Pony Creek Ranch can only be described as magic! This 460 +/- AC property is the “heart of the melon” of a larger ranch that has been in the same family for four decades. Just outside Glen Rose, and an easy drive from the DFW Metroplex, with frontage on two named creeks, a residential compound overlooking two lakes, surrounded by large hills and costal Bermuda pastureland, this scenic property is truly one of a kind.
Location: The property lies just northwest of Glen Rose, an hour southwest of Fort Worth and 1.5 hours southwest of Dallas via Highway 67. It is off a discreet county road, just over the Somervell county line in eastern Erath County.
Land: Enjoy the diversity of a property normally enjoyed on much larger ranches. Incredible long views from the hill tops, plenty of trees and habitat for the numerous animals that call Pony Creek home, fertile bottom land with lush fields of Costal Bermuda, lakes and creeks, it has it all. The property is fenced and cross fenced for rotating livestock. It has a perimeter high fence and breeding pens in the interior of the property.
Improvements: The ranch has a long list of improvements, but the centerpiece is a large custom lodge (that encompasses three 150 year old cabins) perfect for entertaining. There are numerous outdoor areas around the house and compound including a private patio with stone fireplace, and several porches overlooking the irrigated grounds, two lakes and surrounding valley. Adjacent to the lodge are four restored historic log cabins, swimming pool and spa, a large pavilion complete with two bars, two fireplaces and a full kitchen.
There is a hand made chapel built of 150 year old re-claimed wood on the highest hilltop overlooking the valley with 20 to 30 mile views, as well as other log cabins set up around the property for quite respites. A second compound, not far from the main lodge, is comprised of three historic log cabins and was originally set up for children and grandchildren to have a “camp experience” and spend the night while at the ranch. A managers house is located near the service entrance, and near several equipment barns.
Water: There are two named creeks, Pony Creek and Sycamore Creek on the property. The property features over 2.5 miles of frontage on both sides of Pony Creek. The compound overlooks two nice sized lakes with plenty of fish. A waterfall feature exists near the house on the creek and can ben enjoyed from a pleasant stone sitting area near the waterfall. Several low water crossings and spillways exist in various areas along the creek. Some of the spillways have created some incredible swimming holes. Annual rain fall in the area is approximately 35 inches. Water wells service the main residence, surrounding cabins, and manager’s house.
Terrain/Topography: This property has incredibly diverse terrain ranging from the iconic Texas hill country terrain as well as bottom land for cultivated pasture currently used for food plots. There are approximately 200 +/- FT of elevation changes on the ranch. The highest point of elevation on the property is on the eastern boundary at 1,030 +/- FT above Sea Level. The lowest point on the property is approximately 830 +/- FT above sea level along the banks of Pony Creek in the center of the property. Variety of soils on the ranch including Brackett-Purves complex, Frio clay loam, Bosque loam, Purves-Dugout complex, and Maloterre soils.
Recreation/Hunting: The entire property has a perimeter hig fence for game. There are various species of wildlife including trophy Whitetail deer, Axis deer, Fallow deer, elk, Grevy’s Zebra, Grant’s Zebra, Ostrich, Blackbuck, Watusi, Wildebeest, Gemsbok, Addax, Aoudad Sheep. Many of the deer are so friendly they will meet you at the front porch to be fed by hand. Animals are included with the sale of the ranch.
Income Potential: With the close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, this property could be a weekend retreat, year round residence, hunting and fishing retreat, or rented out for weddings, reunions, and other corporate events.
Furniture/Equipment: This is a turn key sale with much of the ranch equipment and furnishings in the lodge and cabins included with the sale of the property.
Minerals: Owners own a substantial portion of the minerals and will convey some with an appropriate offer.
This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Harlan Ray & David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Buyer’s 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 the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior scheduling a showing