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The Ranchito: Beautiful Views Close to Town.

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6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Just past Alpine city limits, with quiet and great views close to town. This is an Adobe house built in the 1950’s with natural earthen floors made of clay brick. The back yard backs up to an undeveloped ranch, providing privacy and open spaces- with plenty of deer, fox, javelina, and bird of prey passing through. The Milky Way can be observed from this location. The Ranchito is a quick 25 minute drive from Marfa. Alpine is a great spot to access all points of the Big Bend.

The space
There is a front porch as well as a screened in back porch. Relax and enjoy a beautiful view of twin peaks and surrounding mountains from the front porch, or enjoy the shade of our tiny orchard in the backyard, adjacent to wild ranch lands where deer, javelina, fox, and other wildlife roam freely.
The Ranchito is an Adobe house built in 1950, with waxed clay brick floors.
All bedrooms have doors which open to the outdoors.
The larger bedroom has a king bed, also has an adjoining room with a day bed.
The laundry room has a washer and dryer.
The kitchen is large with lots of natural light, with a 5 burner gas stove, oven, and mini oven.
The living room is large with shelves full of books, cabinets full of toys and games, and plenty of comfortable seating.
For a short while the Ranchito served as a massage studio with one private room and bathroom for Airbnb guests. (Some of our reviews reflect this) Now, the house is rented as one complete and private space.
It is a 5min easy drive or a ten minute bike ride to downtown Alpine. Visitors can enjoy access to all the sites without dealing with traffic and intense train noise. The house is located just beyond the southwest edge of Alpine, and a quick and beautiful 25 min drive to Marfa.

Other things to note
For those guests who love to hike and explore unchartered territory- ask to be put in touch with our friend and long time hiking and repelling guide. Pam has permission to access private lands around Alpine for hikes to springs, canyons, and beautiful summits like Mitre Peak. For those with a little more advanced notice, repelling and rock climbing excursions are available.
Big Bend is a very large area that requires many days, years, lifetimes to explore! Choosing to make your base in Alpine offers the advantage of being in the center of the entire Big Bend region, and able to access all locations such as the McDonald observatory, Marfa, the Davis mountains, Marathon, and Big Bend National and State parks!
Alpine is also a fun and quaint town, with lots of great events, music, art galleries, coffee shops, bars and restaurants- not to mention the amazing views!
Just past Alpine city limits, with quiet and great views close to town. This is an Adobe house built in the 1950’s with natural earthen floors made of clay brick. The back yard backs up to an undeveloped ranch, providing privacy and open spaces- with plenty of deer, fox, javelina, and bird of prey passing through. The Milky Way can be observed from this location. The Ranchito is a quick 25 minute drive from Marfa… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

Amenities

High chair
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher

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Alpine, Texas, United States

Mountain View road is a dead end drive, surrounded by wild ranchlands on the outskirts of Alpine proper. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. You will be amazed at how dark the sky is for star gazing! If you are looking for comfortable accommodations, in a down to earth and authentic West Texas setting this place is for you! If you are accustomed to and require the feeling of a upscale gated community this place may not be what you are looking for.
Mountain View road is a dead end drive, surrounded by wild ranchlands on the outskirts of Alpine proper. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. You will be amazed at how dark the sky is for star gazing! If you…

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Joined in May 2015
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During your stay
We sometimes live in another home on the property and are happy to include you in our busy lives, sit for a chat or share some music- though we like to allow guests to choose the amount of interaction that fits for you.
There is a lot to see and do in Big Bend. As long time locals, we are happy to share a bit of what we know about the area. Just ask about hikes, river trips, hot springs, restaurants- or whatever interests you.
We sometimes live in another home on the property and are happy to include you in our busy lives, sit for a chat or share some music- though we like to allow guests to choose the a…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
Cancellation policy