Approx. 6,500 Acres- 48421 FM 2627 - Marathon

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Price: $3,400,000
Type: Acreage
Bed/Bath: Bed, Bath
Square Feet: ~
Acreage: ~6500
Status: Active
ID Number: 90146
Welcome to Stillwell Ranch- this legendary West Texas landmark located in the Chihuahuan Desert is so rich in history one can only attempt to appreciate its past, present & future place in Texas history! Location- This 6,500+/- acre ranch is located in Brewster County 45+/- miles south of Marathon & 7+/- miles north of Big Bend National Park's entrance on FM 2627. Terrain- The ranch's diverse terrain ranges from scrub brush flats to gently rolling foothills up to rugged bluffs. Elevation ranges from 2200'-2500' offering distant panoramic views of Stillwell Mountain to the southeast (3,500' elev.) & Santiago Peak to the northwest (6,500' elev.). Maravillas Creek aimlessly traverses through the ranch for approx. 4 miles & along with Big Brushy Canyon contain a variety of trees/brush & native grasses creating a perfect wildlife habitat. Wildlife- Abundant wildlife includes record book mule deer, occasional elk, javelina, dove & quail for your observing/hunting enjoyment as well as a variety of varmints. With no livestock grazing in several years, the trees/brush & grasses are in excellent condition & high in natural protein optimizing antler growth. In addition to natural browse, the ranch has an annual mule deer feeding program in place with strategically placed bulk protein feeders & water troughs throughout. The ranch qualifies for MLD permits allowing for an extended mule deer hunting season through January. Neighbors- Black Gap Wildlife Management Assoc. (103,000 acres) borders the south boundary & Big Bend National Park (800,000 acres) nearly borders the west boundary of the ranch which has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert in the United States. These large neighboring areas provide additional opportunities to hunt, explore & enjoy some of the most scenic country in West Texas. Water- The ranch contains wet weathered ponds that collect water during seasonal rains & water troughs that provide water on a consistent basis. Continuing on FM 2627 for approx. 20 miles southeast of the ranch there are rafting/fishing trips available on the Rio Grande. History- This 6,800+/- acre ranch is part of an original 22,000 acre cattle ranch belonging to the Stillwell family dating back to the early 1900s. Hallie married Roy Stillwell in 1918 & over the next 30 years raised 3 children Roy, Guy & Dadie through harsh conditions, limited medical care, severe droughts, war, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression & disease. Roy unexpectedly died in 1948 & Hallie maintained the ranch until 1964 when she turned the ranch over to her two sons. In 1969, Hallie opened the Stillwell General Store & RV Park & instantly became a tourist attraction for those traveling in Big Bend Country. In 1991, Hallie's daughter Dadie opened Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum on the ranch to honor her mother's West Texas legacy. The General Store, RV Park & Museum are situated on 300+/- acres located along FM 2627 which could also be purchased. Stillwell Ranch's appealing but yet simple Big Bend Country setting is sure to take you back in time with its western charm. The ranch has been featured in several articles, magazines & other publications including 2 books written by Hallie: I'll Gather My Geese & My Goose is Cooked. To own a piece of this Texas history, obtain additional info or to schedule an appointment to view call Gary Helmcamp (Listing Broker) at 979-732-0592 or his office at 979-725-6006.
Improvements
  • Well
Land Features
  • Maint. Fees: $0
  • Paved Road Frontage
  • Farm to Market Road Frontage
  • Agricultural Lease
  • Agricultural Exemption
  • Seasonal Creek
  • Partially Wooded
  • Rolling
Other
  • School District: San Vicente ISD
  • Financing
    • Cash
    • Conventional
Directions
From Marathon, travel south on US-385 approx. 39 miles. Turn left onto FM 2627 & continue approx. 6 miles. Stillwell Ranch is located at 48421 FM 2627, Marathon, TX 79842. Contact our office at 979-725-6006 for detailed directions.

Tri-County Realty, LLC

707 S. Eagle
PO Box 123
Weimar, TX 78962
Phone: (979) 725-6006