Situated on 39 acres on the eastern edge of Fort Davis on paved Cemetery Road, Hope’s Ranch offers sweeping vistas of the Davis Mountains, the village of Fort Davis, and the high grasslands nearby. The wrap-around sleeping porch of this pueblo-style adobe put owners at a ring-side seat for watching a resident covey of blue quail and the parading deer, javelinas and other wildlife. Sunsets over the mountains give way to the spectacular display of stars that are the signature of Fort Davis, which is known for its amazing amenities: including Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, the Davis Mountains Preserve, and McDonald Observatory. Fort Davis is just 25 minutes to Marfa, a destination for art, food, music, film and architecture.
39 Acres in Jeff Davis County
Hope Wilson, the daughter of west Texas pioneers, ranched and farmed for decades from Pecos to Presidio. But when she needed to revive her spirit, she always returned to the Fort Davis and her house in the mountains. Now, that same serenity is available at Hope’s Ranch. Hope Ranch is a 3 Bed Room 2 ½ Bath combination of frame and adobe 2,400 sq/ft house. The home started as a small frame house in the 60’s which was added to over the years and has all been well maintained creating a charm like no other house in Ft Davis. The Adobe part of the house was built from bricks made right there on the ranch. Inside, the generous living room features a fireplace, large windows, ranch antiques, and Navajo rugs. The three bedrooms offer first class comfort, including a master suite with a king-sized bed and attached bathroom. The full kitchen has all the necessities of home. One word to describe this home, “Character”. Other improvements include a patio off the master bedroom, a covered carport, storage room with electricity and water, a great water well, landscaping and trees, a dirt tank near the front road, fencing around the property, and 39 acres of grassland hills with excellent views. The owner will consider selling all the furnishings based on an acceptable price. These Ranch Style and Antique pieces makes this house ready to go. The House has been operated in the past as a Vacation Rental which was a very popular income producer.
Wildlife in the Davis Mountains is abundant. Mule deer, white-tail, and smaller animals and bird species such as, raccoons, javelina, fox, ringtail cat, hummingbirds, Montezuma quail, and blue quail. Migrant songbirds and butterflies fly through the area on semi-annual migrations and are attracted to the extensive native plants and grasslands. Trees, brush and grasses provide excellent habitat for these game and non-game species. Surrounded by nature, one can pursue activities like photography, astronomy, hiking, painting, or meditation by simply walking the hillside grasslands. Hopes Ranch is at the edge of large ranch country and is the beneficiary of the area’s native wildlife. The current owners partnered with the Master Naturalists to erect a hawk nesting platform.
Hope Ranch has an excellent water well finished out with a pressure pump and connected to electricity.