Colorado River Ranch 

The Colorado River Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property in the Texas Hill Country. Located in Lampasas County, Texas, this 3,304 +/- acre masterpiece is a beautiful recreational oasis. Countless improvements have been made to the Colorado River Ranch, including wildlife, extensive lodging options, roads, high fencing, water, clearing, food plots, breeding facilities, long-range shooting tower, and various barns and shops. As its name suggests, the ranch has nearly 2.5 miles of easily accessible Colorado River frontage, as well as majestic cliff views that overlook from high above. World class white-tailed deer and a large assortment of exotics roam the property. The exotics range from some of the more common varietal to some of the rarest species. These include Sable, Greater kudu, Grevy’s zebra, and one of only a handful established Cape Buffalo herds located on a private ranch within the United States. The Colorado River Ranch provides endless opportunities for the next owner / operator. 
  
Location:
Just outside of Lampasas, Texas, the Colorado River Ranch sits within the coveted Texas Hill Country. It is a secluded retreat, with convenience to the city and all of its amenities. The majestic, gated entrance is 14 miles to Lampasas, 83 miles to Austin, 135 miles to San Antonio, and 181 miles to Dallas.  
 
 Housing: 
The homes of Colorado River Ranch offer the perfect combination of privacy, functionality, and luxury. Located a short distance from the gate via all-weather gravel roads, they are secluded in a way that one feels miles from any access point. 

Main Lodge:
The Colorado River Ranch’s main lodge is an expansive 10,000+/- SQFT beauty. Throughout the lodge one can find multiple communal gathering areas, all with their own unique scenic views of the ranch. The lodge includes a full bar, large dining area, gaming room, commercial kitchen, oversized screened in porch and large outdoor firepit, which both overlook the herds of wild game below. This lodge has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
 
Small Lodge: 
The small lodge, often utilized for overflow, is a stone’s throw away from the main lodge and comprised of 4,000+/- SQFT. It includes 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. 

Owner’s Home: 
This 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is currently utilized as the main residence for the owner. It also includes a swimming pool and beautiful outdoor living area to enjoy with friends and family. 

Manager / Foreman Home: 
This is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom home that is perfect for housing a full time ranch manager. 

Additional Housing: 
There is a 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom oversized doublewide mobile home that is used by other staff and hunting guides. A one bedroom and one bathroom apartment is also located underneath the elevated shooting tower and custom built 20’ x 20’ gun safe room. 
 
Wildlife: 
Whether your preference is hunting, viewing, or both, the Colorado River Ranch is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. The entire property is under high-fence and includes cross high-fencing as well. Numerous electric gates are located throughout for convenience. The Colorado River ranch has run a very elite white-tailed deer breeding business in the past, with $8M +/- invested in the herd. The herd was recently released onto the ranch, and the breeding business has been halted. However, the state-of-the-art facilities, which were custom designed and built, still remain in place, and could seamlessly be put back into operation. The facilities are in excellent condition, insulated, air conditioned, with electricity and water. An abundance of varying native game can be found on the property, including deer, hogs, and dove. Numerous 200”+ class white-tailed deer are on the ranch and the occasional 300”+ can be seen as well. The extensive herds of exotics are a remarkable sight, and a significant value add to the ranch. These include American bison, Cape buffalo, Greater kudu, Sable, Axis, Aoudad, Black buck, Fallow deer, Gemsbok, Nilgai, Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, Bongo, Roan antelope, Grant’s gazelle, Dama gazelle, Springbok, Thompson’s gazelle, Nile lechwe, Transcaspian urials, and Nyala. 

A custom exotic package can be tailored to fit the new buyer’s desires if needed. Contact broker for further details. 
 
Water: 
The namesake of this property comes from the 2.5 +/- miles of Colorado River frontage, all of which is accessible from the ranch. The clear and cool river waters provide ample recreation enjoyment including tubing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and relief from the summer heat. Sunsets overlooking the river are memorable to say the least. There is also a 10 +/- acre lake located within the ranch with fantastic fishing. A main water line runs all the way from the river to this lake and the ranch has water rights to pump from the river when needed. In addition, there are smaller water lines that run from the main line to multiple water troughs and stock tanks strategically located throughout the property for the wildlife. 7 working electric and solar powered water wells are located on the ranch. 
 
Additional Structures: 
There are multiple other buildings and structures on the property, which are all in excellent condition. They include barns, shops, equipment sheds, a processing facility with walk in cooler, and more. The existing deer breeding facility could be easily converted into an additional living quarters or lodge. 

Additional Information:
An experienced ranch manager and staff are currently in place. Minerals are negotiable based on offer. Contact broker for further details. 

Listing Courtesy of Tyler Thomas of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty

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