Live Water Living on the Medina River, Bandera, Texas

Posted by Richmond Frasier • Broker on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 9:15am.

33 acres, 1300 feet of Medina River, Bandera County in the Texas hill country. Features a 3700 square foot main house, 600 square foot guest casita. Barns, pens, and outbuildings for your livestock, horses, and hobbies.

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Medina River in Bandera County, Texas

Property Summary

7.2 miles northwest of Bandera, Texas and one hour from San Antonio, Texas, the 33 acre Cross Gate Ranch is now available for sale. Located off Hwy 16 North, Cross Gate Ranch offers solitude, privacy, and easy access to Bandera, Kerr, Kendall, and Bexar counties. Ideal for families and hunters seeking solitude within easy reach of San Antonio, Bandera and Medina; Cross Gate Ranch offers quintessential Texas hill country settings, views, topography, and live water!

Property Details

Featuring a 3,700 sq. ft 3 bed 3 bath home, 600 sq. ft 2 bed 2 bath casita, equipment barn, hay barn, feed room, studio barn, cattle pens and more, the improvements at Cross Gate Ranch make it an ideal, turn-key residential or recreational property. Enjoy the peaceful solitude along over 1,300 feet of the cypress lined Medina River. As a true Texas hill country sportsman's paradise, Cross Gate Ranch is home to numerous species of game including whitetail deer, axis deer, white wing dove, and Rio Grande turkey, as well as several fish species including largemouth bass, catfish, alligator gar and more. The current owner has practiced extremely good land stewardship, keeping the invasive species at bay while allowing for wildlife and grass to thrive. Bask in the solitude, scenery, and silence from the covered porches of the ranch house or along the cypress lined river bottom while the cares of city life fade away in your own corner of the Texas hill country.


The Cross-Gate Ranch boasts a 3,700 sq. ft 3 bed 3 bath home, 600 sq. ft 2 bed 2 bath casita, equipment barn, hay barn, feed room, studio barn, cattle pens and more. With more than enough space for your tractor, UTV/ATVs and ranch vehicles as well as enough space to house your entire family this ranch is ideal for families seeking solitude only a short drive from San Antonio, TX.

Wildlife and Hunting

The 33-acre Cross Gate Ranch is the sportsman's paradise boasting hunting of whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey, and dove. The ranch is located along the Medina River allowing for fly fishing and traditional rod and reel fishing of several species of native fish game including large mouth bass, catfish, alligator gar and more.


Currently ag. exempt and depending on the operation in place, the cattle stocking rate for this ranch is one animal unit per 15 acres, while the sheep and goat stocking rate for this ranch is one animal unit per 4-8 acres. This ranch is set up perfect for hunters to maintain their ag exemption through livestock without having to worry about taking care of a large number of animals to do so. These stocking rates allow animals to take care of themselves throughout the year with little to no input from the owner. The ranch is cross fenced and perimeter fenced out of the flood zone allowing you to keep your livestock off the river banks and have no worry rotating them in-between pastures.

Water and Septic

There is one water well on the property as well as a water catchment system. The water catchment system is used by the current owners most of the time to water their home and the pool without having to use the water well at all, saving you money and resources! In addition to the water well, this ranch has over 1,300 feet of the Medina River bordering it, giving you access to some of the most private stretches of the river and your own personalized live water sanctuary.


Electricity is run to the main house, barns, and other buildings on the ranch.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own 100% of minerals and mineral rights are negotiable.


Only 7 miles from the historic and antique town of Bandera, TX the cowboy capital of the world and 1 hour from downtown San Antonio, TX.


Coming from Bandera, Texas the ranch is located 7 miles northwest off of Hwy 16.

Make Cross Gate Ranch the beginning of your own Texas hill country land legacy.

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