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Description
Historic 8-generation ranch minutes to downtown Fredericksburg, schools, and shopping! Drive through the coded private entrance down your half mile caliche road past your hay field and wooded pastures to the Ranch House and Guest Barn. Secluded at the back of the property, take in the views from the front porch of the open floor plan Ranch House. You could spend all day taking in the views to Johnson City and the horse pasture! Lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings upon entry of this cheerful Austin stone home, granite countertops with hand-finished natural edges. Master bedroom features a thick poured cement walk-in closet that doubles as a storm vault! Over at the Guest Barn, there’s plenty of room for covered parking, horse hitching, and shade for parties. A stock-tank pool is the perfect rustic addition to sit and soak with a drink in hand, or for the little ones worry-free splashing. Up the steps, you'll be surprised by vaulted ceilings upon entry of the barn with Ponderosa Pine finished interiors. The kitchen doubles as your own game-processing facility, complete with a poured cement walk-in cooler/storm vault. Reclaimed tin and antiques throughout this guest space, along with the cast-iron claw foot tub are welcomed artistic additions. A third, small storm vault lies under the floor in the family room of this Guest Barn, which could also perfectly double as an emergency provision pantry. The Guest Barn and Ranch House have been used in the past as HIGHLY rated Airbnb’s, almost always continuously booked 7 days a week. Currently, the owners and their ranch hand live in the Ranch House and Barn. Outside, you’ll find the Barn’s private large outdoor chicken run and coop. Imagine collecting your own eggs for breakfast every morning! Between the Guest Barn and Main Ranch House are expansive custom welded pipe hitch rails. Room for up to 9 horses! Currently, Blue Moon Ranch is highly publicized world wide for their rescue horse trail rides winding through this scenic natural property. An opportunity to bring your own horses if desired and continue their highly lucrative trail riding experiences is also offered. This is an incredible opportunity as all the ground work has been established for a turn-key equine business if desired. One of the best features of this property is that while the owners use it for their horses, it is not overbuilt exclusively for horsemen. Cattlemen, hobby ranchers, hunters, or just the country loving buyer will be able to use the entire property. This ranch has been kept in natural beauty, and not overly-manicured or over-grazed to provide habitat for all the wildlife it supports. Exotic Axis deer, White Tail deer, Rio Grande turkey, and doves are all huntable free-roaming game on this property. Currently, the ranch has one 25 acre hay field, and herd of Texas Longhorn cattle to keep the Ag exempt tax status. Two ponds help support the cattle and draw game from all around. A hay barn sits at the far SE edge. Fenced and cross fenced. Another neat feature of this ranch are the Native artifacts left behind. Arrowheads, knapped rocks, and spear heads are often found after a good rain. Back to modern life, the ranch also holds opportunities to add a winery at the hay field without disturbing the peace on the rest of the property. Blue Moon Ranch is a rare turn-key opportunity that has so much potential for nearly any buyer. This ranch could be your family compound, weekend getaway, hunting property, subdivided entirely or partially. Many breathtaking building sites for another main home if desired. Or just move in, and enjoy this peaceful Hill Country ranch as is. Out here, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from the bustling city. In reality, you’re just a short commute to Austin or San Antonio for all your big business needs. This is an awesome opportunity to hedge against inflation for generations. They don’t make land anymore. Ranches like this are only once in a Blue Moon!