- Address:691 Gold-Schaefer Rd
- State/Zip:Texas 78624
The well-known 164 acre Gold Ranch in Willow City is available for purchase. The ranch is named after Ed Gold who built this stunning historic rock home in 1904 with chiseled stone blocks, some 6 feet long. The home is in original condition with extra room already added onto. It's a nice 2,120 square feet with the back portion added in the mid to late part of the 20th century. Being in it's original condition - it will need some work to bring it up to 2020 with a kitchen, AC, etc. but it's 80% there and ready to truly be spectacular like no new house could be. This house is part of a homestead compound of buildings including a grain barn, horse barn, and carriage barn. When you pull onto the Gold Ranch you feel like you have stepped back in time. The views from this stunning setting are beautiful looking down over the field the family once worked hard on and made a really good living at. The ranch is covered in thick live oak trees throughout with a mat of long grasses growing underneath. At the north end of the ranch is a really well kept crop field of about 45 acres that is a great place to grow grapes and the soil tested positive with A&M to do so. There are several vineyards in the local area including grapes from well-known wineries such as William Chris, Pedernales Cellars, and Bell Mountain Vineyards. As you travel to the east end of the ranch there is even a hill top with wonderful views across the Willow Creek Valley and even back over to town where the historic school can be seen. This location is really ideal being only one mile from the quaint town of Willow City, the new restaurant being built, the luxurious Willow Day Spa, and the famous Willow City Loop known across the country for its natural scenery. Everyone knows Fredericksburg is the Napa of Texas and if thats true then Willow City is our Sonoma with its deep soil, clear creeks, big trees, granite outcroppings, and blankets of wildflowers. Hop on a bike, horse or golf cart then cross over Willow Creek and youll be in town in just a few minutes.
This area has a high demand and ranches do not come up for sale often, especially as quality, usable and park-like as the Gold Ranch. This ranch could be an incredible equine facility, vineyard, estate, or acreage estate development. Lots of options here with almost 3,000 of paved road frontage, views, great soil, and countless oak trees. This is priced at $14,300 per acre plus $300,000 for the three historic barns and house. An incredible amount of work has been done to this ranch. Time to add your personal touch to the home and enjoy this place!