About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Historic Downtown Artsy 'Alpine Studio,' near Marfa, in Alpine - 3 beds
The dog and child friendly Alpine Studio is located at 106 West Murphy Street downtown Alpine on historic Murphy Street, within easy walking distance of everything in Alpine. Three beds - 1 king 1 full and 1 single - comfortably accommodate one - a couple or - families and friends. The master king bed is a talalay organic latex and cotton dreamily comfy mattress with silky soft sheets and a light down comforter (nights are chilly in the high desert) The Studio is quite large. There is a yellow circular dining room table with 4 chairs in the second bedroom with the full size futon and antique Portuguese twin bed. There's a table for 2 by the kitchen in the main room. There's an additional sidewalk cafe table for 2 outside at the front of the building: great for people watching! (AND ordering 'delicioso' food from the next door Jalapenos mexican restaurant which they will deliver AND give you 10% off the tab:) El Patio mexican restaurant just opened on the other side of the Studio ..and they're fab also:)
Alpine is located at 'the hub of the wheel' and the neighboring communities are approx. 20 minutes away in 3 directions:
Marfa (west/huge minimalist art scene - Donald Judd), Marathon (east/Gage hotel)
Fort Davis (north/Historic Fort, McDonald's Observatory)
The Alpine Studio is 1/2 block south of the Amtrak station (there is some occasional train noise so I supply individually wrapped earplugs for sensitive sleepers:). The Holland Hotel is 2 blocks away (nicest hotel in town) and they provide the same for their hotel guests. Murphy street was Alpine's main street in some of it's earliest years as 'Murphyville.'
The Alpine Studio is very spacious with 2 private front entrances and 1 back door leading out to the back yard. There are 6 lavender deck chairs and additional seating, along with an umbrella. It's a 2 bedroom (3 beds: 1 king 1 full futon and 1 twin)/1 bath with fully stocked kitchen (fridge/toaster oven/microwave and single hot plate burner) and enormous sink. As you enter the main room, there is the king bed and in the adjoining room, separated by curtains, there is the additional full size futon and a twin bed. The Studio is very pet friendly. There are 3 central ac/heat units and a laundry facility. Please smoke outdoors (and remember we're in the beautiful tinder box of the mountainous Chihuahuan Desert :)
We have high speed internet - and a TV with DVDS but no cable.
The Alpine Studio is located next door to several fun shops and restaurants where you can dine on tasty mexican food ('Jalapeños'), enjoy delicious coffee/pastries/internet and slurp icy 'raspas' (Raspa co.) and shop for gifts and treasures (Brown Dog Gardens).
The place is incredibly well located for exploring on foot.
Holland street is one block north of Murphy Street and it is the 'other' main street (on the north side of the Amtrack 'tracks')
Holland street boasts: the Holland Hotel (2 blocks) with a great bar and restaurant, the Saddle Club (lovely bar and tapas/4 blocks away), the Reata restaurant (upscale: 4 blocks), the world famous Railroad Blues honky tonk pub/music venue (4 blocks),the Rangra movie theatre (2 blocks), several art galleries/fabulous shops (Ivey's, Gallery on The Square, Kiowa Gallery, 'yours truly' at Galeria Sibley) and locally owned Front Street books (daily New York Times/Wall Street Journal available). Plaine coffee shop (wonderful homemade pastries/cappucinos) with the best West Texas 'cow dogs' next door (including vegan:) Plaine coffee shop (3 blocks) and the Holland Hotel (2 blocks).
Sul Ross State University is about 12 blocks east on Holland Avenue, next door to our fave italian restaurant. La Trattoria (great pizzas, pasta and sandwiches/family owned). There is another great pizza rest. 'Guzzi Up' across from the Holland Hotel (1 block away) and the Bread and Breakfast (2 blocks) is also a dynamite breakfast/lunch spot. Sul Ross University has a great Museum Of The Big Bend and a huge indoor salt water pool that is open to the public and costs $2:). There are also some great hiking trails behind the university that give you an amazing 360 view of the country (15-20 minutes up). There is a 'desk' on the top of Sul Ross hill that has a notebook in it to record your ruminations - fun activity!
