The top-of-the-line improvements, including six homes, were designed to enhance the experience. Secure, electric entrances from Highway 783 and Fielder Road provide easy access to the high-fenced ranch, which features paved roads throughout. The extensive public road frontage enhances the property’s investment value even more by providing an opportunity for sub-division in the future. The land, which includes both native range and improved coastal Bermuda patches for hay production, has been managed to support a genetically improved white-tailed herd as well top-notch registered Charolais cattle. The deer herd, which has produced bucks measuring 160–170, has benefited from a year-round feeding program. Superlative habitat management has ensured the presence of a host of other native Hill Country species ranging from turkey and bobcat to the occasional mountain lion. Crystalline water is plentiful in the Kline Branch and Stevens creeks, which converge near the main house, creating a large dammed lake. (Premier dam builder Edmond Jenschke has constructed several dams on the property.) The co-joined creeks leave the lake flowing as one large stream, which is fed by a strong, year-round spring. The creeks flow inside the ranch for miles providing an exceptional amount of frontage. In addition, there are three Trinity Aquifer water wells and five Edwards Aquifer water wells situated throughout the ranch. No expense has been spared to create and maintain this ultimate Hill Country destination. Throughout the 8,000± square-foot main residence, unique touches abound, including: the great room’s soaring 30-foot ceiling, a huge deck overlooking the lake, custom-made chandeliers, ironwork and fireplaces, and the “Wild West” grandchildren’s suite. The immaculately landscaped headquarters compound also includes a nearby guest house and a state-of-the-art equestrian barn complete with turnout paddocks and horse-safe fencing. Family and friends can also be housed at the Ranch House, a brand new 6,000-foot ranch-style house with all the latest amenities. Then, there is the pool house, located in a beautifully landscaped, park-like clearing that boasts sprinkler and lighting systems, and provides direct access to the uniquely built, natural, rock-bottom swimming pool. The Original Ranch Headquarters House and its accompanying barn have been refurbished to exacting standards of modern taste and luxury. To keep the fun going, the owners have repurposed an old rock home into an air-conditioned “party palace” showcasing a huge bar and entertaining area. If the celebration needs to move outside, the Lookout Pavilion, which provides a perfect view of the sun setting behind the hills is available. In addition, there are two homes suitable for a foreman and staff as well as an expansive new barn featuring an office, a bunk room, bath room and completely outfitted workout center as well as space for storing equipment. All ranch equipment will convey with the sale. The Brown Ranch offers the rare combination of proximity and privacy with all the amenities of a dream destination. It is a chance to live life at the pinnacle. To see the Brown Ranch for yourself,
call James Ahern Jr. at (210) 827-0505.
Evans Creek Ranch
335± Acres | Bandera County | Property ID: 1547552 | Price: $2,250,000
Evans Creek Ranch is located in the Texas Hill Country about 18 miles west of the town of Medina, just off scenic Highway 337, not far from Lost Maples State Park, in Bandera County. The prime feature of this property is the lake formed by a dam across Evans creek and lined with huge cypress trees. This lake is over a quarter of a mile long and is as deep as 25 feet. It is stocked with bass and catfish and has a floating dock to fish and swim from. We are just finishing clearing some cedar on the far side of the lake to enhance the park-look of the lake area and to develop an alternate home site in case the new owner wants to build a new lakeside home or cabin. The views of both the lake and the surrounding hills are just awesome from this site. Another great feature is a rambling ranch house that is decorated in the Ralph Lauren-style (cowboys, Indians, elk antler and wagon-wheel chandeliers, steer hide rugs, and wood-plank ceilings) and has a long screened in sleeping porch as well as four bedrooms and two baths. Most of the furnishings, including lots of great antiques, will be available for sale individually or as a package deal. Adjacent to the house is an old ceramic block barn with a huge high-fenced, irrigated garden that is planted in everything from roses to cactus to peach trees. Other out-buildings include a three-car garage with attached utility room and attached shop as well as a small equipment barn and a hunters cabin. The terrain is diverse and includes about 65 acres of flat fertile land as well as canyons, bluffs, and mountain tops. This ranch would make a great weekend retreat with lots of activities including hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking. It would also make a great horse place or specialty farm (olives/lavender/wine grapes). Contact Jim Ahern at (210) 410-2170.
450 Acres on Seco Creek
450± Acres | Medina County | Property ID: 3235257 | $6,000 per acre
The perfect cattle and hunting ranch on Seco Creek! 50 percent minerals.
Colorado River Ranch
891± Acres | McCulloch County | Property ID: 1181517 | $3,738,000
10 minutes from Brady. Colorado River frontage and Home Creek running through it.
Big Mountain Ranch
928± Acres | Pecos County | Property ID: 2850079 | $1,200 per acre
Own your own mountain! Great hunting for mule deer, elk, whitetail aoudad sheep, and blue quail.
North Llano River Ranch
793± Acres | Kimble County | Property ID: 920404 | $2,995,000
Seven miles west of Junction. 200± acres river bottom, 600± acres mountain country.
Seco Creek Ranch
347± Acres | Medina County | Property ID: 3238001 | $5,000 per acre
Ideal hunting and cattle ranch south of Hondo on Seco Creek. Huge live oaks, great native brush cover and two tanks. Call or email for more information. 50 percent minerals.