TERLINGUA RANCH RETREAT-STUNNING 360 VIEWS, SOLITUDE, COMFORT

Janet Eby

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

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TERLINGUA RANCH RETREAT-STUNNING 360 VIEWS, SOLITUDE, COMFORT

Lajitas House Rental Photos and Description

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

Absolute solitude in stunning setting, near Big Bend National Park. Off-the-grid new construction (completed in 2006). Cozy one bedroom retreat home located on 90 acres offers unparalleled hilltop 360 degree views, quiet, and comfort in a remote setting, with no lights to interrupt the starlit sky. Sleeps two people in upstairs bedroom queen, but there is a twin/daybed with a high-density foam mattress and also an inflatable mattress (maximum 3 people due to composting toilet capacity). A new skylight has been added upstairs. Watch the stars from the upstairs bed. The nearest house is miles away and you can go weeks without a car going by -- and then usually because the occupants are lost!

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 now and then at night you hear the 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 or two just in case). The property's solar and wind energy power the lights, fans, appliances, refrigerator, 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 conditioner in the hottest months. With the upgrade in the evaporative cooler and the skylight the home stays cooler. Thank you for understanding that there is a burn moratorium in Terlingua Ranch, and no campfires are allowed due to dry climate's 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.

For a larger group as the Retreat can at most accommodate 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults, comfortably, consider checking out the possibility of renting also our friends Getaway just 3 miles away along the PAVED Ranch Road (we are just past milepost 7 and they are at milepost 10). Email us for more details!

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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Janet Eby

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
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Lajitas Big Bend
Hamilton TX
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Terlingua Ranch Retreat has everything you need! It makes a great vacation spot. The views are absolutely beautiful! The "Off the Grid" living was an awesome experience. We cannot wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
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+1 855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
4

JUST AS DESCRIBED

  • 4 of 5
The place is exactly as the description says. We had an absolutely fantastic memorial day weekend getting away from everything and visiting big bend. The house scenery is beautiful! We were a little wary of the the chem toilet when reading the description but actually didn't have any issues with it at all. The house definitely got warm during the day but with windows open and fans circulating air it was still comfortable! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an escape! We had no cell reception which was actually a treat!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
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+1 855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
Florida
5

REMOTE

  • 5 of 5
Nice and remote, dark skies. Clean and comfortable.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
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+1 855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
McComb, MS
5

FIRST TRIP TO BIG BEND

  • 5 of 5
Only stayed two nights but was treated to great views and perfect solitude. Everything was just as decribed, from the directions to the layout of the cabin. The wildlife was a bonus. They don't grow rabbits like that in Mississippi. Will stay again when more time allows.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144954vb
+1 855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
4

FUN STAY

  • 4 of 5
This was a relaxing and fun stay in an unusual and fun area near Big Bend national park. Great views, and good base camp for the park. A few small upgrades to the houses furniture are needed like a comfortable couch and kitchen table / chairs as they are very small. We had a fine time and I would recommend this house and stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Terlingua Ranch Retreat-Stunning 360 Views, Solitude, Comfort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144954vb
+1 855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
5

TERLINGUA RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Terlingua Ranch Retreat. We watched deer right outside the house everyday and even saw a 10 point buck. They seemed to love eating the red ocotillo cactus like plant. The landscape is so beautiful around the house and we watched the stars at night through the skylight window above the bed. It takes a little getting used to the green amenities but we felt like we were saving the planet and it was really a lovely adventure. Would love to come back.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. It's always nice to hear about highlights of guest visits. Of course, I'm jealous of your getting to see the deer - we have only seen them once ever! We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and as always I give the credit to Janet and Daryl for keeping the house respectable.
Happy travels!
Dee and Wayne.
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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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Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$129
$775
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Chili Cook Off
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 4 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
50% of the total will be due to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before the stay.
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.
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Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy Tempur-Pedica mattress., Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
Indoor bathroom has a shower, but there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower with N views.
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