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Mark K. Harman
Mark K. Harman
Anders Realty

Cottonwood Spring Ranch

4798 Willow City Loop, Willow City, Texas 78675 - Gillespie County
$2,067,200 258.40 Acres
Property ID 3156210


LOCATION: This beautiful ranch is located 4.8 miles from Willow City on the famous Willow City Loop about 20 miles from booming Fredericksburg. This is THE iconic Texas Hill Country scenic drive! The private two-lane Ranch Road winds for 13 miles through some of the oldest most unique geology in central Texas through canyons carved by picturesque Coal Creek, and over hill tops where the views are stunning.

WATER: CSR contains about 2,700 both sides of crystal clear Coal Creek! There are two higher elevation springs and two small ponds. This ranch has been in the same family since 1962 and per the seller the springs have never gone dry. The backdrop of steep slopes and hardwoods is reminiscent of a Rocky Mt. setting providing what appears to be a good opportunity to impound water.

There is one water well on site providing for the cabin.

LAND: Dramatic topography and scenery are hallmarks of this awesome offering, which flows down valleys from a peak of 1,652, to a low point of 1,178 behind the cabin area known as Ship Hollow. This location features a seasonal creek which feeds into Coal Creek. One of the valleys was tastefully cleared some years ago resulting in a manicured look that allows one to easily see the abundant quantity and quality of wildlife found here. This includes whitetail deer, aoudad sheep, turkey and feral hogs.

Vegetation includes awesome heritage liveoaks, Spanish oaks, cedar elm, mesquite, cedar and other diverse hardwoods. Cover is regarded as superior for wildlife habitat and viewing, and a good road system allows for excellent penetration of most areas of the ranch. Texas mountain laurel, agarita and persimmon are the primary shrubs, and a good mix of native grasses, weeds and flowers add to diversity. Soils are generally sandy loams.

IMPROVEMENTS: Two rustic but clean cabins will sleep upwards of 6 total, and the compound is graced with a nice outdoor area for a fire pit and cooking areas, overlooking a field at the mouth of the valley. The ranch is perimeter fenced.

SUMMARY: If you seek a medium sized, investment-grade recreational ranch located in the most beautiful Texas Hill Country setting, about 20 minutes from Fredericksburg, put Cottonwood Spring Ranch on your short list. The combination of secluded yet accessible location, spectacular scenery, excellent hunting, creeks and springs result in a unique and rare offering for the discriminating Hill Country buyer.

FINANCIAL/TITLE: Listing price is $8,000/acre. Sellers will provide current survey and basic title insurance. All minerals owned will convey. The site is served Central Texas Electric Coop. The property is located in Fredericksburg ISD, and 2015 ag-exempt taxes were $1,244.28. A grazing lease is presently in place with a neighbor which can be terminated upon a sale if desired.

The information contained herein has been diligently assembled and is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Seller, express or implied, and is subject to change, prior sale, errors and/or omissions and withdrawal from market. Buyers must verify accuracy of representations on their own, as well as investigate potentially pertinent natural attributes, laws and regulations, and draw their own conclusions regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose. Viewing appointments scheduled with Anders Realty staff only.


Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Anders Realty.


From Fredericksburg travel N on HWY 16 about 13 miles to RR 1323. Right to Willow City. Left 4.8 miles on Willow City Loop to subject ranch situated on both sides of the loop.

Financing Options

Mortgage Options
Conventional Mortgage


Barn Information
Tack Room

Cattle Working Pen
Fenced for Cattle

Property Tax Exemption

Road Frontage Desc

Overhead Utilities


Number of Stock Tanks (water under 1 acre)

Property Type

Sandy Loam


Whitetail Deer

Present Use

Proposed Use
Residential Single

Special Notes
Survey Available

Type of Fence
Barbed Wire

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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Mark K. Harman

Anders Realty

609 North Llano Suite B.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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