Rowdy Creek Ranch

Rowdy Creek Ranch is a 285 acre stunning recreational retreat located approximately 15 miles northwest of Longview, Texas. This ranch has so much to offer! Highlights include a 14 acre trophy bass lake, recently built 6,700 square foot luxury event center/residence, vineyard, horse barn, riding trails, prime coastal pastures, native woods and a duck slough. Rowdy Creek Ranch not only has everything you would want in a classic East Texas recreational ranch, its unique attributes make it ideally suited to those with a more enterprising perspective. 

Location:  Rowdy Creek Ranch is located near Gilmer, Texas which has a population of roughly 5,000 people.  The ranch is approximately 2 hours from Dallas, 40 minutes from Tyler and 15 minutes from Longview. The ranch is located in the Piny Woods ecoregion of the state. 

Improvements:  The centerpiece structure of the ranch is the well-engineered 6,700 square foot event center and residence. Both the living quarters and the open portion of the structure have an extremely tasteful luxury finish-out. This living space is 3,400 square feet. Huge windows bring in lots of natural light and allow great views. The structure includes a bridal salon, a catering kitchen and lots of storage room. A huge stone fireplace by the windows makes for an inviting place for guest to congregate. The residence portion has lots of additional covered exterior living area including a fireplace and grilling area. This structure is perfect for large families or those who plan on hosting large events.  Adjacent to the primary structure is one-of-a-kind outdoor space made up of men’s and women’s restrooms, picture perfect cottages and lots of covered areas. Flagstone walkways, gardens and hanging outdoor lights not only give the space great ambiance, but also make it extremely useful. Rowdy Creek Ranch is an ideal wedding venue or corporate retreat center. 

Additional improvements:

  • Equipment shop with bathroom
  • Very nice horse barn with attached heated/cooled apartment 
  • Well house (3 water wells on the ranch)
  • Covered pavilion with lake view. The pavilion has a wood burning fireplace, ceiling fan and flagstone pathway down to the shoreline.
  • Covered dock with flagstone pathway
  • Electric-opening custom gates at main ranch entrance
  • Nice iron-ore roads
  • Approximately 2.5 acre vineyard with drip irrigation. The vineyard is extremely scenic and well planned. An irrigation and trellis system will help ensure the success of the grapevines. Noteworthy:  the large open portion of the main structure would make a great tasting room and/or winery facility. 
  • The ranch’s improvements area nearly all recently built and in excellent condition

Water:  The main water feature of the ranch is the recently built bass lake that is approximately 14 acres. The lake has a well built dam and lots of fishable shoreline. It is truly a gem. A small pond (has well water piped in) adjacent to the bass lake is used for forage fish. The ranch has other smaller ponds, two creeks and three water wells. This area of the state receives an average annual rainfall of 48-50 inches. 

Agriculture:  Hay yield is typically 250-300 bales with 3 or 4 cuttings per year.  The ranch is well fenced and could carry cattle at a high stocking rate. 

Terrain:  Rowdy Creek Ranch’s terrain is fairly typical of this area of East Texas with gently rolling topography and sandy/sandy loam soils. Large hardwoods and pines make up roughly half of the ranch.  A diverse understory of plants offer rich browsing for wildlife. A good trail system gives you plenty of access to the wooded sections of the ranch. A natural slough area in the southwestern portion of the ranch is a magnet for ducks. The balance of the ranch is lush coastal bermudagrass pasture. 

Taxes:  +/- $10,500

Local Interest: Nearby winery  Gilmer is birthplace of Don Henley and Johnny Mathis. 


CONTACT: Jonathan Trantham--Agent

PHONE: 214-592-3706



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