260-acre Texas ranch for sale at $8.75M
Lonesome Valley Ranch in Hye is marketed for off-the-grid life
Another Lone Star State ranch has hit the market, this one in Hye, Texas.
The 260-acre Lonesome Valley Ranch, which is being marketed as perfect for off-the-grid living, has listed for $8.75 million, Culture Map Fort Worth reported.
David Murray of DMTX Realty Group has the listing.
This ranch, secured behind a gated entrance at 1430 Gibson-Best Road, includes a 1-acre pond and four fully furnished buildings.
The primary residence is a single-story home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, along with wrap-around porches.
Nearby stands a two-story “barndominium” featuring a three-bedroom, three-bathroom bunkhouse and a saloon.
There is also a two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin overlooking the pond that serves as a guest home.
The pond has a 40-foot pier and also features an anchored dock and a fountain.
Hidden amidst the woods is a versatile fourth building—an equipment barn and workshop, complete with a loft, apartment, and caretaker’s residence.
This ranch has a solar system, backup generators, a deep water well, 100,000 gallons of rainwater collection, and a 4,000-gallon propane capacity.
The property offers hunting opportunities due to the preservation of wooded areas and is enriched with wildlife. Outdoor amenities include an NBA-size basketball court, a tennis court, and a pickleball court.
According to its listing, the ranch could be used as an Airbnb rental, to host special events, or for corporate retreats.
Ranches in Texas have become hot commodities in recent years.
On the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of development, the 600-acre Rancho El Saeno, which has been owned by the same family since 1840, in south Texas was recently listed for $2.4 million by Foster Farm and Ranch, Chron reported.
JL Pepe Guerra is the listing agent.
The property’s lineage can be directly linked to the Texas Revolution. Elder B. Barton, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, a crucial conflict in the revolution, received the land in recognition of his service in 1836. After the war, veterans like Barton were granted land parcels across the state, typically around 640 acres. Barton, who settled in South Texas, went on to have a large family and received various land grants. In 1840, he sold the Rancho El Saeno property to distant relatives, and it has remained in their possession ever since.
Unlike many properties in the area, Rancho El Saeno has never been cleared, allowing for the preservation of rare plant species, including the dragon fruit plant, palo verde tree, tenaza plant, and ocote.
Over the years, the ranch has served as a retreat for generations of hunters. With open land and an electric well filling ponds across the acreage, it provides an ideal habitat for deer, doves, turkey, and quail. While there is no traditional house on the property, it boasts a covered patio, fire pit, and a unique crystal blue swimming hole.
— Ted Glanzer