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Two Creeks Ranch, 727.9± acres located just 30 minutes west of San Antonio in Medina County, is a memory-making, live-water destination designed to make family, friends or business associates feel right at home in natural Texas.
Three separate ranches were combined to create this wing-shooters paradise that has been used as a corporate retreat to entertain up to 24 people per weekend. It is equally suited as a private family getaway or a rental property for gatherings such as family reunions or workshops.
Because of its diversity, the ranch can also generate income from wildlife and agriculture.
When guests enter the simple but elegant front gate on County Road 451, they are struck by the oak-lined, chip-sealed Knippa stone driveway and the flanking irrigated pecan orchard with more than 500 productive trees. Landscaping throughout was designed and installed by the late Marc Tellepson and the late Mark Scioneaux, both of Houston’s famed Tellepson’s Landscaping Company.
By the time guests arrive at the main compound featuring the two dogtrot lodges that reflect Texas’ pioneer heritage and the adjoining renovated barn and primary gathering space known as the Party Barn, they know they’re somewhere special.
Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks, as the name implies, offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks of the Hill Country and the varied brush that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas. In addition to majestic live oaks, the ranch is shaded by native pecan trees in the bottomlands of Hondo and Verde Creeks and old growth bull mesquite throughout.
The creeks border the ranch on two sides. Verde Creek, which is a year-round creek, courses through the ranch for about one-half mile on the east, providing private access to both banks. Hondo Creek runs along the south border for more than half a mile.
A seven-acre lake that measures about 22 feet at its deepest point is stocked with bass, perch and forage fish. It is peanut-shaped with a jutting peninsula, which maximizes bank frontage and allows for plenty of angling fun. In case guests prefer to swim, carefully stacked native rocks create the perfect place to launch into the lake.
Groundwater is also plentiful. Two Creeks Ranch has four water wells: one is an Edwards Aquifer irrigation well that supplies the two center-pivots; one is a high-flow domestic well that can support irrigation; and the other two are domestic wells. The Edwards Aquifer well and one domestic well are new; the two other wells recently have been rebuilt. Rights to 60 acre-feet of Edwards Aquifer water transfers with sale of the ranch.
Each center pivot covers between 50 and 60 acres. One tract is currently planted in Coastal Bermuda to grow horse-quality, revenue-producing hay. The other pivot is planted with sunflowers to attract doves for the celebratory hunts that have been prime offerings of the ranch. The crops could be easily switched to other agriculture products such as corn, cotton or sorghum, depending on the owner’s goals.
While Two Creeks has been managed primarily for doves, whitetail deer, feral hogs, free-ranging exotics and a variety of varmints, small game and non-game species call the low-fenced ranch home. The ranch includes facilities that allow for the handling and release of quail, chukar partridges and pheasants.
The 5,900± square-foot Maintenance Barn, located in proximity to the main compound, is the site of the covered game cleaning station as well as the walk-in refrigerator and freezer. It also includes restrooms and additional storage.
The 800-square-foot Laundry Building is conveniently situated within easy reach of the dogtrot lodges and Party Barn. Despite its utilitarian purpose, the stone building is one of the ranch’s most beautiful.
The main compound also has 3,000± square feet of covered parking. The ranch driveway is chip-sealed Knippa stone; all of the other ranch roads are caliche or improved, built-up dirt roads.
A set of two identical 3,130± square-foot dogtrot lodges, crafted from reclaimed and washed barnwood, epitomize the clean country style that defines Two Creeks and serve as the main compound’s focal point. Unlike their historical Texas predecessors, the dogtrots are enclosed.
Each lodge, outfitted with Wi-Fi, a built-in sound system and wood burning fireplace, sleeps up to 12 people. The spacious porches, on front and back, make it easy to take the conversation outdoors.
Guests can sharpen their shooting skills and pass an enjoyable afternoon at the five-stand skeet range outfitted with six movable trap houses. Once the smoke has cleared, they can congregate at the nearby Gun Room, a 945± square-foot gathering space that includes a wet bar, drink coolers, a 72-inch TV as part of the indoor sitting area, gun lockers, Wi-Fi and a built-in sound system.
For those who prefer to be outdoors, an 1,850± square-foot covered porch area, located between the Gun Room and the skeet range, is the perfect spot. Guests can sit in the shade of two ancient live oaks as they enjoy conversation and a cool breeze.
Two Creeks Ranch is the best of old and new Texas. Built to surround family, friends and business associates in the time-tested warmth of hospitality and the well-watered landscape of natural Texas. Claim Two Creeks as your place. A one-of-a-kind destination for making memories that will color your world.
727.9± Acres in Medina County, Texas
Offered at $13,500,000
830-739-3815 • Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com
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