Republic Ranches is proud to introduce the Blanco Creek Ranch. This ranch is known for having an extraordinary amount of giant oak trees and a wide variety of soils provided by the famous Blanco Creek. Blanco Creek is a live water sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife that provides an endless location for hunting, fishing and family recreation. The creek bottom is wild and wooly with big trees, vines and palmettos. This special part of the world can be described as savanna lands, big oaks, and South Texas brush, with tons of deer and turkey. This is an incredible place that is low fenced and surrounded by hundreds of thousands of low fenced historic ranches.
Location: The main ranch entrance is located on Old Goliad Road, 3 miles northwest of Refugio, Texas. There are also other entrances along Old Goliad Road, as well as State Highway 202. The Ranch is a short drive from Corpus Christi, and just over 2 hours from Houston.
The Creek Pasture: The Creek Pasture is approximately 1,072.6 acres, which includes 1.4 miles of Blanco Creek frontage, and the ranch stretches from Old Goliad Road to the north, southwestward to the Blanco Creek. This pasture is a rich mixture of several ecosystems including a big creek bottom with giant trees creating a canopy affect and a diverse soil type with the property accented not only by the creek, a large lake for fishing and duck hunting, rolling sand hills and thick native brush.
The headquarters is nestled in an area with large oak trees and the main house is overlooking the large lake. The main house is a northern California style home with a wrap-around covered patio and outside dining equipped with an outdoor grill/smoker that is located only steps away from the outdoor fire pit. There is a large master suite with a king size bed, his & her baths, walk-in closet, plus your own fireplace. The 2nd bedroom is a standard room with a full bath and the 3rd bedroom is quite unique with 2 large bunks, 2 showers, 2 sinks, and 2 toilets. Other features include large formal dining, open den with fireplace, a full kitchen with Jenn-Air oven & range, a breakfast nook, laundry room with washer and dryer, plus a mudroom with gun rack and outdoor utility sink. There is a 3-stall carport with a storage and wine room all attached to the main house. The guest wing includes 2 bedrooms, each with double beds, full baths and private entrances, plus a game room with a bar, a fold out bed, fireplace and full bath. There is a bachelors lodge with fireplace and full bath. All together the headquarters is setup to sleep thirteen beds.
Additional improvements include a foremans home (recently remodeled), a large barn for the toys and implements, and a three-stall horse stable. There are two working pens and one set of working pens was just completed to aid with the ongoing cattle operation. Near the guest quarters is a tennis court and swimming pool.
Wildlife is abundant on the ranch, with white-tailed deer, turkey, dove and quail. During the winter months ducks enjoy the privacy of the lake. There are Oak trees everywhere.
Kathleen Pasture: This pasture is located east of the headquarters tract or Creek Pasture. It is approximately 1,034 acres with a mixture of oak forest habitat with native prairie grasses, 300 acres of improved Klein grass which creates an open savanna with scattered oak trees and areas of thick native brush, perfect for holding wildlife. This is a special pasture designed to enhance wildlife, raise cattle and work bird dogs for quail. Fences are all in excellent condition. The Kathleen Pasture sets up well as its own ranch, with numerous locations for the ultimate home site.
This portion of the ranch has almost 1.5 miles of frontage along Old Goliad Road and 1.4 miles of frontage along State Highway 202. This pasture is contiguous with the Blanco Creek Pasture.
Water: Water for the ranch is from multiple water wells and is well distributed among the pastures. There are 2 electric wells, 2 solar wells, and 1 artesian well, along with 7 small tanks, as well as the large lake and flowing creek.
Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There is no oil & gas production.
Price: List price is $7,385,000.00 ($3,500.00/acre).