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Janet Eby

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres

32 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Texas House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Laughing Horse Retreat: 3bdr Home W/ Horse Corral on 217acres
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
Houston
5

Definite 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Horse Retreat was more than we expected! The accommodations were excellent; everything we could possibly need was available. The retreat was clean, comfortable and very well stocked. Although we had a great time at Big Bend -hiking and exploring - we had just as much fun and relaxation on the Laughing Horse property. The view from the back patio was breathtaking. We are already planning and looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wimberley, TX
5

Laughing horse is the best

  • 5 of 5

Great location, horse corrals, well water (in the desert), proximity to Study Butte and the parks yet seclusion from everyone else, great people managing the place (Janet and Daryl), what more could you want?! We keep coming back....

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pearland, Texas
5

Wonderful Escape and Great location for Big Bend!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best "stocked" rental we have ever stayed at! Everything we needed was there, soap, paper towels, laundry, huge selection of shelf stable spices and such. More towels than we could ever use, which is a nice change from most places that leave only a few. The property was very clean and well maintained. We spent most of our time in BBNP. We took a quick trip in Terlingua as well to the local bar/shop. The boys (7 & 10) greatly enjoyed exploring the property and after dark, they loved watching netflix. The only thing I would change is to make lighter or matches for BBQ grill easier to find. We couldn't get the starter to work and never did find any. We had a good laugh and sandwiches, but that was the one thing we forgot to pack! Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality! We hope to be back and would love to stay at your lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, TX
5

Perfect first trip to Big Bend National Park

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Big Bend National Park although we have lived in Texas for more than a dozen years. Our daughter from New York joined us for some hiking and sight seeing. The location of Laughing Horse Retreat to the park couldn't have been better. The property surrounding the retreat was beautiful and the house was comfortable and came with everything we could think of needing. We were treated to a blanket of snow our first night at the retreat and park, but the roads were passable in no time. Janet called to check-in with us to make sure we arrived safely and that we were warm and comfortable at the house. The views and landscape were beautiful, and the birds and wildlife were an added treat to our visit. We can't say enough about the star gazing either! Our last night was completely cloud-free and the stars were breathtaking! We can't wait to plan another trip to the Big Bend area and Laughing Horse Retreat is absolutely on our list of where to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Out Stay at Laughing Horse Retreat !!

  • 5 of 5

When we found this location online we knew we were in for a treat !! But NOTHING could have prepared us for what we would found !! The views, the wildlife, the location- ALL of it was outstanding!! We are already talking about our next visit and can't wait !! Anyone who goes here will be more than happy with everything - from the location to the views and then to top it off - Big Bend National Park !! Thank You to Daryl and Janet for making this all fall into place without a Flaw !! See you Both Soon !!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Time away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the retreat so much, that we only went to Big Bend a couple of times. The rest of the time we enjoyed just walking around the trails and climbing the hills around Laughing Horse. We will need to return, so we can also spend more time at Big Bend. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Regular
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Chilli Cook Off
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Regular
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,259
 
 
Regular
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,259
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Spring season
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Spring break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,259
 
 
Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Horses- per horse/night $16 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy: 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.

RATES WILL BE GOING UP SOON. BOOK BEFORE JUNE 1, 2014 TO RECEIVE THE CURRENT RATES!!!!!!!!

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Amenities

Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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