Republic Ranches, LLC


Republic Ranches is an elite farm, ranch and rural properties brokerage firm serving Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Arkansas and, via a strategic alliance with Fay Ranches, the Rocky Mountain West. Republic Ranches is one of the most powerful land brokerages in the country. We have offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Hondo, Houston, and San Antonio that allow us to effectively cover a broad region home to some of the finest ranches in North America. Our well-connected presence in the major cities gives us access to qualified buyers who nowadays often come from the capital-rich major metro areas. As a team, we bring to bear a new level of professionalism, talent, dedication, and unwavering ethics on behalf of our clients.
$1,595,000  •  677 acres
Situated in the north-central portion of Medina County, just north of Hondo, TX and south of Bandera, TX is the Elm Creek Ranch. This 677+/- acre is blessed with live oak bottoms set off by small grasslands and rolling topography creating a perfect mixture of Hill Country habitat. There are endless recreational opportunities that include hiking, hunting, cave exploring, horseback riding, birdwatching, biking and just enjoying the tranquility of the Texas Hill Country. Location: Elm Creek Ranch is just 13 miles north of Hondo, Texas and 11 miles south of Bandera, Texas. The ranch is nearly equidistant of Bandera, Quihi and Hondo providing great proximity to desirable amenities and shopping. The ranch is only one hour from San Antonio and a tad over 2 hours from the state capitol in Austin, TX. Topography, Rangeland & Habitat: The ranch has a balanced mixture of uplands, sloped hillsides and shallow draws that provide great habitat for wildlife and space for recreational activities. The bottom country is spotted with live oak motts, grasslands and dense ashe juniper forests. The transition break between the Hill Country and South Texas begins its transition on the ranch, however the habitat leans more towards the Hill Country’s typical terrain. Wildlife: The ranch is home to nearly all native wildlife that call this area of Medina county home. White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hog, bobcats and coyotes are present in this area just to name a few. In addition to the native wildlife, there have been known to be free-ranging exotics including elk, aoudad and axis deer. Water: Elm Creek, a wet weather creek, traverses the ranch from north to south providing beautiful bottoms and a travel corridor for the wildlife in the area. During the wet times, you will find seasonal water holes perfect for the ranches wildlife population. There is also a water well with a large trough. Minerals: All of Seller’s interest, surface and subsurface, will convey subject to restrictions/limits if any imposed by the terms of the easement. Area History: In A.J. Sowell’s book from 1900, “Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas”, which is a recommended read for anyone interested in first-hand history of the broader area, he recounts the story of the Cow Camp Massacre that occurred just west the ranch in 1866. Three boys were camping on a bluff over the Hondo Creek and gathering some stray livestock. An attack by a group of eight Indians resulted in one death, one capture and one escapee, August Rothe. Area Attractions: A quick drive from the ranch is the community of Bandera, TX, also known as the Cowboy Capital of the World. Here you can find delicious cuisine, nightlife activities such as bands and dancehalls, Bandera’s ProRodeo, small town boutique shopping, markets, parades and so much more. Medina Lake, a 4,246-acre reservoir of the Medina River, is a popular destination for water skiers, SCUBA divers as well as fishermen. It is so close to the ranch that you can see Medina Lake in the aerial shots on the listing page! A short distance to the south is Hondo, Texas, which has all the necessary supplies, groceries (including HEB) and restaurants, not to mention world-famous dove hunting opportunities! Conservation Values: The sale of this property will be subject to a conservation easement recorded at closing in favor of The Nature Conservancy. The new owner of this ranch will be completely at home with this easement in place as the draft easement and modifications that the Conservancy are willing to make provision for typical ranch uses and wide-ranging recreational activity. For more information about The Nature Conservancy’s work in Texas, click here. The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag valuation on its open space.
$1,850,000  •  515 acres
The Petit Jean River Ranch is a remarkable mixed-use property in northwest Arkansas. It is an excellent deer and waterfowl hunting property with good surface water and mixed wooded habitat. It also has productive pasture ground that can comfortably carry 100+ cows. This ranch has multiple improvements with a home cabin and working pens and is well maintained with a good road system. It has excellent views to the south of the Ouachita Mountain range. LOCATION The property is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Fort Smith and 12 miles southwest of Booneville. It is in the far southwest part of Logan County. TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT This ranch is about 60% pasture with a balance in mixed hardwoods and beautiful topography. The northern portion of the ranch is about 120’ in elevation and is densely wooded with a lot of wildlife. The fences and cross fences are in good condition and each pasture has access to good water. French Prairie Road bisects the ranch and is a county gravel road that is well maintained. IMPROVEMENTS Improvements include: Home with 1,500 square feet, two bedrooms, and two baths. This was built in 2010. Older home with approximately 1,200 square feet. Large open barn area with several horse stalls and bunkhouse quarters. Mobile home. The working pens are at the headquarters, with welded steel corrals, a doctoring chute, loading chutes, squeeze pens, sheds, a tack-room, dog kennels, pump-house and a pavilion. WATER This ranch has over 1 mile of frontage on the Petit Jean River, and additionally, approximately 1.5 miles of Prairie Branch Creek runs through the middle of it. The ranch has good subsurface water resources too with a solid and productive well at the headquarters. MISCELLANEOUS There is a private shale pit on the property at the northeast corner that is helpful to use on the ranch roads. Larger ranch equipment including several Kubota and John Deere tractors with haying cutting, raking and baling equipment is also available with a separate contract.
$4,400,000  •  200 acres
This ranch is a must-see 200 acre high fenced ranch with premium white-tailed deer and full equestrian facilities just minutes from The Woodlands. LOCATION Take 45 north just 30 minutes from The Woodlands, less than 10 minutes from Lake Conroe, and under 10 minutes from shopping in Huntsville. TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT Rolling hills covered in mature hardwood forest with yaupon, beautyberry and other assorted shrubs providing excellent deer and wildlife forage. There are several creek drainages running through the property for future lake sites and wetlands. WILDLIFE This ranch is a complete wildlife haven. Premium white-tailed deer genetics were introduced and the population is strong and under a management plan. A 4-acre bass lake was constructed on one of the main drains and has trophy bass fishing also under a management plan. Wood ducks, mallards and other waterfowl pile into the flooded timber man-made green tree reservoir. AGRICULTURE A 15-acre improved coastal bermuda pasture produces the hay for the equestrian facilities and the remaining hay is sold. IMPROVEMENTS This ranch has a beautiful 4,000 sf elegant farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with incredible exterior architecture and interior design. There is a large 4 stall horse barn with living quarters built in. There are five separate turnouts with water. The equipment barn is 4,000 sf with a built-in apartment for guests or ranch manager. There is another large barn for storage and a complete workshop. WATER The rolling topography of this region creates several large drains that run through the forested areas perfect for future lake and wetland development. A 4-acre bass lake was built on a large drain and can be enlarged if needed. This lake also has its own dedicated water well for filling if needed. A man-made green tree reservoir can be flooded in the fall for waterfowl and has its own dedicated well for filling. The house and headquarters area has two wells for supply and irrigation.
