What an adventure!
Submitted: March 16, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This was my first time to Big Bend. My husband had camped and hiked all over the national park and desperately wanted to share his love for Big Bend with me and our youngest child. So, I set about looking for somewhere to stay, because I'm not really a "tent camping" kind of girl. Then, my parents wanted in on the action, as they too had heard the stories my husband told. I found the Tarantula Ranch on VRBO, and sent Curtis an email...could he possibly handle three generations from one family? Of course he could! And it turned out that he offered the guest bedroom in his personal home for my late sixties parents. I wasn't sure how this would work out....we'd never even met Curtis. And, when he met us at the entrance to his property, I was a little freaked out from the rough ride up the mountain to the cabin. Heck, we couldn't even see any houses! We finally arrived and were greated by the two burros, two horses and four of the six dogs. We found fresh lemonade in the fridge, his yummy popcorn waiting on the kitchen table, and a carafe of margaritas that I believe I drank all by myself over the next four days. Curtis was a wonderful host....I can't imagine anyone better. So personable and accomodating! The cabin was cute and comfortable too....much better than a tent! He took us on a tour of his property and my kids loved those dogs. Big Bend was an adventure of a lifetime for me and my family, one that we will never forget. Thank you Curtis for everything you did during our stay. I did like the satellite tv too...even though we were supposed to be roughing it.
One more thing....his pictures on this site are gorgeous, but they still can't compare to the real thing. Be sure to drive down to Lajitas and toward Presidio for some incredible up-close views that are breathtaking....I actually yelled out loud at one point as we were driving, and I heard the same shouts from a passing car after we got out to take pictures, so I know I'm not the only one who was being a geek. :) Thank you for everything Curtis!!
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