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Recent Big Bend Country reviews

  • 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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  • Great Home for Exploring Big Bend

    "This is our second time to stay at Rancho Mula Oso. Both times we were a large crowd and the house and "Bunkhouse" accommodated all of us. We like this home because of the large living area/dining area that allowed all eight of us to enjoy our meals or spread out to enjoy multiple "game" stations. The kitchen is large for getting meals together. The house is well stocked so you do not need to bring any extras. Bottled water is provided so we did not need to stock up on that as well. The house is very close to Study Butte and Terlingua and about 25 minutes to the entrance of Big Bend National Park. It was a great place to come back to after a long day of hiking. We prepared our meals before we arrived to Big Bend so that we could shower and then relax on one of the many outdoor sitting areas while the food was in the oven. We never ran out of hot water while showering either. The place sits on many acres with stunning views of the mountains. We were able to experience beautiful sunsets right off the front porch. And they have the best star gazing chairs we have ever sat in. Rancho Mula Oso is actually someone's home so it is personalized with many artifacts and paintings that we never grew tired of exploring. Every day we would spot something new. The owners have the house stocked like they would want to have it so we never needed anything extra (lots of towels, blankets, fans, kitchen items, etc). There is also a washer and dryer if needed. Janet and Daryl were very easy to work with and attended immediately to any issues that came up while we were there. We really enjoy this place and we will be back."
    Guest: Carolyn S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 23, 2015
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  • Wonderful casita

    "We stayed here for three nights while we explored Marfa and the surrounding areas. This casita is wonderful, everything we'd hoped for and more. The furnishings are great and the owner has chosen wonderful art pieces. Good hot shower, comfortable bed, good lounging living room. It was cold outside, but we stayed cozy. I would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Roaming texas Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 2014
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  • Laughing Horse is one of our favorites.

    "Our group - 4 couples has been traveling together for about 15 years now. We are all in our 60s, are all experienced travelers and all professionals. We started late looking for a place to stay for this year's trip to Big Bend and got very lucky here. We wanted/needed a place that would sleep 8 in comfort Note, we also rented the guest house. Two more would have been a little crowded, but would have been doable. Price was very affordable. We needed to be close to Big Bend National Park & have room to eat and to hang out as a group. Everything was very clean and neat. The kitchen worked for us. We cooked evening and morning meals for the group with no problems. The patio had plenty of seating for our group. We did not use the grill, but it looked capable. The night sky was incredible (this is one of the darkest places in North America for observing the night sky). Views of meteors & The Milky Way were fantastic. Lots of cacti on the hillsides all around the property. The manager answered all inquiries in a timely and pleasant manner - Thank you. We plan on doing this VRBO again. Loved it."
    Guest: Victor P. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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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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