Simms Creek Ranch, formerly the Desere Dude Ranch, rich with history and owned by the same family for over 100 years. This ranch offers you the rare opportunity to have your own wedding venue, dude ranch, hunting lodge, family gathering ranch! Hunting, fishing, playing in the creek, providing year round recreational experience for the whole family and all of their friends!
Location and access: The ranch is located in Lampasas County, approx. 1 hour north of Austin, and approx. 3 hours from the DFW metroplex. The ranch is accessed by a county road.
Acreage: 106 +- Acres
Water: Simms Creek meanders through the property, providing pockets of water for swimming holes and fishing.
Utilities: Electric is provided by Hamilton County Electric Co-Op. Water is provided by a water well.
Topography: The topography is rolling and bottomland, with hill country views.
Improvements: The ranch has a home (formerly the Desere Dude Ranch lodge), nicely renovated, complete with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and each bedroom has exterior access. The kitchen has two sinks, refrigerators, and is set up for numerous guests. Also, has an older rock home, the family home, built in the 30's that would make a great guest home.
Hunting: Whitetail deer, dove, turkey, and feral hogs, and varmint hunting make this a great place for the avid hunter.. There are several areas of former cultivation currently in grasses which could be used for game food plots, and the areas of native trees and brush provide browse and cover. In addition, Simms Creek provides an excellent natural corridor for wildlife. There has been very little hunting pressure on this ranch.
From Lampasas, drive US Hwy 281, take CR 2200, past E FM 581, continue, cross two creeks and property is on the left.