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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Before we get into how beautiful Tarantula Ranch is let me save you some money. I only do business over the phone so if you will call me instead of emailing me it will save me time( the pain in the rear computer) and you some money on your stay. My numbers are (432)371-2784 or (432)897-4433. Both numbers are land lines and both are hooked up to answering machines, however you must leave your number as i don't have caller I.D....I'm "old school". BIG NEWS!!! Tarantula Ranch has remodeled its detached unit and can now accommodate a group of 8 people. It is now open for guests. If you are only a couple and the large cabin is rented by someone else you can rent the detached cabin as a separate party. The detached cabin has a queen size bed,kitchen,indoor shower and toilet and satellite tv. You will have to telephone me regarding the availability of the detached cabin. NOW ABOUT TARANTULA RANCH....Incredible sunrises and sunsets especially in the summer months. Living out in the wilderness sharpens your senses, the wildlife, the smells the sounds. Life at the end of the road. Comfortable and quiet accommodations in the wilderness, Tarantula Ranch is over a hill and two miles away from the nearest paved road. Swafford Road literally dead ends at the gate to our compound. The cottage(casita) is a four room facility, It has one bedroom with a full size bed the other room has a queen size futon and a full size futon. It has a full kitchen with a full size gas range and new full size refrigerator. It also has a microwave, plates, flatware, coffee maker etc. The cottage has been remodeled and has sautillo tile floors,custom cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom, his and her sinks in the bath and the highest rated insulation in the walls and ceiling.The cottage has a porch to the west which is nice to have breakfast on during the warm months although you may have to share with two friendly burros and a horse. They are the worlds biggest beggars. Watch where you step! I'll try and have some carrots in the frig so you can give them a snack, only one carrot each as equines have a delicate digestive system. The cottage has real electricity and water from a well. We have a real septic system that works. We have 220 fenced acres and another 120 acres outside the fence line here at the compound. As a result we have several hikes to great vistas right out your front door. One of my favorites is Jack Eden Mesa. I own the highest peak on Jack Eden and it's nice to sit on top with your 360 degree view where you can see Texas, The Big Bend National Park and Mexico while eating lunch. The guest cottage sleeps six but if you have eight people in your party i have another cabin that sleeps two. It has a queen size bed, its own indoor shower & toilet. This cabin is only ten steps from the large cabin. In addition to property here at the compound Tarantula Ranch llc also has other properties in the area. One in particular is at a lower elevation (warmer) for our winter time sunworshipers. It's common to have 75 to 80 degree days there in the winter. That property also has pictographs both Indian and Spanish. I have a jeep and a 4 wheel drive suburban that i can take people on a tour to my various properties to see how people have lived in the Big Bend from 8000 years to present with a little geology thrown in. You can sign up for that when you make reservations.If you are a golfer, as a member of The Lajatas Country Club, i can save you 20% off your green fee. At the end of a day of playing in the big bend it's nice to kick back with a drink in our hot tub that sits on a cliff facing west, listening for coyotes and looking for shooting stars. We also have an observation deck that hangs out over that same western cliff that the hot tub is on. The big bend has some of the darkest skies in the world. Here at Tarantula Ranch you are an easy drive( by west Texas standards) to all the tourist attractions in the area,the national park, the state park,river rafting outfitters,horseback riding,jeep tours and the Terlingua ghosttown where good food, good drinks,good music and good times are alive and well.
Keywords: remote,spectacular vistas,friendly burros and horse will interact with you,wide open spaces, great sunrises and sunsets.Also since we have real electricity we can offer all the electric appliances you need to make your stay comfortable, refrigerated air conditioning,kitchen appliances,satellite telivision.You will NOT have to walk across a parking lot or drive miles to use the restroom and shower.We have indoor plumbing!!!~ Also we have no traffic since we are more than two miles away from the nearest paved road AND inside a compound. Oh and you don't have to sleep on the ground in a tent (unless you want to).
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
There is no charge for pets but are subject to the owners approval. Six dogs call tarantula ranch home and they have the run of the place. Aggressive dogs will not be allowed. We cannot be responsible for your dogs safety.To avoid problems you should keep your dog near you,and it should come when called....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
at ranch headquarters we have a computer you can use to check your e mail if you didn't bring yours. you will also wi fi at the guest cottage. i'll give you the wi fi password when you check in....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
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3 Night Special!
Aug 15 - Feb 10, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Maintenance $60 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Tax Rate 13%
3 Night Special! $119 per night
Ask about our "Grasshopper" special which will save you even more!
Pay for 6 nights get 7th night for free! Valued at 109.00 per night.
For stays of 28 nights or more for $99.00 per night.
Rates do not include taxes and fees.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am a native texan. I am a retired coach. On my ranch i live with four dogs, two horses ,two burros and one cat.All the animals at Tarantula Ranch at this time are rescues You will meet them all when you come to Tarantula Ranch and will learn each of their stories.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Breakfast with burros,hikes to great vistas right out the front door. Hot tub on west cliff.Observation deck that hangs off west cliff. For the golfers, i can save you 20% off your green fee at Blackjack Crossing Golf Resort in Lajatas.
- Primary: 432-371-2784
- Secondary: +1 4328974433
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southwest view from hot tub
billy, one of our juvinel deliquents....i mean burros
moonrise over tarantula ranch
cotton,THE RANCH DOG!!!
pepper and jackie
ariel view taken during the drought of 2011,guest cottage is largest bldg. on rt
quail,native to the big bend
more wildlife (mule deer) doe
spring time sun
sunrise at tarantula ranch
haagen and daz, twin brothers, chocolate labs,rescued from the midland,tx.pound
HELEN KELLER(born blind & deaf) rescued on highway 118 in 2008
view from the hot tub
Guest cottage on a foggy morning
wild burros of the big bend
more wildlife... (hey, butterflys are wild)..
summer time sun
"there's a storm across the valley, clouds are rolling in"...john denver
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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