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.