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~LTM~ Ranch ~ Historic House On Remote Scenic Hilltop Near Big Bend Nat'l Park.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Total Seclusion, Amazing Views, 2 Bedrooms, Game Room, Stone Patios & Courtyard

LTM Ranch has been lovingly maintained and improved through the years. The hacienda style stone and wood work create a comfortable, spacious, and beautiful home. This scenic home is situated in the rugged North Corazones region of Terlingua Ranch. Inside, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of a custom home. Outside, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best scenery and most diverse plant and wildlife that the Chihuahuan Desert has to offer. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to get to and from the LTM Ranch.

Rock House: The house reflects the starkness and surprising diversity of the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the region. A modern kitchen, comfortable beds, spacious living areas, large game room with a chess game and darts, full pressure well water, flushing toilets, grid electricity, satellite radio and NO TV are among the many features of this unique vacation home. There is wi-fi at LTM Ranch.

Picture Windows: Large picture windows and doors allow you to enjoy your time in the Big Bend from the comforts of home. A visiting German artist observed that 'the desert appears to come inside'. Birds and other wildlife, not to mention the scenic views, may be observed from the communal rooms. The game room has a hide-type window for watching birds visiting the patio feeder and water troughs.

Patios & Porches: Sitting outside couldn't be easier! Thanks to porches on the south and west, an east-facing courtyard, and overhanging roofs, there is always somewhere in the shade. These locations all have a view, and usually a cooling breeze. The natural sounds and silence of the desert can be appreciated in full.

Wildlife: A stock tank is maintained year-round for native wildlife. Located just a hundred feet from the house, it provides water for a wide range of desert wildlife. Guests are almost certain to see deer and javalina coming in to drink. Rarer visitors, such as badgers, bobcats, and coyotes are seen from time to time. Jack rabbits and other smaller animals are frequently seen. Our strict no hunting policy is enforced to protect the native wildlife.

Scenic Views: The hilltop location provides panoramic views into Big Bend National Park and beyond. Persimmon Gap, Rosillos Mountains, Sierra del Carmen, Grapevine Hills, Chisos Mountains, Christmas Mountains, Corazones Peaks, Jack Eden Mesa, Nine Point Mesa and Santiago Peak form the skyline.

Star-gazing: Stars are usually visible down to the horizon in all directions. Light pollution is virtually non-existent. The Big Bend region is well known for having the darkest skies in the continental US. LTM Ranch provides a near perfect setting for enjoying America’s most amazing celestial views. Step out at night and look up. That’s all it will take to fully understand how the “Milky Way” earned its name. Visitors from more “civilized” areas often mistake the shimmering path of the Milky Way for high clouds or mists glowing in the night sky.

Bird Watching: The spring migration is the busiest time for birding in the Bend. One year forty-five species were observed at LTM Ranch in a two-week period. Another year, twenty-nine species were recorded over two weeks during the fall migration. At all times, the stock tank ensures resident birds are never far away. Birds can also be encouraged onto the patio by filling the water troughs and bird feeder. Turkey vultures often visit several times a day. Watching them ride the thermals or approach and land when there's a strong wind is simply fascinating.

Sunsets: Starting around two hours before sunset, the changes in the light are often dramatic. Often a particular mountain range or other feature is illuminated as if in a spotlight for a few minutes then returns to relative darkness when the 'spotlight' shines elsewhere. If a few clouds are present, a kaleidoscope of colors occur as the sun sets. The owner refers to this daily spectacle as 'The Light Show'. It can last over four hours and is different from minute to minute and day to day.

Big Bend National Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area: The 'back' entrance to the national park is just a couple of miles away. From there it's fifteen miles to the paved road between Persimmon Gap and BBNP Headquarters. Black Gap WMA is a largely undiscovered gem of remote and rugged scenery, and the Hallie Stillwell Museum a one-of-a-kind look into the past.

Nearby Hikes: Having driven many miles to reach the ranch, guests can walk out to the desert from the doorstep. LTM Ranch provides boundless diversity without ever leaving the property. The house sits at over 3300 feet above sea level, so a stroll down the driveway to the gate and back (round trip 0.5 miles) is a good workout for those used to lower elevations. Ranch roads around the property create many options for scenic walks or drives. The Christmas Mountains hiking trail just is a short drive away. A hike or drive up the jeep trail to the top provides breathtaking views. Located on protected state land, hiking or vehicle access into the Christmas Mountains is available by signing in at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge. There are rarely more than a few hikers per day in this vast desert wilderness and only one vehicle at a time is allowed on the road to the top. Vehicle access requires a refundable deposit. Be sure to inquire about road conditions. It is generally drivable with a 2WD truck, but conditions vary wildly based on recent rains.

