Apache Creek Ranch, for sale in Medina County, Texas

 

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Apache Creek is an exquisite ranch and a haven for whitetail and exotics. It has two lakes, a mile of frontage on Hondo Creek, gorgeous topography with over one hundred feet of elevation change, cattle working pens, irrigated fields and a beautiful home. It is rare to find a ranch like this… a ranch that offers so many diverse sources of recreation and income potential. Its versatility is not just because of its sheer size, but because of what it offers in both natural resources, existing infrastructure and proximity to urban amenities.

The ranch includes a beautiful, modern main home with spacious and comfortable open-concept living and dining areas offering plenty of space to entertain large groups. Just outside the home is a large patio area, a covered outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and gorgeous pool, all surrounded by a meticulously landscaped yard. Just down the road from the main home is a two-bedroom guest home with a carport and outdoor relaxation area near the barns. The entire barn compound area has been beautifully landscaped and irrigated.

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Apache Creek Ranch, for sale in Medina County, Texas

There is an ecological transition zone in Texas that encompasses the best of two well-known regions of Texas: the Texas Hill Country and South Texas Brush Country. Texans know the Hill Country for the scenic beauty of its rolling hills, granite outcrops and bountiful spring-fed water courses. South Texas Brush Country has thicker, more fertile topsoil and highly nutritious flora for livestock and wildlife alike. The transition zone that includes features of both these regions is an area that offers secluded yet accessible retreat from urban life in San Antonio. This zone is also known far and wide for spectacular whitetail hunting; the flora, terrain and water of the region are ideal for deer and an array of other native and exotic wildlife.

Medina County lies in this transition zone, and within Medina County lies the remarkable 2,000-acre Apache Creek Ranch. Apache Creek is an exquisite ranch inclusive of all the benefits of this transition zone. The ranch is a haven for whitetail and exotics, has two lakes, a mile of frontage on Hondo Creek, gorgeous topography with over one hundred feet of elevation change, cattle working pens, irrigated fields and a beautiful home. All this located just 10 minutes from I-35, 30 minutes from Hondo Municipal airport and just an hour from San Antonio International Airport. It is rare to find a ranch like this . . . a ranch that offers so many diverse sources of recreation and income potential. Its versatility is not just because of its sheer size, but because of what it offers in both natural resources, existing infrastructure and proximity to urban amenities.

Apache Creek Ranch has over 1,600 high-fenced acres and over 400 low-fenced acres. The majority of the ranch is covered in native high-protein brush species beneficial to both livestock and wildlife, with the other half in lush pastures of improved grasses, including a 20-acre pivot-irrigated field of Tifton Bermuda. With a gated entry from paved FM 2200, the ranch has extensive well-maintained all-weather roads to all corners of the ranch including the one-and-a-half-mile main entry road leading to the main home. The ample ranching infrastructure on the ranch includes an extensive set of custom-built cattle working pens and loading chutes and four barns, including a horse barn and one equipped with game processing facilities.

The long-term release of superior genetics whitetail stock and the excellent native brush and grass protein sources ensure world-class whitetail hunting at Apache Creek Ranch. The ranch is currently home to whitetail and axis deer, as well as turkey, dove and quail. The fields of improved grasses make for excellent quail hunting. There is an extensive and thoughtfully planned network of hunting blinds, corn and protein feeders across the ranch.

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Water is plentiful from redundant sources on the Apache Creek Ranch. In addition to the constant level two-and-a-half-acre lake and one-and-a-half-acre lake, which are maintained by water wells, there are nine other smaller ponds scattered across the ranch. There is also just under a mile of highly desirable frontage on Hondo Creek consisting of both sides of this regionally significant creek. The property also has the benefit of being supplied by water via two rural water meters. 11 submersible wells and two windmills are strategically placed across the property.

Residential improvements on the ranch include a beautiful, modern main home with spacious and comfortable open concept living and dining areas offering plenty of space to entertain large groups. Just outside the home is a large patio area, a covered outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and a gorgeous pool, all surrounded by a meticulously landscaped yard. Just down the road from the main home is a two-bedroom guest home with a carport and outdoor relaxation area near the barns. The entire barn compound area has been beautifully landscaped and irrigated.

With this many acres of highly productive land that is this close to San Antonio and in the heart of prime whitetail country, Apache Creek Ranch doubles as both a revenue-generating asset and a recreational escape. The ranch can support a large and profitable cattle operation as it stands. It could easily become a legendary commercial hunting operation. And with the acreage involved and urban proximity, it could readily become a residential retreat development or any combination of all of these.

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