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

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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

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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:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

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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.

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.

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.

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

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
855-224-4236
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, 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
855-224-4236
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, 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.
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
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: VRBO, from 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
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, 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
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, 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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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390574vb
855-224-4236
Lajitas Big Bend
2

THE VIEWS

  • 2 of 5
we spent a four day week-end here-house is clean and very comfortable-views are out of this world and the night sky was awesome(we saw shooting stars)-its the place to really leave your cares behind------but what is so great about this property is also what can be bad--disclousure i received after renting states that rain can make the drive impassable--any running water will recede quickly once rain stops and the drive is usually completely dry within 12 hours--it rained but no running water, gully was dry but i got stuck on clay hill(thank God for on-star as no cell reception)--because of remote area tow was expensive and he almost got stuck pulling us out-he said would take 3or4 days to dry--it did-we had to park at road and walk the 1/2 mi drive in the mud for 3 days and then get 4 wheel dr(i drive large suv with 2 wheel dr) to bring our luggaage down to car--locals advised that they all have 4 wheel drive, or atv for times like these--maybe that would be some thing the owners should think about
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your frank report about our road. During the 15 years we lived at Laughing Horse, we used to pray for this kind of rain. Usually our prayers seemed to go unanswered. While very rare, this type of rain event does occur, and in its current state, sections of the road can become impassable. In this case, the remnants of a tropical storm were to blame. We are actively pursuing solutions that will make the road better able to withstand this kind of rare event. In the desert, it could be a while before we see this much rain again. However, any guest that runs into a problem with access should contact the property managers for help. Because the area is very remote, traditional services like Triple A, or road side assistance may be very expensive or not available. Our property managers are available to help you with any challenge you face during your stay. They are close by and ready to come to your aid.
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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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Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
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
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 4 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,020
 
 
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
$169
$1,020
 
 
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
$1,020
 
 
Spring break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
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
$169
$1,020
 
 
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 $90.00 + Tax
Horses- per horse/night $16.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due before 30 days of the stay.
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!!!!!!!!
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Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • 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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