Wyatt Ranches desires to sell this acreage and use the proceeds to acquire more acreage closer to their other ranch divisions in South Texas and consummate a Tax Free Exchange.
LOCATION~ The entrance to the ranch is located 31 miles west of Marfa, TX, 2 miles east of Valentine, TX, and approx. 26 miles west from Fort Davis, TX. The entrance has an attractive landscaped Spanish style gate house, manned during the daylight hours for visitor and guest registration and check in.
HEADQUARTER IMPROVEMENTS~ The headquarters, Camp Chinati, is an attractive compound with four Spanish style homes with arched faced covered porches. One residence serves as Camp Chinati’s office and owner’s quarters. One residence is for guests and two residences are for the ranch foreman and employees. Each home is in new condition and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with an attractive large landscaped covered porch along the entire front of each home. Water is furnished by a strong water well with submersible pump and water storage.
Also located at the headquarters is a new 40ft X60ft structural steel barn on a slab with skylights as well as electric ceiling lighting, 220 volt service, and interior saddle and tool room. The south side has an attached 20ft X 60ft hay and heavy equipment garage and the east side has a 20ft X 60ft covered parking for trailers and equipment. There is also a large overhead silo for handling of bulk cattle feed that will remain with the ranch.
WATER SYSTEM~ The El Paseo de San Antonio Ranch is perhaps one of the best watered ranches in West Texas. The ranch is well watered by two solar powered wells and two with electric submersible pumps. The water is distributed via an extensive pipeline system to strategically placed cisterns and water troughs in all pastures, traps and each of the corrals as well as numerous earthen tanks providing excellent water during the rainy season.
CARRYING CAPACITY~ This ranch has consistently and conservatively been operated for decades by previous owners as a 500 to 550 animal unit ranch depending on rainfall and the owner’s preference in stocking rate and pasture management. The ranch is currently stocked with approx. 500+/- Brangus cross cattle. No livestock or rolling equipment to be conveyed with this sale.
PASTURES AND CORRALS~ The ranch is well divided into 6 major pastures and numerous traps and holding lots. Over the years the ranch has been fenced with combination barbed wire on cedar or railroad tie post, other with barbed wire over net wire, and two newer cross fences with five strand barbed wire on steel post.
There is a large set of shipping and working corrals with loading chute in the heart of the ranch with seven paddocks, long alley, expensive steel paneled circular chute with squeeze chute. The corrals are currently being improved as time allows.
TERRAIN~ The terrain of the ranch varies from broad tobosa grass and grama grass flats with deep soils and shallow overflow draws on the west 1/2 of the ranch changing to grama grass covered rolling hills and draws to broad shallow canyons and volcanic outcroppings and scenic low mountainous terrain on the east 1/2 of the ranch along the Scenic Loop Highway.
WILDLIFE~ The El Paseo de San Antonio Ranch has always been operated primarily as an operating cattle ranch with little emphasis on hunting. However, it offers exceptional hunting for blue quail, mourning and whitewing dove hunting during migrations. the ranch offers hunting for desert mule deer, pronghorn antelope, aoudad sheep, and predators. The ranch also offers recreational opportunities and enjoyment for four-wheeling, photography of landscapes, plant life, and native and migratory birds and raptors.
MINERALS~ Seller to convey one-half of the minerals and royalty he owns under this ranch but makes no guarantees or warranty as to the amount owned. There are five whole or partial survey sections of State Mineral Classified Minerals land reserved unto the State of Texas where surface owner and state participate to 50/50.
TAXES~ 2017 property taxes were $10,834,66
PRICE~ The list price is $1,495 PER ACRE ($33,076,441.45) to be paid in full at closing.
NOTE~ This property is offered exclusively by John W. Carpenter, Broker & Owner of Carpenter Real Estate, PO Box 25, Alpine, TX 79831. All information herein was obtained by an onsite inspection and from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed, is subject to error, omission, price change or withdrawal from the market without notice. This broker represents the Seller. See Information About Brokerage Services.