455 acres in Llano County, Texas
More than a billion years ago tectonic plates collided and pushed the granite upward, exposing very
old rocks from deep within the earthâs mantle forming the Llano Uplift. Precambrian igneous and
metamorphic rocks that are deeply buried under other rocks in the rest of Texas are exposed. The
interesting and dramatic topography of this ranch is due to its location in the part of this geological
wonder known locally as the âBaby Head Mountainsâ.
The delight begins with a very scenic drive along the Little Llano River on paved County Road 226 for less
than 4 miles to the ranch entrance. Then the ranch roads wind along seasonal creeks, through heavy to
moderate tree cover of oak, elm, juniper, mesquite, native brush and some cactus, up steep passes, and
across pastures. Access to the deep canyons and draws are best made on foot or horseback. The views
of the rock bluffs or distant vistas are exceptional.
The same family has owned the ranch for many years, therefore it has not been surveyed or had any title
searches done to determine the mineral interests owned. The actual acreage to be conveyed is thought to
be between 450 and 490 acres but will have to be determined by a new survey; and all the mineral
interests owned by the sellers will be conveyed.
Water comes from at least one spring and three wells. One is not currently used, one has an old windmill
that needs to be reworked, and the third is in use with submersible pump. There are several ponds on
the ranch that currently have very little or no water in them due to the drought conditions experienced
over the last couple of years. Some of the creek draws may be suitable for the construction of dams to
make large ponds by capturing run-off water.
The east end of the ranch is unfenced, the south side if high-fenced, low-fenced on the north and west.
The west fence needs to be rebuilt or replaced for about ¾ mile.
Large live oak trees surround an old ranch house near the county road. An old barn and some other older
outbuildings are the only improvements.
All types of hill country game and wildlife inhabit the rugged terrain making it a very good hunting ranch!
Unusual rock formations, one of the oldest and largest wild grapevines in Texas, and old silver mines are
a few features that make this ranch even more unique.
But why call it the Sleeping Beauty Ranch? Because even though it is an awesome ranch year round,
when Spring arrives to deliver the magical âkissâ of rain and sunshine, the entire ranch is transformed into
a Texas Hill Country Beauty. Water splashes and tumbles through the rocks in the creeks forming pools
and waterfalls. Acres and acres of wild bluebonnets spill among the trees and delicately perfume the air.
The music of many different kinds of birds competing for attention with their songs pleases the soul.
Anybody lucky enough to witness this transformation in person will be at risk of becoming forever
charmed by the experience.
Dare you to find out for yourself! Call today. We love to show it!
Cindy Prater - Listing Broker