Welcome to the Maravillas Creek Ranch, previously known as the legendary Stillwell Ranch, dating back to the early 1900’s that is rich in history with picturesque mountains and valleys of the Chihuahuan Desert. The ranch offers excellent hunting, ranching and recreational opportunities.
This is a gateway into Big Bend National Park and the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area~ Offering enhanced recreational development and income opportunities.
ACREAGE~ 6,000+/- OR 3,000+/- acres all deeded land located in South Brewster County adjacent to Big Bend National Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area.
LOCATION & ACCESS~ The Maravillas Creek 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 Maravillas Creek Ranch Headquarters. FM 2627 continues on past the ranch to a 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 traverses through the heart of the ranch from West to East for approximately 4 miles. Maravillas Creek is a major drainage that begins approximately forty miles north that frequently overflows large areas along the drainage through the ranch caused by large rains to the North that provide above average moisture for native grasses and browse in the valley and flats for livestock and wildlife.
IMPROVEMENTS~ The Maravillas Creek 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 6,000+/- acres remaining in the ranch.
VEGETATION~ The rolling gravelly hills are predominantly creosote bush, stool, variety of yucca, with burr0-grass, gramma grasses, fluff grass, and several varieties of trident. 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 brush, 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 two wells via a pipeline and trough system, and several earthen tanks. One well is 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, blue scaled quail, mourning and white wing dove during migration. It’s rich calcareous soils produce an abundance od 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 received 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 private 40ft easement to one property owner through the ranch to it’s 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~ $450.00 per Acre for All 6,000 Acres OR $475.00 per Acre for 3,000 Acres
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 from the market without notice. Carpenter Real Estate is the Exclusive Listing Agency for this property.