LAUGHING HORSE RETREAT: 3BDR HOME W/ HORSE CORRAL ON 217ACRES

Janet Eby

Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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LAUGHING HORSE RETREAT: 3BDR HOME W/ HORSE CORRAL ON 217ACRES

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Lajitas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Laughing Horse Retreat is where y’all want to be. Bring the whole crew and your dogs and horses too, or just bring yourselves! Come on out to West Texas for relaxation or adventure. The house sits on 217 acres with a horse corrals, and 20 acres fenced for horses. Laughing Horse is conveniently located along Texas Highway 118 in the scenic Christmas Mountains, just 10 miles north of historic Terlingua and Study Butte. The modern kitchen, relaxing porches, three bedrooms, four comfortable beds, stunning views, abundant wildlife, desert plants, expansive acreage, and private location combine to provide a truly unique vacation experience.

Spend your time around the ranch or enjoying all that the Big Bend has to offer. Then sleep well and wake up relaxed. Go for hike through the scenic mountains and desert. Ride your horse around the 217 acres. Walk to our quiet spring and watch the birds. Hang out in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Enjoy the most scenic drives in Texas. Raft down the wild and scenic Rio Grande River. Explore Big Bend National Park. Ride your mountain bike through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music in Terlingua. Take a guided jeep tour to some of the area’s most scenic locations. Enjoy a guided horseback ride with excellent guides and well trained horses. Seek all the adventure you can handle. Or, just sit in a comfortable chair on a breezy porch and enjoy the views or a good book. If you don’t have time to do it all, come back again!

Bring your horses! They’ll love the tack room, corral and 20 fenced acres. You can ride your horses around the 217 acres, along Terlingua Ranch roads, and on selected trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.

Keywords: house, ranch, acreage, horses, corral, RV hook-up, mountains, desert, retreat, Big Bend

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
Call Manager
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About Janet Eby

Judy and Seth Burgess love the Big Bend. Seth is originally from Rhode Island and Judy is a native Texan. Seth is a retired from Equimax, USA, Inc., a company he started in 1986 to get jobs and horse people together all across the USA. Judy is an ordained Episcopal Priest. We currently care for three dogs, four horses and a donkey.

Why Janet Eby chose Lajitas

We lived in this location for 15 years until moving to the Ruidoso, New Mexico area when Judy was called to a new church. We chose this area because Judy wanted to get back to living in Texas and Seth wanted to live in the mountains. You won't find a wilder more remote place in Texas. The Big Bend area is truly the ultimate getaway spot.

What makes this house unique

Judy always said she wanted 'land lots of land.' On 217 acres, you can ride your horse, hike, and explore the wonders the desert fauna and flora without evening leaving the property. During your stay, you may see mule deer, aoudad sheep, coyotes, mountain lions (pretty rare), and of course all sorts of birds and small animals.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
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Lajitas Big Bend
san antonio

Wonderful Family Get Away

  • of 5
Property much larger than I pictured. Very solid feel to this mobile home, held 10 of us very nicely & no one felt crowded. Very central location for this part of the country to enjoy day trips. Still felt somewhat remote. Very pleased! Can't wait to come back.
Sincerely,
Paula M
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks for such a motivational review. Your words certainly motivate us to do even better. We're sure they will add to the over all positive picture of Laughing Horse Retreat.
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
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Lajitas Big Bend
San Antonio, Texas
5

50th Wedding Ann

  • 5 of 5
Six adults and 5 kins from 4 to 10 dogs, horses, motorcycles with sidecars. Small electric motorcycles. As stated below review clean, stocked well. Plenty of room, We rode in mountains great trails, Motorcycled to Terlingua and Rio Grande and more. Last day RV and Jeep to Big Bend Natl Park. Close enough to come back to LHR for night. Fantastic Trip Fantastic Place. Thank You
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Sounds like quite a party. Glad you had such a successful vacation!
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
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Lajitas Big Bend
Pleasanton TX
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Just a short beautiful drive from study butte, terlingua, and the park entrance, but also far enough away to be secluded, everything you need is provided, beds are comfortable, no complaints
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: That says it in a nutshell. Exactly what we want to accomplish. You are unlikely to find a better value in accommodations in the Big Bend in our opinion.
business
Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
+1 -855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
5

Magnificent views!

  • 5 of 5
Laughing Horse was an amazing oasis located just minutes from Terlingua and Big Bend. Our school enjoyed the amenities and solitude on the expansive acreage. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for energizing us to do even better. Taking the time to write a review is really appreciated.
business
Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
+1 -855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
5

Great secluded, retreat!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at Laughing Horse Retreat! The proximity to both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park was perfect. We loved the low-key, peacefulness of the area at large, and the Laughing Horse property itself was perfectly tucked away off the road with tons of space, privacy, and solitude all around us. Coming from a small lot in a big city, the land seemed enormous to us. The kids loved going out and exploring the "backyard"…Honestly, we could have filled a week just doing that! Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review. Thanks! We're so glad you got to experience the "total getaway". Your enthusiasm is infectious. It makes us work even harder.
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
+1 -855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
5

Ideal isolation!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 and my parents stayed 3 nights in Laughing Horse and loved everything about it. We appreciated the clean house, the flash lights, the Kleenex (it's the small stuff sometimes), and the natural beauty of the property. We ate breakfast every morning on the deck . We drove back into the property and watched shooting stars (we were bundled up, it was cold!). We drove into Big Bend and toured the ghost town in Terlingua (but we were so thankful to be going home to Laughing Horse!). The boys of all ages enjoyed climbing the ridges and valleys near the house.
If you are looking to stay anywhere close to Big Bend, I highly recommend Laughing Horse. We had room for all 6 of us. The fully stocked kitchen made meals as easy as possible. The large laundry room was a blessing. The views were unbelievable. The isolation and quiet were ideal!
We feel it was an answer to our unspoken prayer that we 'stumbled upon' Laughing Horse and were able to book it. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I can just imagine you having a wonderful time. We're so glad your stay went so well, and we really appreciate your motivating feedback.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
High Sierra Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Chili Pepper Cafe

Bird watching, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, Scenic Drives, Plane Rides, Jeep Tours, Canoeing, Terlingua Chili Cook-Off, Four Wheeling

NO HUNTING or TARGET PRACTICE. NO ATVs except on the roads.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Chilli Cook Off
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular
Nov 4 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Spring season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Spring break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Regular
Apr 30 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Memorial
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular
May 26 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Horses- per horse/night $16 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
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 being able to re-rent that time.

RATES WILL BE GOING UP SOON. BOOK BEFORE JUNE 1, 2014 TO RECEIVE THE CURRENT RATES!!!!!!!!
A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due before 30 days of the stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest House - toilet , Available with rental of optional guest house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Optional Guest House - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The guest house is available for an addtional $45 nightly.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Horse corrals, tack room, and 20 acres fenced with high tension smooth wire fencing for horses. Miles of hiking/riding trails. Full RV hook-up, 30 amp. 3G Cell phone service is available. Land line and broadband WiFi. Call for details.
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