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Medina Vista Ranch - Medina County, TX

The Medina Vista Ranch is an exceptional high fenced ranch in Medina County, Texas and offers the new owner wildlife management, hunting, other recreational and agricultural opportunities. The ranch has exceptionally beautiful topography and consistent with its location where south Texas meets the hill country, the ranch exhibits a variety of habitats supporting a wide array of wildlife. The ranch has fantastic, nearly new, residential and ranching improvements allowing the new owner immediate use of ranch. Importantly, this ranch is conveniently located just 38 minutes from Downtown San Antonio!

Location: The ranch entrance is an 11.5 mile drive from Hwy 90, north of Castroville. The property is located west of the town of Rio Medina on paved County Road 366.

Terrain: There is tremendous relief on this ranch with over 135’ of elevation changes from the bottom of the draws to the top of the ridges. Views are incredible from many vantage points on the ranch. The majority of the ranch is covered in native brush with a great variety of typical South Texas brush such as Kidneywood, Guajillo, Hogplum, and Persimmon along with many other species. The ranch is covered with many tree species including Live Oaks, Bull Mesquite, Hackberries, giant Mountain Laurels, and Cedar Elms and some larger Juniper. There are three drainages through the property (Opossum Creek, Yellow Creek and another unnamed tributary of yellow Creek) that offer excellent sites for larger lake development. At the entrance of the ranch there is an open field of about 60 acres that is covered in lush native grasses and forbs.

Wildlife Management & Hunting: The ranch was high fenced in 2014 and is in the early stages of a genetic enhancement whitetail program (ranch has a 2 acre soft release pen in place). In addition, the ranch’s habitats are home quail, turkey, dove, feral hogs and other species. The pasture areas may also be planted in wildlife attracting crops or simply manipulated to promote native forbs for enhanced hunting opportunity. The owner reports that the 2014 Dove hunting was extraordinary! 6 Hunting Blinds and 6 broadcast feeders included in asking price.

Improvements: The headquarters area is located about ¾ mile from the front gate. It includes the following improvements: 

  • A 2BR, 2BA customized, high quality, masonry enhanced, modular home with custom porches front and back. The home is nearly new.
  • An adjacent location with spectacular views has been cleared for potential additional home.
  • There is covered parking for main home and paved driveway for home, and barns.
  • A custom barn with covered porch. It has both conditioned and non-conditioned spaces separated into 6 distinct storage and work areas currently set up as follows:
    • Game cleaning, hanging and walk in cooler,
    • Tack room,
    • Kids toys/bikes storage,
    • Ranch vehicle storage
    • Air-conditioned storage
    • Air-conditioned office/workshop/playroom with bathroom.
  • Equipment barn, 3 sided with a secure feed storage room.
  • High Fenced perimeter.
  • Interior 2.4 acre high fenced soft release pen.
  • Custom Entrance gate and automatic opener.
  • The main road from the gate to the headquarters and continuing on to a location near the center of the ranch is paved.

Water: Domestic and ranch operations water is supplied by a connection to Yancey Water Supply Corporation. In addition, the ranch currently has two nice stock tanks, one on Opossum Creek and the other on Yellow Creek that consistently hold water. The owner has a plan in hand (with some preliminary work complete) to build a 10-15 acre lake on the Yellow Creek drainage that he will share with the buyer. In addition, there is the potential for an additional significant water development project on the Opossum Creek drainage as well as smaller projects in a few other locations.

Other: Main home furnishings, barn furnishings and ranch rolling stock and other mobile equipment are negotiable, but are not included in the asking price. Other personal property located at headquarters area to be retained by seller.

Minerals: Seller to convey all of seller’s owned minerals associated with Property.

Medina Vista Ranch

Medina County, TX

657± Acres


Property Sold
Apr 23rd, 2015
$3,777,750 (Asking Price)