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Hidden Covey Ranch

1719 ACRES – BROOKS CO.

 

Named for its private, concealed locale and for its heavy oak cover, the Hidden Covey is situated in the Coastal Sandsheet region of South Texas known for its unique deep sand and Live Oak forest. More specifically its located in the northwest quadrant of Brooks County, 12 air miles southwest of the town of Falfurrias. Falfurrias is the county seat and offers a variety of restaurants, motels, a feed store and an HEB. The ranch is 78 miles from Edinburg, 90 miles from Corpus, 178 from San Antonio and 287 miles from Houston.

Brooks County has a longstanding reputation of being one of the best quail areas in the state. Ranches here are tightly held and seldom come up for sale. This particular property has been in the same family for 70 years.

The Hidden Covey Ranch is the perfect sized all-around hunting ranch. End-of-road privacy, large neighboring ranches, well-balanced natural habitat and cover found throughout the ranch creates endless hunting opportunities for native game such as whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, dove, turkey javelina and hogs. The ranch is currently enrolled in MLD Program which supports sound management practices and extends hunting season dates.

The ranch has more topography than one would expect for the region and ranges from 215 to 275 above MSL with several small hilltops scattered throughout the property.

Water service on the ranch consist of a 3 HP submersible pump well at the headquarters and 2 windmill wells. There are 3 surface ponds on the ranch with one being year-round and supplemented by the headquarters well.

The headquarters compound is situated in the center of the ranch amongst a large stand of mature oak trees. The compound is made up of 6 buildings with the largest being a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, laundry room and lounge area with a fireplace. Four separate living quarters structures that combine to offer 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, each with a shower. There is also a deer cleaning station with a walk-in game cooler.

End of road privacy in the live oak forest coastal sandsheet region with solid infrastructure and a myriad of game opportunities make this offering worthy of serious consideration.

$2,995/acre or $5,149,000. Surface Only. Surface Only. No Production. Seller to provide owners title policy and survey. The property currently holds an agricultural tax exemption.

Buyers 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. 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. Showings by appointment only with Bluestem Ranch Group only. Do not trespass John L. Lynd, Listing Broker

 

 

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Sandy Fork Ranch 

277 ACRES – GONZALES CO.   

CONTRACT PENDING

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.**

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French Ranch 

549 ACRES – GONZALES CO.   

 

A true “diamond in the rough” the French Ranch is located north of IH-10 and south of HWY 90 in northern Gonzales County.  Booming Austin and San Antonio are only a 75 minute drive away with Houston being just over 2 hours.  The quiet town of Waelder is 4.5 miles to the east.  This generational family owned ranch has approximately 3500 ft. of frontage along lightly traveled County Road 423.

The ranch is 90% wooded and 10% open country with an impressive array of towering hardwoods including Live Oak, Post Oak and Cedar Elm. Near the center of the property there is a 30 acre Bermuda grass field dotted with huge Live Oak trees. 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 50 animal units in normal rainfall years.

There are 3 surface ponds, one of which has held water continuously for 70 years.  Seasonal Elm Creek enters the ranch near the northeast corner and meanders south the entire length of the ranch for about a mile. Though seasonal, the creek can hold shallow pools of water parts of the year.  Even with ownership of both sides of Elm Creek, the amount of floodplain is here minimal. The stream bed is a rust-colored gravel highlighted with exposed yellow bedrock. A towering canopy of trees and grassy meadows create not only a stunningly beautiful setting but also prime wildlife habitat.

There has been no hunting on the ranch for at least 50 years. This lack of hunting pressure, along with the availability of natural feed sources, an abundance of surface water and heavily wooded areas have created a sanctuary for the native wildlife.  The ranch is completely low-fenced with large neighbors on 3 sides.

With booming Austin and San Antonio nearby, the French Ranch is a blank slate for its next owner to enhance and improve upon its natural beauty. Mature hardwood forest, abundant wildlife, Elm Creek, raw unspoiled habitat and a highly desirable location make the French Ranch a rare opportunity in today’s world.

$3,995,000 or $7,325/acre.  This Property is co-listed with David O. Faust – 512.940.3300.  Surface offering only. Known easements include a water transmission line and an overhead transmission line both located on the southern portion of the property. The property will be conveyed with 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 faults…and without warranty other than that of title.**

 

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La Codorniz  

1067 ACRES – BROOKS CO.   

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La Codorniz Ranch is located in the Coastal Sandsheet region of South Texas known for its unique deep sand and Live Oak forest.  More specifically its located in the northwest quadrant of Brooks County, 11 miles southwest of the town of Falfurrias. Falfurrias is the county seat and offers a variety of restaurants, motels, a feed store and an HEB.  The ranch is 77 miles from Edinburg, 90 miles from Corpus, 178 from San Antonio and 287 miles from Houston.

