McGonagill House ~ King Beds ~ Alt. Ph. #432-395-2454(43 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
The home was built as a 'town house' for a local ranching family and constructed with native rock from the Apple Ranch in the Glass Mountains. Completed in the 1940s, it includes 'Victory V's' in the exterior rock faces, intended to memorialize the Allied victory during WWII. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b), the large yard, and parking in the driveway.
This home is a quaint mixture of original furnishings along with updated bathrooms and a full kitchen. Porches on the front of the home allow visitors to relax and enjoy those great, wide-open West Texas skies. We put up hummingbird feeders during hummer season. Birders welcome! (Ask about our AARP discount.) All furnishings can be moved to accomodate the guests preferences. If custom locations for furniture are requested prior to arrival we will accomodate those requests.
A short stroll will take you to the heart of Marathon where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch at Johnny B's or the Marathon Cafe. Heading down the street, enjoy shopping at the bookstore, dress shop, or one of the numerous art galleries. You may enjoy an evening drink at the White Buffalo Bar.
Above all, Marathon is a place to unwind and relax. Leave your worries at the county line, grab a massage at the spa, or sit outside at and engage in conversation with the locals. It's all good in Marathon.
Keywords: Large shaded yard, quiet, country living, multifamily, parking, peaceful, library
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Member since: 2011
- 1850 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee (less than 6 days) $100
- Tax Rate 13%
Monthly and weekly rates vary depending on the season. Please call for a quote.
Rate is based on a 3 bedroom/2 bath rental and the cleaning fee is based on a 3 night rental. Different (lower) rates apply for 1 bedroom/1 bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath.
The cleaning fee is lower for a one bedroom/1 bathroom rental or more for a 3 bedroom rental. Please call 432-935-9755 or if no answer call 432-395-2454
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Big Bend National Park, Rock hunting, camping, backpacking, scenic drives, birding, jeep tours, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rafting, Ghost town viewing and shopping
Very quiet and peaceful.....
Year Purchased: 1940
About: We are the great-grandchildren of the original owner and builder JA McGonagill and ate many Sunday 'after church' meals here with family and friends. We walked to French's store and charged candy bars and cokes to our parents after school when we were kids. We played games in the yard. This home and this town are dear to our hearts and an integral part of our family history.
Why Marathon, TX, USA:
This home has been in my family for four generations. Although we don't live in the area, we love Marathon for its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and visit several times a year. We support the Marathon Baptist Church and enjoy meals at the restaurants in Marathon. The Fourth of July Dance at the Post, local roping and horsemanship events, and nostalgia call us back to Marathon.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Short walk to downtown Marathon; tranquility and large parking area; family ties to Marathon; read about our ranching family and how and why the house was constructed in Marathon.
- Primary: 432-935-9755
- Secondary: +1 4323952454 Dimple Hills Ranch Headquarters
- Tertiary: +1 8067876936 Mary Katharine Fairbanks
- Fax: +1 4323952919
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McGonagill House ~ native stone ~ hardwood floors ~ large yard ~easy parking
Master bath features native rock walls
Blue bedroom vanity
Living Room has an adjacent formal dining room - both with hardwood floors
Fabulous meals have been served here by great cooks - make a memory here...
Prickly pear, Jan 2013
Spring marking, local cattle ranch
Elk, summer 2012
Moonset over the Glass Mountains, fall 2011
Mary Katharine (Groth) Fairbanks, owner
Full Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator
Master bedroom with king bed
Blue bedroom with California King bed
Third bedroom - double bed
Full bath includes vanity and large mirror
Snow on Glass Mountains, Jan. 2013
Sunset over the Glass Mountains
Elk can be seen driving in the Marathon area
Red-trailed hawk on broken spoke windmill
Cactus, Marthon area
Luke Groth (left), owner
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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