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Price $4,999,000 USD
Status Active
Bedrooms 8
Full Baths 5
Year Built 2004
Living Area 12,000 sqft
Lot Size 975 acres
MLS 41897
County Rains County
Country Home
Ranch Farm

2255 RS County Road 2440
Alba, TX, United States


Central Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Microwave Oven, Range/Oven, Refrigerator.

Interior features

Air Conditioning.

Exterior features

Fencing, Outbuilding(s).


Foster Ranch is a 975 +/- acre East Texas treasure located approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from downtown Dallas within Rains County. Upon entering the stately electric gated entrance, the private paved ranch road meanders for more than a mile towards the classic 12,000 +/- SQFT colonial style estate while presenting panoramic views of the carefully constructed water impoundments, manicured hay pastures and other exquisite enhancements. This highly improved property is being offered completely turnkey for instant usability and enjoyment. Situated in the game rich “Sabine Sanctuary”, this high fenced private ranch extends a combination of unparalleled tranquility and riverfront recreation. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, horseback riding, river exploring, cattle grazing, pecan harvesting, rest and relaxation or a combination of all, Foster Ranch is truly a multipurpose property with something for everyone. An elevation change of approximately 40 feet occurs from the north end to the south end of the ranch. At approximately 380 feet, the area around the main entry gate is the highest point located on the property. From this highpoint, elevations gradually drop to the lowest elevation of approximately 340 feet near the Sabine River. Frequent topographic relief, carefully sculpted roads and professionally designed drainages enhance rainfall migration through and off of the ranch during wet months. Foster Ranch is recognized as one of the best white-tailed deer and waterfowl hunting ranches in this part of the state. As a secure, game fenced sanctuary for world class white-tailed deer hunting, the existing herd contains approximately 160 +/- deer. Superior genetics were originally introduced and the ranch has been under a meticulous MLD Level III management program for many years. Numerous bucks far exceeding 200” B&C are harvested and continue to breed within the preserve on an annual basis. Native browse, productive soils, diverse tree canopy and scenic perennial food plots, paired with the owner’s supplemental nutrition program, create an unpressured and easily sustainable habitat to ensure the herd’s best interests are met. An additional 125+/- riverfront acres of the ranch remain low fenced as a free range hunting option for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, waterfowl and other small game. This acreage is contiguous to the game fenced portion of the ranch and is easily accessible through multiple gates. Numerous food plots, feeders, blinds and a developed road system are in place and ready for use. Centrally located within the ranch, a scenic 20 +/- acre private lake provides year-round recreation with a memorable backdrop. Oak tree groves on the lake’s east and south banks offer an ideal setting for outdoor entertaining, family gatherings and unforgettable sunsets. In late spring, the owners plant grain sorghum along the lake’s edge to further enhance the waterfowl hunting. For wildlife and livestock purposes, numerous stock tanks are located throughout the ranch. Each tank maintains water yearlong, even in dry months. Foster Ranch’s southern boundary is an approximate 3.5 mile high-bank stretch of the Sabine River. This iconic East Texas river offers exceptional fishing for black bass, sand bass, stripers, catfish, alligator gar and other game fish. Convenient canoe and kayak access is possible by way of a sloped concrete bulkhead. The ranch’s magnificent 12,000 +/- SQFT colonial style red brick home and courtyard are perfectly positioned on a hilltop overlooking the private lake and wildlife sanctuary. The custom three story home features 8 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms with vast balcony porches which provide spectacular multi-

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