Grand and historic residence, big water, live creeks, rolling meadow, pine plantation, hardwood forest and abundant wildlife make Homestead Ranch truly an avid sportsman’s paradise. The 19th century cabins overlook an always full 40 acre lake, while the main residence, guest house and pool house overlook the 10 acre lake. The property is easily accessible from a FM road and has a great trail system network once on the ranch. Memories will be made whether you choose to live full time or visit for a family get-away. Homestead Ranch is a once in a life time opportunity.
Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport 6,000 ft - 28 miles - 35 mins DFW Airport 161 miles - 2 hrs 30 mins Texarkana 48 miles - 50 mins Hughes Springs 8 miles - 7 minsMap of Cass County Description Property Highlights: - First-class accommodations rich in history and restored to perfect condition - 40 acre fishing lake, 35 acre duck slough, 10 acre homestead lake, 6+ acre “alligator” slough, plus creeks - Heavily wooded with mix of hard and softwood trees, newly planted pine plantation trees - Great access off Farm-to-Market Road, perimeter and interior trails make getting around quick and easy Terrain: Homestead Ranch offers various types of terrain. From the iron ore hill-tops at 400 feet to the sandy loam bottoms at 300 feet, you can experience a wide variety of topography. Throughout the ranch are hay meadows, food plots, pine plantation trees and hardwood forest. A perimeter trail system encompasses the entire ranch accompanied by a network of interior trails allowing excellent access to the most remote spots. The abundant landscape provides healthy native grasses, acorns, browse and forage for wildlife. To further enhance the nutrition, there are multiple food plots currently in place and potential for countless more. True, native East Texas scenery can be found at Homestead Ranch, come take a look. Wildlife and Water: If you like water, look no further than Homestead Ranch. Starting with a 40 acre, no-expense-spared lake (with island), you can jet ski, water ski, tube, fish, swim, or just about anything involving water. A 3 Phase water well pump has been installed to keep the water level, regardless of a drought! If it rains too much, water goes under the bridge and over the concrete spillway and into the masterfully designed 35 acre duck slough. Limit out on mallards, pintails, and gadwalls in the comfort of a dry and heated duck blind. Or if late in the season and birds aren’t coming in, try the pit blind located in the middle of the slough. The 10 acre “house lake” is beautifully sculpted next to both lodges and also held at a constant level thanks to a well. Clean banks and a pasture surrounding afford incredible views from the pier. “Alligator Slough” is 6 acres and holds an abundance of fish, frogs and other aquatic species (rumor is alligators!). Of course there is hunting too. Cattle run deer off, tromp grasses down, knock feeders over, and generally disturb the native wildlife. Fortunately for sporting enthusiast, Homestead Ranch has never run any cattle, ever. And no, the ranch has never been leased out to other hunters. There are more deer, hogs, varmints, and critters than any one person can harvest. - Main Residence – Built in 1910, restored in 2008, approx. 5,587 sq ft, 4 bedrooms and 5 baths - Guest House – Built in Late 1800’s, restored in 2009, approx. 4,200 sq ft with 2,900 sq ft heated and cooled,3 bedrooms, 3 baths, transferred from Jefferson - Pool and Pool House – Built in 2009, large resort-style pool with infinity edge - Cabins – Unfinished bed and breakfast cabins built in 1800’s, transferred from Jefferson - Main Barn – Built early 1900’s, constructed extra support and reinforcements 2007 - 40 acre fishing lake with an acre size island complete with bridge, concrete spillway, 3 phase water well pump for consistent level, underground utilities available on island - 35 acre duck slough, complete with large stationary duck blinds for multiple hunters including a pit blind - 10 acre homestead lake with pier, clean banks, bridge and concrete spillway, water well for consistent level - 6 acre “alligator lake,” enough said - Utilities – All underground utilities, including 3 phase power at 40 acre lake - Fencing, gates, trails – perimeter fencing, multiple entrance gates, combed trail system Minerals: Owner will convey half interest of minerals owned. Minerals Owner will convey half interest of minerals owned. Wildlife Deer, waterfowl, hogs and fishing Water 40 and 6 acre lakes and a 35 acre duck slough Listing Agent Steven Farrell (903) 452-2526 cell - view all properties from this agent