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Hopes Ranch Guest House

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Hopes Ranch in Summer

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fort Davis house description

Our favorite part of the ranch house is the screened porch. Our guests tell us they often head out to the porch with their coffee in the mornings and find they don't move again until lunch! The views are so broad, and the opportunities to see quail, deer and sheep keep things exciting.
We take pride in our comfortable beds in all 3 rooms. The spacious living/dining area are perfect not only for eating, but for visiting and playing games. And kids can run all over the grounds, finding 'treasures' on scavanger hunts.

Indoors, the extra dining tables are often used to set up jigsaw puzzles, and folks often use the basket of paperbacks to relax with a good book. Our goal is for our guests to relax completely, while putting them in close proximity to the favorite tourist attractions. We offer the best of both


History buffs: The Fort Davis National Historic Site features one of the nations' best preserved frontier forts. During special events, costumed reinactors perform live skits. This is a 'must see' for any visit to Fort Davis. Only 2 miles from Hopes Ranch.

Astronomers delight: Famous for the McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis features the darkest night skies in the lower 48 states. While staying at Hopes Ranch, you can set up lawn chairs and lie flat on your back to see a bejeweled sky. Only 18 miles away is the observatory, with a fabulous visitor center featuring both guided and self-guided tours. Twilight parties and Star Parties are featured 3 nights each week, with well-trained, highly educated docents to lead them. Don't miss this!

Gateway to Big Bend National Park: If you're on the way to Big Bend National Park, plan to spend a few days here in the Davis Mountains before you journey on. There is a lot to see and do in Fort Davis, and you can even make a quick day trip to Big Bend if your schedule is tight.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            For insurance purposes, candles and the fireplace are also not to be used....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

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          • There is a cot on the sleeping porch which is great in mild weather, particularly for power loafing! Also, we have a pac-n-play for infants....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Master en suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Just a little washroom on the porch with a sink....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, tub

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          Other Amenities

              • Air Conditioning: In the dessert, we use evaporative coolers rather than traditional air conditioners. Cable/Satellite TV: Dish Network (no pay-per view). WiFi (Wireless Internet): ATT DSL wireless is free. Smoking Not Allowed: For insurance purposes, candles and the fireplace are also not to be used....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network (no pay-per view)...moreless

              • Television
              • Books
              • Games
              • Games For Kids

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Recreation Center
              • Coin Laundry
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Mountain View:

                The Davis Mountains are just west of Hopes Ranch...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hunting
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        There is a table in the kitchen and two more in the dining room (though one is often used for games.)...moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            In the dessert, we use evaporative coolers rather than traditional air conditioners. They work as well (or better.)...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central heating....moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            (While the fireplace is shown in our photos, it is not to be utilized because of insurance limitations.)...moreless

                          • Covered Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            ATT DSL wireless is free...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Carport accommodates 2 vehicles....moreless

                          • Garage
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Iron & Board

                          Kitchen

                          • Pantry Items:

                            A variety of spices, oil, condiments, flour, sugar, coffee beans. No need to dash to the store for these little extras...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Enough for at least 8....moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            All dishes, pots, pans, cookware and utensils that you'll need. Toaster, Electric Range, etc....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Barbecue
                          • Binoculars
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Both a screened porch and an un-screened patio with a picnic table....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover
                           

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                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $195

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          The base rate is for 2 people. Each additional person is $20.00 per night. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $60.00.

                          All prices are subject to the prevailing hotel tax and are subject to change until booked. The base price during holidays and special events is higher.


                          Notes:

                          Please visit our website for pricing information and deposit requirements:

                          www.schoolhousebnb.com/hopesranch


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                          Location

                          175 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Midland/Odessa

                          Car: Necessary

                          Nearby Activities:

                          McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Chihuahuan Dessert Botanical Garden, Museum of the Big Bend (Alpine), Marfa Lights (Marfa). Gateway to Big Bend National Park.

                          Mountain View: The Davis Mountains are just west of Hopes Ranch

                          Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About: Steve and Carla are life-long Texans, having grown up in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We graduated from Baylor University before heading to Austin for 25 years in the industrial sector. We raised our family there, and founded a welding supply business. After we sold our business, we headed west to establish the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis. Our daughter's family loves to visit to slow down from their fast paced lives. The grandkids, like most of our guests, like being 'unplugged' for a while. We love the simpler life style and wouldn't trade it for anything.

                          Why Fort Davis:
                          We came to Fort Davis in 1999 to live more simply. As long-time owners of the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis, we saw a need for an alternative accommodation here, and Hope Wilson was kind enough to sell us her ranch. We're pleased to offer it as a rental so others can enjoy our beautiful part of the state. The climate, the scenery, the people, and the hospitality all combine to make this a great place to visit and to live.


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                          Speaks: german, english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Hopes Ranch in Summer

                            Hopes Ranch in Summer

                          • The Milky Way shines over Hopes Ranch: an astronomer's dream

                            The Milky Way shines over Hopes Ranch: an astronomer's dream

                          • Master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bathroom.

                            Master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bathroom.

                          • Queen room

                            Queen room

                          • The screened porch is a favorite with guests

                            The screened porch is a favorite with guests

                          • Spacious living area allows room for each guest to relax.

                            Spacious living area allows room for each guest to relax.

                          • Set apart on 40 acres

                            Set apart on 40 acres

                          • Two queen beds

                            Two queen beds

                          • The kitchen offers all of the necessary cook ware, dishes and utensils.

                            The kitchen offers all of the necessary cook ware, dishes and utensils.

                          • The view from the sleeping porch

                            The view from the sleeping porch

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                          $195 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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