Rancho Encantado

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Rancho Encantado is without question the pinnacle of all South Texas native whitetail hunting ranches. Not only is it located in the heart of the famed Golden Triangle, but it’s perfectly positioned in one of the extremely rare pockets in the Golden Triangle that’s home to superior whitetail genetics that simply outperform others. Rancho Encantado has a long-standing history of producing native trophy deer since the 1940s.

Located about an hour drive north of Laredo and 2.5 hours west of Corpus Christi, Rancho Encantado is perfectly suited to host intimate family get-togethers or grand corporate-style events. The 7,500 square foot main lodge has been designed in such a way that small or large gatherings can be accommodated with ease. From casual dining to extensive meal prep for more formal meals, this kitchen has everything you’ll need. Upon entering the large great room, your eyes are immediately drawn to the grand fireplace in the center of the room. This room is furnished with ample seating and marked by a luxury ranch style that all your guests will enjoy. The great room also opens up to a formal dining area and large bar. The main lodge is more than sufficient for accommodating overnight guests, with a total of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Additionally, the property is home to a spacious ranch manager’s home, accommodating hunter’s cabin, and the unique and creative use of a train car, dubbed the “Caboose Cabin,” that serves as additional sleeping quarters for guests. The caboose on the railroad track is the last remaining feature that was present on the ranch during George Light III’s cattle operation, which pays tribute to the rich history of this land.

Ranch Encantado Airport TA58 is approximately 4,000 feet long, 2,000 of which are paved. The runway could easily be extended to 5,000 feet. Adjacent to the runway is a large metal building/airplane hangar as well as a covered metal barn with silos, a work area and grain truck storage. In addition to the improvements already mentioned, miles upon miles of excellent caliche base roads provide access to all parts of the ranch. Additionally, numerous secondary roads can be found throughout the property that lead to the various blinds and feeders.

The owner is offering up to three different 25% ownership interests in the ranch. Each 25% interest has a list price of $4,465,000.00. This is the perfect arrangement for the busy but avid hunter… for someone who doesn’t have the time or desire to maintain and run a ranch of this size and caliber, but who has every interest in enjoying the luxuries and superior hunts that this ownership scenario affords them. As we all know, most ranch owners don’t spend 100% of their time at their ranch, so why not own and hunt a 5,250± acre ranch for a fraction of the cost?


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