The Barreno Ranch is in the heart of the Highlands of Texas, being only 13 miles south of Marfa, Texas & reknown for it’s prime grama grasses, cool climate, & panoramic vistas. The ranch offers a nice small ranch home totally off the power grid, four wells, six pastures & several traps. This is a very nice cattle ranch with open flat land, scenic rolling hills & shallow rough canyons. Hunt Pronghorn Antelope, Desert Mule Deer, Scaled Blue Quail & Dove. A beautiful ranch with a nice diversity of terrain.
ACREAGE~ This pretty ranch contains 6,880+/- acres of all deeded land.
LOCATION~ The ranch is located only 13 miles south of Marfa, TX be traveling south on highway 67 towards Presidio, TX. The ranch has three miles of Highway 67 frontage.
IMPROVEMENTS~ There is a nice modern 3 bdrm/1 bath home less than a 1/2 mile off Highway 67. The home is completely off the power grid, furnished by a combination of solar, wind, & propane power. Electricity service is less than 1/2 mile from the home. Other improvements include (2) car carport, (1) car carport, and (2) shipping containers (used for a workshop with electricity, for solar batteries & equipment storage).
TERRAIN~ This is a scenic ranch with a large open overflow valley near the headquarters & then gentle to rolling hills & shallow to rough canyons on the eastern 1/3 of the ranch. All of this is easily accessed by ranch & hunting roads.
PASTURES & CORRALS~ The ranch is nicely divided into six pastures & well fenced with no fences over 15 years old. There is a set of working corrals in the heart of the ranch & two smaller sets of holding pens.
WATER SYSTEM~ The ranch is well watered by (4) wells via an extensive pipeline, cisterns & trough system. (1) well is a solar pump & the other (3) wells are by windmill.
VEGETATION~ The ranch has a heavy turf of predominately Blue Grama, Hairy Grama, Sideoats Grama, Blue Stem & Tabosa Grass in the flats & valley. The rolling hills on the north-northwest have a good turf of Blue Grama, Black Grama, Sideoats Grama, Hairy Grama, with sparse scattering of Red Berry Juniper Trees. The rolling more gravelly & volcanic hills in the southeast quarter of the ranch have a sparcer ground cover of Black Grama, Needle Grass, Sand Muley Grass, & Tabosa Grass. The gravelly & rocky rolling hills & canyons along the east boundary have scatter cover of Twin Thorn Acacia Brush, Greasewood, some Mesquite & Catclaw with Hackberry Trees in several canyon bottoms.
CARRYING CAPACITY~ The ranch should comfortably carry from 180 to 200+ animal units during average rainfall years of approximately 15 to 17 inches.
WILDLIFE & HUNTING~ This ranch has both desert mule deer & pronghorn antelope, & receives (1) antelope permit per year, yet more may be available in the future. The ranch also provides excellent hunting for blue quail as well as dove/duck during migration.
MINERALS~ No fee minerals are being conveyed with this sale. There are approximately 4,140 acres of State Mineral Classified Sections.
EXISTING LEASES~ The ranch is currently under a grazing lease. There is also a Mineral Lease for 5 years on the fee minerals with 4 years left on the lease. The conveyance of the ranch shall be subject to the existing Mineral Lease.
EASEMENTS~ There are (2) existing easements running through the west side of the ranch from the north to south boundary. One easements is an electrical transmission line & the other is a 42″ natural gas line.
TAXES~ The annual taxes are approximately $3,200.00.
PRICE~ The ranch is priced at $6,000,000.00 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 was obtained by an onsite inspection and from deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed, is subject to error, omission, price change, or withdrawal from the market without prior notice. This Broker represents the Seller. See Information About Brokerage Services.