|Space||1,300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains with long range views of Blue Mountain and Mount Livermore.
The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring, birding, hiking or just watching the jackrabbits, quail and deer. Peace and quiet are the norm. Near by are the McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Views outside all windows display the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting changes the views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. It is a perfect spot to set up your own telescope.
Keywords: Vacation Rental Near Fort Davis, Star Gazing, quiet
The amazing beauty and peacefulness brought Tom and Tex Harrison to this particular spot in West Texas from western North Carolina. They lived in this casa while they built their home and observatory.
Tex Harrison purchased this house in 2006
After their home was finished, they decided to share this beautiful spot with others and opened Casa Mano Prieto in January 2010.
Every day offers different looks of the desert. It is ever changing and always peaceful and beautiful.
Wonderfully peaceful setting.
Great place to sit and ponder.
Great place for morning and evening walks.
Wildlife a plenty!
Very nice accommodations-everything we needed and more.
Have to wrap this up - Venus is sneaking over the hillside and I don't want to miss the show. Thanks for a terrific stay!
This is a lovely place. The only thing that disppointed us was that the owner's house is right on the same property, yards away. While the owners did not intrude on us, we did not have the feeling of retreat and seclusion we were expecting and longing for. None of the photos show their home which is right next to the rental. I felt this was misleading and I am surprised none of the other reviews mentioned this. That said, everything else was just lovely and just as described.
We have stayed in many vacation homes and this was one of the most peaceful, relaxing places we have ever stayed. It is out of town between Marfa and Fort Davis so extremely quiet and open skies for night viewing.
Tex and Tom are great host and you can tell that they want their guest to feel at home. Would definitely stay there again.
Roomy, bright, well equipped home with beautiful artwork. Isolated location would be a drawback to some but an asset to many. "The stars at night are big and bright"
I loved this property! It's remote enough for great stargazing and silent nights, but conveniently close to Marfa, Fort Davis, and Davis Mountains State Park. I would stay again in a heartbeat.
My family and I loved this trip. Nice house and property in the countryside away from city lights and traffic. Great location with easy access to Big Bend and the McDonald Observatory. We hope to go back and spend more time in the area.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
Rental deposits need to be made out to and mailed to Casa Mano Prieto, P O Box 133, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation and directions for getting here.
Cancellations accepted 14 days prior to first night for full refund. Cancellation notice less than 14 days will result in forfeiture of total deposit.