10 Ranches You Can Buy in Texas for a Bargain

Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Photo of Hannah Phillips
3 July 2017

The promise of land was the main incentive that first drew settlers to the great state of Texas—along with a mild climate and the abundance of game. Almost 200 years later and these three reasons are still high on the list of people moving to the Lone Star State. With beautiful landscapes and natural beauty, not every Texan ranch fits the Hollywood stereotype of the Wild Wild West. From equestrian estates to the perfect hunter’s lodge, here are 10 ranches currently for sale across the region, all available for a bargain.

Bulverde: Hill Country Horse Ranch – $1,300,000

Now available in the beautiful Hill Country, this gorgeous 11-acre property is perfect if you own horses—or plan to in the future. The main home is 4,044 square feet (375.7 square meters) and has five bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms. Stunning dark stained and scored concrete floors add to the beauty of the surrounding scenery, along with knotty alder wood and granite throughout. Highlights include a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, vegetable garden, and a charming guest house with three bedrooms and one bathroom. For your horses, the property includes a large arena, barn, and four stalls.

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Perfect for horses, 11 acres in the Hill Country | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Charlotte: 135-Acre Hunting Ranch – $639,500

Perfectly situated about one hour south of San Antonio, and only 1.5 hours from the coastal town of Corpus Christi, this property is the quintessential example of a South Texas ranch where you can relax with your morning coffee on the covered wraparound porch of the main home. Featuring one bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, and an upstairs loft, this quaint cottage sleeps up to eight people. The land itself is a mix of South Texas brush and improved pasture, perfect for supplementing a small livestock heard or for planting food plots for the abundance of deer, turkey, and dove in the area. An ideal hunter’s escape, the current owner will leave three Atascosa deer blinds and feeders with the property.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the log cabin’s wrap around porch | Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Breckenridge: 2,070-Acre Game-Fenced Hunting Ranch – $5,589,00

Located in North Texas, about 90 miles (144.8 kilometers) from Fort Worth, this property has the potential for commercial hunting development or as an excellent family ranch. The main lodge features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a large kitchen with granite counter tops, modern appliances, and a fabulous bar. The surrounding scenes are both pleasing to the eye and extremely hunter-friendly, outfitted with high-end hunting blinds and an extensive trail system for easily traversing all 2,000+ acres. For even more income potential, the ranch also includes a set of working pens to run cattle, and there are 15+ rain-fed water stock and wildlife ponds/tanks on the property.

Breckenridge, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Courtesy of Ruple Properties | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Floresville: 1,051-Acre Irrigated Farm and Cattle Ranch – $6,253,450

If your dream is to do more than just own the land, this property is ideal; currently operating as a cattle farm, it’s also irrigated, rich with minerals, and fully equipped for farming. The acreage includes a foreman’s brick home, mobile home, office, enclosed equipment sheds, grain silos, truck scale, cattle pens, water tank and wells, irrigation systems, three miles (4.8 kilometers) of paved road, and over 66,000 square feet (557.4 square meters) of covered storage/livestock feeding areas.

Floresville, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Pleasanton: 27.84-Acre Oak-Covered Equestrian Estate – $1,250,000

Charming, quaint, beautiful—these words don’t begin to describe the beautiful pastures of this picturesque property. Situated five minutes from Pleasanton and less than half an hour from San Antonio, this land is a perfect distance for a country escape—with all the convenience of urban living. The luxurious main home has majestic oaks surrounding it, and you can enjoy the views from three different levels of gorgeous patio space. Nearby, the classic red horse barn boasts seven stalls for the equestrian enthusiast and another 2,400 square feet (223 square meters) of living space on its second floor.

Pleasanton, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Pleasanton, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Pleasanton: 362+ Acres With Home, Roping Arena, and Barns – $1,696,574

Also just a short drive from Pleasanton, this custom ranch-style home features three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining. Currently used by the owner to pasture and condition cattle, the property includes a roping arena, horse stalls, and metal buildings. For fishing, there are two ponds with catfish and bass. Perfect for both the fisherman and the cattle owner, this land features everything needed to be a working ranch and peaceful escape.

Pleasanton, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Garwood: 180 Acres Colorado River Frontage – $1,300,000

Offering over 1,500 feet (457.2 meters) of Colorado River frontage, this 180-acre ranch features several building sites with unlimited potential. Build the house of your dreams, surrounded by beautiful oak and Texas cottonwood trees. This area of the Lone Star State is known for its duck and goose hunting, as well as great fishing for catfish on the river. The ranch has not been overgrazed, allowing native coastal prairie grasses such as Little Bluestem, Indian Grass, and Switchgrass to thrive. Wildlife on the property includes whitetail deer, hogs, dove, and ducks—a hunter’s paradise.

Garwood, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Texas cottonwoods | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Junction: 200-Acre Exotic Hill Country Game Ranch – $899,950

Half an hour from Junction, Texas, this beautiful Hill Country ranch features a spacious 2,240-square-foot (208.1-square-meter) home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and spectacular views. With 15 holding pens and a loading chute in place, the land is primed for the loading and unloading of animals. An investment in both land and wildlife, the property also includes an existing herd consisting of 45 axis deer, 25 whitetail deer, six black buck, and two aoudad rams.

Junction, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Carrizo Springs: 165+ Acres of Hunter’s Paradise – $429,000

Just two hours southwest of San Antonio, this rare piece of land is a perfect weekend getaway for the hunting enthusiast. If you really want to escape the pressures of urban living, this is your place; the land features a campsite with electric hookups and endless hunting. Native wildlife includes whitetail deer, hogs, javelina, quail, dove, bobcats, varmints, and the occasional big cat.

A Hunter’s Paradise | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

Hondo: 154+ Acres Luxury Home & Pool on Hondo Creek – $1,700,000

The entertainer’s dream home, this beautiful eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion is lavish country living at its finest. Intricate interior details include cherry wood ceilings, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, and wall panels brought in from classic architecture in nearby San Antonio—it has all the potential of a gorgeous weddings and events space. Of course, a major highlight is the oversized saltwater swimming pool—perfect for entertaining with its 2,600 square feet (241.5 square meters) of concrete decking and 1,800 square feet (167.2 square meters) of covered area. Survey the stunning countryside views from the game room upstairs, surrounded by roughly 70 acres of lush South Texas brush and large century oaks. The property also includes a beautiful 10-acre lake stocked for fishing, as well as 3,100 feet (396.2 meters) of scenic Hondo Creek frontage.

Hondo Creek | Courtesy of Ruple Properties
Hondo Creek, Texas | Courtesy of Ruple Properties

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