Barefoot Ranch, Kyle Bass’ Hidden Texas Retreat, Could Go for Up to $100M

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Barefoot Ranch, Texas. Photos courtesy of Icon Global.

It’s about as luxe-y as it gets for a recreational property in Texas. Barefoot Ranch is not a “working” ranch per se, but an uber-luxe hunting, golf, and lake resort set just a little over an hour from Dallas at an undisclosed specific location. Amenities include a 35,000-square-foot lodge, a PGA-rated golf course, a boat house, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and more. Once held by the Murchison family, the property’s current owner is an investor group headed by hedge fund honcho Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management LP. Bass has hosted an annual economic summit at the ranch every year, bringing together top-tier government and business leaders to pow-wow over economic issues in between golfing, trophy fishing, and sport shooting at the on-site gun range. Hidden away, protected with high fencing, and near a jet strip, the ranch is well-suited to hosting high-security executives, politicians, and music and film celebrities in sheltered, private splendor.

At this level, you don’t name a listing price – it will be a matter of negotiation. Austrailian-born broker Bernard Uechtritz of Icon Global, who led the marketing of the $725M Vernon, Texas-based W.T. Waggoner Ranch last year, expects the property will see a lot of interest from foreign investors and will go for $50 million to $100 million. Kick off your shoes and click here for a gander at this bodacious East Texas paradise:

 


Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Housing at Barefoot Ranch centers around a 35,000-square-foot, three-level, timber-beamed lodge, with eight bedroom suites and two bunkroom suites, all with full baths.  There’s also a boathouse with two bedrooms and one bath; a one-bedroom, one-bath guest cabin, a three-bedroom, three-bath guest house, and a two-bedroom, one-bath equestrian apartment. In total, the ranch sleeps up to 90. (You read that right. Ninety. That’s not a typo.)

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Here’s the spacious main lodge, bedecked with tall timber and trophies:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

It’s not hard to imagine lofty discussions happening here:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Tall windows provide wide open views:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

The decor is posh but rustic:

 

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

The lodge is set on the water:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

With gorgeous garden spaces:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

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More than 150 acres of lake allow for water skiing, boating, and trophy bass fishing:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

And there’s a manicured 9-hole PGA golf course, plus a driving range:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

And, for hunting enthusiasts, abundant wildlife:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Or, guests can just hang out by the pool under open Texas skies:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

And more:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

I’m not sure I’d be comfortable taking photos from this angle if I were a photographer; this pic was shot by a braver soul than I:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Hanging out on the lake to catch a glorious sunrise and, hopefully, a fish or two, is more my speed:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

And, there’s a beautiful golf course that beckons from dawn until sundown:

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

Barefoot Ranch, Texas

No doubt, there’s many a guest who would love to end the day hanging out at the pool. I’ll leave you with that. We’ll keep you posted of news of amazing Barefoot Ranch.

Barefoot Ranch, Texas