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Rio Lavaca Ranch

171.06+/- Acres    ·    Jackson County, Edna, TX    ·    $1,390,000
Looking for a turnkey recreation ranch featuring a beautiful hilltop home?  Allow me to introduce you to the Rio Lavaca Ranch. This serene estate truly embodies all the heart desires: over 2,000 ft. of Lavaca River frontage, towering live oak, water elm, pecan & other hardwood trees, open green pastures, ponds, a cedar-clad barn and an exquisite limestone home with 2-stories of wrap-around porches. Hunting, fishing and enjoying the bucolic setting make this a wonderful place to spend weekends or as your forever homestead.

Location: Rio Lavaca Ranch is in Jackson County along the Lavaca River.  It is located off CR 312, approximately 9 miles south of Edna and 4 miles north of the community of Vanderbilt.  Families with school-age children should note that the property is within the highly rated Industrial Independent School District. Edna is a charming small town with standard amenities, such as restaurants, HEB, a hospital, local professionals, banks, hardware stores, etc.  Along Hwy-59 in Edna, Victoria is 25-miles to the west and Houston is an easy 100-miles to the east

Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing: The property has been very lightly hunted for the past 10 years. Whitetail deer are prolific with some very nice mature bucks ranging. Waterfowl hunting is excellent at the ponds and along the river. Located adjacent to grain silos, the dove hunting is outstanding. Occasionally, turkeys pass through the property as do feral hogs.

The Lavaca River is known for excellent fishing of both freshwater and saltwater species, including redfish, trout, blue catfish, alligators and gar. It’s easy to launch a small boat into the river or simply fish from the bank.

Topography, Rangeland and Habitat: The home sits on a 45-ft. hilltop overlooking the river valley plain. Approximately 11.5 acres lie outside of the FEMA floodplain. The balance of the property is within the 100-yr. FEMA designated floodplain and ranges from 5-10 ft. above sea level.  

Down the hilltop is roughly 30-acres of open pasture, providing for excellent grazing. The river valley’s alluvial soils are rich and productive, making the carrying capacity of the acreage very high. The remainder of the property lies under a canopy of mature trees with thoughtfully cleared pastures and trails scattered throughout. The mixture of meadows, abundant water and dense vegetation make this property ideal for wildlife. Additionally, numerous fruiting trees provide a natural source of high protein sustenance for the wildlife.  

Water: Located over the Gulf Coast Aquifer, groundwater is plentiful and high quality.  The improvements are serviced by a water well. There is a second water well, traditionally used for filling the pond near the house, and a third water well, formerly used for cattle. The second and third water wells are currently not in service.  

The property includes 2 small ponds and over 2000 ft. of Lavaca River frontage.



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Originally constructed circa 2003, the 2-story home was lovingly built to appear historic. Without knowing this, one would imagine the home has majestically sat atop this hill for the last 100 years. Built out of rough limestone, clad with a metal roof and wrapped with 2,200 sq. ft. of porches on both stories, you know the home is special even before setting foot inside. There are 4 bedrooms and 5 baths  in the approximately 4,796 sq. ft. home according to the Jackson County Appraisal District. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, as does the mudroom, which any mother or hunter will certainly appreciate!

Exquisitely finished by the current owners in 2019, the home has all the modern amenities one could imagine. Longleaf pine flooring throughout, high ceilings ranging from 9-ft. to 14-ft. and grand windows imparting ample natural light throughout the home.  Plus, high-speed fiber internet provides superb connectivity. Whether preparing a family meal in the spacious gourmet kitchen, watching the sunset from the expansive porches, absorbing the sunroom’s panoramic treehouse views, enjoying a fire in either of the 2 fireplaces or bathing in the master bath’s soaking tub while gazing out over the river valley, this home will surely welcome you & your guests for an extended stay.


The cedar barn is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, perfectly complementing the home and surroundings. Currently, half of the barn is utilized for equipment and the other half as a workshop. There is plenty of space for equipment and all of your ranch toys. The workshop could easily be transformed into a great party space. There is a bathroom and ample room for a bar, pool table, etc. 

Electricity: Electricity is provided by Jackson Electric Cooperative Inc.

Minerals: Property being sold as Surface Only; no minerals are being offered. There is no production or lease currently on the property.

Taxes:  The property is taxed at 1-D-1 Ag Value, where applicable. Annual taxes for 2019 were approximately $6,600 according to the Jackson County Appraisal District.

Showing: All showings must be scheduled at least 24-hrs in advance. Seller reserves the right to pre-qualify any potential buyers prior to a showing. 

Price: $1,390,000.00


Agent(s): Jason D. Hawn - Broker Associate
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