This uniquely appointed, stunningly beautiful acreage with a year-round flowing creek and lake is a must-see. Ideally located midway between Houston and Dallas with quick and easy freeway access to both metros. Just off paved County Road 112 between Centerville and Madisonville, this ranch works as either a second home or full-time residence.
Follow the manicured trails through 350 acres of rolling recreational hunting and grazing land, to discover custom-builds for living and entertaining, livestock management, storage and more. Wild River Ranch has it all: breath-taking vistas and wooded hideaways that offer hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, trail riding, camp-fire serenity, the true Texas way of life.
LUXURY RANCH LIVING
As you enter through the remote-controlled custom front gate and travel along the ½ mile oak tree-lined drive, you are greeted by an enclave of tastefully designed rustic cedar and tin buildings. First, a custom 2 bedroom/1 bath home. Next, the picture-perfect custom-appointed barndominium which contains 5 immaculate horse stalls and a private 2 bedroom/1 bath residence. Next is an enormous multi-use building, currently used as an oversized 5-stall equipment barn, large indoor/outdoor entertainment facility and indoor storage area.
First, the 1200 sq ft. private home has an attractive front porch with wood, stucco and stone exterior construction and a metal roof. The interior is an open concept featuring wood floors, granite counters and a large living/kitchen area with a wood burning stove. The grass yard is well manicured and complemented by landscaping and raised gardening beds. Its attractive ranch-style fence is both beautiful and functional.
Next, the barndominium features a concrete-floored, wide center breezeway with 5 large horse stalls and a climate-controlled tack room on one side, and a 2 bedroom/1 bath residence on the other. The living quarters feature wood walls and ceilings, tile flooring, stainless appliances, gas cook range, and walk-in shower. Double front and back patios provide space for grilling, fire pit, dining, hot tub, bar and more. With Wi-Fi internet and app-controlled systems, the 2 structures jointly function as a private owners’ retreat and guest house combo.
Then walking distance from the barndominium—is a 48’ x 96’ multi-use facility with finished first and second floor areas for entertaining, living and storage. The nearly 800 sq. ft. downstairs party room is paneled with picturesque reclaimed barnwood for a cozy, rustic western feel. Open its double barn doors and take the party outside to the shaded “beer garden,” bulb-lit for evening entertainment and perfect for a fire pit. The building also includes a large, covered equipment parking/storage area with 5 oversized bays on a concrete slab. Upstairs, there’s 16’ x 96’ finished loft—currently utilized as storage—but easily converted to additional living quarters if needed. This loft has staircase access from the party room as well from the equipment barn.
Perhaps the highlight of Wild River Ranch is the variety and quantity of naturally available water. There is 1.4 miles of year-round Boggy Creek frontage, a tributary to the Trinity River, in addition to 3 stock ponds and one fishing lake that is 7 acres when full. Southeast Water Supply Corp. provides clean safe water to all of the homes, barns and pens.
The improvement area is contained within its own private area. The bulk of the ranch’s acreage is a combination of open grazing land and heavily wooded areas where native wildlife including deer, hogs, quail and waterfowl flourish. The entire ranch is low-fenced with large neighbors as well as cross fenced into 3 pastures. Dominant tree species include Oak, basswood, sycamore, pecan, walnut, pine, yaupon, mulberry and cedar elm.
The rolling terrain and substantial elevation changes are above average for the area and must be experienced to be fully appreciated. In addition, there is stunning hilltop, lake view located toward the south end of the acreage in a truly pastoral setting that must be seen to be appreciated. It’s a picture-perfect setting for a homesite, a party pavilion or private tranquility.
Located between the house and the barndominium are new, professional-grade cattle working pens. These pens are 72’ x 40’, constructed of pipe and lighted. The working chute is on a concrete slab and covered, for gathering and working cattle in any weather.
The current cow-calf operation consists of 80 pair that rotationally graze three cross-fenced pastures, each with its own access to water. With a focus on grass-fed beef, the predominant grass cover on the ranch is a Bahia and Bermuda mix which keeps cattle well-fed, even in drought years. This well-established, optimal grass mixture can also be a prolific hay crop for the owners with an average yield of 220 round bales per cutting in a normal rainfall year.
Listing Price: $4,595,000. Surface offering only, the Seller does not believe any minerals are owned. 2021 taxes were approximately $3,500. Property holds an agricultural exemption. No oil/gas production and no leases. This property is co-listed by John Lynd w/ Bluestem Ranch Group and David O. Faust, Broker.
If you are seeking a turn-key family entertainment retreat or a full-time home in the country with a multitude of recreational opportunities within 2 hours of the Houston or Dallas metroplex, call to schedule your tour of Wild River Ranch today.
Buyer’s 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.**