903 Crystal Mountain Dr Austin,Texas 78735 United States
This is the largest and rarest privately held offering available this close to downtown Austin and within the highly sought after and scenic areas of west Austin. Located near Westlake, Lake Austin, HWY 360, great shopping, several private golf clubs, world class tennis facilities and some of Austin’s favorite restaurants this is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a special buyer. School districts of EANES ISD and some of Austin’s best private schools are within minutes of this property.Barton Canyon Ranch is an absolutely gorgeous, recreational “live water” ranch property situated on 128 +/- acres in one of the most beautiful areas in Austin and central Texas.
The ranch sits between the Crystal Mountain and Wimberly Lane section of Barton Creek. The property has over a mile of spring fed Barton Creek with several deep swimming holes, lush pastures, elevated vistas and building sites, incredible canyons and abundant wildlife. A majority of the property is in an agricultural exemption (Ag Exempt) which significantly reduces the financial burden of holding the property. Even more unique is it’s 15 +/- minute proximity to downtown Austin and The University of Texas and 30 +/- minutes west of Austin’s International Airport (ABIA) and the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) Formula One (F1) racing track.”Your backyard is a 128+/- acre pristine live water ranch and just beyond your gates is a high-end resort & spa with great restaurants, club house, 3 championship golf courses, tennis facilities and a Omni hotel and conference center.what more could you possibly want?” says GaryIn addition to the breathtaking views and over one mile of Barton Creek, your daily ranch activities could include fishing, swimming, kayaking, miles of hiking, biking & horse riding trails or the chance to simply appreciate nature and the abundant wildlife that this truly special and one-of-a-kind property offers.
The diverse and spectacular terrain of the ranch spans from native grass pastures along the creek to the heavily treed hills, scenic canyons and massive boulders carved by thousands of years of water flow to distant and panoramic views from some of the higher points on the property. This habitat supports a variety of wildlife including white tail deer, Red-Tailed Hawks, Owls, Humming Birds and other migrant and native birds. Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country.
The property has 2 separate private gates which is all easily accessible from 2 sides of the ranch. One gate located in the well established luxury neighborhood of Barton Creek from the gated section called Wimberly Lane and the other from FM 2244 (Bee Caves) from the luxury neighborhood of Crystal Mountain. The Barton Creek side is known for its world class Golf and Tennis facilities, Omni Resort & Spa with award winning restaurants, resort conference center and highly rated hotel facilities.About the water: This creek actually passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin and forms a greenbelt that is the habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna, including at least seven endangered species of plants.The creek begins in northern Hays County and flows 40 miles (64 km) east through Austin to Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), where it merges with the Colorado River. The creek falls into the fissure of the Edwards Aquifer in southwest Austin and reemerges at Barton Springs.
Steeped in history. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Barton Creek was believed to host Tonkawa and Comanche Indian camps.The creek is named for William Barton, who built a house near Barton Springs in 1837. The springs quickly became a popular resort, and its swimming hole was replaced with a pool some time during the 1930s.While Barton Canyon Ranch is rugged and wild, The Capitol of Texas and the thriving city of Austin surround this very private and scenic ranch but you would never know it when on this property. The Sellers have been careful and thoughtful stewards of this property over the years. Preserving the natural beauty of the landscape by careful pruning or clearing fallen trees, keeping undergrowth down and shredding appropriately helps keep this land pristine and healthy while maintaining the integrity of the habitat.Rich in area amenities, the ranch presents a unique investment opportunity for the discerning buyer seeking a spectacular recreational property near the heart of Austin, Texas. The property which may be divided and developed into multiple estate sized lots each with views, beautiful hardwood trees, creek frontage and gorgeous building sites.
- Listing courtesy of Kuper Sotheby’s
- 4 BEDROOMS
- 5 FULL BATHS
- 1 PARTIAL BATHS
- 903 Crystal Mountain Dr Austin, Texas 78735 United States