Less than an hour’s drive from Houston, the incomparable Broad Oaks Ranch in Hempstead, Texas, includes 1,408± acres of 3.7 miles of Brazos River frontage with beaches, several ponds, an 8± acre picturesque, stocked fishing lake, and five water wells. Improved open pastures have native pecan trees, mixed oak and mesquite trees, and thickly wooded acreage providing a natural habitat for wildlife. A truly unequaled high-fence hunting ranch with white-tailed deer, exotics, waterfowl, and upland game birds. The exquisitely appointed main house with four bedrooms/5 baths/6 half-baths, an outdoor fire pit, an oversized infinity edge, heated pool, with water features, bubblers, and a hot tub. The guest house is a beautifully remodeled 3 bed/3 bath. The barndominium/event center is handsomely designed for entertaining with six bedrooms/8.5 baths, spacious living areas, and a commercial kitchen. This property comes with an 8-stall horse barn, office, conference room, and workshop. The overflow cabin offers 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom. All are appointed with great attention to detail, fabulous millwork, and exceptional stonework.
Approximately half of the ranch is located out of the floodplain with rolling hills covered in large oaks. The river bottom is a mix of open, improved pastures and thick woods dominated by hundreds of pecan trees and massive cottonwoods along the river.
Most of the river frontage is accessible, and there are multiple large sand beaches, a unique feature to have extensive access points along the river. Property along the river is thickly wooded and excellent habitat for wildlife. The bottomland adjacent to the river is a mix of improved pastures, native pecan groves, and mixed oaks and mesquite trees. The higher country is a mix of improved hay pastures and wooded areas predominantly populated by large oaks. There are plenty of thick areas left for wildlife in this area as well.
A fantastic hunting property, the entire ranch is high-fenced and has several different high-fenced pastures. Improved genetics have been introduced, and the ranch carries tremendous trophy whitetails and includes multiple exotics such as black buck, oryx, addax, buffalo, red lechwe, waterbucks, and Père David’s deer. Two wetland units have been developed for excellent duck hunting, and both units have water wells that pipe water to the units for full control. Waterfowl hunting is excellent within the Brazos River valley and is a major flyway for ducks. This area is also known for holding good dove numbers. Several fields are planted for doves on the ranch every year. Plenty of hogs and several blinds are kept outside the high fence area along the river for less controlled hunting opportunities.
The ranch runs a small herd of cattle that are rotated through numerous pastures. There are also several hay fields growing primarily coastal. Water wells were drilled to allow for irrigating with irrigation guns when needed.