$3,450,000  •  230 acres
The North Fork Ranch boasts views of the surrounding countryside, mature hardwoods along the North Fork San Gabriel River, and a great location only 50 minutes from Cedar Park, Texas. LOCATION The property sits in the northeast quadrant of Burnet County on CR 202, southeast of Lake Victor, Texas. TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT The ranch has a gentle roll, the highest point being near the home and it gradually rolls down to the river bottom. A majority of the ranch has scattered young growth cedar and mesquite. WILDLIFE The property supports white-tailed deer populations, feral hogs, dove, turkey, and, not to mention, varmints and non-game species. AGRICULTURE The ranch is currently used as a cattle ranch. IMPROVEMENTS Sitting on the highest point sits an old farmhouse in fair shape. Part of it was built in 1954, and it was added on in 2002, totaling 1632 sq. ft. of living space. It has a great feel to it and still has the original hardwood floors. Due to the sizes of the surrounding ranches, you see very few rooftops scattered about in the surrounding countryside. It feels very private even though it is so close to Austin. WATER The ranch home has a water well that feeds the house and several water troughs around the home for the cattle. The surrounding ranches have water wells between 300-400 ft ranging from 25-55 GPM. The North Fork San Gabriel river traverses a portion of the property. It is a wet weather section of the river. There are several small pools along the river worth exploring. It is lined with tall Elm trees, which are beautiful in the fall as they change colors. There are three ponds on the ranch as well. ELECTRICITY The ranch has electricity back at the farmhouse.
$4,000,000  •  1,961 acres
The Lee River Ranch is an amazing oasis set on a 2.5 mile stretch of the Red River, overlooking the border of Texas and Oklahoma. Comprised of 1961 acres in Clay County, the Lee River Ranch is an outdoorsmans paradise. From the bluffs above the Red River, there are outstanding views of the diverse habitat along the bottomlands below. The ranch is primarily wooded and well-watered with a great combination of heavy cover, open grasslands, and 200+ acres of cultivation. As a result, the diverse habitat serves as a home for a wide assortment of wildlife species. The Lee River Ranch is a unique, multi-use property that will offer great recreational options while also providing an excellent cattle operation opportunity. LOCATION The Lee River Ranch is located in the Rolling Plains region of Texas, 20 miles northeast of Wichita Falls, Texas on Linville Road in Northwest Clay County. The location is unique in that it offers both ready access to an excellent local airport, Wichita Falls Regional Airport/Sheppard Airforce Base, which is 16 miles from the property and city infrastructure while retaining the very desirable size and remote feel of a multi-generationally owned and maintained hunting and ranching property. The airport shares resources with Sheppard Airforce Base, has four runways with the following dimensions: 13,100 ft by 300 ft, 10,002 ft by 150 ft, 6,000 ft by 150 ft, and 7,021 ft by 150 ft. Proximity to Major Cities: Wichita Fall: 20 Miles Fort Worth:126 Miles Oklahoma City: 145 Miles Amarillo: 240 Miles TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT Any wildlife enthusiast will appreciate the uniqueness of the diverse habitat on the Lee River Ranch. There are thick hardwood bottomlands comprised of pecans, elms, cedars, hackberry, cottonwoods and oaks. Wild plum thickets provide excellent cover and browse for white-tailed deer. In addition, the Lee River Ranch also has large open grassland meadows with scattered oaks that provide great edge effect for quail and turkey. Water and water access are an important asset of the property. The ranch resides along the Red River and is well watered. In addition, the property has a magnificent, large oxbow, several spring-fed ponds, seasonal creeks and other sloughs that make great wintering waterfowl habitat. WILDLIFE A result of the tremendous habitat diversity, the Lee Ranch offers excellent hunting for a variety of wildlife. The river bottoms and food plots provide superb whitetail hunting and ample roosting habitat for turkey. The bluestem fields make exceptional nesting habitat for bobwhite quail and turkey. And, of course, the abundance of water and valuable sloughs along the Red River are prime habitat for wintering waterfowl. IMPROVEMENTS Livestock pens, along with good cross-fencing, provide ideal infrastructure for a livestock operation. A water well and electricity are located near the livestock pens.
$3,400,000  •  527 acres
Hacienda Pradera is one of the best turnkey cattle/horse ranches on the market today. Whether for a weekend getaway, or a primary residence and ranching operation, this ranch provides a great mix of grasslands and oaks across rolling topography along with a classic style hacienda located minutes from historic Goliad, a highly sought after area. The ranch is conveniently located approximately 6 miles north of Goliad, and just under 2.5 miles off of US Hwy 183. Blacktop to the front door. Topography, rangeland & habitat: This is gently rolling country, undulating from grassy hilltops through shallow draws and back up the next hill. This terrain lends itself to tank construction, and the ranch boasts 5 stock tanks, the largest of which are 3-4 acres when full. Elevations range from +/-230 to 280 feet. Soils on the ranch are predominantly sandy loams and sandy clay loams. Approximately 70% of this ranch consists of Class 2 soils per USDA data. Combined with average rainfall of approximately 36 inches, this ranch will grow some grass. The current stocking ratio is 1 A.U. to 6.5 acres. Most of this ranch is open country dotted with scattered live oaks and small oak motts providing great visual appeal. Approximately 150 acres along one of the wet-weather creeks is classic Goliad County live oak country, providing natural shelter for cattle and wildlife alike. Wildlife: White-tailed deer, hogs, turkey, dove, and quail, plus varmints and waterfowl frequent the ranch. Agriculture: Current stocking rate is approximately 1 animal unit to 6.5 acres. Covered, pipe working pens are located at the arena. Perimeter fences are net-wire + barbwire top wires. Cross-fenced into multiple pastures. Grasslands are generally clean pasture, with some light brush around the oaks. Improvements: Follow the oak-lined, paved drive in from the gate and you will arrive at a classic Hacienda befitting this beautiful ranch. This +/-5,580 SF, 5:4.5 home sits atop one of the high points and is nestled in a beautiful stand of live oaks. Watch the sunset from the expansive back patio or the swimming pool. (Additional photos coming soon.) A 28,800 SF covered arena, foremans home, 5-stall horse barn, and 6,000 SF insulated barn with concrete slab, and a smaller equipment shed constitute the remaining primary improvements. Water: Four water wells, plus the stock tanks, provide good water distribution across the ranch. Minerals: Surface only; seller does not believe any minerals are owned. There is no production on the ranch.
