REDUCED $140,000! Location. Location. Location. This is an excellent investment and recreation property between Horseshoe Bay and Llano right on Highway 71. Its really hard to find properties this size that come up for sale east of Llano and west of Horseshoe Bay. As Austin quickly continues to move toward Llano, this makes a great ranch to enjoy recreation, incredible views, then sell later on or keep as a great family place. This ranch has a few great home sites that offer beautiful views of the surrounding hills around Llano. There has been a lot of cedar removed to open up areas of the wet weather creek, great views, and there are nice oak trees throughout. In the spring through early summer the entire property is thick with a variety of wildflowers that is incredible to see. One side of the ranch is lined with a neat wet weather creek that would make an excellent location for a pond with plenty of watershed. Its a lot of fun driving around this ranch with elevation change so you can see all the surrounding hills or go low by the creek to be by the big trees and granite outcroppings. On top of everything else, its super convenient being one hour from Austin. You can hunt in the morning and be in to work. The closer you buy land to your home and work, then youll use it so much more. Come check this one out. Really neat place.
-280 feet of Frontage on Highway 71
-Only 9 miles to Llano; 18 miles to Horseshoe Bay; 50 miles to Bee Cave
-Multiple hill top home sites
-Exclusively owned TXDOT approved driveway direct from Highway 71
-Many oak trees throughout entire property
-Great location for a nice size tank
-Lots of roads throughout
-245 feet of nice wet weather creek
-Nice granite outcroppings throughout property
The best valued live water in Gillespie County is on this extraordinary 950 acre ranch that has been highly improved on the famous Willow City Loop with both sides of 1.5 miles of the crystal clear Coal Creek flowing through it. After driving down one of the most scenic roads in Texas, you’ll pull off the paved road straight through the rustic limestone and cedar entry with an electric gate straight onto Lake View Ranch. Right away you will notice the century old Oak trees with scattered Pecans and Elms along the banks of Coal Creek with a blanket of green grass and wildflowers galore. The ranch owns both sides of the creek with the best water location on the entire Willow City Loop. There are thousands of acres of pristine ranches up the Coal Creek Valley that all drain down into Waters Ranch. After pulling along the creek banks and weaving around the massive Oaks you will come to the 15 foot wide 180 foot long concrete crossing thats 10 feet deep tied into solid rock. Its super impressive and holds back about 2 acres of water thats absolutely gorgeous. The wildlife loves this lake including ducks almost every time I drove across it this winter, turkeys roaming its side all spring long, and whitetail deer always looking for something to eat on both sides of the creek year round. Last week a 4 pound largemouth bass hovered in the water right next to the crossing.
As you continue into the ranch, you will wind up to the top of the cliff where a custom patio sits constructed of native stone and granite gravel. There are a couple adirondack chairs around a custom made fire pit from Texas Outdoor Cookers based right in Willow City. The views from this spot looking over the lake, woods, and Willow City Loop are literally breathtaking. You can see Cedar Mountain to your right, a big ridge straight in front of you, and to the left, the Coal Creek Valley below. Back on the ranch road, you will pass a brand new Ranch King blind overlooking a deer feeder thats in the middle of about 20 acres of thick bluebonnets surrounded by hills. As you drive back on the ranch the views just get bigger and bigger of Packsaddle Mountain, Cedar Mountain and many others. You will even drive past a new lake that’s about an acre. It has enough watershed to be 3+ acres which would be great to build and is hard to find good locations for these on hill country ranches. Truly some of the best views I have seen anywhere in the hill country. It is not bare hills either. It has many Oaks throughout the ranch and thick brush in areas for plenty of deer cover.
If you continue along the creek’s bank you’ll drive through thick wildflowers of white, yellow, and blue on up through a grove of large oak trees with an old wall that has fallen that must be from the turn of the century or older. Past this you’ll see a beautiful barn that was just completed by Timber & Stone Builders out of Fredericksburg, Texas. They do extremely quality work and you’ll see that in this structure. It has a full bath, a room with air conditioning and a really large open upstairs. It was built in a way to complete into a home in a few months if someone would like to do so. It would be great to have as an apartment while a house is built and then just turn it into a guest house. The barn is running off of Central Texas Electric and has a well that is at least 30 gallons per minute.
