Indian Creek Ranch
- Price Improvement
A classic Hill Country ranch with long-range views, miles of wet weather creek frontage, rolling topography, multiple prominent building sites, several unique geological features, and an eclectic ranch house. There are four stunning grottos located in the creeks with impressive limestone walls, the largest of which has over 20ft of drop. Red Hill, the highest named point in Kerr County is located on the property. Indian Creek Ranch is conveniently located just 1.5 hours from downtown San Antonio. The ranch has been in the family for over 100 years and is ready for the next family to build a legacy.
295 Fossler Ranch Rd W Hunt, TX 78024
15 miles to Hunt, 28 miles to Kerrville, 102 miles to San Antonio, 138 miles to Austin, 297 miles to Houston, 38 miles to the Kerrville County Airport (6,000 ft runway), and 99 miles to the San Antonio International Airport
Land & Water
Indian Creek Ranch has been in the family since the late 1800s and is located near the Divide area of Kerr County which is the delineation between the Colorado and Guadalupe River watersheds. The property is primarily an Oak-Juniper woodland with impressive topography changes ranging from 2,228 ft atop Red Hill, the highest named point in Kerr County, to 2,020 ft at the bottom of Indian Creek as it exits the property. Multiple ridges and plateaus offer picturesque long-range views of the surrounding Hill Country that could serve as great homesites. This varied topography would also provide unique opportunities for hiking, biking, and ATV/ UTV trails. Below these ridges and plateaus are several grasslands with deep soils. The runoff from the high ground feeds into Indian Creek and a major tributary to Indian Creek.
The tributary and the main channel traverse through the property in a “Y” shaped fashion. Indian Creek travels over 1 mile on the property while the tributary runs for nearly 3/4 of a mile before joining the main channel. Indian Creek intersects the north fork of the Guadalupe River on the adjacent property.
As one follows these rock-lined creek beds, you’ll find four large grottos that have nearly vertical limestone walls, some of which are over 20 ft tall with gravel-lined basins beneath them. One can only imagine what these grottos can look like during wet periods with water cascading off the wall down into the pools. From the bottom of the grottos, one will find numerous caves and overhangs in addition to classic tree species such as Escarpment Black Cherry, Lacey Oak, and Black Walnut. The top side of these grottos were likely utilized by early Native Americans as campsites due to elevation and proximity to water. Evidence of this use was seen by casual observation of broken points, scrapers, and flakes. These unique geologic features are a must see!
Being located between the Kerr Wildlife Management Area and the Y-O Ranch, this property is home to many native and exotic wildlife species that this part of the Hill Country is known for. Game species observed on the property include Whitetail Deer, Axis Deer, Gemsbok, Sika Deer, Aoudad, Hogs, and Rio Grande Turkeys. However, in this part of the Hill Country, you never know what type of free-ranging exotic animals may show up. The property has not been hunted in several years.
Trees observed on the property include Live Oak, Lacey Oak, Escarpment Live Oak, Spanish Oak, Shin Oak, Escarpment Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Hackberry, Ashe Juniper, Pecan, and Mesquite. The shrub and forb layer is comprised of Texas Persimmon, Twisted Acacia, Agarita, Prickly Pear, Twisted Yucca, Kidneywood, Texas Creeping Oxeye, Tasajillo, Green Briar, Sacahuista, Mountain Pink, and Prairie Tea. Grass species observed include Silver Bluestem, Little Bluestem, KR Bluestem, Texas Grama, Three Awn, Texas Wintergrass, Lindheimer’s Muhly, Seep Muhly, Curly Mesquite, Side Oats Grama, and Hairy Grama.
Improvements & Utilities
The property has an eclectic 2,500 sq. ft. 4 Bed/ 2 Bath ranch house. The initial structure was originally constructed in the late 1800s and then remodeled and enlarged in the 1950s. There are three bedrooms downstairs with a fourth upstairs.
There is a dining room with a native stone fireplace, a flex room, an entertainment room with tongue and groove wood plank ceiling and walls, a kitchen, and a 2-bay garage. There is a large two-level barn that connects to an intricate set of working pens and multiple outbuildings which reflect the property’s ranching heritage.
Adjacent to the home is a large above ground pila that was utilized as a swimming pool in the past. The water well has a new pump and wire installed in recent years.
The property is completely fenced. Most of the property has 5-strand barbwire fencing that has been replaced in the last five years and is in great condition. A small section of the southern and western boundary has an older 7’ high fence in fair condition.
The property has deeded easement access from Fm 1340 through the Kerr Wildlife Management Area. This easement road is paved and maintained by TPWD.
Surface Sale only.
The property is currently qualified for the Wildlife Management Valuation. 2023 taxes are estimated to be $2,100.
The Divide area of Kerr County has a deep ranching heritage. Other small towns like Mountain Home and Hunt add to the charm of the area. Lost Maple State Natural Area and the South Llano River State Park are only an hour away.
Basic needs can be found in Hunt. All other needs including major retailers and medical care are available in Kerrville.
***Buyer Agents must make first contact and be present at all showings to participate in 50% commission split. If this condition is not met, Buyer Agent split is at sole discretion of Grand Land Company.
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John grew up in Victoria, TX and was involved in multiple cow-calf operations in that area as well as Bryan-College Station, TX while attending Texas A&M. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. John has over 25 years experience in commercial sales and rural property services, and he is the Broker of Record for Grand Land Company. (TREC #655090). John is an active member of the Realtors® Land Institute, has earned the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation, and has been recognized as a part of the 2022 APEX Producers Club by RLI. John serves on the Executive Board of the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas (CCA) and is a member of the Williamson County A&M Club. John is also actively involved in the management of several hunting operations in South Texas. He and his family are are avid outdoor enthusiasts spending most of their free time hunting, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. His passion for the outdoors combined with his depth of experience with all types of rural properties brings authenticity to every transaction.
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