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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains with long range views of Blue Mountain and Mount Livermore.

The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring, birding, hiking or just watching the jackrabbits, quail and deer. Peace and quiet are the norm. Near by are the McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Views outside all windows display the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting changes the views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. It is a perfect spot to set up your own telescope.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Near Fort Davis, Star Gazing, quiet

More Details

Tex Harrison
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Tex Harrison

The amazing beauty and peacefulness brought Tom and Tex Harrison to this particular spot in West Texas from western North Carolina. They lived in this casa while they built their home and observatory.

Tex Harrison purchased this house in 2006

Why Tex Harrison chose Big Bend Country

After their home was finished, they decided to share this beautiful spot with others and opened Casa Mano Prieto in January 2010.

What makes this house unique

Every day offers different looks of the desert. It is ever changing and always peaceful and beautiful.


Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)and Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Casa Mano Prieto is a place to relax, regroup and enjoy the surrounding nature.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Paradise in West Texas!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Fort Davis at Casa Mano Prieto! Tex and Tom were the most gracious hosts of our West Texas vacation, and we plan to stay at their abode again during the Thanksgiving holidays. Only 2 things could be heard during our stay at this wonderful home: the whipping of the West Texas winds and the chirping of the birds. We spent several late afternoons under the side porch enjoying the cool winds with a glass of wine. The folks in Fort Davis were all very friendly, and they made us feel like family. Thank you, Tom and Tex, for a memorable stay at your "home on the range!" We will be back again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled when guests fall in love with our beautiful corner of the world. We will welcome you back anytime!
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Lockhart texas

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a perfect location and is very clean. It is very quiet and all you hear are the birds chirping... owners are on the property so I felt if we needed anything they were right there but you have total privacy. Loved all the critters that greeted you in the morning and evenings.. I would definately recommend this place if you are wanting a quiet getaway that is very clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your vacation was just want you wished for. Hopefully you will come back to West Texas often! Tom and Tex
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Quiet Place in Fort Davis

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tex and Tom's place outside of Fort Davis. The home was clean, quiet and we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please do come back. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Tom and Tex
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Magnolia, Tx

Charming, serene, calming, and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The house was more charming in person. The surrounding mountains and open sky were beautiful and awe inspiring. It was easy to find and felt just like being at home. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay in the Fort Davis area.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it was everything you were wishing for your vacation! Thank you for choosing our Casa Mano Prieto.
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We enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. It was comfortable and clean. We did not do any cooking but the kitchen seemed to be well supplied. Our beds were comfortable and the bathroom adequate. If I had to change anything, it would be to add a half bath. But we knew in advance there was only one bathroom and we four seniors chose to deal with that anyway. If we were going to be staying longer than two nights, we would choose a place with at least 1.5 baths. Yet we were very satisfied with the overall stay. As one of our ventures while staying here was to the star party at McDonald Observatory, we really enjoyed the photographs of stars and galaxies on the walls.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Missouri city Texas

Lovely but owner's home is part of the property

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely place. The only thing that disppointed us was that the owner's house is right on the same property, yards away. While the owners did not intrude on us, we did not have the feeling of retreat and seclusion we were expecting and longing for. None of the photos show their home which is right next to the rental. I felt this was misleading and I am surprised none of the other reviews mentioned this. That said, everything else was just lovely and just as described.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes you are correct, my husband and I live next door; however, there are many windows in the Casa and none of them view our home and observatory. The Casa does have complete privacy. Interestingly, you are the first guests in 7 years to mention this. We had not thought it was a concern. We are happy to hear that everything else was to your satisfaction.
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Rates & Availability

Fort Davis House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rental deposits need to be made out to and mailed to Casa Mano Prieto, P O Box 133, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation and directions for getting here.

Cancellations accepted 14 days prior to first night for full refund. Cancellation notice less than 14 days will result in forfeiture of total deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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