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40 Acre Private Retreat With All Of The Amenities Of Home!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mountains Views All Around And Perfect For Small Of Large Groups!

To try and describe our vacation rental in one word or sentence is impossible! The Big Bend area of West Texas is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is a hidden gem that most people don't know a thing about and we like it that way! Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living? Do want to see more stars then you ever thought existed? Do you want to research and experience some of the most incredible history Texas has to offer? Do you want to explore the incredible Rio Grande river? The list goes on and on!

Our rental is perfectly situated 3 miles from the full service Terlingua Ranch on the tar portion of Ranch road and has access to the pool, shower houses, laundry mat and the Bad Rabbit Cafe. We're also only 25 miles from Terlingua ghost town and Study Butte. Big Bend National Park is a 40 minute drive and is some of the most beautiful country on earth! If the unexplained interests you, then the lights of Marfa are little more than an hour away!

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More Details

Mike Dahl
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Mike Dahl

Originally from Minnesota we used to snowbird and come to Terlingua in the winter. We moved here full time last year and love it! Welcome to the most beautiful place on earth!

Mike Dahl purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Mike Dahl chose Alpine

Perfectly situated on 40 acres, 3 miles to the Terlingua Ranch. Two park models available to rent together or separately and able to accommodate up to 10 people. Both models have electricity, running water, AC, full kitchens and baths and have spectacular views 360 degrees! The best part is this is a private retreat with no neighbors anywhere close! Come and enjoy everything Big Bend has to offer!

What makes this cabin unique

Everything about this area screams "explore me!" We have the best of both worlds in our own little paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! Will certainly stay here again in the future.
Jan 2016
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Alpine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has a sink, vanity, toilet and full size shower.
  • Bathroom has a sink, vanity, toilet and full size shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Bedroom with queen bed and 1 queen sized pull out sleeper couch in the living room. There is also a lazy boy recliner in the living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
We believe once you come and stay that you will be a return customer for life! Enjoy!!


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40 Acre Private Retreat With All Of The Amenities Of Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Better than we expected

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the whole area took us for a bit of a culture shock (we're from lush central Texas). Arrived at the air conditioned comfy trailer and was pleasantly surprised. The road getting to the unit is long. Very long but definitely worth the stay. The Dahl's had prepared for our stay by pre-cooling the unit and ensuring we had everything we needed and more. Clean linens, ample cooking pots, pans, utensils, trash bags, soap in the shower, and even a few gallons of fresh water in the fridge. The unit stayed cool the whole visit. Surrounded by the Christmas Mountains no light pollution the stars at night were a show of their own! Whoa! The surrounding peaks that were walkable distance provided initial fun. We could explore and roam for hours and then walk back home to grill up dinner. (Propane grill included) We had a jack rabbit join us every morning and evening as he nibbled away at the purple cactus. The wildlife was everywhere if you look! Deer in the evening and some bunnies too. We even found a gorgeous tarantula. Don't worry. They all stayed outside of the unit while we were safe inside! Overall, I'd highly recommend this place. Clean. Comfortable. Relaxing. Couldn't ask for more detox this this!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the great review Emily! We hope you come back and see us again!
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Former RV-trailer was very nice and well-maintained

  • 5 of 5

Mike left good instructions. We wished we had used the RV’s and portable heaters the first night we were there, but that’s not Mike’s fault.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was wonderful! It was away from everything and so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were amazed how far it was away from the everyday hustle and bustle! The RV was great! Very clean and just felt like home. Carole (property owner) came by and welcomed us, let us know that if we needed anything to let her know. It was perfect weather so we were able to see endless amount of stars and the Milky Way! Absolutely beautiful. We will definitely stay there again!

The Foster Family 2018

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised, and a great home base near Big Bend

  • 5 of 5

Though I only really used the property for sleeping one night, and it was too cloudy for stargazing, the trailer met all of my needs. It was clean, well appointed, and in the middle of nowhere (in a good way).

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was well equipped for a very comfortable stay just 40 mins from Terlingua and the entrance to Big Bend National Park. Beautiful, peaceful setting for people who want to escape to a stunning landscape away from it all.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Terlingua Ghost Town
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bad Rabbit Cafe
Car: necessary

There is a shooting range out by Terlingua Ranch and there is NO shooting is permitted at the rental location of Dahl Ranch.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $35
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time.

We do have two models available to rent together or separately depending on availability. The models are on the same property and use the same access.

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If booking both properties you can use the washer and dryer in the other rental on same site. Or you can use the laundromat up at the Terlingua Ranch 3 miles down the road.

Pool key for the ranch included with all rentals, lose of key is $75.00 replacement fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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