters, exotic game enthusiasts and western equestrians, the ±292-acre Rockin' S Ranch, located three miles south of Menard on Highway 83, is the destination of a lifetime. The low-fenced property, nestled in a region of Texas where agriculture and open space still reign, is neighbored by large ranches. Privacy and elbow room are plentiful. Nearby San Angelo (±66 miles) and Brady (± 31 miles) put the conveniences of larger towns within easy reach. And while the ranch feels a world away from metropolitan hustle and bustle, the newly constructed, custom-designed main entrance, which features an electric gate, is only a two-hour drive from San Antonio and just about two-and-a-half hours from Austin. Live oak mottes and small clumps of cedar dot the rolling terrain. The brush has been carefully sculpted so that patches of wildlife habitat providing food and cover are interspersed with open, native range. Game includes native white-tailed deer and free-ranging Axis. Good ranch roads give easy access to the entire ranch. Currently used for breeding exotic game, the ranch features a 12-acre, high-fenced breeding pen outfitted to meet the animals' water needs. A windmill, equipped with a storage tank, provides water for wildlife in an in-ground water trough. The storage tank is also connected to the rain collection system at the ranch's log cabin as a back-up water supply. An RO system, located in the pump house, purifies the water for the dwelling. The one-bedroom/one-bath log cabin includes a kitchen (all appliances convey) and a living space. Situated on a hill overlooking an open pasture, the cabin's 48-foot back porch is an ideal location to watch wildlife as the sun puts on the daily display that makes West Texas sunsets legendary. Another porch of equal size overlooks the northeast side of the ranch. Those who enjoy horses will appreciate the riding/roping arena, round pen, tack shed and riding trails. Two broadcast game feeders and two fiberglass hunting blinds will convey with the sale. The current inventory of exotic hoofstock can be negotiated and purchased separately. The ranch lies within the Menard ISD. Cell phones and internet are operable at the Rockin' S. Whether you're looking to get away for the weekend or to embrace the rural lifestyle full-time, the Rockin' S Ranch is a worthy place to stake a claim. To explore the possibilities of the Rockin' S Ranch for yourself, contact Conner Hood with Hood Real Estate Inc. at (830) 928-2317. The ranch is listed for $2,195,000.
$2,101,000  •  191 acres
Located 30 minutes west of San Antonio, the 191± acre Verde Creek Farm in Medina County offers the best of Hill Country living within easy reach of big city amenities. To make access easy, the ranch fronts on FM 2676. With 1,893± feet of Verde Creek, the low-fenced ranch is home to the sparkle and splash of live water. Overall the terrain is very gently rolling with several cultivated fields. The fields could be converted to food plots to supplement the native whitetails and dove. With 1,893± feet of Verde Creek, the low-fenced ranch is home to the sparkle and splash of live water. In addition to the existing farmhouse, there is an old Alsatian rock house dating to the late 1800s on the property; both could be renovated to modern standards or a new dream home could be built on sites throughout the ranch. In addition, the ranch includes a small barn with an attached car port and 1 water well with a submersible pump as well as 2 Yancey water meters to supply the property.
$16,500,000  •  727.9 acres
Two Creeks Ranch, ±727. 9 acres located just 30 minutes west of San Antonio in Medina County, is a memory-making, live-water destination designed to make family, friends or business associates feel right at home in natural Texas. Three separate ranches were combined to create this wing-shooters paradise that has been used as a corporate retreat to entertain up to 24 people per weekend. It is equally suited as a private family getaway or a rental property for gatherings such as family reunions or workshops. Because of its diversity, the ranch can also generate income from wildlife and agriculture. When guests enter the simple, but elegant front gate on County Road 451 they are struck by the oak-lined, chip-sealed Knippa stone driveway and the flanking irrigated pecan orchard with more than 500 productive trees. Landscaping throughout was designed and installed by the late Marc Tellepson and the late Mark Scioneaux, both of Houston’s famed Tellepson’s Landscaping Company. By the time guests arrive at the main compound featuring the 2 dogtrot lodges that reflect Texas’ pioneer heritage and the adjoining renovated barn and primary gathering space known as the Party Barn, they know they’re somewhere special. The Land Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks, as the name implies, offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks of the Hill Country and the varied brush that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas. In addition to majestic live oaks, the ranch is shaded by native pecan trees in the bottomlands of Hondo and Verde Creeks and old-growth bull mesquite throughout. The Water The creeks border the ranch on two sides. Verde Creek, which is a year-round creek, courses through the ranch for about one-half mile on the east, providing private access to both banks. Hondo Creek runs along the south border for more than 1/2 mile. A 7-acre lake that measures about 22 feet at its deepest point is stocked with bass, perch and forage fish. It is peanut-shaped with a jutting peninsula, which maximizes bank frontage and allows for plenty of angling fun. In case guests prefer to swim, carefully stacked native rocks create the perfect place to launch into the lake. Groundwater is also plentiful. Two Creeks Ranch has four water wells: one is an Edwards Aquifer irrigation well that supplies the two center-pivots; one is a high-flow domestic