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Vast Texas Hill Country ranch with horse arena trots onto market for $17 million

Texas Hill Country ranch with horse arena trots onto market for $17M

Sky West Ranch overview
Sky West Ranch covers nearly 74 Hill Country acres. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch
The property is ideal for ranching, growing vineyards, and exploring nature. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch pool
Cool off after a long day ranching at the pool or in the nearby river. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch horse barn
Can you really call it a ranch if it doesn't have horse paddocks and a covered riding arena? Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch kitchen
Whip up a hearty meal in the chef's kitchen. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch bedroom
The home boasts four luxuriously detailed bedrooms. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch bathroom
Soaker tub with a view. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch closet
A closet fit for a rodeo queen, with lots of space for cowgirl boots. Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Sky West Ranch overview
Sky West Ranch
Sky West Ranch pool
Sky West Ranch horse barn
Sky West Ranch kitchen
Sky West Ranch bedroom
Sky West Ranch bathroom
Sky West Ranch closet

Ranching is as much of a Texas staple as oil and barbecue. Many natives and new arrivals alike fantasize about owning a big spread somewhere in this vast state.

Although it’s dwarfed by the state’s granddaddy of them all, the 825,000-acre King Ranch, a Hill Country ranch that just went on the market still might satisfy some ranching aspirations. The nearly 74-acre Sky West Ranch, just southeast of Fredericksburg at 4900 Goehmann Ln., carries a price tag of $16,999,000.

“Create your own vineyard or wedding venue, build an ideal compound to house your family and friends, or make this precious space your place to call home,” the listing says.

The 8,595-square-foot main house features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a study, a game room, a home theater, a chef’s kitchen, slate and hardwood floors, and double-framed walls. There’s even a separate two-bedroom guesthouse.

While the interior would please most any rancher, it’s the exterior that commands the greatest attention. Highlights include:

  • Covered horse-riding arena.
  • Six equine paddocks.
  • Pole barn.
  • Two water wells.
  • Granite-lined pond stocked with bass.
  • Soil able to support production of grape wines.
  • 2,000 feet of riverfront on the Pedernales River.

“The majority of the acreage is user-friendly, allowing for horseback riding, fishing, and exploring the river,” the listing says.

Bridget Ramey of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.