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Recent Big Bend Country reviews

  • 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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  • Fantastic Home and Views!

    "Everything at this property was perfect for a long relaxing weekend. The common areas are large airy and bright. With many large windows and sliding doors to show off the beautiful scenery. We took full use of a fantastic kitchen and prepared breakfasts and a dinner. The kitchen is clean, modern and user-friendly with some gourmet appliances. The bedrooms are smaller but cozy. We only used the queen bed, which not only has marvelous views but also opened onto their serene backyard with sculptures, flowering vines and water features. The second bedroom has one full bed and one twin bed, fyi. The location is just perfect for all sorts of activities. Ft Davis, McDonald Observatory (a must!), Marfa, Alpine and still a good launching pad for Big Bend. I highly recommend Davis Mtns State Park's hikes and viewpoints, the 70mile driving loop around the Davis Mtns and the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, both its botanical gardens and the Canyon hike. This is an area of Texas that all true Texans should experience and see for themselves at some point. The views and night skies are staggering, the people and towns are quintessential Texan...only a mile up in elevation! We are excited to return to this rental as the price is reasonable, has great views and it's simply cozy and comfortable. Thank you so much Tex and Tom! Loved every minute."
    Guest: mcgriff Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Great trip to meet my grandson!

    "We had a great trip to El Paso to visit my son, daughter-in-law and new grandson! Also our granddaughter from a previous relationship. She stayed with us and 2 other granddaughters at the property and they had a great time. The home is clean, well furnished and had everything we needed. The owner and her son both were friendly and helpful. The home is completely fenced, including the parking area for your vehicle. This was our second stay at a VRBO property and find it much preferred over staying at hotels."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
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  • Beautiful Views

    "After spending the night in Alpine and then touring the whole region (Fort Davis, Marfa and Terlinqua Ghost Town) we are SO glad we chose to stay with Curt. he is just close enough to make Big Bend an easy trek and just far out enough that we felt a little like we were camping. All the friendly four legged hosts were a definite plus. Curt was generous with his time and stories and definitely made us feel at home. This will be our Big Bend spot from now on! Enjoy y'all!"
    Guest: Signe Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 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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