Terlingua Ranch Facilities: It is only 8 miles to ranch headquarters. The Bad Rabbit Cafe is typically open 6:30am to 9:00pm, 6:00pm on Sundays. The crystal clear swimming pool and showers provide a welcome oasis. A laundry room, high speed WiFi, gift shop, and airstrip are also available.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Janet Eby

We don't own LTM Ranch, but we wish we did. Janet and I run Big Bend Vacation Rentals and manage several vacation rentals -all listed on VRBO. Janet takes care of all the reservations and customer inquiries. Daryl handles maintenance, websites, and facebook pages for all our properties. We both handle the cleaning and often have help from our sons, Josh and Zack. If someone drives up to the house while you are here, it will most likely be us. If you have questions or concerns while you are here or while planning your trip, we'd be glad to help. We truly love our business and enjoy helping our guests.

Janet Eby purchased this house in 2000

Why Janet Eby chose Big Bend Country

LTM Ranch is simply amazing, inside and out. The rock house, the property, the views. They are all much more than can be describe. You'll have to check it out for yourself.

A high clearance vehicle is recommended to get to and from the LTM Ranch.

What makes this house unique

The large game room with various games, pool table, darts, and a stereo system is the social hub of the house. The large sun room has huge picture windows overlooking the southern patio and bird feeder. Birdwatchers will stay busy recording several species. The views are simply spectacular in all directions.

Amenities

Terlingua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

~LTM~ Ranch ~ Historic House On Remote Scenic Hilltop Near Big Bend Nat'l Park.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Truly grateful to have found this gem for my birthday. Beautiful views in every direction, dark starry skies, and only about 1hr to Big Bend. Great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Amazing views, total quite, great birding right on site

  • 5 of 5

We loved every bit of this place. Yes, it was a drive to the park (though apparently everything is), and even somewhat of a drive to the main road, but the views and the stars and the birds and the ability to spread out and have peaceful surroundings made it all worth it.

This house is incredibly well-stocked, tons of maps to choose from, extra supplies (like back packs and jackets and flashlights), a full kitchen, plenty of towels and bath amenities. The wifi can be a bit spotty (though better in the kitchen than the living room, we figured out), but still serviceable (though you won't be streaming any movies, but who needs that with the stars and the wildlife).

We thought that a hand drawn map of the back road directions to the park and to the lodge would help. But that is minutia. My husband said it was one of the few places he would go back to.

After just a few days, it felt like home. Thanks for sharing this wonderful, magical place.

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

Wonderfully peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to be still! The home is lovely and the location could not be a better one for peace and tranquillity. Thank you for sharing this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Angleton, Texas
4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place. It is everything you said it was. Tough to get to but worth the effort. Just need to add 4 to6 inchs to the chain on the swing gate. It keeps pressure on the lock and the tumbler is hard to turn so we used a second person to lift up the swing rod while the other turned the tumbler on the lock. Well stocked house and very well organized. Bring a bag of wild bird seed and fill the water troughs, you will love the view!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

I've found my favorite spot off the Trans Pecos

  • 5 of 5

And it is exactly where this house sits. A breathtaking view from every-single-window in this house. And the best part, not a human sight or sound - none. Love the rustic, rough edges of this desert gem. I hope the owner keeps it just the way it is.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Property was quiet, comfortable and in a good location to explore the park and town.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked kitchen and baths. Great views from the house of the nearby Christmas mountains and more distant Chisos. Clear sky's and outdoor patio for star watching. Saw javelinas, Jack rabbits, and coyote near the property. Overall a great place to stay and very comfortable. The house has a game room and books magazines, maps, and information on the park, wildlife, and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Terlingua
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bad Rabbit Cafe
Car: necessary

Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, Terlingua Ghost-town, Terlingua Ranch Lodge and pool, Christmas Mountains Reserve.

THE OWNER MAY BE ON SITE during the year. He has a small apartment that is separate from the house. His entrance is through the garage which is attached to the house. When he is there he will make himself scarce - if that is what you want. We will let you know when he plans to be there as soon as we know.

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Rates & Availability

Terlingua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
 
 
Regular Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
$1,169
 
 
July 4 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
$1,169
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,309
 
 
Chili Cook-Off 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,309
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,539
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,309
 
 
Christmas 2017 & NY 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,539
 
 
Regular Rates 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Race 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$237
 
 
Regular 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Bike Fest 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$237
 
 
Regular 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,599
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,539
 
 
Regular Rates 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
 
Regular 2018
May 29 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$204
$1,299
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$237
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$204
$1,229
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
 
Regular 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Chili Cook-Off 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
 
Regular Rates 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,599
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$227
$1,369
 
 
Christmas 18 NY 19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,309
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

OWNER ON THE PROPERTY:
The owner may be present during your visit. If the owners will be present during your visit we will notify you as soon as we can. There is a separate apartment that has a separate entrance and they will not need access to the main house. They will make themselves scarce while you are there as far as possible and will work with you on this.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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