Nine separate ranches were combined to create this wing-shooters paradise that has been used as a corporate retreat to entertain up to 24 people per weekend. It is equally suited as a private family getaway or a rental property for gatherings such as family reunions or workshops.
Because of its diversity, the ranch can also generate income from wildlife and agriculture.
When guests enter the simple but elegant front gate on County Road 451, they are struck by the oak-lined, chip-sealed Knippa stone driveway and the flanking irrigated pecan orchard with more than 500 productive trees. Landscaping throughout was designed and installed by the late Marc Tellepson and the late Mark Scioneaux, both of Houston’s famed Tellepson’s Landscaping Company.
By the time guests arrive at the main compound featuring the two dogtrot lodges that reflect Texas’ pioneer heritage and the adjoining renovated barn and primary gathering space known as the Party Barn, they know they’re somewhere special.
Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks, as the name implies, offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks of the Hill Country and the varied brush that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas. In addition to majestic live oaks, the ranch is shaded by native pecan trees in the bottomlands of Hondo and Verde Creeks and old-growth bull mesquite throughout.
The creeks border the ranch on two sides. Verde Creek, which is a year-round creek, courses through the ranch for about two and a half miles on the east, providing private access to both banks. Hondo Creek runs along the south border for about 1.85 miles.
A seven-acre lake that measures about 22 feet at its deepest point is stocked with bass, perch and forage fish. It is peanut-shaped with a jutting peninsula, which maximizes bank frontage and allows for plenty of angling fun. In case guests prefer to swim, carefully stacked native rocks create the perfect place to launch into the lake.
Groundwater is also plentiful. Two Creeks Ranch has five water wells, including two Edwards Aquifer irrigation wells: one with 276 acre-feet of base Edwards Aquifer water and the other with 60 acre-feet of transferable Edwards water. The property also boasts six center pivots.
While Two Creeks has been managed primarily for doves, whitetail deer, feral hogs, free-ranging exotics, and a variety of varmints, small game and non-game species call the low-fenced ranch home. The ranch includes facilities that allow for the handling and release of quail, chukar partridges and pheasants.
Guests can sharpen their shooting skills and pass an enjoyable afternoon at the five-stand skeet range outfitted with six movable trap houses. Once the smoke has cleared, they can congregate at the nearby Gun Room, a 945±-square foot gathering space that includes a wet bar, drink coolers, a 72-inch TV as part of the indoor sitting area, gun lockers, WiFi, and a built-in sound system.
For those who prefer to be outdoors, a 1,850±-square-foot covered porch area, located between the Gun Room and the skeet range, is the perfect spot. Guests can sit in the shade of two ancient live oaks as they enjoy conversation and a cool breeze.
A set of two identical 3,130±-square-foot dogtrot lodges, crafted from reclaimed and washed barnwood, epitomize the clean country style that defines Two Creeks and serve as the main compound’s focal point. Unlike their historical Texas predecessors, the dogtrots are enclosed.
Each lodge, outfitted with WiFi, a built-in sound system, and wood burning fireplace, sleeps up to 12 people. The spacious porches on the front and back make it easy to take the conversation outdoors.
The downstairs encompasses 2,072± square feet and includes four bedrooms with two double beds, a coffee bar, TV and a private bath with heated floor. The upstairs features two king suites with a coffee bar, TV and a private bath with heated floor.
A short walk down a crushed granite path bordered with concrete brings guests to the 11,600±-square-foot Party Barn. Crafted from an existing barn, the Party Barn combines entertainment and dining space with storage and work space under one roof.
The dining hall and the state-of-the-art, custom chef’s commercial kitchen encompass about 2,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 50 guests for special events. The mesquite-topped bar is set off by the shiplap walls adorned with metal touches reminiscent of modern farmhouse style.
The interior of the Party Barn also includes two big screen TVs, shuffleboard, video golf, and Buck Hunter, as well as self-serve drink coolers, WiFi, a built-in sound system and two restrooms.
An outdoor pass-through transitions into a 3,600±-square-foot work barn, which includes a gym and loft storage area. In addition, there are three small apartments: the 180±-square-foot bunk room has four bunk beds and a private bath; the 216±-square-foot apartment, known as Joe’s Room, has a queen bed and a private bath; and the 430±-square-foot “downstairs room” has two queen beds and a private bath.
Because a party is even better outdoors, the Party Barn has a 3,000±-square-foot covered porch shaded by Mexican sycamores. The porch has a built-in sound system, a TV, large outdoor fans, a fire pit and an outdoor bar with an ice machine.
Two Creeks’ second compound, with two homes and a large storage barn, is just a short drive to the west over improved ranch roads.
The newly renovated, two-story Casa Verde House encompasses 2,000± square feet with the bonus of a wraparound porch. The downstairs is dedicated to fun with a wet bar and shuffleboard. It also includes a restroom.
The upstairs features a full kitchen and laundry room as well as a king suite with a private bath and bedroom with a queen bed and two doubles. A full bath completes the upstairs.
The nearby three-bedroom/two-bath Ranchero House, a traditional ranch-style home, features a front porch as well as a screened porch. A kitchen, office, laundry room, covered carport, and detached game room round out the space.
The three-bedroom/two-bath Bader House that includes a loft sits away from the other accommodations and serves as employee housing.
The Two Creeks Outpost converted from the original New Fountain Post Office, is a multi-purpose facility that is used for guest check-in, merchandise sales and an office. Another structure, the former New Fountain Café, is completely empty and awaiting the new owner’s personal stamp.
Water for the Bader House and Two Creeks Outpost is provided by the Yancey Water Supply Corporation, while domestic wells supply all of the other structures.
The 5,900±-square-foot Maintenance Barn, located in proximity to the main compound, is the site of the covered game cleaning station as well as the walk-in refrigerator and freezer. It also includes restrooms and additional storage.
The 800-square-foot Laundry Building is conveniently situated within easy reach of the dogtrot lodges and Party Barn. Despite its utilitarian purpose, the stone building is one of the ranch’s most beautiful.
The main compound also has 3,000± square feet of covered parking. The ranch driveway is chip-sealed Knippa stone; all of the other ranch roads are caliche or improved built-up dirt roads.
The 22,500±-square-foot Hangar Barn, made from a converted airplane hangar and located at the second compound, is a combination of individual storage rooms and loft storage rooms.
All furnishings with the dog trots as well as the entertainment area and commercial kitchen transfer with the sale.
Two Creeks Ranch is the best of old and new Texas. Built to surround family, friends and business associates in the time-tested warmth of hospitality and the well-watered landscape of natural Texas. Claim Two Creeks as your place. A one-of-a-kind destination for making memories that will color your world.
To experience the natural style of Two Creeks Ranch, a premier Texas destination, for yourself, call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. The ranch is listed for $29.5 million.
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