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Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!

Connie Cole

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Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


Alpine House Rental Photos and Description

House with Extensive Grounds, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sle

We were honored to learn that Lyle Lovett had been a guest at Casa Vida this fall and had written three songs during his stay. He expressed his thanks in the guest book entry shown in the pictures below. A magnifying glass may be helpful : ) You will be inspired, too, by your stay at Casa Vida ('Life House'), whose name signifies it's contribution to the lives of our guests. We hope that your visit to Casa Vida will also be a treasured experience, to be shared with friends and family and repeated as often as possible.Casa Vida offers the comforts of home, while immersing our guests in the natural and historical perspectives of the Big Bend region. The house itself, a renovated adobe featured in Alpine's historic home tour, is fully furnished and decorated with authentic pieces native to the rugged, yet refined confluence of Mexican, Texan, and Western cultures that makes the legendary Big Bend Country unique in so many ways.Information below details the myriad amenities of Casa Vida.

Two separate and private living areas, joined by access to the remarkable and fully supplied kitchen, offer ideal accommodations for two couples or a couple and an additional family unit. Bring the friends or grandparents and stay in complete comfort and harmony!

The spacious grounds of Casa Vida offer privacy and ambiance that enhance enjoyment of the views of surrounding mountains and superb Alpine climate at 4500 feet elevation. Abundant sensory delights are guaranteed. Little known fact: Alpine's average high temperature for July and August is 89 degrees and its average night-time temperature for the same months is 65 degrees! (heaters and blankets provided year-round!)

Our guests at Casa Vida face an ongoing dilemma: whether to relax at the seductively peaceful and therapeutic house and grounds, experience the surrounding historic district with its distinctive architecture, shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment (you've got to check out Big Bend's only honky tonk, Railroad Blues!)-all in walking distance, or set out on an easy day trip to explore the natural and cultural wonders that lie to the north, south, east, and west.

A quick look at a map and internet info will show you that Alpine is the best home-base from which to see the majestic and multi-faceted Big Bend Country. Let us share Casa Vida-a home that will become a part of your life!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Connie Cole (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Casa Vida in Alpine, Texas

  • 4 of 5

We appreciate the availability of home rentals in areas we visit. The owner gave helpful direct instructions regarding the rental period. This house was charming, clean, cool and well kept; the photographs are accurate. We felt comfortable and safe. The separate sleeping areas were appreciated by this family as we don't all go to bed at the same time. We were in Alpine for a wonderful activity of our own, so can't recommend any attractions or restaurants but would recommend Casa Vida.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Antonio


  • 5 of 5

Casa Vida is a beautiful, eclectic home and perfect for a family wishing to see Big Bend as well as other local sights. With four kids we found it to be spacious with everyone having a comfortable place to sleep. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for our stay there. My husband and kids enjoyed searching the grounds for horny toads and were able to spot and take pictures of a few of them. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay in Casa Vida again or recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

I am calling it "home" and I have only been here two weeks!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Casa Vida for the month of April and am already planning next year's trip back to this charming place that keeps on giving me the most cherished memories. I hope to come back for a two-month stay next time! I have fallen in love with Alpine, its people, and all the magical events that keep opening my eyes to life. I have discovered a wonderful yoga studio around the corner (Big Bend Yoga) and an awesome organic health food store a mile or so away. The restaurant experiences have been amazing also.....especially The Holland Hotel courtyard on Thursday evenings when Rick is singing there. This trip to the Big Bend area, I decided to stay low-key and participate in what is happening in the local far, it has not let me down. I highly recommend Casa Vida....Connie has been very helpful when I needed something and the home is quite comfy and inviting. I migrate from the patio at the back of the house with the wonderful, most beautiful cactus garden ever, to the front porch to watch the sunset and the timed-lights around the porch that come on when it gets dark. It is sweet! A peaceful place to retreat to!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clare, Michigan My husband is the Mayor of our little city.

We LOVE Casa Vida!!