well that can support irrigation; and the other two are domestic wells. The Edwards Aquifer well and one domestic well are new; the two other wells recently have been rebuilt. Rights to 60 acre-feet of Edwards Aquifer water transfers with sale of the ranch. The Production Each center pivot covers between 50 and 60 acres. One tract is currently planted in Coastal Bermuda to grow horse-quality, revenue-producing hay. The other pivot is planted with sunflowers to attract doves for the celebratory hunts that have been prime offerings of the ranch. The crops could be easily switched to other agriculture products such as corn, cotton or sorghum, depending on the owner’s goals. The Wildlife While Two Creeks has been managed primarily for doves, whitetail deer, feral hogs, free-ranging exotics and a variety of varmints, small game and non-game species call the low-fenced ranch home. The ranch includes facilities that allow for the handling and release of quail, chukar partridges and pheasants. The Lifestyle Guests can sharpen their shooting skills and pass an enjoyable afternoon at the 5-stand skeet range outfitted with 6 movable trap houses. Once the smoke has cleared, they can congregate at the nearby Gun Room, a ±945-square foot gathering space that includes a wet bar, drink coolers, a 72-inch tv as part of the indoor sitting area, gun lockers, WiFi and a built-in sound system. For those who prefer to be outdoors, an ±1,850-square-foot covered porch area, located between the Gun Room and the skeet range, is the perfect spot. Guests can sit in the shade of two ancient live oaks as they enjoy conversation and a cool breeze. Accommodations A set of two identical ±3,130-square-foot dogtrot lodges, crafted from reclaimed and washed barnwood epitomize the clean country style that defines Two Creeks and serve as the main compound’s focal point. Unlike their historical Texas predecessors, the dogtrots are enclosed. Each lodge, outfitted with WiFi, a built-in sound system and wood burning fireplace, sleeps up to 12 people. The spacious porches, on front and back, make it easy to take the conversation outdoors. The downstairs encompasses ±2,072 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms with 2 double beds, a coffee bar, tv and a private bath with heated floor. The upstairs features 2 king suites with a coffee bar, tv and a private bath with heated floor. A short walk down a crushed granite path bordered with concrete brings guests to the ±11,600-square-foot Party Barn. Crafted from an existing barn, the Party Barn combines entertainment and dining space with storage and work space under one roof. The dining hall and the state-of-the-art, custom chef’s commercial kitchen encompass about 2,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 50 guests for special events. The mesquite-topped bar is set off by the shiplap walls adorned with metal touches reminiscent of modern farmhouse style. The interior of the Party Barn also includes 2 big screen tvs, shuffleboard, video golf and Buck Hunter as well as self-serve drink coolers, WiFi, a built-in sound system and two restrooms. An outdoor pass-through transitions into a ±3,600-square-foot work barn, which includes a gym and loft storage area. In addition, there are three small apartments: the ±180-square-foot bunk room has 4 bunkbeds and a private bath; the ±216-square-foot apartment, known as Joe’s Room, has a queen bed and a private bath; and the ±430-square-foot “downstairs room” has 2 queen beds and a private bath. Because a party is even better outdoors, the Party Barn has a ±3,000-square-foot covered porch shaded by Mexican sycamores. The porch has a built-in sound system, a tv, large outdoor fans, a fire pit and an outdoor bar with an ice machine. Two Creeks’ second compound, with two homes and a large storage barn, is just a short drive to the west over improved ranch roads. The newly renovated, two-story Casa Verde House encompasses ±2,000 square feet with the bonus of a wraparound porch. The downstairs is dedicated to fun with a wet bar and shuffleboard. It also includes a restroom. The upstairs features a full kitchen and laundry room as well as a king suite with a private bath and bedroom with a queen bed and 2 doubles. A full bath completes the upstairs. The nearby 3-bedroom/2-bath Ranchero House, a traditional ranch-style home, features a front porch as well as a screened porch. A kitchen office, laundry room, covered carport and detached game room round out the space. Infrastructure The ±5,900-square-foot Maintenance Barn, located in proximity to the main compound, is the site of the covered game cleaning station as well as the walk-in refrigerator and freezer. It also includes restrooms and additional storage. The 800-square-foot Laundry Building is conveniently situated within easy reach of the dogtrot lodges and Party Barn. Despite its utilitarian purpose, the stone building is one of the ranch’s most beautiful. The main compound also has ±3,000 square feet of covered parking. The ranch driveway is chip-sealed Knippa stone; all of the other ranch roads are caliche or improved, built-up dirt roads. The ±22,500-square-foot Hangar Barn, made from a converted airplane hangar and located at the second compound, is a combination of individual storage rooms and loft storage rooms. All furnishings with the dogtrots as well as the entertainment area and commercial kitchen transfer with the sale. The Opportunity Two Creeks Ranch is the best of old and new Texas. Built to surround family, friends and business associates in the time-tested warmth of hospitality and the well-watered landscape of natural Texas. Claim Two Creeks as your place. A one-of-a-kind destination for making memories that will color your world. To experience the natural style of Two Creeks Ranch, a premier Texas destination, for yourself, call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The ranch is listed for $16.5 million.
