At Bar W Ranch Leander, we’re proud of our Texas Hill Country heritage, and the influences that brought us to the present-day establishment of Bar W Ranch in Leander. Our region’s rich ranching history has given way to picturesque landscapes – rolling hills filled with the cattle and tales of the vocation that serve as Bar W’s namesake.

 

Bar W Ranch Leander – History

 

Cattle and livestock branding are integral to differentiating ownership of livestock throughout Texas. Cattle raisers throughout history have sunk ample time into developing their own stylistic branding interpretations, with most early branding styles consisting of simply initials.

When the Bar W brand was registered by Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Wedemeyer, there were over 200 existing brands already registered in Williamson and surrounding counties. The Bar W brand is still used today, branding cattle roamed on the property along the San Gabriel River’s South Fork.

Our story starts in the early 1900s, when Dr. Wedemeyer began searching for lush woodlands property with a diverse landscape, perfect for rearing a family and starting a farm. In 1947, he and his wife Nora finally settled on a 972-acre, mile-frontage long piece of property on the San Gabriel River, flush with wildlife and incredible hill country views. Just 10 miles west of Leander and 30 miles north of Austin, Bar W Ranch was born.

 

Luxury Living in Leander, Texas

 

Our love for the Wedemeyer estate isn’t just about history. The Wedemeyer’s desire to preserve the natural hill country beauty and its heritage are still seen today in the 1900’s Tin Barn, ole Hunters Cabin, centuries-old trees and working windmills throughout the Bar W Ranch. Many of the original structures from the Wedemeyer ownership still stand, and we invite you to take in the breadth of our landscape, the perpetuity of these lands and the history of ranching in our area.

The only thing better than visiting Bar W Ranch is living there. Watch this space for updates on our development, opportunities to view our property and more. We can’t wait to show you.