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Luxury Fort Davis Adobe Casita on the Top of a Mountain

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful casita situated on the very top of Scobee Mountain overlooking Fort Davis,Texas, at 6,000 feet in altitude. Designed by a local architect famous for his quality, this elegant guest house has a roof shaped like the wings of an eagle, a back patio with breathtaking views and a deck with true 360 degree views ranging from a 30-mile north view to a 90-mile view to the south.

To the west you can see McDonald observatory and the Davis Mountains and views that go on forever. This region is where the wealthy families of Texas came to escape Summer’s heat before there was air conditioning. The house does not have air conditioning, but between the high altitude, thick adobe walls and ceiling fans, you don’t need it.

You are near Big Bend National Park and just a 30-minute drive from Marfa and Alpine, Texas, with art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and plenty of small town, Texas characters. Fort Davis offers a historic U.S. cavalry fort occupied from ___ to ____, as well as restaurants, shops and all the necessities. Nearby Davis Mountains State Park offers many hiking trails. This is a vacation home for adventurous singles or couples. Even though it overlooks Fort Davis, it takes a one-mile drive up a steep hill to reach the casita and we strongly recommend you bring a four-wheel drive for convenience and safety. But once you get there, everything is luxurious.

When you sit on the back porch you are looking out across the Davis Mountains with a 30-mile view, immense quiet except for an occasional coyote and the only evidence of man is the McDonald's observatory. (Their Star Gazing parties are fun in the Summer!)
Two friends who stopped here overnight on the way to Arizona perhaps can describe it best with their behavior. They canceled their reservations in Sedona and spent the week!

This is a high desert climate. So the air is dry, and temperatures are moderate most of the year. July usually begins monsoon season. Short, daily thunderstorms are part of the spectacular views this time of year. Winters are usually mild, although the area can rarely get an inch or two of snow in late Dec. or January.

Keywords: house, cabin, casita


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Pet Policy: We do allow pets under certain conditions. $50 non refundable deposit. Pets not allowed on furniture under any circumstance. Pets must be kenneled/crated if left alone inside the house. Pets must be on a leash anytime out of doors due to various species of wildlife....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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


Reservation with credit card. Payment by check(s) only upon arrival. One check made out to Dr. Richard Fenker and the remaining balance made out to property management. Credit card will not be charged except in the event of late cancellation, excessive damage or upon agreement between renter and management.

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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McDonald Observatory, Marfa and Alpine, TX a 30-minute drive from house. The house overlooks Fort Davis National Historic Site, featuring one of the best preservations of a 19th century calvary post. The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center offers botanical gardens, living displays and spectacular canyon hiking trails. Great trail rides are available at Prude Ranch.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: I am a landscape photographer. I've done a couploe of books of photography of the Big Bend National Park.

Why Fort Davis:
We fell in love with the Big Bend area of Texas in the 1970's, purchased the property in 1981 and built the home in 1998. At the time we lived in Dallas and the views here are mind-blowing plus the climate is great year-round.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet that you can actually hear is one of the things we enjoy most about our Fort Davis home. It's so peaceful up there.

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  • Panoramic view of interior living area.

    Panoramic view of interior living area.

  • A cook's kitchen!

    A cook's kitchen!

  • Bedroom


  • The view off the back patio.

    The view off the back patio.

  • West porch. You can see the beautiful landscape reflected in the windows.

    West porch. You can see the beautiful landscape reflected in the windows.

  • Front Exterior

    Front Exterior

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