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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres

Janet Eby

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Janet Eby

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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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

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

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
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Pearland (Houston area), TX
5

Laughing Horse is one of our favorites.

  • 5 of 5

Our group - 4 couples has been traveling together for about 15 years now. We are all in our 60s, are all experienced travelers and all professionals. We started late looking for a place to stay for this year's trip to Big Bend and got very lucky here. We wanted/needed a place that would sleep 8 in comfort Note, we also rented the guest house. Two more would have been a little crowded, but would have been doable. Price was very affordable. We needed to be close to Big Bend National Park & have room to eat and to hang out as a group. Everything was very clean and neat. The kitchen worked for us. We cooked evening and morning meals for the group with no problems. The patio had plenty of seating for our group. We did not use the grill, but it looked capable.

The night sky was incredible (this is one of the darkest places in North America for observing the night sky). Views of meteors & The Milky Way were fantastic. Lots of cacti on the hillsides all around the property.

The manager answered all inquiries in a timely and pleasant manner - Thank you.

We plan on doing this VRBO again. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our managers particularly like this review, because it reflects favorably on their hard work to keep things clean and ship shape. As the owners, we always get a kick out of such nice comments. As it happens, we are staying at Laughing Horse for a few days to catch some of those things that only someone staying here would catch. None the less, we always appreciate suggestions in addition to such wonderful reports.
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet. Enjoyed hiking around. Very nice place to stay. Three bedrooms were perfect. Kitchen was nicely stocked. Clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lewisville, TX
5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Laughing Horse Retreat is a fantastic find! The place was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with very nice dishes and cookware. This was the perfect place to stay after hiking at Big Bend National Park and taking in the sights along 170. It was so relaxing to come back each day make a great meal and relax watching Netflix. Will recommend to anyone (and have) and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Laughing Horse Retreat was a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Laughing Horse Retreat. The place was clean and equipped with the things we needed (bath and kitchen). Glad we brought our own knives tho as very few VRBOs have chef quality kitchen supplies! Netflix was a great. Close to many things - the night sky was spectacular at the house - very comfortable for two adults and a 13 yo boy. We plan on going back and hope to stay at Laughing Horse Retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Clean, comfortable and close enough to both BBNP and BBRSP to check out some of both!

  • 5 of 5

This place is very clean and well maintained. My sister and I stayed for four nights and we were very happy to have rented this place. The full kitchen was great, full size refrigerator, stove, oven and new pots and pans. It's important to me that i be able to prepare my own meals and this was a great place to do that. Having Netflix is a plus, on our last day it was close to freezing with drizzle and winds of 15/20 mph. We took a couple of drives, but, most of the day we were housebound. LHR was a very comfortable place to spend a harsh day!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I remember those kinds of days. Good time to settle in with a cup of hot chocolate. Glad to hear that adding Netflix was a good move. Thanks for the good report on how the place is being kept up. We'll be staying there ourselves in a few weeks.
Corpus Christi, TX
5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th trip to Terlingua/Big Bend. This was easily the nicest place I have stayed in the area. The accommodations are nice and clean, the price is affordable, and the owners are pet friendly. I will stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Regular
May 1 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
 
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Regular
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Chilli Cook Off
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 

Additional information about rental rates

Horses- per horse/night $16 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90 + 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

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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