0.27 acres in McCulloch County, Texas

Posted on: November 21st, 2018 by Terri Harris

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, recently updated home, central heat and air, wood burning stove, wooden deck, storage building, close to Brady Lake, Great investment opportunity or lake retreat. Call now, wont last long! Call Phyllis Stewart 830 613 1484 *Motivated seller will consider all offers*

Walking Distance to the Lake
4 Bedroom 2 Bath
1,857+/- Sq Ft Home

Starr Lake Fork Ranch

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Hortenstine Blake

It is not often that someone has the opportunity to become the third recorded owner of a tract of Texas land, but that is the case on Starr Lake Fork Ranch. The Starr Lake Fork Ranch is a highly desirable recreational ranch located approximately 85+/- miles east of Dallas in the rolling hills of East Texas, near the quaint towns of Emory & Yantis, Texas. This ranch has been utilized in the past as a hunting, recreational and timber production property. The 192.54 +/- ac. Starr Lake Fork Ranch is primed for development or family enjoyment. Over 3 miles of meticulously managed trails, roads, cleared areas and right of ways provide inspiration for the buyer who desires a premier East Texas lake property. Almost 1,500 ft. of linear Lake Fork Reservoir frontage lends itself to the sportsman or recreational enthusiast for further boat ramp, slip and dock development. There are currently no structural improvements located on the ranch.

Location: Located in northwest Wood County, the main road and gate to Starr Lake Fork Ranch fronts CR 1792 approximately 15 minutes east of Yantis, Texas, 15 minutes north of Emory, Texas, and 30 minutes south of Sulphur Springs, Texas. The ranch is a convenient 1.5 hour drive northeast of downtown Dallas, Texas, and 2 hours northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Directions: From Yantis, Texas take FM 514 west for 5 miles, turn right continuing along FM 514 for 1.5 miles. Take a right at RS CR 3420, then baring right onto CR 1792 approximately 1.4 miles where the property lies on both sides of the road for the next for one-third of a mile.

History: Following the annexation of Texas to the United States, 2,633 acres were granted to Oscar Engledow from the State of Texas on Sep. 7, 1847. Three years later, James Harper Starr began purchasing pieces of the Engledow Ranch including what is now Starr Lake Fork Ranch. Since 1850, the Starr family has owned and operated this ranch, hunting on and around the land that would become Lake Fork Reservoir and the current day Starr Lake Fork Ranch.

Additional Leased Land: There is an additional 32 acres of land leased from the Sabine River Authority that can be transferred with the sale. This land can be used for additional fishing and hunting opportunities and insures the privacy of the ranch to east and south.

Lake Fork Reservoir: Lake Fork Creek rises in the southeastern corner of Hunt County and flows in an easterly direction for 78 miles to its confluence with the Sabine River eight miles southeast of Mineola. The stream drains an area of approximately 685 square miles in Wood, Rains, and Hopkins Counties in the uppermost northeast portion of the Sabine River Basin.

The reservoir, owned by the Sabine River Authorityof Texas, was constructed to conserve water for municipal and industrial use and funded through deals with Dallas and Longview for the future procurement of water from the reservoir.

Lake Fork Dam: The rolled earth fill dam is just over 12,400 feet long. The reservoir’s storage capacity at the conservation pool level of 403 feet above mean sea level is 675,819 acre-feet, the conservation surface area is 27,690 acres and the drainage area for the dam is over 490 square miles above the reservoirs’ dam.

Terrain: Topography on the Starr Lake Fork Ranch is characterized by East Texas rolling upland hills transected by the moderately wide flat floodplain of the Lake Fork Creek. Elevation changes from 403’ at the Lake Fork bank, to 460’ along the northern boundary of the property.

Tree Cover: A managed Pine plantation canopies the majority of the southern piece of Starr Lake Fork Ranch. The north half of the property has been meticulously thinned, leaving a mature stand of hardwoods scattered throughout the northern half of the ranch.

Soil: The soil composition on the ranch consists primarily of deposits of the Wilcox soil groups which generally exhibit sandy surface layers with clay dominate subsoils. Soils are fertile and lend well to wildlife food plots.

Wildlife: Abundant tree cover and forbs foster abundant Whitetail Deer. Feral hogs, dove and other smaller game can also be found on the Starr Lake Fork Ranch. Duck hunting can be exceptional from both the bank or a boat blind on Lake Fork Reservoir.

