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$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.
$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.
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.
$6,704,800  •  4,624 acres
The ± 4,624-acre Jacalon Ranch, located about 20 minutes from Hebbronville on the southeastern corner of Webb and northeastern corner of Zapata counties, is the South Texas ranch that wildlife enthusiasts dream of. The low-fenced ranch, surrounded by sprawling historic ranches, is home to exceptional whitetail and quail (both bobs and blues) hunting. Dove and waterfowl are abundant in their seasons. Thriving wildlife populations are a combination of exceptional habitat and effective, conscientious game management. The Jacalon Ranch, that traces its beginnings to the Jose Vasquez Borrego Spanish land grant issued in the 1760s, benefits from both. The trophy whitetail herd is managed under a MLD Level III Permit. For the past six seasons, limited hunting pressure has been applied. The diverse soil (Brundage Fine Sandy Loam, Copita Fine Sandy Loam, Hebbronville Loamy Fine Sand, Maverick-Catarina Complex, Zapata-Outcrop Complex and Gently Undulating) produces diverse vegetation delivering a natural buffet of high-energy, high-protein browse and forbs that grow robust animals. It is a rare ranch that encompasses so much diverse soil, topography and habitat. The Jacalon Ranch is in an ecological transition zone marked by the Bordas Escarpment that runs through the upper portion of the ranch. It brings together the famous red sandy country, brush motts and savannah grasslands of the Coastal Plains with the rolling hills and flatlands typical of this region of South Texas. Thanks to the escarpment the ranch also offers stunning views. On clear days, you can see Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains—and they’re 125 miles away. Even the strongest habitat can’t support wildlife without water. Fortunately, the Jacalon Ranch delivers with four wells, 7 stock tanks, and several creeks distributed throughout. A windmill, located near the ranch entrance, pulls from a well at 200 feet. Two more newly drilled wells that hit water at 400 feet are in the same general area and offer 4,500 gallons of storage. These wells, which flow at approximately 10 – 15 gpm each, have excellent quality drinking water. The fourth well, near the center of the ranch, extends 1,050 feet deep and provides water for wildlife, livestock and filling tanks at a rate of ± 40 gpm. FM 649 provides road frontage access to the ranch and its centerpiece, the Jacalon Ranch Lodge beautifully appointed with Spanish and Southwestern furniture and décor befitting its history and location. The lodge boasts 11 suites each with a private bath. The suites join the soaring two-story main building; the complex is equipped with telephone, high-speed internet and dish satellite. Designed to easily handle a crowd, the lodge includes a modern kitchen, a large dining room and bar area, a utility room and a full bath in the common area. Guests can enjoy a fire pit and an outdoor seating area in the midst of a native landscape oasis. A rain catchment system with an 8,000 gallon capacity helps meet water needs. To make coming and going even easier, the Jacalon Ranch Runway, a private/restricted 3,900 foot turf runway (TE89), is located adjacent to the lodge. Jim Hogg County Airport, with a paved and lighted 5,000 foot runaway, is 20 minutes away and the Laredo International Airport, which handles private and commercial flights, is 40 minutes away. The Jacalon Ranch is the stuff of a wildlife enthusiasts’ dreams—but it’s real. To experience the Jacalon Ranch for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at 830-739-3815. Available for $1,450/acre.
