The Arch Stanton Ranch
The Arch Stanton Ranch is approximately 475 +/- acres located just 1.25 hrs west of Austin, Texas and just 10 mins west of Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas – Gillespie County. This prime live water property is home to the largest collection of rare historically significant restored US antique barns in the country and very likely the world. These circa 1700 – 1800’s barns (some pre-revolutionary) have been strategically culled from the top 1% of salvageable barns with lineage from some of the most sought after examples of early functional barn architecture then painstakingly disassembled piece by piece hand penciling each dowel and board to be ensure its re erected as it once was. The barn once completely disassembled is loaded onto a train or truck and shipped down to Fredericksburg where it is stored and cured on the ranch before being reconstructed by their team of specialist craftsmen, blacksmiths, stone masons, architects, designers and artisans strategically concealing 21st century materials and technology into the walls while keeping the character of the structures intact. This project has taken decades to complete and these priceless US structures and windmills are the rarest found anywhere in the world. This is literally a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most special, rare and unique gentleman's ranch or corporate retreat ever.
ARCH STANTON RANCH // PROPERTY DETAILS
7 Independent Structures consisting of : The Primary Residence | The Lodge | The Log Cabin | The Merritt House | The Red Barn | The White Barn | The Round Barn
In Total // 13 Bedrooms | 15 Full, 1 Half Bath // 5 full kitchens |
2 Pools with Hot Tubs: Primary Residence | The Lodge
Live water | Spring Fed | 4 dams
Main ranch gate | Second entrance gate near Lodge
7 Antique Windmills
7 Wells // Water Softeners & Filtration Service the Residences & Irrigation Systems
3 Fire Pits
Recently Installed Septic Systems at each Structure
Approximately 90% of the ranch is game fenced
High Speed Internet | WiFi | Direct TV
All Buildings have Lutron Lighting
Spray Foam Insulation for maximum efficiency and structure protection
Skillfully crafted to include a 1800’s schoolhouse, circa 1800 carriage house, early 1800's Dutch barn, & antique corn cribbed cabins, this incredible homestead was designed to flow and transition seamlessly with huge windows that overlook the pastures and Dittmar Creek that flows throughout the property.
6 Bedrooms | 6 1/2 Baths | 9,954 Square Feet
Main Living Features
30' ceilings, grand fireplace in the main living, high-end kitchen with double SubZero refrigerator / freezers, Wolf commercial-grade range, double ovens, wood burning pizza oven, Miele coffee station, pot filler, two dishwashers, double sinks. Main living also offers an additional living area or bunk room in the second-story loft overlooking the great room.
The Master Suite was an original 1800’s schoolhouse and features a sitting room with fireplace and master bath suite w/ fireplace, double closets, an oversized walk-in stone shower and built in bath tub.
2 Corn crib cabins originally constructed in the early 1800’s each offering 1 bedroom / 1 bath plus living space. These incredible guest cabins add a charming touch of nostalgia to the accommodations of the primary residence. The primary residence also offers two additional private bedrooms, each with a private bath. The more recently constructed two-story cabin offers a loft bedroom with private bath.
The "Kids Cabin" offers 2 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, a full second kitchen, informal dining and living room with massive fireplace and private covered porch.
Designed from an original log cabin, the Executive Office offers a sitting room with fireplace, private office, and antique Herring-Hall-Marvin safe room or gun storage. An additional office / planning space is available near the Executive Office.
2 car carport | Central Vacuum System | 2 Wells Service Home with Water Softener & Filtration | Stone, Hardwood, & Concrete Flooring | Metal Roof | Multiple Covered Porches | Pool
THE RED BARN
New York, Circa 1800’s
Thought to be the last remaining barn of its kind in New York when they purchased it for Arch Stanton Ranch. It is widely believed that the original owner was a British sympathizer and therefore his barn was spared from being burned to the ground back in 1812. This immaculate barn offers vehicle parking for 6-10 cars, a grand open living / entertaining space with full bar, professional golf simulator, Lutron lighting system, WiFi, Sonos Audio System, Belt driven ceiling fan system, two full baths, and upstairs hay loft with 6 twin beds with flooring made of authentic "thrasher Wood" from the 1800's. The original owner's walking cain was discovered within the barn during deconstruction, this artifact was immediately cleaned and framed and will rightfully remain with the barn. Limestone flooring with a satin sealer, new hardware, new wood doors, all handmade and designed to compliment the original craftsmanship of this era.
Loft Accommodations | 2 Full Baths | 6+ Parking Spaces
THE WHITE BARN
Wisconsin, Circa 1870’s to 1880’s
The only barn known to exist with a covered bridge truss, the White Barn offers an expansive open flexible space currently being used as a gym, storage closets and separate hanging closets lined with cedar, 3/4 bath, kitchen area, additional loft storage, all climate-controlled.