Fishing: Trophy bass fishing on the Lake Fork Reservoir is well respected in Texas. Due to fishery management efforts of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who began stocking the reservoir with Florida largemouth bass in 1978, the lake is a world-renowned trophy bass haven. The current state record largemouth bass weighing 18.18 pounds was caught from Lake Fork Reservoir in January, 1992. Through 2016, over 60 percent (33/50) of the fish on the Texas Top 50 List for the largemouth bass species had been caught in Lake Fork. Large numbers of Channel and Blue Catfish are also taken each year. Stocking history for Lake Fork is available through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who most recently stocked Lake Fork Reservoir with 320,261 fingerling Florida Largemouth Bass in early 2017.

Fencing: Perimeter fencing is in fair to good condition.

Access: Blacktop CR 1792 bisects the property for about .35 miles (~1,855 ft.)

Airports:~26 miles and ~30 minutes north of Starr Lake Fork Ranch in Sulphur Springs is the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. This publically- owned and operated airport has two runways, both measuring 5,001’ long by 75’ wide.

Water: The ranch sits on top of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, which can be a prolific water source for residential water wells. Additionally, the Sabine River Authority will lease water pumping rights from Lake Fork Reservoir for a fee providing an additional water resource for irrigation.

Electricity: Rural electricity runs into the property and is provided by Wood County Electric Cooperative.

Minerals: No minerals are available.

Easements: There are two pipeline easements in addition to easements for residential electric lines.

Taxes: With a timber exemption, the property taxes paid in 2016 were approximately $228.

Buyers & Brokers: Buyer’s brokers must be present for all initial showings. Buyers should notify Listing Broker that they are represented prior to touring the property. We welcome the opportunity to work with other Brokers / Agents, but expect their full participation in any transaction.

Summary: The Starr Lake Fork Ranch offers a unique opportunity to build and develop a ranch and lake estate all-in-one. The fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities found on the property are excellent! Lake Fork frontage, additional leased land, and excellent access make this ranch a rare find! Additional opportunity for marketable timber management and related income exists with both plentiful Pine and hardwood timber.

Cash McWhorter Partner/Broker
469-222-4076 Mobile

Casey Berley, ALC Broker
214-422-7253 Mobile

Valley Lake Ranch

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Hortenstine Blake

Valley Lake Ranch consists of 
2,245+/- acres including a MASSIVE, PRIVATE LAKE yielding approximately 1,080+/- surface acres (at max capacity) of pristine water at normal elevation including 15,000 acre feet of adjudicated impoundment rights. Set amongst scenic rolling terrain immediately south of the Red River Basin, this very unique property combines heavily wooded oak and elm forests, clear rights of way, notable elevation change, excellent build sites, a proven fishery with desirable lake level consistency and amazing water clarity. Raw land and expansive water combine to form a recreational oasis and blank canvas that is virtually impossible to duplicate.

Purchase Offer Criterion: Seller has requested that all offers for purchase of the property: (a) be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. (CST) on October 12, 2018; (b) be submitted on the form of Purchase Contract that is included in this property information packet; (c) state that the offer remains in effect until 5:00 p.m. (CST) on October 19, 2018; and (d) be accompanied by either: (i) a letter of financial capabilities from a banking institution on bank letter head verifying that the Purchaser has available cash and/or a line of credit in an amount in excess of the offer amount; or (ii) a copy of a bank statement confirming that the Purchaser has available cash in an amount in excess of the offer amount.

Location: Valley Lake Ranch is located on the county line between Fannin & Grayson Counties ~15 miles east of Sherman, Texas, 10 miles east of Bonham, TX, and 70 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Paved road frontage in two locations insure reliable access.

Fannin & Grayson County Information: Fannin and Grayson Counties are located in Northeast Texas adjacent to the Oklahoma border. Bonham and Sherman, the respective county seats, are located a convenient fifty to sixty miles north/northeast of Dallas. . The topography is variable including with ranges of moderately rolling hills, creek drainages and pinch points throughout the area. General elevations in Fannin and Grayson Counties range from ~500 to ~700 feet above sea level. The average annual rainfall is approximately forty-three inches. The predominate water drainage basins are the Red River and Bois D’ Arc Creek. Natural tree cover consists primarily of oak, hickory, ash, walnut, pecan, cottonwood, elm, cedar and Bois D’ Arc trees.

