Tarcoola Ranch | 655 FM 969 $3,995,000
Beautiful Tarcoola Ranch is a spectacular 19-acre property situated on the banks of the famous Colorado River. It is located just outside Bastrop which was founded by Stephen F. Austin in 1832 and is one of the oldest towns in Texas. Lush green pastures, native grasses, fields of wildflowers, and towering pecan, sycamore, and elm trees provide the perfect environment for over 40 species of birds and abundant wildlife that inhabit the property. The fabulous river vistas can be seen from almost all areas of the stunning, hill country home, and the soothing river rapids can be heard from the expansive decks that wrap the home.
With 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and two large living areas, the versatile floor plan is ideal for gatherings with family and friends. Features include vaulted ceilings, 3 stone fireplaces, wood floors, a chef’s kitchen, and a game room with a wet bar and pool table. A spacious and private owner suite and large bath with walls of windows capture the breathtaking views down to the river.
The property has an existing wildlife exemption but is also home to 5 handsome longhorn cattle. With approximately 1200 feet of river frontage, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation including swimming, fishing, tubing, and picnicking along the banks. It is located on the Bastrop-Wilbarger Paddling trail-a 14.3 mile riparian corridor providing for exceptional kayaking and canoeing. There are excellent fishing and birding opportunities given the diversity of plant and animal life along this spectacular stretch of the Colorado River.
If you are seeking privacy and natural beauty in a picturesque setting along one of the country’s most impressive rivers, this is the perfect getaway for a weekend or a lifetime. Just 25 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and all Austin has to offer, this one-of-a-kind property is unequaled.