$1,250,000  •  85 acres
The KB Ranch, located in Gillespie County 15 miles north of Kerrville and almost equidistant to Fredericksburg, sits at the intersection of privacy and convenience. The 85.7-acre ranch is a blend of contoured pastures with mixed Coastal and native grasses and live oak mottes interspersed with other native trees and brush. Blackbuck antelope, white-tailed deer, turkey and a variety of smaller animals call it home. The ranch, which is high-fenced on two sides, can be purchased in its entirety or divided into two properties. The first property, which includes 78.75 acres, the main house, barn, shop, pens, and two water wells, can accommodate a small-scale livestock operation. The 3-bedroom main house, encompassing ±2,500 sq. feet, is built from native limestone and appointed for family and friends. The dining room seats 16. It has 2 full baths and 2 half baths. The living room features vaulted ceilings and a limestone fireplace. The porch is situated so days end with a striking view of legendary Hill Country sunsets. The second property includes 6.95 acres, the guest house and one water well. The ±2,100 sq. foot native limestone guest house features 4 bedrooms with adjoining baths. A shared living area featuring a wood stove inspires camaraderie. The guest house porch also provides sunset views and easy access to a landscaped outdoor gathering area. The ranch infrastructure includes a diesel generator large enough to power both houses as well as on-site fuel storage with 500-gallon tanks for diesel, gasoline and propane. Call Conner W. Hood at 830-928-2317 to see the KB Ranch, which is available in separate tracts of 78.75 acres for $995,000 and 6.95 acres for $495,000 or in its entirety for $1.49 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.
$2,950,000  •  1,285 acres
The Indian Ridge River Ranch, located on ± 1,285 acres in Edwards County near Barksdale, is a hunter’s paradise with mountain top views, ±200-acres of river bottom richness, 1.2 miles of water frontage divided between the Nueces River and its tributary Ruth’s Draw, and paved road access from Ranch Road 335. Other water features include several back country springs, miles of water line and a strong well. The low-fenced ranch, which has been managed for wildlife and qualifies for an exotic production valuation, has never been commercially hunted—and has had no hunting pressure for the past five years. Whitetails and a myriad of other native species as well axis, blackbuck, aoudad, fallow deer, sika deer, stag and elk come and go. Rock art, Indian mounds and middens provide evidence of human habitation dating back for up to 5,000 years. The ranch is also home to a mapped and fully documented cave. The extensive road system is accessible by foot, ATV or pickup. An in-ranch caliche pit provides raw road construction material. The expansive two-bedroom, two-bath lodge with wraparound porches is designed to easily accommodate guests. The lodge’s furnishings and appointments will convey. The ranch infrastructure includes a 4+ vehicle carport, an industrial-style 80’ x 40’ shop with two adjoining 80’ x 20’ bays, and a game-cleaning area. Call Howard W. Hood at 830-739-3815 for a tour of Indian Ridge River Ranch, listed at $2.95 million.
$1,200,000  •  312 acres
The Rockin L Ranch, located 13 miles due west of Brackettville in Kinney County, is a 312-acre paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The high-fenced ranch, which fronts Ranch Road 3008 just off of Highway 90, is perfectly appointed to be a family hunting retreat, full-time residence or a commercial hunting operation. The rolling land is characterized by the rugged, mixed brush beauty of southwest Texas. Big Perdido Creek cuts through the property bringing plenty of water to the arid landscape. The current owners have transformed the previously overgrown wildscape into an easily manageable, first-rate, turnkey wildlife operation. Every major improvement on the ranch, including the extensive system of caliche roads, is less than a year old. The Wildlife Operation The Rockin L has an MLDP Level 2 permit. An MLDP 3 permit can be obtained in 2017. The ranch has been managed primarily for white-tailed deer and has TC1 rating. To improve the genetics of the current native white-tailed herd, the owners released improved-genetic bucks into the ranch last year. In addition, the ranch has four, three-quarter acre deer breeding pens that are fully outfitted with water, feed troughs, 12 x 20 shade covers and double-gated runways. Each pen contains select does with superior genetics. Those does have produced numerous fawns that are in the process of reaching maturity and adding to the programs overall quality. The largest buck in the breeding program scored 226 B&C inches as a two-year-old and the second brood buck is a class 180 B&C. While whitetails have received the focused management attention, other species, including Axis, turkey, dove, quail, ducks and assorted varmints such as fox and bobcats, have benefited from the enhanced stewardship. A wildlife biologist identified numerous varieties of high-protein forbs and brush on the ranch, so its a natural wildlife haven. To enhance the wildlife operation, there are three 2,000 lbs. protein feeders, two 2,000 lbs. corn feeders, two 300 lbs. corn feeders, two milo feeders for turkey and three double-insulated deer blinds (one ground blind and two tower blinds). All breeder deer and equipment transfer with the sale. For anglers, a large tank that is 14-feet deep in its center is stocked with bass and bream and perch. The Lodging After a long day in the field, enthusiasts can look forward