The Seco Springs Ranch, a headwaters ranch, is situated in its own series of secluded valleys and surrounding mountains in Bandera County, Texas, between Tarpley and Utopia.  The property offers privacy, extensive live water, numerous lakes, productive valleys, excellent wildlife habitat, exceptional topography, forever views, a good road system and very cool historical improvements. This ranch is the personification of the true Texas Hill Country.

Seco Creek, affectionately know in the area as “The Seco”,  has its beginnings with the water emanating from the many springs on the ranch. The springs and seeps on the ranch produce precious flows year-round and result in several miles of streams and creeks including incredible ponds and lakes on the ranch. The ranch is centered in the Seco Springs valley and is set up for grazing livestock but is currently resting its pastures as part of its overall management plan.  The ranch has adequate cross fencing, working pens, traps, corrals and barns for livestock and ranch management.

Secluded in the center of the ranch overlooking one of the large lakes is the main home that is perfect for large gatherings and entertaining.  The home has seven bedrooms, a spacious living area with a large fireplace and cathedral ceilings.  The home has a rustic feel but has all the modern conveniences with the kitchen and bathrooms having been recently updated. There is a two-car covered garage near the main home as well. Texas landowners and their guests appreciate a good sundowner location and Seco Springs Ranch does not disappoint with a mountaintop deck overlooking the main valley and incredible sunset vistas.


  • 2,086± acres
  • Impressive main home with 7 bedrooms, modern conveniences, and recent upgrades
  • The headquarters area includes the 3 bedroom manager’s home, a ranch hand house and a bunkhouse.  In addition, the headquarters area includes several barns, stables, a tack room and a small office
  • 3 water wells with 2 electric submersibles servicing the main lodge and headquarters area and a third being a windmill
  • Diverse topography provides a varied and productive habitat for a variety of flora and fauna
  • Juniper management has been in place on the ranch for years in the valleys, lower hillsides and some ridge tops; enhancing range conditions, habitat and spring flows
  • Home to thriving populations of managed white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, some quail, seasonal waterfowl and varmints plus exotics including sika deer, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, aoudad and feral hogs
  • Fourteen deer stands with electric feeders and hog fencing around each feeder
  • Multiple water features offer extensive fishing opportunities whether you enjoy a cane pole, a spinning/bait-casting rig or a fly rod
  • An extensive road system that provides access to all quadrants of the ranch
  • Electricity is in place with existing service to several areas of the ranch
  • A quick drive from the quaint community of Tarpley and just a short distance from Utopia, Texas
  • The property is only 79 driving miles (1.5 hour drive time!) from the San Antonio International Airport
  • The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/Wildlife Management valuation on its open space.
  • This property is being offered under an exclusive co-brokerage agreement between Republic Ranches and Jon Busbee, Broker at Busbee Ranch Sales
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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Marketed In Cooperation With
Fay Ranches, Inc.

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