$17,500,000  •  313 acres
Nestled in the historic hills north of Chappell Hill, Texas, sits the renowned Dos Brisas Ranch. As you drive in the meandering driveway, you cross the pecan tree-lined creek bottom of Peach creek. Sitting on the highest hill overlooking the 313-acre ranch sits the ranch compound with world-class equestrian facilities and some of the finest Haciendas, Casitas, and amenities you will ever see. LOCATION Dos Brisas is located 6 miles north of Chappell Hill on FM 1155 there is also access to the backside of the ranch on Copelyn Springs Road. It is about a 15-minute drive to downtown Brenham. TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT The ranch offers a high hilltop overlooking the creek bottom. Most of the property is rolling topography, giving it great definition and beautiful views. The highest point is about 240 feet above sea level, and the lowest point at the creek is roughly 170 ft above sea level. WILDLIFE At one time, the property was growing organic vegetables in extensive fertile gardens around the property for HEB and Houston restaurants. Because of this, the ranch was high fenced to keep deer and other game from eating the crops. It is ready to go if someone wants to bring exotics or whitetail in. IMPROVEMENTS Dos Brisas headquarters offers beautiful Spanish-style architecture throughout the sprawling manicured grounds. There are five elegant Haciendas and two luxurious Casitas to accommodate family and friends. Additionally, there is a 60,000 sq. ft. covered riding arena and 24 indoor world-class horse stalls. There is also an entertainment lodge with a pool, full bar, commercial kitchen, dining room, and climate-controlled wine room. Additionally, there are several other housing options on the site for guests and employees. To fully understand the passion and detail that went into designing this property, you must see it. ELECTRICITY Over 4000 ft. of Peach Creek traverses this property through groves of pecan trees. There are also three ponds on the property for fishing. AREA HISTORY Dos Brisas was once part of a 4428-acre property, granted to Samuel R. Miller and his wife in 1824 when they arrived in Texas. Mr. Miller was a Texas Pioneer from Virginia; he was a farmer and stockman by trade. He was part of Stephen F. Austins Old Three Hundred, and after several years of arriving, he held the position of Sheriff for the community. He was also one of the signers of the petition to establish the Washington Municipality.
$1,304,033  •  96.6 acres
A beautiful 96.6 acre +/- farm and ranch located between Devine and Bigfoot in the northeast corner of Frio County. It is rare to come across a place this size in such a great location and with so much to offer. Location: The property is easily accessible with over 1200 feet of frontage on F.M. Highway 472 and a 60 lane owned in fee connecting the ranch to State Hwy 173. Less than an hour drive from San Antonio. Topography, rangeland & habitat: The western portion of the property consists of a 36 acre Tifton bermudagrass field with approximately 30 acres of that under a new 596 Valley model 7000 irrigation pivot. The remainder of the ranch consists of slightly rolling pasture with several excellent building sites. A very nice stock tank is located in the northern portion of the ranch. The perimeter is entirely high-fenced. Water: There is a new Carrizo Wilcox irrigation well (520 +/- depth; 8 casing) with a 60 hp electric submersible pump that serves the irrigation pivot and that is piped to supplement the stock tank if necessary. The ranch has a Benton City water meter in place. Electricity: The ranch is served by Medina Electric.
Contact for Price  •  32 acres
The Woods is a family of deed-restricted ranches located in Brazos County, Texas, not far from Texas A&M University. Totaling nearly 500 acres, the Woods is private, gated, and thoughtfully managed to ensure that each of its 30+ acre ranches maintains its value for generations. RANCHES Currently, six ranches are available in the Woods. Each ranch, unique and untouched, is situated on the south side of College Station, about 15 minutes from Kyle Field and just over an hour from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. BREAKOUT SUMMARY Ranch 1: +/- 40 Acres, Private ranch, open savannah, creek bottom, asking $762,839 Ranch 2: +/- 48 Acres, Private ranch, woodlands and open savannah, creek bottom, hilltop view, asking $907,581 Ranch 3: +/- 36 Acres, Private ranch, woodlands and open savannah, creek bottom, hilltop view, asking $679,261 Ranch 4: +/- 33 Acres, Private ranch, woodlands, creek bottom, asking $618,857 Ranch 5: +/- 32 Acres, Private ranch, woodlands, creek bottom, asking $612,589 Ranch 6: +/- 33 Acres, Private ranch, woodlands, creek bottom, asking $627,025 Layout, pricing and acreage subject to change. FACTS & FEATURES 30 50 acre ranches in Brazos County, Texas College Station address, Navasota ISD Post oak savannah ecosystem, mostly heavily wooded Wildlife tax exemption in place Deed restricted: Residential, recreational, wildlife management, or limited ag uses only Private and secluded, with electric access gate High-speed internet Building and visibility setbacks from property lines (generally 100) Restrictions on clearing trees No subdivision for 10 years. Ranches may never be smaller than 20 acres. BTU (electric), water well required, trash service *Information is preliminary and subject to change.
$2,875,000  •  23.5 acres
Woodway Farm is a horse lovers paradise. This beautifully maintained 23.5-acre farm has all the amenities needed for a working farm. The property has sandy loam soil and lovely trees all over the property. There is also excellent drainage with no standing water or flooding issues. Location: Woodway Farm is located on a quiet road off of FM 1486, minutes from the 249/Aggie Tollway making the commute from Houston a breeze. Amenities: Beautiful brick 4 bed/3 bath house with a pool Separate living quarters for farm employees 2 Barnmaster barns with 21 stalls total and tack room Covered European 8 horse walker Numerous paddocks for the horses, one of which has an additional 2 stalls 100 x 225 irrigated covered arena with GGT footing 150 x 250 irrigated outdoor arena with sand footing A cleared bridle trail around the property
$2,500,000  •  7.7 acres
Bolton’s Crown Quality is a long-time standard in the Wichita Falls/Vernon area of agriculture and ranching. This offering is only the commercial grain facility with a storage capacity of 700,000 bushels. (Over 1.3 total miles of rail line in Vernon and Harrold is also available separately.) The subject property consists of two locations. The main Vernon location consists of one concrete upright 14 bin cluster with a 550,000 bushel storage capacity, one concrete upright 6 bin cluster with 150,000 bushel storage capacity, feed mill, seed office, truck scales, and grain probe. This property is located on the west side of Fannin Street, south of Mill Street, in Wilbarger County. It has all four corners of the mainline rail at Hwy 283. The Harrold location has an office, truck scales, and grain probe, located in Harrold, Wilbarger County. Property: The actual real estate is comprised of 336,719 square feet, or 7.73 acres. The subject fronts the western line of Fannin Street for approximately 375 linear feet. Utilities: Water, sewer, and electricity are available to the subject. Electric services, water, and sewer are all provided by city of Vernon. Atmos Energy supplies natural gas service. Zoning: The site is zoned commercial. Improvements: The improvements consist of two reinforced concrete grain elevators and annexes, office/scale house in Vernon (2,275 square feet), office/scale house on leased land in Harrold (700 square feet)two truck scales, quonset building, with a total grain storage capacity of 700,000 bushels, and railway service. Location: Bolton’s Crown Quality, Inc. 810 Fannin Street Vernon, Texas 76385
$2,922,000  •  974 acres
Located in the heart of Texas’s upper coastal duck and goose hunting prairies, this farm is in prime waterfowling country. For the last several years, noted guide and outfitter Jim West has had the exclusive hunting rights. The combination of water and habitat management for ducks and geese along with the continued rice farming on this and surrounding properties have produced years of excellent east side hunting. Conveniently located approximately 20 miles east of the Grand Parkway, making it to your office in Houston or Beaumont after a successful duck hunt is easily achievable. Location: Located 2 miles north of FM 1663 on all-weather Hamilton Lateral Road, the property is midway between Hankamer and Winnie along the Chambers-Liberty County line. Habitat & Wildlife: Predominantly open prairie with a rice rotation, typically there are three to four areas ranging from 5 to 20 acres holding shallow flood during the migratory season, along with a few wet prairie potholes providing additional habitat and hunting opportunities. Rice is on a two-year rotation, with approximately 100 acres planted one year, and 200 acres the next. The farm features two areas of dense brush consisting mostly of regrowth pine, sweetgum, myrtle, and yaupon, with a handful of scattered larger hardwoods and pines. These areas total approximately 180 acres, providing habitat for the deer, hogs, and other varmints that are common on the upper prairie. This farm has produced some nice bucks! Dove hunting can be very good, with several-acre food plots of milo and sunflowers planted. The majority of the soils on this farm are clay or loamy clay. Per USDA data, roughly 56% of the acreage consists of League Clay (classified as prime farmland by USDA). As is common in this area, a large portion of the property is within the 100-year flood plain. However, there are approximately 300 acres that are not in FEMA designated flood plain, including several acres near the front of the property, making that area favorable for barn or camp location. USDA: The property is PLC payment eligible, and has 21.1 acres of rice base and 90.5 acres of soybean base. Water: Rice is irrigated off the West Devers Canal System, part of the LNVA. Minerals: Surface only. History: This farm is a part of the historic Boyt Ranch, which traces its history back to when E.W. Boyt arrived here at the age of 15 from Mississippi on a cattle drive and never left. In 1904 he bought his first piece of land and continued to grow it until it reached from Devers south to the coast.