to returning to the lodging compound that contains three red cedar log cabins with well-insulated green metal roofs. The compound is situated to provide pretty views of the rolling land and nearby tank. The cabins interiors are finished in a distinctive mixture of red cedar and white pine. All feature expansive covered porches. Well-designed walkways connect the cabins and lead to the outdoor barbecue area with a large custom firebox barbecue pit as well as the fire pit for after-dark gatherings. A large caliche parking area behind the cabins provides convenient access to the compound. The 1 bedroom/1.5 bath main cabin is 1,500 square feet of open concept design featuring a gourmet kitchen with all stainless steel appliances including a double oven, custom cabinetry, solid surface counter tops and a walk-in pantry. French doors in the dining room open to a covered screened in porch. The master suite features a luxurious bath that includes a shower as well as Jacuzzi tub. Statement light fixtures and a surround sound stereo system in selected rooms are special touches that add to the overall ambiance. The two bedroom guest cabins are approximately 900 square feet and were designed with practical entertaining in mind. Each bedroom has a private sink and vanity areas which adjoin a shared bath. Tankless water heaters and top-of-the-line Mitsubishi dual a/c unit ensure guests comfort. Cabins furnishings are negotiable. The Ranch Infrastructure The custom-designed, painted-pipe ranch entrance is outfitted with remote controlled automatic openers making entrance and egress easy in all types of weather. The 30 x 40 concrete block barn is built on a concrete foundation and has an insulated metal roof as well as a 15 metal roofed lean-to on the front. Inside it is outfitted with built-in shelves and a workbench. It also has a game processing area with electric hoists and a large capacity walk-in cooler. There are three doors including a 10 automatic garage door with an electric opener. The barn also houses a 3,000 gallon water tank with two filters that feeds the cabins. It is supplied by the water well, which is also directly piped to the deer pens and the three concrete water troughs in the pasture. The Opportunity Rockin L Ranch is a rare opportunity to walk in on the newly laid ground floor of an outstanding outdoor operation or a full-time ranch residence. Whether youre looking for a family getaway or a commercial venture, Rockin L is a property designed with wildlifeand the wild lifein mind. To embrace the wild life available on the Rockin L Ranch, contact Howard W. Hood at 830-739-3815. The ranch is available for $1.2 million.
$2,200,000  •  84 acres
Rocking W Ranch, located between Kerrville and Comfort, offers the best of Hill Country living on a perfect scale. At 84.09 acres, the ranch has room to roam, but is easily manageable. Spring-fed Bluff Creek transects the entire length of the Rocking W from north to south bringing the beauty and management flexibility of plentiful water. In addition, the Rocking W has the rare attribute of a commercial water well that is permitted for pumping up to five million gallons annually. The current owners have installed water cannons and spigots that allow them to easily water 50 acres of the property to keep it beautifully green regardless of Mother Natures whims. The landscape is traditional Hill Country with rolling hills, shallow valleys and ancient live oaks. It was once part of the homestead of the original Texas Ranger named Walker. The peace, quiet and security is reminiscent of earlier days. The range is primarily native grasses, although there is a 20 acre patch of Coastal Bermuda. The ranch, which is set up for livestock, has been divided into one large pasture with two smaller traps of six and eight acres. The smaller enclosures, designed to hold livestock for short periods, include water. The brush has been deliberately sculpted to maintain the propertys wildlife valuation. Wildlife species on the low-fenced property include white-tailed deer, axis deer and turkeys. There are three corn feeders that can be converted to protein feeders. The hunting has been limited to the current owners and their family, friends and business associates. Thanks to a series of concrete and black top roads access on the Rocking W is effortless. All of the propertys gates are battery-powered electric gates offering the ultimate in country convenience. The attention to detail doesnt stop at the gate. The ranchs main house is 4,050 square feet of custom comfort featuring 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The metal roof and Austin stone construction fit naturally into the landscape. An open floor plan and exquisite touches such as black walnut cabinetry, travertine tile and hardwood floors create a sense of elegance without pretention. An expansive elevated deck overlooks the pool that features a burbling waterfall and a 1,000 square foot pool house. The nearby 2,400 square foot, two-bedroom, three-bath barn house, complete with a kitchen and a laundry, provides superlative guest lodging. Ranch infrastructure includes: a 40 x 60 equipment barn; a 20 x 75 concrete pad with a barn awning that is currently used for RV storage, but could be easily enclosed to make another barn; a 10 x 60 mobile home pad; a 12 x 20 utility barn with three attached horse stalls and a 40 x 50 livestock pen. There is also a set of covered livestock holding pens and a set of livestock working pens. To explore the easily manageable lifestyle offered by the Rocker W contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The property is available for $2.2 million.
