185 acres in Montgomery County, Texas

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Haass Lauren

Welcome to Emerald Lake Estate! Please contact for the Estate's website for in-depth look at this one-of-a-kind property and to watch the Estate videos.

This spectacular 185-acre private and gated Estate is located in Magnolia, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston. Meticulously developed, this estate boasts the private 25-acre Emerald Lake, a "world class" bass lake with 10 islands, a 9-acre Japanese garden, and a 7-acre botanical garden with over 5,000 azaleas. Additional improvements include the Estate house, guesthouse, boathouse, and gazebos, 21 bridges in all shapes and sizes and miles of walking trails! In addition, there is private helipad access located on the lake and a tropical sandy beach. The grounds are exquisitely manicured which gives them a resort-like feel and appearance all year round.

Located within the upscale golfing and equestrian community of High Meadow Ranch, this property offers something for everyone. Emerald Lake Estate boasts all the amenities one would expect from an elegant country lake Estate but there are numerous opportunities for a buyer to come in and make the Emerald Lake Estate their own. Over the past 15 years, David and Rondi Weber have taken this pristine wooded landscape and sculpted it into one of the most unique properties. Boating, fishing, golf ing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, nature watching, gardening and much more are all here in your own backyard! With the planting of over 20,000 trees, shrubs, and flowers through the years, the Estate has been transformed into a veritable paradise with a resort-like ambience. In fact, each spring the Weber's open their gates for the annual "Azalea Walk" event to the local community and numerous garden clubs. Guests can walk the mile lo ng trail and view this eclectic mix of exotic flora brought in from all over the United States. The colors in the spring are absolutely breathtaking!

Privacy has always been an important objective in the development of Emerald Lake Estate and only about 90 acres have been fully developed, including the lake and various gardens, leaving most of the perimeter in its natural forested state. There is still an abundance of space in its natural s tate for developing new areas including an optimal build site for another Estate house should one be desired. "The canvas is still large enough to paint your own picture," says owner David Weber, "And even though Rondi and I have decided it's time to downsize, there's still a lot of opportunites to take things to the next level. I'm excited for the new owners to have their own once-in-a-lifetime experience." If you can envision yourself owning one of the most exclusive and unequaled pieces of property in the southern United States, we invite you to experience Emerald Lake Estate. It just may surpass your wildest dreams! Call Lauren Haass with questions or to schedule a private tour of Emerald Lake Estate.

Moon River Ranch

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Haass Lauren

Please visit the Moon River Ranch listing website for an in-depth look at this ranch property and to view the Ranch listing video/virtual tour. See links below this write up.

This one-of-a-kind ranch boasts +/- 547 secluded acres, approximately 4 miles of the Brazos River frontage, a +/- 20,000 square foot Main Lodge, Party Barn and numerous other outbuildings and residences. Moon River Ranch is both rustic and refined, grand in nature and intimate in overall design. With all of the amenities and more one would expect from a fine Texas Ranch, Moon River is being sold turn key.

The ranch is located only +/- 20 miles southeast from the vibrant, growing and robust city of Waco, in the heart of Central Texas, less than 30 miles from the Waco Regional Airport. With easy access to Highway 6 and Interstate 35, only 1.5 hours from both Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and less than 3 hours from both San Antonio and Houston the ranch affords convenient access to many parts of the state.

This area of Central Texas, and more specifically, Falls County, is known in the agricultural world for its rich, fertile land and lush bottom country. In addition to the highly productive soil, this portion of the county has some incredible views of rolling hillsides and gorgeous pastureland. Moon River Ranch boasts the possibilities to reap multiple agriculture income streams including hay production, livestock grazing and Pecan orchards.

The property is currently being used to host executive retreats, corporate events, weddings, private parties and family reunions but can easily be converted to a private retreat. Enjoy peaceful horseback rides through the coastal and Pecan laden pastures; shoot skeet from the deck of the boathouse, or float in a canoe down +/- 4 miles of frontage on the Brazos River. Kick back and relax on the riverside white sand beach or take a dip in the resort style pool surrounded by Palm trees and cascading water features. The property itself is truly like nothing you have ever seen before.

