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Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!

Alpine, TX, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

House with Extensive Grounds, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sle

We were honored to learn that Lyle Lovett had been a guest at Casa Vida and had written three songs during his stay. He expressed his thanks in the guest book entry shown that is framed at the house. You will be inspired, too, by your stay at Casa Vida ('Life House'), whose name signifies it's contribution to the lives of our guests. We hope that your visit to Casa Vida will also be a treasured experience, to be shared with friends and family and repeated as often as possible.Casa Vida offers the comforts of home, while immersing our guests in the natural and historical perspectives of the Big Bend region. The house itself, a renovated adobe featured in Alpine's historic home tour, is fully furnished and decorated with authentic pieces native to the rugged, yet refined confluence of Mexican, Texan, and Western cultures that makes the legendary Big Bend Country unique in so many ways.Information below details the myriad amenities of Casa Vida.

Two separate and private living areas, joined by access to the remarkable and fully supplied kitchen, offer ideal accommodations for two couples or a couple and additional family or friends. Bring the friends or grandparents and stay in complete comfort and harmony!

The spacious grounds of Casa Vida offer privacy and ambiance that enhance enjoyment of the views of surrounding mountains and superb Alpine climate at 4500 feet elevation. Abundant sensory delights are guaranteed. Little known fact: Alpine's average high temperature for July and August is 89 degrees and its average night-time temperature for the same months is 65 degrees! (heaters and blankets provided year-round!)

Our guests at Casa Vida face an ongoing dilemma: whether to relax at the seductively peaceful and therapeutic house and grounds, experience the surrounding historic district with its distinctive architecture, shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment (you've got to check out Big Bend's only honky tonk, Railroad Blues!)-all in walking distance, or set out on an easy day trip to explore the natural and cultural wonders that lie to the north, south, east, and west.

A quick look at a map and internet info will show you that Alpine is the best home-base from which to see the majestic and multi-faceted Big Bend Country. Let us share Casa Vida-a home that will become a part of your life!


Connie Cole

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Serta iComfort gel- filled memory foam mattress
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Memory foam with pillow top.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Over-sized shower with beautiful Mexican tile
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, jetted tub

          Location Type

            • Mountain


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • ISDN Access
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Evaporative coolers
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Maps
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove


                                • Dining
                                  Indoor and outdoor
                                • Dining Area


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          One mile away
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Patio
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Low Allergen Environment

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Whirlpool


                                                    • museums
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Over-sized shower with stunning Mexican Alhambra tile; large private fenced yard; multiple shaded and open outdoor sitting areas; remodeled adobe and stucco historic home with natural wood, tile and stone floors,leather couches and authentic rustic Mexican solid wood and leather furniture; three televisions with satellite connections. Alicia's Restaurant-featured in Texas Monthly, half a block from the house,open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Art Galleries; Historical and Geological Tours; Big Bend National Park; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Big Bend Ranch State Park; McDonald Observatory; Marathon; Gage Hotel and gardens; Fort Davis; Marfa; Balmorhea State Park Natural Springs Swimming Pool; Terlingua; Lajitas Resort; Davis Mountains; Sul Ross State University and Facilities, including running track and indoor swimming pool (all walking distance); Regional Hospital; Airport; City Park Swimming Pool; Chinati Hot Springs, Cibolo Creek Ranch, and Woodward Ranch.

                                                                      34 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Fun & Relaxing

                                                                      Robert D.

                                                                      Cozy house with plenty of room for the four of us. Plenty of outdoor seating with nice shady table for playing games with the family. We had a great time and enjoyed our short stay.

                                                                      Absolutely a fantastic quaint house perfect for our family !

                                                                      Teresa S.

                                                                      Our family stayed here 11/3 11-5-17 . My husband and I and our grown sons and their girlfriends . What a great charming house . We enjoyed the coziness . We hope to be be able to come and stay again . The owner is awesome to work with .

                                                                      Very nice stay in Alpine

                                                                      Charlie O.

                                                                      Had a great stay here with 3 of my buddies. We were riding our motorcycles thru Big Bend & had a great time. The house was very nice with a secure place to park our bikes. It was so much better than staying at a hotel as we were able to spend quality time together.

                                                                      The accommodations were great & very comfortable. Easy access to all the places we wanted to go to. We would stay here again.

                                                                      Enchanting Casa in a Convenient Location!

                                                                      Meredith W.San Antonio

                                                                      My family and I stayed at Casa Vida over the long Thanksgiving weekend. The home was clean and well stocked with comfortable beds and plenty of space to spread around both inside and out. We felt very safe. It is quite a drive to Big Bend but was just a short distance from Fort Davis. Alpine is a quaint and eclectic college town with a hopping main street filled with shops, galleries, several restaurants as well as places to grab a snack. It was a great launching spot due to there being a Family Dollar and Dollar General a few blocks away where we were able to pick up several items that we had forgotten to pack. Casa Vida is a definite recommend.

                                                                      Great house for a group looking for a quiet yet vibrant neighborhood

                                                                      Jose H.

                                                                      Our stay at Casa Vida was brief. José ran the M2M marathon on Saturday. We arrived Friday and left on Sunday. Casa Vida has the charm of West Texas and the neighborhood has that culturally diverse appeal of living near the Texas Mexican border. We ate dinner at "La Casita" which is within walking distance. The food and service were exceptionally good. The house floor plan and layout were as described and a group like ours could socialize or find a place to reflect privately. The outside patio(s) were quite a treat. We enjoyed the landscaping that highlights the character of the land. We sat and star gazed as much as we could under the brilliant night sky. The bedrooms were very private and featured very comfortable beds; the living area was set off from the bedrooms so late-night TV watching did not disturb those resting.

                                                                      Splendid time in Alpine!

                                                                      This quiet abode has everything one needs for a pleasant stay in Alpine. It is a perfect central location as a base for making day trips to Big Bend Park, Terlingua, Marfa, McDonald Observatory and other scenic destinations in the area. Casa Vida was a great experience and I recommend it highly. And I wrote a song while I was there....well, I started it, anyway...


                                                                      Alpine, TX, USA

                                                                      Located in Alpine Texas. Walking distance to historic downtown, restaurants, music, bars, shops, and galleries.


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      see rates below $165/night (Tues-Wed) .. $195/night ( Holiday Seasons including but not limited to spring break month, Cowboy Poetry, Art Walk) 2 night minimum most weekends 3 night minimum or longer for holiday seasons and special events Stay of 1 night - add $100 cleaning fee; 2 nights - add $75 cleaning fee $2995/month (four weeks) Non-Holiday: $995/week Holiday Seasons/ Special Events: $1095/week or higher Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. *Credit Cards Accepted: * Visa * MasterCard Dates available: Year Round $165-$195/ night. 20% of advanced payment retained if cancelled before 30 days. After 30 days...advanced payment non-refundable.

                                                                      34 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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