Brewster County

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Price: $4,950,000
Acreage: 6,492 Acres

ACREAGE~ 6,492+/- acres all deeded land located in South Brewster County adjacent to Big Bend National Park and Black Gap Management Area.

LOCATION & ACCESS~ The Stillwell Ranch is located approximately 52 miles south of Marathon, Texas accessed by traveling south from Marathon on State Highway 385 for 42 miles, then by FM 2627 for 7 miles to Stillwell Ranch Headquarters, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Museum.  FM 2627 continues on past the ranch to the small mining village of La Linda on the Rio Grande River once a port of entry into Mexico, which is now closed.

TERRAIN & VEGETATION~ The ranch terrain varies from a nice combination of calcareous and non-calcareous soils on igneous rolling hills and broad overflow flats of light colored shallow to deep gravelly calcareous soils in the valley and flats.  Maravillas Creek is a major drainage that begins approximately forty miles north that frequently overflows large areas along the grainage through the ranch caused by large rains to the north that provide abouve average moisture for the native grasses and browse in the valleys and flats for livestock and wildlife.

IMPROVEMENTS~ The Stillwell Ranch along FM 2627 was developed into a popular historical tourist attraction and serves as a close access point into Big Bend National Park.  Over the years, the original headquarters home and 15,000 acres were sold off, leaving 6,492+/- acres remaining in the ranch.  The improvements now on the ranch include:

  1.  A 2,275+/- Sq. Ft. General Store providing food, drinks, ice, fuel, rock shop and souvenirs.
  2. The Hallie Stillwell Museum (all adobe) building with 3,816 Sq. Ft. displaying historical records, pictures, furniture and artifacts of the Roy and Hallie Stillwell lifetime.
  3. Approximately 7 full service RV hook-ups with50 AMP service, modern restroom facilities with shower, washateria, sewer dump station and approximately 60+/- RV spots with electric services for campers or self-contained RV’s, and approximately 8 horse stalls.
  4. Ranch house having approximately 1,000 Sq. Ft. with one bedroom, 3/4 bath with tile shower, living/dining area, spacious kitchen and carport.
  5. Manager’s Quarters is a manufactured home with 1,330+/- Sq. Ft.
  6. Numerous small out buildings for shop, storage, etc.
  7. 2,200 Ft. natural surface runway.  Needs blading before further use.

VEGETATION~ The rolling gravelly hills are predominantly creosote bush, stool, variety of yucca, with Burro-grass, chino gramma, fluff grass, and several varieties of tridents.  The valley floor or flat land has deeper soils and host a huge variety of grasses such as wild Bermuda grass, blue, hairy, and sideoats gramma, Johnson grass and a host of native weeds and flowering plants.  Mesquite, white bush, apache plum, tassajillo cacti, yuccas and dagger are prominent in the valleys.  All of which provide excellent habitat for both wildlife, livestock, dove, quail and other native wildlife species.

WATER~ The ranch and building improvements are watered by three wells via a pipeline and trough system, and several earthen tanks.  The well at the headquarters store, museum, and RV park is equipped with a submersible pump approximately120 Ft and equipped with windmill and storage.  Another well is located in the heart of the ranch that is approximately 90 Ft and equipped with a windmill and solar buster pump furnishing water to several water troughs via pipeline.

WILDLIFE~ This area of southern Brewster County is well noted for it’s trophy desert mule deer, scaled blue quail, morning and white wing dove during migration.  It’s rich calcareous soils produce an abundance of ideal natural browse, seed and habitat.  This ranch is qualified and under a Wildlife Management Development (MLD) program for the Desert Mule Development.  The current owner only allows three mature bucks taken each year.

MINERALS~ All fee minerals have been reserved by previous owners.  There are three sections (approximately 1,920 acres) of State Mineral Classified land.  These are minerals owned by the state but managed by the surface owner.  If the minerals are leased, the surface owner receives 1/2 of the income generated by the lease during that surface owner ownership.  These minerals may not be reserved by the surface owner if the surface is sold.

EASEMENTS & IN-HELD TRACTS~ There is a rivate 40 Ft easement to one property owner through the ranch to it’sp east boundary, seldom used.  There are also seven separately owned in-held parcels scattered over the ranch totaling approximately 230+/- acres that have not been visited for years by the owner.  These parcels should be purchased, if given the opportunity.

PRICE~ $4,950,000 Total ($762.00 Per Acre)

NOTE~ Texas Law requires that an “Information About Brokerage Services” be submitted with the presentation and a copy is attached hereto.  All information was gathered from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.  All information herein is subject to error, omission, price change, and or withdrawal fro the market without notice.  Carpenter Real Estate is the Exclusive Listing Agency for the property.


All Information is to be Used as Reference Only, is Not Guaranteed & is Subject to Change.

Contact Agents:
John W. Carpenter, Owner/Broker

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