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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

About the property

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

Property Manager
Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 Texas

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.

Amenities

Terlingua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
4

Great place to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. We stayed in April with our four teenage children. The property is very private with only one road nearby. It was very quiet. It was clean and very comfortable. There are three private bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen is fully equipped. So many people heeded the advice to shop before arriving that many items are already stocked. I think there are at least three bags of sugar.

The views of the dessert are fantastic. Terlingua/Study Butte are a short drive away. Big bend is just a half hour drive away. Hiking, horseback riding and canoeing are all nearby.

If you are looking to get away from the chaos in life, I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Very clean and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property had lots to explore and the blooming cactus were beautiful! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA
5

Wonderful place and location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Laughing Horse Retreat. It was everything described and more. We were there during the Lyriad meteor shower and got to see quite a show. We enjoyed the location. Close enough to the main highway for convenience, but far enough away to not be disturbed.

We had a great time birding in Big Bend Park, Lajitas and Davis mountains State Park. The area is like no where else we've been and it is beautiful.

We will be back to stay at the Laughing Horse Retreat.

David

Shreveport

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 5 guys riding our motorcycles through the park. Nice and peaceful. Couldn't believe the stars at night. The house is clean and had everything we needed. We only had to stop at the Cottonwood grocery store 10 minutes south on 118 to buy food and drinks. I would definitely recommend the Laughing Horse for a family or small group.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't miss one sunrise or sunset. We laid out on the back porch watching as the earth moved to show us one spectacular constellation after another. The first day we spent just walking and climbing all around the ranch. There is so much to see!

Big Bend is so close and amazing! You need to plan several days for it alone!

The home is modest and very well kept. Everything we needed was there. We were able to wash clothes prior to the return home!

We will be going back to the area and this is where we want to stay when we do!

We went with two other couples and brought our dogs.

If you want a getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the day to day suburbs or city, I do t know that there could be a place more perfect.

When you go, do yourself a favor and read through some entries in the guest book. You will see how we have all been in awe of the beauty.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Big Bend Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Laughing Horse Retreat fulfilled all our expectations. The house was well maintained. All supplies for food preparation were available to us, even down to the gas grill having 2 filled tanks. The location to all our planned activities was convenient. Our communications with Mrs. Eby were informative. I do recommend arriving in day light as it is very hard to see the entrance when the sun goes down

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

Terlingua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
July 4 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,259
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Christmas 2017 & NY 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,259
 
 
Regular 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Race 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Regular 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Bike Fest 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Regular 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,319
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Regular 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Regular 2018
May 29 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Regular 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Christmas 18 NY 19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,319
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + 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 Processing 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 are subject to change until payment has been received.

When there is more than 6 people, the guest house must be rented also. The fee is $50 per night. There is also a cleaning fee of $50.

Want to bring some horses. The cost is $16 per night per horse. There is also an additional cleaning fee of $35.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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