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Janet Eby

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Main House has 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 shower, sleeps 6 to 8, Bunk house sleeps 4

This extremely comfortable three bedroom vacation rental house near Terlingua has excellent views, lots of room inside and out, and easy access to area attractions. The owners have Native American artifacts, an expansive rock collection, and locally inspired art displayed throughout the house.

We also have a bunk house with a queen bed and a bunk bed with two twin beds, bathroom with shower if needed at an extra $50 nightly.

Views include Christmas Mountains, Hen Egg Mountain, numerous rock formations, and many other hills and mountains.

Water and feed is provided for the abundant wildlife. Sit out on the front or back porch and enjoy the fantastic views while watching birds, quail, mule deer, aoudads, lizards, and lots of other wildlife. Enjoy the sights and smells of the desert plant life such as ocotillo, several varieties of flowering cactus, creosote, agave, sotol, yuccas, wildflowers, and native grasses. Take a walk around the property for a closer look at the desert.

At night, turn off the lights and be amazed by the Big Bend night skies. Cook out on the gas grill while enjoying total solitude and privacy. As a guest at a Terlingua Ranch property, you will also have access to hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads across the 200,000 acres of Terlingua Ranch plus the pool at the lodge.

Inside the house, enjoy all modern comforts, including AC/heat, full kitchen, two baths, three comfortable bedrooms, cozy dining area, spacious living room, satellite TV in the living room and master bedroom, wireless internet, and a full sized washer and dryer.

Rancho Mula Oso is an ideal vacation property. Hang out in the comfort of the home. Enjoy the remote property with desert plant, wildlife, and views. You'll never have to leave the property. But, you'll probably want to check out the national park, the state park, the river, the ghost town, or just enjoy a scenic drive. Do as much or as little as you like. Either way, you will want to come back.

Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason.

Keywords: Casita, Casa, Cabin, Home, Retreat, Big Bend, Terlingua, Wildlife, Mountain Views,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Janet Eby

I have been retired for a number of years and wanted a place in the Big Bend since 1971 when I first visited at the age of 18. We purchased the property our home now sets on in 1981 and put up the house in 2007. We spend our time between our main home in Katy, TX, our sons home in San Marcos and out here. I love it out here in the Texas Outback. So peaceful, so calm.

Janet Eby purchased this house in 2007

Why Janet Eby chose Texas

This home site was selected from hundreds of acres and several other possible home sites to take advantage of the marvelous views, abundant wildlife, beautiful desert plants, easy road access, and privacy.

What makes this house unique

This house provides a perfect escape from the stresses of modern life, but is close enough to the highway and Terlingua to avoid being cut off from society.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Beaumont, Texas

Best place to stay at Big Bend!

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Mula Oso has everything! Location, great outdoor sitting areas, well stocked kitchen....the list is endless. We enjoyed the gas grill and being able to cook meals as eating out in the area is limited. The house is very comfortable with all you need for a short or long stay.

As stated the location is great as the house is 15 minutes from Big Bend park and 10 minutes from Terlingua.

The owners make is easy as they email you directions and instructions before your arrival.

We were totally pleased and would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with Rancho Mula exceeded our expectations! The home was beautiful, spacious and filled with paintings, sketches, arrowhead and rock and book collections. The kitchen was well stocked, the living room and bedroom furniture so comfortable. The front and back yards were huge with pretty scenery, rock formations, and all kinds of cactus plants. The parking area was big and accommodated our truck and motorcycle trailer.

We enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets from the front porch and several sitting areas around the front and back yards.

Our dogs loved the property, too!

Before our arrival, we received an email with directions and information.

We were totally pleased and would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend it.

Happy Campers from MS

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Rancho Mula Oso and i highly recommend it if you want a comfortable, spacious place to stay in the Big Bend area. It is conveniently located between the State Park and the National Park. We did some hiking in both. The property is so private and peaceful. The views are breathtaking! The home is very clean, organized and well stocked. The beds were comfortable. It was nice to have our older sons stay in the bunkhouse. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a nice place to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Austin, TX

Great jumping off place to Big Bend National and State Parks

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I've stayed at Rancho Mula Oso. The house and trailer easily accommodated 8 women for a girls getaway. It is clean and comfortable. We watched the sun rise and set and gazed at the multitude of stars at night--all from the spacious front porch. It is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Way to View Big Bend

  • 5 of 5

This is our Third time to stay at Rancho Mula Oso and we enjoyed it as much as we did the first time. The house is very roomy and the bedrooms are all comfortable. We are always traveling in a large group when we visit Big Bend and the house and bunkhouse can accommodate all of us very easily. This trip included 8 girls and there was plenty of room for everyone to get ready for the day's hike or the night on the town in Terlingua.The kitchen is well stocked although we always travel with our favorite pans and knives. We cook all our meals beforehand and bring them frozen so we can pop them in the oven after a long day of hiking. That gives us more time to sit on the huge front porch and enjoy the sunsets with our favorite vino. Of course, we were up to watch the sunrises from the porch as well. Our favorite spot to hang out at the place is in the "star chairs" off the backyard. They are perfect for viewing the clear night sky. We love the big dining room table and the big coffee table for all our game playing at night. You are close to Study Butte for any grocery or gas needs and 20 minutes from the Park Entrance. This house is perfect because you are so close to the park but you get to come back to a nice shower. This is the only place we would consider when we want to explore Big Bend National Park or the State Park. Thanks, Janet and Daryl, for your great hospitality. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the loveliest cabins I have ever stayed in. It is homey, fully equipped and close to Big Bend/ Terlingua. The kitchen is fully stocked for all your cooking needs, the back yard goes is neverending and the beds are comfortable. What more do you need? Oh, our dog was totally welcome and enjoyed the property even more than we did. Highlights included hikes on the property and enjoying a drink on the back porch with spectacular views. I highly recommend and hope to be back one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Chili Pepper Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocotillo Mesa Road Entrance

Near Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, historic Fort Leaton, Rio Grande River, Terlingua, and Lajitas. Great home base for hiking, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, birding, taking scenic drives, or just relaxing.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Chili Cook Off 2016
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Our cancellation policy is 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Additional Bed - Queen size blowup mattress is available
    BunkHouse - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , The Bunkbed is two twins. Additional charges apply.
  • The Main House has a King size bed (1), a Queen size Bed (1), and twin beds (2). The Bunk House has a Double Bed (1) and a bunk bed that consist of (2) twin beds. The Bunk House is a remolded trailer located next to main house. Additional rent required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason.

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