Ruidosa Ghost Town Inn

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Entire home hosted by Charlie

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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My place is appx. 60 miles south of Marfa near the Rio Grande, with views of the Chinati and Sierra Madre mountains. There is no physical address, GPS will get you lost, print directions listed and arrive before dark. The church next door is being restored, we are part of this effort, READ NEIGHBORHOOD DESCRIPTION.
You’ll love my place because of it's remoteness. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), and special events.
SWIMMING POOL is filled 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
3 queen beds

What this place offers

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

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Where you’ll be

Marfa, Texas, United States

Next door is the historic El Corazon Sagrado de la Iglesia de Jesus, a 100+ year old adobe church. It is currently under restoration, a several year project, and we have donated electric and water usage, plus some temporary housing for architects, engineers and volunteers. The volunteers will at times be in a separate building from this rental, the Padres' casa, in the yard behind the rental. They will be respectful of any rental guests, please allow them to conduct their work and they will in turn be mindful of your presence. Some scaffolding has been erected for the church along the boundary wall and the sounds of power tools, etc. may occur during business hours. You can contribute to this restoration effort by visiting ruidosachurch.org We are a 501(c)3, any support you provide is tax-deductible. Please help us to restore this historic structure and pardon our dust!

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

  1. Joined in April 2012
  • 168 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

Co-hosts

  • Sian
  • Laura

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…

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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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