Airports: There are multiple airports with convenient proximity to Valley Lake Ranch, including an airstrip on the property. The landing strip on the ranch is found on a peninsula abutting the lake, measuring approximately 2,771’ long and 30’ wide. The airstrip is not currently registered with the FAA and would require updates to make it operational.

Located 22 miles West of the Valley Lake Ranch gate, North Texas Regional Airport / Perrin Field (KGYI) is a full service, city-owned airport located east of Sherman and Denison. Grayson County’s airport has four (4) runways, measuring up to approximately 9000’ long by 150’ wide.

Jones Field Airport in Bonham, Texas is a public airport located ~12 miles east of the Valley Lake Ranch gate. Two airstrips are located there, measuring up to approximately 4000’ long by 75’ wide.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a full service, international airport located 76 miles SW of Valley Lake Ranch.

Hospitals: Red River Regional Hospital is located in Bonham, Texas, ~14 miles east of the Valley Lake Ranch gate.

Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Sherman, Texas is located a convenient ~14 miles west of the ranch via Highway 82.

School District: Bells ISD (Grayson County) and Savoy ISD (Fannin County)

Valley Dam and Valley Lake Reservoir: An expansive and impressive body of water, Valley Lake (also known as Brushy Creek Reservoir) is an off-channel reservoir. The lake has a storage capacity of 15,000 acre-feet at normal (Conservation) pool with a maximum storage capacity being 26,500 at the top of the dam. The lake encompasses a surface area capacity of 1,080+/- acres at the normal elevation of 611 feet above mean sea level. A drainage basin consisting of approximately 8 square miles of land contributes water to feed Valley Lake. Maximum depth located thus far is estimated to be 38 feet using standard consumer boat mounted depth finders. Based on aerial imagery from February 1995 through March 2014, the average water surface acreage was 992.6 +/- acres with an average of ~22.35 miles of lake frontage. Based on the same aerial imagery, it is estimated that the lake fluctuated between ~933 surface acres and ~1,016 surface acres.

Valley Lake Dam History: Valley Dam, which forms Valley Lake, was authorized by the State of Texas in 1959. Construction of the dam was completed in 1961 to provide a cooling water reservoir for the operation of the Valley Steam Electric Station. A Certificate of Adjudication authorized an impoundment of up to 15,000 acre feet of water. The plant has been decommissioned and deconstructed. Valley Dam is a 2,770’ long homogeneous earth fill embankment with a maximum height of 55 feet above the original streambed. The impressive and well-engineered dam looks west at sunset, providing amazing views off of Valley Lake.

Dam Report: Freese and Nichols, Inc. conducted a dam inspection on September 26, 2017, and provided an updated report in December, 2017 for Valley Lake Dam.

Dam Project Description- Valley Dam was authorized by the State of Texas, Permit No. 1939 in 1959. A Certificate of Adjudication authorized an impoundment of up to 15,000 acre-feet of water for industrial purposes. Construction of the dam was completed in 1961 to provide a cooling water reservoir for operation of the Valley Steam Electric Station. The power plant has been decommissioned and demolished.

Valley Dam is a 2,770-foot long homogeneous earth fill embankment with a maximum height of 55 feet above the original streambed. The crest of the dam is at elevation 617.5 feet. The upstream slope is 3H:1V with an 8-foot-wide berm at elevation 600 feet. The upstream slope is protected by 24-inch rock riprap from the berm to the crest. The downstream slope is 2.5H:1V with grass slope protection and a 12-foot-wide berm at elevation 590 feet. Seepage control within the embankment is provided by an 18-inch thick sand blanket drain that intersects the toe of the embankment on the downstream slope. The downstream slope has a longitudinal concrete- lined flume (v-ditch) on the berm to collect surface runoff from the upper portion of the slope. Flow in the longitudinal flume is conveyed to the toe of the embankment via four transverse concrete-lined flumes. No instrumentation or survey monitoring programs exist for Valley Dam.

The low flow outlet, made operational as of May 2018, consists of an 18-inch diameter gate valve controlled concrete pipe with an upstream invert elevation of 605.75 feet and is located at Station 21+00, near the right abutment of the embankment. The discharge area is protected with a concrete V- shaped channel.

