Camp Cooley Ranch

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Camp Cooley Ranch - Past Auctions

Franklin, Texas

One of Texas’ largest and most historic ranches, the 10,600± acre Camp Cooley Ranch, will be auctioned By order of United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. Hall and Hall auctions in cooperation with Bernard Uechtritz of Great Estates, Ranches and Real Estate will be handling the sale. Qualified bidders will be invited to participate in a private auction on August 4th, 2011. The property is located in the middle of the triangle of Austin, Dallas and Houston. The property is composed of incredible rolling topography, lakes, timber, hay meadows and a nearly 1,000± acre exotic game preserve which was once utilized by Texas tycoons and politicians, including Lyndon Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally. For nearly two decades Camp Cooley has been an internationally known cattle operation running as many as 4,500 cow/calf pairs. The improvements are remarkable in this one of a kind offering. This historic and true legacy ranch will be offered as 1 single package by order of United States Bankruptcy Court. Qualified Bidders will be invited to participate in a private open-outcry auction to be held August 4th at the ranch. Qualified sealed bids will need to be submitted by July 29th to be considered. For bidding qualifications more information or schedule a ranch showing contact us. For more information email Auctioneer Scott Shuman. For more information email Auctioneer Scott Shuman

General Description: 

One of Texas’ largest and most historic ranches, the 10,600± acre Camp Cooley Ranch, will be auctioned By order of United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.

The property is located in the middle of the triangle of Austin, Dallas and Houston. The property is composed of incredible rolling topography, lakes, timber, hay meadows and a nearly 1,000± acre exotic game preserve which was once utilized by Texas tycoons and politicians, including Lyndon Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally. For nearly two decades Camp Cooley has been an internationally known cattle operation running as many as 4,500 cow/calf pairs. The improvements are remarkable in this one of a kind offering.

For a full property description please download the printable PDF Brochure above.

Qualified sealed bids will need to be submitted by July 29th to be considered.

For bidding instructions and to review the purchase and sale agreement please download the property information package above.

Qualified Bidders will be invited to participate in a private open-outcry auction to be held August 4th at the ranch.

Acreage: 

10,600±

Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.