Rutledge River Ranch
- County: Zavala
- Address: 1372 Lyles Ranch Road
- Zip: 78801
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property, Riverfront Property
- City: Uvalde
- Price: $13,000,000
- Acres: 2,010
- State/Zip: Texas 78801
- Beds: 4
- Status: Available
- Baths: 4
Rutledge River Ranch - Zavala County:
Rutledge River Ranch is a magnificent 2,010-acre plot situated in the Northern portion of South Texas famed Gold Triangle. It is located 9 miles south of Uvalde on Hwy 83 and is a short drive from Garner Field Airport (KUVA), which has a 5,256-foot runway.
This is a truly exceptional high fenced ranch that is turn-key and ready to go. The interior road system is expansive, with around 2 miles of the road network being paved. It is not only an outstanding entertainment property, but also an income producing trophy whitetail breeding operation and superior hunting ranch. The ranch is bordered by only one other property and is blessed with rich native vegetation and tree cover. The improvements are first class and there is over one mile of Nueces River frontage.
MAIN HOME: The paved road to the main house passes through dense stands of native brush and mesquite, ending into a lush compound, overlooking the crystal-clear Nueces River. This setting contains a spectacular Hacienda with expansive patios, outdoor kitchen, and two guest casitas, all overlooking one of the most scenic rivers in the state of Texas.
The single-story main home was built with entertaining in mind. The front entry opens to the living area with dramatic ceilings, a grand fireplace, massive, exposed beams, and numerous windows offering natural light and views. The commercial grade kitchen is highlighted by Mexican tile and utilizes stainless appliances as well as a Wolf brand stove. The spacious dining area extends just off the kitchen, generous enough to seat a large number of guests for a formal meal.
There are two large master bedrooms at either end of the home, connected outdoor porches, enormous ensuite bathrooms, and closets.
Two separate casitas are connected to the main house which includes a bedroom and bathroom each offering ample space for guests.
The back patio is equipped for outdoor enjoyment with a thatched palapa, bar, fire pit, and a swimming pool with rock waterfall, which provides a place to get out of the heat and enjoy this property all year long.
LODGE: The hunters lodge features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, and a huge great room that has a pool table, shuffleboard table, pinball, game table, and a lounge area with fireplace that is perfect for watching your favorite game.
Additional improvements include a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch hands house and a 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch hand house.
The impressive deer breeding facility contains 22 deer pens and equipment to support a first-class breeding facility. There are several large open-air barns, walk in coolers with cleaning /processing area, storage and equipment barn, sheds, protein bins, and everything you would need to run the operation.
Vegetation: This property has a good mixture of brush and food plots and is covered with a mixture of trees. The 2,010 acres is under high-fence and consists of virgin native brush that is prime for supporting wildlife and growing genetically superior whitetail deer. The brush species include guajillo, black brush, guayacan, persimmon, white brush, coma, kidney wood and much more. The remainder of the property is a mixture of native brush, and river bottom.
Wildlife: The ranch has an extensive deer program that has been in place for many years. The deer are exceptional, with 200-300 class deer. In addition, there is a large axis herd. The good brush diversity and distribution of water make this prime habitat to grow large trophy whitetail deer and support high numbers of dove, quail and turkey. A portion of the property is cleared and can be planted and maintained to further improve the dove/quail hunting. The wildlife present on the property includes but is not limited to whitetail deer, quail, turkey, dove, and varmints. The river provides fishing for the angler. There are numerous protein and corn feeders and hunting blinds. There are over 20 solar powered game cameras that can be conveniently viewed from your laptop, smart device, or the television at the house.
Water: Four water wells provide water to the improvements and has been piped to troughs throughout ranch. In addition to the wells there is over one mile of beautiful Nueces River frontage. The river is easily accessible to enjoy the cool, crystal-clear waters on a hot summer day. You can wade in the shallow rapids and or swim in the deep blue hole.
Pride of ownership is evident everywhere you look. There is nothing to do but bring your toothbrush and start enjoying. If you are looking for a premier ranch that is ready to go, then Rutledge River Ranch is worth a look.
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