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For The Budget-Conscious—Little Tin Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 700 square foot house, air conditioned, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 6)

The Little Tin Guest House—Open floor plan with 2 private bedrooms, sleeper sofa; bathroom with shower, combination washer/dryer; fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, crock pot, coffee pot, coffee grinder, electric skillet; wireless Internet, cable TV; central location near park and golf course; air conditioned and heated; ceiling fans throughout. Pack 'n Play available. Charcoal grill, outdoor table and chairs

Kathy Bork
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Kathy Bork

We came to the Big Bend from Austin in 2002, never expecting any visitors from our past. But we had so many visitors that we built a guest house for family, old friends, and new friends.

Kathy Bork purchased this house in 2012

Why Kathy Bork chose Alpine

From The Little Tin Guest House it's an easy walk to the golf course, the city park and pool, the grocery store, and restaurants. And it's walking weather in Alpine almost any time of year.

What makes this house unique

Comfortable, open floor plan. Priced right. Perfect for 2 days or 2 weeks.


Alpine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , combination washer/dryer
  • Shower, linens, washer/dryer combination, hair dryer, ironing board and iron
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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For The Budget-Conscious—Little Tin Guest House
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 82 reviews

charming and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The little tin guest house was beautiful! Walk easily to anywhere in the downtown Alpine area from this clean, well furnished spot. Nice little kitchen stocked with full utensils/appliances.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Little Tin House was great. It easily accommodated the two of us and has space to sleep up to six people with two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. The house was super clean. Sharon & Albert provided a binder with check-in/check-out info and how-to's on operating the TV, heating and cooling systems. There are books, DVDs and games to enjoy. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and some staples to prepare your own meals if you so choose. We found the bed to be very comfortable and the linens high end. Big fluffy robes and individually wrapped spa slippers are also provided. As a former purveyor of fine, yet affordable Swedish home furnishings, I appreciate the judicious use of IKEA throughout the house.

The Little Tin House is tucked back in a residential neighborhood, walking distance to downtown Alpine, grocery store, coffee, shops & restaurants. Sul Ross university is also within walking distance albeit mostly uphill.

There is a major rail line that runs through the heart of downtown Alpine. I find the clickity-clack of the train cars going over the rails to be quite soothing though not so much the train horn in the middle of the night. My tip for light sleepers is to pack a pair of good quality earplugs.

Thank you Sharon & Albert for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cozy place to stay. The location was well suited for adventures to Big Bend, Marfa, and Ft. Davis, while the house had everything we needed to rest between adventures and make home-cooked meals.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to crash. Clean comfortable and reasonable.

  • 5 of 5

Will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
175 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Alpine Country Club Public Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 90
Car: necessary

The Little Tin Guest House is perfect for the budget- conscious family interested in outdoor activities:

• The nine-hole Alpine Country Club, a public golf course

• The city park and public swimming pool.

• The Sul Ross State University saltwater pool and tennis courts

• Museum of the Big Bend

• Front Street Books (sells Sunday New York Times)

• Big Bend National Park

• Davis Mountains State Park

• McDonald Observatory

• Balmorhea State Park

• Fort Davis National Historic Site

• Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

• Chinati Foundation (Donald Judd)

• Marfa Book Company (sells Sunday New York Times)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation policy: A cancellation less than 14 days out results in forfeiture of first night's rent ($100.00) plus all processing fees charged to me by VRBO/Homeaway (usually around $40). The deposit is refunded for cancellations more than 14 days out less all processing fees charged to me by VRBO/Homeaway (usually around $40).

$200 refundable security deposit after inspection.

$50 cleaning fee

Door code will be released once full payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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