The skies in our country are unfathomably clear and beautiful so make sure to schedule a star gazing party at Mcdonald's Observatory in Fort Davis about 45 minutes away. The Fort is also a lovely spot.
Balmorhea boasts the largest spring fed public pool in the state, with amazing cottage rentals.Check them out! Prada Marfa in Valentine is also a tres chic spot to locate for the intrepid traveller that may want to experience 'all things Marfa.:)'
Big Bend National Park/the mexican border are about 45 minutes south. (Terlingua Ghost Town boasts the Starlight Theatre/restaurant, Desert Sports runs river trips/biking trips: great folk)
Big Bend Ranch State Park tends not to be as busy as BBNationalPark and has a wonderful (and cheap) bunkhouse for accommodations or the old adobe ranch headquarters that is dreamy. Great camping, hiking, biking etc..The solitario region is awesome and one of our fave spots.
Blue Water grocery store for organic food on hwy 118 south.
Saturdays 9-10:30 am: Farmer's Market is 1 block away on Murphy Street (be still my heart:) in the old Ritchey Hotel that is being lovingly (and slowly) restored.
Regina's for mani/pedi, Pretty Bird Salon on Murphy Street or Americana Aveda Salon for hair.
Call/email me with any questions.
'Neighbor Nancy' has Brown Dog Gardens down the street and is your 'go to person' if you have any immediate needs when here or I am a text away :)
Art work in studio is by Woody Farris (Fredericksburg), Lizanne Thate (Austin/Fredericksburg), Matt Skinner (Alpine, Colorado Springs), Roger Cutforth (San Miguel/Terlingua), Shiloh Sibley-Cutforth (Austin), Rachel Sibley (Alpine/Austin), Liz Sibley (mosaics). We have more of their 'stuff' at Galeria Sibley.
Please check out by 11a.m. unless you have made other arrangements with us.
There is a $10 charge per stay for use of the 3rd bed and an additional $10 charge per stay if you have dogs that shed because of the 'double vacuuming' required post stay. Thank-you for your understanding.
Special reduced rate for week reservations can only utilize one weekend ie no Sat to Sat bookings please
*Not responsible for accidents that occur on the property*
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Liz Sibley
My husband Hiram and I have lived in Alpine for 35 years. He is a 3rd generation West Texan. I am a hybrid from all over (England, South Africa, Virgin Islands) We founded the Alpine Montessori School 29 years ago/I worked as the admin. for 14 years and am still very involved. I'm a mosaic artist. Our 2 children were born and reared in West Texas (you raise chickens, you rear kids:) Both are artists. Chris is in Film/Media in LA/Austin/Alpine and Rachel is also in Tech/Media/Creative arts. We are very proud of this beautiful area we call home and are tickled to share it with you via our guest cottage/Historic home: The Alpine Studio. Come stargaze and enjoy!
Liz Sibley purchased this House in 2013
Why Liz Sibley chose Alpine
We rescue and restore old houses. The Studio has always appealed to us architecturally and historically. We also own the Historic Bottle House BnB next door. Murphy Street is a fabulous area that is coming 'into it's own' with murals, cool restaurants, shops and galleries.
What makes this House unique
Proximity to everything...walk!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, historic, friendly, comfortable, convenient, inspiring...perfect.
The Alpine studio was beautiful and amazing. Clean, comfortable, gorgeous! Liz was an amazing hostess. She went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. I highly recommend the experience. Landscape is amazing, hospitality can't be beat, Alpine was charming. Can't say enough great things about Liz and the Alpine Studio. Thank you so very much, Liz ❤️
Kalena - what a joy it was to host both of you ! Thank-you for the thoughtful review...and leaving all the cool chalk sidewalk art (loved your note/giftie also:)
Charming place, great location.
The pictures don't do the place justice; quaint, quirky, charming, and art-filled. Lots of labels & explanations throughout the studio -- a nice touch.
The train horns at night are indeed loud (and on one night there were at least 8 trains) despite my fancy wax earplugs. Tolerable if you have, say, 10 hours to get 8 hours sleep.
