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Stormie McEntire

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Luxury Hunting Cabin 'on The Rocks'

14 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Big Bend House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath And A Loft With Mountain Views

'On the Rocks', our mountain getaway, is located just southeast of Fort Davis on top of a scenic bluff overlooking beautiful Muzquiz Canyon and Mitre Peak of the Davis Mountains. There are porches on all four sides of the house, each with its own view of West Texas. We are less than 10 minutes from the history of Fort Davis, 25 minutes from the art galleries of Marfa, and 20 minutes from Alpine, making it easy to explore what makes each town unique.The master bedroom has a king bed with its own fireplace and bathroom. One guestroom has a king bed and the other a queen, each with their own bathroom. There is also a loft with two twin beds with access from the west bedroom.

Hardwood floors, cedar ceiling and non-mortared rock construction with a basement dug into the side of the bluff on which the house sits, make for a very comfortable stay throughout the year. Central a/c and heat were added early 2012, along with all new stainless appliances.

The house offers two fireplaces, both gas ignited, along with full amenities. Trophies of magnificent elk, audad sheep and deer adorn the walls. 360 views, porches at every bedroom.

If arriving late, please notify us by phone or email prior to arrival date since gate to property is locked after 10:00 pm.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Stormie McEntire (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Stormie McEntire

The house was built by my father, Dr. Royce Read, in the mid 1980's as a second home away from Lufkin, Texas. He gifted it to me in 2012 and my husband and I have been updating it since. John and I live in San Antonio, Texas with our 2 children, Cuate and Ada. It is our hope that others can enjoy our west Texas hideaway as much as we do.

Stormie McEntire purchased this house in 1983

Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

Luxury Hunting Cabin 'on The Rocks'
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property is really great. Great views of west Texas. Close to Fort Davis (10min) but you definitely feel secluded. The house is a perfect blend of vintage Texas cabin vibe but with all the modern conveniences like AC and nice beds and furniture. The kitchen has everything you need as well.

Definitely recommend this property.

Will do it again soon.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families loved the house and property. Sunrise over the mountains was spectacular. Having 2 king beds was excellent for two families. Great location. Loved all the wildlife, especially the Javelinas! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great time on the Rocks

  • 4 of 5

This place was pretty awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful mountain views

  • 5 of 5

We have already begun to recommend this place to our friends. Our family had a lovely time, mostly relaxing on the great porch and searching for aoudads in the distant mountains. The house was equipped with everything we needed and the details of the interiors were quite charming - the hunters in our family were very impressed. For hikers and history buffs, we recommend visits to Fort Davis and the Chihuahuan Desert Institute. For astronomy lovers, attend a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory, only half an hour away. If you're traveling in the summer and need to cool off, we recommend Balmorhea Springs, also half an hour away. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOVE LOVE, West Texas LOVE

  • 5 of 5

The owners and property managers of this beautiful mountain home were spot-on! We were thrilled with our comfortable and beautiful accommodations. The views, the comfortable beds, the monogrammed towels. No detail goes unnoticed at this stunning spot.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay here again. We vacationed with our four teenagers. The location is wonderful - minutes from Ft. Davis. Drives to Marfa and Big Bend are reasonable. The house has a happy feel and there is plenty of room for a large family. The dining table seats 8! The kitchen & laundry are fully equipped. Bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. Our teens loved the loft area - but it wouldn't work for young children or older adults due to a steep ladder to the room. One thing to note - the road into the house would be difficult in a vehicle with low clearance. A 4-wheel drive would be best in rainy weather. And there is no wifi. That said, we had a lovely time cooking, sharing meals and playing Scrabble in this beautiful house! And the views were divine!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Alpine, Marfa
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ft. Davis, Alpine, Marfa
Car: recommended

In the vicinity is Davis Mountain State Park, Big Bend National Park, and Balmoreah State Park lending access to most of what West Texas has to offer.

CAUTION: Due to drought there is a burn ban in effect, so please no open fires.

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Amenities

Big Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    West Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    East Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • West Bedroom - 1 king
    Master - 1 king
    East Bedroom - 1 queen , Rollaway available
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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