  • 5 of 5

As an escape from the cold and snow of Michigan, my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Vida for the entire month of February. We found it to be the perfect house in the perfect town. We wanted to find a town where we would feel safe and a home that offered sidewalks outside the front door as we are avid walkers. The fact that Alpine is centrally located in Big Bend Country and that Casa Vida is an exceptional home was a much-appreciated bonus!

There are so many details about the home that I love.....the southwestern decor, the library of materials about the area, the privacy of the lovely yard and patio, the well-stocked kitchen, the cleanliness, and the ideal name a few. Seriously, there aren't superlatives enough to describe the time we spent at Casa Vida.

Additionally, Connie was very accomodating and easy to work with. She checked in via email on occasion during the month to see how we were doing. If you are looking for the best place to stay in Alpine, Casa Vida is it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4 night vacation at West Texas, and very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Vida. The location was good; central and easy to find. The house had plenty of space to relax both indoors and outdoors. The patio was great for chilling with a glass of wine as well as enjoying breakfast outdoors, and watching hummingbirds feed on flowers. The interior of the house was decorated nicely, and the yard had interesting landscaping to make it enjoyable to hang out. The bed was super comfortable to sleep on. We cooked several meals in the kitchen, which was equipped well. The owner was very responsive and helpful, very good communication regarding the reservation and any questions we had. After we returned home, they contacted us that they had found eyeglasses from the house, before we even realized we had left something behind. They returned them to us fast and packed safely. We are very impressed both with the vacation house and the owner's high attention to detail in any aspect of service. Highly recommend staying at Casa Vida!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Baytown, TX

Peace at last!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my fourth trip out to Big Bend and while I had driven through Alpine, I had never stayed and got to really see this gem of a town. At night there was live music on the main drag, during the day there were cute shops and restaurants to explore.....but I must say that the night I sat at the public park in the middle of the memorial rose garden which is next to a beautiful Catholic church was just amazing. The sun was setting when we arrived and there was a funeral letting out at the church. As the sun disappeared behind the mountains the roses let off the most beautiful perfume. I just sat there looking down over this small college town thinking how beautiful and eclectic it is.

Casa Vida is a charming house. You can see how the owners have put much thought into restoring it. I love the layout, the courtyards, the porch....even the Christmas lights. Houses have a feel about them and this one radiates peace and tranquility.

Practically speaking, the beds were very comfortable. There is a soaker tub in one bathroom and the most beautiful tiled shower in the other. The sunrise stained glass window in the master bedroom is wonderful to wake up to.

Loved it there. I will go again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Located in Alpine Texas.

Walking distance to historic downtown, restaurants, music, bars, shops, and galleries.


Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Alpine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-1 night stay $100.00 + Tax
Cleaning-2 night stay $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes see rates below
$165/night (Mon-Wed) .. $195/night (Fri-Sun & Holiday Seasons)
2 night minimum most weekends
3 night minimum or longer for holiday seasons and special events
Stay of 1 night - add $100 cleaning fee; 2 nights - add $75 cleaning fee
$2995/month (four weeks)
Non-Holiday: $995/week
Holiday Seasons/ Special Events: $1095/week or higher

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

*Credit Cards Accepted:
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Dates available: Year Round
$165-$195/ night.
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Alpine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Over-sized shower with beautiful Mexican tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam with pillow top.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Serta iComfort gel- filled memory foam mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Over-sized shower with stunning Mexican Alhambra tile; large private fenced yard; multiple shaded and open outdoor sitting areas; remodeled adobe and stucco historic home with natural wood, tile and stone floors,leather couches and authentic rustic Mexican solid wood and leather furniture; three televisions with satellite connections. Alicia's Restaurant-featured in Texas Monthly, half a block from the house,open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Art Galleries; Historical and Geological Tours; Big Bend National Park; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Big Bend Ranch State Park; McDonald Observatory; Marathon; Gage Hotel and gardens; Fort Davis; Marfa; Balmorhea State Park Natural Springs Swimming Pool; Terlingua; Lajitas Resort; Davis Mountains; Sul Ross State University and Facilities, including running track and indoor swimming pool (all walking distance); Regional Hospital; Airport; City Park Swimming Pool; Chinati Hot Springs, Cibolo Creek Ranch, and Woodward Ranch.

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