In Harmony with the Land.
The land upon which Mountain Ranch resides is a slice of Texas Hill Country purity at its finest. Originally part of a 6,000-acre tract assembled in the 1950’s and 60’s, the 3,800 acres that today make up Mountain Ranch were purchased nearly 20 years ago by the current owner. A native Texan who believes in conserving and protecting the land, the owner has diligently maintained game management standards for the property. Mountain Ranch has been off the market for decades, and largely undeveloped for almost 70 years. As a result, the natural, rustic character of the land remains pristine and wildlife is abundant.
Strategically located minutes from Marble Falls and Burnet, off Highway 281, Mountain Ranch is a community of ranches where likeminded people can live, enjoy the land and own their unique piece of the Texas Hill Country. Governed by sensible deed restrictions, Mountain Ranch owners cherish the natural beauty of the land; share a desire for privacy and security; and believe in adding value to their ranch community.
30.7270° N, 98.2213° W
THE TEXAS HILL COUNTY
60 Miles from Austin • 90 Miles from San Antonio
100 to 800-Acre Ranches Now Available • Starting at $6,500 per Acre
tract 1 | 96 acres
tract 2 | 302 acres
tract 3 | 234 acres
tract 4 | 371 acres
From the East to West, a nice valley bisects this 371-acre ranch offering a multitude of dam sites for a lake.
tract 5 | 783 acres
A one-of-a-kind 783-acre tract, boasting a 28-acre spring fed lake that is 35 feet deep at the dam.
tract 6 | 402 acres
At 402-acres, this tract offers incredible topography with three distinct hilltops located within its boundaries.
tract 7 | 500 acres
tract 8 | 283 acres
This 283-acre tract is a fifty-fifty mix of high Mesa and low elevation native grass pasture.
tract 9 | 447 acres
This 447-acre tract boats the headwaters of Sycamore Creek, a significant watercourse in this part of Burnet County.
frequently asked questions
Mountain Ranch sits on 3,800 acres of scenic Texas Hill Country land in Burnet County that will be divided into 9 ranch properties ranging in size from 96 to 783 acres.
Individual ranch properties in Mountain Ranch are priced at $6,500 – $12,000 per acre based on property size and features.
For over 50 years, the spring-fed, man-made lake in Mountain Ranch has been one of the crown jewels of the land. Spanning an enormous 28 acres — an absolute rarity for Texas Hill Country lakes — the lake is the centerpiece of the 783-acre ranch tract. The lake is 35-feet deep when full and produces blue catfish, channel catfish, perch, black bass and largemouth bass well over 10 pounds! The owner will have unrestricted use of the lake to include the construction of docks and boathouses, and the use of watercraft.
Owners are permitted to hunt the whitetail deer, rocky mountain elk, gemsbok, feral hogs, dove, turkey and quail that roam naturally on the property.
The balance of land in Mountain Ranch is characterized by varied topography and, as such, is not conducive to large-scale farming. Within almost any tract, however, owners will find enough good soil to establish a modest family garden. A few tracts are suitable for a vineyard or an orchard. Orchard Pasture, the parcel right off the south side of Sycamore Creek, has some very good soils and is a great spot for planting grapes or fruit trees.
The tracts will be conveyed under the 1-d-1 Agricultural Exemption for the 2020 tax year. However, the new owners must apply for their exemption prior to April 30, 2021. Because of the size of the tracts, there will be no rollback tax provided the owners do not change the use of the land. In order to maintain their ag exemption, owners can put up a livestock type fence and have cattle, sheep or goats on their ranch; or, they may apply for a wildlife extension. All tracts in Mountain Ranch are large enough to qualify for a wildlife exemption.
Electric Utilities – Power is provided generally throughout all of Mountain Ranch by Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PEC). Electric power can be run to other specific sites on all ranch properties at the owner’s expense. Overhead power is permitted.
Sewer – Private septic systems will be installed at owner’s expense.
Water – Domestic water is provided by private wells installed at owner’s expense. There are three wells already in place on the land.
There are no state or federal conservation mandates in effect at Mountain Ranch. However, owners are expected to abide by sensible deed restrictions in order to preserve and protect the natural topography, water features, vegetation and wildlife of the land.
No approval is required for clearing. For planned building construction and improvements, owners are required to submit the plans to the POA for verification and approval prior to starting construction.
Mountain Ranch is governed by sensible deed restrictions that are designed to maintain the value of the property in perpetuity. Owners are required to abide by a 150’ building setback from the edge of their property line. In addition, the following activities and uses are expressly prohibited:
- No game fences may be installed between tracts that prevent wildlife from roaming freely across the entire property.
- No business or commercial use of the land is permitted.
- No mining or drilling is permitted.
Structures in Mountain Ranch may be residential in nature and include a single-family main house, a single-family guest structure, tennis court, swimming pool, barn, stable and other sheds or outbuildings to house animals, materials and equipment.
Outbuildings for recreational use such as docks, boathouses, piers, boardwalks, decks, gazebos, outdoor kitchens, hunting blinds and cabins are also permitted.
No commercial structures or businesses may be located at Mountain Ranch. Owners are not required to make any improvements to the property.
Each tract will be assigned a private road address once the driveway permit is approved with Burnet County.
Mail will be delivered to a central community kiosk located at the main entrance of Mountain Ranch.
Mountain Ranch features the highest ridge line in the county. At 1,464 feet, the ridge line runs north and west, affording all tracts amazing westward views. The highest elevations enjoy a 40-mile view to the horizon for incredible sunsets.
The 28-acre lake on Mountain Ranch is enormous and of a size and scale that is extremely rare for the Texas Hill Country.
Mountain Ranch is strategically located just minutes from Marble Falls and Burnet off of highway 281.
- 1-hour drive to Austin
- 1.5 hours to San Antonio
- 10 minutes from Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
- 12 minutes to Burnet Municipal Airport
- 20 minutes to Horseshoe Bay Resort
Game management in Mountain Ranch has been protected by owners for over 70 years resulting in an abundance of natural wildlife on the land.
Five golf courses are located within a 5-mile area surrounding Mountain Ranch.
Gated private road offers exclusivity, privacy and a higher level of security than other properties.