Arch Stanton Ranch

236 Doss Spring Creek Rd Fredericksburg TX 78624  |  Gillespie County, TX
  • $19,995,000
  • 475 acres
  • Bedrooms13 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms15.5 Bathrooms

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
MLS ID: 5603574
Irrigated: No
Residence: Yes
Property ID: 672277
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Property Description

The Arch Stanton Ranch

The Arch Stanton Ranch is approximately 475 +/- acres located just 1.25 hrs west of Austin, Texas and just 10 mins west of Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas Gillespie County. This prime live water property is home to the largest collection of rare historically significant restored US antique barns in the country and very likely the world. These circa 1700 1800s barns (some pre-revolutionary) have been strategically culled from the top 1% of salvageable barns with lineage from some of the most sought after examples of early functional barn architecture then painstakingly disassembled piece by piece hand penciling each dowel and board to be ensure its re erected as it once was. The barn once completely disassembled is loaded onto a train and shipped down to Fredericksburg where it is stored and cured on the ranch before being reconstructed by hand by their team of specialist craftsmen, blacksmiths, stone masons, architects, designers and artisans strategically concealing 21st century materials and technologyinto the walls while keeping the character of the structures intact. This project has taken decades to complete and these priceless US structures and windmills are the rarest found anywhere in the world. This is literally a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most special, rare and unique gentleman's ranch or corporate retreat ever.



4 Homesteads: Primary Residence | The Lodge | The Log Cabin | The Merritt House

3 Barns: The Red Barn | The White Barn | The Round Barn

// 13 Bedrooms | 15 Full, 1 Half Bath

2 Pools: Primary Residence | The Lodge (Pool + Spa)

7 Antique Windmills

7 Wells // Water Softeners & Filtration Service the Residences & Irrigation Systems

3 Fire Pits

Newly Installed Septic Systems at each Structure

Tack Room & Horse Barn


Skillfully crafted from a 1800s schoolhouse, carriage house, Dutch barn, & antique corn cribbed cabins, this incredible homestead was designed to flow and transition seamlessly all while overlooking the pastures and Dittmar Creek that flows throughout the property.

6 Bedrooms | 6 1/2 Baths | 9,954 Square Feet

Main Living Features

Grand double-sided fireplace, high-end kitchen with double SubZero refrigerator / freezers, Wolf commercial-grade range, double ovens, wood burning oven, Miele coffee station, pot filler, two dishwashers, double sinks. Main living also offers an additional living area in the second-story loft overlooking the great room. Utility room with ample space for organizing, sorting, and offers plenty of room for storage. The more recently constructed cabin offers a full kitchen, informal dining, and living room + loft bedroom on the second level.

Master Suite

The Master Suite was designed from an original 1800s schoolhouse and features a sitting room and master bath suite each with their own fireplace, double closets, an oversized walk-in stone shower, and concrete bath.

Secondary Suites

Corn crib cabins originally from the 1800s offer two mirroring bedrooms with En Suite baths add a charming touch of nostalgia to the accommodations for the primary residence. The primary residence also offers two additional private bedrooms, each with a private bath. The more recently constructed two-story cabin offers a loft bedroom with private bath.

Office Space

Designed from an original log cabin, the Executive Office offers a sitting room with fireplace, private office, and antique Herring-Hall-Marvin safe room for gun storage. An additional office / planning space is available just outside the Executive Office.

Additional Features

Central Vacuum System | 2 Wells Service Home with Water Softener & Filtration | Stone, Hardwood, & Concrete Flooring | Metal Roof | Multiple Covered Porches | Pool



New York, Circa 1800s

Thought to be one of the few remaining barns in New York given its 1812 owner was a British sympathizer, this immaculate barn offers at least 6 spots to park vehicles, a grand open living space with full bar, two full baths, and upstairs loft that includes 6 twin beds which once was used for storing hay. The original owners son (or grandson) left behind their walking cane, which has been framed and will rightfully remain. Limestone flooring with a satin sealer, new hardware, new wood doors, all handmade and designed to compliment the original craftsmanship of this era.