Contact for Price  •  630 acres
Located in Gillespie County just 15 minutes north of Fredericksburg with frontage on Ranch Road 965, turn-key Comanche Rock Ranch offers a full range of Hill Country possibilities on ±630 beautiful acres adjacent to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Its proximity to Enchanted Rock ensures high traffic and visibility for those interested in generating income. Its size ensures privacy and seclusion for those seeking respite and relaxation. Moving from the south to the north, the terrain changes from gently rolling open fields and hay meadows dotted with majestic oaks to craggy granite rock outcrops and ridges amidst native oak trees and browse species that make up exceptional wildlife habitat. The ranch has several agricultural fields that have been utilized as wildlife food plots; one has been converted to a test vineyard that appears to be very promising. The northern section, which includes ±425 acres containing six bulk protein feeders, twelve blinds and fourteen spin feeders, has been intensively managed for trophy native whitetails since the mid-90s. It is operated under a MLDP-Level III permit. There are 6 bulk feeders, 12 spin feeders and 12 hunting blinds. Trophy axis and blackbuck also roam the hills. The ranch has only been hunted as family and friends for the last 10+ years. Prior to that the ranch was a commercial hunting operation and could be easily transitioned back. The southern section, which encompasses ±208 acres, is home to axis deer, rare white elk, trophy whitetail deer, a small goat herd as well as many acres of lovely hay fields. Enchanted Rock dominates the viewshed. The Hill Country icon is showcased from many different locations and perspectives throughout the property. The majority of the ranch is high-fenced and easily accessible on a network of improved roads. Sandy Creek runs through the northwest corner of Comanche Rock Ranch and 6 stock ponds provide surface water. Several active springs along the drainage areas hold water throughout the year. In addition, Comanche Rock Ranch has water rights to a deep well across RR965 and has 5 water wells (3 active) within its perimeter. There is also a limestone rock-lined underground water cistern on the north property. Five large-capacity aboveground water storage tanks to serve the ranch compounds and several water troughs provide additional watering holes for animals. The ranch features a north and south headquarters, which offer limitless potential for a private or commercial retreat. The centerpiece of the north headquarters is the custom-designed home, built in 1998-99, and located on a ridge to take full advantage of the views of Enchanted Rock. Thick limestone walls and high ceilings hearken back to the area’s pioneer roots, while the longleaf pine beams and custom trim and hardwood floors and custom cabinetry add warmth. The main house features an open kitchen with commercial appliances and textured native stone countertops, a huge living room with a soaring fireplace, a glassed-in corner room that could be a second bedroom, a screened porch dining room overlooking the yard and pool areas. The master suite not only includes a bath, but a lovely screened sun porch with windows framing Enchanted Rock. A home office and laundry room complete this home. Rock walkways connect the house to the nearby pool and patio area with sweeping views of Enchanted Rock. An adjacent, self-contained chinked cedar cabin serves as a separate guest house. The hunting lodge, which is a converted vintage barn that was recently remodeled, anchors a separate compound. In addition to 3 downstairs bedrooms with 3 private baths, the second-story bunkhouse can sleep up to 8 people in 4 beds with trundles. The second-story also has a kitchenette with a stove and refrigerator, a gathering space and bath facilities. The lodge has a large downstairs living room/game room and full kitchen as well as an outdoor gathering area with a gazebo, barbecue area, swimming pool fire pit and games such as horseshoes, washers and darts. The original farmhouse dating back to the early 20th century delivers additional lodging for either guests or staff. It is currently occupied by the ranch manager’s family and the ranch office is in a separate building adjacent to the home. An old country store transported from Central Texas provides a perfect gathering spot for hunters and sightseeing guests. It has a game processing area as well as a walk-in cooler and provides ample storage space for equipment. At the southern headquarters, the 4-5 bedroom/3-bath main house is built on the limestone bones of a circa 1900 German farmhouse and nestled into a beautiful grove of oak trees. The expansive house features a downstairs