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Spectacular Mountain Views.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

2 cabins,3 bedrooms, 2 baths,2 kitchens,satellite tv,wifi sleeps 8.

Spectacular mountain views and great sunsets Tarantula Ranch is located over a hill about two miles from the nearest paved road. Experience life at the end of the road inside a 320 acre compound. Tarantula Ranch sharpens your scences,the wildlife,the views,the smells,peace and quiet and of course the stars. BIG BEND has some of the darkest skies in the world. In the warm months its nice to sit on the front porch and have coffee with Billy and Maggie two friendly burros who like interacting with our guests,although you may have to share (they are the worlds biggest beggars). Tarantula Ranch has two cabins.The four room cabin can sleep six and the one room cabin sleeps two( although i did have a family of two adults and three children stay there once for a week). Both cabins have real "on the grid electricity",hot showers, toilet,septic tanks that work,kitchens furnished with stove,refrigerator,hot plates,convection oven, coffee maker,microwave etc.All linens and towels are furnished.We also have wifi and direct satellite tv with hbo and showtime,propane gas heaters for winter and refrigerated air conditioning for summer. We are about ten minutes from one of the prettiest swimming pools in Brewster county, Texas. With both cabins we can sleep a party of eight(although i have had ten there a few times but someone will have to sleep on a blow-up mattress or sleeping bag on the floor.) If you are only one person traveling alone or 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 contact me regarding the availability of the detached 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).

More Details

Owner
curt swafford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About curt swafford

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.

curt swafford purchased this cottage in 1996

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Terlingua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with his and hers sinks,1 toilet and a shower. The detached unit has a shower and toilet also.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen size futon(1) full size bed Bed (1) full size futon(1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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Map

We have two unique vistas on the property where you can see texas,the big bend national park and mexico.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Maintenance $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates do not include taxes and fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.