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Ranch House, Hiking, Stargazing, Mountains, Alpine TX

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms And 2 Half Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 to 14

The Ranch House is located 8 miles south of Alpine and is home to lots of wildlife including mule deer, white tail deer, pronghorn, and Javelina. We have beautiful views from all over the property of Cathedral Mountain, Mount Ord, Haley's Mountain, McIntyre Peak, and the surrounding mountains. The house is located in a secluded spot on the ranch with trees in the yard. We are located close to Big Bend, Marfa and Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory. Alpine is home to a Balloon Festival, Art Walk, and Music Festivals.

Perfect for 2 families or a retreat for up to 14 people.

Local Activities for 2016

Star Parties at McDonald Observatory year round on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Expanded activities in March for Spring Breakers.

Visit the Alpine Chamber of Commerce for things to do in Alpine.

Big Bend National Park

More Details

Rennie Meriwether
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017


Alpine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , upstairs in loft
    Bathroom Jack and Jill - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Off Pool Table Room - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Also available 1 Queen and 1 twin air mattress in this room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Ranch House, Hiking, Stargazing, Mountains, Alpine TX
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews

Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5

This is a neat house - big, and just a little bit funky to make you smile. Room for everyone and everything you could ask for. Great for cooking dinners together. Good home base for kayaking in Big Bend, hiking, and visiting Alpine.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

My family decided to rent a house for our recent trip to Alpine and luckily I found this property. The house is huge and it easily accommodated everyone in my group. Sitting on the deck at night stargazing is truly amazing and watching the wildlife was great. You know it's a great place when your week's stay is up and you want to extend it a few days. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great trip! Hope to have you back soon. Rennie
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House with ample room on a beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

The ranch is stunning. If you want peace and quiet with big Texas views, this is the place. The house itself had plenty of room for our group of 8 to spread out. We especially enjoyed the multiple living areas and great back patio. A portion of the house has trouble staying up with the summer heat. Other than that, the stay was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It was so nice to be home instead of a hotel. We had plenty of room yet were able to get away from the group if needed. You had everything we needed. I am searching for a new event so I can come back again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! It's a great time of year out there.
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Beautiful ranch, incredible skies....

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the ranch with our children and grandchildren, and my older sister. Traveling in two cars from Midland, we didn't arrive at the same time, and the directions were ambiguous, so getting everyone to the house was a bit of a trial. The house was on a fairly remote part of the ranch, and the sense of privacy and isolation was wonderful. It wasn't so far from town to be a problem, but far enough to have wonderful views of the night skies from the second floor deck without interference from ambient light.

The house, like most, had some quirks, but overall was well-suited for our purposes. The master suite had a living area on the first level, spiral staircase to the bedroom and bathroom, also a door to the upstairs deck. The second living area served two bedrooms, one with a king and the other with two twins, which served my son's family well (two granddaughters). The bedroom off the kitchen served my daughter and grandson. Turns out the fourth bedroom is accessible only from the outside second floor deck, up a spiral staircase either through the master bedroom or outside, which would have been great for a gang of girls or boys, but not so much for my older sister, who ended up using a comfortable couch, but had less than perfect privacy. But you make do, and we enjoyed the company, excursions to Marfa, Big Bend, Fort Davis, Alpine.

The ranch is interesting. We saw mule deer, lots of birds, horses, cattle...and I was surprised one morning to see a mountain lion ambling across the road thirty yards in front of the car. Not far from the house, there is what clearly was the summer recreational area, with a pond, various seating areas, some small buildings, a rough pergola....sadly in disrepair, but it was easy to imagine the summer evenings of kids swimming in the pond, playing horseshoes in the horseshoe pit, meals being grilled, perhaps a few beers consumed....while everyone tried to shed the heat of the day, and wait for the cool of the night....and it does get cool.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, So glad you enjoyed your stay. The pond area was once a great spot for Chuck Wagons and summer gatherings. We have plans to restore it! The area has not been maintained in a very long time and this is why we do not advertise it as a useful gathering place. Glad everything worked out for you. Rennie
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Game Changer

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house with a big group of guys for a hiking/grilling weekend. First off, we all felt at home almost immediately upon entering the house. It has a welcoming vibe that made me think as though I were visiting my grandparents. Second, the land the house is on is spectacular and great for easy going sunset/early morning strolls for birding. Third, the kitchen is MASSIVE and fully stocked. Last, and certainly not least, the beds are comfortable and bedrooms are cozy.

Cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this home/the owners. What a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy
Full refund will be made with 30 days notice. Half refund with at least 14 days notice.
Weekends are available for 2 night stays at $400 if you stay 3 nights the rate will be $375
Check in is 3pm and Check out is noon.

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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