$2,200,000  •  69 acres
The Mayo Ranch is nestled into the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Within its high-fenced borders, you can experience the full spectrum of Hill Country beauty: diverse native hardwoods, gently rolling hills, oak pastures with abundant grass, a variety of native wildlife, two spring-fed creeks and rich bottomland. Only minutes from Kerrvilles amenities, this property, outfitted with its own private security gate, fronts on Hwy 16. Enjoy a peaceful picnic on the banks of the large pond located in the pasture area or in the shaded tranquility of 1,750+/- feet of the beautiful spring-fed Lower Turtle Creek. Improvements include a 2/1 two-story wood cabin, remodeled in 2002 and featuring antique pine floors and a rock fireplace. A large 16 x 40 barn, gazebo, and bunkhouse with covered porches overlooking the two creeks complete the hospitality infrastructure. Here you will experience the Hill Countrys most desirable landscape features without ever leaving your ranch. The property is offered for $2,200,000. Call Howard W. Hood for a private showing. Call 830-739-3815
$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
$3,750,000  •  108 acres
The Flowing River Ranch, located about 10 minutes south of Hunt in Kerr County, offers the exceedingly rare opportunity to purchase 108 acres of undeveloped land on the south fork of the Guadalupe River. The south fork is known for its high water quality as well as the surrounding scenery. The crystalline river, arguably Texans favorite, courses through the ranch for about 1,200 feet. The property fronts Highway 39 making access easy. Imagine whiling away long summer afternoons on the banks of the Guadalupe, indulging in cooling dips, relaxing picnics and naps in the shade. The only other people present are those you invite. The ranch, with gently rolling terrain shaded by mature post oaks and live oaks, is a beautiful blank canvas. Because there are no buildings on the property, the new owners will have the complete freedom create a personal masterpiece, be it a private recreational get away or a corporate retreat. A discerning eye will spot the locations that lend themselves to be prime building sites. The combination of native vegetation and plentiful water attracts wildlife. The region is home to white-tailed deer and turkey as well as roaming exotics such as axis, sika and fallow deer. To experience the rare opportunity that is the Flowing River Ranch, contact. Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The property is available for $4,750,000 million.
