The "Back Half" of Arch Stanton Ranch or what is now known as Old Harper Ranch in an Incredible 345 +/- acre live water ranch that has been significantly improved by the sellers including 3 impeccably restored antique structures which are as accommodating as they are unique. In addition to the structures the Sellers have also completed the excavation and expansion of the spring-fed Dittmar Creek (incl 3 new dams), high fencing, paved roads, underground utilities and irrigation, private well, private ranch gate off of Old Harper Road (no easements), swimming pool & hot tub, stone fire pit and much more. The ranch has also been cleared of all Cedar and is approximately 98% cactus free. The ranch is bordered by 3 maintained roads, Old Harper, Reeh Road and US HWY 290, allowing for further division and multiple future entrance gates. Located only 15 mins from Main Street in historic downtown Fredericksburg this is a rare opportunity to own a truly remarkable turnkey ranch of this size with significant improvements, approximately 2,680 FT of HWY US 290 frontage and future development potential in Gillespie County.
There are 3 impeccably restored, accommodating and unique structures on this property. See below:
Welcome to the Hunting Lodge
This canted queen post timber frame barn was built in Bluffton, Ohio around 1870. The hand-hewn beams are in exceptional condition and upon dissembling, trucking it to Texas and rebuilding it, not one of the beams needed any repair.
The 3 story water silo was custom built from the early 1920s by a South Texas oil company. The original metal straps were used on the exterior and antique brinks sourced from North Carolina were used to line the interior of the structure.
The fireplace is all hand-worked native rock excavated from this ranch
The exterior of the lodge is covered with hand-peeled bark from poplar trees which is very durable and weatherproof while adding unique character to the building. Popular siding is found on some of the main structures throughout Yellowstone National Park.
The Lodge has 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a full bar complete with beers on tap, ice maker and bar refrigeration. The Lodge is wired for AV has Lutron lighting throughout, has high-speed fiber optic cable, ultra-efficient HVAC, water filtration and cell Phone booster. This building is by far one of the most impressive and unique barns on the ranch!
The Merritt House (Original Homestead)
Originally built in 1910 The Merritt House was the original homestead on the ranch. This home was completely restored by the current sellers and serves as guest housing. The 2 bedroom 1 bath home has a full kitchen and laundry facilities.
The Guest Cabin
This is a preferred place to stay on the ranch! This cabin was constructed of some of the extra boards and beams leftover from some of the other historic buildings on the property. This is a handmade one-of-a-kind cabin. Its a 1 bedroom w/ rock fireplace, covered front porch, full bath, a walk-in closet and a coffee bar.
The three structures create the compound with the pool and firepit in the middle. The Hunting Lodge has stub outs for a future outdoor kitchen.
For more information about this remarkable ranch please contact Gary and Michelle Dolch (Listing agents)
Phone - 512-656-5627
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- Quiet and Private
- 3 Structure Compound
- Incredible Live Water
- Riding Arena
- High Fencing
- Private Gate
- 345 +/- Acres
- All Cedar Cleared
- All Cactus Cleared
- Paved Roads
- HWY 290 Frontage
- Private Well