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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort

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The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Absolute solitude in a stunning setting, near Big Bend National Park.
Off-grid vacation home on Terlingua Ranch.

This cozy one bedroom vacation retreat located on 90 acres offers unparalleled 360 degree views, quiet, and comfort in a remote setting. No nearby lights to interrupt the starlit sky of the Big Bend. Sleeps two people in upstairs bedroom queen, plus a twin/daybed with a high-density foam mattress and an inflatable mattress (maximum 3 people due to composting toilet capacity). The nearest house is nearly a mile away. You can go weeks without a car passing by.

House is light and modern, with bamboo floors, tile, and modern ceiling fans. The retreat is oriented so that at any time of the day, one of the two porches is in the shade. One is screened and the other open.

This is a great vacation rental. An escape from everyday life with a beautiful view of Nine Point Mesa to the north, Jack Eden Mesa to the northeast and Corazones Peaks to the south. The property is true to its desert climate, with dozens of species of cacti, along with ocotillo, yucca, and many varieties of prickly pear, strawberry pitaya, and rainbow cactus in abundance. In addition, bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and resurrection ferns are found on the 90 acres. The property provides ample opportunities for watching birds and wildlife. We see foxes and deer regularly, and at night frequently hear coyotes howling in the distance.

To explore West Texas, the house is 30 miles from the Big Bend National Park gate; 23 miles to Study Butte/Terlingua ghost town and 35 miles to the famed Lajitas Resort.

PLEASE NOTE: The house is located three-quarter mile along a dirt road from the main ranch paved road, and the dirt road takes you over a rise so that traffic on the paved road is not visible or audible. All vehicles can make the short trip (but as always in this part of the world, have a spare tire just in case). The property's solar and wind energy powers the lights, fans, appliances, and the radio/CD player, while propane gas powers the stove, wall heaters and hot water heater. The composting toilet (Envirolet) is modern and odorless -- not the primitive drop toilet you may know from national or state parks.

We do have a very quiet gas-powered generator for window air conditioners in the hottest months. Thank you for understanding that there is a burn moratorium in Terlingua Ranch, and no campfires are allowed due to dry climate fire danger and fragility of desert vegetation. Finally, the stairs to the upstairs bedroom are slightly steeper than normal and may not be the best for those who have difficulty managing stairs.

Visit the website at TRRetreat com for more photos and information. THESE PRICES SUPERCEDE PRICES ON OUR WEBSITE.

Keywords: Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch, Solar, Eco-friendly, secluded, private, remote, mountain views, Big Bend

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Somebody must be 21....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please be careful with smoking outside and dispose of all smoking materials in trash, not on ground. Thank you! ...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Indoor bathroom has a shower, but there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower with N views....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books. Mainly of local interests....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo:

    Basic CD player and FM radio. The only available radio station is Marfa Public Radio at 93.5 FM....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The retreat is surrounded by mountains and mesas. Breathtaking views of Nine Point Mesa and Jack Eden Mesa. Especially as the setting sun illuminates them....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very secluded property. No neighbors....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine inside or on the screened porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Updated evaporative cooling ('swamp cooler') and ceiling fans, but also in hottest times a window air conditioner that helps cool the entire house, require use of very quiet Honda generator....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance is for domestic U.S. only. Thank you....moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Downstairs living area includes small sofa, chair, desk, and daybed....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen, but well stocked with basics....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with a few basic spices and some random canned and dry goods. Guests are welcome to use anything in the pantry and leave behind quality items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Typically contains basic condiments and a few extras. Guests are welcome to use anything in the fridge and leave behind any fresh produce, condiments, or packaged items....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened sunrise porch. Open sunset porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests have access to the Terlingua Ranch pool. Just 15 minutes drive....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$139
$839
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$169
Regular
Sep 6 - Nov 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$149
$899
Chili Cook Off
Nov 3 - Nov 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$169
Regular
Nov 7 - Nov 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$149
$899
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Regular
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$149
$899
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Winter
Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
$899
Early Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$159
$959
Spring Break
Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Spring
Mar 20 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$159
$959
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Paypal fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us able to re-rent that time.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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Location

230 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland International Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
High Sierra Bar and Grill
41 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Texas State Highway 118
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bad Rabbitt Cafe

Please note lists below of activities and amenities. But must stress wonderful hiking in Big Bend N.P. Also please note that stairs up to bedroom are somewhat steep and shallow. They have sturdy railings and non-skid runner and should be fine for most everyone. NO HUNTING OR TARGET PRACTICE.

 

Manager info

Big Bend Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2007


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

    The Retreat - Views of Nine Point and Jack Eden Mesas and Corazones Mountains

  • Looking at the Retreat from the South.

    Looking at the Retreat from the South.

  • Screen Porch to the East and Open Deck to the West

    Screen Porch to the East and Open Deck to the West

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Jack Eden Mesa at sunset from the Retreat.

    Jack Eden Mesa at sunset from the Retreat.

  • Comfortable open living room with a day bed

    Comfortable open living room with a day bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom with new skylight.

    Upstairs Bedroom with new skylight.

  • Corazone Mountains

    Corazone Mountains

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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