SOLD: The Historic Robinson Ranch, since 1885
Dullnig Ranches announces the sale of a a remarkable offering of a premier Texas historic ranch, officially established in 1885. The 3,601 Acre Robinson Ranch had 3± miles of spectacular, year around live water Cypress Creek that adds to its natural beauty. A highlight of the Robinson Ranch is the incredible, year-around Cypress Creek traverses the ranch. There is over 2.5± miles of crystal clear water plus springs that are still flowing despite dry times. This truly gorgeous and unique creek has parts that resemble the Pedernales River and other areas are reminiscent of the Guadalupe River with large cypress trees lining both sides. There are 6 water wells; three with windmills, three with submersible pumps. Besides the original historic homes, the ranch was the site of the Texas "Battle of Deer Creek".
Officially established in 1885, the Robinson Ranch grounds feature two vintage rock houses, both equally charming and rustic. The one-story, old homestead was built in the 1880s by the Robinson Family. A more recent home is the commanding 2-story rock home built in the 1930s and is near the main springs. Both display prevalent historic style of the Hill Country, with design elements favoring those of European settlers to the area. The 2-story home has a formal living room featuring a fireplace, formal dining room, small kitchen and two bedrooms. The original settlers, the Tom Phelps Family, had a home and corn field near the springs, but it has since disappeared. A fascinating account of the demise of Tom Phelps and his wife while fishing in the creek resulted in a neighborhood posse rising to action, noted in Texas History as the ‘Battle of Deer Creek’.