188 Acres Good Providence Ranch
Intro and Location: Good Providence is a 188ac, live-water property located four miles west of Ingram, TX and ten miles west of Kerrville. It features a 2,600 sf tasteful, hilltop home and a one-acre pond fed by a strong spring originating on the property. The topography comprises accessible hilltop flanked by deep shaded valleys, and is low-fenced along one side while the other three remain un-fenced. Good Providence has a wonderful sampling of everything that makes the Texas Hill Country desirable: beautiful scenery, diverse animal and plant life, hiking, hunting, fishing, relaxing – all in a secluded, retreat-like setting.
The Home: The home is 2600 sf with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, built originally in the 1960’s on the hilltop site selected for its panoramic view of the Johnson Creek valley. It was substantially renovated in the early 2000’s and features granite counters, stainless appliances, custom cabinets, reclaimed woods and large windows in a bright, open floor plan. This home lends itself to both full-time living and an upscale weekend retreat.The home is supplied by a water well and has a licensed aerobic septic system. Approximately a half-acre surrounding the home is landscaped with rock work, young trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses. The electric line is buried from the pole to the home to preserve the view.
Pond, Creek and Spring: The private pond, which was excavated in 2011 at the confluence of two spring-fed creeks, is approximately one acre in size and 13ft at its deepest point. It is year-round live water, landscaped with natural stone, and features an upstream catchment pond and concrete spill-overs. The current owner utilizes a professional pond service to manage an optimal vegetation balance. In 2018 the pond was stocked with browse fish (blue gill, red ear, and fathead minnow), and in 2019 with largemouth and hybrid bass. The pond is favored in winter by several species of duck. One of the two creeks that feed the pond originates on the property at an old spring box. The water flows out of the spring forming a creek, partially below gravel, which meanders down the valley to fill the pond. There is a drive-able trail along the creek valley, which is canopied by large trees and is shaded and cool.
Wildlife: Good Providence Ranch is inhabited by abundant whitetail, axis, sika and fallow deer, aoudad and mouflon sheep, wild boar, grey foxes, black squirrels, turkey, herons, songbirds and countless other species of wildlife. The property maintains a wildlife valuation under the agricultural exemption.
Minerals: The minerals are owned 100% by the current owner and will convey with the property.
In Closing: Good Providence offers a truly complete sampling of the best attributes of the Texas Hill Country with its attractive home, hilltop views, shaded valleys, spring-fed creek, stocked pond, diverse animals, birds and plants, and privacy. And just 15 minutes away there is a brand-new flagship HEB grocery in Kerrville, while fine shopping and dining are only an hour away at San Antonio. This property makes a wonderful primary or secondary home, and is absolutely ideal for a recreational retreat for family and friends. The ranch is also suitable for many other commercial uses. Good Providence is a place of peace and joy for its owners and their guests.