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Gaze At Sleeping Lion Mountain From Your West Texas Home!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms In A Historic House; The Ideal Home Base For West Texas Adventures.

Directly facing majestic Sleeping Lion mountain, and an easy walk from downtown Fort Davis, the historic accommodations of Casa Hermosa Starlight provide the ideal home base for your west Texas adventures. We’re pet friendly, so bring the pooch.

Stretch out and relax with all the comforts. The Starlight offers two bedrooms with one queen-size and one double bed, a full bath, a living area, and a full kitchen. Flat-screen cable TV, DVD, free wireless. Watch the light change on the mountain from your front-porch rocker!

It's the best of all worlds for your getaway. You're in town, so you're not subject to being stranded in a remote location if the elements turn against you. You can stroll and dine and shop and soak up the unique character of Fort Davis, and you're a quick drive from Texas' most dramatic mountain vistas. Fifteen breathtaking miles from the McDonald Observatory. Twenty miles from the art Mecca of Marfa. Thirty-two miles from a refreshing swim in the spring-fed mountain pool at Balmorhea. You're surrounded by history both inside--in a past life, Casa Hermosa served our country as a barracks for Army Air Force pilots during World War I---and outside--the rocks on our mountains are 500 million years old, and once served as hiding places for Apache and Comanche warriors.

If we can answer any questions, please let us know. We look forward to making you welcome.

More Details

Kirk Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Kirk Wilson

My wife Donna Johnson and I are the proud owners of Casa Hermosa. We are both authors. I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and Donna is best known for her memoir Holy Ghost Girl. We visit west Texas frequently and have fallen in love with Fort Davis and the surrounding area. During one memorable visit, we stayed in Casa Hermosa, and fell so much in love that we bought the place.

Kirk Wilson purchased this house in 2015

Why Kirk Wilson chose Fort Davis

The Davis Mountains are rich in history, and Casa Hermosa has long been a part of that history. The house was originally a barracks for World War I Army Air Force pilots stationed in Marfa. It was one of the storied "barracks houses" moved into Fort Davis early in the 20th century. While it maintains its historic charm, it has been upgraded with all the modern comforts and conveniences. If you're looking for smaller accommodations, check out our Casa Hermosa King Suite, perfect for a single traveler or a couple.

What makes this house unique

Casa Hermosa is an ideal home base for your west Texas adventures. You're an easy walk from everything in Fort Davis, and a spectacularly scenic drive from all this rugged country has to offer: mountain vistas, the McDonald Observatory, the contemporary art in Marfa, the unique western character of Alpine, the Big Bend parks, and more.


Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Gaze At Sleeping Lion Mountain From Your West Texas Home!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Clean and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Clean and quiet neighborhood and town.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cute House

  • 4 of 5

The only things I would suggest would be black out curtains in the bedrooms, and a bigger, newer couch. The four of us weren't able to fit comfortably to watch our family movies. Overall, we had a really good time, and found the house to be just right for a getaway to West Texas.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Easy to Navigate

  • 4 of 5

A cute little place with everything you need while staying in Fort Davis and the area. I will be sure to return here the next time I come to the mountains.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. The property was as expected...clean, convenient and very relaxing. The porch was an ideal spot to read and visit and our dog loved the view and breezes. We could walk to everything in Ft Davis, we hiked at the state park the desert institute and in Big Bend. We enjoyed meals in Ft Davis and Alpine.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family in Fort Davis

  • 5 of 5

Rented this 2 bedroom 1 bath house along with Casa Hermosa (attached 1 bedroom king) for a few days over Spring Break. While my spouse and I stayed in the other side of the duplex, our adult (and 1 one minor) children stayed in this charming little house. It worked perfectly for our family allowing everyone to have their own space. The full size kitchen allowed us to eat some of our meals in the house although the oven REALLY heats up the entire house when used. There is one full size bed and one queen with a shared bathroom. The dining table fit everyone with ease and there is one small couch with a chair in front of the television. Everything was very tidy and well stocked. There were a few noticeable stains on the carpet in one bedroom, but that didn't bother our 16 year old in the least :) The outside porch was a huge asset with rocking chairs and table. Quiet, central location with very little traffic noise. We love Fort Davis and hiking in the area and look forward to this home rental in the future. The owner is very responsive and helpful and I would highly recommend his home!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a cozy little place.

  • 4 of 5

We liked your cabin a lot but the heater drove me crazy 😳The way it cracks and creeks all night long!! And the guest next door for the first two nights was a little loud but ok. The Saturday night guests had a dog that howled for hours while they where gone😱😱but all in all we injoyed our stay. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $45
Pet Fee $20

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Cancellation fee within 30 days of the arrival date is the equivalent of the first night's rental. Rates are subject to change at any time prior to booking.

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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