Brooks County has a longstanding reputation of being one of the best quail areas in the state.  Ranches here are tightly held and seldom come up for sale.  This particular property as changed hands once in 6 decades.

La Codorniz is the perfect sized all-around hunting ranch. End-of-road privacy and the lack of hunting pressure has created a wildlife sanctuary within it’s boundaries.  The ranch has not been hunted in several years and has never been commercially hunted or even leased.  The well-balanced natural habitat and cover found throughout the ranch offers endless hunting opportunities for native game such as whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, dove, turkey and hogs.  The owners have recently implemented a year-round supplemental protein feeding program that has improved and enhanced the native deer herd’s potential. The ranch has more topography than one would expect for the region and ranges from 215 to 275 above MSL with 2 hilltops offering 360 degree views over neighboring ranches.

Water service on the ranch is more than adequate with 2 recently completed water wells. The main well is 375 ft. deep and tested at 20 gpm. The second well is 150 ft. deep with a solar pump that tested at 8 gpm. There are 2 surface ponds on the property and each have water piped to them to supplement during dry times.  The only structural improvement on the ranch is an attractive, recently constructed metal bardominium on a 30 x 80 concrete slab.  Seller plans to issue a credit at closing so that buyer may customize the finish out any way they want. Most of the fencing on the ranch is new 5 strand barbwire with a metal T-post every 10ft. and a 4″ cedar post every 50ft. The west side boundary has good high fencing.

End of road privacy in the coastal sandsheet live oak forest region with solid infrastructure, mineral conveyance and a myriad of game make this offering worthy of serious consideration.

Minerals:  Seller owns approximately 50% of the mineral estate and will consider conveying all or a portion of the owned minerals with an acceptable offer.  There is no current oil & gas lease and no oil & gas production. Call listing broker for additional details.

Buyers 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.  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. Showings by appointment only with Bluestem Ranch Group only. Do not trespass  John L. Lynd, Listing Broker.

 

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Rio Medina Farm 

125 ACRES – MEDINA CO.   

 

The Rio Medina Farm is located in northeastern Medina County just 12 miles east of Hondo. San Antonio’s booming west side is handily accessible in under 30 minutes, making this property convenient and commuter friendly.

Rio Medina Farm is a high-fenced sportsman paradise, and the dove hunting in this area is touted as some of the best in the state. The farm is located in a historic flyway where millions of dove migrate every September. In addition to this migratory path, the abundance of crops in the immediate area produce a dependable feed source for birds. There are a total of 33 whitetail deer on the ranch, 16 bucks and 17 doe. The deer herd is from improved genetics with mature bucks in the 170″ range.

Water is plentiful on the Rio Medina Farm with 2 producing water wells each with submersible pumps. The primary well is located near the western boundary and supplies water to a trough and as well as supplements a +/- 1 acre fishing pond that’s 15 deep when full. This pond is a permanent source of water for wildlife and also creates an action-packed fishing experience sure to produce lasting memories with family and friends. Catfish average in the 6-8 lbs range and bass range from 3-7 lbs. The secondary well the wells is located near a set of deer pens on the east side of the property and distributes water to several troughs. In addition to the water wells, there is a Yancey Water Supply Co. water line that supplies clean and reliable water to the improvements.

Nestled amongst 200-year-old Live Oaks is a historic Alsatian homestead built in 1860. Though livable, the home is due for a remodel that could potentially update its functionality while preserving its historically significance.

With legitimate grazing, hunting, fishing, and farming, the Rio Medina Farm can be your all-star recreational property or an income generating asset.

$1,579,000 or $12,632/acre. Seller owned minerals are negotiable. Seller to provide owners title policy and survey. The property currently holds an agricultural tax exemption.

**Buyers 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. 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.**

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A.R. Rocksprings Ranch 

3289 ACRES – EDWARDS CO.   

CONTRACT PENDING                                      

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.***

 

 

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Raley Ranch        

164 acres – Colorado County

 SOLD

 

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.

 

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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

 

 

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4D Ranch       

623 acres – Jim Wells County

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LOCATION:  A mile south of Lake Corpus Christi and 3 miles north of Orange Grove in northeastern Jim Wells County lies the 40+ year family owned 4D Ranch.  The main gate to the ranch is only 42 miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 116 miles south of San Antonio. Conservation minded improvements and a continual dedication to management have created a legacy property one must experience to appreciate.

