As any savvy real-estate buyer knows, good property is the sum of its parts. With land and rural real estate, that sum can come to equal many more parts as it relates to easements, mineral and water rights, local utility access and myriad other considerations that define the value of property and the land on which it sits. Sometimes, however, it’s the small details that catch the eye. Here are a few unique features and amenities from properties currently for sale on Lands of America.


GILLESPIE COUNTY | TEXAS | $18,000,000 | PROPERTY ID: 2061358

Billed as “Tuscany meets Texas,” the 37-acre Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock feels rather more like “Hollywood meets Tuscany in Texas,” with the property boasting a veritable emporium of styles and motifs that range from old-world European to Wild West fantasy to New World Spanish conquistador mission. Sixteen buildings covering an estimated 80,000 square feet are packed with everything from a John Wayne-worthy saloon to subterranean grotto to vintage gun shop. Folks, the property even boats its own movie set and soundstage to realize the most far-fetched celluloid fantasies.

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GRAND COUNTY | COLORADO | $2,785,000 | PROPERTY ID: 2523382

Set idyllically in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and within easy range of Aspen Ridge Ranch and the mountain resort towns of Vail and Steamboat Springs, Aspen Ridge Ranch has everything you’d want from a recreational ranch, including excellent big-game hunting and fly-fishing opportunities. Its enviable location notwithstanding, we couldn’t resist the simple allure of the property’s rustic yurt, set up on a ridgeline behind the main four-bedroom ranch with uninterrupted views out over the Gore Range.


HUDSPETH COUNTY | TEXAS | $5,750,000 | PROPERTY ID: 2327690

Indian Hot Springs Ranch sprawls across 6,400 acres (and 2,500 acres of leased state land) of rugged West Texas country that includes cactus-studded canyons and hillsides plus nine miles of Rio Grande riverfront. Beneath this Chihuahuan Desert landscape lie seven natural geothermal springs that bubble up in pools and a bathhouse enjoyed by guests of the ranch’s hotel, which was originally constructed in the 1920s. The property’s human history matches its natural history, the name Indian Hot Springs having originated as a result of use of the springs during prehistoric and historic times by Native Americans.


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