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  • ACREAGE

    75

  • CITY

    Leakey

  • COUNTY

    Real

  • AREA

    Hill Country

CATEGORY
  • Horse Property
  • Hunting Ranch
  • Live Water
DESCRIPTION

Introducing the Equestrian River Ranch, a deeply rooted historic property spanning 75 +/- acres in the picturesque expanse of Leakey, Texas. This distinguished estate features over 1,000+/- feet of river on both sides of the West Frio River and 370 feet of Ash Creek feeding into the West Frio, offering unparalleled recreational opportunities. The ranch includes a 1,150 sq ft ranch house with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths , two water wells, a 1,000 sq ft office/bunkhouse with 1 bed and 1 ½ baths , a professional-grade 8-stall horse barn, and extensive grazing capabilities, epitomizing an enduring legacy of natural splendor. Nestled just 1.5 miles North of Leakey, the ranch provides convenient access to key destinations, complemented by its rich landscape and abundant wildlife. With its abundant water features, diverse habitat, extensive Indian artifacts, and current wildlife exemption, the Equestrian River Ranch presents a rare opportunity to embrace the quintessential Hill Country lifestyle.

Location:

Situated in Leakey, Texas, the Equestrian River Ranch enjoys a privileged location with over 800 linear feet of CR 336 frontage, ensuring effortless access. The ranch is only 1 mile from the Leakey Airport, facilitating seamless travel from across the nation. It is also conveniently located 19 miles North of Concan, known for its esteemed 18-hole golf course, and strategically positioned within close proximity to key destinations, including San Antonio (102 miles), Kerrville (67 miles), and Uvalde (42 miles). Additionally, the ranch is just 12 miles from the renowned Garner State Park, and has quick access to tubing the Frio and House Pasture concert venue, 3 of the area’s most favored pastimes. With Leakey as a hub of social connectivity and familial delight, the area ensures a comfortable, accessible, and entertaining lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.

Landscape:

The Equestrian River Ranch epitomizes the essence of a Hill Country Paradise, steeped in rich history and offering unparalleled accessibility. Originally a segment of an esteemed Equestrian Ranch, this expansive property boasts a diverse array of hardwoods, including majestic Cypresses, Pecans, ancient Heritage Live Oaks, Sycamores, and strategically retained Cedar for natural coverage, alongside Cedar Elms and other notable species. Renowned for its remarkable usability, the ranch stands out in the region due to its exceptional wildlife and livestock capacity, nurtured by its robust soil composition with a favorable brush-to-pasture ratio of 75-25. The pasture land consists of manicured improved native grasslands featuring multiple 3–6-acre pastures. Enhancing its allure, the property is graced by the presence of seep springs, meandering gracefully into the West Frio River, adorned by scenic bluffs and crystalline waters, culminating in an idyllic landscape that beckons to be explored and cherished. Scattered throughout the ranch are extensive evidence and history of Native American artifacts, offering adventure and surprises around every turn.

Improvements:

Rich in heritage, the Equestrian River Ranch boasts a storied past, with its origins deeply intertwined with the establishment of one of the original homesteads on the former horse farm. The iconic 'West Pasture Home' stands as a testament to this legacy, embodying the rustic charm of its early 1960s origins. Spanning 1,152± square feet, this residence features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, accompanied by a spacious gathering room and space for friends and families. The ranch also features an 8-stall horse barn and a detached 1,000 sq ft office/bedroom, providing accommodations for a ranch foreman or the foundation for an Airbnb. Distinguished by its abundant water resources, the Equestrian River Ranch boasts a robust supply of water, facilitated by two water wells and strategically placed water troughs throughout the property. Further enhancing its functionality, the ranch is meticulously cross-fenced, crisscrossed by improved ranch roads, and equipped with new blinds and feeders, all of which are included with the property.

Water Supply:

Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of the ranch lies in its water feature, the West Frio River. Stretching over 1,000+/- linear feet on both sides, the river unveils a captivating tapestry of scenic splendor, reminiscent of the majestic landscapes of the Rockies or Wyoming. The river's enchanting waters feature gently cascading rapids, evoking a sense of tranquility and serenity. Supplying water to the improvements are two water wells near the main house, offering an abundance of subsurface water. Moreover, the riverbank presents a convenient beach-like area, ideal for gatherings and relaxation, where one can savor the pleasures of outdoor cooking, laughs, and good stories. Adding to the allure, the banks of the West Frio River are adorned with multiple seep springs, delicately trickling into the river with their pristine, crystal-clear waters, enhancing the scenic beauty and ecological richness of this remarkable sanctuary.

Wildlife:

The ranch is home to an array of exotics and native game, thriving in the landscape. With excellent water supply, strong grazing capabilities, and ample brush for cover and protection, the Equestrian River Ranch is home to Axis, a healthy herd of Blackbuck, Whitetail, Fallow, Aoudad, Hogs, Turkeys, Dove, and more. The ranch is completely low-fenced, promoting the free movement of game and encouraging them to roam freely throughout the lands.

Wildlife Exemption:

The ranch is currently under a wildlife exemption.

For those seeking a true live water Hill Country gem to run horses/cattle in Leakey, Texas, with deep, rich history, the Equestrian River Ranch is a must-see. Contact Texas Landmen for more information on this exclusive offering today. More acreage is available upon request. Please contact the broker for more details.

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