BVR Hilltop Ranch -
The BVR Hilltop Ranch sits on one of the highest hills in the area, and the rolling topography offers picturesque views. On a clear day, you can see the tops of skyscrapers in downtown Austin way off in the distance. The ranch offers an intricate trail system that traverses the rolling hills. These trails are great for riding, hiking, and ATVing. Sitting at the end of Dunnyland lane, the ranch feels very private, tucked back in the hills near Pettytown, Texas.
The 196 acres is located at the end of Dunnyland lane. Dunnyland is a recorded 30 ft wide easement access roughly 7,120 ft from the public road to the ranch gate. The ranch is approximately 45 minutes from Austin, 1 hr 15 mins from San Antonio, and 2 hours from Houston.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The highest hill sits close to 670 feet above sea level, the cabin perched on top of it with 180-degree views of the surrounding valleys and hills. There are four distinct hills on the property ranging from 590 feet to 670 feet above sea level. The bottom country near the wet weather creek is about 540 feet above sea level.
Most of the property is wooded with intricate trail systems cut throughout, creating a great feel as you travel around the ranch.
The wildlife species that can be found on the ranch include whitetail deer, turkey, dove, and other vermin.
The cabin has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, and a living room/dining room. The county CAD has it measured at 576 sq. ft. Next door, there is a tuff shed with a living room and loft with bunk beds. The county CAD has it measured at 240 sq. ft. Additionally, a pole barn on a cliche pad is 600 sq. ft. for storing UTVs and tractors.
There are three ponds on the property, and Upper Elm Creek is located on the northeast back corner. It is a wet weather creek that has several pools of water when it is not flowing.
There is a water well that services the cabin. It is capable of 25gpm and is 735 feet deep.
A portion of the property was originally granted to James M. Petty in May of 1873. James is believed to be one of the children of John & Elizabeth Dawson Petty, who established the little town of Pettytown, Texas. The hills on the ranch are full of stories. The owner has found some arrowheads over the years.