Ranger Hill Ranch is located in northeastern Eastland County, with roots dating back to the late 1800’s when the town of Ranger was formed. This region of Texas has a matured from an oil and gas driven agriculture and community, to a bustling business and retail center. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Fishing and recreational opportunities for all ages, quality rated schools, good housing and a growing business community contribute to making Eastland County a wonderful place to live, play, work and do business.
This landmark ranch is located on the south side of E IH-20 atop a large hill, locally known as Ranger Hill. Ranger Hill is very visible from the highway and derives its landmark status by being the only hill on IH-20 between Forth Worth and El Paso. The 757+- acre ranch has a bottom gate at the beginning of the hill and a second gate at the top of the hill. From the top of the hill, the ranch offers spectacular views overlooking the valley of Bear Creek which is known for its hilly terrain with local deep dissections, surfaced by moderately deep loam that supports mesquite, oak, juniper, grasses and shrubs. The creek runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on Palo Pinto Creek, near the Palo Pinto county line.
Improvements to the ranch began in the spring of 1999. A beautiful custom built hand-crafted log home was built on a high cliff overlooking Bear Creek to afford visitors beautiful views of the surrounding terrain and the variety of elevations from every room in the house. Built with Canadian Western Red Cedar, the 2,988 sf home was added in 2004, and includes a 2,157 sf, porte-cochere, covered porches and patios. Ideal for entertaining and relaxing, the home features an open floor plan with tall a pitched roof, exposed cedar beams and walls of windows that invite the outdoors to come inside. A magnificent great room with a stone fireplace, and hearth that provides plenty of room for stacking firewood, is welcoming for groups of all sizes. The kitchen is well suited for entertaining with stainless steel appliances and a butcher block-island that opens to the large dining area. Upstairs there is a warm and cozy bedroom suite with cedar log lined walls and windows. Deep covered porches on both the front and back of the house offer retreat from the Texas sun. The back porch opens to the outdoor grill and a large patio perfect for entertaining while viewing the iconic Texas sunset. Additional structures on the ranch include 30’x60’ barn and storage sheds for equipment, supplies, ATV’s, and tractors. Three miles of well-built all weather roads, allow travel around the ranch all year long.
Situated over the Edwards Aquifer, this recreational ranch has a large pond on the south side of the ranch and a wide creek on the northeast side of the ranch. The average rainfall for the area is 27”– 28” with the driest months being November through February of each year. There are nine stock ponds on the ranch varying in size, a cow/calf operation and a custom built corral set-up. A hunter’s paradise, there are eight first class rifle hunting stands with corn feeders, three bow hunting stands and three 2,000 pound and five 300 pound protein feeders. Much of the ranch is wooded providing excellent wildlife habitat and hunting for whitetail deer, turkey, dove, duck and hogs. Specific clearing has been done in parts of the ranch to encourage range land habitat and grasses.
Ranger Hill Ranch has substantial income being generated from a 34 year lease on its cell phone tower, the cow/calf operation and a billboard lease. All income generating sources are included with the sale of ranch, making this ranch a superb opportunity.
The ranch is located the following distances from major Texas cities: Fort Worth – 75 miles; Dallas – 105 miles; Abilene – 65 miles; Wichita Falls – 110 miles; Midland – 215 miles; Austin – 200 miles. The closest airport to the ranch serving private aircraft is the City of Eastland Municipal Airport, approximately 25 miles to the west having a 5,000 ft. x 75 ft. runway.
The Seller is offering this landmark ranch for sale, complete with furniture and equipment as a true turn-key operation for a family, group or corporate retreat.
Buyer’s brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker.