380+/- ac Rancho Buena Vista
Located in the northwestern portion of the Edwards Plateau, Rancho Buena Vista is a unique & diverse piece of paradise known by few. From Interstate 20 you turn due south at Merkel Texas on FM 126 & 2 miles south of town you will come to CR 360 which points like an arrow dead ending at Buzzard Peak and the Colonial Style brick home resting on top of a 496’ hill overlooking Mulberry Canyon. At the end of the road and bottom of the hill is a custom 8’ electric gate entrance, shaded by mature Post Oak & Live Oak trees. You have just left the flat mesquite land of West Texas & entered the beautiful diverse vegetation & terrain of the Texas Hill Country. This ranch is covered in Live Oak, Red Oak, Post Oak, and Shin Oak, as well as Ash Juniper which is a preferred species of Juniper. Current owner has participated in several conservation projects over the years & was awarded Wildlife Conservationist of the year 2021, for his excellence in brush management & water conservation.
Owner has taken pride in clearing the Red Cedar, building ponds that never go dry, & leaving all the beneficial trees to make the ranch a habitat for abundant wildlife. Numerous wild turkeys & song birds flourish & roost in the oak trees and deep canyons which have natural springs in wet seasons for their water source. Also prevalent is a well managed White-tailed deer population with trophy bucks being harvested of 130’’ up to 190”. The ranch is also home to wild hogs as well as an occasional Javelina, & free ranging Aoudad. Following the road to the top of the hill you arrive at the center piece of the ranch, a large brick home with 3 car garage, 5bdrm/3.5bth, 7 porches (4 covered), soaring ceilings in the living room sported with over a dozen deer & antelope trophies from all over the world. You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into an African safari without ever leaving the house. The house has granite counter tops in the kitchen, utility & master bath, & crown molding & oak cabinets throughout the home, as well as two granite decorated fire places. The home has served as a hunting lodge for hunters since it was built in 1999 and now also serves as VRBO for families to gather & enjoy the beauty & majesty of Rancho Buena Vista.