T-4 Ranch is uniquely situated in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Upshur County. The ranch offers a rare combination of recreational enjoyment, superb cattle grazing, and hunting opportunities. Situated on 300 +/- acres of prolific land, the T-4 Ranch provides a weekend oasis that includes fantastic recreational waters, dynamic elevated views, and ideal proximity to several major cities.
The majority of the improvements are approximately twelve years old, or less, and still in amazing condition. Everything has been meticulously designed and cared for. The physical enhancements to the land are well thought out and contribute to both the functionality and beauty of the ranch. This property truly offers something for every ranch seeker. The T-4 Ranch is being offered turnkey with a significant number of furnishings, equipment, vehicles, and an experienced ranch employee.
The property is two hours or less east of Dallas and fifty minutes north of Tyler in Western Upshur County, near the border of Wood County. The property is located in the Rhonesboro Community, west of the town of Gilmer. Fox Steven Field, Gilmer Municipal Airport has a 4,000-foot run-way and is 13 miles from the gate of the ranch. Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is located 47 miles from the ranch gate and offers both commercial and private options. The ranch entrance is on the northside of State Highway 154. The property also has frontage/access to Raintree Lakes Circle, Holstein Road, Jersey Road, and Groundhog Road
Habitat & Topography
The ranch offers a variety of mixed-use habitats, within the Piney Woods Ecoregion, including a blend of open pasture, pines, hardwoods, and floodplains. Numerous pastures have been cleared and improved with Coastal Bermuda grass for grazing. Native grasses are prevalent throughout the wooded areas, which include majestic mature hardwoods and scattered pine trees. Extensive improvements have been made to the environment around the residences and in other areas of the ranch. The soils primarily consist of Cuthbert fine sandy loam, Darco fine sand, Bowie fine sandy loam, Kirvin gravelly fine sandy loam, Lilbert loamy fine sand, and Sacul fine sandy loam. Elevation varies from approximately 400' along Beck Branch to approximately 540' along State Highway 154. This is considered to be extremely unique for this geographical area. The topography has multiple dramatic contrast points that offer beautiful views beyond the property.
The ranch runs a very productive cattle operation that has the capacity to support 150 - 250 head. The cattle working facilities are some of the nicest pens you will find in all of East Texas. The cattle facility gives the owner the ability to work cattle with very limited help while also minimizing the stress placed on the animals. The property has great perimeter fencing, custom metal gates, and cross fencing all in place. The barn and storage facilities are likely as nice as you will find in Upshur County. Water is plentiful via stock tanks, well irrigation, creeks, and ponds.
*Livestock is not included in the sale.
The T-4 Ranch has an abundance of wildlife and sporting opportunities. Whether your passion involves angling or the pursuit of deer, ducks, doves, hogs, or predators, you will find no shortage here. Located within one of the most productive zones of the Central Flyway, there is potential for phenomenal waterfowl hunting in the lake, ponds, and Beck Branch. The thick wooded corridors throughout the ranch provide plentiful cover and sanctuary areas for wildlife to thrive.
Both surface and subsurface waters are abundant throughout the T-4 Ranch. The main bodies of surface water include a 17 +/- acre lake, 2 +/- acre pond, 3.5 +/- acre pond, a live surface spring, and Beck Branch. The lake includes multiple fishing piers, two fishing bridges, and a two-bay boat stall with electricity and water. There are two water wells located on the property, one well services the main residence and the guest home. The other well is located near the cattle working facility. The 17 +/- acre lake located on the property is 35-40 ft. at its deepest point making it one of the deepest private bodies of water in the area. The large 17 +/- acre lake has amazing fishing and regularly produces largemouth bass between 8 -10 pounds. The lake record is 14 pounds! The 2 +/- acre pond also presents amazing fishing opportunities as well as maintains a full level even during a drought due to the live spring and the 2-inch waterline pump. The 3.5 +/- acre pond also has the ability to be filled during droughts with the use of a direct waterline.
This beautifully designed 7,708 sqft home sits on the side of a hill overlooking gorgeous views from one of the highest hills in the area. Constructed in 2008, this 5-bedroom, 5-full bath, and 2-half bath masterpiece is surrounded by peaceful tranquility. The home is built on a reinforced engineered slab and has a 2x6 interior and exterior frame with some steel framing as well. The home includes an additional 2,674 sqft of porches on both the front and back of the house. The residence also has a 980 sqft detached 3-car garage with a 536 sqft walk-way attaching the garage to the home. The home has beautiful 8-foot tall, 3-point doors and large windows which flood the rooms with natural light. The grand fireplace is built with true Austin stone, and all of the window and door trim is built using lumber cut off of the ranch. The home also has an executive office space, game room, fireproof safe room, 3 septic systems, 6-inch foam insulation, 3 ac. of inground sprinkler system, natural gas provided by a 3/4 mile gas line and 5 HVAC units. The exterior of the home has been newly repainted (brushed by hand).
