Desert Mountain Ranch Retreat
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Come stay at our lovely home in Calamity Creek at an elevation of nearly a mile high in the most beautiful land in Texas. Enjoy breathtaking views from the hammocks on our wraparound porch of Cathedral Mountain, McIntyre Peak and Mount Ord. Located just 12 minutes south of Alpine, 45 minutes from Marfa, an hour from the McDonald Observatory and 2 hours from Big Bend National Park, there is plenty of exploring for our guests. Or stay put and enjoy the fresh breeze, sunny skies and starlit nights. Our home is pleasingly remote without a neighbor in view. The home is a half mile from the highway by way of a dirt road situated on 20 acres with several trails for hours of walking and hiking. We pride ourselves on our cool and refreshing, sweet well water. During your visit, you can take in magnificent sunsets and are sure to catch sight of wildlife from antelope and deer to javelina and birds. Depending on the season, the landscape is also full of butterflies, lizards, crickets and wildflowers. And if you’re lucky, you might even see the Marfa lights from the swing on the front porch. Really! We’ve seen ‘em!
The house itself has two bedrooms downstairs, one with a full-size bed, one with a queen, a bathroom, kitchen, and great room with vaulted ceilings and windows all around to take in the mountain views. Upstairs is a loft that can sleep two and/or be used as an office. There is a separate casita with an additional bathroom, shower and laundry facilities.
Keywords: home, house, ranch, ranchette, lodge
country home, contemporary, cozy
cabin, dream house
Member since: 2012
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- walking/hiking trails, chiminea
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- 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
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 13%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Marfa is just 45 minutes away and one of the most beautiful drives in the country. Marfa is the home of Chinati Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and many other contemporary art galleries and instituions. There are several natural hot springs in the area Chinati Hot Springs and the Hot Springs along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. Far west Texas has some of the darkest skies in the U.S. McDonald Observatory is the place to go to view the stars.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I am an artist living and working in the nearby town of Marfa where my husband runs the community radio station. We love far west Texas!!!!
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This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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