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163.5 acres in Jeff Davis County, Texas

Madera Hills Ranch FM 3870, Balmorhea, Texas 79718

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Details for Madera Hills Ranch FM 3870

County:Jeff Davis Type:Acreage w/House Acres:163.5
Address:Madera Hills Ranch FM 3870 City:Balmorhea State:Texas
Zip:79718 Price: Property Sold Status:Sold
Property ID: 1178674

Description of Madera Hills Ranch FM 3870


This 163.5 ac Equine Headquarters is just minutes off the highway yet you are tucked away in the rolling foothills of the Davis Mountains. The extensive facilities are excellent and tastefully done and it is ready for a new owner to just step into this jewel of West Texas. This a Horse owners dream place with high quality barn and stalls, turnouts, covered ridding arena, stud paddocks, hay barn, tool and storage barn and several homes. Madera Creek crosses the ranch and the Red Hills create some excellent topography and the views of the mountains that are nothing short of stunning. Excellent grasses and Chihuahuan Desert plants provide habitat not only for the native animals but for the people who visit there. There is a private drive into the headquarters which has easy access for horse trailers and visitors and the improvements were recently remodeled and are in excellent clean working condition.


The climate and soils support a climax vegetation of short and mid-grasses such as blue grama, side-oats grama, cane bluestem, black grama, tobossa and sprangletop to name a few. Madera Creek provides seasonal waters and a riparian habitat with desert willows and cottonwoods. There are incredible views of the Davis Mountains and the beautiful landscapes of the area.


Big mule deer, blue quail, and dove populations are tremendous and create great hunting opportunities. Native brush and grasses provide excellent habitat for these game species and many native birds and other non-game animals.


1 large pasture with large Horse trap and 3 large Paddocks near the improvements with new exterior fencing

1 Submersible well, pipelines, and watering system with reworked and painted storage tanks water distributed throughout the headquarters

Internal road system provides access throughout the ranch, excellent entrance and road to improvements

198x125 Covered Arena with caliche base and angulated sand footing, guttered for future rain catchment system

1 120x48 Horse Barn and Bunkhouse with 16 indoor outdoor stalls. 2 wash stalls, Vet chute, kitchen/office, bathroom, and screened dining porch, two bunk rooms, tack room, feed room and large hay storing area.

1 24x72 outdoor horse barn w/6 stalls & tack room

1 28x 32 tool garage and workshop with concrete floor and electricity

2 Separate Stud paddocks with covered protected area

1 large covered hay barn with walled carport area for equipment

1 permanent round pen

2 fenced, improved grass fields with berms

1,300 sq ft Ranch House, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Adobe house remodeled nicely for an owners home or Foremans home. Great porches, new ceiling fans and insulation with updated wiring.

1,400 sq. ft. Stucco 1Bd 1Ba Cottage with kitchen, living room and screen porch that faces the mountains. New glass windows on porch. Rock wall around yard.

Extensive native landscaping creating wonderful outdoor spaces.

All furniture can be purchased separately.


Both sides of Madera Creek. The local water well contractors from Balmorhea describe this area as having great groundwater resources. The Large Well near the Arena supplies water for the houses and improvements and has huge production potential and is very high quality.


8 miles west of Balmorhea on improved deeded road off Fm Rd 3870 with easy access to IH-10. Ranch is just minutes to Balmorhea State Park and San Solomon Springs
and its crystal clear waters.


Barn Information
Living Quarters
Wash Rack
Water to Barn

Present Use

Lot Description
Horses Permitted

Property Type

Fenced for Horses

Proposed Use
Residential Single

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