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.
$11,250,000  •  630 acres
Located in Gillespie County just 15 minutes north of Fredericksburg with frontage on Ranch Road 965, turnkey 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. 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. 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 six 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 five water wells (three 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, custom trim, 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 and 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 three downstairs bedrooms with three private baths, the second-story bunkhouse can sleep up to eight people in four 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, three-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, two large living rooms, two 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, a roping facility and a 40'x200' equipment storage barn. This property has a bulk storage grain silo, two bulk protein feeders and multiple gravity/well-fed watering troughs. The northern section, which includes 425 acres, has been intensively managed for trophy native whitetails since the mid-90s. It is operated under a MLDP-Level III permit. There are six bulk feeders, 12 spin feeders and 12 hunting blinds. Trophy axis and blackbuck also roam the hills. For the past 9 years, hunting has been limited to family and friends. 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.
$825,000  •  23 acres
The Diamond S Ranch, located near Spring Branch in Comal County, offers casual, country living on a recreational Hill Country homestead. Residents, whether they live here full-time or on the weekends, can splash in the scenic Guadalupe River (as part of a shared easement on 2.35± acres with river frontage), hunt native and exotic game, or simply enjoy the elbow room that comes with owning 23± acres in one of the region’s most sought after areas. To preview Diamond S Ranch, contact: Conner W. Hood 830 928 2317 Conner@HoodRealEstateInc.com
Contact for Price  •  2,330 acres
The ± 2,330-acre Reward Ranch, on The Divide near Garven’s Store, is the best priced ranch located within 45 minutes of Kerrville. The ranch, which gets its name because it sits in both Real and Edwards counties, fronts Highway 41 providing the ultimate combination of privacy and convenience. A paved road runs from the entrance to the headquarters; crushed stone roads around the perimeter and throughout the ranch make accessibility easy. The ranch, which features rolling pastures resplendent with native grass and live oaks as well as 2 fields suitable for cultivation as either hay meadows or food plots, is a testimony to pioneering stewardship that can be traced back to the early 1900s when the historic ranch was founded. Throughout most of its history, the ranch was used as a livestock operation and still maintains the infrastructure of working pens, barns, a cedar stay round pen for horses, and excellent water distribution thanks to 2 water wells and a windmill. Two additional storage tanks could be hooked up to further develop the water. Most recently, though, the low-fenced ranch has been rested and refocused on wildlife. Native game includes white-tailed deer and turkey. Free-ranging exotics such as blackbuck antelope and axis deer come and go. In addition to the ranch infrastructure, the headquarters compound includes two main ranch houses and a wrangler’s house. The original ranch house, which boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, was completely updated recently to include granite counter tops, wood floors and a new heating and cooling system. Its front porch is a place people want to gather as the late evening disappears into the night. With the nearest light pollution half a county away, the night sky is majestic. For those looking to put their own stamp on Reward Ranch, the rolling terrain offers several potential building sites with memorable Hill Country views. Just an hour and a half from the San Antonio International Airport, Reward Ranch’s large-scale landscape offers the best of the Hill Country along with convenient interstate access to Kerrville and San Antonio. It’s an easy drive to serenity. Call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 to experience the Reward Ranch for yourself. It is available for $2,650/acre.
$29,500,000  •  2,728 acres
The ±2,728-acre game-fenced Sandstone Mountain Ranch near Llano is an elite Texas property dedicated to exceptional wildlife and fine living. A concerted five-year plan of restoration and improvement has lifted the property to the pinnacle. Benefiting from over 30 years of management, the Sandstone has yielded whitetail bucks from 150” to 210”. An array of exotics including scimitar-horned oryx, zebra, axis and fallow thrive alongside other native species such as dove, turkey and waterfowl. While the land makes a statement, the water makes the ranch, with over 6 stocked lakes ranging from 5 to 30 acres. With over 80-acres of surface water, the ranch also fronts the Llano River for more than a ½ mile. The ± 4,000 sq. foot Hunter’s Lodge wraps hunting clients in rugged, luxury. The main residential compound has four structures—the Old Lodge (± 3,570 sq. ft.), the Main House (± 2,650 sq. feet), the Cabin (± 850 sq. feet), and the Man Cave (± 1,600 sq. ft.)—all built from native stone and log veneer. Each building is situated to provide a stunning view of the Sandstone Mountain with a 20-acre lake nestled at its base. All outbuildings, which have either been completely refurbished or built within the past 5 years, include: the Big Barn (90’ x 100’), which is the working heart; the Big Shop (60’ x 150’) with 8 bay doors, the 3-bay Mechanics Shop (40’ x 50’) with walk down oil change pit; and a climate-controlled RV/Bus Barn (20’ x 65’). Call Howard W. Hood at (830)-739-3815. Available for $31.5 million.