$1,376,585  •  1,063 acres
1063 forested ranch acres subdivided into 7 parcels ready for an exclusive development.
$1,620,000  •  2,400 acres
The Higdon Ranch is a terrific 2,400-acre property with many improvements. The ranch has typical high plains mountain interface geography with rolling hills and arroyos. This property is move-in ready and equipped to run livestock. The current grazing tenant has done a good job in stewardship of this ranch, which is being grazed by a small herd of cattle. This is a great place to raise a family or quiet living. Improvements: There is a remodeled, furnished one-bedroom home that is ready for move in. There is a storage building and a shop building, pipe-fenced livestock handling facilities and scale. Perimeter fencing and gates are in good condition. Water: There is an extensive water system with two active wells. Location: The ranch is within an hour of Albuquerque and 90 minutes from Santa Fe. Hunting: The ranch historically has received one antelope tag each year. Zoned Torrance County AP-40 Agricultural Preservation. Listing broker must be present to show ranch.
$26,089,700  •  40,138 acres
NEW LOWER PRICE! A rare jewel in the desert, the Monarch Ranch is located on over 5 miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as you climb over 300’ from the river. Fantastic hunting and fishing, miles of paved roads and a 6,000’ lighted and paved airport runway make the ranch extremely accessible in this dramatic country. The purported largest volume cave in Texas and remains of Fort Hudson are just a few of the amazing sites to visit on the ranch. Location: The ranch is located on Highway 163 near Baker’s Crossing, 25 miles north of Lake Amistad and also has frontage on FM 1024 from Comstock. Habitat: The Monarch Ranch is found where multiple eco-systems meet, including elements of the Chihuahuan Desert, Edwards Plateau and Tamaulipan Thornscrub along with deep river basin soils containing towering pecan trees and majestic live oaks along the riverbank. The property contains important portions of the Devils River watershed including its recharge zone, tributaries, springs, riparian gallery woodlands, caves and karst aquifer systems. Along the lower lands of the river and canyons, live oaks, pecans and sycamores dominate the landscape. Much of the area along the river is a true riparian eco-system with reeds, tall bunch grasses and cane breaks dominating the zone. As you move away from the river, the ranches steep topography is dominated by ashe juniper, some oaks, and cacti. This is a very rugged country with breathtaking views and caves for exploring. The upper highlands have extensive native grasses, diverse brush species and some ashe juniper dominating the landscape. Wildlife: The multitude of differing environments on this ranch creates country that has an amazing biodiversity. White-tailed deer are found throughout the ranch, and the occasional mule deer can be found in the highlands. Turkey are plentiful in the bottoms along with a strong population of bob-white quail. Aoudad Sheep are found along the steep cliffs and canyons coming up from the river bottom. Blue quail are common in the highlands, along with strong populations of mourning dove. Bobcats, coyotes, badgers, and mountain lions are also very common in the area. The Devils River brings in a host of wildlife that might not be commonly found this far west, including plenty of ducks, amazing migrations of monarch butterflies and raptors such as Bald Eagles and Ospreys that hunt the fish in the river. The Monarch Ranch is managed under an MLD III plan (currently referred to as a MLD Conservation Plan), allowing for extended seasons for deer hunting and professional management of the wildlife. The fishing in the Devils River on the Monarch is truly lights out. Perhaps the best small mouth bass fishery in the State of Texas exists in the cool clear waters of the river here with many fish exceeding six pounds. Largemouth bass are also abundant along with bream and catfish. Water: The Devils River is considered the purest water in the State of Texas and is used by the State as the index for clean water. The river’s headwater springs are on the neighboring ranch up river from the Monarch. The ranch has over 5 miles of frontage on the river, including over a mile and a half of both sides of the river. There are multiple springs on the ranch, including a large spring (Phillips Spring) that feeds pristine water into the river. Further, many seeps can be found in the canyons, particularly during wet periods. Groundwater is available in this region that is of excellent quality. There are 25 water wells on the property (electric pump, solar and windmills) as well as miles of water pipelines distributing the water throughout the property. Improvements: Housing on the Monarch is modest and not too extensive. On the west side of the river there is a mobile home used for the ranch foreman and a “pilots cabin” near the airport that is relatively new and very comfortable. On the east side there are several modular homes and the main lodge that sits along the river bottom. The airport on the west side of the ranch has a newly paved 6,000’ runway with stripes and lights and includes a large hangar and fuel tanks. There are over 13 miles of paved roads on the ranch that are in excellent condition and make getting around the extensive ranch very easy. The ranch also has the only private bridge over the Devils River in existence. Electricity: There are multiple access points to electricity throughout much of the ranch. Minerals: Approximately 13,000 net mineral acres are owned by Seller on the Monarch, and there are significant State Classified Minerals on the ranch as well. Conservation Easement: The owner of the Monarch Ranch donated a conservation easement on this fabulous property to help conserve this unique part of Texas. The ecological values along the Devils River warrant stewarding and protection for future owners and heirs to enjoy the quiet solitude it offers. Thousands of acres along the Devils River have Conservation Easements which ensure that much of the area will remain in its natural state and be an oasis of nature. This working example of cooperative conservation has brought private land-owners, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy together with a common goal to keep the wild Devils River wild and running clear for the future. As owner of the property you would be part of one of the largest “conservation neighborhoods” in Texas. Highlights of the easement include: The Monarch East Ranch and Monarch West Ranch may each be subdivided into two separate ranches. There are currently six existing home sites on the Monarch East Ranch which can be maintained and remodeled by the owner. On the Monarch West Ranch there are currently two existing homes which can also be maintained and remodeled. A total of six new “Residence Compounds” may be built on the Monarch Ranch. Each of these compounds may be up to ten acres and multiple buildings may be built in each new compound. These compounds may not be built within any of the No Development Zones with the exception that two new compounds may be built near the river on the Monarch West (there is currently an existing building compound on the Monarch East river frontage). New roads may be built to access the new Residence Compounds and all existing roads may be maintained