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Recent Marathon reviews

  • West Texas Thanksgiving

    "What a beautiful home in charming Marathon, Texas! My husband, parents, and I had a wonderful four night stay over Thanksgiving. The views were amazing and we spent a lot of time on the large covered patio taking in the sights. The home is well designed, very clean, and the kitchen has ample area in which to cook if you are so inclined. Our two small dogs also loved the house and the outside areas. The house is sited in such a way as to give guests maximum privacy, but is close enough (for walkers and runners) to easily get into town without a car. We loved the proximity of this house (and Marathon) to Big Bend, Alpine, and other nearby areas of interest. Finally, I would be remiss if I said nothing of Tom and Klemie, our hosts. They left a handwritten letter and delicious local coffee for our arrival, communicated promptly with us during the rental process, and made themselves available for assistance during our stay. If we are in this area of Texas again, we would love to return!"
    Guest: Alison G. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • Wow.

    "First -- I LOVED it! I have never been so thoroughly charmed by anyplace. It is gorgeous. The owner has combined style and taste with comfort and fun, and succeeded wildly. I'd go back in a heartbeat, and I've already recommended it to friends. Second -- fantastic customer service. There was a regional ice storm/power outage during my stay, and the owner just went above-and-beyond to make me comfortable for the duration. Third -- Big Bend National Park is about an hour's drive away. I had a blast day-hiking there, and LOVED coming back to the comfort of La Esmeralda at the end of the day."
    Guest: Amy M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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    "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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  • Perfect Place in Marathon with beautiful views

    "We stayed there last Thanksgiving and had a perfect time. Close enough to Big Bend, great views and great sitting areas all around the house. I also liked the feel and the tasteful decoration of the house. The views from the back of the house are wonderful as the pictures show and the best view is from the bathtub at sunset: priceless !"
    Guest: Sophie P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 31, 2014
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