Loft Accommodations | 2 Full Baths | 6+ Parking Spaces


Wisconsin, Circa 1870s to 1880s

The only barn known to exist with a covered bridge truss, the White Barn offers an expansive open, flexible space currently being used as a gym, storage closets and separate hanging closets lined with cedar, 3/4 bath, kitchen area, additional loft storage, all climate-controlled.

1 Full Bath | Parking Accommodations


Indiana, Circa 1780

Re-designed and fully renovated to entertain and host functions on a grand scale, the Round Barn features an incredible vaulted circular ceiling, center ballroom with immaculately restored hardwood flooring, full kitchen with 6-burner commercial grade Wolf range, kegerator strategically placed for serving through the rolling overhead door, storage pantry, and original 1900s commercial refrigerator. The stone double-sided fireplace leads to a game room, ideal for entertaining guests. Two bathroom suites and a commercial-grade septic system designed for hosting events. Outside youll find an incredible wrap around patio, a foot bridge which leads to a fire pit, and Dittmar Creek.

2 Full Baths



Ohio, Circa 1870

This canted queen post timber frame 1865 barn was built in Bluffton, Ohio. The hand hewn beams are in exceptional condition and upon disassembling, trucking it to Texas, and rebuilding it, not one of the beams needed any repair. The 3-story silo was custom built from an early 1920s water storage tank purchased from a South Texas oil company. The original metal straps were used on the exterior. Antique bricks from North Carolina were used to line the interior offering an office, full bedroom with En Suite bath and cedar closet, and a third-level sitting room with a rotunda ceiling. The great room is grand in proportion along with the enormous fireplace made of hand worked native rock from the ranch, a loft, full bar, and kitchen equipped with Wolf range, Subzero refrigeration, & Miele coffee station. A loft bedroom with full bathroom is on the second level. Utility room, steam room, and dry sauna complete this incredible package. The outdoor patio is spacious and overlooks the circular 25 diameter pool & spa. The exterior is covered with hand peeled bark from poplar trees.

2 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths | Office


Year Built Circa 1800

Designed of completely restored, antique wood, with a nod to German, Fredericksburg architecture, The Log Cabin is a quaint retreat for guests. Stone fireplace is made up of chinked stone, in an old world tradition and creates a cozy setting for this open living cabin with two twin bed nooks. Accommodations also include a full bath, coffee bar, mini refrigeration, and closet.

1 Bedroom | 1 Bath


Fredericksburg, Circa 1900s

The original homestead on a 343 acre tract, the Merritt House, named after the original owners, was originally constructed clapboard siding and stone on the exterior. The residence offers a all original hardwood flooring, a living room, full kitchen with gas range, wood floors, utility room, two bedrooms, and one bath. The layout is indicative of the 1900s with two front doors and a covered deck that has been carefully restored. Just off the residence, youll find a separate structure that was used as a tack room and separate storage for canned goods. A cat condo has been added to the detached storage shed to the welcome these hunters that roam the property.

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath


1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Historic Windmills

- The following antique windmills have been restored to original working condition and are currently located at the ranch.

- Twenty-two foot diameter 1867 Eclipse wooden windmill by FF Collins Mfg. Co, San Antonio, TX with 36 wood tower. This is one of only a handful of 22 Eclipse mills known to exist.

- Ten foot diameter Twin-Wheel with 25 wood tower by Twin Wheel Mfg. Co, Hutchinson, Kansas. Circa 1905 - Twin-Wheel windmills are extremely rare as only a few were ever produced.

- Ten foot diameter Star Mill with 35 wood tower by Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. Circa 1915. Another very uncommon mill.

- 10 diameter, circa 1870 Eclipse wooden windmill by FF Collins Mfg. Co, San Antonio, TX with 35 wood tower.

-10 diameter Dempster Vanelesswindmill with original antique horse weight vane on a 30 tower by Dempster Mill Mfg. Co. Beatrice, Nebraska, circa 1912.

This Is Truly A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

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Approximately 12 minutes west of the center of Fredericksburg off of HWY 290. Strict appointment with agent only- NO NOT TRESPASS!

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