Located in Gillespie County just 15 minutes north of Fredericksburg with frontage on Ranch Road 965, turn-key Comanche Rock Ranch offers a full range of Hill Country possibilities on 630 beautiful acres adjacent to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
Its proximity to Enchanted Rock ensures high traffic and visibility for those interested in generating income. Its size ensures privacy and seclusion for those seeking respite and relaxation.
Moving from the south to the north, the terrain changes from gently rolling open fields and hay meadows dotted with majestic oaks to craggy granite rock outcrops and ridges amidst native oak trees and browse species that make up exceptional wildlife habitat.
The ranch has several agricultural fields that have been utilized as wildlife food plots; one has been converted to a test vineyard that appears to be very promising.
The northern section, which includes 425 acres, has been intensively managed for trophy native whitetails since the mid-90s. It is operated under a MLDP-Level III permit. There are 6 bulk feeders, 12 spin feeders and 12 hunting blinds. Trophy axis and blackbuck also roam the hills.
For the past 9 years, hunting has been limited to family and friends. Prior to that the ranch was a commercial hunting operation and could be easily transitioned back.
The southern section, which encompasses 208 acres, is home to axis deer, rare white elk, trophy whitetail deer, a small goat herd as well as many acres of lovely hay fields.
Enchanted Rock dominates the viewshed. The Hill Country icon is showcased from many different locations and perspectives throughout the property. The majority of the ranch is high-fenced and easily accessible on a network of improved roads.
Sandy Creek runs through the northwest corner of Comanche Rock Ranch and 6 stock ponds provide surface water. Several active springs along the drainage areas hold water throughout the year.
In addition, Comanche Rock Ranch has water rights to a deep well across RR965 and has 5 water wells (3 active) within its perimeter. There is also a limestone rock-lined underground water cistern on the north property. Five large-capacity aboveground water storage tanks to serve the ranch compounds and several water troughs provide additional watering holes for animals.
The ranch features a north and south headquarters, which offer limitless potential for a private or commercial retreat. The centerpiece of the north headquarters is the custom-designed home, built in 1998-99, and located on a ridge to take full advantage of the views of Enchanted Rock. Thick limestone walls and high ceilings hearken back to the areas pioneer roots, while the longleaf pine beams and custom trim and hardwood floors and custom cabinetry add warmth.
The main house features an open kitchen with commercial appliances and textured native stone countertops, a huge living room with a soaring fireplace, a glassed-in corner room that could be a second bedroom, a screened porch dining room overlooking the yard and pool areas. The master suite not only includes a bath, but a lovely screened sun porch with windows framing Enchanted Rock. A home office and laundry room complete this home.
Rock walkways connect the house to the nearby pool and patio area with sweeping views of Enchanted Rock. An adjacent, self-contained chinked cedar cabin serves as a separate guest house.
The hunting lodge, which is a converted vintage barn that was recently remodeled, anchors a separate compound. In addition to 3 downstairs bedrooms with 3 private baths, the second-story bunkhouse can sleep up to 8 people in 4 beds with trundles. The second-story also has a kitchenette with a stove and refrigerator, a gathering space and bath facilities.
The lodge has a large downstairs living room/game room and full kitchen as well as an outdoor gathering area with a gazebo, barbecue area, swimming pool fire pit and games such as horseshoes, washers and darts.
The original farmhouse dating back to the early 20th century delivers additional lodging for either guests or staff. It is currently occupied by the ranch managers family and the ranch office is in a separate building adjacent to the home. An old country store transported from Central Texas provides a perfect gathering spot for hunters and sightseeing guests. It has a game processing area as well as a walk-in cooler and provides ample storage space for equipment.
At the southern headquarters, the 4-5 bedroom/3-bath main house is built on the limestone bones of a circa 1900 German farmhouse and nestled into a beautiful grove of oak trees. The expansive house features a downstairs master suite, a large kitchen, 2 large living rooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms and 1-2 downstairs bedrooms (one was previously used as a study). The home also has an upstairs room off the attic that could be used for an office or a supplemental storage/closet area.
The pool and patio area is the centerpiece of the outdoor gathering area with a panorama of gorgeous Hill Country views. A small house, adjacent to the barn, could be updated and utilized for additional guests or staff.
As a former equestrian property, the compound also includes a horse barn and stalls as well as a round pen, a roping facility and a 40 x 200 equipment storage barn. This property has a bulk storage grain silo, 2 bulk protein feeders and multiple gravity/well-fed watering troughs.
Comanche Rock Ranchs potential as a personal retreat or a commercial enterprise is limited only by the new owners imagination. Come make the most of Hill Country living.