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5 br / 3 ba /

Comanche Rock Ranch LONG VERSION *881 words Located in Gillespie County just 15 minutes north of Fredericksburg, Comanche Rock Ranch neighbors one of the Hill Country’s most iconic landmarks, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The 630± acre ranch, which fronts on Ranch Road 965, is ideally suited as either a secluded private retreat or an income-generating destination for guests. Enchanted Rock dominates the viewshed. The massive pink granite dome can be considered and appreciated from many different perspectives throughout the ranch. 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 amid native oak trees and browse species that make up exceptional wildlife habitat. The high-fenced ranch is easily accessible on a network of improved roads. The ranch has several agricultural fields including a vineyard that provides grapes used for winemaking on the property. Some are productive hay fields while others are used as wildlife food plots. The southern section, which encompasses 208± acres, reflects the ranch’s roots as an equestrian facility and showcases the original horse headquarters. This section is home to a horse barn and stalls as well as a round pen. The northern section, which includes 422± acres, has been managed for wildlife since the mid-90s. It is home to white-tailed deer, axis deer and blackbuck antelope. In recent years, hunting has been limited to family and friends. Earlier in its history, the ranch was a commercial hunting operation. Recently, an eight-stall horse barn with a tack room, feed room and bathroom was added to the northern section to enhance its equestrian infrastructure. The new barn measures 70’ x 75’ with 12-foot overhangs to provide additional protection from the elements. 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 normal rainfall years. In addition, Comanche Rock Ranch has water rights to a deep well across RR965 and has eight water wells within its perimeter. There is also a limestone rock-lined underground water cistern on the north property. Five large-capacity aboveground water storage tanks serve the ranch compounds and several water troughs provide additional watering holes for animals. The ranch features a north and south headquarters, which is an ideal configuration whether the ultimate goal is a private retreat or commercial enterprise. The centerpiece of the north headquarters is the custom-designed home 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, 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. The ranch office is in a separate building adjacent to the home. An old country store transported from Central Texas provides a perfect gathering place. It has a game processing area as well as a walk-in cooler and provides ample storage space. 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, two large living rooms, two upstairs bedrooms and one or two 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 home was recently refreshed with new floors, paint and a bathroom remodel. The pool and patio are the centerpiece of the outdoor gathering area with a panorama of gorgeous Hill Country views. Comanche Rock Ranch’s potential as a personal retreat or a commercial enterprise is limited only by the new owner’s vision. Come see a life beyond the ordinary… Call Howard W. Hood at 830-739-3815 to experience the potential of Comanche Rock Ranch for yourself. Originally listed at $25 million/reduced to $18.9 million.


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Howard Hood
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