The Broken O Ranch
1,001 +/- acres
Nestled within the captivating landscapes of Texas Hill Country, the Broken O Ranch in Lampasas County is a remarkable testament to grandeur and natural beauty. Among the dwindling number of untouched legacy ranches in this region, the Broken O Ranch stands out for its exceptional size and distinctive charm. Its proximity to Austin, just under an hour's drive away, makes it an effortlessly accessible haven. The ranch boasts over 4,350 feet of paved road frontage along FM 580, ensuring easy access from all directions. Encompassing a sprawling expanse of approximately 1,001 acres, this enchanting sanctuary seamlessly blends the serenity of nature with luxurious living.
Situated in close proximity to the bustling city of Austin, the Broken O Ranch is conveniently located for those seeking the perfect balance between tranquility and accessibility. Its prime location allows for effortless travel from various directions, and its extensive frontage along FM 580 ensures a comfortable journey. The ranch's accessibility makes it an ideal venue for hosting corporate events and family gatherings, with its well-maintained perimeter featuring game fencing for a world-class hunting experience. The availability of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, enables you to indulge in the beauty of nature while staying connected.
The Broken O Ranch boasts an incredible natural landscape, with over half a mile of frontage along the timeless Colorado River, offering breathtaking views in the picturesque Colorado Bend Region. The presence of a live water, springs, numerous tributaries, and abundant stock tanks creates a thriving habitat for wildlife and establishes the ranch as a veritable paradise. The property's topography is diverse, with steep escarpments overlooking the Colorado River, leading to valleys teeming with a rich variety of vegetation. Spring wildflowers paint the landscape with vibrant hues, while protected draws provide a haven for wandering wildlife.
Water is a defining feature of the Broken O Ranch, with over half a mile of bluff side Colorado River frontage offering stunning views. Lynch Creek, spanning over 4,400 feet, meanders through the ranch, creating a park-like ambiance in various areas. Concrete dams along Lynch Creek form expansive pools that sustain various fish species. The presence of other tributaries and streams ensures a plentiful water supply throughout the property. Additionally, a Corix waterline services all improvements on the ranch, ensuring ample water availability.
The ranch is home to an impressive population of genetically improved white-tailed deer and exotic species. The carefully managed whitetail herd and the presence of supplemental protein deer feeders contribute to their thriving numbers. Exotic animals such as Zebra, Eland, Fallow, Axis, Black Buck, and Hawaiian Black Rams add to the diversity of the wildlife. A well-designed game fencing system allows for effective population management, making the Broken O Ranch a paradise for sportsmen.
LODGING AND AMENITIES:
Lodging and recreational buildings on the Broken O Ranch are second to none. An improved crush stone private road leads from one of two keypad gated entrances to a recently constructed custom-built 2,500 SQFT 2 bed 2 bath guesthouse upon entry to the ranch. The guest house is a comfortable home for friends and family to stay at the Broken O Ranch.
A blend of wood, rock, and metal framing give this 2 bed/2 bath home a sturdy feel. The interior of the guest house includes vaulted ceilings and wooden beams with jaw dropping woodwork throughout the home. Bedrooms are set on opposite ends of the home allowing for maximum privacy.
Just beyond the guesthouse lies the 3,750 SQFT Main Lodge. With big open spaces, tall ceilings, and Lazy Boy chairs, the lodge is an ideal setting for relaxation. It has an attached adult sized bunk room, a bedroom, living room, a large kitchen area, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and an enclosed processing facility. The interior of the lodge is modern, but with a rustic feel. The lodge is a fantastic area to fellowship, watch ball games, and truly relish the ranch life. The exterior of the lodge has a pool, wrap around porch, outdoor kitchen, and covered parking.
The main house is a marriage of luxury and functionality. It is a spacious 3,472 SQFT 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home with impressive finishings and a wrap-around porch. The interior of the main house was designed with purpose and attention to detail in mind. It can be best described as a modern farmhouse.
Next up, The Sonora Hotel! These casitas will bring your mind to the Old Wild West! The Sonora Hotel is complete with 4 separate rooms- each with its own full bathroom.
East of the Sonora Hotel sits an enclosed barn with a minisplit. It is currently used as a weight room and storage space. Next door to the enclosed barn is the guide quarters with numerous beds and a full bathroom.
A functional stand-alone office building with an impressive gun safe room is a great place to work from while away from the city.
Finally, a saloon-style bar sits just North of the lodge. Its western design makes for a unique atmosphere and a fun time!
Additional improvements on the Broken O Ranch include 7+ miles of improved interior roads, a lean-to barn for equipment, and bulk feed bins.
The legendary Broken O Ranch offers an experience anyone would and everyone will enjoy. The improvements are set up incredibly well for both personal enjoyment and entertaining guests.
LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY:
The Broken O Ranch enjoys a strategic location, just 15 minutes from Lampasas, 8 minutes from Colorado Bend State Park, and within reasonable travel times from major cities such as Austin, Waco, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.
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