LAND: The topography on the 4D Ranch is unique for the area with 100+ ft. elevation changes and long-range views from over 80 acres of hilltop centrally located mesas.  An exceptional road and sendero system open up the dense vegetation and keeps biological balance by promoting new forb growth.  Several extensive drainages on the ranch create areas of tall “forest-like” tree growth and dense vegetation creating superb wildlife habitat.  Vegetation consist of a variety of high protein brush including mesquite, persimmon, guajillo, blackbrush, brazil, cenizo and desert yaupon. Adding to the ranch’s diversity is 88 acres of native grass field ideal for cattle grazing.

Hunting on the 4D has been a primary recreation enjoyed by family only and never commercially leased.  Improving upon only native genetics, a successful wildlife management program has been in place for decades accompanied by a year-round supplemental feeding program.  In addition to whitetail deer, turkey and pigs, it’s not uncommon to flush several coveys of bobwhite quail. With the help of mother-nature this year and due to the lack of hunting pressure on the ranch the quail have flourished.

WATER: Water on the 4D Ranch includes ¾ mile of Penitas Creek frontage, 1.3 miles of Hobbs Hollow, a 2.5 acre bass fishing/recreational lake and 3 water wells all with electric submersible pumps.

Penitas Creek creates the property’s northwestern boundary. This creek bottom has a “wild” feel with its heavily wooded banks and towering bull Mesquite, Hackberry and Elm trees.  Although the brush is big and tight in this part of the ranch, access is easy on an established road system that winds along the creek and fence line, both on the high-bank side of the creek and out of the floodway.

Hobbs Hollow is secondary drainage that flows in a northeasterly direction through the entire ranch and into nearby Lake Corpus Christi.  Centrally located on the ranch and on the Hobbs Hollow drainage is where you will find the emerald blue, deep 2.5 acre lake stocked for fishing and ideal for recreation.  This private lake is a highlight of the ranch and the perfect setting for summer fun and get togethers with family and friends.

There are 3 water wells on the 4D, each with an electric submersible pump. Two of these wells are located near the headquarters area and the third is located at a secondary set of cattle pens near the southeast corner of the ranch. One well at the headquarters that supplements the lake has been tested at over 100 gpm.

IMPROVEMENTS: Headquarters on the 4D is centrally located in the heart of the ranch near the banks of Hobbs Hollow. The modest yet functional improvements consists of a 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home with front porch and outdoor entertainment area, a large pull-through equipment barn, a set of pipe cattle working pens and dog kennels. This improvement area is manicured and well maintained with mature oak trees and a lush, green St. Augustine grass yard. Rain or shine, access to the headquarters is quick and comfortable on the 3500 ft. limestone base road and a concrete bridge over Hobbs Hollow.

Not often does a legacy ranch of this caliber come to market.  With its prime location, well-designed infrastructure and incredible natural features, the 4D Ranch may be the best all-around ranch of its size within a 45 minute drive of Corpus Christi.

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.


 

 

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Circle Bar Blue Ranch

445 acres – Gonzales County

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LOCATION: The impressive Circle Bar Blue Ranch is located in south-central Gonzales County, less than 5 miles south of the historic town of Gonzales. The front gate is a 75 minute drive from both Austin and San Antonio with Houston being about 2 ¼ hours to the east.

IMPROVEMENTS: As you enter the ranch’s front gates you are welcomed by a pastoral feeling courtesy of grassy, oak-studded hilltops that descend into dark blue lakes. Overlooking this manicured front pasture is an envelope of first-class building improvements consisting of a ranch office, main home, horse barn with apartment and a covered arena.

Main Home
The 2500 sqft 3 bedroom/3 bath main home is a modern farmhouse that is comfortable and cowboy chic while possessing a subtle elegant flair. The home was built and designed by an accomplished interior designer whose skill and talents are showcased within its charming walls.  Perhaps the most interesting feature of the home is the formal dining room.  It was crafted from a grain bin that was moved to the ranch and is now attached to the house.  It boasts a massive iron chandelier salvaged from a Philadelphia train station complimented with Venetian Crystal sconces. The large master bedroom and bath create a comfortable retreat and include a soaking tub and steam shower.

Horse Barn w/ Apartment
Centrally located on the top of a hill is where you will find the well-planned, site built horse barn with 20+ concrete stalls. Multiple large roll-up bay doors and wide drive-through aisles allow for a spacious feel.  There is also a centrally located tack room as well as a dedicated vet area with a hot/cold horse washing station.  Attached to the barn is a +/-1,000 sqft 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment designed and constructed in a similar fashion as the main home and finished out entirely with reclaimed materials which gives the space a western elegant aura.

Arena
Adjacent to the barn are cattle pens and a covered cutting horse training arena designed and currently utilized by a Hall of Fame cutting horse trainer.  You can rest assure knowing no detail was overlooked in the design of this facility.

