Bee Creek Ranch is situated on 912± acres of topography rich land 45 minutes south of Dallas and Fort Worth near Maypearl, TX. This highly improved property comes completely turnkey and is a sportsman’s paradise. The blend of wooded terrain, pasture land and water provides an abundance of recreational activities as well as peaceful tranquility. The custom built main residence overlooks the large spring fed trophy bass lake and offers luxurious accommodations. The highest point in Ellis County is located on the property and provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding land below. The entire perimeter of the ranch is high fenced and the meticulously managed wild game includes 200”+ class whitetails. This unique property was created with extreme attention to detail, has been well maintained and is a rare find so close to Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco. This is truly a ranch for all seasons.
The property is located seven miles south of beautiful Maypearl, TX. The main entrance is off of FM 308 but the ranch has road frontage on two sides. This ranch is 45 miles from Dallas (45 min from DFW), 48 miles from Fort Worth and 53 miles from Waco.
Habitat & Topography:
The property offers a variety of mixed use habitat within the Cross Timbers Ecoregion. Approximately 80 acres consists of cropland. The majority of the ranch is a blend between native grass pastures and heavily wooded areas with trees and brush indigenous to this area. Extensive improvements have been made to the environment around the residence and in other areas of the ranch. The property mostly consists of Eddy and clay soils. The main body of the ranch has approximately 170 +/- Ft in elevation changes which is very unique for the specific area. The ranch boasts the highest point in Ellis County. The property has a good blend of cleared pasture for grazing as well as sharp topography changes, which are most desirable in this geographical region for scenic views and hunting purposes. For the new owner there are ample spaces and opportunities to expand grazing, viewing spots, camping or additional improvements.
This is one of the premier hunting ranches in the area featuring 200”+ class white-tailed deer within a complete game fenced perimeter. A large number of excellent blinds and feeders are in place. Highly improved whitetail genetics have been introduced to the ranch and the wildlife has been strictly managed under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Management Lands White-Tailed Deer Program. The ranch also maintains a Texas Private Bird Hunting Area permit for pen raised quail and offers abundant dove and turkey hunting opportunities. Limited pigs as well as other varmints are found within the ranch.
This property has superior surface and subsurface water for the area. One significant spring is known to be located within the ranch and feeds the 17 +/- acre main lake via a limestone lined creek bottom. The flood control lake is 20’ - 25’ deep and stocked with Florida Bass, Channel Cat, Crappie, Bream, Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. The lake has produced bass up to 10 pounds. The Lilly Pond and the Dove Pond are also stocked with Bass, Channel Cat, Crappie, Bream, Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. Two smaller tanks and multiple additional water sources are found within the individual cross fenced pastures and throughout the ranch. There are four wells and two creeks that traverse the property.
Bee Creek Ranch can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Main Residence – This beautiful Texas stone home features five bedrooms and six bathrooms and totals 9894 square feet under roof. Special features include a large screened porch with fireplace and entertainment, outdoor kitchen, professional landscaping, gear room, study, custom designed laundry room and kitchen, butler’s pantry, two living rooms, two dining areas and backup generator to power the entire house.
Lake House - Approximately 2,400 square feet with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Features a large patio with stationary seating, a pavestone parking area, pavestone retainer walls, asphalt drive to house, concrete steps down to lake, wide pavestone walkways and a terrace with an outdoor fire pit. Two of the unique characteristics within the house are the elk horn lighting and custom designed copper fireplace hood.
Guest House – This residence is approximately 2,400 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Includes a separate bunkroom and entertainment area. Features two covered porch areas, several concrete terraces, a concrete walkway to the nearby bunk house, lake and fire pit. It sits within a heavily treed and shaded area. Utilizes an aerobic septic system and water well. A gravel driveway entrance and beautiful views of Lake Bee Creek.
Bunk House - Approximately 1,000 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths. Features a long covered front porch, terraced landscaping and three showers. The kitchen includes a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, farm house sink, custom granite countertops and tile work. All of the furniture is custom built.
Ranch Foreman’s House - Approximately 1200 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Includes a covered carport, asphalt & gravel driveway with a set of dog pens behind the home.
Metal Barn with Tractor and Equipment Shed – 40’ x 125’ with a 27’ overhang. Includes a tack room, half bath, elevated storage, concrete floors, three bay doors, industrial shelving, workshop, deep freezers and insulation. It also features a one bedroom apartment which is approximately 1,100 square feet. The apartment has tile floors, full bath, large walk-in cedar closet, kitchen and covered parking with concrete slab.
Second Metal Barn - 40’ x 60’ with two bay doors, concrete flooring, equipment wash area and skylights.
Outdoor Pavilion - Texas stone and hardie board construction. Features stationary seating, a half bath, refrigerator area, storage, permanent granite topped buffet area, custom designed insulated rock beverage bench with drains, concrete grilling and picnic area. Plus concrete walkways, a floating ramp to the dock and an additional floating dock for swimming. It is surrounded by mature pecan trees with censored tree lighting. There is also a bronze eagle statue.
Equipment Shed – 32’ x 70’ with metal roof.
Cleaning Station – 16’ x 30’ with metal roof, water and electricity for game processing.
Historic Original Dog Trot House
Contact agent for complete list. Highlights include:
Entrances - Rock entry with raised bedrock flower garden and iron gate. Extra wide censored electric lake gate. Texas white rock entrance to the main house with electric gate and censored lighting. Several other gated entrances.
Cattle pens with a water line running from FM 308
Skeet and Rifle Range
Two Grain Storage Bins
The property is under 1-D-1 Open Space Agriculture and Timber tax exemption.
The following items are negotiable based on qualifying offer:
Microwave Tower Lease
Equipment and Vehicles
This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Icon Global Group with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Buyer’s Broker must be identified on first contact, must accompany buying prospect on first showing and continue to fully engage in any and all negotiations and communications to qualify for fee participation. Fee participation will be at the sole discretion of the Listing Broker. All prospects will be required to provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing. The information contained herein has been collected from sources deemed reliable, however, Icon Global or its Brokers, Agents or Representatives cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information. Prospects, Buyers, Buyer’s Brokers and Representatives should verify all information and conduct their own diligence, property inspections and document review to their own satisfaction.