This $170M Texas Ranch on 65,000 Acres Is a Dog Lover’s Dream Home
In 1971, Pickens bought 2,900 acres of what was originally called the Reynolds Ranch. He went on to add 65,000-acres to the property, in addition to a 6,000-square-foot family home, 12,000-square-foot lake house, 33,000-square-foot lodge, chapel (where Pickens married his 5th wife), pub, airport with a 52,600-square foot concrete tarmac, golf course, and 11,000 square-foot dog kennel.
Even his childhood home was moved to the ranch from Oklahoma.
Not bad for a former paper boy!
How Much is Mesa Vista Ranch?
The property is listed at $170 million for the main house and grounds. The Mesa Vista Ranch comes complete with everything from bird dogs with their own giant custom commercial kennel to a waterfall. The main house and grounds include multiple structures, called the Lodge Compound, a set of buildings designed for entertaining or housing large groups.
If you're running a little short on cash and don't need as much space, you can always just purchase the Mesa Vista East Division, which is priced at $20,000,000.
Mesa Vista Dog Kennel
At one time, the founder of Dallas-based BP Capital had a total of 40 dogs in his world-class kennel in Roberts County, Texas, including 25 pointing dogs, 2 spaniels, and 13 Labrador retrievers.
According to the listing, the ranch's dog kennel is east of the Lodge complex, between the Lodge and the highway. Out of 11,000 square feet of usable kennel area, about 3,600 square feet is enclosed and air conditioned, with 40 chain-link dog pens. The kennel also has full office facilities with a veterinary lab, upper level storage, overhead crane, and bathroom.
The Listing for Mesa Vista Ranch
Pickens put the ranch up for sale in 2017, and passed away in September of 2019. Four months after his death, the asking price was dropped to $220 million, and now it has been reduced to $170 million.
Who Owns Mesa Vista Ranch?
Boone Pickens Management Trust owns Mesa Vista. Ranch trustees decided to lower the list price again to move the property, find a new owner, and close out Pickens’ estate.