and improved. Livestock grazing, crops, orchards and vineyards may be grown on the property outside of the No Development Zones. No restrictions on hunting and fishing, blind placements, etc. Established caliche pits are recognized on the ranch and may be used to maintain existing roads and build new roads to residence compounds. History: The Monarch Ranch is located in a historically rich section of Val Verde County. Following Texas independence from Mexico in 1836, John Coffee Hays is the first American recorded to visit Val Verde County in an effort to establish a road from San Antonio to El Paso in 1848. During his time tracking the road, he renames the San Pedro River the Devils River, to fit with the difficult terrain. Fort Hudson also known as Camp Hudson was located on the San Pedro Creek, a tributary of the Devils River. Established in June of 1857, the gravel and lime constructed fort has a state marker on the highway and gravestones of fallen soldiers on the property. Fort Hudson was one of several camps built between San Antonio and El Paso to protect and aid travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road, known as the Chihuahua Trail. A local post office was built at the camp along an elevated but isolated section of the creek, seeing only a few travelers in the early years. The post office closed in 1866 and by 1871 the camp was reorganized with two companies of cavalry to be used as a summer camp to protect new settlers. Fort Hudson troops fought with Indians, sometimes driving them down into Mexico. By 1877 the threat of Indian attacks no longer existed in the capacity to keep the fort open. A centennial marker was placed on the site by the Texas Historical Commission in 1936. Fern Cave is located on the western portion of Monarch Ranch and is considered the largest cave, in terms of volume, in Texas. Fern Cave is estimated at around 300,000 cubic meters. There are at least 3,000 caves and sinkholes known in Texas and are important economic, scientific and recreational resources. Fern Cave, also known as Bat Cave, houses thousands of bats in the summer. The total length of the cave is between 500’ and 1,000’ and the total depth is around 75’. A survey of the cave was completed in 1963. Bakers Crossing is located on State Highway 163, crossing the river on a bridge slightly to the west of the original crossing and site of the earlier highway bridge. Bakers Crossing was named for a pioneer who settled on the site being the ‘Second Crossing of the Devils River’ by the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Bakers Crossing lies at an elevation of 1,516’.
$6,500,000  •  2,188.11 acres
Happy Falls Canyon Ranch is located in the High Plains region of Texas, just east of the town of Wayside. The property has beautiful views for miles, great hunting and a nice home. There is also a barn and working pens for cattle. Excellent trails make four-wheeling a great way to get around the property. The home is fairly new with 3 bedrooms and a large, open living area with a nice kitchen. The master bedroom has a huge bath and walk-in closet. A large back porch is excellent for sitting and watching the wildlife.
$9,303,525  •  2,079 acres
The Shouse River Ranch is a true heritage property being part of the historic O’Connor Ranch established after the Texas Revolutionary War. The ranch is a diverse working property southeast of Goliad, Texas that includes miles of frontage on the San Antonio River, towering oaks, pecans and cottonwoods as well as some of the last native tallgrass prairie remaining in Texas. The property is very well-watered, cross-fenced and has multiple improvements including a large home overlooking the river valley. Location: The ranch is located on Highway 239, eight miles southeast of Goliad, Texas. The property has over 1.3 miles of frontage on the north side of Highway 239. Habitat: The Shouse River Ranch is a very diverse property including miles of river bottom alluvial soils, hay pastures, dense live oak forests, and native tallgrass prairie. The rich bottomland is approx. 950 acres made up of various fine sandy loams and has a mix of native grasses and fenced hay fields with various improved strains of grasses (Jiggs, Tifton and coastal). The extensive river frontage is dominated by huge pecans, oaks and cottonwoods. The 350 acres of rolling live oak forest portion of the property is mostly fine sands and sandy loams. Native grasses grow amongst the huge stands of mostly mature live oaks with mesquites and native brushes. The remaining 780 acres of the property are dominated by the native tallgrass prairie with interspersed post oaks and mesquite. This land is rolling and well-drained on the higher country and dominated by fine sandy loams. Wildlife: Wildlife is abundant on this pasture with white-tailed deer, turkey, dove and quail. The mix of bottomlands and wooded uplands creates tremendous habitat for deer and turkey. The native grasses create excellent habitat for bobwhite quail and the Attwater’s prairie-chicken (A unique feature of this part of the ranch is the voluntary work with Attwater’s prairie-chicken. Due to the ranch’s great biological diversity that still thrives on this native tallgrass prairie, the owners have collaborated with multiple government and private organizations to enhance the diversity of the prairie habitat and wildlife. This is one of the few places left where the Attwater’s prairie-chicken can be found). There is also an established bald eagle nest high in a pecan tree along the river. During the winter migration ducks, geese and sandhill cranes are found in the lake and low-lying areas that fill with water. Improvements: The main house built in 1993, sits on a bluff overlooking the river valley with a large lake built just below the 6,000 +/- sq. ft. establishment. The home has towering ceilings with two large bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study and large den. There is also a foreman’s home and good set of cattle pens. Fencing on the ranch is all 5 strand and in good condition with multiple pastures. Water: Water is supplied from eight water wells (two windmills, two solar, and four electric) on the ranch, well distributed among the pastures as well as access points to the river. The San Antonio River has 3.5 miles of frontage on the ranch and runs year-round. There is a 3.5-acre lake below the house and several smaller stock ponds on the ranch. The groundwater here is of excellent quality and access to large volumes of water is very consistent in this area, with most wells being less than 300’. Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There is no current production on the ranch. History: The Shouse Ranch is part of the historic O’Connor ranches that has been continuously owned and operated by family members for well over a century and a half. Founded by Thomas O’Connor who had fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, the ranches grew to over 500,000 acres. Part of the legacy of this famous cattle ranch was helping to develop the cattle which ultimately became the foundation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Currently, families of Mr. O’Connor’s descendants share ownerships of the land in different pastures. The Shouse Ranch pastures have continued the legacy of Mr. O’Connor and run a well-established cow/calf operation to this day. Price: List price is $9,303,525 ($4,475/acre).
