|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.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Fort Davis at Casa Mano Prieto! Tex and Tom were the most gracious hosts of our West Texas vacation, and we plan to stay at their abode again during the Thanksgiving holidays. Only 2 things could be heard during our stay at this wonderful home: the whipping of the West Texas winds and the chirping of the birds. We spent several late afternoons under the side porch enjoying the cool winds with a glass of wine. The folks in Fort Davis were all very friendly, and they made us feel like family. Thank you, Tom and Tex, for a memorable stay at your "home on the range!" We will be back again!
The house was more charming in person. The surrounding mountains and open sky were beautiful and awe inspiring. It was easy to find and felt just like being at home. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay in the Fort Davis area.
We enjoyed our stay here. It was comfortable and clean. We did not do any cooking but the kitchen seemed to be well supplied. Our beds were comfortable and the bathroom adequate. If I had to change anything, it would be to add a half bath. But we knew in advance there was only one bathroom and we four seniors chose to deal with that anyway. If we were going to be staying longer than two nights, we would choose a place with at least 1.5 baths. Yet we were very satisfied with the overall stay. As one of our ventures while staying here was to the star party at McDonald Observatory, we really enjoyed the photographs of stars and galaxies on the walls.
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.
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!
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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.