Unusual opportunity to purchase a very large ranch (+-1066 acres as per appraisal district) in the scenic area between Marble Falls and Burnet, TX. The ranch is located in south eastern Burnet County within an hour’s drive of the Greater Austin area. From the ranch entrance, it is 6 miles to Burnet (population 6355), 11 miles to the Highland Lakes town of Marble Falls (population 6514), 56 miles to downtown Austin and 97 miles to downtown San Antonio. This property has been in the same family for over 100 years and has been a continuous ranching and hunting operation during that time. The property is close to the Highland Lakes area in the Texas Hill Country and near the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The terrain is rugged and beautiful at the same time with a total relief of some 300 ft. from a high of 1480 ft. above sea level at the top of the high mesas to a low of 1180 ft above sea level on Hairston Creek and its tributaries. The high points on the property offer many potential building sites with fantastic views of the surrounding rugged and sparsely populated Hill Country area. Hairston Creek and numerous draws, tributaries and springs are all flowing significant volumes of water right now. This property is a diamond in the rough and has many potential uses including continuing with the current ranching and recreational use or alternatively, the property has significant development potential.
Location: 3201 County Road 335, Burnet, TX -- Between Burnet and Marble Falls off of Mormon Mill Road.
Water: The property sits above the Trinity Aquifer. There are 3 water wells on the ranch. Two of the water wells are equipped with windmills and currently supply water for livestock. The third well is equipped with a submersible pump and supplies water for the modular double wide trailer home located on the ranch. Hairston Creek and multiple draws and springs traverse the property and are all currently flowing large volumes of water.
Wildlife: The ranch habitat attracts most of the native Texas wildlife, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats, ringtail cats, foxes, raccoons, mourning and white wing doves and many other native small animals and birds are present on the ranch. The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is located some 20 miles to the east.
Grasses and Trees: Native grasses and trees have flourished with habitat management. Cedar growth has been actively controlled and maintained. Minimal grazing pressure (currently 50 animal units on the ranch) have allowed the natural grasses to flourish. The predominant hardwoods on the ranch are Live Oak, Post Oak and Elm. Along the draws and creeks, you will find spectacular Pecan trees. Cedar and Mesquite are present in various places on the ranch.
Improvements: The ranch has low perimeter barbed wire fencing as well as several cross fences dividing the ranch into several different grazing areas. Cedar growth has been actively managed. The ranch is very accessible via numerous miles of caliche, dirt and gravel roads. There are two cement bridges across both branches of Hairston Creek. There are numerous culverts installed in the caliche road system that allow access during wet weather. The property currently has 50 head of cattle on it. The ranch also includes a 1998 modular trailer home (2,128 sqft) with electricity, water and septic system.
Minerals: All owned minerals will convey with the sale.
Showing Instructions: Althaus Ranch is marketed and shown exclusively by TDR Real Estate Group, a team with Keller Williams Realty. Please contact Robert Pahmiyer for showing information. All appointments must be made with the listing agent (Robert Pahmiyer) and require a 72-hour (three day) notice for showings.
Buyer’s agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to qualify for a full commission.