$2,500,000  •  300 acres
Ward Ranch is 300 +/- acres located on the San Bernard River. This property has nearly 2 miles of the San Bernard as the eastern border. Through the middle of the property is a well-maintained road that gives great access to most of the ranch. Location: Less than 65 miles from downtown Houston. 8.2 miles from Brazoria Texas. 50 miles to Beltway 8 and 288. Recreation: The recreational possibilities are endless for this property. With 2 miles of river frontage, you are a short drive to the intercostal canal or travel up the San Bernard for water sports. In the middle of the property is a 2.5-acre duck pond. This pond has ideal duck habitat. On the north end of the property are large live oaks, this part of the ranch is great for deer and hog hunting. Development: This tract is ideally located for future development. The shape of the property lends its self to be developed into a river and woods community on the San Bernard River. Similar to what has been developed across the river. Minerals: Surface only is included in the offering price. There is one well currently on the property. Asking Price: $2,500,000.00
$10,017,000  •  3,780 acres
Located less than 20 miles south of Falfurrias off of Hwy 281 lies the Glick Ranch, a terrific “sand sheet” ranch that has great quail and deer hunting, fantastic groundwater, infrastructure for cattle operations and fine accommodations. This high fenced property also comes with an exotics pasture, two pivot locations (one pivot) and water distribution system all over the property. Location: The ranch is located eighteen miles south of Falfurrias at the dead end of County Road 304 just west of Encino. The west side of the property has .7 miles of frontage on County Road 309. The Brooks County Airport is less than 23 miles from the ranch entrance. Topography and Habitat: The Glick Ranch is located in the South Texas Plains ecosystem in the middle of the sand sheet and is primarily grasslands with mixed brush, mesquites and oaks. The ranch is almost entirely made up of Nueces fine sand and Sarita fine sand complexes. This fine sandy soil is famous for creating what is likely the best bobwhite quail habitat in the entire country and the forbs produced in this country not only develop excellent seed banks for quail but also produce spectacular flowers in the spring. There is a combination of live oak and mesquites found throughout the ranch with majestic oaks dominating portions of the ranch creating beautiful scenery and excellent turkey roosts. Portions of the ranch have thicker brush creating great deer habitat, while other portions of the property are more open Mott country excellent for running dogs for quail. Besides the oaks and mesquites, other brush species on the ranch include hog plum, guayacan, acacias and black brush. All creating excellent cover and food sources for the native wildlife. The majority of the property has tall native prairie grasses including primarily bluestems and paspalums. In and around the pivots there is primarily coastal bermuda grass. Good clay can be found beneath the sand sheet for creating lakes and ponds. Wildlife: The deer hunting on this high fenced ranch is fantastic with a carefully managed deer herd that allows excellent aging of trophy deer and manages a 1.5 to 1 doe to buck ratio. Multiple large bucks were observed by us during visits to the ranch and 170’s deer are annually taken from the property. The deer are well managed to create these trophies and prove the native genetics. The ranch is located in the heart of some of the best quail country in the U.S.. The naturally motted portions of the property create excellent habitat for quail with about half the property open enough to run quail rigs and dogs. Some thicker brush portions of the ranch have been sprayed to kill mesquite and will be available for creating even more quail country by running a fire through those portions. Turkey are abundant on the ranch. There are many huge live oaks all over the ranch which provide excellent roosting cover necessary for these majestic birds. The dove hunting here is superb with most hunting taking place at the multiple small ponds located around the ranch. The existing pivots used for growing Bermuda grass now could easily be put into growing dove fields to further enhance the dove hunting. There is a 1,000-acre high fenced pasture within the ranch that currently holds multiple exotics and whitetails. These exotics can either be purchased by the Buyer or be removed prior to finalizing the sale. Several of the lakes on the property have catfish and bass stocked for fishing. Water: There are two irrigation wells located on the property run by direct drives. The main irrigation well produces over 900 gpm and is used primarily to run the pivot system (one 1,200’ string) used on two pivot fields that make up approximately 240 acres under pivot total. The second irrigation well produces over 300 gpm and is currently not in use. Four more water wells are placed around the ranch and water lines are run throughout the ranch to both ponds and watering stations. There are also several unused drilled wells that could be put into production including a large diameter borehole that could be put into a third irrigation well. Ground water here is plentiful and most wells are 350’ to 500’ deep. There are currently six ponds located around the ranch with four of them having water added by water lines. Improvements: There is a housing compound that is anchored by a lodge with combination dining room/den/kitchen centrally located and six rooms accessed outside of lodge along a covered porch on the back. Each room has its own bathroom. The lodge has a covered bbq pit behind it overlooking a small lake with fish and a fire pit. Also in the compound are three nice mobile homes that are well done for more sleeping areas and a cooler/storage area. Closer to the entrance is the managers home, and there are several barns and cattle catch pens around the property. There is extensive interior fencing for rotating cattle, and two high fenced food plot areas on the ranch with access to water. Other: No minerals are available with the sale of the property. There are two electric lines that run into the property. The property currently runs its own cattle operation. The cattle could be purchased separately to stay on the ranch or removed depending on the wishes of the Buyer.
$590,000  •  40 acres
San Bernard River Retreat is 40 acres located on the banks of the San Bernard River. This property is fully fenced with a fee simple strip going to county road 306. The main feature of this property is more than 1,750 feet located on the river. At this point in the river it is over 300 feet wide and being deep enough to accommodate barges. You will be hard-pressed to find a more private property along the San Bernard River, with a 1,000-foot fee simple access to county road 306. Nearly all of the property is covered with trees, allowing the new owner to pick and choose their building sites. A short 10 mile boat ride to the intercostal canal. If fishing isn’t your thing, you can head north on the river for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wake surfing. All of this less than 65 miles from downtown Houston.
$1,992,000  •  935 acres
The Cy Mui Ranch is located in the transitional zone between the Edwards Plateau and the South Texas brush country. The blend of topography, fine South Texas brush and locale provides abundant free ranging game with excellent hunting opportunities. In fact, the ranch has a history of harvesting some fantastic trophies! Location: The ranch is an equidistance of 30 miles north of Del Rio and Brackettville, TX off of paved FM 2523. San Antonio, TX is approximately 2 hour and 30 drive. Houston, TX is approximately 5 hour and 15 minutes drive. Austin, TX is approximately 3 hour and 45 minutes drive. Habitat and Topography: The habitat at Cy Mui is a mixture of diverse South Texas brush and Hill Country flora. The ranch’s topography consists of several draws, thick bottoms and top country. The vegetation in this transitional area is typical of the Hill Country with live oaks, shin oak, mesquite, redbud, mountain laurel, and juniper; along with a mix of South Texas brush including guajillo, blackbrush, guayacan, kidneywood, brazil, and other typical species providing good browse. Wildlife: Cy Mui Ranch offers fantastic low-fenced hunting for both free ranging native and exotic game. Wildlife management and feeding programs have been in place for several years and the game has certainly benefited. A whitetail buck scoring as large as 170+ inches (pictured above) has been taken in the past, however bucks scoring in the 130’s to 150’s is more common. Of the typical free ranging exotics in the area, the most prevalent are axis deer and aoudad. Improvements: Cy Mui’s improvements consist of a new 3,600 sf ranch house, old barn and an equipment shed. The ranch house is beautifully finished out on the interior with granite counter tops, high ceilings and an open floor plan perfect for the gathering of family and friends. The home has 4 bedrooms and a hallway of bunk beds. Of the 4 bedrooms two are dedicated as master bedrooms. Water: The ranch is equipped with one water well (electric with submersible pump) with a 2,500 gallon water storage tank. For the wildlife there are several water storage tanks with water troughs strategically placed around the ranch. There are several spots on the ranch perfect for digging small ponds for wildlife or livestock purposes. Minerals: Seller’s owned minerals, if any, will convey with the surface.
