Listing of the Week: Iconic South Texas Ranch Hits the Market at Over $50 Million

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For nearly two decades, La Bandera Ranch has developed the reputation of being one of the most famed hunting destinations in South Texas. Through years of intentional habitat and wildlife management by its current owner, La Bandera Ranch today offers clients and guests a world-class hunting experience for wildlife including quail, dove and whitetail. This 18,043-acre ranch is on the market for $54 million.

La Bandera Ranch is located two hours from San Antonio and approximately 15 miles southwest of Carrizo Springs in Dimmit County. The paved county road dead-ends at the main ranch entrance, offering excellent seclusion and privacy. The entire ranch has perimeter high fencing enclosing over 18,000 acres of the gently rolling South Texas landscape. Varying elevation levels throughout the property offer multiple panoramic views from prominent points on the ranch.

The views here are magnificent. Sitting out by the pool in the evenings watching the sunset. You can look out across the whole ranch and it is really beautiful. People enjoy themselves when they come here.

Darryl Boettcher, La Bandera Ranch Manager

The ranch is being offered turnkey with extensive accessories, furnishings and ranch vehicles conveying with the sale. With premium habitat, wildlife, water, improvements and numerous income opportunities available, La Bandera Ranch brims with potential for prospective buyers.

There are three main lodges on the ranch, each offering their own experience to accommodate nearly any client group or guest request. These three lodges contain a total of 46 bedrooms and are each complemented by commercial kitchens and dining rooms. Other amenities include resort pool and hot tub, patio with outdoor kitchen, numerous fireplaces, full bars and more. The ranch also boasts a paved and lighted 5,000-foot runway with hangar, numerous storage and maintenance buildings, deer-breeding facilities and quail flight pens.

Due to its operational nature, the ranch runs full-time staff that not only operates and maintains the property but continues to improve and manage the land daily for the highest quality habitat for deer, quail, dove and turkey. The abundance and variety of wildlife appeals to nearly every type of outdoorsman and provides endless recreational hunting opportunities in every season. Habitat management practices and supplemental feeding programs are year-round, resulting in a high-quality volume of great whitetail deer and birds year after year.

Wildlife is not the only abundant natural resource on La Bandera Ranch. Substantial historical income has been produced from the minerals, surface damages, and water on the ranch. There are 24 water wells across the ranch with several capable of pumping 800 to 900 gallons per minute. These wells supply the six irrigation pivots and support over 40 surface tanks and lakes. The availability of water on the ranch has been an exceptional asset for both ranching operations and commercial water value.

The owned mineral estate is not being offered with the sale at the current list price but is negotiable.

View La Bandera Ranch listing on Lands of America


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