The Sandy Fork Ranch is located on HWY 97, just 3 miles south of IH-10 in Gonzales County. Booming Austin and San Antonio are a 75 minute drive away with Houston being just over 2 hours. The town of Gonzales is 13 miles to the southeast. The property has approximately 265 ft. of frontage along HWY 97.
This generational, family-owned ranch is 80% wooded and 20% open. Approximately 15 acres of the property is in improved variety Pecan Orchard. Though not currently in production, the trees are healthy and mature and allow for the possibility of future income from nut harvest. In addition to the Pecan, there is an impressive array of Oaks and Elms throughout the ranch. The sandy loam soil in this area has produced an incredibly dense stand of grass that is of high quality and ag-value. The ranch is currently utilized as a cow-calf operation and can support 27 animal units in normal rainfall years. On the north end of the property there is a 40 acre Bermuda grass field ideal for grazing cattle.
The property has a Gonzales County Water Supply Corp meter in place that supplies water to a trough near a set of modest cattle pens. In addition to the rural water service, there are a total of 3 water wells on the property. Two of these wells have been drilled and cased but have are not completed. The third is a unique artesian water well that flows into a stock tank. This artesian well has flowed continuously for 30 years and speaks to the groundwater potential of the area. Sandy Fork Creek borders the property to the south and west for approximately 1.2 miles. Though seasonal, you’ll find that this stretch of Sandy Fork Creek holds pools of water most of the time. The creek bottom area is a natural game corridor and is lined with a variety of large trees. These towering trees and grassy meadows create prime wildlife habitat and a stunningly beautiful setting.
There has been no hunting on the ranch for at least 30 years. This lack of hunting pressure, along with the availability of natural feed sources, and heavily wooded areas for cover have created a sanctuary for the native wildlife.
Mature, hardwood trees, abundant wildlife, creek frontage, raw unspoiled habitat and a highly desirable location near major metro areas make the Sandy Fork Ranch a rare opportunity in today’s real estate market.
$1,795,000 or $6,480/acre. This Property is co-listed with David O. Faust – 512.940.3300. Surface offering only, there is no production or active leases. The majority of the ranch is located within FEMAs Zone A please see flood map. The property currently holds an agricultural tax exemption.
Buyers brokers 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 Listing Broker, Bluestem Ranch Group.
**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 faultsand without warranty other than that of title.**
Just four miles east of Rocksprings and 2 miles west of HWY 41 lies the A.R. Rocksprings Ranch. This property has been operated as a hunting & grazing ranch for the past 100 years. Considered gentle for the area, the ranch bears a resemblance to the divide country to the east. The selective clearing of cedar has created lush meadows with above average grass cover throughout the balance of the property. An all-weather interior road system allows for 2-wheel drive access over the entire property.
Perimeter fencing is in good condition with the majority being low net wire fence. The north and a portion of the eastern boundaries are high-fence in good condition. These two boundaries represent about 30% of the perimeter. The ranch is cross-fenced into 5 pastures with a few smaller fenced traps and 2 sets of working pens.
The ranch is currently enrolled in MLDP with on-going management practices and a year-round feeding program. The large numbers of free-range axis and whitetail deer along with adequate turkey and dove numbers make the ranch an ideal family or corporate hunting property.
There are a total of 4 functioning water wells, 2 of which have electric submersible pumps and 2 are newly drilled solar wells. These wells were strategically placed across the ranch allowing for optimal water distribution.
The 2400 sqft classic style main house has been recently updated and is both comfortable and functional. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 2 large living areas. Next to the main house there is an older one bedroom, one full bath rock guest house. In this same improvement compound is a newly constructed timber framed game cleaning area with a walk-in cooler all on a concrete slab.
Seller owns 50% of the mineral estate and there are currently 8 operated, income producing gas wells. Seller will consider conveying a portion of the owned minerals with an acceptable offer.
Prime location with extensive frontage, combined with great hunting and livestock potential make this offering one-of-a-kind and worth serious consideration.
$7,995,000 or $2,430/acre. Seller to provide Owners Title Policy as well as a recent boundary survey. The property currently holds an agricultural exemption tax status.
***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 Bluestem Ranch Group only. Do not trespass – John L. Lynd, Listing Broker.
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 Bluestem Ranch Group, John L. Lynd, Broker.***