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— Lodge —
The main lodge and ranch headquarters were built in 2015 and sit in a picturesque draw at the convergence of two canyons surrounded by rimrock. The main lodge is 6,510 square feet with an expansive living and dining area and a large commercial kitchen with premium appliances including a Vulcan range and True foodservice grade refrigerators/freezer, stainless steel countertops and food prep areas. There are seven bedrooms and seven full bathrooms and one half bathroom. Hot water is provided by 5 high-capacity tankless hot water heaters allowing for all 7 showers to be utilized at once with no loss of hot water. There is a large utility room with three commercial grade Speed Queen washers and a Speed Queen dryer. The front of the lodge is shaded by a 16-foot by 40-foot covered porch leading to a large outdoor firepit and gathering area. At one end of the lodge is a four- vehicle enclosed garage with 10-foot-high by 18-foot-wide drive through bay doors. The garage is accessed from the lodge by an interior door off the main room.
The lodge is steel beam construction covered by 6-inch-thick Dryden stone. All exterior windows are protected by rollup steel hurricane shutters that can be closed when the ranch is unoccupied. The lodge has a security system, satellite television and Wi-Fi provided by Dish Network, and a dedicated satellite phone hard wired into the building. The lodge and outbuildings are all built on concrete slab and connected by a large concrete drive and parking area. Heating and cooling to the lodge is provided by 4 a/c units. Facilities are serviced by two 500-gallon septic tanks with drain lines.
The main outbuilding consists of a 40-foot by 80-foot metal shop with six sixteen-foot bay doors, dedicated shop/maintenance area with ample shelving, a 600-pound ice machine with a 1,000-pound bin, and equipment and vehicle storage. Beside the shop is a 24-foot by 30-foot cleaning shed complete with stainless steel sinks and countertops, automatic winches with stainless steel gambrels, concrete flooring with built in drains, freezers and two 300-pound ice machines. Both outbuildings are equipped with LED lighting and external security lights that can be controlled from the main lodge.
Power is provided to the ranch headquarters by Rio Grande Electric Cooperative. Backup power is provided by a Generac generator wired to kick on if primary power fails. The generator and select appliances are fueled by four 1,000-gallon propane tanks. Two large fuel storage tanks provide gasoline and diesel for the ranch. There is one 1,000-gallon gasoline tank and one 1,000-gallon green diesel tank.
A short drive from the ranch headquarters lies the airstrip. The asphalt runway was recently resurfaced and is in excellent condition. The runway measures 4,200 feet long by 35 feet wide and is large enough to accommodate most small to medium sized jets. There are turnarounds at each end and the runway is designed to allow planes to take off or land from either end depending on the wind conditions. There are two 17-foot tall hangers besides the runway.
Up from the airstrip is the old ranch headquarters. This area consists of an unused ranch house that if remodeled would make an excellent ranch foreman’s home or guest house, several old outbuildings, working pens, and numerous sheds and barns. There is also grain storage and a varmint proof feed barn.
— VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT —
• 2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
• Two (2) Kubota RTV 1140CPX
• Two (2) Kubota RTV 900
• John Deere Tractor 4WD Enclosed Cab with 541 Loader (PTO attachments include auger, rotary cutter and batwing shredder)
• 3-ton feed Jet trailer
• Fiat Allis FG85 motor grader
• Dump truck
• 26 hunting blinds (6 executive blinds, 1 executive bow blind)
• 12 Texas Wildlife Supply 3,000 lb feeders
• 30 All-Season corn feeders
• 5 floor-mounted gun safes