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.