The service spillway is a 200-foot wide, concrete-lined channel located in the right abutment with a crest elevation of 611 feet. Two lines of baffle blocks provide energy dissipation at the end of the concrete-lined channel, approximately 50 feet downstream from the crest. The service spillway is separated at its left side by natural topography from the right abutment of the main embankment. There is no emergency spillway at Valley Dam.

In Texas, the TCEQ is the regulatory agency responsible for the administration of State dam safety laws. Dams are classified according to the size of the dam and the potential for loss of human life and property damage downstream from the dam in the event of a breach of the dam. The size classification of small, intermediate, or large is based on the storage in the reservoir and the height of the embankment. Intermediate size dams are those with maximum storage between 1,000 and 50,000 acre-feet and/or a maximum height between 40 and 100 feet. Valley Dam, which has a maximum height of 55 feet and maximum storage of 26,500 acre-feet at the top of the dam, is an intermediate size dam.
The hazard classification can be low, significant or high. A high hazard dam is usually located where failure can cause serious damage to agricultural, industrial, and commercial facilities, important public utilities, main highways, and railroads. TCEQ criteria define a high hazard structure as one which could potentially impact three or more residential structures, or result in probable loss of seven or more lives. The area downstream of Valley Dam is primarily agricultural land in the floodplain of Brushy Creek and the Red River. There are, however, more than three homes located along Farm to Market (FM) Road 1753 near Brushy Creek about 3.6 miles downstream of the dam, and numerous houses further downstream in the Red River floodplain. The FM 1752 and FM 1753 bridges over Brushy Creek would also be overtopped in the event of a breach of the dam. Valley Dam is therefore classified as a high hazard dam.

According to State criteria, as an intermediate size, high hazard dam Valley Dam is required to pass 88 percent of the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). As determined by the probable maximum flood study and breach analysis completed by Freese and Nichols, Inc. in 2005, Valley Dam passes 100 percent of the PMF event, and is thus hydraulically adequate in its current condition.

A full Freese & Nichols, Inc. report, dated December 2017, containing specific details concerning maintenance and repair recommendations can be made available to prequalified Buyers upon request.

Terrain:Topography at Valley Lake Ranch is impressive with over 100 feet of elevation change. The high point of ~671feet above mean sea level is found in the southeast corner of the property, and a low point of ~566 feet is found in the northeast corner. The property is mostly treed with sporadic native pastureland desirable for grazing cattle. The landscape lends itself well to recreational land. Highly desirable building sites exist around much of the lake as sunsets and sunrises are truly remarkable from many points overlooking this impressive body of water.

Additional Water Sources: There are 3 earthen water wells located on the property. The Neches River Basin aquifer is found below Valley Lake Ranch.

A rural water line runs into the approximate center of the ranch from County Road 1752.

Brushy creek flows from the northeast corner of the property into Valley Lake.

Wildlife: Valley Lake Ranch is home to Whitetail deer, feral hogs, Bald Eagles, dove, Rio Grande Turkey, bobcats, coyotes and of course, waterfowl. Since its inception in 1961, migratory waterfowl have utilized Valley Lake as a wintering ground during peak migration. Features including a major body of water in the central flyway, coupled with natural wetlands in close proximity to the Red River, attract migratory waterfowl populations during peak migration.

Fisheries: Valley Lake has proven to be a prolific fishery. Our team fished Valley Lake for 3 days and 6 fishermen caught over 300 Largemouth Bass. Notable fish caught included seven fish over 8 lbs., 4 fish over 7 lbs and 40+ fish between 5-7 lbs. This natural fishery will serve as a solid foundation primed for the next owner to introduce a fish management program capable of contending with the list of renowned and legendary North Texas Bass Fisheries. Additional species of fish caught by the HRC team include Sand Bass, Crappie, Drum and Channel Catfish.

Recreation: Water depths at Valley Lake range from highs up to approximately 38 feet and all depths in between that and the shoreline. Multiple coves, inlets, and creek channels compliment open water to create a spectacular, broad recreational offering. In addition to sport fishing and hunting, Valley Lake lends well to jet skiing, water skiing, sail boating, scuba diving, and general motor boating. Kayaking and float fishing can be excellent in the coves and inlets on the lake.

