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Hopes Ranch Guest House

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our favorite part of the ranch house is the screened porch. Our guests tell us they often head out to the porch with their coffee in the mornings and find they don't move again until lunch! The views are so broad, and the opportunities to see quail, deer and sheep keep things exciting.
We take pride in our comfortable beds in all 3 rooms. The spacious living/dining area are perfect not only for eating, but for visiting and playing games. And kids can run all over the grounds, finding 'treasures' on scavanger hunts.

Indoors, the extra dining tables are often used to set up jigsaw puzzles, and folks often use the basket of paperbacks to relax with a good book. Our goal is for our guests to relax completely, while putting them in close proximity to the favorite tourist attractions. We offer the best of both


History buffs: The Fort Davis National Historic Site features one of the nations' best preserved frontier forts. During special events, costumed reinactors perform live skits. This is a 'must see' for any visit to Fort Davis. Only 2 miles from Hopes Ranch.


Astronomers delight: Famous for the McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis features the darkest night skies in the lower 48 states. While staying at Hopes Ranch, you can set up lawn chairs and lie flat on your back to see a bejeweled sky. Only 18 miles away is the observatory, with a fabulous visitor center featuring both guided and self-guided tours. Twilight parties and Star Parties are featured 3 nights each week, with well-trained, highly educated docents to lead them. Don't miss this!

Gateway to Big Bend National Park: If you're on the way to Big Bend National Park, plan to spend a few days here in the Davis Mountains before you journey on. There is a lot to see and do in Fort Davis, and you can even make a quick day trip to Big Bend if your schedule is tight.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    For insurance purposes, candles and the fireplace are also not to be used....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

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  • There is a cot on the sleeping porch which is great in mild weather, particularly for power loafing! Also, we have a pac-n-play for infants....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master en suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Just a little washroom on the porch with a sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Air Conditioning: In the dessert, we use evaporative coolers rather than traditional air conditioners. Cable/Satellite TV: Dish Network (no pay-per view). WiFi (Wireless Internet): free with no code. Smoking Not Allowed: For insurance purposes, candles and the fireplace are also not to be used....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Take one/leave one...moreless

  • Games:

    Mostly classic board games, checkers, dominos, jigsaw puzzlels...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network (no pay-per view)...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    The Davis Mountains are just west of Hopes Ranch...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a table in the kitchen and two more in the dining room (though one is often used for games.)...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In the dessert, we use evaporative coolers rather than traditional air conditioners. They work as well (or better.)...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking:

    For 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    (While the fireplace is shown in our photos, it is not to be utilized because of insurance limitations.)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Extremely spacious with windows on 3 sides. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Carport accommodates 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is included in the price, and no code is required....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We offer a coffee grinder, and a starter amount of coffee beans from Big Bend Coffee Roasters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for at least 8....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All dishes, pots, pans, cookware and utensils that you'll need. Toaster, Electric Range, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A variety of spices, oil, condiments, flour, sugar, coffee beans. No need to dash to the store for these little extras...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric, 4-burner...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Both a screened porch and an un-screened patio with a picnic table....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Plenty of seating, and great views of the mountains. ...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring break
Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Hammerfest Bike Ride
Apr 1 - Apr 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Texas Star Party
May 21 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 29 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

CycleFest
Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Columbus Day/Chinati
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

The base price applies to the first 2 guests. There is an extra charge for each additional guest. There is a cleaning charge for each visit. Holidays and special events have a different rate.

Cancellation: Full refund 60+ days before visit. Half refund 30-60 days before visit. No refund less than 30 days before visit.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

175 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland/Odessa
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Alpine, TX

Car: Necessary

Nearby Activities:

McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Chihuahuan Dessert Botanical Garden, Museum of the Big Bend (Alpine), Marfa Lights (Marfa). Gateway to Big Bend National Park.

Mountain View: The Davis Mountains are just west of Hopes Ranch

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: Steve and Carla are life-long Texans, having grown up in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We graduated from Baylor University before heading to Austin for 25 years in the industrial sector. We raised our family there, and founded a welding supply business. After we sold our business, we headed west to establish the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis. In 2004 we opened Hopes Ranch to extend hospitality to the travelling public. Although the B&B is now closed after 15 years as innkeepers, we are still proud to offer Hopes Ranch. We love the simpler life style and wouldn't trade it for anything. We hope you feel refreshed after your visit.

Why Fort Davis, TX, USA:
We came to Fort Davis in 1999 to live more simply. As long-time owners of the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis, we saw a need for an alternative accommodation here, and Hope Wilson was kind enough to sell us her ranch. We're pleased to offer it as a rental so others can enjoy our beautiful part of the state. The climate, the scenery, the people, and the hospitality all combine to make this a great place to visit and to live. Now that we have retired from the B&B, we can devote more time to our guests at Hopes Ranch.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not every accommodation offers an authentic 'feel' of its setting, but Hopes Ranch absolutely belongs to the land. Sitting on the porch allows the guest to envision how the area might have been settled in the mid-1800s.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Hopes Ranch in Summer

    Hopes Ranch in Summer

  • The Milky Way shines over Hopes Ranch: an astronomer's dream

    The Milky Way shines over Hopes Ranch: an astronomer's dream

  • Master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bathroom.

    Master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bathroom.

  • Queen room

    Queen room

  • The screened porch is a favorite with guests

    The screened porch is a favorite with guests

  • Spacious living area allows room for each guest to relax.

    Spacious living area allows room for each guest to relax.

  • Set apart on 40 acres

    Set apart on 40 acres

  • Two queen beds

    Two queen beds

  • The kitchen offers all of the necessary cook ware, dishes and utensils.

    The kitchen offers all of the necessary cook ware, dishes and utensils.

  • The view from the sleeping porch

    The view from the sleeping porch

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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