This 4 bedroom and 3 bath home is situated adjacent to the 17 +/- acre lake and was utilized as the owners' home before the main home was built. The home recently had a new roof and windows installed. Located adjacent to the home is a 50 ft x 30 ft pavilion with extensive concrete sidewalks and driveways. There is also a bulkhead running the length of the yard along the lake. The yard also irrigated by sprinkler using water from the adjacent lake.
The home can be accessed by ranch road or Raintree Lakes Circle on the southern end of the property. This well-built 1,800 sqft home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The home was built in the 1970's but has recently been remodeled. The home has a large porch that wraps around three sides of the home, pipe fencing, dual water connections and two live springs feeding into the pond. The home also has a two car carport with a covered walk-way that crosses a live spring.
This home was recently redone and has a new metal roof. The home is 1,200 sqft with 2 bedrooms/1 bath and a laundry room. The home is improved with a two-car carport, dual water connection and a large front porch. The property has frontage along Raintree Lake Circle. The home is fenced one all sides with welded pipe fencing and five strand barbed wire.
The home is 2,452 sqft with 4 bedrooms/2 bath. The home has a block foundation and wood frame. This home was recently redone with new windows, doors, vinyl siding, and metal roof. The sheet rock and flooring in the interior of the house has recently been redone. The home is cooled and heated by central heating and air and is also outfitted with a place for a wood burning stove. The home has a large front porch and is fenced on all sides. There is also a small fenced in backyard perfect for small animals.
The home is 3 bedrooms/2 bath with a slab foundation and wood frame. This home was recently redone with a metal roof and covered back patio. The home is cooled and heated by central heating. There is also a shed with a concrete foundation located behind the home as well as a small storage shed with a two car carport.
Outdoor Kitchen - This fabulously designed covered structure serves as both a cook shack and gathering area. It is outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances/fixtures including a grill/smoker, sink, granite countertops, oven/stove and a fire pit plumbed for gas. The building has a concrete foundation, metal roof, Austin stone throughout and a half bathroom.
Climate Storage- This building is a 1,500 sqft steel frame storage building on a slab. The building is insulated and has the ability to be heated and cooled. The building has a slab foundation, metal frame, and metal roof/siding.
Three-Sided Shed - This structure is 30' x 15' (450 sqft.) has a gravel foundation, steel frame, metal siding, and metal roofing.
Three-Sided Shed w/Power/Water - This structure is 60' x 30' (1,800 sqft.) has a gravel foundation, steel frame, metal siding, and metal roofing.
Auto Barn - This is an enclosed climate controlled and insulated building that is 4,420 sqft. The building has an office space, half bath, and a storage unit. The building has a slab foundation, metal frame, and metal roofing/siding.
Hay Barn - This metal structure is utilized as a hay barn and can hold approximately 800 round bales. This structure is 5,400 +/- sqft, 20 ft tall, and has electricity.
Covered Pens - The working pens are some of the best pens you will find in all of East Texas. The pens are covered by a large metal frame and metal roof. The pens were custom built and designed to allow for the working of a large number of cows with a limited number of people.
Boat House - The structure is constructed with a steel pipe frame, expanded metal flooring, covered walkway, dock area, two stall boat slip, electrical and water.
Boat house (New Lake) - The structure is constructed with a steel pipe frame, expanded metal flooring, covered walkway, dock area, one stall boat slip, electrical and water. The boat house is located adjacent to a walkway that crosses the lake and has a gazebo in the middle.
Tractor shed- This structure is 30' x 60' (1,800 sqft.) has a 6-inch concrete foundation, steel frame, metal siding, metal roofing w/ insulation, electricity, and water access. The structure has 3 bays with overhead doors, work bench area, air compressor and wielding setup perfect for equipment maintenance.
Storage shed - The structure is constructed with an I-beam/4-inch steel pipe frame, metal roof, concrete foundation, and electricity.
Trailer shed- The structure is constructed with an I-beam/4-inch steel pipe frame, metal roof and dirt foundation.
Professional landscaping and lighting
Electric metal gated entrance
Explosion Proof Fuel tanks
Soilcrete and blacktop roads
Video monitored security system throughout the ranch
1000 - gallon propane tank
Peach Orchard / Garden; Irrigated by drip irrigation
45 KW generator (Powered by Natural Gas) - Services the water well, house and front gate
The property is under an agricultural tax exemption program.
A large inventory of furnishings and equipment are included with a qualifying offer. Contact agent for further details.
Contact agent for further details.