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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres

(43 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Laughing Horse Retreat is where y’all want to be. Bring the whole crew and your dogs and horses too, or just bring yourselves! Come on out to West Texas for relaxation or adventure. The house sits on 217 acres with a horse corrals, and 20 acres fenced for horses. Laughing Horse is conveniently located along Texas Highway 118 in the scenic Christmas Mountains, just 10 miles north of historic Terlingua and Study Butte. The modern kitchen, relaxing porches, three bedrooms, four comfortable beds, stunning views, abundant wildlife, desert plants, expansive acreage, and private location combine to provide a truly unique vacation experience.

Spend your time around the ranch or enjoying all that the Big Bend has to offer. Then sleep well and wake up relaxed. Go for hike through the scenic mountains and desert. Ride your horse around the 217 acres. Walk to our quiet spring and watch the birds. Hang out in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Enjoy the most scenic drives in Texas. Raft down the wild and scenic Rio Grande River. Explore Big Bend National Park. Ride your mountain bike through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music in Terlingua. Take a guided jeep tour to some of the area’s most scenic locations. Enjoy a guided horseback ride with excellent guides and well trained horses. Seek all the adventure you can handle. Or, just sit in a comfortable chair on a breezy porch and enjoy the views or a good book. If you don’t have time to do it all, come back again!

Bring your horses! They’ll love the tack room, corral and 20 fenced acres. You can ride your horses around the 217 acres, along Terlingua Ranch roads, and on selected trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.


Keywords: house, ranch, acreage, horses, corral, RV hook-up, mountains, desert, retreat, Big Bend
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Manager

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only. Please pick up butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs and Horses only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Optional Guest House: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The guest house is available for an addtional $45 nightly....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Large Garden Tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Guest House: toilet

    Available with rental of optional guest house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Horse corrals, tack room, and 20 acres fenced with high tension smooth wire fencing for horses. Miles of hiking/riding trails. Full RV hook-up, 30 amp. 3G Cell phone service is available. Land line and broadband WiFi. Call for details....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    A big screen 'Smart TV' is available but no local, satellite, or cable access. It is loaded with Netflix and can access the internet for other video options....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Great views of the Christmas Mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    No neighbors. Just you and your family and friends on 217 acres. Town, if you can call a place as small as Terlingua a town, is just a few miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The table seat four. There are also three bar stools at the kitchen bar and a folding table and chairs stored in the master bedroom closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    With Reasonable use...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room with sectional sofa....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    30 amp RV Hookup - sewer/electric $18/night...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We try to always have coffee, creamer, sugar and artificial sweetener on hand....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with all the basics....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Typically contains basic spices and a few extras. Guest are welcome to use anything in the pantry or cabinets and leave behind any quality items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Typically contains basic condiments and a few extras. Guest are welcome to use anything in the fridge and leave behind any fresh produce, condiments, or packaged items....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests have access to the Terlingua Ranch pool. Approximately 18 miles away....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 43 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$209
Regular Season
May 30 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
July 4 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$179
Summer Season
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$169
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$209
Regular Season
Sep 5 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
Chili Cook-off 2017
Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$209
Regular Season
Nov 6 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$209
$1,259
Regular Season
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
Christmas 2017 & NY 2018
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$209
$1,259
Regular 2018
Jan 4 - Jan 11, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Race 2018
Jan 12 - Jan 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$199
Regular 2018
Jan 15 - Feb 14, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Bike Fest 2018
Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2018
3 night min stay
$199
Regular 2018
Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 18, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
$1,319
Spring 2018
Mar 19 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$199
Regular 2018
May 1 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Memorial 2018
May 25 - May 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
Regular 2018
May 29 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
Summer 2018
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$189
Summer 2018
Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
Regular 2018
Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Chili Cook-off 2018
Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
Regular 2018
Nov 5 - Nov 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$219
Regular 2018
Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Christmas 18 NY 19
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2019
3 night min stay
$219
$1,319
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179
$1,079

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Horses- per horse/night $16 + tax
  • Guest House cleaning $35 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Guest House - $50/night $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $99 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

RATES WILL BE GOING UP SOON. BOOK BEFORE JUNE 1, 2014 TO RECEIVE THE CURRENT RATES!!!!!!!!


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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Location

230 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland International Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
High Sierra Bar and Grill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Texas State Highway 118
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chili Pepper Cafe

Bird watching, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, Scenic Drives, Plane Rides, Jeep Tours, Canoeing, Terlingua Chili Cook-Off, Four Wheeling

NO HUNTING or TARGET PRACTICE. NO ATVs except on the roads.

 

Manager info

Big Bend Vacation Rentals

About: Judy and Seth Burgess love the Big Bend. Seth is originally from Rhode Island and Judy is a native Texan. Seth is a retired from Equimax, USA, Inc., a company he started in 1986 to get jobs and horse people together all across the USA. Judy is an ordained Episcopal Priest. We currently care for three dogs, four horses and a donkey.

Why Terlingua, TX, USA:
We lived in this location for 15 years until moving to the Ruidoso, New Mexico area when Judy was called to a new church. We chose this area because Judy wanted to get back to living in Texas and Seth wanted to live in the mountains. You won't find a wilder more remote place in Texas. The Big Bend area is truly the ultimate getaway spot.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Judy always said she wanted 'land lots of land.' On 217 acres, you can ride your horse, hike, and explore the wonders the desert fauna and flora without evening leaving the property. During your stay, you may see mule deer, aoudad sheep, coyotes, mountain lions (pretty rare), and of course all sorts of birds and small animals.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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Photos

  • View of Laughing Horse Retreat from the north.

    View of Laughing Horse Retreat from the north.

  • Rainbow over Laughing Horse

    Rainbow over Laughing Horse

  • Dining Room and Living Room

    Dining Room and Living Room

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

    2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Hike on the property

    Hike on the property

  • Sunset from the back porch.

    Sunset from the back porch.

  • Great Views

    Great Views

  • Need more space.  Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

    Need more space. Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

  • Hike on the property.

    Hike on the property.

  • Coral for the horses.

    Coral for the horses.

  • Coral and tack barn

    Coral and tack barn

  • View from back porch.

    View from back porch.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 3rd Bedroom with one Twin Bed

    3rd Bedroom with one Twin Bed

  • Grill outdoors

    Grill outdoors

  • Ocotillo Bloom

    Ocotillo Bloom

  • View of house while hiking on the property.

    View of house while hiking on the property.

  • Need more space.  Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

    Need more space. Guest house has 2 extra bedrooms.

  • Just out for a little walk.

    Just out for a little walk.

  • Bring your horses and take a ride on the trails.

    Bring your horses and take a ride on the trails.

  • Visiting Horse.

    Visiting Horse.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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