$3,250,000  •  65 acres
Located on beautiful Hwy 16, between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, The Wolf Creek Ranch Villa offers a very private setting on 65 high fenced acres with scattered trees and the crystal clear flowing waters of Wolf Creek. As you enter the private gated entry off Hwy 16, the long paved driveway gives way to the secluded 7500+/- sq foot custom built stucco home nestled in the oaks and hardwoods. Complete with Spanish Tile roof, this Mediterranean Villa offers 6 bedrooms, 5 - full baths, 2 - 1/2 baths, 7 fireplaces, a beautiful balcony overlooking a backyard pool area, and a spacious 1/1 garage apartment. Recently upgraded and remodeled master bedroom and master bath suite complete with 2 walk-in closets, walk-in shower, gorgeous bathtub, plus his and her vanities. Approx 750' of both sides of Wolf Creek adds to this Hill Country Gem, allowing for fishing, swimming and relaxing on a custom concrete patio/sitting area recently completed along the banks of this flowing oasis. Scattered in the creek bottoms, are huge majestic pecan trees, elms, and oaks. Roaming the pastures, you can find blackbuck and whitetail deer. The traverse terrain consists of rolling hills, creek bottoms, and patches of dense hardwoods. This ranch has 2 sided road frontage. Asking $3.5M Contact Howard Hood for more information 830-739-3815
$2,495,000  •  82.44 acres
Nestled in the beautiful heart of the Texas Hill Country, Robin’s Rock Ranch is located less than 10 minutes from Kerrville and an hour from San Antonio. The ranch is perched on one of the highest elevations in Kerr County creating magnificent views of the typical Hill Country terrain. While the majority of Robin’s Rock Ranch is manicured, it retains its wild spirit. Several natural springs with numerous dam building sites meander through the canyon and provide water for the abundant white-tailed deer, turkey and dove. The ranch’s perimeter is encircled by an 8-foot, game-proof fence. Family and guests will enjoy the ease and security of the electric gate and keypad that are the working core of the custom rock entrance, conveniently located 3.4 miles from I-10 and 4.5 miles from Kerrville’s city limits. The ± 4,150 sq. ft. custom-built rock home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths strategically arranged to enhance the open concept design. The soaring ceilings, whitewashed pine walls, neutral color palette and abundant light create an airy environment with solid focal points like the custom chandeliers, massive rock fireplace and natural architectural features of rock and wood interspersed throughout. The beautifully appointed home includes a dream kitchen with an island and granite countertops; plentiful, spacious closets; an expansive office with a “hunting closet” and built-in gun cabinet; and a 4-car carport with drive through. The ultimate destination for outdoor entertaining is just steps away. The combination of a self-cleaning blue lagoon pool, Jacuzzi and 26’ x 26’ cabana with an outdoor kitchen, full bath, rock fireplace, huge barbecue pit, cozy fire pit, surround sound stereo system and stunning vistas guarantee that every gathering will be memorable. Other amenities include a 60’ x 60’ insulated, metal barn with water, electricity and a 21’ x 17’ apartment with granite countertops and built-ins that can house guests or an employee; a 20’ x 60’ extended carport for RV storage; and a 20’ x 33’ concrete dog kennel as well as two fenced yards. An insulated well house protects a 500-foot Trinity water well with a 50 gallon/minute output. There is also a 3,000 gallon storage tank. To experience the manicured wildness and convenience that is Robin’s Rock Ranch, call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 for a private showing. The owner is a Licensed Real Estate Broker. The ranch is available for $2.495 million.
