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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres

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View of Laughing Horse Retreat from the north.

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Terlingua house description

Laughing Horse Retreat is where y’all want to be. Bring the whole crew and your dogs and horses too, or just bring yourselves! Come on out to West Texas for relaxation or adventure. The house sits on 217 acres with a horse corrals, and 20 acres fenced for horses. Laughing Horse is conveniently located along Texas Highway 118 in the scenic Christmas Mountains, just 10 miles north of historic Terlingua and Study Butte. The modern kitchen, relaxing porches, three bedrooms, four comfortable beds, stunning views, abundant wildlife, desert plants, expansive acreage, and private location combine to provide a truly unique vacation experience.

Spend your time around the ranch or enjoying all that the Big Bend has to offer. Then sleep well and wake up relaxed. Go for hike through the scenic mountains and desert. Ride your horse around the 217 acres. Walk to our quiet spring and watch the birds. Hang out in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Enjoy the most scenic drives in Texas. Raft down the wild and scenic Rio Grande River. Explore Big Bend National Park. Ride your mountain bike through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music in Terlingua. Take a guided jeep tour to some of the area’s most scenic locations. Enjoy a guided horseback ride with excellent guides and well trained horses. Seek all the adventure you can handle. Or, just sit in a comfortable chair on a breezy porch and enjoy the views or a good book. If you don’t have time to do it all, come back again!

Bring your horses! They’ll love the tack room, corral and 20 fenced acres. You can ride your horses around the 217 acres, along Terlingua Ranch roads, and on selected trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.


Keywords: house, ranch, acreage, horses, corral, RV hook-up, mountains, desert, retreat, Big Bend

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside only. Please pick up butts....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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              • Optional Guest House: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                The guest house is available for an addtional $45 nightly....moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Large Garden Tub...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Guest House: toilet

                Available with rental of optional guest house....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Pantry Items:

                Typically contains basic spices and a few extras. Guest are welcome to use anything in the pantry or cabinets and leave behind any quality items....moreless

              • Dining:

                The table seat four. There are also three bar stools at the kitchen bar and a folding table and chairs stored in the master bedroom closet....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                We try to always have coffee, creamer, sugar and artificial sweetener on hand....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Well stocked with all the basics....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                30 amp RV Hookup - sewer/electric $18/night...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Living room with sectional sofa....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Horse corrals, tack room, and 20 acres fenced with high tension smooth wire fencing for horses. Miles of hiking/riding trails. Full RV hook-up, 30 amp. 3G Cell phone service is available. Land line and broadband WiFi. Call for details....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    A big screen 'Smart TV' is available but no local, satellite, or cable access. It is loaded with Netflix and can access the internet for other video options....moreless

                  • Video Library
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Guests have access to the Terlingua Ranch pool. Approximately 18 miles away....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        No neighbors. Just you and your family and friends on 217 acres. Town, if you can call a place as small as Terlingua a town, is just a few miles away....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Great views of the Christmas Mountains....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Photography
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Ruins
                      • Churches
                      • Hiking
                      • Rafting
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 15 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Regular
                      Sep 3 - Oct 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Chilli Cook Off
                      Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      Regular
                      Nov 4 - Nov 25, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,079
                      Regular
                      Dec 2 - Dec 19, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Christmas & New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,079
                      Winter
                      Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Spring season
                      Mar 1 - Mar 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $169
                      $1,019
                      Spring break
                      Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,079
                      Spring
                      Mar 23 - Apr 29, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $169
                      $1,019
                      Regular
                      Apr 30 - May 21, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      Memorial
                      May 22 - May 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,079
                      Regular
                      May 26 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $159
                      $959

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
                      • Horses- per horse/night $16 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50 + 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 being able to re-rent that time.

                      RATES WILL BE GOING UP SOON. BOOK BEFORE JUNE 1, 2014 TO RECEIVE THE CURRENT RATES!!!!!!!!

                      A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due before 30 days of the stay.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      230 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Midland International Airport
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Texas State Highway 118
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      High Sierra Bar and Grill
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Chili Pepper Cafe

                      Bird watching, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, Scenic Drives, Plane Rides, Jeep Tours, Canoeing, Terlingua Chili Cook-Off, Four Wheeling

                      NO HUNTING or TARGET PRACTICE. NO ATVs except on the roads.

                       

                      Manager info

                      About: Judy and Seth Burgess love the Big Bend. Seth is originally from Rhode Island and Judy is a native Texan. Seth is a retired from Equimax, USA, Inc., a company he started in 1986 to get jobs and horse people together all across the USA. Judy is an ordained Episcopal Priest. We currently care for three dogs, four horses and a donkey.

                      Why Terlingua:
                      We lived in this location for 15 years until moving to the Ruidoso, New Mexico area when Judy was called to a new church. We chose this area because Judy wanted to get back to living in Texas and Seth wanted to live in the mountains. You won't find a wilder more remote place in Texas. The Big Bend area is truly the ultimate getaway spot.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Judy always said she wanted 'land lots of land.' On 217 acres, you can ride your horse, hike, and explore the wonders the desert fauna and flora without evening leaving the property. During your stay, you may see mule deer, aoudad sheep, coyotes, mountain lions (pretty rare), and of course all sorts of birds and small animals.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View of Laughing Horse Retreat from the north.

                        View of Laughing Horse Retreat from the north.

                      • Rainbow over Laughing Horse

                        Rainbow over Laughing Horse

                      • Dining Room and Living Room

                        Dining Room and Living Room

                      • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

                        2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Hike on the property

                        Hike on the property

                      • Sunset from the back porch.

                        Sunset from the back porch.

                      • Great Views

                        Great Views

                      • Need more space.  Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

                        Need more space. Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

                      • Hike on the property.

                        Hike on the property.

                      • Coral for the horses.

                        Coral for the horses.

                      • Coral and tack barn

                        Coral and tack barn

                      • View from back porch.

                        View from back porch.

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • 3rd Bedroom with one Twin Bed

                        3rd Bedroom with one Twin Bed

                      • Grill outdoors

                        Grill outdoors

                      • Ocotillo Bloom

                        Ocotillo Bloom

                      • View of house while hiking on the property.

                        View of house while hiking on the property.

                      • Need more space.  Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

                        Need more space. Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

                      • Just out for a little walk.

                        Just out for a little walk.

                      • Bring your horses and take a ride on the trails.

                        Bring your horses and take a ride on the trails.

                      • Visiting Horse.

                        Visiting Horse.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, September 11, 2014

                      $159 - $179 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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