Just down from the barn you can pull onto the second massive concrete crossing just finished up by experts that do a lot of concrete work on Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay. It’s a beautiful sight to see and makes access super easy in about the middle of the ranch.
As most anyone knows, it is extremely difficult to find a property on a paved road with live water surrounded by huge trees, 30 mile views, and new roads throughout. A bonus is all of the neighbors are 1,000+ acres and only 25 minutes to Fredericksburg, Llano, or Johnson City! 1.5 hours to Austin and San Antonio. This ranch has everything anyone desires with the live water, great soil, huge trees, and amazing views.
Contact me today and let me show you this extremely special ranch right in the heart of one of the most scenic parts in all of Texas.
Granite Top Ranch is one of the most unique ranches between Llano and Horseshoe Bay. It is on a well maintained, paved county road with nice homes and neighbors. One great neighbor is along an entire fence line for a mile and its 17,000 acres! Granite Top Ranch is 188 acres and has 3 different access points – two on County Road 306 and one on Highway 71. The ranch has a really unique and large granite outcropping that looks out over the pristine Llano River valley. You can see for many miles. Throughout the ranch there is also 3,000 feet of Waters Creek. You drive across the creek on a brand new concrete creek crossing that holds back water to get into the main part of the ranch. This creek runs super clear with granite lined pools and has massive oaks lining its banks. There is also an old field lined with a century old rock wall.
Throughout the ranch there are excellent views of the surrounding mountains of Llano and barely a rooftop in sight. Turkeys roost right on the ranch and there are plenty of whitetail deer and wild hogs. There are two really nice hunting setups with Ranch King box blinds and feeders. This ranch provides all kinds of opportunities for recreational fun and makes for an excellent investment as Llano continues to grow from Austin expanding right down Highway 71. Ranches of this size rarely come on the market. This ranch is available in 120 acres or the entire 188 acres.
REDUCED OVER $100,000 – If you have driven some of Texas most beautiful hills between Llano and Horseshoe Bay before, you probably looked twice at this ranch because of its classic hill country setting. Bluebonnet Mountain Ranch sits on 95 acres with variety that most much bigger ranches would love to have. As you pull off of Highway 71 onto the paved ranch road through the custom welded automatic entry gate, to the right you will see a beautiful meadow thats filled with wildflowers. To the left there is a big motte of large oak and elm trees. Just down the road from the meadow is a windmill next to a constant level concrete water tank that overflows into a pond. As you continue you will begin going up a hill with a rock ledge thats lined in hardwood trees. As you drive higher you will see a field on both sides of the road that will be full of bluebonnets and could make great event parking for a lot of people. At the very top of the hill sits a well built 2 bedroom home from 1977 with 1,907 square feet including 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a den. It could make a really cool retreat or a place to stay while you build. The views are phenomenal off the back patio of the famous Packsaddle Mountain and off in the distance the other way you can see Lake Buchanan. There is plenty of room to build a few cabins or a really large home to take full advantage of the 20 miles views across the Llano River valley. There is also an LCRA weather station that enables you to look up the weather happening right on your ranch at any given time from online. You can drive down through the back of the property which contains an incredible amount of sandstone rock. Plenty enough to rock the house of your dreams with and maybe even sell some. The back of the ranch has a neat little rock ledge grotto which drains down through a wet weather creek lined with mature elm trees. At the other end of the back of the ranch, there is another pond that always has water in it. It looks like a perfect place to sit and shoot doves in September. As you make your way around the ranch further you pass another unique rock ledge where you turn to head up to another hill top that has better views of Lake Buchanan in the distance. This would be another great homesite or place to hunt. The ranch is a blast to ride 4 wheelers and hunt deer or hogs.
This is one of those ranches that is the perfect size for a couple people to hunt and a family to enjoy for many years to come. As Austin, Bee Cave, Marble Falls, and Horseshoe Bay continue to stretch down Highway 71 past Horseshoe Bay toward Llano, this ranch will also make a great investment property for the future or one to develop now. Its very convenient with Tractor Supply being only 8.5 miles away, swing into Horseshoe Bay only 17 miles away, or get to Whole Foods at the Galleria in Bee Cave in only 45 minutes. Ranches in this area never come up for sale with the area being full of very large ranches like the 10,000 acre Arrowhead Ranch and the 17,000 acre Chanas Ranch.
