Fully furnished 900 square foot home with two bedrooms with en suite baths (with soap, shampoo and linens) provide privacy for couples traveling together. Sleeps 4 comfortably; no children under 16. The property is "unplugged" - no TV, no Wi-Fi, no DVD player; cell reception is excellent. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area includes washer/dryer; kitchen is fully furnished and ready for cooking your own food. Coffee and tea is provided. Also, popcorn, instant oatmeal, and grits are pantry staples just in case you arrive late without groceries. Microwave, toaster, blender, small food processor, an electric skillet, and a crock pot extend your cooking options. Bring your own charcoal for the small Weber BBQ (4 steaks or 6 hamburgers at a time). Wrap-around porch offers different areas to sit and enjoy the wild beauty of the area. Sit on the back porch to watch the moon rise.
The two en suite bedrooms have a full-size bed, to sleep 4. Either the queen-size inflatable mattress OR the 2 single-size fold-out futons provides sleeping for another 2 people, for a total of 6. (I have slept on these futons and they are quite comfortable).
Again, there is no TV or WiFi or DVD player; cell reception is excellent.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY OF WATER WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU GO! Hat and sunscreen are also a good idea. The weather can change quickly in the Chihuahuan Desert.
The house is about an hour's drive north of Big Bend National Park, making Red House a perfect base for exploring the Park and all it has to offer.
Alpine is 32 miles to the west, and is the largest town in Brewster County - the historic Holland Hotel, shopping and restaurants and grocery stores, and very walkable. Continuing west on Highway 90 is Marfa. The Marfa Lights viewing station is on the south side of Highway 90, before you reach Marfa. Marfa, too, is very walkable and has shops and restaurants, as well as the historic Paisano Hotel. Continuing west on Highway 90 is Valentine (take a selfie in front of the post office) and just beyond Valentine is iconic Prada Marfa (take a lock to hang on the fence behind the installation), on the south side of the road. Return to Marfa and follow the sign to the Scenic Loop, which will take you to Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory - see the Observatory's website and book a Star Party if you can!
Take the time to research the area on the Internet and see where you would like to explore in person.