Noted Whitetail deer populations, tree cover, topography and natural forbs provide ample opportunity for bow hunting. Fertile soils and sub soils on the property may yield high quality improved wildlife food plots to supplement natural forage components and/or cultivated crops to benefit migratory bird hunting.

Fencing: The perimeter of Valley Lake Ranch is fenced. Fencing is in fair to good condition

Electricity: Residential electricity runs into the property and is available at multiple points on or near the boundary of the ranch.

Minerals: Surface only.

Leases: The property is currently leased for grazing.

Taxes: Annual property taxes for 2017 are in the process of being verified. Some of the property carries an Agriculture Exemption.

Buyers & Brokers: Buyer’s Broker must be present for all showings. Buyers should notify Listing Broker at first contact that they are represented by a cooperating real estate Broker prior to touring the property. We welcome the opportunity to work with other real estate Brokers and their Agents, who are active and currently licensed in the state of Texas.

Comments: Exemplifying the real estate term “relative scarcity,� Valley Lake Ranch is an unprecedented opportunity to own an expansive, private lake in the heart of North Texas. Proximity to the two major metropolitan areas encompassing Dallas and Fort Worth, prove this ranch a fantastic investment and recreational ranch owning opportunity, while the natural fishery represents a phenomenal experience for the angler at heart!

*Please also note our listing entitled Lake Creek Ranch for an additional large water offering. Seller to consider joint offers submitted for both Valley Lake Ranch and Lake Creek Ranch.*

Price: $24,500,000


Cash McWhorter- Broker/Partner
469.222.4076 mobile

Casey Berley- Broker- ALC
214.422.7253 mobile

Blake Hortenstine- Broker/Partner
214.616.1305 mobile

1.17 acres in Hill County, Texas

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Brown Amber

Beautiful home inside the gated community of White Bluff! This home is in the perfect location overlooking a private lake! Ready to entertain guest with the open concept kitchen and living room that includes 3 french doors that look out to the incredible views! The master suite includes plantation shutters that overlook the large backyard and lake. The upstairs bedroom is huge and includes a full bathroom. It could also be used as a guest suite or game room! The front and back porch are the perfect place to enjoy country living at its best! Come see this one today, it won't last long!

40 Acre Luxury Estate on Lake Travis

Posted on: November 1st, 2018 by Dave Murray

One of the most remarkable luxury properties on Lake Travis has just become available. Located just north of Volente, Texas, this 40 acre luxury estate looks out to Starnes Island and is nearby to Devils Cove. The estate has approx. 845 ft. of waterfront, and makes up a large portion of the entire peninsula it resides on. The custom home is elevated back from the water, and has one of the most breathtaking views of the lake available.
This property is incredibly private, with a private driveway coming off Sharon Rd, winding through woods and ending up at a small pond in front of the luxury home. The home is extraordinary passing through the front entrance you are greeted by an enormous great room with towering cedar-beamed cathedral ceilings. Floor to ceiling windows on the opposing side open to spectacular views of the lake. An impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace is flanked by large stone art shelves. This 7,294 sq ft 4Br 5Bath custom home has a wealth of great touches throughout, and capitalizes on its open floor plan and main-level master suite.

The gourmet kitchen opens to the main great room, with oversized sub-zero refrigerator, 6-burner range stonve, and Thermidor double oven. The master suite has an enormous master bath, with a large jetted tub and walk-in shower. The walk-in closet is well over 500 sq ft, with extensive storage area. The master has views of the lake itself, with direct access to the pool and back patio area. There is a massive outdoor living area behind the home, perfect for entertaining and hosting. The custom pool has a hot tub, waterfall feature, and is complimented by surrounding koi ponds and water features.

The three bedrooms upstairs are accessed from two different staircases, with the back bedroom looking out to the lake with its own private balcony. A large gym room is also present on the 2nd floor, with its own private balcony. Passing through an atrium room and breezeway, one comes to a detached 1,813 sq ft guest house. The guest house features a large common room, and guest apartment with full kitchen and bath. There is also an additional workshop and garage building for storing extra vehicles.