$6,750,000  •  388 acres
The Lucky A Ranch, located six miles east of Navasota in the rolling hills of Grimes County, is ±388 acres of thoughtfully customized perfection. The property is fronted by a mile of CR 446 on its eastern border and a half-mile of CR 407 on it southern border, making access easy. This quiet, beautiful getaway is about 72 miles from the big city amenities of Houston and about 25 miles from the small city amenities of College Station. As you roll through the Lucky A’s notable rock and iron work entrance and drive to the main compound along a live oak lined lane reminiscent of the plantation entrances of the Deep South, you immediately know you are somewhere special where no detail has been left to chance. The Land The four-bar pipe fences that are prominent throughout the ranch create the impression of solidity, while allowing you to view the manicured, improved pastures with their productive mix of Bahiagrass and Coastal Bermuda. Majestic trees including oaks, pecan, ash, elm and pine dot the landscape. The current owners have planted at least 50 live oaks, including two that are grafts from Texas A&M’s beloved Century Oak. About 30 percent of the ranch is wooded creating a wildlife oasis that provides habitat for white-tailed deer, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, rabbits and other native small game. Cut trails meander through the woods prompting exploration on foot, horseback, mountain bikes or ATVs. Dove are plentiful. Feral hogs are also abundant in the area, so the ranch’s inner fences are StayTite wire to help protect the pastures and hay meadows from destruction. Water is plentiful. In fact, every pasture has either a lake, stock tank or water trough to provide for livestock and wildlife. For anglers, the ranch has two show-stopping, spring-fed lakes each 5 acres or larger. The lakes were professionally stocked with Florida bass, crappie and blue gill to create a freshwater angler’s paradise. In addition, there are 3 spring-fed stock tanks, several springs, and 3 wells (two working and one capped). The turnkey ranch was designed to accommodate a purebred cow-calf operation, but the improvements and infrastructure make it ideal for a horse farm or a self-sufficient country getaway with the income generating potential of an annual, high-quality hay crop that ranges between 300 and 400 rolls each year and/or a grazing lease. With average rainfall, the land’s carrying capacity is about 200 cows. A fenced lane transects the property. A gate in each pasture and trap directly connects the grazing lands to the lane, so livestock can be moved to the lighted and covered central working facility with ease. The working facility also includes an air-conditioned lab designed for work such as artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Most of the ranch equipment including tractors, a round baler, a square baler, 2 MoCo cutters, a rake and a shredder will transfer with the sale. The Home Like the cathedrals of old, the ±5,000 square foot house, built from Oklahoma doeskin stone, is a testament to fine craftsmanship. The area’s best stoneworkers, granite installers and wood workers labored for individual stints measured in years. Because no detail was overlooked, the home’s construction process engaged builders and skilled craftsmen from 2006 to the home’s completion in 2010. The result is magnificent, one-of-a-kind rustic elegance where even the windowsills are granite in the 3-bedroom (plus a flex room and office)/3.5 bathroom house. The abundant granite found on countertops throughout, office desktops, as well as in the walk-in shower and the expansive surround for the 6-foot cast iron tub, and the hand-built, custom wood work featuring light-stained ash including all trim and cabinetry make a strong design statement. The heft of the wood and granite is offset by the natural light, soaring ceilings, open design and neutral color palette, which gives the home a decidedly airy feel. Handcrafted antler chandeliers further illuminate the space. Guests are greeted by a 3-tiered antler chandelier in the entryway and the antler-theme is continued with the chandeliers in the breakfast room, formal living room, and formal dining room. The den, which is also home to an impressive stone fireplace outfitted with a Heatilator, features a double-wagon wheel chandelier. The all-electric kitchen with its custom cabinetry and large walk-in pantry combines form and function. All appliances are Wolf or Subzero. The house also boasts a large laundry and four high-efficiency Trane heatpumps. While the home is perfect for entertaining family and friends, the outdoors beckons. The front and back porches that encompass a total of 1,625 square feet of shaded living space, overlook the professionally landscaped grounds, which are kept green by a Hunter irrigation system. Majestic live oaks surround the house. A 24’x40’ covered patio provides a natural gathering spot in the backyard just steps from the house. In addition to a wood burning fireplace and 6-foot Bull barbeque pit, the patio includes a granite bar and 9-foot granite-topped table as well a sink, ceiling fans and a hand-crafted cedar ceiling. An attached, oversized 3-car garage, which can easily accommodate 3 Ford F-350 