The Highest House in Texas

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The deck overlooking El Paso and Juarez Metroplex. Privacy, privacy, privacy.


Last updated: 10/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Imagine a magnificient 6,500 square foot Adobe Hacienda on top of the Hueco Mountains overlooking El Paso, Texas. Nestled within a 10,000 acre ranch (16 square miles) with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, two Spanish courtyards one with an adobe fireplace the other with a Margarita bar, a fabulous deck, a commercial kitchen and spacious dining room with large dining table for twelve. Three lounge areas with fireplaces provide comfortable conversation areas. Saltillo tiled floors and Navajo rugs add charm and warmth throughout the whole home. Recently remodeled and decorated in a western motif it's completely private with stunning views from virtually every room.

Easily accessible, Mile High Hacienda is close to all of the El Paso & Juarez Metroplex. With national parks, hiking, shopping, and historical areas nearby, Mile High is a perfect setting for your visit to the El Paso area. Only 25 minutes from the El Paso Airport and downtown area, however you'll feel like you're a million miles away. Serenity and privacy are the comments we hear the most from our previous guests.

ATV rentals can be arranged in advance with a local company nearby. After all, a ten thousand acre (16 square miles) ranch is yours to explore and enjoy. Imagine the thrill of seeing Mule Deer, cattle, roadrunners, and other birds of West Texas in their natural habitat.

The daily rental rates only apply to overnight guests up to 12 persons and do not apply to Weddings or Events. Mile High Hacienda can accommodate no more than 50 people due to parking on top of a mountain. Any wedding or event would be at the current three day mimimum rate. In the meantime if you'd like to discuss your upcoming event, contact us and we'll discuss what we can do for you.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This estate is unique and priceless so we accept only appreciative and responsible clientel. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    outside only please...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    owner has quadrapeligic brother and thus is handicapped empathetic...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Patron Master Suite: 1 king

    private bath, fireplace, small patio, desk...moreless

  • Onate Room: 1 king

    pot-bellied stove...moreless

  • Quanah Suite: 1 queen

    adobe fireplace...moreless

  • Dos Mulas: 2 twin/ single


  • Wrangler Room: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin sized beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Mile High Hacienda & Ranch provides many many miles of high desert riding opportunities. Outstanding mule deer, quail, dove, migratory birds are readily seen. The Hacienda has available corral and pasture for those traveling with their equine pets. Trailer parking available....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    You can hook also up your Smart phone or MP3 player to the stereo ...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Museums
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Large dining table seating up to 12...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    fireplaces throughout the estate...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    bed linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    two coffee makers & coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Blender, electric roaster, and crockpot ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    large commerical oven. Baking sheets provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Viking commercial propane stove with large griddle, and two burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    also a separate toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Our deck is like a balcony over the mountain that the Hacienda is on...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front pation has iron tables and chairs with Adobe fireplace. Margarita Bar patio has small bar decorated with colorful tiles and view overlooking mountains and valley....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $135 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $69
  • Tax Rate 8.25%


We handle our own payments for now and not via this site. We email you a short term contract that you fill out and email back to us. We accept all major credit cards. For special activities such as weddings, parties, music events please contact us directly as special rates apply.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
EL Paso International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Train
El Paso Rail Terminal
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Atop the Hueco Mountains at almost 5,700 feet, Mile High Hacienda, is the highest house in Texas. With a 360 degree view encompassing two countries and three states, you'll experience legendary southwest sunsets, and a breathtaking nighttime view of the lights of the El Paso-Juarez metroplex and evening skies and stars.

Mile High Hacienda is only a 25-minute drive from El Paso International Airport. The Hacienda itself is a sprawling 6,500 square foot rustic ranch style adobe located within a 10,000 acre ranch (17 square miles). This makes Mile High a very private home that is also easily accessible to the city of El Paso. El Paso is the 17th largest city in the USA and the safest city over a half million.

It's five bedrooms range from king size to twin and an additional Stone Cottage for two is available. A spacious dining room served by a commercial kitchen creates a pleasant and comfortable environment for business meetings or dining. For socializing and entertaining we have a large bar room, a margarita patio bar, adobe walled courtyard with exterior fireplace as well as a deck built out over the cliff with an incredible view of the mountains and valley below.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1992

About: Greetings! I'm CJ Johns, a rancher, running cattle in some of the toughest country in the USA, and I wouldn't have it any other way. If you are here visiting I'd love to have you experience this wondrous country of mine. Some of my personal western collection is displayed in this home for your enjoyment. Mile High Hacienda was designed to give you the unique flavor and experience of this part of the Southwest. I hope you'll love it as much as we do.

Why El Paso, TX, USA:
This was originally a large ranch adobe home that sat next to a 10,000 acre operation that I had previously bought. Rather than see it be bought and built into something uncharacteristic of the area, I purchased it. After completely rebuilding, restoring and remodeling Mile High Hacienda, it is now available for you to enjoy. With the ambience and solitude of the high mountain desert and the convenience of a city, Mile High Hacienda is truly a one of a kind find.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Views, views, views. 360 degrees of views from the top of the high mountain where Mile High is located. The stunning sunsets from the deck or the colorful Margarita bar, are argumentatively the best in the Southwest. When the mule deer come in to water in the late afternoon it is a truly breathtaking event. Guided horseback rides are offered with advance notice as well as ATV rentals nearby. If you like hiking the Hueco Tanks State Park is only 6 miles away. The Guadalupe Nat'l Park and Carlsbad Caverns are down the road. Spanish missions are in the Rio Grande Valley.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • The deck overlooking El Paso and Juarez Metroplex. Privacy, privacy, privacy.

    The deck overlooking El Paso and Juarez Metroplex. Privacy, privacy, privacy.

  • Kitchen


  • De Onate bedroom with King bed

    De Onate bedroom with King bed

  • Dos Mulas room with two single beds

    Dos Mulas room with two single beds

  • Master bedroom private bath

    Master bedroom private bath

  • Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island

  • Ranch gate entrance

    Ranch gate entrance

  • From the front patio

    From the front patio

  • Mule Deer near Mile High

    Mule Deer near Mile High

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room table with another lounge area with native stone fireplace.

    Dining room table with another lounge area with native stone fireplace.

  • Quanah Room with Queen bed

    Quanah Room with Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom suite

    Master Bedroom suite

  • Front room seating area

    Front room seating area

  • Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast Bar

  • View from Margarita Bar

    View from Margarita Bar

  • Mile High Hacienda sits on top of a Hueco Mountain

    Mile High Hacienda sits on top of a Hueco Mountain

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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