Get this off-the-grid-ready ranch in the Hill Country for $8.75 million – CultureMap Fort Worth

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A glorious and spacious Hill Country ranch fully equipped for off-the-grid living has landed on the market with a grand $8.75 million price tag.
The Lonesome Valley Ranch, located at 1430 Gibson-Best Rd. in Hye, sits behind a gated entrance on a short road for ultimate privacy. Past the gate is 260-plus acres of land, a one-acre pond, and four fully-furnished buildings ready to accommodate large gatherings or events.
The single-story main residence has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, while a two-story "barndominium" serves as a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom bunkhouse and saloon. The bunkroom includes 10 bunk beds, so it's perfect for large groups. Both homes have wrap-around porches, outdoor living spaces, and 360 degrees of Hill Country views.

Overlooking the pond is a 2-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin with a connected 40-foot pier for guests to try their hand at fishing or take a dip in the water. Also within the pond is an anchored dock and a fountain.
The fourth building on the ranch, hidden among the woods, is an equipment barn and workshop with a loft, apartment, and caretaker's residence.
The ranch is fully capable of operating off-the-grid thanks to an extensive solar system, several backup generators, a deep water well, a supplementary 100,000 gallons of rainwater collection, a propane capacity of 4,000 gallons, and much more.

Lonesome Valley Ranch is truly an entertainer's paradise. With the benefit of having no restrictions, the next owners could choose to Airbnb the bunkhouse, host special events or corporate retreats, and more. According to the listing, the property could generate $200,000 to $300,000 yearly for the next owners, while still operating as a family compound.
Photo courtesy of DMTX Realty Group
Lonesome Valley Ranch is located in Hye, Texas.
Thanks to the seller's intentional preservation of the heavily-wooded areas of the property, there is an abundance of wildlife suitable for hunting. Other outdoor amenities provided include an NBA-sized basketball court, a tennis court, and a pickleball court.

The property is also neighbored by the award-winning William Chris Vineyards and Garrison Brother's Distillery. The ranch is an easy 20 minute drive from the popular town of Fredericksburg, and three an a half hours from Fort Worth (less than 240 miles).
David Murray from DMTX Realty Group holds the listing. More information about the ranch can be found on dmtx.com.
Luxe listing
Texas' luxury real estate market is showing no sign of slowing, with the reveal that a sprawling, $65 million estate in Houston is the most expensive listing for sale in the state.
A new national real estate report by online real estate marketplace Point2Homes determined The Lodge at Hunters Creek – a nine-acre estate located along Buffalo Bayou at 107 Timberwilde Ln. – is not only the highest priced property in Texas, it's also the No. 8 most expensive residential property for sale in the nation.
If this estate seems familiar, it was also the priciest home for sale in Texas in 2022. At that time, it was going for $60 million. It was also on sale in 2021, at the current $65 million price.

Currently listed by Billy Dolan at Carolwood Real Estate, the property was built in 2005 and boasts a gigantic 22,000-square-foot main house, complete with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Each bedroom contains its own en-suite bathroom.
Floor-to-ceiling windows can be found throughout the house, allowing guests to get a picturesque view of the backyard pool, the expertly manicured garden, and the forest surrounding the home. The solariums are the ideal spot to sit and daydream, or perhaps do some yoga.

Photo courtesy of Carolwood Real Estate
The solariums give the perfect view of the garden, pool, and the trees beyond.
Guests can choose to relax in one of the many lounge areas throughout the house, including a cozy-yet-sophisticated study that comes with a fireplace, spiral staircase, and multiple bookshelves along the walls.
107 Timberwilde Lane, home for sale in HoustonCozy up with a good book by the fire in this breathtaking study.Photo courtesy of Carolwood Real Estate
Tall, lusciously green trees wrap the spacious property with the perfect amount of privacy, but a personal 24-hour guard house also provides a sense of security for owners and guests. The gravel driveway into the property is a noticeable difference from the asphalt and paved driveways the area is known for.

A two bedroom, two bathroom guest house with a private pool and spa can be found farther away from the main house for added separation.
Other over-the-top amenities at The Lodge include a multi-car custom showcase garage, a flexible sport court, an outdoor kitchen and bar, an on-site well, and more.
With this hefty price tag, The Lodge has received national attention, most recently in the Robb Report. More information about the property can be found on carolwoodre.com.

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