pickups, provides ample cover and storage. It, too, features custom wood work and hand-selected granite. The Infrastructure The ranch’s infrastructure is as well-built and well-planned as the home. Excluding the covered cattle working facility, there are 7 metal outbuildings including: a hay barn (40’x100’ foot with a 30’ lean-to), a combination equipment/hay barn (150’x125’ with a 20’unpaved lean-to provide covered storage for heavy equipment), feed room/storage building (25’x80’), RV storage building (45’x50’ with water, sewer and electrical hook-ups inside), air-conditioned workshop (22’x30’), an air-conditioned, insulated “flex” building (40’x25’ with a 14’ rollup door and 36” walk-in door that can be used as climate-controlled storage, a game room or home to an antique car collection), and a “3-sided” storage building (45’x50’ and attached to the back of the “flex” building.) All are constructed on concrete pads that are at least 6 inches and reinforced for heavy-duty use. In areas where livestock can damage the metal, the buildings are surrounded by reclaimed highway bridge railing to protect the building’s sides. The amount of covered space ensures that all hay and ranch equipment can be stored beneath a roof. The Opportunity Lucky A Ranch offers the opportunity to immediately embrace ranch living and ranch life. To experience this one-of-a-kind property, contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The Lucky A Ranch is available for $7.5 million.
$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
$30,447,000  •  1,791 acres
Located 10 miles southwest of Kerrville on 1,791 acres, the Super A Ranch offers the opportunity for large-scale ranch recreation with all of the convenience of life in close proximity to one of Texas most highly prized towns. The landscape combines spectacular hills with open pastureland for the pastoral mix that characterizes the Hill Country. Super A Ranch is the largest live water ranch for sale in Kerr County. Indian artifacts are common finds as the people hike the ranch’s many trails and explore its nooks and crannies proving that the abundant live water has drawn humans to the ranch throughout history. The Super A is a special place with a special story. It was carved from the original Lacy Ranch, known for unique flora such as the Lacy Oak and as the birthplace of the Blue Lacy, the Texas state dog. Each owner has added a new chapter, contributing to its unique character and story that continues to unfold. Hidden among the pecan and walnut groves are park-like clearings that the current owners have claimed as picnic areas, keeping them manicured and particularly beautiful. While the surface water is plentiful, there are also two working windmills that could be used to provide additional water for the bountiful wildlife. Multiple springs bubble from the ground flowing into streams that eventually feed into Turtle Creek, which has a natural waterfall. Its banks are dotted with cypress trees. The springs also fill several impoundments, the largest of which is a lake of about five acres. It is stocked with bass and provides top-notch fishing opportunities for both casual and serious anglers. The abundant surface water offers opportunities for swimming and paddling. The ranch’s armada includes an aluminum boat, a paddle boat and a pontoon boat that will transfer with the sale. The main house featuring three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths with extensive, rich cherrywood decking providing a natural gathering spot for family and friends. The state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen makes sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners easy. The spring-fed swimming pool and waterfall, known as The Grotto, is a destination for splashing, sunning and making memories. The spring feeding The Grotto also supplies a small lake visible from the master bedroom, once again melding the outdoors and indoors. An outdoor fireplace and large fire pit round add a welcoming glow year-round. In addition, there is three-bedroom/two-bath guest house with a large dining room and great room. From the spacious back porch of the guest house, family and friends can watch wildlife graze on the nearby hills. The main house and the guest house each have a well with a submersible pump to supply water. For more fun, there is a large game room with a pool table, Air Hockey, foosball table and more. It includes a bedroom and kitchen to accommodate additional guests. The high-fenced ranch is home to white-tailed deer that have been improved through harvest selection and introduced genetics as well as turkeys, elk, fallow deer (white, chocolate and spotted), axis deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, and aoudad sheep. Opportunities abound for wildlife watching and hunting. The wildlife infrastructure includes eight deer blinds, eight corn feeders, and six protein feeders, which will convey with the sale, and a processing shed with both a walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. There are also two equipment barns (40x130 and 25x100), a horse barn with stalls and livestock pens, making the transition to a livestock operation easy. Good ranch roads, most of which are caliche, provide access throughout the ranch.
