Category Archives: Ranches
Golfing great Hal Sutton found himself in the Texas Hill Country about 12 years ago, with a stop in Fredericksburg. He might have thought he was in Tuscany, not Texas, because the terrain was so similar he wondered where the olive trees were. The idyllic German-esque community of about 11,000 in Gillespie County rests about 70 miles west of Austin and 52 miles north of San Antonio. Fredericksburg, famous for its summer peaches and German brews, caught Sutton’s heart and never really let go.
If you’re going to buy a 950-acre ranch, you’re going to want diverse topography, water access, and a place to rest your weary head after a long day of hunting. Whitetail Creek Ranch just outside of Olney in Young County offers all of that, plus you can graze up to 50 head of cattle on pastures planted with winter wheat.
I was in Denver last year when the Waldo Canyon fires were burning, and at least 650 homes — maybe more — burned. That’s why I was closely watching, this week, the Beaver Creek, Idaho fires that were threatening Sun Valley. The Ketchum ski community has been trying to make a real estate come-back, fire is just what it did not need – this from Curbed Ski:
What a gorgeous property! For me, it’s love at first sight when I looked at the photos of Clay Hill Ranch, a 4,600-plus-acre tract in Freestone County, southeast of Dallas. Marketed by Hortenstine Ranch Company for $17.5 million, it’s the largest ranch in Freestone, and bigger than any other continuous property in the surrounding area.
Build or just leave it be, 3B Ranch just northeast of Hico is a treasure no matter what you do. It’s largely undeveloped, save for a couple of windmills and stock tanks, but it’s beauty is in nature, not a building or a road (of which there aren’t any).
What a beautiful property from Hortenstine Ranch Company! I love this incredible ranch in Franklin County, just a two hour drive east from Dallas! Not only do you have plenty of room for cattle and horses, but there is a fantastic Whitetail and Japanese Red Sika breeding population, a nine-hole championship golf course, and a fully stocked 26-acre fishing lake. Want to call it heaven? It’s actually the Purley Gates!
North Texans looking for a lakeside retreat, we have the deal for you! Hortenstine Ranch Company is marketing this property in Grand Saline for just $415,000, a steal considering that there are 10 acres along with a gorgeous stone house and guest cottage on a 26 acre lake.
Here is a chance to live like you are getting away… without really getting away. You can do it on this amazing country estate in Sunnyvale that comes on 16 acres with a stocked pond, rolling terrain, and asses in the backyard.
Yes, asses, as in donkeys.
Oh and guess how much your total property taxes are? $8000 in U.S. dollars. That’s because 15 of the total 16 acres are ag exempt. Don’t you just love ranches? Continue reading
With ranches, you can get whatever you want, really. Say you want a place to ride ATVs and hunt? There’s a ranch for that. Maybe you’re an equestrian and want a spot to enjoy your horses that isn’t too far out of town? There’s a ranch for that. Or, maybe you’re a hobby cattle raiser that wants a place where you can retire from the 9-to-5 grind? There’s a ranch for that, too.
Dallas luxury real estate broker Dave Perry-Miller has a second home in Bisbee, Ariz. If you want to find your own getaway in the remote mountain town, we’ve picked a few unique properties.