481.9± Ac. Bowden Springs Ranch, Kendall County – Sale Pending
812 FM 3351 N. Boerne, TX 78006
This is a beautifully manicured Hill Country ranch near Kendalia, only 35± miles from San Antonio. The tasteful improvements are move-in ready and the land has been impressively maintained. There are spectacular views and grand oak trees throughout the ranch, plus a great road system is in place making it easy to get around. This would be a great family retreat and/or permanent residence.
This picturesque ranch is located just south of the community of Kendalia with its charming historic significance, named for early nearby settler George Wilkins Kendall, a sheep rancher in the 1840s. Remnants of the past can be seen on the Boden Spring Ranch with its primitive rock shelter, stone fences and log structures. Typical German architecture of the area, the oldest dance hall in Texas ‘Kendalia Halle’, was built in 1903 of red fir shipped from Oregon by train to Boerne. Of scientific interest is ‘Cave Without A Name’ 10± miles away, ‘Cascade Caverns’ 18± miles away and private ‘Edge Falls’ on Curry’s Creek.
Improvements: The 3,324± sf main house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas both with fireplaces and a spacious kitchen. There are 2 guest houses one being 1,160± sf which has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large living room with fireplace, kitchen, office and conference room. The second guest house is 648± sf. and has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchenette. Centered between the living quarters is a refreshing pool with cabana that offers excellent hospitality with a gas grill, wet-bar, ice maker and half-bath. A pergola sits next to the pool offering another shaded area for relaxation.
Additional improvements include a 4,600± sf. warehouse with a workshop, 4 bay garage, feed room and rest room. There is a large set of galvanized livestock pens that have a covered and lighted working area, 10 separate 40’x40’ watered pens and 2 larger pens that are all connected to working runs and the loading chute. There is also a newly constructed 6,000± s.f. hay barn. There is an all-weather caliche road system in place and the pastures and fields are separated by recently built fences and cattle guards. The perimeter of the ranch is partially high-fenced with the remainder of the fence being low.
Terrain: The property has rolling terrain with numerous long distance views. The elevation ranges from 1,415± to 1,290± feet above sea level. Of significance, there is a natural rock shelter on the ranch with engravings that date back to the early 1900’s and several vintage fences constructed of native stone.
Water: There are 4 water wells on the property and 1 pond that is approximately one-half acre in size. 18± water troughs. There is a natural spring on the property, named Bowden Springs, which runs a stream of water that keeps several pools filled with water.
Wildlife: This property supports an abundance of native wildlife including whitetail deer, turkey, dove, hogs and varmints. Typical for the area, there are also free-ranging exotics such as Axis Deer, Black Buck, Fallow and Sika deer.
Vegetation: This manicured property has been cleared of cedar and has beautiful large oak and cedar elm trees scattered throughout. There are 5 separate cleared fields totaling 41± acres that are planted in improved grasses. Along with the native trees on this ranch there have been 120+ trees planted to enhance its natural beauty. These trees include Burr Oak, Eve’s Necklace, Possum Haw, Rusty Black Haw, Cypress, Carolina Buckthorn, Blanco Crabapple, Red Bud, Escarpment Cherry, Madrone, Soap Berry, Maple and Mexican Plum.
Location: There is 3,790± ft of frontage on FM 3351. The ranch is located 3.5± miles S of Kendalia, 8.5± miles N of Bergheim, 18±miles NE of Down Town Boerne, 38± miles from the San Antonio International Airport and 66±miles from down town Austin.
Minerals: See Broker for details
School: Blanco ISD
Taxes: Ag Exempt
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