The headquarters of the ranch includes an impressive custom-built three story main lodge overlooking the resort style pool with a great room designed from inspiration from the Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek and furnishings from Neiman Marcus and Horchow. Each of its guest rooms boast its own unique theme. With numerous other outbuildings and residences, Moon River can easily accommodate an overnight group up to 100 people and can host many more for a single day. Meticulously designed to host large parties with intimate gathering spaces, Moon River Ranch has something for everyone to enjoy.

Everything about Moon River Ranch suggests a warm personal touch to a fine Texas ranch. If you can envision yourself owning the most unique ranches along the grandest river in Texas, we invite you to experience Moon River Ranch.

Sunset Ranch

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by Grothaus Sheldon

The 117 acre Sunset Ranch for sale in Medina County, Texas, is the perfect weekend getaway or forever home. If relaxing among the many colorful flowering plants on the patio of your own hunting and recreation ranch while enjoying the splendor of the Texas sunset over your 117-acre estate sounds appealing, this ranch is a must see.

Tucked nicely in the hills of the Medina County transition zone and offering the privacy and security of the gated Brown Ranch community of large ranches is this well designed and constructed Barndominium. With 4200 square feet under roof (60 x 70) and 1800 square feet of living space, the all steel exterior home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, an open concept kitchen, living and dining areas, with great window treatments enhancing the expansive views of wildlife and mother nature.

A Glen Rose water well with great quality drinking water serves the home and Medina Electric provides the power. The kitchen offers a gas cook top range, double oven, extra large pantry, granite tops and views of the many birdfeeders just outside the windows. Many species of other wildlife are often seen from the comfort of the rear deck.

The oversized single garage has room for a workshop and lots of storage space and the entire attic is floored for even more storage capacity.

Wildlife on this low fenced ranch includes whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey, aoudad, bobcat and feral hogs. There are two hunting blinds, an elevated box blind, and a tripod bow/rifle blind, along with 2 corn feeders. Numerous whitetail deer are frequently seen year-round from the patio and rear deck.

Taxes are low on this ag exempt property, hunting is excellent, privacy is supreme, and the location is great, being close to Hondo, Bandera, and San Antonio with all the shopping, dining and medical services available. The views are awesome and the price is right for this superb slice of the Texas landscape.

All owned minerals will convey.

CR 3420

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by Leah Caruthers

Rolling hills with views over Lampasas! Minutes from HEB or the school. Great location.

203 ac Hunters Package

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by Tyler Wright

New Listing: 203 acres SE MENARD COUNTY

Access: Located on West Rd ( private road) off of FM 1773

Water: One water well with submersible pump

Wildlife: Whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and quail. Some exotics roam the area.

Improvements: A modest hunter's cabin and camp has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Terrain: Some good elevations along the western boundary with a valley towards the center of the property !

Great hunting ranch that's set up and ready to hunt. 203 acres in southeast Menard County on West Road; private road access on two sides. A modest hunter's cabin and camp has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Water well with submersible pump. Heavy brush cover with scattered live oak and shin oak mix. Perfect for hunting whitetail, turkey and hogs. Call/Text Tyler Wright, Broker today at 325-456-1301

Frazier Canyon Ranch

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by James King

Frazier Canyon Ranch is comprised of 8,604 acres of some of the most scenic canyon lands in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas. The Ranch is located off Highway 17 between Balmorhea and Fort Davis. It has a very accessible bottom of the canyon easement road through the 06 Ranch that follows Frazier Creek from its junction with Limpia Creek upstream to the electric front gate. This location of Frazier Canyon Ranch is very remote and private surrounded by heritage ranches but its only 30 minutes to downtown Ft Davis. It is in the heart of the Davis Mountains and part of a large ranch neighborhood with unobstructed views of West Texas Mountains and grasslands beyond. Frazier Canyon Ranch is very close to area amenities like the Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and Balmorhea State Park but is also very secluded tucked into the beautiful private valley created by Frazier and Hells creeks.

8,604.06 acres in Jeff Davis County.

