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Josh E Mehaffey
Josh E Mehaffey

Vista Valley Ranch

CR 518, Shive, Texas 76531 - Hamilton County
$2,250,000 306 Acres
4 beds 2 Bathrooms, 1 ½ Bathroom 2901 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 2685969


This property is a premier fully furnished and stocked, turn key high fenced game ranch. The setting of the ranch is absolutley picturesque. It lies at the end of a 1 mile privately owned drive in the southern edge of the Vista Mountains. The main part of the ranch is a huge valley that runs up into the mountains and has a beautiful clear water 7 acre lake that is stocked with bass, crappie and bream. A fabulous custom lodge sits just off of the lake with a concrete walk from the back porch to a covered pier. Both sides of the valley have drastic elevation changes with thick Oak and Black Walnut timber on the slopes and very thick Shinnery Oak cover once you get on top. The entire perimeter is high fenced with high tensil wire and steel post. The higher elevations offer fantasic views of the lake and lodge and the surrounding country. This ranch is surrounded by one of the largest ranches in Hamilton county.

The lodge was constructed in 2003 and 2004. It offers a rugged cut rock exterior with a huge wrap-around porch and an elegant Southwest Style interior. There are four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, huge country kitchen, loft with game area, extravagant elevated living area with wet bar and wood burning fireplace. No expenses were spaired during the construction, decorating or furnishing of this lodge. It features beautiful custom Pecan cabintes, a rustic cedar staircase, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, vaulted Russian Pine ceilings,lush carpeting and tile flooring and unique custom furniture. The walls are covered with trophy mounts of almost every kind.

The ranch is fully stocked with trophy animals that includes 200+ inch Whitetail genetics, Axis deer, Blackbuck Antelope, Scimitar Oryx and Audad. The hunting on the ranch the last few seasons has been very light and restricted to mostly management animals. The ranch is ready for a new owner to move in and start hunting this season. The animals have been protein fed and numbers have been managed leaving the browse on the ranch in excellent condition.

This ranch is being sold as an all inclusive turn key operation. The lodge is fully furnished including all furniture, appliances, animal mounts and custom dishes and linens. All equipment, feeders, blinds etc are also included.

There are all weather roads built throughout the ranch that allows easy access to the entire ranch. There are two very good trinity water wells. This property is set up for entertainment and offers almost every kind of recreation one could want. Please call for an appointment for a private tour of this fantastic Hill Country ranch.


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Josh E Mehaffey


915 N Hwy 281
Hamilton, TX 76531

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