$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.