master suite, a large kitchen, 2 large living rooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms and 1-2 downstairs bedrooms (one was previously used as a study). The home also has an upstairs room off the attic that could be used for an office or a supplemental storage/closet area. The pool and patio area is the centerpiece of the outdoor gathering area with a panorama of gorgeous Hill Country views. A small house, adjacent to the barn, could be updated and utilized for additional guests or staff. As a former equestrian property, the compound also includes a horse barn and stalls as well as a round pen and a roping facility. This property has a bulk storage grain silo, 2 bulk protein feeders and multiple gravity/well-fed watering troughs. Comanche Rock Ranch’s potential as a personal retreat or a commercial enterprise is limited only by the new owner’s imagination. Come make the most of Hill Country living. Call Howard W. Hood at 830-739-3815 to experience the potential of Comanche Rock Ranch. Please contact for price.
$2,600,000  •  873 acres
Recent $1M price reduction! Was $3,600,000 now just $2,600,000. Motivated Seller, make an offer! The picturesque Lake Amistad Ranch invites the discerning buyer to the ultimate recreational water property. Delight in hunting wild game or hiking in the hills of this scenic 872.6 acres property, located only 25 minutes north of Del Rio, Texas. New Owners can fish, swim, canoe, or enjoy a variety of water sports from the 4 miles of crystal clear lake frontage. This property is an outdoors-man's paradise! Lake Amistad is rated the #1 Bass lake in the United States. Native game include White-tail deer, turkey, quail, doves, and javelinas. True Texas comfort provided with a 4/3 Stucco home with wood burning fireplace. You can watch the sunrise from the great open kitchen area. Breathtaking views of Lake Amistad and surrounding Texas hills provide a diverse natural terrain. Other amenities include a nice barn, 1 water well, 1 tank, and perimeter fencing. This property is versatile and unique for development potential, a corporate retreat, recreational camp, or just living the good life. A rare find in today's market, this property won't last long. Call Howard W. Hood for a private showing! 830-739-3815
Contact for Price  •  4,107 acres
Los Canones Ranch is a completely outfitted dream for a family seeking a private getaway, a CEO searching for a corporate retreat, or an investor looking for a turnkey commercial hunting operation. Located 40 miles southwest of Rocksprings, the completely high-fenced ranch, which features a lighted helipad and has been approved as the site of a 4,200-foot landing strip, has both privacy and accessibility. Larger aircraft can land at the Del Rio International Airport, which is a short 40-minute drive. The ranch is transected by 20 miles of all-weather roads, which are supplemented by host of secondary roads. The land itself offers a changing panorama of sweeping views, ruggedly beautiful canyons, limestone caves, and valleys forested with a mix of pion pine, walnut, cedar, mountain laurel, persimmon and a variety of oaks. The diverse habitat is home to well-managed populations of native and exotic wildlife, including white-tailed deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, scimitar-horned oryx, gemsbok antelope, aoudad sheep, red sheep, Rio Grande turkeys and dove. Ranch inventory includes all the necessary feeders, blinds and watering stations to support a wildlife enterprise as well as a 15,000 square-foot equipment building and an 800 square-foot shop to keep the operation running smoothly. Five water wells supply adequate water and the water distribution system includes 200,000 gallons of freshwater storage. When it is time to come inside, the 5,200-square-foot lodge, reminiscent of those found in the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect place to relax. The lodge, with its soaring ceilings, native rock floors and dry-stacked stone fireplace, has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, easily accommodating family, friends and colleagues. To further enhance the experience, the lodge boasts a heated, saltwater swimming pool and Jacuzzi right outside. In addition, the ranch includes a bunk house, a pilots home, a ranch managers home, and quarters for ranch employees. Los Canones Ranch offers a rare opportunity for buyers who want to enjoy the opportunities of ranch ownership immediately. All ranch equipment, furnishings and household goods convey with the purchase, so the new owners can begin living their dreams without delay. Please contact for price. To claim this dream for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood for a private showing 830-739-3815.
