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Luxury Hunting Cabin 'on The Rocks'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath And A Loft With Mountain Views

'On the Rocks', our mountain getaway, is located just southeast of Fort Davis on top of a scenic bluff overlooking beautiful Muzquiz Canyon and Mitre Peak of the Davis Mountains. There are porches on all four sides of the house, each with its own view of West Texas. We are less than 10 minutes from the history of Fort Davis, 25 minutes from the art galleries of Marfa, and 20 minutes from Alpine, making it easy to explore what makes each town unique.The master bedroom has a king bed with its own fireplace and bathroom. One guestroom has a king bed and the other a queen, each with their own bathroom. There is also a loft with two twin beds with access from the west bedroom.

Hardwood floors, cedar ceiling and non-mortared rock construction with a basement dug into the side of the bluff on which the house sits, make for a very comfortable stay throughout the year. Central a/c and heat were added early 2012, along with all new stainless appliances.

The house offers two fireplaces, both gas ignited, along with full amenities. Trophies of magnificent elk, audad sheep and deer adorn the walls. 360 views, porches at every bedroom.

If arriving late, please notify us by phone or email prior to arrival date since gate to property is locked after 10:00 pm.

More Details

Property Manager
Stormie McEntire
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Stormie McEntire

The house was built by my father, Dr. Royce Read, in the mid 1980's as a second home away from Lufkin, Texas. He gifted it to me in 2012 and my husband and I have been updating it since. John and I live in San Antonio, Texas with our 2 children, Cuate and Ada. It is our hope that others can enjoy our west Texas hideaway as much as we do.

Stormie McEntire purchased this house in 1983

Amenities

Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    West Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    East Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • West Bedroom - 1 king
    Master - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    East Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

Reviews

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Luxury Hunting Cabin 'on The Rocks'
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
5

Exceeds expectations by bringing breathtaking views indoors

  • 5 of 5

Perfect space for three couples to enjoy Ft. Davis! My husband and I brought both sets of parents to visit West Texas with us. The house is easy to access and has rewarding wildlife and dessert-scapes (is that a word?) from every single side of the house. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and patio access. Deer and bird watching replaces the need for tv. BUT if it's, for example, an important sporting weekend, the house has satellite tv with excellent picture quality and a stunning number of channels for every sport ever. The porch is relaxing, the star gazing is incredible, and the house is inviting. I cannot recommend enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucas, TX
5

Gorgeous & extremely peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for a quiet getaway. This is a lovely house with amazing views. We very much enjoyed relaxing on the patio in the morning with our coffee & in the evening with a glass of wine. During the day we enjoyed exploring Marfa & Big Bend National Park (which is well worth the drive). I believe my favorite part of the house though, was watching the family of deer that visited the front yard every morning. My only complaint is the lack of window coverings on the doors in the master bedroom. It’s extremely dark around the property at night & having those windows open was just a little unnerving.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Loved the views from both front (sunset) and back porch sitting on rocking enjoying sunrise

  • 4 of 5

A great stay while attending my son's wedding in Fort Davis.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

as advertised, just beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The owners do a phenomenal job. The home is gorgeous, pristine, and has everything one needs to get away in the fantastic Davis Mountains. We have been multiple times and will be back. Thank you for sharing.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, Texas
5

A great property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the "Cabin on the Rocks". The views from both sides were great! Every day began and ended with time in the rocking chairs on the back deck. The house had all that we needed and more. Great layout, beds and fully equipped kitchen. We visited Ft. Davis, Alpine and Marfa during our stay - this house was perfectly situated for that. Any thing that came up in our stay was quickly addressed by the rental agent. We would highly recommend this property! It was the easiest "check out" of any VRBO property we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall, fantastic. Would return in a heartbeat. One minor comment: we were unable to turn on the table lamps in the master bedroom. Please check out lamps before folks check in.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Alpine, Marfa
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ft. Davis, Alpine, Marfa
Car: recommended

In the vicinity is Davis Mountain State Park, Big Bend National Park, and Balmoreah State Park lending access to most of what West Texas has to offer.

CAUTION: Due to drought there is a burn ban in effect, so please no open fires.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Manager'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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