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Incredible sunrises and sunsets especially in the summer months. Living out in the wilderness sharpens your senses, the wildlife, the smells the sounds. Life at the end of the road. comfortable and quiet accommodations in the wilderness, tarantula ranch is over a hill and two miles away from the nearest paved road. Swafford road literally dead ends at the gate to our compound. The cottage(casita) is a four room facility. It has one bedroom with a full size bed the other room has a queen size futon and a full size futon. It has a full kitchen with a new gas range and new full size refigrator. It also has a microwave, plates, flatware, coffee maker etc. The cottage has been remodled and has sautillo tile floors,custom cabinets in the kitchen, his and her sinks in the bath and the highest rated insulation in the walls and ceiling.The cottage has a porch to the west which is nice to have breakfast on during the warm months although you may have to share with two friendly burros and an appalosa horse. They are the worlds biggest beggers. Watch where you step! I'll try and have some carrots in the frig so you can give them a snack, only one carrot each as equines have a delicate digestive system. The cottage has real electricity and water from a well. We have a real septic system that works. We have 220 fenced acres and another 120 acres outside the fence line here at the compound. As a result we have several hikes to great vistas right out your front door. One of my favorites is Jack Eden Mesa. i own the highest peak on Jack Eden and it's nice to sit on top with your 360 degree view where you can see Texas, The Big Bend National Park and Mexico while eating lunch. The guest cottage sleeps four but if you have six people in your party i have another room that sleeps two. It has a queen size bed, its own bath and a walk in closet. In addition to a shower the bath also has an antique cowboy bathtub.Bring your bubble bath. This room is only a short distance from the guest cottage and is used for overflow. in addition to property here at the compound Tarantula Ranch llc also has other properties in the area. One in particular is at a lower elevation (warmer) for our winter time sunworshipers. It's common to have 75 to 80 degree days there in the winter. That property also has pictographs both Indian and Spanish. i have a jeep and can take two people at a time on a jeep tour to my various properties. you can sign up for that when you make reservations. At the end of a day of playing in the big bend it's nice to kick back with a drink in our hot tub that sits on a cliff facing west, listening for coyotes and looking for shooting stars. We also have an observation deck that hangs out over that same western cliff that the hot tub is on. The big bend has some of the darkest skies in the world. here at Tarantula Ranch you are an easy drive( by west Texas standards) to all the tourist attractions in the area,the national park, the state park,river rafting outfitters,horseback riding,jeep tours, the Terlingua ghosttown where good food, good drinks,good music and good times are alive and well.
Keywords: remote,spectacular vistas,friendly burros and horse will interact with you,wide open spaces, great sunrises and sunsets.
no children allowed to hike or be in hot tub without parent. children must be supervised by responsible adult at all times....moreless
Non Smoking Only
There is no charge for pets but are subject to the owners approval. Six dogs call tarantula ranch home and they have the run of the place. Aggressive dogs will not be allowed. We cannot be responsible for your dogs safety.To avoid problems you should keep your dog near you,and it should come when called....moreless
Queen size Beds (1) queen size futon, Double Beds (2) one is a real bed the other is a double bed futon. The instructions say it sleeps two adverage size people., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) at this point we also have a blowup bed on a stand. it blows up and deflates by a built in motor. it is queen size. who knows how long it will last before someone sits on it with a knife. we also have a queen size futon that is strong and will last....moreless
at ranch headquarters we have a computer you can use to check your e mail if you didn't bring yours. you will also wi fi at the guest cottage. i'll give you the wi fi password when you check in....moreless
four burner propane stove with full size oven....moreless
Deck / Patio:
we have a large observation deck next to the hot tub that hangs over the west cliff....moreless
as a member of the lajatis golf club (blackjacks crossing) i can save you about 20% off on your green fee....moreless
Pool / Spa
with me as a member of terlingua ranch property owners association you can go with me to the pool for free or pay $5.00 per day without me. i'm a sunworshiper and i have the skin cancer to prove it so usually i am at the pool on warm days. that usually makes the $5.00 a moot point. this pool is one of the two most beautiful pools in brewster county,texas....moreless
located at ranch headquarters just up on top of the hill on the west cliff. ( for a great view of sunset and nightime star gazing not to mention listening for howeling coyotes....moreless
5 nights or more Aug 15 - Aug 16, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$89
Property Maintenance$60 + tax
3 Night Special! $119 per night
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Pay for 6 nights get 7th night for free! Valued at 109.00 per night.
For stays of 28 nights or more for $99.00 per night.
Rates do not include taxes and fees.
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we have two unique vistas on the property where you can see texas,the big bend national park and mexico.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am a native texan. I am a retired coach. On my ranch i live with six dogs, two horses ,two burros and two cats.the two burros and one of the horses are rescues. five of the six dogs are rescues. one of my rescue dogs was born blind and deaf. her name is Helen Keller.both cats are rescues. You will meet them all when you come to Tarantula Ranch and will learn each of their stories.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Breakfast with burros,hikes to great vistas right out the front door. For the golfers, i can save you about $16.00 on your green fee at blackjack crossing golf resort in lajatis.