$845,000  •  71 acres
This turn-key, 71 acre high fenced exotic ranch is conveniently located on a quiet dead end road, just 15 miles east of Madisonville and a mere 5 miles south of Midway. The ranch comes complete with two furnished cabins, a lake, outdoor grill, a well designed wildlife trap with drop gates and load out chute, and all the extras that make this the perfect recreational tract to come enjoy with family and friends. Though mostly wooded, brush cleared lanes gives easy access around the perimeter of the ranch and offer plenty of open space for wildlife to travel. A newly surfaced caliche road from the gate gives great all weather access to the cabins and lake. The wooded interior of the ranch gives substantial cover for the wildlife and allows a buyer to shape and manage as they please. The wildlife trap and chute allow buyers an opportunity for a productive revenue stream through the raising and selling of exotic species. Axis, fallow, black buck, barasingha and elk roam freely throughout the high fenced ranch making for exciting drives as you never know which species you will see. The well known Huntsville Livestock Barn is located just 22 miles from the ranch, where exotics and livestock can be trailered and auctioned for sale. A 15 acre tract bordering the creek on the eastern boundary remains low fenced, allowing for native wildlife such as whitetails and hogs to pass freely. This tract is heavily wooded but could easily be fenced in with the remainder of the ranch.
$1,590,000  •  130 acres
The Big Sprig Ranch is an outstanding recreational property just outside of Danbury, Texas and is located only 47 miles from downtown Houston. The ranch includes a modern lodge sitting over two fishing lakes and includes 3 duck hunting lakes and several smaller ponds used for raising stocker fish for the main bass lake, and a long-range shooting facility. This is a beautiful ranch with outstanding fishing and waterfowl hunting that is in a great area, easy to reach for a weekend away from the city or duck hunting trip before work. Location: The property is just 3 miles southeast of Danbury Texas on the paved County Road 210. Topography: The property includes a 25 acre home compound with two large fishing lakes, shop/barn, home and an orchard. There are three duck hunting ponds, eight fish rearing ponds, and a 12-acre shooting range. Kings Creek creates the boundary on the south line. Properties to the north and west are private duck hunting and fishing properties and property to the south and east is farmland. Wildlife: This area is well known for its outstanding waterfowl hunting and reputation for great fishing lakes. The property is only a few miles west of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and the coast, which allows it to hold great numbers of ducks, geese and cranes during the hunting season. There are hogs and deer on the property as well as some of the best migratory bird populations in the State. Improvements: A two-story 4,800 sq. ft. Austin Chalk lodge overlooks the fishing lakes. The lodge has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and is finished out for the most discriminating tastes with large living room, kitchen and fireplace as well as screened in back porch and comes fully furnished. The main room has a towering ceiling and incorporates the den, kitchen and dining room into one large great room. There are three bedrooms downstairs and a kids bedroom upstairs with a game room on second floor overlooking the main great room. The home also has a large enclosed garage and mudroom. There is a new 30×30 gazebo located on an island in the front lake with a 200’ bridge to access from the lodge with its own television and dish setup and a fireplace. The approximate 25 acre home compound is entirely hog fenced and includes a new steel pole barn for storing tractors and equipment and an enclosed air conditioned work shop. Around the compound there are multiple other amenities such as a unique swimming pool (which is filled by well upon arrival and drained when you leave; no chemicals or filters!), horseshoe pits, bocce court and an in-ground trampoline. The house area is well manicured and includes an orchard of citrus trees, lots of live oaks, cypress and irrigated garden. All of the duck hunting ponds have water canals to add water and drainage systems to allow for keeping the ideal depth of water for waterfowl hunting. There are also multiple duck blinds throughout the property. The big water well can service the entire ranch via canal system. The fishing lakes are stocked with bluegill, redear, hybrid blue/channel catfish and largemouth bass. The lakes have multiple fish feeders and planted large cypress and live oaks along the banks. The fishing is absolutely terrific. The smaller lake has catfish and bass. The larger lake is bass, redear, bluegill and threadfin shad. There are seven small lakes that are currently used to raise bass, bluegill and tilapia to maintain the main fishing lakes and sell baitfish that are not used by the owner. They include fish feeders and are currently stocked. There is also a system to overwinter broodstock tilapia in the shop. There is a 500-yard rifle range with an air-conditioned shooting house, handgun range and five-stand skeet area that has been built for firearm enthusiasts. There is another shooting stand to make the range 750 yds. The property also conveys lots of equipment including tractors, mowers, boat, skeet throwers and multiple smaller tools and implements to run the ranch. Water: This property is watered through a canal system that extends water throughout the property. The canal is fed through a deep irrigation water well that is operated on a diesel pump. There is also a separate electric water well for the home. As a backup, water is available for purchase through the farmers water canal system. Electricity: Electric lines run from the county road to the lodge.
