Ask Blake Hortenstine
LOCATION: The JRB Ranch is located 8+/- miles South/ Southwest of Coleman, Texas and approximately 60 miles from Abilene, 165 miles from Fort Worth, and 190 miles from Midland. Phyical address is 1907 FM 1026, Coleman, Texas 76834.
DIRECTIONS: From Coleman, go 5+/- miles South on Highway 206 to FM 1026. Go left or South on FM 1026, cross US Highwy 67, and continue 3+/- miles to JRB Ranch entrance on the left.
DESCRIPTION: JRB Ranch is an exceptional property with great recreational appeal and high quality improvements. Featuring beautiful scenic hilltop vistas, outstanding hunting, multiple stock tanks, good cultivation, and wonderfully appointed amenities. The ranch is well suited for corporate retreats, hunts, entertainment, and quiet country living.
TERRAIN: There is over 90+/- feet of rolling elevation change across the ranch. Approximatley 65% being quality mesquite country with lush native grasses, prickly pear, hackberry, bumelia, and elm trees. A unique knoll in the north central part of the ranch has a concrete slab with firepit and stacked claystone on the top of the knoll. This area is ideal for entertaining guests and enjoying the gorgeous sunsets. The remaining portion of the ranch is quality cultivated land being utilized as wildlife food plots and for cattle grazing. Ridgelines and Bank Creek are other desirable features benefiting the ranch.
SOILS: The soils are predominately Tarrant and Purves, with a mix of Kavett silty clay, Leeray clay, Valera clay, Frio clay loam, and Nukrum clay loam.
CULTIVATION: There are a total of 8 fields on the property. Five (5) of these fields are currently being farmed. Three of the fields (13, 20.1, and 20.2+/- acres) are managed for dove hunting by planting wheat and native sunflowers. Two (2) of the fields (32 and 133+/- acres) are planted in a wheat mixture for grazing cattle and attracting wildlife. The other 3 fields are left fallow and are good for running and working bird dogs.
WILDLIFE & HUNTING: The ranch provides ideal wildlife habitat with an abundance of wildlife including deer, turkey, quail, dove, duck, and varmint. It has been managed specifically to enhance the land for deer, quail, and dove hunting, with great success. There are frequent coveys of Bobwhite quail seen on the ranch and numbers are better than they have been over the last few years. Deer have been hunted very little and quality should be good with deer expected to be in the 130-140 B&C class. Only 3 gobblers were killed last Spring with little pressure on the turkey population. Turkey numbers are good in the Spring, Summer, and early Fall. The dove fields are some of the best you will find anywhere.
STANDS & FEEDERS: There are 6 Atascosa Corporate stands and 1 nice fiberglass stand offering comfortable hunting with views across rocky draws, down senderos, and from hilltops overlooking stock tanks and wheat fields. There are at least 9 All Season feeders including five that hold 1000#s. Hunting stands and feeders are included with sale.
MANAGEMENT: The full time manager is an asset to the property and has been involved since the initial purchase of the ranch over 10 years ago. He lives off the ranch, but he is on the ranch daily and has an office located in the barn. The manager would be interested in staying involved with the ranch and furthering management efforts.
WATER: There are 9 stock tanks, with numerous draws and wet weather branches meadering through the ranch. Topographic maps show a good watershed near the center of the ranch with a couple potential lake sites. Bank Creek meanders through the southern portion of the ranch and would also feed a potential lake site. There are no water wells on the ranch and water is provided by Coleman County Special Utility District (CCSUD). Underground water was believed to be at 75 feet and was drilled for and not found. Owner and water well driller believe underground water can be found around 300 feet. An irrigation system is in place from the "duck pond" to the house to water the landscaping. This system needs a new pump, but should otherwise be fully functional.
FENCING & ROADS: The majority of the perimeter fencing is in excellent condition with the exception of an older fence along the eastern boundary of the property. There is also new and old cross fencing with at least 5 separate pastures. The entrance is electric and main entry road from FM 1026 is asphalt paved and in excellent condition. Interior ranch roads are all-weather caliche or bladed pasture roads, all providing smooth travel throughout the ranch. There are at least 5 cattle guards and pipe and cable traps near the headquarters.
LODGE: A beautifully appointed 5,530+/- square foot lodge sits on top of a ridge overlooking the ranch. The great room provides plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing with scenic views from its two story windows. Massive wood beams in the ceiling are aged Georgia pine adding to the character of the home. Blinds are electronic and there is even a movie projector with retractable screen. There is also a large bar, stone fireplace, and handscratched wood flooring. Just off the great room is a state of the art chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Wolf gas stove and oven, granite countertops, and custom cabinets. There is a master loft that sits above sharing the views. The master has 2 bathrooms with outside decks off each bathroom, one of which has a hot-tub. There are numerous porches and decks around the lodge to sit and enjoy the outdoors, as well a large rock patio and firepit. The original house that was remodeled and expanded has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a study. A washer/ dryer is located both downstairs and upstairs. Quality at its finest!
"THE HANGOUT": Just outside the lodge is "The Hangout", a 820+/- square foot pre/post hunt gathering area and game processing room with an attached carport. The Hangout has a bathroom, sink, icemaker, and bar. It is great place to clean up and relax after a successful hunt. There is also an old brick cistern that has been converted into an outdoor shower, between the Lodge and Hangout.
SKEET & TRAP: The ranch also has a well constructed 5-stand sporting clay facility to be enjoyed between dove and quail hunts. This facility is located on the eastern side of the property and is high quality. The original cost is believed to be around $50K and it is fully functional.
BARNS: A metal 2,800+/- square foot barn/shop includes a 210+/- square foot manager's office with bathroom. The barn includes 4 horse stalls, 4 stall indoor/ outdoor dog kennels, and a loft for storage. There is also a 2,646+/- square foot implement barn and a couple sheds. Above ground fuel tanks for ranch vehicles is located behind the main barn.
FURNISHINGS: No expense has been spared and owner is believed to have spent well over $400,000 on oriental rugs, appliances, electronics, and furniture. Everything is high quality and very tastefully decorated. All of this can be purchased in a separate agreement for only $150,000. Antiques, pictures, books, and all personal items are not included.
MINERALS: Owner is believed to own minerals and executive leasing rights. There is no active oil & gas production and no leases. Minerals are negotiable.
RIGHT-OF-WAYS: A buried oil pipeline crosses the northern portion of the ranch with minimal impact.
ELECTRICITY: Coleman County Electrical Cooperative.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Panther Creek Independent School District.
TAXES: Property is agriculturally exempt and 2012 property taxes were $11,422.65.
Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305
Bret Polk, 254-965-0349