1 Full Bath | Cedar Lined locking Storage Areas | Gym | Lutron Lighting | Fully Plumed for a kitchen | Spray Foam Insulated | WiFi
THE ROUND BARN
Indiana, Circa 1780
Re-designed and fully renovated to entertain and host functions on a grand scale, the Round Barn features an incredible vaulted circular ceiling, center great hall with immaculately restored hardwood flooring, full kitchen with 6-burner commercial grade Wolf range, kegerator strategically placed for serving through the rolling overhead door, storage pantry, and original 1900’s commercial refrigerator. The stone double-sided fireplace leads to a game room, ideal for entertaining guests. His and Hers bathroom suites and a commercial-grade septic system designed with capacity for hosting events. Outside you’ll find an incredible wrap around patio, an antique foot bridge which leads to a fire pit, and Dittmar Creek.
Ohio, Circa 1870
This canted queen post timber frame 1865 barn was built in Bluffton, Ohio. The hand hewn beams are in exceptional condition and upon disassembling, trucking it to Texas, and rebuilding it, not one of the beams needed any repair. The 3-story silo was custom built from an early 1920’s water storage tank purchased from a South Texas oil company. The original metal straps were used on the exterior. Antique bricks from North Carolina were used to line the interior offering an office, full bedroom with en suite bath and cedar closet, and a third-level sitting room with a rotunda ceiling. The great room is grand in proportion along with the enormous fireplace made of hand worked native rock from the ranch, a loft, full bar, and kitchen equipped with Wolf range, Subzero refrigeration, & Miele coffee station. The railing for the main stair case and lofts are all matching Elk horns found in Alaska. Each of these horns in the Lodge are "drops" meaning no Elk or Whitetail were harvested for their horns, Elk and Deer naturally drop their antlers in April - May each year. A loft bedroom with full bathroom is on the second level. Utility room, steam room, and dry sauna complete this incredible package. The outdoor patio is spacious and overlooks the grounds, fire pit, windmill and circular 25’ diameter pool & spa replicating a water holding tank. The exterior is covered with hand peeled bark from poplar trees. This rare application or Poplar Bark Siding is found on the main lodge in Yellowstone Park and on other impressive historic structures in the US.
2 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths | Office | Full Bar | Full Kitchen | Dry Sauna | Steam Shower | Elk and Whitetail Horns "Drops"
THE LOG CABIN
Year Built Circa 1800
Designed of completely restored, antique wood, with a nod to German, Fredericksburg architecture, The Log Cabin is a quaint retreat for guests. Stone fireplace is made up of chinked stone, in an old world tradition and creates a cozy setting for this open living cabin with Kingsize guest bed and two additional twin bed nooks on either side of the fireplace. Accommodations also include a full bath, coffee bar, mini refrigeration, and walk in closet.
1 Bedroom | 1 Full Bath | Fireplace | Coffee Bar and refrigerator
THE MERRITT HOUSE
Fredericksburg, Circa 1900’s
The original homestead on a 343 acre tract, the Merritt House, named after the original owners, was originally constructed clapboard siding and stone on the exterior. The residence offers all original hardwood flooring, a living room, full kitchen with gas range, wood floors, utility room, two bedrooms, and one bath. The layout is indicative of the 1900’s with two front doors and a covered deck that has been carefully restored. Just off the residence, you’ll find a separate structure that was used as a tack room and separate storage for canned goods.
2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath
- The following antique windmills have been restored to original working condition and are currently located on the ranch.
- Twenty-two foot diameter 1867 Eclipse wooden windmill by FF Collins Mfg. Co, San Antonio, TX with 36’ wood tower. This is one of only a handful of 22’ Eclipse mills known to exist.
- Ten foot diameter “Twin-Wheel” with 25’ wood tower by Twin Wheel Mfg. Co, Hutchinson, Kansas. Circa 1905 - Twin-Wheel windmills are extremely rare as only a few were ever produced.
- Ten foot diameter “Star Mill” with 35’ wood tower by Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. Circa 1915. Another very uncommon mill.
- 10’ diameter, circa 1870 Eclipse wooden windmill by FF Collins Mfg. Co, San Antonio, TX with 35’ wood tower.
- 10’ diameter Dempster Vaneless windmill with original antique “horse” weight vane on a 30’ tower by Dempster Mill Mfg. Co. Beatrice, Nebraska, circa 1912.
- Live Water with spring fed Dittmar Creek originating on property
- Multiple Historic Homesteads
- Multiple Restored Historically Significant Structures
- 470 +/- Acres in Gillespie County
- High Fencing
- Ag Exempt
- Paved Ranch Roads
- 2 Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
- Hunting Lodge
- Commercial WiFi
- 15 Minutes from historic downtown Fredericksburg
- Multiple Dams On Property
- Commercial Frontage
- Caretakers House
- Multiple Historic Barns
- Special Events Pavilion
- Perfect For Family Legacy Ranch or Corporate Retreat
- Rare Collection of Historic Windmills
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