TWIN SISTERS RETREAT - CENTRAL TO THE BIG BEND AREA

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Tate Altgelt

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TWIN SISTERS RETREAT - CENTRAL TO THE BIG BEND AREA

Alpine Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful Davis Mountains Views From This Three Bedroom Ranch-style Home

This spacious three bedroom, two bathroom house at the edge of Alpine is a perfect place for gathering with friends, spreading out with family, or finding solitude! The dwelling includes one room with a queen-size bed and private bathroom. The other bedrooms share the second bathroom. With a full-sized bed in one and two twin beds in the other, the floor plan is conducive to a variety of sleeping arrangements.

Wood floors and Western-decor welcome travelers to the house, but the highlight is truly the breath-taking West Texas vistas. With a climate that is generally lovely, guests may be hard-pressed to decide whether the landscape is best enjoyed through one of the many living area windows, from the front porch, or on the back patio. At night, the star-gazing is stunning, especially toward the southern sky.

The large, fully-stocked kitchen and outdoor gas-grill enable visitors to prepare home-cooked meals between trips to the many outstanding local restaurants. On Saturday mornings most of the year, a discerning chef can even find local produce at the Farmer's Market on Murphy Street. The dining room table can accommodate a romantic dinner for two or be expanded to seat eight or more people.

Whether a vacation in the Big Bend Region includes relaxation in comfortable surroundings, exploring small-town shops and restaurants, or excursions to remote West Texas locations, the Twin Sisters Retreat is flexible enough to meet most visitor's needs.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Tate Altgelt

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Tate and Tallie: Both of us are native Texans and have lived in and around Alpine for the past 25 years. We enjoy outdoor activities and jeep-touring, past-times abundant in the Alpine area. Tate is a rancher and saddle-maker and Tallie is a local school teacher.

Tate Altgelt purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

We love Alpine for the friendly people and relaxed atmosphere. This particular property is special for its proximity to town, but it is situated in an open pasture with a terrific view of the surrounding mountains. We enjoy staying in rentals like the Twin Sisters Retreat when we travel, therefore we tried to set up the ranch-style house so guests will feel at home.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Twin Sisters Retreat - Central to the Big Bend Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Twin Sisters Retreat - Central to the Big Bend Area
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Alpine Big Bend
5

Our Big Bend Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
The home was exactly as described and is located in a peaceful area of Alpine. It is very spacious and clean with everything furnished imaginable. The owner was helpful and answered all of our questions. I would recommend this property to others. We visited the Railroad Blues bar to watch ESPN NCAA sports, we visited Big Bend several times and the drive is kind of far if your main trips will be Big Bend. We ate at Gussi-up a few times and the pizza was really great. Magoos has awesome breakfast. - There is a gun range next to the property so be prepared to hear some "bangs" while you are sitting on the porch. It isn't bad - just be aware you don't need to fire back and you are not under attack : ) - The neighbors are very quiet but were incredibly nice and helpful when they came over to introduce themselves. They gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to do. It was one of the best vacations we have had in a while.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Twin Sisters Retreat - Central to the Big Bend Area
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Alpine Big Bend
5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We went out with a small group of friends (about 6) and had a great time. The house fit us all comfortably. Alpine was great and it was close to Marfs where we spent New Years, highly recommended.
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Twin Sisters Retreat - Central to the Big Bend Area
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Alpine Big Bend
Oslo, Norway
5

Fantastic Alpine Chateau!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This warm, inviting 3 bedroom 2 bath rental was a perfect place to spend the holidays with friends and family as well as being situated in a perfect location to see the sights in the area and relax and enjoy the wonderful views surrounding the property. We had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible, and the owners were so welcoming and did everything possible to make us feel at home. The house is fully equipped with all amenities needed to ensure a home away from home atmosphere, with the utmost attention to cleanliness as well as being tastefully decorated. There was plenty of room for everyone to gather together and enjoy a family meal, watch TV, just visit and the house has enough space for the guests to retreat to their rooms and have some quiet time reading or catching up in cyberspace. It's a great place to watch sunrises/sunsets or for incredible stargazing views. I would highly recommend this house to others who wish to stay in the Alpine/Big Bend area, it's a great place for a romantic getaway or a family adventure.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alpine Big Bend
New Orleans, LA
5

Get up early, make a great cup of coffee, watch a spectacular sunrise!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Warm, clean, very comfortable new3 bedroom home ideally located near several destinations: Marfa, Big Bend National Park, Ft. Davis. Fully equipped kitchen (even a blender!) made family meals a joy to prepare in the ample kitchen. The space was ideal for families with a great space including dining area, living room and kitchen with private bedrooms off the main rooms. Both front and back porch sitting areas provide 360 degree views of surrounding area. Sunrise and sunsets were incredible with big skies and surrounding mountains. Shades of purple, pink, orange and silver provided vistas worthy of a scene from "Giant." The owners were hospitable without being intrusive, providing plenty of opportunity for rest and relaxation. You won't be disappointed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Alpine Big Bend
Northridge, CA
5

Wonderful, comfortable experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This comfortable, spacious home in a secluded location was the perfect solution to our housing while in the Alpine, Big Bend area. The house is centrally located to all destinations in the area far and close (such as downtown and grocery stores).
The beds were so comfortable; the fully furnished kitchen allowed us to fill in when we were beginning our day or returning after a day of adventure. While we never turned on the TV, we enjoyed the internet access. A washer and dryer were an appreciated amenity.
If you are looking for comfort, space, quiet, private housing with wonderful views of sunset and sunrise on the adjacent mountains, then you will be glad you stayed in this light filled, home-away-from-home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
165 Miles
Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Railroad Blues
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Alpine Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cowboy Grill
Car: necessary

Twin Sisters Retreat is the perfect location for accessing the treasure-trove of activities available in the Big Bend Region. Everyday pursuits such as sightseeing, shopping and sampling West Texas cuisine can fill a memorable vacation. Alpine also offers unique events like Gallery Night and ArtWalk, BalloonFest, The Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Trapping of Texas Show, The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo and the NIRA College Rodeo.

Short drives in any direction bring visitors to even more adventures. To the south, travelers can explore Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, with stops in Lajitas and the Terlingua Ghost-town, as well. Marathon, Alpine's charming neighbor to the east, boasts a lovely boardwalk. To the north, Fort Davis is home to McDonald Observatory and the Fort Davis National Historic Site. A little farther up the road is Balmorhea State Park with the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool. West of Alpine is Marfa, Texas, home of the Marfa Mystery Lights and an artist's oasis with a collection of contemporary art attractions and galleries.

Twin Sisters Retreat is centrally located to these activities and many more, in addition to world-famous dining for myriad tastes and budgets. Whether looking for quiet solitude or a gathering place with friends, this location has it all.

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Availability & Rates

Alpine Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
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$160
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
$860
$1,850
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes A fee equal to 15% of the reservation cost will be charged against deposit for cancellations within 30 days of arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alpine Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hot air ballooning
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