$3,950,000 • 420.76 acres
Old Thomas Ranch can be found just 60 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Austin and features the highest end of authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. Established in 1880 by early Texas pioneers, the stewards of this historic Hill Country ranch have lovingly restored its sprawling period ranch house and transformed it with the very best in modern amenities. Sitting on the porch carries the owner and guests to a simpler time, while offering extensive comfort and convenience. The additions of two wonderful guest homes, equipment barn, arena and multiple other amenities make this ranch one of the finest offerings to be found in Texas.
The original owners had wisely placed the headquarters at the bottom of a hill to catch the heavier cool air, and next to a flowing spring for water, with massive oaks and pecan trees providing cool shade. Made of huge limestone blocks and adobe brick, the ranch house stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Large rooms with high timber beam ceilings accent this antique home. There are three bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath in the main house, while the two guest homes each have a single bedroom, kitchen, living area and full bath. The main house includes large entry hall, den, spacious dining area, office area, a chefs kitchen, separate pantry room , and full utility room. The main house also has numerous porch/patio areas to enjoy the lush native landscaping. Such features are the cool and inviting screened-in Texas-size patio with outdoor kitchen, big shady front porch, flag stone patio overlooking the spring and a fenced-in outdoor court shaded by massive oaks. One might believe that only in an Austin Historical District could you find this fine of a home.
The ranch itself is located 4 miles west of Burnet, on top of Back Bone Ridge which overlooks the rugged red granite hills of the Llano uplift and sky-blue Highland Lakes off in the distance. The Highland Lakes are home to some of the best boating, skiing and championship Striper Bass fishing in all of Texas. Being over 420 acres of spectacular rolling topography, trees, 3 natural springs, abundant native game and scenic views. The property is low fenced and is sanctuary to an abundance of native wildlife. It is heavily wooded except for pastures and natural glades of native grasses. There are interior ranch roads suitable for ATVS, hiking and horseback riding. The headquarters and outdoor arena are accessible by an all weather paved road. This is an exceptional ranch property with a lot of appeal and diverse options for recreation.
In the morning catch the serenity of nature and the world coming to life and, in the evening guests can marvel at the spectacular sunsets at the overlook, then gather around the fire pit before bedding down in the main home or one of the guest houses.
If you are looking for a truly special place to create unforgettable memories, the Old Thomas Ranch is just the place for you and your family. Come visit this Hill Country jewel and experience its magic.