Frazier Canyon Ranch is located in the high elevations of the Davis Mountains, a Sky Island of the Chihuahuan Desert with ranch elevations ranging from 4,763 feet to 6,100 feet. Frazier canyon bisects this high rangeland creating some of the most scenic bluffs, rocky outcrops, canyons, meadows, huge trees, and mountains in the region. The mouth of Hells Canyon is located on this ranch where a year-round spring creates a 40 foot waterfall and permanent pools of clear water surrounded with Big Tooth Maples and Chinquapin Oak. Huge Emory Oaks and Chisos Red Oaks groves are scattered throughout the beautiful canyons, riddled with caves, bluffs, and rock outcrop palisades. From the high country on the ranch along Swayback Mountain you have stunning views of Frazier and Hells Canyon below and too other area mountains like the Glass, Puertocitas, Haystacks, Del Nortes and Chinati Mountains beyond Alpine, Marfa, Ft Davis and Marathon. This is rich high grassland with mixed woodlands with an excellent road network that accesses the scenic mountains and highlands as well as a great main road down the canyon floor. Frazier and Hells Creeks run in the cool wet summers of the high Davis Mountains creating amazing riparian habitats. Electricity is located within the eastern edge of the ranch and there are numerous building sites scattered throughout the property.

This Davis Mountains ranch is dominated by mile high grasslands of Cane Bluestem, Blue Gramma and Sideoats Gramma with rhyolite palisades mountains studded with Alligator Juniper, Emory Oaks, Chisios Oaks, Cottonwoods, Pinion Pine, Maples, Chinquapin Oaks, Madrones and Grey Oaks. Excellent grasses and Chihuahuan Desert plants provide habitat for the native animals, livestock and the people who live there. Frazier and Hells Canyon have a rich assemblage of riparian vegetation and huge cliff faces containing rare year-round springs for many wildlife species. This diversity of plants especially near and around the springs and riparian areas are unequaled in the Davis Mountains. The landowner recently treated 960 acres of the Frazier valley floor with spike to manage catclaw and other woody species carefully applied by helicopter to protect the large oaks as part of a grassland restoration project. The ranch also has a state record Robust Oak located in a shady grove of beautiful trees, the perfect picknick spot on the ranch.

Because of the diverse habitat with springs, creeks, boulders, trees, grasses, and mountains there is an abundance of game and non-game animals and wildlife on Frazier Canyon Ranch. This is big Mule Deer country and a hardy population of Aoudad Sheep make this a hunters paradise. The high 6,000-foot mountain mesas and woodlands are home to the Rocky mountain elk where they can be heard bugling in the fall months. There are also smaller animal and bird species, found here like Javelina, Fox, Ringtail, Mountain Lion, Zone Tail Hawk, and Montezuma Quail. Native trees, brush, and grasses provide excellent habitat for these species and many native birds and other non-game animals. Wooded wet canyons and lush grasslands provide excellent habitat for migratory songbirds. There are several new hunting blinds and feeders which will be included in the sale.

The Headquarters compound has recently been completely remodeled into an oasis of comfort nestled around shady mature trees below a dramatic outcrop and mountain cliff. The sale of the ranch includes all of the owners designer furnishings and equipment. It is ready to go! The improvements include:

Main House
Early 1900s rock and concrete house all being completely remodeled.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths with loft for the kids all with picture window views of mountains.
Designer kitchen, with breakfast room and adjoining formal dining room.
Large living area with huge screened porch for outdoor enjoyment.
Massive fireplace and custom book shelves.
Central Air and Heat.
Landscaped yard with native plants and beautiful rock walls and walking paths.
Quiet outdoor shaded porches to enjoy the cool mountain breeze.

Guest Adobe House
Separate Adobe 1 bedroom 1 bath designer finished home.
Full kitchen with custom concrete counters.
Living/Dining with central air and heat.
Large screened porch with rocking chairs with views of nearby mountains.
Landscaping around house with fence and great play area for kids.
Root Cellar.

Hunters House
Private Foremans house with 2-bedroom 1-bath.
Remodeled Kitchen and Bath.
Living room/Dining with excellent fireplace.
Organic Garden, Greenhouse, and outdoor Ramada.

Foremans House
New site built custom 4-bedroom 4-bath home
Vaulted great room with rock fireplace
Modern kitchen
Large porches with native rock exteriors

Other Improvements
Horse Barn and Shop.
30,000-gallon storage tank with swimming platform.
Equipment Barn
Adobe Cook house with large front porch ready to be re-modeled at Headquarters.
Adobe Garage and wash house next to main house.
Chicken Coop
Well, water system, elevated storage, and 5 troughs scattered up and down the Canyon.

