The Rafter 7 Ranch has been owned and operated by the same family since 1941. A rare opportunity to own an old family ranch of this size and with proximity to Austin, the state capitol, or San Antonio. This ranch traverses from lush creek bottom land to beautiful hilltops, scattered with large hardwood trees throughout. The ranch has 1,200+ acres north of Hwy. 290 with 800+ acres south of Hwy. 290. Improvements: There are 2 homes and a barn on the property. On the 800 acres, the southern side of Hwy. 290, are 2 houses, one which is a ranch foreman's house. The old main ranch house is circa 1870s, and was expanded in the 1940s, then remodeled in the 1970s. The old part of the main house includes construction of hand-cut limestone, providing 15" thick structural walls, and its 1940s addition is double wall fieldstone 6"-7" thick. The 1970s addition is stick built with field stone sheathing. The limestone exterior has an old corrugated iron roof. Ranch Improvements: The foreman's house is approx. 1,200+ -1,400+ sq. ft. and constructed of hardboard panels. In 2010, the owner installed new pipe cattle pens. A nice barn, constructed in 2008, shows 2,400+ s.f. and rounds out the improvements. This Mueller-brand barn has a slab floor, metal exterior and overhead drive-thru doors. In 2007, seller began replacing fencing. Most of the perimeter is low fence. There are two small boundaries that are high fenced. Water: The property has a total of 4 active water wells, all which are electric. On the south tract is one active well in the Cow Creek Aquifer. With a depth of 220+ feet, and a yield of 200 GPM, it more than adequately serves the household and ranching needs on the south side. There are in addition, three old abandoned wells on the south side. Having long since caved or silted in, they have been replaced. On the north side of the ranch there are 3 active wells in the Glen Rose Aquifer with yields of 11 GPM, 25 GPM and 60 GPM. There are also 2 old abandoned wells on the north side. Once strong flowing Yeager Creek traverses the southern portion of the ranch for 2+ miles. Over the past few years, Yeager Creek has been more of a seasonal creek. Large Sycamore, Pecan and Cherry trees line the banks of the creek. There is one tank on the north tract and several small springs. Utilities: Pedernales Electric Coop. Septic. Private water wells. Wildlife: This ranch has an abundance of native wildlife and has had the same lease hunters for 10 years. Large trees throughout allow for turkey roosting sites. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and varmints, and an occasional Elk, Red Deer, Oryx, Sika and Axis. Elevation: This property also has tremendous elevation changes, with heights ranging from 1,182+ feet to 1,345+ feet asl. The property has a variety of lush creek bottoms and hilltops with beautiful views. Vegetation: This ranch has beautiful hardwoods dotted throughout the ranch, including Live Oak trees, Pecan, Black Cherry trees, Cedar Elm trees, Hackberry, Sycamore, Spanish Oak, Walnut, and Mesquite. Consistent with this part of the state, the ranch also has cedar, agarita, prickly pear, persimmon and many more. Minerals: Minerals are negotiable. No production and no leasing present. Location: This property is located 60+ miles northeast of San Antonio, 20 miles west of Austin, 14+ miles northeast of Blanco, 12+ miles southeast of Johnson City and 11+ miles west of Dripping Springs. This property has 2.1+ miles of Hwy. 290 frontage.
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