$2,821,590  •  1,172 acres
Price Reduced by 10%, only $2,407.50 per acre! The Lafayette 1172 Ranch is a quintessential Coastal Prairie habitat highlighted by the rich soils, abundant wildlife and native grasses this unique area has to offer. This 1172.42+/- acres are an ideal property for someone looking for a combination hunting and grazing ranch. Hunters know this area to be exceptional for duck, geese and sandhill cranes along with great deer and hog hunting! Ranchers know and appreciate the sandy loam soils, high annual rainfall and native grasses. Being only 100-miles southwest of Houston, this raw unimproved ranch is conveniently located and ready to be enjoyed. One is going to be hard pressed to find another recreational/grazing ranch of this caliber in such close proximity to the Houston Metroplex priced as attractively as the Lafayette 1172. Location: Located along CO 445, 3-miles north of Francitas, TX. Approximately 982+/- acres are located in Jackson County and 190+/- acres in Matagorda County. Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing: As previously noted, this area is known to have some of the best waterfowl hunting in Texas. Strategically located in the “funnel” of the Central Flyway and only 20-miles from the coast. Duck, geese and sandhill cranes are prolific! The natural 35-45 acre wetland area creates a native habitat for birds to flock to. Whitetail deer, dove and feral hogs are abundant with some very nice bucks being harvested in recent seasons. For the saltwater angler; Palacios is only 20-miles from the gate and boasts excellent bay fishing. One could easily improve the waterfowl hunting even more by creating additional wetlands. Topography, Rangeland and Habitat: Over 70% of the ranches soil composition is Texana fine sandy loam which is conducive to intense grazing and moderate farming practices. The topography is generally flat with open rangeland. There is a fair amount of Mcartney hedge spread throughout. Historically, this area receives 45-inches of rainfall annually. Water: There is a natural 35-45 acre wetland area. There are also, irrigation canals running throughout the property not currently in use. One domestic well is located at the barn with irrigation pipes running to multiple troughs within the property. Fencing: Fencing is fair in general with lots of cross fencing in-place creating 10 separate pastures. Improvements: There is an older 75X80 foot metal barn with a concrete slab. Large doors on 2 sides make moving equipment in and out easy. Next to the barn is a set of pipe pens with a shoot for working cattle. Electricity: Electricity is available on the property. At the barn area there is a 240 volt/30 amp plug with a 20X60 pad for an RV. There is another 240 volt/30 amp plug with a 20X60 pad for an RV located off the easement road which also has a waterline. Minerals: Property being sold as Surface Only; no minerals are being offered or owned by the current surface owner. There is no production or lease currently on the property. Easements: A Deeded Easement to the neighboring ranch exists. This easement is not the ranches primary or only access and is used as needed. There are multiple pipeline easements traversing the property. Taxes: The property is taxed at 1-D-1 Ag Value in Jackson County. The Matagorda County acreage recognized as being owned by the current owner is in 1-D-1. Showing: All showings must be scheduled at least 24-hrs in advance. Seller reserves the right to pre-qualify any potential buyers prior to a showing. Price: $2,821,590 ($2,407.50 per acre)
$3,200,000  •  280 acres
Hidden along the banks of the Neches River on a historic high point is Bear Mans Bluff Ranch. The stewards of this ranch have transformed the land into an idyllic family retreat that features the highest end of authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. The main lodge sits overlooking the river, surrounded by massive oaks and cypress trees. Sitting on the porch carries owners and guests to a simpler time, while offering extensive comfort and convenience. Miles of trails, a beautiful bass lake, a river fishing dock and multiple other amenities make this ranch one of the finest offerings to be found in Texas. Location: The ranch is located 6 miles north of Silsbee Texas and is located at the end of the road for the ultimate in privacy. Habitat: Bear Mans Bluff Ranch is place where multiple habitats converge; from longleaf pine forests, cypress filled bayous, and hardwood bottomlands. The mixture of tree species is incredible, dominated by tremendous cypress and red oaks, but includes other old growth trees on the ranch such as water oaks, elms, dogwoods, magnolias, gum and pine, just to name a few. Years of clearing and planting native trees and grasses and engineering the roads and water supplies around the ranch is truly unique and amazing. The surrounding properties are primarily large wooded tracts and no other structures are visible off of the property. Across the Neches river, the land is all part of thousands of acres of the Big Thicket National Preserve. A unique feature of this ranch is that during the winter, much of the property is surrounded by water among the cypress trees as it winds it way throughout the area. During the summer months, the water recedes and the understory becomes a beautiful grassland which is mowed and maintained. Approximately 180 acres of the ranch has had most of the understory removed to create a park like setting with large trees and good grasses. The northern half of the ranch has remained relatively untouched and is dominated by pines and thicker brush creating a privacy boundary and refuge for wildlife. Wildlife: White-tailed deer are abundant on the property and during the winter months, it is a haven for migrating ducks finding refuge amongst the flooded timber. Eagles and Ospreys are common in the area and a multitude of shore birds make their home here. Other wildlife includes hogs, predators, and many species of song birds. Improvements: The housing complex all includes top of the line appliances, custom furniture, high ceilings, AV systems that are the absolute best, flat screens televisions all over the improvements, HVAC system, and immaculate landscaping everywhere. All the attention to detail really has to be seen to be appreciated. The main lodge at Bear Man Bluff Ranch is a custom Western Heritage style lodge (approx. 6,000 S.F.), using large scale elements with expansive decks and cypress beams. The lodge is positioned on the bluff overlooking the river and forest. The great hall in the lodge is a combination of living room and dining room with towering ceilings and exposed beams and ducts creating a dramatic setting. The room includes a large custom dining table, large stone fireplace and unique wooden bar. Next to the great hall is a full kitchen with gas stove and island layout with fine granite table tops. Accessed from the outside are three spacious bedrooms with full baths that all lead out to outdoor porches. All the bedrooms are impeccably furnished and the bathrooms all have decorative sinks with fixtures. Note; the housing on the property did NOT flood during Harvey. Just next door to the main lodge is the similarly constructed two story Guest House (approx. 6,000 S.F.) . Upon entry downstairs is a spacious dining and living area connecting four downstair bedrooms each with their own full bath. A fully equipped kitchen includes all updated appliances and a breakfast bar. Just outside the living space is a covered porch which is the main entrance to the downstairs quarters. Upstairs is accessed by stairs on the outside of the building and includes two spacious bedrooms with full baths and is centered by a living area with a small kitchen. The grounds surrounding the two main structures is beautifully fenced and includes a 5,000 s.f. outdoor pavilion with a historic large fireplace (This restored fireplace was from an original structure that had been built on the property many years ago), built in grill, television and stereo system. A large dock overlooking the river has classic wooden furniture and a gas fire pit for romantic evenings on the water. There is also a two car garage with upstairs storage located just outside of the compound. Other improvements include; guest house/managers house separated from the main compound. full barn and shop with 200 amp service. skeet range with two Lincoln throwers on a tower. fenced in orchard with irrigation. three bay cedar constructed boat house. concrete boat ramp to the river and outdoor picnic pavilion overlooking the river. immaculate granite roads throughout the property. The equipment to operate the property includes, bulldozers, tractors w/ implements, an excavator, dump truck, tree spade and dozens of smaller implements and tools. The property also includes the requisite ranch toys such as golf carts, canoes, boats and other equipment to keep the entire family enjoying the great outdoors. Approximately 78 acres on the northern border is under a Conservation Easement for continued protection and privacy. Water: The property lies on the bank of the Neches River and a tributary known as Bear Man Lake. Running through the middle of the property is Little Black Creek forming the environment for the hundreds of large cypress trees on the property. The bridge running over the creek to access the lodge was engineered to create another lovely lake that contains catfish and crappie. A four acre trophy bass lake on the property includes a fishing dock, boat ramp and has been stocked with Coppernose Bluegill, Redear Sunfish and a mixture of pure strain Florida bass and F-1 hybrids. A 250’ deep water well provides all of the water for the irrigation and keeping the bass lake full. A smaller well is utilized for the homes. Electricity: Electric service is conveniently located on the property with many of the lines buried to retain the open feel of the ranch. History: Bear Mans Bluff is a known high point along the Neches River that was originally settled before the Civil War and was utilized as a harbor for trade with boats moving up and down the river. Steamboats would dock at the bluff to exchange fuel wood for various sundries and goods from traders who travelled the Old Spanish trail which crossed the river nearby. During the Civil War, the property was known to harbor mystery men who kept hidden but commonly left out bear meat for the steamboat captains who would leave bread, bacon and other staples. These men became known as the “bear men” and ultimately the area became Bear Mans Bluff. In the early 20th century, the property was used as a ferry point to cross the river and was a busy port until it was later moved further downstream. Afterwards it became a recreational property known for its high point off of the river and several old lodges were built for entertaining many guests.
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