New Horse Barn
Custom concrete block 9 stall heated Horse Barn
Wash station with hot water
Tack room
Feed room
Turnout with shade.

Frazier Canyon has huge abundant ground and surface water with rare year-round springs. Hells Canyon Spring is one of the most beautiful natural settings in the State of Texas and during late fall Maples and Oak leaves changes make this a wonderland of color. It has a 40-foot waterfall into a clear plunge pool surrounded by ancient Ash and Maples. This spring feeds a mile long run of live water at the bottom of Hells Canyon shrouded within a thick Maple, Chinquapin, Cherry, Ash, and Red Oak forest. Further upstream in Hells Canyon is a slick rock series of pour-offs and plunge pools with gentle water falls carving the rock into an amazing elegant series of water features.
There is another large spring in Frazier that is shared with the Sproul Ranch to the west which is contained with a spring box and gravity piped to both sides of the fence and into water troughs.
The Ranch has five miles of Frazier Creek and two miles of Hells Creek which runs during the summer and fall. In addition, there are several full-time springs that provide excellent water for wildlife year-round.

The water well at the Headquarters is only 150 feet deep and supplies several water troughs up and down the Frazier and Cave Canyon. There is another windmill up canyon also at 150 feet making this a well-watered ranch. Up on top in the Pine Oak woodlands there are three surface tanks where one can find regularly elk, deer and wildlife.

11.1 Acres, Creek Road

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by Jirasek, ALC, CCIM David

Size: 11.1 Acres to be surveyed out of larger tract.

Description: Good mix of land uses with a portion being used as livestock grazing and the remainder of the land is great for hunting and recreation.

Location: The property is located north of FM 2086 on Creek Road, just north of the Lost Prairie Road intersection in Northeast Bell County.

Hydrology: There is one stock tank, and Big Elm Creek along the western property line. The back of the land behind the stock tank, West to Big Elm Creek, is within the 100-year flood zone.

Utilities: East Bell WSC is the provider for this are. A pending study is in progress to determine if a water meter is available to this tract. Electric service is provided through coop and is along the east side of Creek Road.

Topography: The elevation at the northeast corner is at 520' feet above sea level, with 0% to 5% slopes.

Soil: Mix of Tinn Clay, Lewisville-Altoga complex soils, very suitable for grazing or limited to moderate farming.

Taxes: Open Space Valuation (Ag Exempt) for low property taxes. Outside city limits, no city taxes.

School Disctrict: Troy ISD.

Restrictions: No Commercial Feed Lots, Poultry or Swine. No Junk Yards. Mobile Homes Allowed; Barndominiums Allowed.

Apache Creek Ranch

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Grothaus Sheldon

The 2,058 acre Apache Creek Ranch is for sale in Medina County, Texas. The occasion is special and rare when a property this large, this exquisite, and this well-located becomes available. This ranch is the epitome of that situation. Halfway between Devine and Yancey, just 10 minutes from I-35, an hour from the San Antonio International Airport and 30 minutes from Hondo Municipal Airport, this ranch checks all the boxes for the discerning ranch buyer, investor, or developer. Situated on the prized divide between sought after South Texas brush country and picturesque Hill Country terrain, in the famed region termed the Golden Triangle, this highly improved sporting paradise is being offered turnkey with endless options and opportunities.

With numerous excellent development options available to the owner of this property, one of them could certainly center on the excellent hunting reputation of this region. Medina County lies within the Golden Triangle of Whitetail Deer hunting in Texas, an area known the world over for the highest scoring deer. The long-term release of superior genetics Whitetail stock and excellent native brush protein sources of the area ensure world-class Whitetail hunting. The ranch is currently home to Whitetail and Axis deer, as well as Turkey, Dove, and Quail. Improved grasses have made for excellent quail hunting. There are 10 hunting blinds and corn feeders, as well as eight protein feeders, strategically placed across the ranch.

