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La Cabaña Escondida...the Perfect, Private Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Our beautiful Davis Mountains surround this cozy cabin, nestled in Limpia Canyon, just minutes from downtown Ft. Davis. The cabin sleeps four in a one bed/one bath, including full size sleeper sofa in living area. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Two covered porches provide the perfect spot for entertaining, bird watching, star gazing, reading and relaxing. Come sit back, relax, enjoy the views, and take a hike!

Property Manager
Jennifer Sproul Whitesell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Jennifer Sproul Whitesell

Welcome to the Sproul Family Ranch, located in the heart of the beautiful Davis Mountains! The original Sproul Ranch was founded in 1886 by Robert Stuart Sproul. Over 125 year later, the ranch is still a working cattle ranch, owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of Sproul descendants.

Jennifer Sproul Whitesell purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Jennifer Sproul Whitesell chose Big Bend

We love Limpia Canyon and want to share a piece of our paradise with you! We built the cabin in 1998 so that people could come experience the serenity and majesty of the Davis Mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

The quiet, peaceful solitude of La Cabaña Escondida will make you love this place as much as we do!


Fort Davis Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower/tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Located just minutes from Fort Davis' shopping and restaurants, Fort Davis National Historic Site, and Davis Mountains State Park. A quick 30 minute drive will take you to McDonald Observatory for a star party or to neighboring cities, Marfa and Alpine.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

La Cabaña Escondida...the Perfect, Private Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Charming, private cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was lovely. My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights and had a fantastic time in the area. The cabin was clean, the bed was comfortable and all the kitchen amenities were provided as advertised. The cabin is located on a piece of property behind a gate, far from any other houses and has great views of the surrounding landscape. Private as it is though, the location is pretty convenient. We went to the McDonald Observatory one night, Marfa for a day and even trekked down to Big Bend for another day. All were doable from this location and this was a great place to come back to after a long day of exploring. Would recommend this place without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best back to nature experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little cabin nestled in the mountains. Saw many wild critters and enjoyed the stream out back. Spent time roasting marshmallows and hot dogs and just sitting on the porch listening to the birds. Will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Very nice cabin, private and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this cabin. It is private and secluded yet near to Ft. Davis and the State Park. Very clean and perfect for a getaway. Very beautiful scenery right out the front door and rear porch!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it!
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Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin! The location was perfect, very easy to find. It was located just outside of town but you feel like you are far away. it was extremely clean and had everything you could possibly need. Jennifer was excellent to work with, answered all questions in a timely fashion. We will definitely stay here again. This is the only place to stay while you are visiting Fort Davis.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for visiting!
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a great remote property. Very simple, but all the comforts you need. Jennifer (Owner) extremely easy to work with. If you have any intentions of visiting the McDonald Observatory or other activities in the Fort Davis area, and you are a couple with 1 or 2 kids forget about other lodging and hotels and rent this gem. Fully equipped kitchen, a much better choice than most restaurants in the area. Unbeleievable views from the cabin. Easy access to lots of activities in the Fort Davis, Marfa or Alpine area. We will definitely rent this property again

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the cabin!
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Absolutely wonderful cabin and area

  • 5 of 5

The description doesn't give this cabin enough credit. Not only is it as nice as it looks, it is wonderfully stocked with everything you need except food - linens, towels, paper goods, flatware, small appliances, etc. What is not mentioned in the description is that the cabin comes with a whole valley with groves of cottonwood trees, beautiful rock formations and abundant wildlife. The cabin and the valley are accessed through a locking gate so even though it feels far from civilization you feel safe. Of course, in reality, you are only about 10 minutes from the village of Fort Davis. I forgot to mention it comes with your own small herd of very sweet cattle. As you can tell, my wife and I love this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Located just minutes from Fort Davis' shopping and restaurants, Fort Davis National Historic Site, and Davis Mountains State Park. A quick 30 minute drive will take you to McDonald Observatory for a star party or to neighboring cities, Marfa and Alpine.


Rates & Availability

Fort Davis Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation policy - cancel 14 days prior to arrival for 100% refund, cancel 7 days prior to arrival for 50% refund.

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