Johnson City, Texas
Pendleton Point Ranch lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of northern Blanco County centrally located between Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio. The crown jewels of this ranch are the commanding, 360° panoramic views of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country offered by its majestic hills. Originally a component of the Glen Grote Ranch, this property has been completely restored and improved over the last two years with the creation of beautiful water features and extensive habitat improvements.
Location & Access
Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is a scenic 30-minute drive from the front gate. Central Austin is a 50-minute drive via US-281 & TX-71 and San Antonio is 1.5 hours away via US-281. The ranch sits along the north line of RR 1323 in Blanco County with 5,700’ or 1.08 miles of road frontage. The area is comprised of larger-sized recreational and ranching tracts with no development properties in sight. The property is surrounded by large ranches, the most prominent being the West Ranch at 8,624 ac along the northern boundary. The West Ranch is the largest, privately-owned contiguous ranch in Blanco County. Along the west boundary lies Grote family property which totals 634 ac and along the east boundary lies Sultemeier country totaling 1,813 ac. Across RR 1323 to the south lies a 778-ac high-fenced recreational hunting ranch.
At the heart of this ranch is a ribbon of continuous water, 0.35 miles long, featuring two prominent impoundments along the primary creek that runs north-south through the property. The first pond is 2.00 ac in size, is 40’ deep at full pool, and is fed by a natural, year-round spring. The second pond was enlarged, deepened, and a cascading, granite & sandstone-rock overflow was added in the center of the dam. This pond is approximately 1.10 ac in size and is 18’ deep at full pool. Three intermediate-sized pools that are 10-12’ deep which water can flow through, were also constructed and connect the first and second ponds. Both primary ponds have been sealed with 2-3’ of clay and each dam was constructed with a 10-12’ wide clay core.
Seasonal Creeks & Secondary Ponds
In addition to the primary creek where the water features lie, there are two other seasonal creeks which traverse the property. In the SW quad of the ranch, a sandstone-lined seasonal creek runs west-east for approximately 3,560’. Roughly in the middle of this drainage, a small 0.50 ac pond was constructed in a private, secluded area. The other seasonal creek lies in the SE quad of the ranch and runs for roughly 2,580’. This drainage system originates on Sultemeier country to the east and extends all the way to the south property boundary. Although no water impoundments have been constructed along this drainage, multiple pools of water can be found during wet periods at various points along the way. There is potential to create additional water features along either of these seasonal creeks. There is also a small stock pond that sits below Pendleton Point that catches water seeping out of the hill during periods when the water table is at capacity.
A new water well, located in the NW quad of the ranch near Pendleton Point was drilled in June 2017. The well was drilled to a depth of 423’, hitting water at 262’ with a yield of 25 GPM. Given the high elevation of the well head, water could be gravity fed to anywhere on the property. There is also an existing windmill well that sits in the center of the ranch. According to information etched into the concrete pad at the wellhead, the well was drilled on May 4, 1956, is 100’ deep, reaches water at 55’, and produces 5 GPM. The mechanics of the windmill have been refurbished and are in good working order.
Land & Wildlife
Pendleton Point Ranch exemplifies what a well-managed, diverse Texas Hill Country ranch should be. From the south boundary to roughly the middle of the property, the habitat consists of a slowly rising Post Oak Savannah, interspersed with Post Oak, Live Oak, Elm, and numerous natural openings. With deep, granite-based sandy loam soils, these openings would be ideal for the addition of seasonal food plots for the deer herd and other wildlife. The mid-section of the ranch, where the water features lie is a beautiful valley, dotted with Live Oak, Texas Persimmon, and native grasses, tucked below the two towering hills that sit on the north end of the property. The owner has carefully groomed the areas around the water creating a private, park-like feel. The upper-section of the ranch is dominated by two impressive hills that provide beautiful views of the valley and water below. Pendleton Point, which sits in the NW corner area of the property, is an ideal spot for a pergola with a fire pit to enjoy sunsets and panoramic views. The NE quad of the ranch, with its Spanish Oak and Ashe Juniper dotted hills, has been largely left untouched, except for a few new UTV trails. The owner intentionally left this area in its natural state to provide a sanctuary area for wildlife. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,450’ along the south boundary to 1,780’ at the summit of Pendleton Point. The ranch hosts a robust white-tailed deer herd that has been lightly hunted over the last three years. The property has also been supplemented with Axis Deer (3 bucks & 7 does), Blackbuck Antelope (3 bucks & 15 does), and Aoudad Sheep (2 rams & 7 ewes).
Fencing, Gates & Power
The entirety of the ranch’s boundary is high-fenced (8’) and is less than 1-year old. Corners, entrances, and low-water crossings are constructed of 3” & 4” steel pipe. The front gate providing access from RR 1323 is electric with a combination keypad for security. There is an additional gate providing access to RR 1323 at the SW corner of the ranch that is not electric. Power provided by Pedernales Electric Co-op (PEC) has been extended into the property for a short distance at the SW corner. There are no unsightly power lines running across the ranch.
One of the benefits of a large ranch is the variety and abundance of natural resources it provides. In the case of Pendleton Point Ranch, rich, red granite gravel sourced from the property was used to create a 3.4-mile primary road system that is built-up 18-48”. Additionally, 2.5-miles of secondary roads were created to provide access to many hidden, out-of-the-way spots.
Pendleton Point Ranch is a spectacular blank canvas ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. With an incredibly diverse and properly managed ecosystem, this is the kind of ranch that does not come along very often. Its combination of beautiful scenery, sculpted habitat, abundant water, and outstanding location are truly second to none.
PENDLETON POINT RANCH, as described herein (608.51 ac), is offered at $8,519,140 Cash or at Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Seller. The conditions of sale are as follows:
- Offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by 1.00% of the purchase price to the escrow account at Guardian Title Co. of Blanco, TX.
- All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Seller, absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the Ranch.
- The Seller will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a general or special warranty deed.
- The Seller will provide a current survey.
- Mineral rights which the Seller owns will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing.
- The 2017 ag-exempt property taxes were $766.06.