Location: Approximately 45 minutes NW of Austin.
Description: The Lucky Penny is a spectacular 533 acre ranch that is an easy 40-45 minute drive from Austin. It’s rare to find acreage with so much character and having such an abundance of surface water. The topography has elevation changes of 120 feet, yet is virtually all usable. There are tremendous vistas from the higher elevations and the western views provide some of the best sunsets to be seen. The rolling terrain is very diverse- having high elevations and productive bottom land. Much of the cedar has been cleared, leaving a good hardwood cover of live oak, Spanish oak, and elm. Areas have been left untouched for game cover and there is approximately 100 acres of coastal or klein fields.
There is no shortage of water on the ranch. There is over 1 mile of Clear Creek frontage. Clear Creek meanders through the ranch and a concrete dam impounds a long stretch of clear water that is 6-8 foot deep in places. The creek is shaded by towering native pecans. In addition to the creek, there is a beautiful 6+/- acre lake that reaches depths of approximately 30 feet. The banks are clear of brush and there is a rock jetty and a concrete pad, for a picnic area. This blue water lake is made for swimming, canoeing, fishing, or jet skiing. It is stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, and perch. Catches of 10+ pound bass, 2 lb. 9 oz. crappie, and catfish weighing 20+ pounds have been reported. In addition to the surface water, the ranch has 3 water wells and rural coop water (Kempner Water Supply) provides water to the main house and guest lodge.
Improvements are not lacking either. The main house is a single story 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath home that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen/dining/living area is open and has lots of windows to take in the sunsets and surrounding country. There is a den with bar and a shower in the utility/mud room. The master bedroom has 2 large walk in closets and a neat sitting area with views of the ranch. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and large walk in stone shower. Out the back door is a 2,000+/- square foot deck that can host a large group of folks.
A stones throw from the main home is a way cool 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest lodge. The home is built on the edge of a bluff and the shaded deck has one of the best hill country views to behold. There is a full kitchen and a large, open living area. There is a massive built in, brick barbeque/smoker/grill/fish fryer. Between the two homes are two, 2 car garages- each with an attached carport. All improvements in the compound have brick exteriors and a paved drive from the county road to the homes is approximately 2,400 feet in length.
Across the creek is a foreman’s house. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a covered front porch. Nearby is a barn with an apartment and workshop area, pole barn, and working pens, corral, Tri-Country Horse Barn with 8 Stalls, with a tack room, a feed room, and a lighted arena with four rail Buff tech Lifetime Vinyl fence.
The ranch has been high fenced for about 13 years. At that time three breeding bucks, from Kansas and Iowa, and three genetically superior bred does, from South Texas, were brought in. The ranch has an MLD permit from Texas Parks and Wildlife. In addition to the excellent whitetail population, there are Oryx and Black Buck Antelope. There is also turkey, dove, and ducks for hunting options.
This executive ranch is easy to get excited about because it has so much variety, beauty, and character. Options are numerous- family/corporate retreat, horse/cattle ranch, home place, and future development. One thing is for sure- this premier ranch will put a smile on your face every time you drive through the gate.
Utilities: Electricity, telephone, co-op water.
Water: 3 wells, Lake Lucky Penny, and Clear Creek.
Game: Whitetail deer, turkey, dove, ducks, exotics, and fishing in ponds.
Minerals: Seller will convey 1/2 of minerals owned.
Terms: Cash, conventional
Contact Listing Agents: Mike Bacon 512-940-8800 or Drew Colvin 512-755-2078
The information has been gathered from sources deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed by Texas Ranch Brokers, LLC and is subject to errors, omissions, corrections, change in price or terms, or withdrawal from the market without prior notice.
- Main House
- Foreman House
- 3 wells
- Lake Lucky Penny
- horse barn
- lighted arena
- large porch
- outdoor entertaining