Located halfway between Harper and Junction in Kimble County, the ±388-acre P. Bode Ranch offers Hill Country living on a scale that is increasingly hard to find.
Although most Hill Country ranches of this size are far off the beaten path, access to the P. Bode Ranch is easy. The entrance fronts on CR 442, which is about 3 miles north of the US-290. As another reference point, the ranch is about 6 miles from the intersection of I-10 and US-290.
P. Bode Ranch is within easy reach of the coveted small-town amenities of Fredericksburg, Junction and Kerrville. The bright lights of both Austin and San Antonio are about 90 minutes away.
The gently rolling hills, covered with native grasses and a mixture of live oak and cedar, provide a blank canvas of opportunity. Although the elevation changes are gradual, stunning views—the ones that make the Hill Country one of Texas' most beloved regions—still abound.
While it has been used primarily as a cow-calf operation, the ranch is home to a variety of native wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and feral hogs. The exterior fences are functional game-proof; the interior fences are traditional net wire.
A water well with an electric pump and a concrete holding tank serve the needs of livestock and wildlife.
For those looking to create a one-of-a-kind life against the beautiful backdrop of the Hill Country, the P. Bode Ranch offers the opportunity on a rare scale.
Coyote Creek Ranch is located near Flatonia in Fayette County positioned less than 90 minutes from Houston, Austin and San Antonio with easy access to I-10.
For the past 50 years, the owners have used the low-fenced ranch, which fronts on FM 2237 about 3.5 miles from the community of Cistern, as a natural haven for hunting and camping. To encourage and attract wildlife, the owners have maintained the land's native character. The land supports a mixture of post oaks, mature cedars, mesquite and yaupon—a buffet for game.
Through the years, the owners have carved out hidden clearings and cut trails through the woods by following the same paths over and over again. An all-weather caliche road provides access from the front of the property to the back.
Depending on the new owners' goals, the land could be cleared to create an open landscape, partially cleared to create a mosaic of grass and woody plants, or left in its natural state. The gently rolling terrain offers a variety of potential building sites for a dream home or an expansive family compound with guest houses.
An 800-square-foot, off-the-grid cabin provides a housing option for those who like to live close to the land or for people seeking a temporary camp as a larger home is being constructed. The 2-bedroom, 1 -bath cabin features a 20'x20' main room. Generators power the lights as well as the air-conditioning units, while propane fuels the heater. A rain catchment system provides water. For those looking for more convenience, county water and rural electricity are readily available.
An 8' x 8' shed housing the generators and tools rounds out the ranch infrastructure. Through the years, a livestock grazing lease has provided an additional income stream, maintained the agriculture tax valuation and ensured the fences have been maintained in order to hold cattle. The agriculture tax valuation could be converted to a wildlife tax valuation if the new owners so choose.