This estate is incredibly manicured, with great detail taken to enhance the property with trails, fountains, water improvements, and gardens. The property has great direct access to deep water Lake Travis, with private boat dock and slip. Devils Cove and many of the lakes hotspots are a short boat ride away. This is an amazing lake location. The sprawling 40 acres are ideal for hiking, ATV riding, and an ideal equestrian scenario. Access Lake Travis from your doorstep at this attractive, private custom estate, and enjoy the best of the luxury lakefront lifestyle.

Branded T Ranch

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by Schultz Michael

The Branded T Ranch is comprised of 197+/- picturesque acres located in the Texas Hill Country Ranch, only 45 minutes north of San Antonio. Curry Creek runs along the southern border of the property with beautiful large Cypress trees and the land is comprised of rolling terrain with clusters of Pecan and Oak trees surrounded by very well managed pastures. The excellent wildlife habitat supports Whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and a superb population of free roaming herds Axis deer and Blackbuck. Game fencing encompasses the entire acreage with portions of the property cross-fenced and a small section of low fencing around the creek. Tucked away in a very private location but close to the many amenities of Boerne, San Antonio and Bulverde, this ranch is ideal with paved road access on two sides and numerous groomed roads around the ranch itself.

This property has seen quality construction by Todd Glowka Builder Inc, a boutique Custom Builder specializing in custom homes and projects that are both luxurious and distinctive in design and finish out. From the front entrance, the game fencing, roads, wells and the upmost quality of craftsmanship around in the Main Home, Guest Home and last but not least, the Party Barn, the very structure the ranch is best known for. The Party Barn at The Branded T Ranch currently serves as a focal point and gathering place for weddings, corporate events and private parties on the ranch. Originally constructed near the town of Millpoint, New York, circa 1870, this large English barn stood the test of time for 142 years. To provide the ultimate Hill Country Experience, a vintage saloon bar was meticulously restored to serve patrons and guests of the ranch, and a commercial kitchen was added to facilitate large catering party needs. The ranch has underground water lines leading to water troughs for the animals all over the ranch as well as underground utility lines ran to each structure and plans for future development have been put into place. Commercial event venue, wedding venue, private residence, cattle or exotic animal operation ready, in excellent condition, and Agriculture Exempt this property has anything and everything the most discerning buyer could want. Please visit our website, brandedtranch.info , for more details and information!

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6 Mile Creek Ranch

Posted on: September 28th, 2018 by Davidson Charles

Majestic. Stunning. Paradise. These words perfectly describe this once in a lifetime offering. Views of Wheeler Peak rising above the ranch to the west and Eagles Nest Lake framed below Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountains to the east; you immediately feel the full depth of the Sangre De Cristo mountains from almost any location on the ranch. Imagine sitting quietly on an early, fall morning enjoying the sheer beauty and listening to the bugle of a bull as hundreds of elk move back to the sanctuary of tall timber on the ranch. Water is key to life in the mountains, 6 Mile and Probar Creeks meander through the ranch providing life to game both large and small. With ponds being fed by the live water flowing through the ranch, the fishing is outstanding. In addition, significant water rights convey allowing a new owner many options to expand the already amazing trout experience. Lying in the center of the Golden Triangle for New Mexico winter sports, the ranch is minutes away from Angel Fire Resort, Red River Ski area, and Taos Ski Valley. If searching for that perfect year-round family estate or looking for development potential, 6 Mile Creek Ranch is the place for you.


The ranch boasts a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom home largely in a ranch style dcor. There is also a three bay garage/barn next to the main house with cattle corals behind the main compound. A water well services the main house while the remainder of the ranch is watered via the creek and pond system present.

Water Rights: The ranch possesses 494.5 ac/ft of adjudicated water rights. Priority dates on the water rights are 1882, 1883, and 1902. These rights stem from water both from the Six Mile Creek and the Pobar Creek. Both streams flow through the ranch and are main sources of water for Eagles Nest Lake. These rights significantly add to the value of the ranch.



Six Mile Creek Ranch is run as a trophy elk and trout ranch under the current ownership. It annually receives 25 elk tags: 15 bull tags and 10 cow tags. Five to seven bulls are harvested each year to maintain good age structure within the bull herd. The top scoring bull harvested under current ownership was a 348 B&C with a typical bull harvest in the 310-330 range. Large herds of cows and bulls are commonly seen on the ranch with groups of 20-100 typical.

