About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This custom adobe vacation rental home is the perfect 'getaway' when visiting the Big Bend. Located on 40 acres and at the end of a long drive, the Big Bend Getaway provides seclusion and privacy. Furnished in a western style with modern flair, the house is built for comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Thick adobe walls and efficient heat and air keep it cozy in any type of weather. The large front porch and screened dining porch provide shade from the heat and protection from flying insects. The carport will protect your car from desert sun and storms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and its own AC and heater for a perfect night's sleep. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would typically need to prepare and serve most meals. Enjoy your meals in the rock floored dining room or on the dining porch. Relax in the comfortable living room, the semi-private den, one of the porches, around the fire circle, or on the double hammock. If you need a second bed, we'll fold out the queen size futon in the den.
We can comfortably lodge four adults on a queen bed and queen futon. Dogs are also welcome. While we typically limit occupancy to four people, we can accommodate up to five if some are small children. Just let us know so we can make sure you will all be comfortable. If you have a larger group, consider renting the multiple homes. Terlingua Ranch Retreat, LTM Ranch, and Ringtail Cabin are all just a short drive away.
We recommend bringing a good book, or select one from our bookshelves, many about Terlingua and the Big Bend region. Just kick back and enjoy the solitude inside or out. Of course, there are lots of other activities to keep your stay busy and exciting. Watch the abundant birds, wildlife, and desert plant life on our twenty acres or as you walk, bike, or drive along the hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads of the 200,000 acre Terlingua Ranch. Sign in at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge and hike along the remote and breathtaking trails through the Christmas Mountains. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool and inviting Terlingua Ranch pool (just six miles down the road). Visit Big Bend National Park (just 30 minutes to the west gate) or Big Bend Ranch State Park (just 45 minutes to the Barton Warnock Visitor Center). Enjoy meals, drinks, live music and more at the various restaurants and bars in the area. Sit out at night to watch the stars, tell tall tales, or enjoy a small fire. Drive along some of the most scenic roads in Texas. Raft or canoe down the Rio Grande. Enjoy a guided horseback ride or jeep tour through the rugged west Texas landscape.
With so many options, you can return home as relaxed or exhausted as you choose. Either way, you'll “getaway” from everyday life and bring back countless memories.
Keywords: House, casita,, adobe, southwest style, modern, private, acreage, mountain views, Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch
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- May 18, 2018
About Janet Eby
A human rights attorney, an anthropologist, a creative director and a radio personality got together one weekend for an 8 hour road trip from Austin to Terlingua – their destination ¬– the fantasy hideaway called “The Big Bend Getaway.” After experiencing the breadth and freedom that the Big Bend area exudes, they decided to buy this little gem. Watching the full moon rise over Sombrero Mountain that summer evening sealed the deal. We hope you’ll be taken with the magic of “The Getaway” as much as we were. Experience the freedom in feeling small! Joe, Shannon, Giuseppe and Renée
Janet Eby purchased this House in 2014
Why Janet Eby chose Terlingua
Located in the heart of Big Bend country, but secluded away from the nearby communities and public parks. The Getaway strikes the perfect balance between tourist hot spot and remote retreat. We even have WiFi internet to keep connected with the outside world.
What makes this House unique
Quiet, quiet, quiet. Birds, deer, javelinas. Views, stars, walks and drives down the scenic Terlingua Ranch roads, hikes up Christmas Mountains, swimming in Terlingua Ranch pool, grilling out, relaxing on the porch, trips into Big Bend National Park, restaurants, bars & live music in Terlingua. Mostly, just relaxing and 'getting away' from day to day stresses and routines.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
GREAT place to stay while exploring Big Bend!
We thought the pictures looked good, once we got there we thought they didn't do it justice. We walked in and after 10 minutes we looked at each other and said "This far exceeds my expectations"! The house was very clean, comfy, and perfectly located. We ate every meal outside looking at the breath taking view. The wild life we saw (road runners, lizards, and rabbits) ambled all over the place never giving us a second glance. Laying in the hammock at night and looking at the stars might be the highlight of the entire trip. We are already planning on our next stay!
A perfect getaway in every way! Comfortable, clean, quiet, amenable. Can’t beat the view!
We couldn't have picked a better place to stay while exploring the Big Bend area. We drove from Olympia, Washington and it was worth every mile. The house has everything you need and is a pleasure to come back to after a day of hiking. The temps were in the 90's and we never had to turn on the AC, this place is designed perfectly. The views, the birds, the quiet, the stars! I just can't say enough, we hope to get back someday. We miss our late dinners in the screened porch and evening walks down the drive.
This has to be the most perfect little house around Big Bend! It's approximately a 30 min drive to entrance of the park but well worth the drive in order to enjoy the gorgeous views, wildlife, sunrises/sunsets and the total peacefulness that this property provides. I took almost as many photos around the house that I did in two days in Big Bend! In the morning you can see deer, jack rabbits and javelina right outside any window of the house- a huge highlight for us coming from the crowded suburbs! The house was clean, nice decor and screened-in porch and hammock are wonderful bonuses. If you are wondering if you should rent this house, the answer is absolutely YES!
We loved our stay at the Getaway. Private and peaceful with stunning views of the Rosillos Mountains. Lots of birds and some wildlife visitors and good access to the national and state parks. Can’t imagine a better place for experiencing Big Bend country.
This awesome house nestled in a beautiful secluded area had everything we needed.
The property had everything you would need to stay there without leaving. The stars were brilliant as well as the sunrise and sunset. We were close enough to ghost town terlingua to enjoy dinner out. We hope to come back to your beautiful property again.
The Getaway offers a great home base for exploring Big Bend National Park, Terlingua Ghost Town and the Rio Grande River. However, don't overlook the opportunities that are a little closer to the house.
The hundreds of miles of Terlingua Ranch roads provide endless opportunities for walking, biking, or scenic drives, just don’t leave the road once off the Getaway property. This is all private land.
The Terlingua Ranch pool and Christmas Mountains trailhead are just 10 minutes away. Check in at the Ranch office to for access to either. The Bad Rabbit Cafe is also at the Ranch headquarters. The food is great and they often have live music on week-end evenings.
A short drive to Terlingua/Study Butte or the Terlingua Ghost Town offers restaurants, bars, live music, occasional live theatre. River guides, jeep tours, and horseback riding are also available in Terlingua.
Or, just relax in the hammock with your favorite book.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. This supersedes the cancellation policy that VRBO has on it's drop down box. Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.