Seco Springs Ranch is a beautiful secluded family retreat on 2700 acres in the most majestic part of the Texas Hill Country. The 4500 square foot ranch house is nestled in a valley overlooking a large lake and is surrounded by rugged hills and rolling pastures. The large living area is tastefully appointed with a fireplace and bar which flows into a 14 seated dining area and fully equipped kitchen. A large deck leads down a gently sloping backyard to the fire pit and lake. There are two other lakes on the property and all afford excellent swimming and catch and release fishing. Hiking and birding are favorite activities on the ranch as well as photographing wildlife, especially from Lookout Point.
Downstairs are two bedrooms both with queen beds and a children’s playroom with a twin bed. The bunkroom which has four sets of twin bunk beds which is beyond the main living areas. The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom.
The bunkroom has its own bath. It’s a great spot for the children to have their own “camp out area”. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with King beds and another full bath. There are also two cribs, one downstairs and one upstairs.
5 Flat Screen Televisions, 1 in each bedroom;
Kitchen equipped with dishes, glassware, pots and pans, cutlery, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, two coffee
makers, toaster, oven/ range top and dishwasher;
Reverse osmosis water system in kitchen;
Wi-Fi internet connection;
Satellite TV with DVD player in living room, master, 2nd upstairs bedroom and bunk room;
Stereo with CD player;
Telephone and good cell overage;
Charcoal and gas grills;
Central A/C and heat;
Fire pit – all firewood provided;
All bed and bath linens provided;
Catch and release fishing, swimming, hiking, birding and photographer’s paradise;
Four wheel drive vehicle recommended for accessing Lookout Point;
Living room with wood burning fireplace;
Dining room with seating for 14;
Open kitchen with island and breakfast bar;
Children’s playroom with one twin bed;
Bunk room with 8 twin beds;
Bedroom with Queen bed;
Second Queen bedroom with a crib and private entrance;
Bath with shower only in bunkroom area;
Bath with tub/shower combo;
Large deck overlooking the lake;
Master with King bed;
Second bedroom with King bed and a crib;
Bath with tub and shower combination.
I am a designer/manufacturer who grew up with horses in the country when Bellaire, Texas was in the country. When I found this ranch, I felt right at home. I wanted some place to reconnect to nature, bond with my family in a special way and get away from city life. I still live in Houston and find that it is worth the 4 hours it takes me to get Seco Springs Ranch. I always hate to leave when its time to go.
Bandera embodies the cowboy in its strong rodeo tradition. Even today you'll often see horses tied to downtown hitching posts. Bandera County dude ranches offer a taste of the cowboy lifestyle with horseback riding, trail rides, and chuckwagon meals. Secluded cabins tucked away in the hills throughout the county are perfect for watching wildlife, listening to the birds, and gazing at the stars. At local honky-tonks, the music is lively, the dance floor is full, and the beverages are cold.
Garner State Park is only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails.
Lost Maples State park is also only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate, which gives guided tours of the beautiful hill country it shares with Seco Springs Ranch.
In August 2010 Utopia was the site of filming for a movie called "Seven Days in Utopia", starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Kathy Baker, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Deborah Ann Woll. Known for wonderful birding year around; our area is a world - class birding & wildlife viewing destination! One of the best places to see many Texas specialty birds; including the Golden - cheeked Warbler, Black - capped Vireo, Vermilion flycatcher and all 3 King - fisher varieties! Nature Guides are available to take you on private ranches and properties