$30,000,000  •  8,100 acres
With its combination of rugged South Texas brush and grassland savannahs, the Rancho Estrella, located 42 miles southwest of Hebbronville, is like two ranches in one. Encompassing approximately 8,050 acres in Jim Hogg and Starr counties, the ranch provides incredible hunting and superlative privacy for its owners and their guests. The Rancho Estrella is divided into four pastures: the Brush Pasture, the Front Safari Pasture, the Back Safari Pasture and the House Pasture. The exterior and interior fences are high to facilitate wildlife management. Miles of all-weather and quick-drying ranch roads provide easy access. Managed for wildlife for almost three decades, the Rancho Estrella is home to white-tailed deer, bobwhite and scaled quail, Rio Grande turkeys, javelina, dove and feral hogs. While quail hunting occurs regularly on the ranch, the native population has been supplemented with pen-raised birds to keep the numbers stable. In addition to healthy populations of native game, the ranch has a full complement of desirable exotics: sable antelope, scimitar-horned oryx, axis and zebras. The well-managed brush country habitat is supplemented with protein feeders as well as winter and summer food plots. The ranch has 24 protein feeders ranging in capacity from 1,000 to 2,500 pounds as well as 18 quail feeders. To facilitate hunting, there are 30 Atascosa deer blinds and 30 1,000 pound corn feeders strategically located throughout. In addition to wildlife, the ranch is well-suited for cattle. The new owners can choose to run their own herds or lease out the grazing for an additional income stream. There are two sets of cattle pens: one on the Brush Pasture and a newly constructed set that can be accessed from the remaining three pastures. Water for wildlife and livestock are plentiful. The Rancho Estrella has nine water wells; two of which are run on solar pumps and the remainder on electric submersible pumps. There are also four stock tanks, three of which are supplemented by water from the wells. The other relies on rainwater. Plus, there are more than 30 wildlife waterers scattered throughout the property. Rancho Estrella is designed to entertain large numbers of family, friends, colleagues or clients, providing opportunities for both camaraderie and privacy. The scope and scale of the facilities can handle special events. For instance, the focal point of one of the dining rooms is a 24-foot mesquite table. There are two separate compounds to house guests, one in the Brush Pasture and one in the House Pasture. At each location, there is a combination of a main lodge as well as apartments and casitas. The smaller quarters offer partial kitchens and private baths. The Brush Pasture Compound, which reflects the style and tradition of South Texas, also has a swimming pool and a series of common areas designed to bring people together. There is a master plan in place outlining potential expansion of the House Pasture. The owners home is located at the Brush Pasture compound. It is a four-bedroom, four-bath house with half baths attached to the kitchen and family room. While it is central to the compounds design, the owners home includes a separate wing where the family can gather privately. There are two modular homes for staff. The ranchs infrastructure is also designed to support ranch work and entertaining. For instance, there is a 10 x 25 walk-in cooler for storing game and kennels for housing the ranchs bird dogs. Guests can enjoy shooting skeet from both a high and low-house. A watch tower near the owners home provides a view of Mexicos Sierra Madre Mountains. The ranch has been both a hunting destination and a corporate retreat. If the new owner chooses, Rancho Estrella could easily be transformed into a commercial hunting operation. Brush country. Grassland savannahs. Camaraderie. Privacy. Rancho Estrella is provides an opportunity for the best of all worlds. To schedule a private showing and make Rancho Estrella part of your world, call Howard Hood at (830) 739-3815.
$100,000,000  •  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. The ranch is available for $100 million.
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