917 Acres Muy Alto Ranch

Status: Sold

917± Acres MUY ALTO RANCH, Gillespie County

FM 783, Kerrville, TX 78028

Description: An opportunity to own a 5th Generation ranch that has been operated by the same family since 1950. Truly a rare find with superb location, this history filled ranch has two spring-fed creeks allowing for the potential to have additional water features. Incredible views, grand trees and nice headquarters add to the uniqueness of the offering. This ranch was one of several large ranches owned by the McCullough family and once served as the main headquarters for their total cattle ranch operation.

Improvements: The headquarters are highlighted by a nice wood frame 2-story ranch home of 3,000 square feet. There are 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms with one full upstairs and 2.5 downstairs with a master bedroom and bunk room on the first floor. Upstairs are the other two bedrooms with a full bath between them. The Great Room has hardwood floors with Cypress paneled walls flanking the sides of the native rock fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen and wet bar is a screened in porch along the southern elevation. The house was originally part of the home constructed in the 1880s, with newer additions in 2002, approximately 18 years old.   Water well house. Storage tank. Concrete pila which serves as a swimming pool. Livestock pens and scale.

Ranch Improvements:

  • 2,170± s.f. wood frame shop
  • 1,200± s.f. equipment shed
  • 1,400± s.f. wood frame goat shed
  • Set of wood post livestock pens plus load chute, squeeze chute, 6 holding pens and 2 central alleys.
  • The ranch has a combination of high fence and standard low perimeter fencing. The land is cross fenced into 6 pastures which consists of fencing, to include net wire. 

Water: This ranch has potential for a large water feature having two named creeks in Centipede Branch of Spring Creek, and Goat Creek. Traversing the ranch, both offer year around water. The highlight is Centipede branch due to its year-around pools of water and small waterfall features. Approximately 3,700± feet of both sides of Centipede Branch flow through the ranch. There are 4,789± feet of both sides of Goat Creek, which holds pools of water in certain places. This property has 3 water wells. The main water well is located just north of the Headquarters and is equipped with an electric powered submersible pump which supplies the concrete storage tank, providing ample water to the Headquarters, livestock troughs and pila. The second well, also equipped with an electric powered submersible pump, is located adjacent to the house. Since the primary well provides more than enough water to supply the needs of the majority of the ranch, the second well is not currently in use. The third well is a windmill located in the northwestern portion of the ranch, which supports the 2 west pastures.

Wildlife: This ranch has a good amount of native wildlife on it due to the natural cover and distribution of water. Wildlife includes Whitetail deer, Turkey, Dove, Hogs and varmints.

Vegetation: The family has used it as a livestock ranch and has used several management practices to enhance overall habitat. There are large areas where the Cedar has been selectively cleared. Approximately 150± acres per year is either prescribe burned or mechanically cleared of cedar. Large hardwoods are dotted throughout the ranch such as Live Oak, Post Oak, Texas Shin Oak, plus there is Agarita, Persimmon, and Prickley Pear.

Elevation: This ranch offers drastic rolling topography providing fantastic views. Elevations range from 1,910± feet to 2,120± feet.

Taxes: $4,278.± Ag Exemption.

Minerals: Surface only sale.

Location: This ranch is located 60± miles north of San Antonio, 23± miles north of Comfort, 40± miles north of Boerne, 12± miles south of Harper and 7± miles north of Kerrville, Texas. The property has 2,866±feet of frontage on FM 783.

NOTE: Texas law requires all real estate licensees to give the following Information About Brokerage Services: trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/OP-K.pdf

All properties are shown by appointment with Dullnig Ranches. Buyer’s Brokers must be identified on first contact and must accompany client or customer on first showing to participate in compensation.

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