You'll Absolutely Love the Breathtaking Views at Our West Texas Mountain Home(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lovely Little Ranch House on 20 Acres; 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
While relaxing in the swings and hammocks on our wraparound porch, enjoy breathtaking views of Cathedral Mountain, McIntyre Peak and Mount Ord. Located just 15 minutes south of Alpine, 45 minutes from both Marfa's Chianti Foundation and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute of Fort Davis, an hour's drive from McDonald Observatory and under two hours from Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande, there's plenty of West Texas exploring for guests of all ages. Or, stay put at the ranch and enjoy the fresh breeze, sunny skies and starlit nights.
Our home, which is located a half mile from the highway by way of a well-maintained dirt road, is both pleasingly remote without a neighbor in view, and still just 15 minutes from the nearest grocery store and other town amenities. Best of all, our home is situated on 20 acres with several trails for long, meandering walks. We pride ourselves on our cool and refreshing well water -- straight from the lush and natural West Texas igneous aquifers.
During your visit at our ranch home, you can sit back and take in our truly magnificent sunsets and catch sight of wildlife from antelope, mule deer and jack rabbits to javelina and a plethora of 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 them!
The house itself has two bedrooms downstairs -- one with a full-size bed in a cheery room with a hand-painted mural of an apple tree, the other is a periwinkle-painted room with a queen bed, oriental rug and a vintage dresser. Upstairs is a bright lofted bedroom with a stunning view of Cathedral Mountain, a contemporary queen bed, and a long, two-person writing/work space. All of the beds are made up with crisp, white, cotton linens and soft, down pillows and duvets. There is a full bath on the first floor fully stocked with the fresh linens and local, handmade soaps. The kitchen will satisfy all of you're cooking needs with a gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker and a brand new refrigerator. The cupboards are stocked with spices and oils, paper towels, dishtowels, and all of the kitchen basics you might need. The great room, which sits under vaulted ceilings and has windows all around to take in the mountain views, has plenty of comfortable seating and a dresser full of games for the whole family. The dining area boasts a well-worn, heirloom table that is set for six, but has extensions to seat up to ten. Just behind the main house is a separate casita with an additional bathroom with sink, toilet, shower and laundry facilities.
We are sure that you, like many before, will thoroughly enjoy our vacation home and won't want to leave. It truly provides an affordable, quiet and beautiful respite like none other.
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Member since: 2012
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
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
We add window units for the few months of the year when the weather gets hot. Most of the year, even in the spring, summer & fall, air-conditioning is not required in our breezy, high-desert climate....moreless
- 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
- Housekeeper Optional
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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: Katherine Shaughnessy is an author and artist living and working in Boise, Idaho. You can find her crewel embroidery company at www.woolandhoop.com and her art at www.doegirl.com. Her husband, Tom Michael, is the general manager of Boise State Public Radio. They lived in this house with their two children for five years. Later, they lived, worked and went to school in neighboring Marfa where Tom ran Marfa Public Radio, 93.5 FM -- the community radio station that he founded in 2006. Even though Katherine & Tom and their children currently live in Idaho, they all dearly love and miss West Texas and come to visit often.
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This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 18, 2017
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