BEAUTIFUL VISTAS AND STARRY SKIES - FROM $119/NIGHT FOR 2

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Tex Harrison

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BEAUTIFUL VISTAS AND STARRY SKIES - FROM $119/NIGHT FOR 2

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains with long range views of Blue Mountain and Mount Livermore.

The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring, birding, hiking or just watching the jackrabbits and deer. Near by are the McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Views outside all windows display the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting changes the views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. It is a perfect spot to set up your own telescope.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Near Fort Davis, Star Gazing

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Tex Harrison

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The amazing beauty and peacefulness brought Tom and Tex Harrison to this particular spot in West Texas from western North Carolina. They lived in this casa while they built their home and observatory.

Tex Harrison purchased this house in 2006

After their home was finished, they decided to share this beautiful spot with others and opened Casa Mano Prieto in January 2010.

Every day offers different looks of the desert. It is ever changing and always beautiful.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324131vbi
(432) 249-1820 (Texas, USA)
Fort Davis Big Bend
Houston, Texas
5

Definitely would love to go back!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My young teen two kids and I stayed here in AUG 16~21 2013 to see and enjoy the Marfa,and surrounding area, loved West Texas skies...Place was spacious and artfully decorated, The kitchen was fully stocked if you wanted to cook, and the bedrooms were cute and comfortable, enjoyed watching hummingbirds outside of garden.
night were cool and beautiful, very close to Marfa/Fort Davis for day time activity and dinning out.
Definitely would love to go back!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324131vbi
(432) 249-1820 (Texas, USA)
Fort Davis Big Bend
The Woodlands, TX
5

Beautiful views-day and night!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in this home. The decor/architecture reflected the area. Huge windows in every room provided great views of the mountains no matter which room you were in. Loved the kitchen filed with every appliance/gadget you could need. The bedrooms are a bit cozy since their rooms were added on to the original structure but the beds were very comfortable. The home is situated about halfway between Fort Davis and Marfa making it a good location for exploring. The owner, Tex, was very hospitable and quick to offer recommendations to attractions/restaurants if you want ideas. Despite there being no central heat, the room radiators kept the home nice and warm and night and the sun warmed up the home during the day. I would highly recommend the home to those wishing to have a more comfortable stay while in the area!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy that guests fall in love with our beautiful area.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324131vbi
(432) 249-1820 (Texas, USA)
Fort Davis Big Bend
Dallas
5

Heaven in Big Bend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
So here it is almost one month after our trip to Big Bend, and we are still reminiscing about how perfect our stay was, and wishing we could go back right now! This is due, largely in part, to the hospitality of Tom and Tex, and to the incredibly clean, comfortable, eclectic, artistic-feeling home they shared so graciously with us. The decor was a perfect compliment to the Marfa mindset we hoped to experience while on this adventure. It poured down rain on our first night, and Tex was so sweet, she even apologized for the weather-ha! The views are breathtaking, and we thoroughly enjoyed solving the world's problems on the patio which overlooked the mountain range. There was a sense of magic opening the door in the morning, and hearing...absolutely nothing. The sound of 'nothing' is a memorable one, which we appreciated in its entirety. There are also beautiful gardens in the backyard, which are obviously lovingly maintained. They help you appreciate the beauty of the local flora and fauna. In other words, the location is GREAT!
It's all things, big and little, that makes this home a perfect home to choose for your journey.
For example, the beautiful gourmet kitchen simply inspires cooking, and the artwork showcased throughout the home equally inspires creativity. We were very pleasantly surprised to learn that the main house next door has a private observatory attached, and learned that Tom is quite an astronomical expert. Thankfully, he shares his passion of the stars with his guests by displaying several photos of galaxies far and near in the guest house. We were fascinated with the many pictures of our beautiful universe, and enjoyed many hours of quality fantasizing time gazing upon them all. In a nutshell, we intend to return and are grateful for the hospitality.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved your trip to our part of heaven! Come back soon.
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324131vbi
(432) 249-1820 (Texas, USA)
Fort Davis Big Bend
Austin, TX
5

The perfect escape.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
From my first point of contact with the owners of Caso Mano Prieto, Tex and Tom, I knew that our experience was going to be a wonderful one. The Casa was absolutely lovely. Tex and Tom thought of everything when offering all the comforts of home. The breakfast nook offers a beautiful view and just outside is a lovely patio that is perfect for drinking a glass of wine as the evening comes to an end. We sat there the first night and had the rare privilege of seeing a family of Aoudad climbing to the top of one of the small mountains (bring binoculars). Both bedrooms offer a view of not only a lovely landscaped garden but you can also see the McDonald Observatory just by looking out the window or patio whichever room you are in. Be sure to ask Tom for a tour of his observatory - it's small in comparison to the MO but he has the perfect set-up for a small star-gazing party. Tom also has amazing pics of the galaxies that you can purchase. Being in the kitchen was like a dream for me since I love to cook - Tex made sure to have every cooking gadget available for a gourmet meal. And lovely dishware and stemware available as well.. There is a grill so don't forget the beef. :) The living area is cozy, it offers lovely views and an ample supply of games and magazines. What do you need when you stay at the Casa Mano Prieto - just your clothes (which could be optional too, I guess ;). Tex and Tom have provided the perfect 'home away from home'. The only thing missing is a tv which makes for the 'perfect escape'. :) But if you cannot live with one, you can bring a laptop, they do have wifi. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at Casa Mano Prieto.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $119/Night for 2
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(432) 249-1820 (Texas, USA)
Fort Davis Big Bend
Round Rock Texas
5

Amazing Hospitality, Beauty and Starry Skies

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Our family stayed here in late May 2011 to see the area and enjoy the incredible skies as amateur astronomers. The home was spacious and well decorated, not to mention spotlessly clean! The kitchen was stocked wonderfully if you want to cook, and the bedrooms were comfortable.

Step out the door and the most amazing wide open spaces greet you with sunsets behind mountains. This is an ideal place for the astronomer to stay as well as anyone who wants a taste of West Texas. We liked that it was located halfway between Marfa and Fort Davis giving you more options for activities and eating out.

We can't say enough about the Harrison's and their wonderful hospitality. This is definitely a great casita with gracious hosts and we will be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Availability & Rates

Fort Davis House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$119
$750
2 nights
 
 
Three to six People
Jan 1 - Dec 30
$145
$914
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Local taxes are 7% and state taxes are 6%.
One night's stay is required for a deposit. One or two people is $119.00 per night plus taxes. Three or more people will be $145.00/night plus taxes.
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Amenities

Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)and Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Casa Mano Prieto is a place to relax, regroup and enjoy the surrounding nature.
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