Seco Springs Headwaters Pasture


Property Details

  • County: Bandera
  • Address: Seco Springs Ranch Road
  • Zip: 78003
  • Type: Hunting Land, Recreational Property
  • City: Tarpley
  • Price: $7,033,600
  • Acres: 1,256
  • State/Zip: Texas 78003
  • Status: Available

TALB Member:

Charles Davidson | Broker/Associate

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Property Description

The Seco Springs Headwaters Pasture is situated in its own series of secluded valleys and surrounding mountains in Bandera County, Texas, between Tarpley and Utopia. The property offers privacy, extensive live water, a large lake, productive valleys, excellent wildlife habitat, exceptional topography, forever views, a good road system and a spectacular historical main home. This ranch is the personification of the true Texas Hill Country.

Location: The entrance is at the end of Seco Springs Ranch Road approximately 2.7 driving miles off of paved highway FM 470. The ranch is 13 driving miles from Tarpley and 11 driving miles from Utopia. The property is only 79 driving miles (1.5 hour drive time!) from the San Antonio International Airport.

Water: Seco Creek, affectionately know in the area as The Seco, has its beginnings with the water emanating from the many springs on the ranch. The springs and seeps on the ranch produce precious flows year-round and result in several miles of streams and creeks including incredible small ponds and a lake on the ranch.

There is one significant developed water feature, a lake of about 2.5 - 3 acres, depending on rainfall. In addition, there are multiple smaller natural and developed water features across the ranch.

The ranch has 2 water wells with one electric submersible servicing the main home and a second being a windmill.
Topography, Rangeland and Habitat:

This scenic Hill Country ranch has nearly 600 of topographical relief with a high point approximately 2,200 feet above sea level. The ranch is centered in the Seco Springs valley with multiple canyons and drainages feeding into it. The valleys are fertile bottomland with majestic trees and deep rooted grasses bounded by extensive ridges, hills and canyons. This diversity along with the riparian areas along the Seco and its tributaries offer extraordinarily productive habitat.

Typical of this part of the Hill Country, the habitat includes oak juniper woodlands with incredible tree diversity including live oak, spanish oak, shin oak, lacey oak, Texas Madrone, big tooth maple, cypress, pecan, cherry, redbud, walnut and ashe juniper. Additionally, diverse brush species, succulents and grasses also provide excellent habitat for wildlife.

Juniper management has been in place on the ranch for years in the valleys, lower hillsides and some ridge tops; enhancing range conditions, habitat and spring flows.

Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing:

This high fenced ranch is home to thriving populations of managed white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, some quail, seasonal waterfowl and varmints plus exotics including sika deer, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, aoudad and feral hogs. In addition, this area of Texas is a known destination for birdwatchers!

Eight deer stands with electric feeders and hog fencing around each feeder.

The water features on the ranch offer extensive fishing opportunities whether you enjoy a cane pole, spinning/baitcasting rig or a fly rod. Manylandowners in this area stock some of their ponds seasonal with freshwater trout for added fishing opportunity.


Main Home: Secluded in the center of the ranch overlooking the large lake is the main home that is perfect for large gatherings and entertaining. The home has seven bedrooms, a spacious living area with a large fireplace and cathedral ceilings. The home has a rustic feel but has all the modern conveniences with kitchen and bathrooms having been recently updated. There is a two car covered garage near the main home as well.

Electricity: Electricity is in place with existing service to several areas of the ranch.

Area Attractions:

A quick drive from the ranch is the quaint community of Tarpley with a music venue and Mac and Ernies, known across Texas and beyond for serving up some of the finest gourmet cuisine to be foundon paper plates! A short distance to the southwest is Utopia, Texas, with several restaurants and stores, including the Lost Maples Cafe and The Laurel Tree, another famous destination dining venue.

The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/Wildlife Management valuation on its open space.

This is a portion of the larger Seco Springs Ranch (property ID #7964626). For another portion being offered, please see Buffalo Springs Ranch: property ID #8036368.

Asking Price is $7,033,600 (or $5,600/acre)

This property is being offered under an exclusive co-brokerage agreement with Jon Busbee, Broker at Busbee Ranch Sales.

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