Historic Building in the center of Utopia it is the third oldest building in town. Built in 1887-1888 this was part of a 5 acre homestead established by MD Hughes. Mr. Hughes ran an apothecary in the front two rooms, lived in the rest of the house. Bought by MC Boyce and his wife in 1905, the front rooms were rented out to children of ranchers who attended school in Utopia. After the house passed to their daughter in the 1950's, the Main Street addition was moved from the Harper Ranch North of Utopia to the property. This expanded the boarding house. The house was sold out of the family, but was returned in 1980 when grandson Everette Boyce inherited it. Everette and Katherine renovated the front rooms and bathroom into offices. They operated Boyce Realty out of the offices for 38 years, retiring this Spring. The addition has been mainly used for storage. The great room and other rooms have been rented for boarders, gift shops, businesses. The building does need renovations, but has many features worth preserving. In addition to the 2 store rooms, 2 office rooms, and half bath, there is a great room, kitchen area, front bedroom, what was a half bath, and a small back room. A new survey to determine exact lot size will be needed. Owner financing is available.
Located just west of Tarpley near the headwaters of Hondo Creek, Yellow Rose Ranch is truly one the most unique live water ranches available in the Texas Hill Country. The ranch offers paved access, two separate electric entrances, multiple lakes, multiple homes, fantastic road system and up to 5000+ ft of lake frontage and flowing creek. The ranch and infrastructure is being offered with various housing scenarios that would make it perfect the ranch for use as a turnkey hunting/fishing ranch, family or corporate retreat. The commercial or private recreational potential is unlimited; hiking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, camping, artifact hunting, kayaking, tubing, swimming and canoeing.
The Ranch offers an excellent mix of hills and bottom land and the terrain of the ranch varies from steep majestic rock bluffs to gently sloping hills, elevated plateaus with amazing views and multiple valleys with deep soiled bottom land. The owners have built an excellent road system throughout the ranch that allows easy access to all areas of the ranch and a single tour of the ranch provides a buyer with an incredible variety of terrain, views and unique features one would want in a Hill Country Ranch. The valleys and canyon walls are absolutely covered with several varieties of hardwoods including Cedar Elm, Live Oak, Spanish Oak, Black Walnut, Blue Oak, Madrone and Wild Cherry. Numerous springs are scattered throughout the ranch providing water to several small dirt ponds located along the watersheds and the owners have strategically drilled a deep strong water well near the center of the ranch to provide additional water to these ponds and water stations throughout the ranch. There are numerous lake sites in the multiple valleys and the existing ponds could be enlarged and improved to provide even more recreational use.
The owners have selectively cleared hundreds of acres of cedar through the years and the excellent mix of open land and cover provide excellent habitat for Whitetail, Aoudad, Hogs, and Turkey and occasional Exotics that roam the area. The owners have free choice fed protein for years and the deer quality is outstanding for hill country animals. The hunting on the ranch is exceptional with only management deer being harvested the last several years. Hunting stations are positioned throughout teh ranch to maximize safety and ranch includes 6 bulk game feeders, six automatic corn feeders and 6 blinds. The wildlife include excellent whitetail, hogs, hundreds of wild turkey, axis , fallow and aoudad are also seen the ranch. The bird population is amazing and nearly every species in the hill country nests or has been seen on the ranch. The beautiful rock bottom creek and lake provide habitat for large numbers of waterfowl during certain times of the year. The south and west portion of the ranch is game fenced along a two mile stretch and the northern border is not fenced allowing free range animals from a large neighboring tract.
The live water on the ranch is incredible and offers up to a mile of fabulous Hondo Creek which flows along the eastern boundary of the ranch and in areas offers both sides of the crystal clear spring fed creek, beautiful waterfalls, rapids, relaxing shallow pools and an absolutely awesome lake frontage. This hidden jewel offers some of the most incredible settings anywhere in the Texas Hill Country with multiple homes situated right along the banks of the fabulous spring fed lakes. The owner has developed multiple manicured park like areas along the lakes for picnics, family gatherings, weddings, receptions etc. The owner has constructed multiple decks and floating piers to provide easy access into the lakes for unlimited water recreation including swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. The sheer tranquility and beauty of sitting on your own patio and looking over a spring fed lake surrounded by hardwood lined hills cannot be described.
The sale of Yellow Rose Ranch is being offered in a number of scenarios, complete details will be provided to qualified parties. Don't miss the opportunity to see this fabulous one of a kind live water recreational ranch. Pricing starts at 3,950,000. Call Morris Killough 210-415-9850