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HOPES RANCH GUEST HOUSE

Steve & Carla Kennedy

Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Steve & Carla Kennedy

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2014
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HOPES RANCH GUEST HOUSE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Fort Davis House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our favorite part of the ranch house is the screened porch. Our guests tell us they often head out to the porch with their coffee in the mornings and find they don't move again until lunch! The views are so broad, and the opportunities to see quail, deer and sheep keep things exciting.

We take pride in our comfortable beds in all 3 rooms. The spacious living/dining area are perfect not only for eating, but for visiting and playing games. And kids can run all over the grounds, finding 'treasures' on scavanger hunts.

Indoors, the extra dining tables are often used to set up jigsaw puzzles, and folks often use the basket of paperbacks to relax with a good book. Our goal is for our guests to relax completely, while putting them in close proximity to the favorite tourist attractions. We offer the best of both

History buffs: The Fort Davis National Historic Site features one of the nations' best preserved frontier forts. During special events, costumed reinactors perform live skits. This is a 'must see' for any visit to Fort Davis. Only 2 miles from Hopes Ranch.

Astronomers delight: Famous for the McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis features the darkest night skies in the lower 48 states. While staying at Hopes Ranch, you can set up lawn chairs and lie flat on your back to see a bejeweled sky. Only 18 miles away is the observatory, with a fabulous visitor center featuring both guided and self-guided tours. Twilight parties and Star Parties are featured 3 nights each week, with well-trained, highly educated docents to lead them. Don't miss this!

Gateway to Big Bend National Park: If you're on the way to Big Bend National Park, plan to spend a few days here in the Davis Mountains before you journey on. There is a lot to see and do in Fort Davis, and you can even make a quick day trip to Big Bend if your schedule is tight.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve & Carla Kennedy (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, german

About Steve & Carla Kennedy

Steve and Carla are life-long Texans, having grown up in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We graduated from Baylor University before heading to Austin for 25 years in the industrial sector. We raised our family there, and founded a welding supply business. After we sold our business, we headed west to establish the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis. In 2004 we opened Hopes Ranch to extend hospitality to the travelling public. Although the B&B is now closed after 15 years as innkeepers, we are still proud to offer Hopes Ranch. We love the simpler life style and wouldn't trade it for anything. We hope you feel refreshed after your visit.

Steve & Carla Kennedy purchased this house in 2004

Why Steve & Carla Kennedy chose Fort Davis

We came to Fort Davis in 1999 to live more simply. As long-time owners of the Old Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Fort Davis, we saw a need for an alternative accommodation here, and Hope Wilson was kind enough to sell us her ranch. We're pleased to offer it as a rental so others can enjoy our beautiful part of the state. The climate, the scenery, the people, and the hospitality all combine to make this a great place to visit and to live. Now that we have retired from the B&B, we can devote more time to our guests at Hopes Ranch.

What makes this house unique

Not every accommodation offers an authentic 'feel' of its setting, but Hopes Ranch absolutely belongs to the land. Sitting on the porch allows the guest to envision how the area might have been settled in the mid-1800s.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Hopes Ranch Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Houston, TX USA
5

Private getaway

  • 5 of 5
The house was so inviting and I've never had such accommodating hosts--coffee beans and grinder provided, lots of condiments and such in the pantry, etc. The screen porch was our favorite hangout. We walked down the road to the cemetery to read the headstones--always interesting. Got great photos of sunrises and sunsets from the yard and enjoyed the wind blowing in the grasses planted around the tree. So relaxing. Went to the McDonald Observatory, did a long bike ride, hiked in the Chihuahua Desert Nature Preserve and Ft Davis State Park. Wonderful place--hope to visit again. And I'd definitely stay HERE.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope this is the first of many visits. You were such great guests to care for the property in a nice way. That helps us keep it available to others who want to visit as well. Thanks for your kind words.
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Houston, TX
5

