Haven for horsing around

Incredible Hill Country horse ranch near Austin lassoes $9 million price tag

Incredible Hill Country ranch near Austin lassoes $9 million price tag

Barefoot Ranch
The ranch sits on 90 acres. Photo courtesy of DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
A private, spring-fed creek. Photo courtesy of DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
Barefoot Ranch. DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
A horse barn. DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
The 7,805-square-foot home features six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
A gourmet kitchen. DMTX Realty Group
Barefoot Ranch
Master bedoom. Photo courtesy of DMTX Realty Group
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Master bath. Photo courtesy of DMTX Realty Group
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A resort-style pool. DMTX Realty Group
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If you’re shopping for holiday gifts and have a few million bucks in the bank, you may want to unwrap the details of a Hill Country ranch in Dripping Springs.

The 90-acre Barefoot Ranch — along Roger Hanks Parkway near U.S. Highway 290 West and RR 12 — is on the market for $8,995,000. A pared-down, 60-acre version of the ranch is available for $3,995,000.

Dave Murray of DMTX Realty Group, who has the listing, says the property is the “most incredible” ranch on the market within Dripping Springs ISD, offering “absolute privacy” at a gated estate that’s “a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.”

Described as a “phenomenal equestrian property with lush pastures,” the ranch adjoins the 362-acre, master-planned Arrowhead Ranch community. The subdivision eventually will contain 403 homes built by M/I Homes and Taylor Morrison.

Built in 2000, the rustic lodge-like, 7,805-square-foot home at Barefoot Ranch features six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Amenities include:

  • Massive barn
  • Hiking trails
  • Spring-fed creek with two dams
  • Swimming and fishing hole that backs up to larger dam
  • Resort-style pool
  • Dozens and dozens of century-old oak trees

The Dripping Springs property is not to be confused with the 2,493-acre Barefoot Ranch, which is about an hour southeast of Dallas. In late 2017, Dallas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass sold that ranch for about $59 million.