The Woods

Saint Jo, TX
3048 Acres
Montague County

Property Description:

Situated in some of the most beautiful country that North Texas has to offer, The Woods Ranch is an ideal live water property with breathtaking views and an abundance of vegetation and habitat for wildlife and livestock.

Improvements for your needs have already been completed – including the wonderful 5 Bedroom house with large porches and designed by the world famous architect, Frank Welch, a manager’s house, equipment barn, sporting clay and rifle range. The northern portion of the property has frontage along the Red River.

Though this is a great ranch for a family to enjoy today, the location being only 1.5 hours northwest of the DFW area is what allow this to be a solid investment that you can enjoy while watching it increase in value.


The two story main house features incredible natural light throughout and constructed of primarily wood and beige limestone from Leuters, TX. Designed by the world famous architect, Frank Welch, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home totals approximately 5,300 sf. The open kitchen overlooks the great room with a two story, vaulted, exposed beam ceiling with large stone fireplace. There is an office/study that could double as another bedroom. The home has a gourmet kitchen, featuring top of the line appliances and a large center island ideal for entertaining. The kitchen flows wonderfully into the den and study creating a very welcoming and warm feeling. A massive stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the den and sitting area, encouraging gathering of friends and family or time spent flipping through the pages of your favorite book. There is a master bedroom on the 2nd floor with fireplace and walk in closet, large bath with separate tub and shower and double sinks and vanity areas. The master is accessed by its own private staircase.

The area around the house has been professionally landscaped with a variety of native plants to help showcase the raw beauty of the surrounding area. Outside living is encouraged while enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding terrain and tree canopies. There is an outdoor fire pit as well as expansive decks and patios ideal for having a larger gathering and enjoying cool nights under the stars.

There is plenty of parking available for cars because of the covered carport next to the house. There is also a 1,700 sf metal building/garage with concrete floor as well as a 1,750 sf metal shop/equipment barn with concrete flooring. Both of the metal buildings have metal roll up doors. There is skeet range as well as two different ranges for shooting rifles within walking distance of the main residence.

The property also has a 1,400 sf caretaker’s house which has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.


The physical address is 1641 FM 2953, Saint Jo, Texas, 76265 and the property is located primarily along the south side of FM 2953, north of Saint Jo and east of Nocona in Montague county. These towns, plus others, offer all the necessary services with numerous shops, stores, and restaurants. There are also a number of wineries and vineyards in Montague county, as well as Lake Texoma, making fun outings nearby. The property is roughly 1 hour 15 mintues from Fort Worth, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Dallas.

Road/Frontage Access:

The ranch is accessed off of Farm to Market 2953, and has frontage on both sides of this road.


This ranch is located in the Cross Timbers section of Texas and has native grasses including Big and Little Bluestem, some variations of Gramma and Buffalo Grasses as well.  Terrain on the ranch varies from productive bottomland near the creeks and draws to rolling hill country and big views indicative of this part of the state. Tree species on the ranch include Blackjack Oak, Bur Oak, Mesquite, Eastern Red Cedar, American Elm, Pecan, and Sumac to name a few. Average rainfall in this part of the state ranges from 25 to 35 inches per year. The property is under a wildlife exemption.


The property has approximately 2,800 feet of frontage along the Red River. There are numerous small lakes and ponds, many of them stocked with a variety of fish. The ranch has over 14,000 feet of frontage on both sides of Broadtree Creek and over 7,000 feet of frontage on both sides of the Campbell Branch. There are water wells that service the improvements.


The terrain of this property is rolling to hilly with vast views of the surrounding countryside. Elevation ranges from approximately 945 +/- feet above sea level on the south end of the ranch near the Campbell Branch just north of the southern border to approximately 750 +/- feet above sea level along the banks of the Broadtree Creek near where it intersects with the northern end of the property before it goes into the Red River.


There is an abundance of typical Texas wildlife on the ranch: deer, turkey, quail, pig, dove, etc. The terrain and vegetation provide for an abundance of suitable habitat for wildlife of all types. There are several areas on the ranch that have been historically planted in food plots. They are not currently planted, however it would not be difficult to put back into cultivated land for plots.


Seller owns a portion of the mineral estate.