$3,526,734 • 403.52 acres
Located on the Llano River within minutes of Mason, TX (Gem of the Hill Country), the Geneva Keller River Ranch is an exceptional live water property with top of the world views on over a mile (5,320') of pristine Llano River waterfront. Generously donated by Mrs. Keller to the local school district, this is an opportunity to not only purchase a phenomenal riverfront property, but to continue her philanthropy as proceeds will go to the Mason ISD Scholarship Foundation.
LAND/WATER: Rugged and awesome, the varying terrain features dramatic 400 ft. elevation changes from atop three hilltop summits, towering limestone cliffs, huge wooded ravines down to gently sloping bottom land and tree-lined, grass river banks. Incredibly scenic with multiple building sites offering 360 degree, panoramic views up and down the river. Live Oak, Spanish oak, pecan, mesquite and mountain cedar cover the landscape. Live water you can see and hear varies from shallow rapids to deeper shoals then pools into a wide hole of still blue water great for fishing, swimming, and kayaking. This stretch of the Llano River flows crystal clear over the limestone bedrock and averaged a flow of 90 cubic feet per second in 2018 (per LCRA Hydromet records) outside of flood stages which is second only to the Lower Colorado and Guadalupe Rivers in central Texas. Ranch is loaded with wildlife including Whitetail and Axis Deer, Rio Grande Turkey, Wild Hogs, Upland Game Birds and more. Fish for yellow, blue or channel catfish, sun perch, large-mouth and Guadalupe bass.
IMPROVEMENTS: Electric on property. Improved road access throughout with areas of sculpted brush clearing have really opened up the views and show the potential for future site development. No well currently as location will be offered to the buyer but underground water is deemed strong as nearby well records from surrounding properties average 32 GPM at 445 ft. deep. Located over the Hickory Aquifer. Partially fenced and cross fenced in low-fence barbed wire.
LOCATION/ACCESS: Situated less than 10 miles south of Mason, TX along convenient paved access with 5,800 feet of State Ranch Rd. 1871 frontage. 45 minutes north of Fredericksburg, less than 2 hours NW of Austin or San Antonio and 4.5 hours from Houston.
TAXES/TITLE: Low carrying cost, currently under Ag valuation. Estimated property taxes are $480.04 for 2019. Seller is willing to divide and reserves 50% of the minerals in a non-participating royalty interest, granting full executive rights to buyer. Sensible deed restrictions in place. Owner financing is also available.
SUMMARY: First time offered for sale, this property's combination of outstanding views, live water, location, size, privacy and ease of access is a rare find these days in the Texas Hill Country. Excellent hunting, game or recreational ranch with long term investment and development potential. Purchase a fantastic ranch and also benefit from knowing you've helped fund future higher educations through contributing to the MISD Scholarship Foundation.