The Broken O Ranch
1,500 +/- acres
In the world of exceptional ranches in Texas, the Broken O Ranch stands tall in a league of its own. Few legacy ranches of this magnitude and character remain untouched in the Texas Hill Country so close to the Austin area. Just under 1 hour from the greater Austin region, its location is prime! If convenience is important to you, youll quickly find that the Broken O Ranch is extremely comfortable to get to from all directions and boasts over two miles of paved road frontage along FM 580. Within its 1,500 +/- acre border lies a magical hideaway where nature and luxury live in perfect harmony. With over half a mile of frontage overlooking the rugged and timeless Colorado River in the picturesque Colorado Bend Region, live water creeks and springs, countless tributaries, and numerous stock tanks, surface water is plentiful and creates a sanctuary for wildlife! The Broken O Ranch is heaven on earth. With amenities that rival the highest-end game ranches today, the Broken O Ranch is a place to be shared. It is
perfectly suited to host large corporate events, family gatherings, and with its perimeter complete with game fencing the Broken O also functions as a world-class hunting operation. Sleeping arrangement are never an issue as there are more than enough beds to host a small village. Enjoy the spoils of modern conveniences, including Wi-Fi, while immersed in natures finest solitude at the Broken O Ranch.
The Broken O Ranch is just a few miles from the vibrant and charming community of Lampasas with countless stores such as HEB or Walmart, delicious Texas BBQ joints, local coffee shops, a private airport, and award-winning wineries. It is also a quick stroll to one of the States best kept secrets- the Colorado Bend State Park! The Bend General Store is a favorite among locals looking for a peaceful stop on the Colorado River to grab a burger rivaling any within 100 miles! The Broken O Ranch has been thoughtfully stewarded into a vibrant and healthy ranch with a rich legacy and a bright future- every Texans Dream! Youll find yourself slowing down to take it all in. The Broken O Ranch is a world-class Texas Hill Country paradise where every desire is met, and more! This ranch is truly the cream of the crop.
Steep escarpments framing the storied Colorado River offer views that defy description. The vastness of this place will make you feel small as sightlines carry your gaze miles into the distance. Echoes off the canyon walls seem to come from another time and place. There is a mystique that punctuates the air telling a story of those who stewarded this land long before us.
Stepping down from the Colorado River overlook you will find a world of diversity with a parade of colors around every turn in the Spring to Fall months. Hardwood trees including live oak, post oak, spanish oak, blackjack oak, elm, and cottonwoods unite to give valleys and hilltops 50 shades of green. Nature enthusiasts will relish the natural diversity that the Broken O Ranch possesses. One could get lost for days exploring trails under the rich canopy of age-old heritage oaks. Spring wildflowers paint the ground in a vibrant array of colors. The Broken O has a well-balanced blend of manicured greenery and untouched stretches of vegetation. Protected draws meandering through its very heart offer a welcoming habitat for wandering wildlife.
At its lowest elevation, the Broken O Ranch stoops to 1,060 feet above sea level. The highest ridgelines tower to an elevation of over 1,320 feet above sea level. This staggering range in elevation creates pockets of prolific diversity. Broad savannahs meet jaw dropping cliffs with extensive vistas. The Broken O Ranch is nothing short of spectacular.
It is no secret that the Colorado Bend stretch of the Colorado River is special. Carving its way through sky-high limestone cliffs, the river gracefully makes its presence felt by all who step foot here. With over half a mile of bluff side Colorado River frontage, uninterrupted views from the large platform deck overlooking the river will leave you stunned. Sensory overload.
In addition to the river, over 4,400 ft of live-water Lynch Creek meanders through the 1500-acre paradise creating a true park-like feel in many areas. Two concrete dams along Lynch creek create large pools sustaining bass and perch alike.
Another reliable creek known as Browns Creek traverses the far eastern portion of the ranch for over 3,700 ft and boasts a cascading waterfall during wet times of the year!
In view from the main house, a large stock tank complementing the creeks is a reliable pocket of drinking water for passing critters.
Numerous other tributaries and streams twist and turn to water this blessed stretch of land.
Along with ample surface water, a Corix waterline provides water to all improvements. Needless to say, the Broken O Ranch is well watered!
An incredibly impressive feature of the ranch is its genetically improved white-tailed deer and exotic herds. The whitetail herd is truly world-class, and has been strictly managed over the years, as evidenced by the pictures. There are many protein deer feeders that provide supplemental feed to the wildlife. Exotics include Zebra, Eland, Fallow, Axis, Black Buck, and Hawaiian Black Rams. Fantastic game fencing allows for proper management of game species ensuring that populations are healthy. This is a Sportsmans paradise.
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 10+ 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.
The ranch sits 15 minutes from Lampasas, 8 minutes from the Colorado Bend State Park, 1 hour from the Greater Austin area, 1 hour 30 minutes from Waco, 2 hours from San Antonio, and 2 hours 15 minutes from Fort Worth.
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