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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort

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The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Terlingua house description

Absolute solitude in a stunning setting, near Big Bend National Park.
Off-grid vacation home on Terlingua Ranch.

This cozy one bedroom vacation retreat located on 90 acres offers unparalleled 360 degree views, quiet, and comfort in a remote setting. No nearby lights to interrupt the starlit sky of the Big Bend. Sleeps two people in upstairs bedroom queen, plus a twin/daybed with a high-density foam mattress and an inflatable mattress (maximum 3 people due to composting toilet capacity). The nearest house is nearly a mile away. You can go weeks without a car passing by.

House is light and modern, with bamboo floors, tile, and modern ceiling fans. The retreat is oriented so that at any time of the day, one of the two porches is in the shade. One is screened and the other open.

This is a great vacation rental. An escape from everyday life with a beautiful view of Nine Point Mesa to the north, Jack Eden Mesa to the northeast and Corazones Peaks to the south. The property is true to its desert climate, with dozens of species of cacti, along with ocotillo, yucca, and many varieties of prickly pear, strawberry pitaya, and rainbow cactus in abundance. In addition, bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and resurrection ferns are found on the 90 acres. The property provides ample opportunities for watching birds and wildlife. We see foxes and deer regularly, and at night frequently hear coyotes howling in the distance.

To explore West Texas, the house is 30 miles from the Big Bend National Park gate; 23 miles to Study Butte/Terlingua ghost town and 35 miles to the famed Lajitas Resort.

PLEASE NOTE: The house is located three-quarter mile along a dirt road from the main ranch paved road, and the dirt road takes you over a rise so that traffic on the paved road is not visible or audible. All vehicles can make the short trip (but as always in this part of the world, have a spare tire just in case). The property's solar and wind energy powers the lights, fans, appliances, and the radio/CD player, while propane gas powers the stove, wall heaters and hot water heater. The composting toilet (Envirolet) is modern and odorless -- not the primitive drop toilet you may know from national or state parks.

We do have a very quiet gas-powered generator for window air conditioners in the hottest months. Thank you for understanding that there is a burn moratorium in Terlingua Ranch, and no campfires are allowed due to dry climate fire danger and fragility of desert vegetation. Finally, the stairs to the upstairs bedroom are slightly steeper than normal and may not be the best for those who have difficulty managing stairs.

Visit the website at TRRetreat com for more photos and information. THESE PRICES SUPERCEDE PRICES ON OUR WEBSITE.

Keywords: Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch, Solar, Eco-friendly, secluded, private, remote, mountain views, Big Bend

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Somebody must be 21....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Please be careful with smoking outside and dispose of all smoking materials in trash, not on ground. Thank you! ...moreless

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Indoor bathroom has a shower, but there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower with N views....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Lots of books. Mainly of local interests....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo:

                    Basic CD player and FM radio. The only available radio station is Marfa Public Radio at 93.5 FM....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    The retreat is surrounded by mountains and mesas. Breathtaking views of Nine Point Mesa and Jack Eden Mesa. Especially as the setting sun illuminates them....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Very secluded property. No neighbors....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dine inside or on the screened porch....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Updated evaporative cooling ('swamp cooler') and ceiling fans, but also in hottest times a window air conditioner that helps cool the entire house, require use of very quiet Honda generator....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance is for domestic U.S. only. Thank you....moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Downstairs living area includes small sofa, chair, desk, and daybed....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Small kitchen, but well stocked with basics....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Gas...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Stocked with a few basic spices and some random canned and dry goods. Guests are welcome to use anything in the pantry and leave behind quality items....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Typically contains basic condiments and a few extras. Guests are welcome to use anything in the fridge and leave behind any fresh produce, condiments, or packaged items....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened sunrise porch. Open sunset porch....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Guests have access to the Terlingua Ranch pool. Just 15 minutes drive....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 40 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas & New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $169
                      Winter
                      Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $139
                      $835
                      Early Spring
                      Mar 1 - Mar 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $169
                      Spring
                      Mar 23 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $139

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13%

                      Notes:

                      Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Paypal fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us able to re-rent that time.

                      50% of the total will be due to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before the stay.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      230 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Midland International Airport
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      High Sierra Bar and Grill
                      41 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Texas State Highway 118
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Bad Rabbitt Cafe

                      Please note lists below of activities and amenities. But must stress wonderful hiking in Big Bend N.P. Also please note that stairs up to bedroom are somewhat steep and shallow. They have sturdy railings and non-skid runner and should be fine for most everyone. NO HUNTING OR TARGET PRACTICE.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2007


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

                        The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

                      • Looking at the Retreat from the South.

                        Looking at the Retreat from the South.

                      • Screen Porch to the East and Open Deck to the West

                        Screen Porch to the East and Open Deck to the West

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Jack Eden Mesa at sunset from the Retreat.

                        Jack Eden Mesa at sunset from the Retreat.

                      • Comfortable open living room with a day bed

                        Comfortable open living room with a day bed

                      • Upstairs Bedroom with new skylight.

                        Upstairs Bedroom with new skylight.

                      • Corazone Mountains

                        Corazone Mountains

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $139 - $169 per night (USD)
                      40

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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