Thunderhead Ranch


Thunderhead Ranch is almost three decades of wildlife management at it’s finest. This impressive tract has been groomed for the most pleasurable hunting experience and is home to one of the areas most dense population of whitetail deer, black bear, and turkey. As you drive in the private and secluded entry, the stunning lodge awaits you with open arms. Overlooking the lush meadow in front and breathtaking Ozark mountains behind paint a picture rarely seen. No detail was spared or overlooked with this home away from home. Designed with little maintenance and big comfort in mind you won’t have to sacrifice anything with this 2,100 sq ft gem. Massive vaulted knotty pine ceilings add to the open concept and are complete with the oversized native stone wood-burning fireplace. Custom white oak floors add to the nostalgia and mountain appeal. A large kitchen with stainless appliances provides ample counter space for guests and family to enjoy. An oversized back deck is accessed right off the great room and boasts a stunning view and plenty of room to entertain and grill. The open space is topped off with a recently resurfaced custom pool table and massive flat-screen for endless fun, late-night movies, or your favorite hunting show. 2 large bedrooms with walk-in closets, 2 bathrooms, and a spacious storage/laundry room complete the main level providing all the space needed for your hunting guests. The loft has 2 additional closets and extra bunks. Comfortably this oasis sleeps 12 with room to spare. Propane, rural water, electric, central heat/air, and supplemental wood heat top off the many assets leaving nothing to be desired. The gorgeous covered front deck spreads the full length of the lodge and is the ideal spot to enjoy that morning cup of coffee while watching your deer feeding in the fields in front. From the lodge, an elaborate trail system meanders several miles over the massive ridge tops. This place lays out as good as any mountain country farm you will ever find with a vast majority of the land is usable, huntable and even some tillable! A hardwood timber stand that literally leaves you in disbelief is loaded with mostly marketable white oak and red oak and blankets the awesome landscape like something from a dream. The trails are wide, smooth, and well placed as they get you to various honey hole food plots, pinch points, saddles, and funnels. The deer numbers are so dense it’s almost unrealistic. The population is healthy and vast and some true stud bucks roam the hills of the Thunderhead. Seeing 30-40 deer in a set is not uncommon. Massive black bruins roam the hollers all around and several 300-400 pound monsters have been taken. As you make your way around the large sweeping hardwood covered benches and flats you know the thundering gobbles of spring will fill the air. Some planted pine plantations neighboring the property have proved to be established roosting posts for the resident turkey flocks. The springtime is a blast to chase these long beards across the Ranch. Lush high-quality food plots litter the landscape and over the decades have helped sustain one of the most consistent and enjoyable hunting experiences you could ask for. Native browse and natural forbs lace the wooded wonder and provide ample bedding, cover, and food for the resident wildlife. Water is plentiful with several small springs and numerous ponds, some even stocked with fish. From the top to the bottom, the front to the back and everything in between; this tract is ready to go. As you stand to overlook the magnificent surrounding mountains where the horizon watches the sky meet the landscape you just might think this is where heaven and earth meet. If you are looking for that ideal ranch with history, wonderful topography, a turnkey lodge, an established trail system, the ultimate in privacy… then stop looking and call today, I’ll take you home.

Property Details

  • 1.5 hours from Little Rock
  • 30 Minutes to the Buffalo National River
  • Very private with one entrance behind a locked gate
  • Rural water, electric and propane on site
  • Stunning custom lodge with ample sleeping quarters, covered deck, and massive great room
  • Large open kitchen, back deck, storage room, bunk room and laundry room
  • Miles of quality trails
  • Established pasture, food plots and stand locations
  • Some tillable ground with history of corn and soybean plots
  • Heavy concentration of deer, turkey, and black bear
  • Numerous ponds and small year-round springs
  • Almost 3 decades of wildlife management dedication
  • Healthy and mature stand of white oak and red oak timber
  • An immense amount of usable ground with a wonderful natural topography

HCR Box 85, Lot #WP001
Leslie, Arkansas 72645