The 4C Ranch is one of the largest ranch offerings in the highly sought-after area of Austin County. The ranch is just a short hour and fifteen-minute drive from Houston and located off Hoppe Sister Road between New Ulm and Cat Spring. Hoppe Sister Road dead-ends just past the 4C and has a great community of neighboring ranches.
In the Cross-Timbers ecological region of Texas, the property has amazing topography with multiple vistas, many overlooking one of the 11 ponds scattered evenly throughout the property. On the northern side of the ranch, the owner has worked tirelessly to restore the native grasses. In order to maintain the grass but not overgraze, the owners have ensured that they keep an appropriate number of cattle on the ranch. Numerous tactics have been employed and directed towards restoring the native virtues of the ranch’s ecology. Large mottes of oaks dividing the rolling terrain and improved pastures make this ranch feel much larger than its 420± acres.
The ranch mainly consists of clay loam and loamy fine sand which are ideal for supporting native grasses and large oaks. This region of the state will average over 40 inches of rain per year and supports a great diversity of wildlife.
There are four main vistas that are bordered by small valleys with elevation changes over 65 feet. Despite multiple draws and drainages, there are only 30± acres of designated floodplain located on the property.
At the front of the property sits the main house with approximately 3,750 square feet of living area. The four-bedroom, 2.5 bath home was extensively remodeled in 2021. There is a dedicated bar, wine fridge, and icemaker just off the kitchen making the home perfect for entertaining. The home sits on a hill with the back porch overlooking the largest lake on the property, with great views to the north. The four-bay garage has an additional attached bunkhouse with a full kitchen and bath. A virtual tour of the home can be seen by clicking the link below.
Two barns are located near the main house with a garage. The barn is 3,400 square feet, and the equipment barn is L-shaped and ideal for parking ranch equipment.
The property has an excellent roads system providing great access throughout the ranch. Good fencing with multiple interior fenced pastures make this a cattle-ready ranch while maintaining a recreational and hunting appeal.