It's a great jumping off spot for Big Bend, Marfa, and Ft. Davis, and the next time I'm back in that spectacular area I will definitely book the Alpine Studio again.
Fantastic vacation home surrounded by amazing food
We had such a great time in Alpine. The house was cozy and had everything we could have needed
So glad you enjoyed your stay - appreciate your lovely review !
Quaint lodging, great location
Was on a trip out to West Texas with the family before school started. This property was perfect for us, easily within walking distance to most places in Alpine. Great food from the food truck right next door, farmer's market just a block away on Saturday morning, and all the shops in Alpine just across the train tracks.
The place was perfect for our needs. We were able to use it's central location to hit all the area's attractions (Marfa lights, Ft. Davis, McDonald Observatory, and Balmoreah State Park). Train noise was an an issue just once and not that big of a deal. Very clean and eclectic. The small shower was the only negative. Overall, very positive place to stay.
Alpine Art Studio - Quaint and Fun
Description is accurate. Only complaint is that the shower was merely a trickle.
So lovely to meet you ...shower was a 1 minute fix (thankfully:)
The Alpine Studio is located next door to Seiko's Japanese airstream food truck and our other BnB: The Historic Bottle House. Tom Curry Gallery is next door to the Alpine Studio and there are several fun shops (Murphy Street Mercado) and restaurants where you can dine on tasty mexican food (Jalapeños), enjoy delicious coffee/internet and shop for gifts and treasures. The Murphy Street Alpine Farmer's Market is 1 block away on Saturday mornings.
The place is incredibly well located for exploring on foot.
Holland Street is one block north of Murphy Street and it is the "other" main street (on the north side of the "tracks": Amtrak)
Holland Street boasts: The Holland Hotel (2 blocks) with a great bar and restaurant. Across from the Holland is a fab restaurant/bar with gluten free (if you wish) pizza: Guzzi Up. The Saddle Club (lovely bar and tapas/4 blocks away), the Reata restaurant (upscale: 4 blocks), the world famous Railroad Blues honky tonk pub/music venue (4 blocks),the Rangra movie theatre (1 block), several art galleries/fabulous shops (Ivey's, Kiowa Gallery, "yours truly" at Galeria Sibley, ) and locally owned Front Street Books/PLAINE coffee shop (wonderful homemade pastries/cappucinos) with the best West Texas "Cow Dogs" next door (including vegan:)
Family Friendly activities : a llama and burro ranch 10 mins from alpine in beautiful Sunny Glen : Wasserman Wranch
Indoor swimming pool at Sul Ross University is $2.00
Great hiking trail behind Sul Ross University (look for the desk at the top of the mountain and the bicycle art hanging in a tree - HINT - both are on the eastern side of Sul Ross hill looking over a house with domes in the distance :)
The skies in our country are unfathomably clear and beautiful so make sure to schedule a Star Gazing party at McDonald's Observatory in Fort Davis about 45 minutes away. The Fort is also a lovely spot.
Balmorhea boasts the largest spring fed public pool in the state, with amazing cottage rentals..check them out!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus $100 if cancelled within 3 weeks of reservation. Everything is lowkey and turnkey....there is a combo lock on the front door with the entrance key. Instructions emailed upon booking confirmation. Family and Pet friendly. There is a $10 per stay pet fee and a $10 per person over 4/use of the 3rd bed fee (allows me to keep my cleaning rates low and my maids happy with extra linens/time - thank-you for understanding:) Honor System: Please pop extra $ in pink box on top of fridge. Street parking. It's very safe! I do not live on premise but am 3 minutes away OR a text away. Neighbor Nancy at "Brown Dog Gardens" one block down on your left is your go-to-girl with any questions/needs. Child and dog friendly location. No Smoking indoors at all please. Plz pick up after your 4 legged friends. Reduced rate for week long reservation but can only utilize one Saturday: no Saturday to Saturday reservations. Please check out by 11 am unless you have made prior arrangements. Check in is 4:00 pm. No parties/loud noise after 10 pm. Owner is not responsible for any injuries incurred on the property. Thanks and Enjoy!