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Recent Big Bend Country reviews
A break from the big city
"We visit west Texas frequently, usually staying in Fort Davis and Marathon. This time we had only a few days, but a great need for peace and quiet. The McGonagill house gave us that. Although just off the highway, it was mostly very quiet and private. My wife grew up in a house by a railroad tracks, so the occasional train was an enjoyable reminder of childhood. The shady porch, off a large yard with mature trees and shrubs, was lovely place to sip tea and read or watch the birds flitting through the sprinklers. The AC-cooled interior was welcome in the heat of the July afternoon. In cooler seasons, the screened doors and windows could be opened for good ventilation. The kitchen provided the basics we needed to prepare meals (we brought our own blender for smoothies), and we could watch the hummingbirds at the feeder outside the kitchen window while we ate. We used the master bedroom, which has a comfortable king bed. Showers worked well in both bathrooms.
In the cool of the morning and evening we rode our bicycles around town, stopping to take in the wide mountain/desert vistas from the high points on Avenue D. At night the stars blazed against the dark sky; Scorpio was particularly beautiful.
Thanks to Janet for her friendliness and concern for our comfort, and for sharing her lovely home."
Guest: Walt and FranDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 8, 2015
"My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend at the retreat.the house was perfect and the surrounding area was so peaceful. We used the grill both nights And enjoyed all of the stars. We had breakfast at the Bad Rabbit Cafe and it was awesome! The house was cozy, clean and fit our needs perfectly."
Guest: Leslie B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"We had a great holiday weekend relaxing in Marathon. The house is wonderful. Great location because it's tucked away and remote,but only a five minute walk to town. It was a good jumping off point for days in Big Bend. We loved that it is dog friendly. The only thing that would make the stay even better is if the kitchen had a few more cooking utensils to make it easier. But really no complaints. And the view was fantastic four morning coffee or evening woke!"
Guest: Kimberly S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015