122± Acres in Kerr County minutes to sought after Kerrville, Texas and right in the middle of the “Silk Stocking” area of the beautiful Texas Hill Country!!!
Both sides of the crystal clear, rock bottom Robinson Creek with several dams, your own bridge and many deep holes and waterfalls! Rock formations and bluffs with many running Hill Country springs.
Hidden in a box canyon on the south side of Medina Mountain, this boutique hotel and spa is like a trip to San Miguel de Allende without having to cross the border. The original hacienda was built in the late sixties and is reminiscent of colonial Mexico with a very large private owners suite with updated bath and a half with giant soaker tub and steam shower, huge bedroom, private kitchen, living/ dining combo with fireplace and a private patio.
The public side has a commercial kitchen with large walk-in pantry, two dining rooms, and two living rooms both with fireplaces, and two half baths. One dining room seats 24 while the other seats eight. Off the kitchen and behind the main house is an outdoor kitchen and large outdoor dining terrace that overlooks the spring-fed creek and a creek side patio.
Opposite the main house and owner’s suite, a two story, 10 bedroom, 10 bath, guest room addition, constructed in 2005, completes the enclosure of the dramatic courtyard with Conterra fountain and Conterra columns. Each guest room features hand painted custom made Mexican tile in the bath and shower. Rooms have mini refrigerators and HD television, wooden blinds and ceiling fans. The downstairs rooms feature authentic Saltillo tile with wooden floors in the upstairs rooms. Some rooms have fireplaces, some have balconies and patio. A large maid’s closet is located upstairs and a full laundry /supply room is located downstairs. There is a private office and a reception / office where guests are greeted. This addition was constructed using thick adobe covered cinder block walls with excellent temperature retention.
The main house features a Mexican tile roof while the new addition has a built up roof that conceals satellite dishes, air conditioning units and equipment.
A gorgeous hand crafted stone foot bridge leads to the large in-ground swimming pool, hot tub and covered patio with outdoor fireplace. On the other side of the pool is The Spa at Escondida consisting of reception area, nail salon, three private massage rooms, one with full shower, half bath, locker area and back bar. This building was constructed in 2005. The spa is completely equipped.
Also on the property you will find a 1200± s.f., 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath house with large kitchen, dining, living and laundry areas. This house is currently occupied by two employees who live on the property and is located near the main entrance and away from the hotel and spa.
A 750± s.f. cabin with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living/dining and covered porch is built on one of the ponds located on the property and is ideal for rental or employee housing.
A very small cabin, intended to house seasonal/temporary workers, is hidden away in a wooded area near the front gate.
The canyon is partly enclosed by 200± foot densely wooded hills. A 1± mile walk or drive to the top of one hill reveals a hidden, rustic cabin with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, loft, living room, dormer windows and porch with incredible views.
Most of the acreage has been left natural and features springs, creeks, ponds, beautiful escarpments and abundant wildlife including Mouflon sheep, White Tail deer, wild turkeys, and lots of other wildlife. The entire property is game fenced.
The front entrance features a hand made, custom crafted gate with two charging rams. There is a back gate for exit and deliveries. A glass and wood green house with adjacent grape arbor patio and potting shed overlooks a dam and pond and could be used as an indoor/ outdoor beer or wine garden. An excellent deep well is capable of pumping from two different water tables. A state of the art Culligan built and serviced water filtration system is capable of taking water from the spring fed creek or the well.
Escondida is located on the scenic two lane Highway 16, 14± miles south of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas. Other nearby towns include Fredericksburg, Boerne, Comfort, Bandera and Medina. Lost Maples State Park is a short drive from the property. Escondida Hotel and Spa has been in operation for more than ten years and this 122± acre property is being sold “as-is” with all furnishings, supplies and website. There are far too many items to list. This is a MUST SEE. The property would also be ideal as a corporate retreat, family home/retreat, therapeutic medical facility or private home for large family. If new owner intends to operate as hotel, current owners are willing to consider a transition period if desired.
Call Jeff Soele: 210-705-4013.