The Apache Creek Ranch has 1,650 high-fenced acres and 408 low-fenced acres with a distribution of 50% high protein brush, 40% lush pastures of improved grasses, and 10% hay production. With a gated entry from paved FM 2200, the ranch has extensive well-maintained all-weather roads to all corners of the ranch including the one and a half mile main entry road leading to the main home. There is a 20 acre pivot irrigated field on the southern portion of the ranch producing Tifton Bermuda. An extensive set of custom built cattle working pens and loading chutes in excellent condition are also in place. Ample ranching infrastructure is in place, including an 80 x 60 implement barn and workshop, a two-bay equipment barn with a game processing room with stainless steel work areas and walk-in cooler, a storage barn with several bunkrooms, and a horse barn with six stalls and a tack room.

Water is plentiful from redundant sources on the Apache Creek Ranch. In addition to the constant level two-and-one-half acre lake and one-and-one-half acre pond, which are maintained by water wells, there are nine other smaller ponds scattered across the ranch. There is also just under a mile of highly desirable frontage on Hondo Creek consisting of both sides of this regionally significant creek. The property is also supplied by water via two rural water meters with access points along FM 2200. 11 submersible wells and two windmills are strategically placed across the property.

Residential improvements on the property include an attractive and modern main home with spacious and comfortable open concept living and dining areas offering plenty of space to entertain large groups, The home also features a gourmet kitchen and many large windows for excellent natural light. Just outside the home is a large patio area, a covered outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, and a gorgeous pool, all surrounded by a meticulously landscaped yard. Just down the road from the main home is a two bedroom guest home with a carport and outdoor relaxation area near the barns. The entire barn compound area has been beautifully landscaped and irrigated.

The Apache Creek Ranchs approximately 2,058 acres of highly productive land, that is this close to San Antonio and in the heart of prime Whitetail country, the ranch doubles as both a revenue-generating asset and a recreational haven. The ranch can support a large and profitable cattle operation as it stands. It could easily become a legendary commercial hunting operation. And with the acreage involved and urban proximity, it could readily become a residential retreat development or any combination of all of these.

Twisted Oak Ranch

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Grothaus Sheldon

The 400 acre Twisted Oak Ranch for sale in Medina County, Texas is a true sportsmans paradise. Situated on the divide between south Texas brush country and Hill Country terrain, this property lies in Texas famous Golden Triangle of Whitetail deer hunting. The ranch is an amazing opportunity for any ranch buyer, with excellent urban proximity, superb topography with views for miles, magnificent trees, plentiful water, and ideal forage for livestock and wildlife. The options for this property are many: a private getaway and hunting retreat, a commercial hunting and recreation ranch, a commercial cattle ranch, or an impressive full-time personal estate.

Situated between Hondo and Yancey on FM 531, Twisted Oak Ranch is under 10 miles from Hondo and Hondo Municipal airport. The ranch is less than an hour from the big city amenities of San Antonio. Nearby ranches along FM 531 are famous for their Whitetail deer breeding and trophy hunting opportunities.

Twisted Oak Ranch has been meticulously shaped with features ideal for hunting and recreation. From the main gate off FM 531 miles of roads and trails stretch out across every part of the ranch. Senderos cut through the property with hunting in mind. Bordered by clusters of the majestic century oaks from which this ranch takes its name, these senderos also cut through the areas of dense and diverse high protein brush species, such as Mesquites, Guajillo, Granjeno, and Blackbrush, that provide ideal forage and cover for animals.

Water is abundant on the ranch. There are two ponds on the property. The larger one is almost an acre in size and is surrounded by a large meadow perfect for spotting wildlife as they visit the pond to drink. There is a 2,200 foot Edwards water well with a large storage tank. There is also a rural water meter available on the property.

The balance and layout of trees, brush, and open areas on this ranch are ideal for excellent Whitetail deer hunting. Some of the largest trophy bucks in Texas are found in this part of the state. In addition to deer, turkey, dove and quail are also prevalent on the ranch. The world-class hunting, superb topography, and proximity to city amenities, make this ranch a perfect solution for your ranch ownership dreams.

150 Ac Felps/Faircloth

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Flack Andy

In the heart of Tyler County, Texas, known for great soils and flowering dogwoods, near the New Hope community. The Felps/Faircloth tract is a beautiful forested property in managed Southern Pine Plantations, ranging in age from 2005 to 2007, interspersed with mixed pine/hardwood SMZs (Stream Side Management Zones. See stand map). Bisected by Theuvenins Creek. CR 4525 access. Competitively priced for the recreation and/or forestry buyer. Excellent wildlife and hunting!