There are 2,250 feet of state highway 71 road frontage. This property would make an incredible event venue, resort, vineyard, RV park, or investment to hold and enjoy. There are no restrictions on the ranch.
These 530 acres that make up the Pennington River Ranch are full of an incredible variety and amount of wildlife that Ive not seen as much of on any other piece of land within an hour of Austin. The abundance must be a result of the untamed, crystal clear Llano River that the ranch borders for nearly a mile with 4,000 feet of frontage. The list of unique wildlife includes many quail, badgers, beavers, porcupines, an assortment of hawks and owls and weve even spotted Canadian geese and Bald Eagles down on the river. The way the river lays out currently gives an additional 51 acres of land up to the rivers bank. Each spring brings a blanket of wildflowers for a few months across the entire ranch including Lantana, Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, and literally hundreds of others. Most of the ranch has fantastic large tree cover including trophy live oaks, pecans, post oaks, and elms. In fact, one of the live oaks is the largest Ive ever seen. You will see it as you drive into the ranch through the new entry made of raw steel and large stacked rock.
You enter the ranch through a brand new stacked stone and iron entry in the middle of the owned 2,390 feet of Highway 29 frontage. As you wind down past the massive Oak tree, you see the pecan, oak and elm trees that tower over 3,300′ feet of Pennington Creek which runs water most of the year and is lined with a granite bottom. To my amazement, this creek is even home to beavers. Neighbors have said that in the 1800s there was even a gun battle along its banks between Indians and the US military. Past this creek if you look off through the brush to the right youll see Pennington Creek Cemetery which was established in 1885 – a year before Llano County was even established. There is lots of history here. The road will then take you over a historic railroad that has not been used in decades, but was really important in the late 1800s and early 1900s to ship cattle and granite. On the east side of the ranch is a railroad truss bridge high above Pennington Creek thats really unique. As you continue across the ranch toward the Llano River there are views of many different Llano mountains from all around the ranch including Little Murray Mountain next door, Packsaddle Mountain, Long Mountain, and the Riley Mountains. You feel so remote yet there are so many conveniences within a short drive of the ranch. After passing a massive granite outcropping, a reliable livestock pond, and a good seasonal creek youll come to the 1.5 acre lake for good fishing and duck hunting. Past that youll wind around and come to a cleared hill top where the views of the mountains and Llano River valley are incredible. Going down off this hilltop toward the river youll pass through a new 5 acre oat field which would also be great for sunflowers or milo. This helps to bring in the whitetail deer, whitewing & mourning dove, quail, and turkey – all of which Ive seen many times on the ranch. You can drive west and cross over a great seasonal creek thats lined with huge live oak trees and pecans. This creek drains into the Llano River and would make a great location for a big lake. Weve built a mile long trail around it for some fun hiking around the granite boulders that line it. After rains, this creek has a gorgeous 4 foot tall granite waterfall. If you follow the creek down to the river this is where the wild fishing action happens. There are Largemouth Bass over 8 pounds that have been sighted, the unique Guadalupe Bass, massive Catfish the river is know for, huge groups of Carp and the really cool Spotted Longnose Gar. It’s a really relaxing and enjoyable place to flyfish for sure.
If you are wanting seclusion, but would like to be close to many activities, stores, and restaurants then you will find this a great location:
2.5 miles to Tamale King
5 miles to boat ramp on Lake Buchanan
8.5 miles to boat ramp on Lake LBJ
11.5 miles to boat ramp on Inks Lake
8 miles to HEB
11 miles to Lyssy & Eckel Feed Store in Llano
11.5 miles to Badu House for quality dining in Llano
12.5 miles to Coopers BBQ
17.5 miles to Burnet
20 miles to Marble Falls
55 miles to Bee Cave in Austin
98 miles to Alamo Heights in San Antonio
206 miels to Katy in Houston
220 miles to Dallas
253 miles to Midland
Come and visit this truly unique ranch today and start enjoying one of the few river ranches that exists between Llano and Austin on the Llano River. This property has it all from a recreational or investment standpoint – wildlife, waterfowl, lakes, river, creeks, big trees, mountain views, and highway frontage.