House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Oh the view and tranquility!
Truly a wonderful getaway! We enjoyed the silence, the view, the viewwwwwwww! Slightly longer drive to the Big Bend park entrance and Terilingua (45 minutes) than advertised, but well worth the drive. Remember to take the extra time to drive from Terilingua to Presidio which is the most beautiful drive I've taken. Once again oh the view and peacefulness!
Lives up to it’s name!
Great place to quite literally getaway from it all! Undisturbed by human activity it’s a perfect spot for stargazing and as a base for Big Bend NP. Well equipped kitchen, nice big fridge and freezer ceiling fans and a/c make it comfortable even in the hottest days! Owners are easily reachable if needed! Made some great memories! Thanks!
The property was just as advertised. It was clean and very cozy. We loved the location as we wanted to be remote with an easy drive to Big Bend and Terlingua. We will definitely be back.
It was amazing! The cabin was lovely and clean, very comfortable. Bed pillows were wonderful, I'm going buy some just like them. It was very quiet and restful vacation. Would love to come back late fall. While there we visited a couple of art galleries, and the people were so friendly.
Feels like you are in the National Park!
This is a great place to stay. A fully appointed house with everything you need, but remote and feels like you are staying in the National Park. It's beautiful, it's quiet, and the house is very clean. Bonus: if you are driving a four-by-four high-clearance vehicle there is a road that takes you right into the park from here for some great off roading.
great night skies
wonderful time at this great location. views of the night skies are simply magnificent!!! Thank you for providing the telescope to enhance our star gazing experience!!!
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.