Stormbreak Ranch is comprised of 70± high-fenced acres and loaded with opportunity for outdoor activities to accommodate groups, companies, and even the largest of families. The ranch straddles the border of Gonzalez and Caldwell counties and is conveniently located in the heart of the H.O.T. (Historical/San Antonio, Oil/Houston, Tech/Austin) triangle. Strategically located just 55-minutes from San Antonio, one hour from Austin, and approximately an hour and a half from downtown Houston, the ranch is easily accessible for an afternoon visit or a weekend getaway. The ranch’s design, its outstanding amenities, functional acreage, readily accessible location and moderate climate makes it perfectly suited as a multi-use corporate asset, a high-end dude ranch, a luxury bed and breakfast, an extended-family compound, a private resort or club, a wedding/special event venue, church camp, or a recovery retreat to name but a few of its possible uses. The ranch can effortlessly handle a host of corporate needs such as management and director meetings and ongoing staff training, family reunions, organizational meetings, and the largest weddings.
The ranch has four spacious accommodation lodges containing a total of 20 fully decorated suites providing relaxing private sleeping arrangements. The sumptuously decorated main lodge features a spectacular enormous granite bar, fun amenities such as a professional shuffleboard table, billiards, ping-pong, multiple large flat screens, four large flat screens, integrated sound system, several inviting seating areas, a magnificent floor-to-ceiling double-sided stone fireplace with incorporated mantels and sitting hearths, a fabulous windowed indoor dining area for 50+, a fully equipped professional commercial kitchen, and an attached immense covered patio with another granite and stone bar, chandelier lighting and integrated sound system offer an outdoor dining/party/event option for 100+. The large chapel/conference center with its stunning floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace also with an integrated mantel and gorgeous sitting hearth, high vaulted ceiling, and splendid views can be put to almost any conceivable use. The chapel/conference center also features a reception room with a partial kitchen and gorgeous copper farmer’s sink, and a workout studio upstairs with a half-bath, large flat-screen, and Bowflex multi-function gym, treadmill, and stationary bike exercise equipment.
The possibilities presented by this ranch are endless. It comes with the most sought-after open-air amenities such as a swimming pool and hot tub with decorated cabana bath/towel room; 400-yard long-distance shooting range; professional 8-station sporting clays shooting complex; 2 fire pits, fishing; volleyball; horseshoes; gardening; hiking; and more. Other notable improvements include an impressive stately cedar-beamed and stone gazebo sitting at water’s edge of the pond which features an attractively decorated bathroom, granite serving bar and enclosed serving station with partial kitchen; a large mechanical building with two internal tool rooms, two commercial-sized roll-up doors, commercial loading dock, office, 800-lb./day ice maker, bag ice locker, large walk-in meat locker with butcher’s trolley; climate-controlled storage building with roll-up door; extraordinary professional landscaping with stone waterfalls, ponds and stream, irrigation, lighting, and much, much more. The wildlife that regularly appears serves to accentuate the rest of the ranch’s wonderful features.
Happy owners and their appreciative guests will be continuously thrilled at the ranch’s privacy and solitude. Feelings that will be reinforced as they relax by the pool, dine on the lodge patio, polish their skills at the sporting clays or shooting range, cast their line into the pond loaded with bass, blue gill, and catfish, feed the Japanese koi in the pond adjacent to the main lodge and pool, (re)discover the magic of fireflies as they dart about each evening, and marvel at the astonishing nightly star show the likes of which most will never have seen.
The ranch amenities are further complemented by the spectacular local flora and fauna, particularly for birding and wildlife enthusiasts. With Palmetto and Lockhart state parks and numerous lakes and rivers nearby, there is no lack of exceptional field experiences in the vicinity. The ranch’s countless features and very reasonable proximity to Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Texas Hill Country make Stormbreak Ranch an incomparable buy.
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