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Recent Big Bend Country reviews

  • Spring Break 2014

    "Villa Terlingua was the ideal home base for our Big Bend adventures. With growing preteen/teenage children, our family needs room to spread out. The indoor spaces of this home are cozy and the outdoor spaces are breathtaking. The house is rustic, eclectic, and obviously built with love. Rustic does not mean roughing it, however. Hot water on demand in the middle of a ghost town! Who knew? Don't forget to look for the fossils in the shower. And for those who feel the need to stay connected to the outside world, there is internet access. The kitchen is well equipped, but you will want to stock up on groceries in Fort Stockton or Alpine before you make the trek to Terlingua. The local market is fine in an emergency, but expensive and limited. The real treasure of Villa Terlingua is the owner. What an amazing individual. She is a river and back country guide, a scholar, a protector of the environment, an activist, a volunteer, a respected community member. Her knowledge of and love for the area was indispensable as we planned our daily activities. Thanks to her guidance and connections, my husband and I felt very comfortable taking our children across the recently opened border to Boquillas del Carmen for the afternoon. We can't wait for Spring Break 2015 at Villa Terlingua."
    Guest: Kristen B. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 17, 2014
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  • THIS HOUSE IS A GEM!

    "This house has it all. It is a perfect blend of old and new--a house with a marvelous history and many original furnishings, but combined with all the comforts of modern living. There are lovely wooden floors and stone walls (love the stone in the master bath!); extra comfy king beds with beautiful quilts in rooms decorated with the original furniture; two baths with plenty of luxurious towels; a well stocked kitchen with very up-to-date appliances including stove, dishwasher and washer/drier; Wi-Fi and DvD player; a backyard; and a perfect setting that is private and peaceful but just steps away from the storefronts of picturesque Marathon. We love that part of Texas, and we can't wait to come back to the McGonagill House."
    Guest: Ruth L. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
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  • Beautiful, luxurious, cozy with great outdoor space and amazing views

    "The title says it all. We could not have wished for better in Marfa. The owner and house keeper were incredibly helpful. It was freezing when we were there, so we couldn't enjoy the beautiful garden, which would be amazing in warmer weather. My only suggestion would be: get some professional photos taken - these ones just don't do that house justice!"
    Guest: mona b. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
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  • LA

    "We rented this home in order to accommodate family members coming to town to celebrate a promotion-so it was important to have everyone in one spot. This home was perfect! The owner was amazing!! He greeted us warmly, oriented us to the home & even went out of his way to make our stay more comfortable with little complimentary items. Those little extra "niceties" did not go unnoticed. The home was fully equipped with everything that we needed for our stay. The family continuously commented on how well thought out the accommodations were. This was a first class operation & we are grateful for having the opportunity to stay in this home. I could go on and on praising our stay, but I know long reviews usually go unnoticed. So to keep it sort, we highly recommend this home if you are looking for the best."
    Guest: LA Family Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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Big Bend Country Travel Tips

Experience Natural Beauty at Big Bend Country Vacation Rentals

Big Bend Country sounds like something out of a western novel. In truth, what you'll find there is probably not far from your imagination. Located in the remote southwestern part of Texas, it is so named because it is the territory surrounding a vast curve in the Rio Grande River. There are two states and national parks, offering outdoor recreation activities. In total, the region covers more than a million acres of public land. It's the perfect place to escape to from busy city life and enjoy the beauty of nature. Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice deciding which activities to do on a daily basis.

Getting to Big Bend Country

The primary way to access Bid Bend Country is by road. Even then, it's a lengthy drive and you need to know where you are going. The two main towns are Alpine and Marathon which can be reached off interstate routes 10 or 20 and then by following Highway 385 to Marathon or Highway 67 to Alpine. The nearest commercial airports are either Midland, which is a three-hour drive from Marathon or El Paso which is a four-hour drive from Alpine. Because the distances are vast and there is no public transportation system, you will need a vehicle to get around. If not travelling to Big Bend Country lodging in your own vehicle, you can hire a car from either of the commercial airports on arrival. An alternative to flying is to travel across the state by train to Alpine. The Sunset Limited Amtrak train stops in Alpine three times a week from each direction. It's a great way to start off a leisurely vacation and the train route takes you through some spectacular scenery en route. Once in Alpine, you will need to hire a car to get to Big Bend Country.

Things to do Near Big Bend Country Vacation Homes

There is no better way to explore the region than by the age-old tradition of horseback riding. Excursions and tours range from an hour to several days and take you exploring the natural wonders of the area. If you are an avid rider and have your own horse, stable facilities are available. Most often the stable owners will also be able to point you in the direction of the best trails and provide a guiding service if required.

You may want to join an organized vehicle tour that takes you to remote and incredibly beautiful places in Big Bend Country. The experience is enhanced by the guide's expert knowledge on the geological and cultural history of the region.

There are numerous hiking trails in Big Bend Country. Most are well marked and if you are an experienced hiker, you will be able to follow the routes with ease. Guide books and maps are available and recommended if heading out on your own. If you are uncertain of the territory, you can arrange to hire a guide who will ensure you have a memorable hiking experience.

Adventurous bikers will love exploring the desert trails in Big Bend Country. You can have a guide show you around or you can get your hands on a guide book and make up your own adventure as you go along. Big Bend Country National Park has more than 400 different bird species, making it a birdwatcher's paradise. Explore on foot or in your vehicle and you should be rewarded with excellent sightings.

Country Living in Big Bend Country

In Big Bend Country, vacation rentals range from comfortable cabins to expansive ranch houses. Most can accommodate small groups or large families. Big Bend Country is the type of place that you want your own space and to be able to come and go as you please. Having a rental home to stay in provides that level of freedom and flexibility.

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