The Little Devils Beaver Dam Ranch in eastern Kimble and southern Mason Counties has been in the same Schreiner family for over 125 years. It was divided among the family on July 1, 2014. The property is very marketable and the other family members sold their parts to three different buyers within about eight months after the division. The property is 15 miles northwest of Harper and has good access on RR 385. The property is about 100 miles from San Antonio or Austin. It is about 35 miles from Junction, Mason, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville. These towns have all needed services. Fredericksburg with its numerous restaurants and shops is an easy commute for lunch or dinner. The property is less than 2 miles west of the Gillespie county line.
This tract has approximately 3,700 acres and about 1.3 miles of the perennial Little Devils River running through it. The river runs without interruption except for short periods during extreme droughts such as the 1950s and the recent drought. There is one good spring in the river which to the owners knowledge, has never stopped running. The river is easily accessible with gently inclined banks through the entire length. There is one large pool, Beaver Dam, on the river which has not been dry during the owners lifetime. Large live oak, elm, pecan, Spanish oak, mesquite, cedar, and cottonwood trees are present along the river and in the balance of the property. Shrubs primarily consist of persimmon, agarita, white brush, and some purple sage.
The property consists of approximately 40% hills and canyons and 60% gently rolling land. There are four good water wells (three submersible pumps and one windmill) and an extensive pipeline system on the property. There is electric service to several locations on the property. Elevations range from 1,685 feet to over 2,100 feet. The views of this property and the surrounding countryside from the easily accessed hill tops are beautiful and unique. The numerous canyons are varied and scenic. The sandy loam soils are not muddy shortly after a rain. Game includes deer, turkey, quail, doves, ducks, hogs, and predators. When a deer census was made by Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel, they commented that these were the biggest deer in Kimble County. The property has been rotationally grazed and brush control work has been carried out over the years. There is a good balance of open area and native brush throughout the ranch. The land is in excellent condition.
The property is being shown and sold by owner. The buyers licensed broker will be protected. The asking price is $3,500.00 per acre or $12,950,000.00. The final acreage is contingent upon the survey of the division line and computation of the final acreage. The owner owns one-third of the minerals and one-sixth of the minerals are negotiable. There is an adjoining tract containing 3,000 acres that can be purchased with this property. The owner will provide a current survey and basic title insurance. A historic dipping vat is located on the property and it will not be remedied by seller. A copy of the existing phase one environmental report will be provided by seller. The property is served by both the Harper and Mason Independent School Districts. The property qualifies for agricultural valuation.
The information provided is accurate to the best of owners knowledge but is not a representation or warranty. This information is an invitation to negotiate and is not an offer that can be acted on or accepted by anyone. There can be no binding contract absent a definitive agreement executed by all parties. The property will be sold as is.
The property is a unique large ranch with both sides of a substantial perennial river in this part of Texas. It is an excellent property for hunting, water recreation, agricultural pursuits and investment.
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