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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort

Janet Eby

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Janet Eby

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Lajitas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Absolute solitude in a stunning setting, near Big Bend National Park.

Off-grid vacation home on Terlingua Ranch.

This cozy one bedroom vacation retreat located on 90 acres offers unparalleled 360 degree views, quiet, and comfort in a remote setting. No nearby lights to interrupt the starlit sky of the Big Bend. Sleeps two people in upstairs bedroom queen, plus a twin/daybed with a high-density foam mattress and an inflatable mattress (maximum 3 people due to composting toilet capacity). The nearest house is nearly a mile away. You can go weeks without a car passing by.

House is light and modern, with bamboo floors, tile, and modern ceiling fans. The retreat is oriented so that at any time of the day, one of the two porches is in the shade. One is screened and the other open.

This is a great vacation rental. An escape from everyday life with a beautiful view of Nine Point Mesa to the north, Jack Eden Mesa to the northeast and Corazones Peaks to the south. The property is true to its desert climate, with dozens of species of cacti, along with ocotillo, yucca, and many varieties of prickly pear, strawberry pitaya, and rainbow cactus in abundance. In addition, bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and resurrection ferns are found on the 90 acres. The property provides ample opportunities for watching birds and wildlife. We see foxes and deer regularly, and at night frequently hear coyotes howling in the distance.

To explore West Texas, the house is 30 miles from the Big Bend National Park gate; 23 miles to Study Butte/Terlingua ghost town and 35 miles to the famed Lajitas Resort.

PLEASE NOTE: The house is located three-quarter mile along a dirt road from the main ranch paved road, and the dirt road takes you over a rise so that traffic on the paved road is not visible or audible. All vehicles can make the short trip (but as always in this part of the world, have a spare tire just in case). The property's solar and wind energy powers the lights, fans, appliances, and the radio/CD player, while propane gas powers the stove, wall heaters and hot water heater. The composting toilet (Envirolet) is modern and odorless -- not the primitive drop toilet you may know from national or state parks.

We do have a very quiet gas-powered generator for window air conditioners in the hottest months. Thank you for understanding that there is a burn moratorium in Terlingua Ranch, and no campfires are allowed due to dry climate fire danger and fragility of desert vegetation. Finally, the stairs to the upstairs bedroom are slightly steeper than normal and may not be the best for those who have difficulty managing stairs.

Visit the website at TRRetreat com for more photos and information. THESE PRICES SUPERCEDE PRICES ON OUR WEBSITE.

Keywords: Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch, Solar, Eco-friendly, secluded, private, remote, mountain views, Big Bend

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews
5

A very special retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had 3 nights at the Terlingua Ranch Retreat and were so happy we chose this spot. The hosts have gone to great lengths to build a cabin respectful of environment and guests. The cabin was very clean and well organized. All the pre-read directions to reach the cabin and for the use of equipment were so helpful. The site for this cabin is great; those 360 degree views of the Big Bend area can't be beat!

We made use of the grill every night, thus saving time in the kitchen and energy. We did bring our own bottled water, but didn't need to as plenty was available at the cabin. The outdoor shower was great and felt very private, with no neighbors closeby. Not having TV/DVD was fine by us. We enjoyed the chance to stargaze, read, listen to CDs or play a few games. Not to mention, that was did sleep well after days spent hiking Big Bend!

Our only (slightly) negative comment would be to advise future guests to be aware that the stairs to the sleeping qtrs (for the larger bed; single bed in on main floor) is a bit awkard. The stairs are narrow and the landing at top is only about 2 feet deep. If one needs to go downstairs during the night, one should be very careful and go slowly with a flashlight. No prob for us, but can see potential danger if care isn't excercised.

What a great experience this has been for us at TRR. We sure hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very sincere and splendid review of The Retreat! we are so glad that you had such a good time and appreciated our attempts to be environmentally "friendly". The stairs to the upstairs bedroom are steep, I agree: in fact at age 82 I find it best to descend backwards like sailors do on steep stairs aboard ship. We do have a warning about this on the website but it does call for caution, even in youngsters! We will be delighted to welcome you again to TRR. Take care and thank you so much for writing. Dee
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Even though I have used this site many times and stayed in many wonderful places this is the first vrbo review I have ever written. I felt that the Terlingua Ranch Retreat was so amazing that I had to share it with others. My wife and I have stayed in at least 4 other vrbo properties and we agreed that this was the most gorgeous and relaxing place we have ever been. We are not morning people at all but we actually set our alarms so we could wake up and watch the sun rise over the mountains. The hardest part was leaving.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jack, You cannot imagine how delighted I was to read your review of our Retreat. I have often cried when leaving there as to me the little place is full of magic. We have always endeavored to arrange things so that everyone who has eyes to see can share this experience. I am delighted that you all, too, were able to enjoy this little piece of paradise. And thank you especially for taking time to write about how you enjoyed it. That will help others to find their way to us. Best Wishes, Dee
San Antonio Tx.
5

♡ Our Stay ♡

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked this Retreat as a 14 year anniversary surprise getaway for us and I'm glad he did it was absolutely beautiful the views and the sunrise /sunsets were breathtaking. The stars at night just gorgeous.. The cabin was very cozy and seeing deer and rabbits outside our window was amazing my husband and I will definitely be back. Big Bend was so beautiful we felt at peace here my husband is the most wonderful man and I am so grateful for the trip he took me on. I highly recommend staying.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very sweet comments on our Retreat. As you saw, it is a magical place where dreams come true. Congratulations to your husband for booking it for you both. We look forward very much to your coming back to stay and thank you for sparing the time to give us this lovely review. All the best, Dee Blinka
5

fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. Secluded, simple, and beautiful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bertram, Texas Hill Country
5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed for five nights and enjoyed each and every sunrise and sunset. The house was perfect in ever aspect. It was a quick trip to either Big Bend National Park or Terlingua. We are already planning our next trip to the Terlingua Ranch Retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review of the Retreat. We try to provide just the type of experience you had and I am so glad you enjoyed the fabulous sunrises and sunsets and the easy proximity to Terlingua and BBNP. Daryl and Janet will be delighted to welcome you again and remember there is a nice discount for returning guests! All the best, Dee
Austin, TX USA
5

magical place

  • 5 of 5

this is one of the most spectacular places i've ever stayed (and I've traveled and lived all over the world). We had a lovely time as a family in Big Bend, but to be honest, the panoramic views and changing lights from the cabin rivaled anything we say in the park. This place is wonderful, and I hope to stay here again in the future, both for vacations and for what I imagine would be an absolutely sublime location for a writing retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
High Sierra Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
41 Miles
Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Bad Rabbitt Cafe

Please note lists below of activities and amenities. But must stress wonderful hiking in Big Bend N.P. Also please note that stairs up to bedroom are somewhat steep and shallow. They have sturdy railings and non-skid runner and should be fine for most everyone. NO HUNTING OR TARGET PRACTICE.

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Regular
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
May 26 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$129
$775
 
 
Regular
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Chili Cook Off
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Paypal fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us able to re-rent that time.
50% of the total will be due to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before the stay.
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Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy Tempur-Pedica mattress., Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Indoor bathroom has a shower, but there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower with N views.

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