The Josey Ranch is located in the heart of the Texas Wine Country about 20 minutes east of Fredericksburg, Texas. This highly improved +/-132 acre ranch is showcased by premium forever views overlooking the Pedernales River Valley near Stonewall, Texas.
The ranch has excellent access via Ranch Road 1623 just a few miles south of Hwy 290 headed toward Albert, Texas. The property has approximately 700 feet of frontage along RR1623 with a nice gated entrance. There is also approximately 4,200 feet of frontage along Private Road Wilke Lane allowing abundant frontage and division opportunities.
Improvements are outstanding with a +/- 4,362 square foot main home, an authentic log cabin guest home, 1,600+square foot cedar barn, and other outbuildings. The main home was built in 2000 and features numerous upgrades with high quality construction. The solid oak floors throughout most of the house are the real deal and look amazing! The lower level has a spacious great room with a one of a kind 42” Rumford fireplace made with petrified (wood) rock. The large master bedroom has French doors opening to the porch and is accompanied by an elegant master bathroom with Italian marble and adjoining large walk in closet with Elfa shelves.
The kitchen is spacious with an island and Labrador antique granite counters. Upgraded Miele appliances and a Woodmark 3 door refrigerator are included. There is a full Butler’s pantry with antique transom glass and a walk in pantry with Elfa shelving. The kitchen opens to a large breakfast room. There is a formal dining room with French doors opening to the covered porch. There is an office with built in cabinets/shelves and a 13’ Aspen vaulted ceiling that looks amazing. The first floor also has a second full bathroom and a sizeable utility room with a sink, refrigerator space, and folding ironing board.
The upstairs features two full bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a sitting area with an open balcony and a game room. One of the bedrooms has French doors opening to an exterior balcony with incredible views. Throughout the home are picture frame windows with 3 ½” wood plantation shutters offering views. There is an excellent 10’ enclosed porch on the back overlooking a landscaped rock patio offering a comfortable sitting area and there is also a sunroom. The 8’ wrap-around porches offer nice breezes and captivating views.
The garage is 3-car with extra storage closets and automatic doors. There is a bonus room above the garage that could be finished for extra living quarters. The garage has Hardiboard walls and ceiling. A nice breezeway and patio area connects the garage. The home is equipped with an 18,000 gallon rainwater collection system and also has a water well. The yard has a sprinkler system. There is a central vacuum system. There is dual American Standard AC units and Marathon 80 and 50-gallon hot water heaters.
The antique log cabin is authentic and was relocated/restored from a ranch in Caldwell, Texas. The cabin features recycled lumber and has a pressed tin ceiling. The cabin has a bedroom, kitchen, and loft. The living area has a really nice stone fireplace and is very cozy. The cabin has central heat and air. This is one of the nicer restored cabins you will find. It’s amazing!
The cedar barn is approximately 34x48 and has a concrete floor with a loft. There are large swinging doors on each end offering drive through for equipment. The barn is not only very functional but offers a nice look that fits the area. There is a workshop with a 3 stall covered area for hay storage and chicken house. There is another shed with stalls for horses/livestock.
The pastures are mostly improved and cleared of cedar leaving just enough cover for wildlife. Nice oaks are scattered around with several nice groves. There are two ponds and cross fencing. There is abundant grazing with good soils and possibly potential for vineyard. Wildlife is abundant to enjoy for viewing or hunting and deer are commonly seen wandering the property.
This unique property and amazing views are rare to find on the current market. This ranch could make an excellent family estate or would make a wonderful venue, winery, or recreational property. There is currently an agricultural exemption in place and is being utilized for grazing. This is the one! Come see it before it’s gone!