Texas is home to plenty of large properties that work livestock. Real cowboys ride horses and work cattle all across the Lone Star State on historical properties owned by some of the state’s original cattle barons. But there are other ranches out there that may not have the history, but they’ve got some other unique features.
On these seven properties (six of which are listed by Jeff Soele of Texas Best Ranches) you’ll find homes with wine cellars, homes with covered horse arenas, and properties stocked with exotic game for hunting. These homes are an example of how some wealthy Texans live very well. Read on to see the seven most luxurious ranches in Texas.
7. Plantation style ranch in Chambers County
Just 45 minutes from Houston, this plantation style ranch sits on 175 acres in Chambers County. With a 6,000 square foot main house, a log cabin guest house, and a fenced property that backs up to White’s Bayou where deer and wild hogs are plentiful, it’s a hunter’s dream!
6. Exotic game ranch in Uvalde
This 1,826 acre Uvalde ranch is stocked with exotic game from Africa such as spiral-horned Addax deer and Ibex deer. Built on the Nueces river, it has a gorgeous pool and a lakefront guest house that would please any hunter.
5. BB Ranch in Venus, Texas
This ranch spans 910 acres and includes a spa, a gym and a handball court, just for starters. If that’s not enough there’s also a pool and an outdoor tennis court. For hunters, there’s a high fenced deer reserve and an eight-station skeet shooting range. There’s also a horse barn and cattle chutes, because of course, it is a ranch after all.
4. Trophy ranch in George West
This 3,779 acre ranch located near George West, Texas has a luxurious main house and four other guest/work houses located on the property. A pool, a large fishing lake, high game fencing and a deer breeding facility are some other amenities on this sumptuous estate.
3. Exotic hunting ranch on the Frio River
An enormous seven bedroom lodge, a bunkhouse, a game cleaning area and a pool are just a few of the incredible things you’ll find on this little slice of Heaven on the Frio River. Exotic game run free on 1,488 fenced acres that sit along the Frio River in Frio County.
2. Horseman’s dream ranch in Bandera County
Just outside of San Antonio we find this stunning 56 acre estate that is perfect for horse enthusiasts. A state of the art barn with automatic washers accompanies a covered arena to create the perfect home for a horse rider. The home itself is no less impressive with its pool and luxurious rooms.
1. Opulent ranch in Dimmit County
This working cattle ranch in Dimmit County has three thousand acres, a mansion ranch house, two horse barns, a pool and first rate shooting facilities. It has also been featured on lifestyles of the rich and famous, back when that was still a show.