Mule Deer:

There are some mule deer regularly seen, however, their numbers are much smaller compared to the elk.

Merriams Turkey:

Solid, turkey habitat starts with water and large trees for roosting and this ranch has both. Good numbers are seen regularly on the ranch and have been lightly hunted.

Black Bear: This area of New Mexico is known to have good numbers of Black Bear.

Mountain Lion: Lions are seen in the area but not regularly on the ranch.


The ranch maintains three primary, fishing lakes and two smaller ponds. The lakes are regularly stocked and run for trophy fish production. Rainbow, Brooke, Brown, and Cutthroat are the primary species with trophies being produced over the years. The current owner added aeration in several of the ponds to increase the oxygen levels and overall health of the fishery. Six Mile creek runs separate from all of these lakes allowing a new owner the opportunity to develop this part of the ranch utilizing vast water rights.

Eagles Nest lake lies in the valley just below the ranch. This lake, with over 3,000 surface acres, provides an active fishery for several trout species including: Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, Kokanee Salmon, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, and Carp. Local guides enjoy strong reviews on Trip Advisor for excursions on Eagles Nest Lake.


With nearly 390+/- acres of flood irrigated pasture, the ranch has a typical stocking rate of 250-500 yearlings. Cattle are typically run from May-Sept 15. Exterior fences are in good repair.


The higher elevations of the ranch contain Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-Fir, White-Fir, Engleman Spruce, and Aspen. These are the primary species found in the over-story. There has been no commercial foresting in the past 10 years under the current ownership.

Altitude: 8200 to 9600ft

Minerals: No minerals

Taxes: $4253 in 2018

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.

Silver Bit Lake Ranch

Posted on: September 7th, 2018 by Davidson Charles

Silver Bit Lake is a unique East Texas property that offers great year-round enjoyment. This ranch boasts a fully stocked 37-acre private lake with a 1.75 acre peninsula that offers panoramic views of the lake and surrounding landscape. Located on the peninsula is an open air pavilion with full kitchen and bath. The lake has exceptional fishing for bass, perch, and catfish. The ranch is only 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland off of Hwy 105 and less than 1 hour from downtown Houston.

Location: The ranch is located 56 miles from Downtown Houston, and approximately 10 miles east of Cleveland, Texas.

Habitat: Surrounding the lake is primarily pine forest with open areas around the lake for fishing a recreation. Most of the soil being deep fertile sandy loam. In the fall and winter waterfowl are abundant on the property.

Improvements: The ranch contains a 5,000 square foot barn perfect for storing all your equipment. The peninsula also has a 1,200 square foot open air pavilion with a kitchen and bathroom. There are two docks on the lake as well as a boat dock.

Water: The main attraction is the 37 acre lake. There is a water well located near next to the barn.

Electricity: The power is run to the barn and the pavilion.

Minerals: No minerals convey with the sale of the ranch. There is no production.

Windy Oaks Ranch

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by Davidson Charles

Windy Oaks Ranch is a true one of a kind ranch nestled on the east shore of Lake Corpus Christi. The ranch has it all: Great house, barns, abundant wildlife including deer, a floating dock, rolling hills, incredible views and tons of water front.

The ranch is located twenty-five miles north of Corpus Christi, only five miles from Mathis, Texas. The property is also conveniently located between San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley allowing for an easy commute from either area.

Creating memories is what this place is all about. It includes water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, boating or fishing; cruising on the ATVs and good old fashion hunting. The ranch feels like you are in the Texas Hill Country with its rolling terrain. When youre done with your day, take in the breathtaking views from your porch or dock and observe the wildlife all around. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, dove, quail, and beautiful migratory birds.

This ranch boasts a gorgeous 4,770 square foot 2 story home built in 1992. It features 5 great size bedrooms, 4.5 baths, two spacious living areas with stunning stone fireplaces and fabulous views throughout. Perfect for corporate entertaining or large family gatherings. The house is situated high on a hill with incredible views in multiple directions.

Additional improvements include cattle pens and chutes, one large equipment barn and two bonus barns to store your toys. No need to drive to the community boat launch when you have your own private boat dock and boat ramp only steps away from your home. There is one water well that supplies the ranch. This is really a special place.

There are considerable minerals rights owned in the property, these along with the equipment and water toys will be negotiated separately.