Desert Mountain Ranch Retreat

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Last updated: 07/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • 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, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is in the casita....moreless

Other Amenities

  • walking/hiking trails, chiminea


  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 4 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,883 $4,990
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,065 $5,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 07/30/2016
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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.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english

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VRBO #402290

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Desert Mountain Ranch Retreat

Alpine, TX, USA #402290

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