Gillespie County | Still Waters Ranch | SW of Fredericksburg


Property Details

  • County: Gillespie
  • Address: 16098 South State Highway 16
  • Zip: 78624
  • Type: Ranches, Recreational Property, Residential Property, Riverfront Property
  • City: Fredericksburg
  • Price: $2,950,000
  • Acres: 46
  • State/Zip: Texas 78624
  • Beds: 4
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 4.5

TALB Member:

Ken Hoerster | Broker

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Property Description

Live Water | Stunning Views | Immaculate Home


The Still Waters Ranch is a 45.5 +/- acre private estate located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, along paved Highway 16 in Gillespie County. An inviting 5,713 +/- square foot single-story 4B/4.5B custom home is ideally situated, overlooking both sides of beautiful Wolf Creek.


This 45.5 +/- acre Still Waters Ranch represents matchless beauty in an exclusive and tranquil Texas Hill Country setting. This private live-water estate offers an immaculate 5,713 +/- square foot single-story 4B/4.5B custom home, emitting a warm and elegant flow throughout the spacious floorplan. The marvelous home possesses unobstructed views of spectacular Wolf Creek, traversing through the ranch on either side for 725 +/- feet. Endless opportunities to serve its next owner as a full time residence, recreational ranch, corporate retreat, bed and breakfast or potential winery. A budding opportunity for a fantastic wedding venue with tasteful ceremony sites along Wolf Creek or atop a scenic hill with long-range views.


The ranch is strategically situated between the two charming Hill Country towns of Fredericksburg and Kerrville, with paved Highway 16 frontage in Gillespie County.

Located only 15 +/- miles southwest of Fredericksburg, a bustling community well known for its wineries, distilleries, breweries, dining, wedding venues, antique shopping, peach crops, live music entertainment, museums and local bed and breakfasts.

Kerrville is located just 6 +/- miles away, offering a scenic setting with beautiful city hiking trails along the Guadalupe River, museums, dining and live music entertainment. The town of Kerrville has a Lowes and Home Depot.

Approximately 60 +/- miles from San Antonio, 90 +/- miles from Austin, 250+/- miles from Houston 265 +/- miles from Midland and 275 +/- miles from Dallas.


Upon entering the ranch through an iron automatic gate entrance, a well-maintained chip sealed road leads to the beautifully manicured and private homestead, overlooking Wolf Creek. The main home is situated at the foothills of a picturesque hilltop, providing incredible vistas of Wolf Creek. The banks along the creek have been meticulously cared for with accessibility virtually anywhere along the water.

The 25 +/- acre hilltop pasture is cross fenced out and accessed through an automatic gate. The hilltop pasture provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside. A large portion of cedar has been removed over the years, giving way to large flourishing hardwoods, which dot the landscape. The opportunities are endless on this part of the ranch to build an additional home, wedding venue, tasting room, or rental units.

Elevation ranges between at 1,875 +/- asl near the water and rises up to 1,975 +/- asl at the hilltop pasture. Terrain on top of the hill has a gentle roll to it with excellent grass cover. A unique draw on the north end of the property feeds into Wolf Creek. The draw has gorgeous rock formations and is a wonderful area to explore. The draw is an ideal location for wildlife to take cover as well.

Many varieties of vegetation cover the property which include, post oak, blackjack, lacey oak, heritage live oaks, juniper, and cedar elm. Native sycamore trees and cypress trees line the creek banks.


Main Home

The immaculately kept 5,713 +/- square foot single-story, 4B/4.5B custom home is perfectly situated on the ranch overlooking Wolf Creek. The spacious floor-plan has a warm and cozy feeling, designed to entertain guests in both intimate and larger scales. Longleaf pine floors follow you through much of the home and are warm feature. The attention to detail throughout is showcased through various vaulted ceilings, beautiful canned lights, wooden beams and large windows.

The kitchen is spacious with ample granite counter top space throughout. Fine craftsmanship is represented through the beautiful cabinetry work. The appliances in the kitchen are all stainless steel. A Viking stovetop and electric water heater under the sink (for instant hot water) are first-class additions to the space. A breakfast bar is also present with barstool access. A large utility room outfitted with a washer and dryer are located nearby, along with a massive pantry with ample shelf top space.

There is an elegant flow between the living room, dining room and sitting area. The layout is ideal for entertaining family and guests in a cozy setting. A fireplace in the living room has a gorgeous brick panel wall and is sure to be a site visited frequently, during the winter time. The dining room and sitting area are intimate areas with tremendous views of Wolf Creek.

A second living room opens up behind French doors and is a wonderful additional space for overflow guests. It can be simply closed off from the rest of the home, or opened up when large groups are present. Ideal space for groups to congregate for feasts when multiple tables are needed. The room could also serve as a conference room, meeting area or all purpose room. A second fireplace in located in this beautiful space, along with a full bathroom. An attached mother-in-law suite is nearby with a private deck. The suite could function as an office.

The master wing is very private and includes gorgeous views Wolf Creek from the master bedroom. The master bathroom has ample space with a his and her sink, along with a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. Two separate closet spaces are a wonderful feature.


A 1,460 +/- square foot corrugated steel tin barn with five roll up garage doors. The barn has a concrete slab and utilities. The structure has served as a workshop and storage area over the years. This is a great space for a car collector to keep prized possessions out of the elements. Additionally, the barn has three 220 Volt outlets available.

Equipment Canopy

The 1,024 +/- square foot equipment canopy with a concrete slab has been used to store heavy equipment and trailers. The canopy has an electrical connection for a travel trailer. A BBQ pit and smoker are close by.

Livestock Shed

A 360 +/- square foot livestock shed rests at in the hilltop pasture.


Abundant wildlife can be seen on the ranch, including whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey, dove, ducks, and other animals native to the Hill Country.


A stunning live-water oasis encompassing both sides of Wolf Creek, which flows through the property for 725 +/- feet. Backed up by a concrete dam, the water flows wide and is deep in several areas. Extremely well-manicured banks make for a wonderful park-like setting. Endless opportunities for recreational activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding.

One water well on the property services the main home.

Texas Ranches For Sale, as broker, asserts that the information contained herein is submitted without representation or warranty. All information is subject to error, omission, price change, changes in terms and conditions, prior sale, withdrawal from the market without notice, etc.

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Property Map / Directions

Located 15 +/- miles southwest of Fredericksburg and about 6 +/-miles northeast of Kerrville. The ranch is approximately a 50-minute drive from San Antonio and an hour and a half drive from Austin.

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