$150,000,000  •  17,132 acres
The 17,132-acre Rancho Agua Grande, located 25 miles northwest of Uvalde where South Texas, West Texas and the Hill Country meet, is one of largest live water ranches for sale in Texas. Year-round Live Oak Creek, fed by more than 30 springs, bisects the ranch from north to south for about seven miles. The line between Uvalde and Kinney counties is on a similar north-south axis. The shady pecan bottom along the creek stands in contrast to the rugged hills and deep canyons that characterize the transitional landscape. The ranch is home to Boiling Mountain, the highest peak in Uvalde County, and Salmon Peak, the highest point in Kinney County. Because three eco regions converge on the Rancho Agua Grande, the vegetation is diverse ranging from pinon pines to live oaks and mesquites, huisache, guajillo and black brush. Its a feast for human eyes and a natural buffet for wildlife. Live Oak Creek is a calling card for the ranches native and exotic wildlife. They gather to drink and loaf under the trees making it easy to view some of the more than 40 species of game from around the globe that roam the property. Its possible to see kangaroos, camels, zebras, gemsbok, sable, water buffalo, white bison, Iranian red sheep, scimitar-horned oryx and water bucks just to name a few in a single afternoon. Whitetails, turkey, dove and a limited population of quail are native to the ranch. More than 50 miles of high-fence encircle the perimeter keeping the desirable managed wildlife inside and the free-ranging game out. With the rich, abundant diversity of wildlife, its no wonder that Rancho Agua Grande is considered one of the nations premier hunting destinations. Currently, its run as an exclusive commercial hunting operation, and as such has served as the backdrop for numerous high-profile hunting shows. The ranch is managed under an MLDP Level 3 permit and features 30+ feeders and hunting blinds located to make the most of the extended season. Because both banks of Live Oak Creek are within the ranches borders, the access is completely controlled and completely private. The only tubers, kayakers or anglers enjoying the crystalline, rock-bottomed stream will be those you invite. The creeks flow is slowed and pooled by 10 dams strategically placed along its route. Numerous lakes, some large enough to jet ski on, dot the landscape. Catfish, bass and bream swim in the clear water. The groundwater is as plentiful as the surface water and there are many water wells distributed over the ranch. In an arid climate, water has long been the lands most highly valued asset. Native Americans relied on the life-giving water as evidenced by the numerous undisturbed Indian mounds and middens located in close proximity to the creek. Lumbering dinosaurs pressed tracks into once soft mud that hardened protecting the imprint from the ravages of time. The limestone hills are pocked by caves including some that cut deeply beneath the earth and invite exploration. After a long day of adventures, the 6,000 square foot lodge with its antique bar, dance floor and bandstand is the perfect place to relax. With a capacity of 250 people, the lodge is also an ideal site for events such weddings, meetings or reunions. An additional 2,300 square foot of covered porches accommodate an even larger party. The lodges expansive main room is bookended by massive fireplaces that stretch from the floor to the vaulted log ceiling that soars 34 feet above. A game loft features a pool table, darts, poker and Big Buck Hunter, a popular arcade game. Guests will enjoy their stays in one of the eight antique cabins dating to the mid-19th century. These cabins were transplanted from the mountains of Kentucky where pioneering families called them home. The cabins have been restored and updated so they meet the most discriminating standards for modern convenience and rustic elegance. Most include a Jacuzzi tub, a kitchenette and a spacious living room and can sleep three to six guests depending on the cabins size and arrangement. Other residences include the managers house and the cooler house, both of which are three bedroom/one bath cabins. Numerous equipment sheds, storage buildings as well as a meat processing room with a walk-in cooler round out the ranchs infrastructure. A blacktop road runs from the main entrance to the main compound. Access is ensured by a permanent easement. For those who prefer the convenience of air travel, Rancho Agua Grande has a 5,800 foot x 70 foot instrument marked, painted and lighted runway that is completely surrounded by a high-fence ensuring that the airstrip is always clear. Jet fuel is available in Uvalde, which is 25 minutes away by car. Rancho Agua Grande is the place for people who appreciate superlatives. Its ideally suited for a commercial hunting destination, a corporate retreat, an events center or an enviable private ranch open only to family and friends. Within its fences, everything is possible . To see the unique splendor and unlimited potential of the Rancho Agua Grande for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Please contact for price.
Hood Real Estate Inc.

Howard Hood
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Kerrville, TX 78028

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