El Rancho Escondido
Unusual opportunity to purchase a 200-acre fully outfitted turnkey hunting ranch in the rugged and picturesque terrain of southeastern Edwards County. The property is located about 15 miles south and east of Rock Springs, TX in the Cade Draw pasture of Eagle Ridge Ranch. It is ~145 miles west/northwest of San Antonio and 180 miles due west of Austin. The Edwards County airport is located a convenient 10 miles from the ranch. The terrain is rugged and beautiful at the same time. It has a total relief of some 240 ft. from a high of 2360 ft. above sea level at the top of the high peak to a low of 2120 ft above sea level at the bottom of the canyon. This property is already set up as the perfect hunting getaway and includes everything needed to immediately enjoy everything it has to offer. It has all of the attributes needed for a hunting getaway spot. The property includes a completely furnished two-bedroom, 1 bath cabin with a loft for additional sleeping space. Expansive two-story deck, a fantastic covered pavilion with barbecue pit, smoker, fireplace, cedar table and bench seats, a two story 30x 45 steel workshop/storage building, tractor w/attachments, ranch truck, Polaris Ranger UTV, five deer stands, five corn feeders, three protein feeders, three alfalfa hay racks, two hog traps and much more. An additional 160-acre property, the Gaines Ranch, is also available for purchase. The Gaines Ranch adjoins El Rancho Escondido on the north side.
Location: ~9 miles east of Hwy 55 off Whittenburg Road. Whittenburg Road is ~ 0.5 miles south of the Edwards County Airport on Hwy 55.
Water: The property sits above the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer. A water well on the property next door is currently utilized as the primary water source. Current agreement with the neighbor is $325/year for access to water. A submersible pump in the well supplys water for the cabin and wildlife supplemental watering stations.
Wildlife: The ranch habitat attracts most of the native Texas wildlife, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats, ringtail cats, foxes, porcupines, raccoons, mourning and white wing doves, quail and many other native small animals and birds are present on the ranch. The area is also home for a number of different feral exotics that roam freely on the ranch, including: axis deer, aoudads, sika deer and others.
Grasses and Trees: Native grasses and trees have flourished with minimal habitat disruption and no domestic livestock grazing. The predominant hardwoods on the ranch are Live Oak and Post Oak. Cedar and Pinon Pine are also present throughout the ranch.
Improvements (sqft as per appraisal district) and Accessories that Convey with the Sale.
806 sqft cabin 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, living area and loft that can serve as a 3rd sleeping area. New roof and paint in 2009. Large deck area around the cabin including a 2nd story observation deck. Cabin comes completely furnished and with all of the accessories needed for immediate use. Includes hot/cold running water (new water heater 11/2018), HVAC, telephone, Internet, DirecTV, sofas, arm chair, wine fridge, refrigerator, TV, gas range, microwave, toaster, cedar table, beds, sheets, towels, dishes, food processor, blender, cooking appliances, Calphalon pots and pans, and knives. Everything you need to prepare deer camp or gourmet meals.
Covered cooking pavilion on a cement slab with rock fireplace includes Klose barbeque pit, smoker, cedar dining table with benches and chairs.
1200 sqft, two story steel workshop/barn/storage bldg. w/large covered overhang area on a concrete foundation. A refrigerator in the barn insures you do not have to go to the cabin for a cold drink. The barn also comes with a Farmtrac tractor with front loader, forks, box blade and various attachments. A 1989 Ford F150 4wd ranch pickup and a 2009 Polaris Ranger UTV. Next to the barn is a cleaning/butcher frame with well water close by.
Four Texas Wildlife Supply Monster Deer Blinds, five corn feeders, three protein feeders and three alfalfa hay racks. Setup and ready to hunt.
Prefab ground blind.
Two hog traps
Entire property is low fenced with large entry gate and automatic gate opener.
Supplemental water is provided as part of the wildlife plan for a 1-D-1 Open Space Agricultural Valuation. Two cement troughs supplied by well water, one watering hole piped from cabin and one filled from a 250-gallon tote tank.
Wildlife valuation significantly reduces the property tax burden 2018 property tax ~ $1530
Shooting range 100-yard and 200-yard lanes with various steel targets.
Minerals: All rights of current owner will convey, current owner does not own minerals
Showing Instructions: El Rancho Escondido is marketed and shown exclusively by TDR Real Estate Group, a team with Keller Williams Realty. Please contact Robert Pahmiyer for showing information. All appointments must be made with the listing agent (Robert Pahmiyer) and require a 72-hour (three day) notice for showings.
Buyers agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to qualify for a full commission.