East Texas Paradise – Caney Creek Ranch
April 8th, 2016 | by Michelle Eastridge
Only minutes outside of the lovely east Texas town of Athens lies one of the most incredible recreational ranches on the market today. The Caney Creek Ranch is a one of a kind property with more than 24 acres of private surface water and access to a private 324-plus-acre lake, both of which make this property a true east Texas paradise.
Caney Creek Ranch is very highly improved, with a spectacular main lodge being the main attraction of the structures. Remodeled in 2009, the lodge boasts all the amenities of true luxurious comfort. With seven bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, laundry facility, ice machines, meeting rooms, a great hall with a drop down movie screen, salt water pool, in home gym, and steam room, this property is set up to accommodate and entertain with ease.
Other homes include a nice ranch manager’s house.
There are a total of 3 barns on the property including a custom horse barn with 8 stalls, a bathroom with a shower, an office, tack room, as well as horse runs with pipe fencing outside the barn. 50 Acres of the property are under a high fence, which are perfect for maintaining exotics.
There is also a small shooting area inside the high fence.
The property is perimeter-fenced and has several pastures that are cross-fenced. As you drive onto the property, an impressive stone gate and guardhouse stand at the main entrance.
The terrain on the property goes from level ground to gently rolling and hilly terrain. Much of the land in this part of the state is rolling and hilly, with an abundance of excellent views.
Several of the pastures on the property are planted with an improved coastal grass. The elevation ranges from 511 feet above sea level on the easternmost portion of the ranch near the lodge, to 381 feet above sea level on the shoreline of the lake, along the western edge of the property.
The property is conveniently located 45 minutes from Tyler, 1 hour 30 minutes from Dallas, and 1 hour 45 minutes from Waco. The pleasant town of Athens is located just 5 minutes from the property. with several restaurants, grocery stores, and shops. Nearby airports include Athens Municipal Airport, which has a 3988 ft. long runway and Tyler Pounds Regional airport, which has 3 separate runways the longest of which is 7,802 ft. long.
Caney Creek Ranch is a true sportsman’s paradise. With excellent fishing on all of the lakes, a dedicated duck hunting lake, and a high fenced pasture for deer hunting. The property is located near both Lake Athens and Cedar Creek Lake for expanded water sports possibilities.
President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.