$2,677,500 • 315 acres
Situated at the headwaters of Mason Creek in Kerr County, TX, the Headwaters Ranch is a unique and unspoiled hill country oasis. With a one of a kind Lake|Flato designed compound overlooking a crystal clear 3 acre spring fed lake at the headwaters of Mason Creek and amazing hilltop views of the Medina River Valley, it will steal your heart away. At an elevation of 1,952 ft, the summit of Mt. Bliss provides breathtaking 360 degree views. Deep wooded canyons, grass covered pastures and unique flora create one of the most diverse environments in the Texas Hill Country. The Headwaters Ranch is also recreational paradise geared for family enjoyment and events. There are endless recreational opportunities that include fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, biking and just enjoying the tranquility of the Texas Hill Country.
Location: Headwaters Ranch is a short 6 miles down Elm Pass Road just south of Center Point, Texas. The ranch is located on a high set of hills that divide the Guadalupe and Medina River valleys. The ranch is equidistant between Kerrville, Comfort and Bandera providing great proximity to desirable amenities & shopping. The Ranch is only one hour from San Antonio and a tad under 2 hours from Austin.
The Compound: The “camphouse” compound concept uniquely designed by Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas includes three separate yet integrated structures making you feel at home with nature.
Living Area: The main living area is 1,157sf of open living space including the primary kitchen and a bathroom. This are utilizes tremendous natural light and has a beautiful view of the lake. A 6-ton dry stack limestone fireplace is the focal point of the living area; the opposite side of the fireplace structure features a second outdoor fireplace as part of an outdoor living area. The outdoor living space is also equipped with a 50 ft long arbor covered in wisteria and set up for outdoor dining.
Sleeping Space: The sleeping area of the compound includes two bedrooms with beautiful picturesque views of the lake, one full bath and another kitchen. The bedrooms are on one side of the breezeway and the bathroom and kitchen are situated on the other. At one end of the breezeway is a wooden deck with an outdoor shower overlooking a small flowing stream recirculating to and from the lake.
Lake Cabana: The lake cabana includes a wooden deck that overlooks the lake, perfect for a dinner on the water. In addition, there is a screened in porch area for dining, entertaining, or napping/sleeping in the pleasant hill country breezes.
Just off the north side of the lake house is a custom outdoor fire pit, made from native stone, built by South African artisan, Attie Jonker.
Just below the dam is a charming french kitchen garden. It is irrigated by discharge from the spring fed lake.
Gazebo: Sitting atop a point on Mt. Bliss is a custom des
igned copper roofed gazebo. The views from the gazebo are second to none. Down a short rock path from the gazebo lies a hand crafted fire pit also built with native stone by the same South African artisan, Attie Jonker.
Water: The approximately 3 acre crystal clear lake, fed by the headwaters of Mason Creek as well as other springs and seeps, is a truly amazing feature to this ranch. The lake also provides numerous recreational activities including fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and swimming. The lake is approximately 35+ feet deep at its deepest point. During the worst of the most recent drought in 2011, the lake maintained good deep water.
Terrain and Habitat: The ranch has a balanced mixture of uplands, sloped hillsides and canyons that provide great habitat for wildlife and space for recreational activities. Flora and fauna typical of the hill country are found on the ranch. Tree species found on the ranch include a variety of oaks, cherry, ash, walnut, madrone, and ashe juniper.
Hunting and Wildlife: Nestled high in the hills and surrounded for the most part by large landowners makes the Headwaters Ranch an ideal haven for wildlife. Both the hunter and wildlife viewing enthusiast are at home here. Deep draws, riparian habitat and hilltop grassy plains provide adequate diversity in flora and terrain for a host of native and exotic species.
Conservation Values: The current owner of the ranch donated a conservation easement on this fabulous property to help conserve this unique part of Texas, also known as the Bandera Pass and Elm Pass Conservation Areas. A conservation oriented owner of this ranch will be completely at home with this easement in place as it provides for unhampered use and wide ranging recreational activity.
Asking Price: $2,677,500