360' views, secluded, clean and quiet

360' views, secluded, clean and quiet
  • 5 of 5
Hopes Ranch is a wonderful place! It is exactly as described and photographed with all the comforts of home and a perfect location. It is clean, quiet and secluded, located on a hillside just a little outside of Ft Davis with views of the surrounding mountains. It has a wonderful screened in porch to have your breakfast or dinner while enjoying the cool breeze. It is also well stocked with everything from linens to cooking supplies. And the beds are super comfy! You could not find a more perfect location to all the activities in the area. Fort Davis Historic Site, McDonald Observatory, Marfa, Fort Davis State Park and Big Bend National Park are all within a days drive. Make Hopes Ranch your hub for all these activities and you can't go wrong. It is an excellent spot and the owners are very helpful and wonderful to work with. One of our best VRBO stays ever!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you, and we're grateful for the respectful way you treated our property. We look forward to your next west Texas visit.
Carla
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Katy, TX, USA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six stayed five days at Hope's Ranch and loved every minute! There was plenty of space for everyone, the porch was perfect to have a cup of coffee and read a book and the kids had a blast flying kites in the yard. We could not have asked for a better location-- 20 minutes to the observatory, 15 minutes to the Davis Mtns. State Park and right down the street from Fort Davis and the grocery store. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Wimberley, TX
5

lovely quiet spot

  • 5 of 5
Clean, with very comfortable beds, plenty of room (there were 6 of us, including 3 generations). Nice views. Near hikes and outdoor activities. Inside Amusements for the too-windy day. Well stocked kitchen. We had a wonderful time!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Tomball, Texas
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house, the owners thought of every thing you could possibly need and then some. They went out of their way to help you and make you feel welcome.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you stay with us, and we're so glad you had a good experience. The night sky was perfect for observing during your visit, as it often is, so we hope you were able to take advantage of that as well. Please come back anytime.
business
Hopes Ranch Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344909
+1 -432 426-2050
Fort Davis Big Bend
Amarillo, TX
5

Kevin and Jeanice

  • 5 of 5
Hopes Ranch was every bit as good as the advertised on the web site and we could not have asked for better accommodations. The house was huge and had everything you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. The kitchen and pantry were very well stocked. The living areas were very well appointed and the furniture comfortable. The three large bedrooms were immaculate and comfy. We enjoyed the screened in porch and ate most of our meals there.

The seclusion of the ranch made for a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The star viewing at night was spectacular. We spent half a day in town and then went up to the McDonald Observatory and did the tour, twilight, and evening parties. The views from atop the mountain were "out of this world". The next day we drove around the scenic loop and made stops to enjoy the views, climb rocks, and picnic.

I would highly recommend the Hopes Ranch to anyone with a family or large group. There's plenty of room for everyone and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Steve and Carla are wonderful hosts and did an excellent job of making sure we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
175 Miles
Midland/Odessa
Car: necessary

Nearby Activities:

McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Chihuahuan Dessert Botanical Garden, Museum of the Big Bend (Alpine), Marfa Lights (Marfa). Gateway to Big Bend National Park.

Mountain View: The Davis Mountains are just west of Hopes Ranch

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Fort Davis 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
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring break
Mar 8 2015 - Mar 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Hammerfest Bike Ride
Apr 23 2015 - Apr 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Texas Star Party
May 10 2015 - May 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
CycleFest
Sep 18 2015 - Sep 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day/Chinati
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 28 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes The base price applies to the first 2 guests. There is an extra charge for each additional guest. There is a cleaning charge for each visit. Holidays and special events have a different rate.
Cancellation: Full refund 60+ days before visit. Half refund 30-60 days before visit. No refund less than 30 days before visit.

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Amenities

Amenities

Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Just a little washroom on the porch with a sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • There is a cot on the sleeping porch which is great in mild weather, particularly for power loafing! Also, we have a pac-n-play for infants.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Air Conditioning: In the dessert, we use evaporative coolers rather than traditional air conditioners. Cable/Satellite TV: Dish Network (no pay-per view). WiFi (Wireless Internet): free with no code. Smoking Not Allowed: For insurance purposes, candles and the fireplace are also not to be used.

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