$5,950,000  •  554 acres
The 554-acre Double B Ranch and Resort, located just 20 minutes from Fredericksburg and 15 minutes from Kerrville, is the best-priced live water property available in Gillespie County. Two year round, spring fed, live water creeksKnot Branch and Klein Branchcriss cross the property adding crystalline sparkle to the rolling hills, while a third, Two Marys Creek, meanders through the high-fenced back portion of the ranch. Bluffs, hills, valleys, live oak mottes, mature creek side trees and native range combine to create a classic Hill Country landscape. The Double B currently hosts commercial hunts for native, exotic and super African exotics and special events including weddings and corporate retreats. Its potential as an entrepreneurial venture or a highly appointed private retreat is limited only by the imagination. The Lodge The 10,000 square foot main lodge arguably is the propertys focal point. The rustically elegant lodge can sleep up to 45 guests. The lodge offers six guest rooms with baths and dressing rooms; two dorm-style rooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests each and include adjoining baths as well as refrigerators and microwaves; a large private guest suite with a bath. The lodge features two offices. The kitchen is commercial-grade and outfitted with a six-burner stove, a grill, three refrigerators, three freezers and a dishwasher. In addition, there is ample food storage, a commercial-capacity laundry facility, and a loading dock that provides direct kitchen-access. The lodge has a full complement of dinnerware, glassware, silverware, linens, dining tables and chairs that will convey with the property. Beaux Hickeys Pavilion Beaux Hickeys, a 5,600 square foot rectangular open air pavilion, surrounded by Two Marys Creek, is a special events destination accommodating up to 250 guests with ample parking. Beaux Hickeys is outfitted with banquet tables and chairs that convey with the property. It is also well-appointed for buffet-style service. Two kitchens complete with drink coolers make prep and guest service easy. A large commercial barbecue pit and a commercial ice maker complete the hospitality infrastructure. The Water The Double B has three year-round spring-fed creeks that offer superlative fishing. Historically the springs continue to flow even in severe drought. The Double B has five water wells located throughout the ranch including a deep water well. The Wildlife Wildlife from around the globe thrive at the Double B. Outdoor enthusiasts from across the nation come to harvest exotic and super African trophies year-round. The ranch supplements the native range with high-protein food plots and protein feeders. The Homes The Main House offers 6,000 square feet of living space divided into three stories. The bottom level is an entertainers delight. The middle floor includes the well-appointed kitchen, dining room, the sprawling master suite with a bath, and another living room with a glass wall to provide a stunning view of the nearby Knot Branch Creek. The top floor is home to three bedrooms, two baths and an office that could be converted to a fourth bedroom. The Ranch House is a three bedroom/two bath house currently used for guest lodging. It boasts a kitchen, living room, and laundry room. The porches beckon people outside to soak up natures sights including views of junction of Klein Branch and Knot Branch creeks. The Cabins Three cabins provide additional accommodations. They range in size and style from a one-bedroom efficiency to a two-bedroom with a full kitchen and living room. The Ranch The ranch entrance conveniently fronts a paved county road, which makes coming and going easy. Paved roads lead to the main structures, while well-maintained caliche and gravel roads provide access throughout the Double B. The front 160 acres are low-fenced, while the remaining 400 acres is high-fenced. A 12-stall horse barn with an office and an adjoining arena makes an equestrian program easy to implement. The landscape is well-suited to trail riding. Ranch infrastructure includes the Cart Barn, which is used to store heavy equipment; a three-bay shop with a lift, upstairs storage, two offices, a restroom, and a break room; and a large pole barn for equipment storage. The Extras The amenities include the expected such as a gun range and a bow range, and the unexpected such as a baseball field and cannons that were used in the movie, The Alamo. The Opportunity The Double B Ranch and Resort is an opportunity to own a completely appointed live water ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Located halfway between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, the regions two most highly prized communities, the Double B Ranch and Resort is ideally suited to make dreams come true, whether they are entrepreneurial, recreational or the rare combination of both. To explore the opportunities Double B Ranch and Resort offers contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The property is available for $5.95 million.
$6,365,850  •  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. This one-of-a-kind property is offered for $1,550/acre. To claim this dream for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood for a private showing 830-739-3815.
$19,950,000  •  1,791 acres
Located 10 miles southwest of Kerrville on 1,791 acres, the Super M 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 M Ranch is the largest live water ranch for sale in Kerr County. Indian artifacts are common finds as the people hike the ranchs many trails and explore its nooks and crannies proving that the abundant live water has drawn humans to the ranch throughout history. 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. 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. 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 ranchs armada includes an aluminum boat, a paddle boat and a pontoon boat that will transfer with the sale. While the surface water is plentiful, there are also two working windmills that could be used to provide additional water for the bountiful wildlife. 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. The main house featuring three bedrooms and 3.5 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 Super M 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. Call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 to experience the Super M for yourself. It is available for $19,950,000.
$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.
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