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Raley Ranch        

164 acres – Colorado County


The Raley Ranch is located off Hwy 71, 16 miles south of I-10 at Columbus.  Drive time to downtown Houston is 1 hr 20 mins with Austin being about an 1 hr 40 mins, and San Antonio 2 hours west.  Convenient access and close proximity to each of these booming metropolitan areas adds to the incredible value of this recreational river estate.

The property has been owned by the same family for over 50 years. It’s clean, well-maintained appearance is a direct result of the generational pride taken in ownership of the Southern River Estate.

Upon entering the property you are greeted by an oak lined driveway that leads to a 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath two story colonial brick home built in 1971 and designed by renowned Northrup and Northrup Architects, AIA. There is 4760 sqft of liveable space that is perfect for hosting family gatherings and entertaining with large porches on both levels. On the lower level there is the kitchen, formal dining, a large sitting room, living room, powder bath, breakfast area and bedroom with an attached gunroom.  The kitchen area has been recently updated and is equipped with modern stainless-steel appliances and granite tops

The upper level consists of 4 large bedrooms with 3 full baths. The grandiose staircase centrally located in the main entry hallway serves as the perfect statement piece for this classic southern home.  

Both the front and back yards are St. Augustine grass and are landscaped with pink Azaleas and rose bushes that provide a spring bouquet of color every Easter.

Within eyeshot of the home is the barn and shop area consisting of a 40 x 50 concrete floor shop with 2 large roll-up doors, a smaller drive through equipment barn and an 8 stall horse barn with wash rack. Adjoining the horse barn is several pipe paddocks and a set of pipe working pens.

The ranch is set-up and currently utilized to rotationally graze cattle. There are 5 pastures each with fencing in good condition. Huge Oak trees are scattered throughout the ranch and provide aesthetic value as well as shade for cattle.

The Colorado River forms the eastern boundary for 832 ft. The river frontage has been left in its native state with walking trails down to and along the water’s edge. There is moderate bank areas along the river frontage as well as lower bank walk-in areas ideal for fishing, swimming and launching kayaks. The river here is quite with little recreational traffic.  Other surface water includes a 1.5 acre tank near the Pecan/Cottonwood bottom. There are 2 water wells each with a submersible pump.  One water well is located at the main home and the other is located near the barn area. Both wells are fully functional and adequately service the home and several pasture troughs throughout the ranch.    

With more than 50 years of family ownership, end of road privacy and close proximity to major metropolitan areas, this ready-to-enjoy southern river ranch is ready for its next owners to continue its memory making legacy.

This offering is co-listed and co-marketed by David O. Faust. Broker and Bluestem Ranch Group, Broker

Price: $1,895,000. Minerals negotiable. Seller to provide Owners Title Policy as well as a recent boundary survey. The property currently holds an agricultural exemption tax status.


Raley Ranch Video- Colorado Co. – 4K.mp4 from Bluestem Ranch Group on Vimeo.


Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Sellers, and is subject to change, errors and/or omissions, prior sale and withdrawal from market.  Buyers are urged to verify representations on their own regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose.  Property is sold “as is where is, with all faults…and without warranty other than that of title.”  Showings by appointment only with David O. Faust, Broker or Bluestem Ranch Group, Broker only. Do not trespass.

Buyer’s broker must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation.  If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of David O. Faust, Broker and Bluestem Ranch Group, Broker