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Ruidosa Ghost Town Inn

Entire house hosted by Charlie
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Charlie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
My place is appx. 60 miles south of Marfa near the Rio Grande, with great views of the Chinati and Sierra Madre mountains. There is no physical address, GPS will get you lost due to so many old ranch roads and locked gates, print the directions I have listed and arrive before dark.
You’ll love my place because of the location, in the Ruidosa Ghost Town. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), and special events.
SWIMMING POOL is not filled until first week of May, drained Nov. 1st

The space
This is an historic building and property, adjacent to the old adobe catholic church. Being in the middle of the desert insects are the dominant species,
we have pest control come out regularly but learning to co-exist with them is helpful. Also be aware - IMPORTANT for those with pets and small children, many species of snakes live here, including rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles, appearing especially at and after sunset. Other creatures of note are javelina and coyote, both are known to attack dogs and cats.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
3 queen beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.69 out of 5 stars from 81 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Marfa, Texas, United States

12 miles down the highway is the village of Candelaria, good for photo ops;
please be respectful of the residents, Sergio Pena and his son Rene sell firewood if you need some, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (no area code if dialing from house phone). Sergio's wife Dominga also sells delicious tamales.
The hill directly behind the house has the historic Ruidosa cemetery, it is a steep gravelly climb so be careful, also PLEASE do not walk on graves or disturb/take anything from here.

Hosted by Charlie

Joined in April 2012
  • 140 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Co-hosts
  • Laura
  • Carroll
During your stay
I work as a guide in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park,
this keeps me very busy working in areas with NO CELL PHONE service, it is important that you make arrangements for key, etc. several days in advance. PLEASE read the information for property thoroughly, I am unable to get to email and voicemail for long periods of time due to my occupation, almost all questions people ask me are already answered in the listing info. I am rarely available to meet you on arrival; if you are a guest that needs constant contact with host then this is not where you should stay during your visit, on the flip side it is a serene, remote space.
There is NO CELL PHONE service at the house, do not rely on cell phones to quickly fix problems as they can in cities. Due to high winds and this being a rural area, power and phone lines can be disrupted. They generally are restored within a couple of hours. Water in house is potable but please conserve, this is a water-scarce environment.
I work as a guide in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park,
this keeps me very busy working in areas with NO CELL PHONE service, it is important that you make a…
Charlie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100
Cancellation policy

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