LAND: This area of Gonzales County is not typically known for its topography, yet traveling the ranch from one end to the other you will experience nearly 100 feet of elevation change.  Cottle Creek traverses the ranch creating an expansive canyon that serves as prime, un-touched wildlife habitat. Throughout the Cottle Creek valley you will also find an impressive array of towering hardwoods including Live Oak, Post Oak, Burr Oak, Cedar Elm, Pecan and Sycamore.

There is over 45 acres of grass field on the ranch that could easily be put in hay production or row-crop production.  Currently these fields produce a remarkable amount of under-utilized forage without any application of weed killer or fertilizer.

Having been rarely hunted in the past 20 year the Circle Bar Blue is teeming with wild game. A mature native whitetail buck in excess of 150 b/c has recently been spotted along with, hogs, bobcat and other native species in huntable quantities.  There are a total of 4 lakes/ponds on the ranch several of which are stocked with bass.
The Circle Bar Blue Ranch has over 1 ½ miles of Guadalupe River frontage. This frontage is a mixture of accessible gravel beach as well as high river bank. Fishing and recreation is rated as excellent.

FINANCIAL:   $4,995,000.  Seller to provide standard owners title policy and existing survey.  This Property is co-listed with David O. Faust – 512.940.3300

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.

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Prieto Creek Ranch

197 acres – Atascosa County

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LOCATION: In a quiet corner of eastern Atascosa County near the Wilson County line and only 42 miles south of downtown lies the Prieto Creek Ranch.  Pleasanton is 15 miles to the west, Floresville is 18 miles to the east and the small community of McCoy is about 5 miles to the south.  Access to the Prieto is from Treys Creek Road, a quiet county-maintained road rarely driven by anyone other than local property owners.

LAND: This side of Atascosa county has a highly productive soil composition and historically receives higher rainfall totals creating exceptional ag-use value.  Analyzing the primary uses of the neighboring properties gives a good indication of just how diverse and productive this area is. To the east is row crop and hay production. To the west is a cow-calf livestock producer and to the north is a hunting/grazing combination ranch.  All contiguous neighbors are similar or larger in size with no small tract subdivision.  The ranch is rectangular in shape, 2460 ft. wide and 3500 ft deep. The entire perimeter is low fenced w/ 5 strand barbed wire.

Seasonal Prieto Creek enters the ranch near the northeast corner and meanders south the entire length of the ranch. Though seasonal, the creek holds shallow pools of water most of the year.  Flanked by huge Live Oak and Elm trees, the creek bottom would be considered the “good stuff” by any outdoor enthusiast and what makes this property truly unique. A casual creek hike is sure to produce that “magical” feel you get when you are surrounded by raw natural beauty.

Wildlife management and hunting on the ranch is the main event. Having been used for cattle grazing in the past and not hunted in over a decade, this property is loaded with turkey, deer, pigs, varmint and dove.  The creek bottom is a natural travel corridor that funnels game onto the ranch and the diverse south Texas brush on the ranch provides the essential cover that these animals need. In addition to the creek there are 2 stock ponds on either end of the ranch. Ideal for fishing and dove hunting, these tanks are assets that create additional recreational opportunities. According to a reputable source, in the past 18 years these tanks have been dry once. This property is one of the “game-iest” places of this size this Broker has ever seen. Newly installed feeding stations, deer blinds and concrete wildlife water troughs make it turn-key for a buyer wanting a diverse hunting property loaded with critters.

IMPROVEMENTS: Though void of structural improvements, there is a newly constructed entrance, custom gate and 16 ft. wide limestone base road.  This road leads to an interior, private homesite area surrounded by huge Bull mesquite and live oak trees. The “heavy lifting” of bringing in utilities for your vertical improvement has been taken care of. Underground electricity has been installed to the homesite as well as an underground McCoy Water Supply water line.  There are (2) New HB hunting blinds, and (2) wildlife feed stations each consisting of (1) 600 lbs. stand & fill corn and (1) 1000 lbs. protein Texas Wildlife Supply feeder. These feed stations are fenced to protect your feed dollars. There is also 3500+ feet of underground waterline supplying water to 3 new concrete wildlife troughs strategically located throughout the property. Just in case the creek dries up, or the permanent tanks dry up, or if you don’t like the taste of the crystal clear McCoy WSC water, there is an additional shallow water well that could potentially be put back into operation. To say the least, the Prieto Creek Ranch is well watered!

If you are in the market for a cool hunting place minutes from downtown with primo south Texas brush, oaks as big as your kitchen table with tons of critters running around, you need to come see the Prieto Creek Ranch.

FINANCIAL:  $4,563/acre or $899,000 Listing Broker in Owner. Owner/Broker to provide survey and owners title policy. Surface offering only, Owner/Broker does not own any minerals. Not currently leased, no oilfield activity/equipment.

Information contained herein is med reliable, but is not warranted by Broker 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.