Prochnow Branch Ranch - Hays County, Dripping Springs, TX

Prochnow Branch Ranch presents an incredible opportunity in the heart of Hays County. Encompassing 234+/- acres along a paved county road, this ranch offers a unique opportunity for both an end user or an investor.  With exceptional views, mature hardwoods, a seasonal creek with spring-fed grottos, and a small pond, Prochnow Branch Ranch provides a private setting with rural character in a region experiencing exponential growth offering endless possibilities within a short distance of the wonderful town of Dripping Springs.

Investment Aspects

In addition to its possibilities for an end user, the ranch also offers many opportunities for an investor. With extensive county road frontage and being located outside of any city’s jurisdiction or ETJ, this property offers endless possibilities for residential or commercial development ventures. The land is unrestricted, except for mobile homes and RV parks, which are prohibited until the year 2047. Divided into three 80-acre parcels, each with its own extensive county road frontage and unique land attributes, the property presents a unique opportunity for immediate equity for an investor.

The southwest extension of FM 150 has been proposed to run along the northern property boundary, potentially brining further development opportunities to the area. While the timing and viability of the extension is unknown at this time, this planning reflects the city’s anticipation of where growth is headed in Dripping Springs.


Located at the intersection of Prochnow and Pursley Road in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas, Prochnow Branch Ranch is conveniently situated just 8-miles southwest of the intersection of Ranch Road 12 and Highway 290 in Dripping Springs. Additionally, it is just 30 miles from downtown Austin, and 70 miles from San Antonio, offering easy access to major urban centers and international airports.

The property has 2,675+/- feet of paved county maintained road frontage on Prochnow Road. Prochnow Branch Ranch is zoned to the highly rated Dripping Springs Independent School District.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The topography on the property ranges from approximately 1,240 feet to 1,320 feet providing good Hill Country views throughout. Featuring extensive areas of level or gently sloping land providing ample usable terrain, with a narrow strip of steep slopes approaching the wet-weather tributary that quickly reaches Onion Creek on the neighboring property to the North.

Characteristic of the Texas Hill Country, Prochnow Branch Ranch showcases an abundance of centuries-old live oaks, Texas Red Oaks, Ashe Juniper, and cedar elms, forming a picturesque tapestry of diverse vegetation.


In addition to white-tailed deer, turkey, wild hogs, and other wildlife typical of the Hill Country, a wide array of migratory birds can be seen on the property depending on the time of year.


An adequate number of cattle are kept on the property to maintain the 1-D-1 agricultural tax valuation, thereby minimizing holding costs.


Improvements on the property include a 1,435-square-foot historic stone house, believed to be the original Prochnow home, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Additionally, there are two existing water wells, both located near the home, along with an existing septic system and Pedernales Electric service to the structure. The property is perimeter fenced and there are two gated driveways on Prochnow Road. Additionally, the ranch currently features several hiking trails, facilitating excellent accessibility throughout the property, and the upper portions of the ranch can be accessed by a 4WD vehicle. Water troughs and fencing are already in place for light cattle grazing in order to maintain the agricultural valuation.


A wet-weather tributary to Onion Creek meanders from southwest to northeast on the property for approximately 4,345 feet, featuring multiple fern-lined spring-fed grottos and a 1/4-acre pond near the northern property boundary. The ranch is minimally impacted by the 100-year floodplain, with only 11 acres affected near the northern property boundary along the natural drainage.


Pedernales Electric Cooperative service is provided to the stone house on the ranch and is available along the Prochnow Road frontage.

Prochnow Branch Ranch

Hays County, Dripping Springs, TX

234± Acres