Mamacita's Casita in Ghostown, Terlingua

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Entire guesthouse hosted by LaNetta & Jared

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Mamacita's Casita was recently built on the foundation of an authentic mining rock ruin in the Historic Terlingua Ghostown. Conveniently located between the Big Bend Nat'l Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. Within walking distance of the Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Bar, Espresso Y Poco Mas (Coffee Shop) & the Trading Company with its famous "Porch". HOSTED BY LONG TIME BIG BEND RESIDENTS --- 45+ YEARS!

The space
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*Brewster County Hotel Tax (7%) is not included in ABB total and will be requested separately.

Mamacita's Casita was built for our mothers to have a place of comfort when they visit - while still offering the unique Ghostown experience. If it's good enough for Mom, it should be good enough for anyone - right? It offers a spacious 400 sqft with a private patio, private indoor bathroom with a custom step-in shower (3"), private fire pit area and a kitchenette with a full size fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, dishes, basic cooking necessities and a sink. There is no cook stove inside, but there is a gas grill with a side burner outside for your cooking needs. Keeping in mind that there are several restaurants within walking distance for a cook-free vacation.

The Historic Terlingua Ghostown is the heart of Big Bend and is a short 10 minute drive from Big Bend Nat'l Park's west entrance for hiking, canoeing, exploring, photography, birding; and a 15 minute drive to the Big Bend Ranch State Park for the best scenic drive along the river, more hiking, exploring and miles of mountain bike trails.

Mamacita's Casita is easy to find - with a very short drive off the closest blacktop in the Ghostown (not on the highway). We are on the grid with WiFi, electricity & community water (tap water is fine to drink). If you have a party of more than 2 - please see our other listing "Casa de Amigos". It is next door and a quick walk over.

We have made every effort to comply with the "Dark Sky" initiative and ask that all lights be turned down or turned-off when not in use. The community’s efforts in this manner will keep us one of the darkest skies in the U.S. and provide great stargazing from your patio or the recliner chairs in the fire pit area. Facing East, you'll also have fabulous views of the Chisos Mountains and a greater opportunity for terrific sunrises and sunsets.

We have single kayaks available exclusively for our guests (see pictures). Depending on the time of year and water levels, there are 3 to 4 sections of river that can be paddled half or full day. If you are interested, let us know.

“This is a beautifully crafted, spotlessly clean casita right in the middle of Terlingua ghost town (which was ironically the most hoppin' place my mum and I stayed on a six-day trip to the Big Bend area!). It's an easy walk to the Starlight Theater and several other well-reviewed eating places. But back to this casita! I have been lucky enough to visit 48 countries across all seven continents and these are truly world class accommodations. Just as immaculate as you see in the pictures. The shower is roomy with a nice built-in seat and there are too many lovely touches to name them all: high-quality bedding, plush towels, blankets to cuddle up in around the fire pit. And the star of the show in our opinion: zero gravity chairs to lay back and bask in the glory of the night sky in perfect comfort.”
Layne - February 2021

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Step-free entrance to the room
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance

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Where you’ll be

Terlingua, Texas, United States

The Casita is located in the Historic Terlingua Ghostown. Our little covey of homes is lovingly called “Barnesville” by the locals. As my father, "Barnes", was one of the first to make the Ghostown his home in the early 70s. We are very close to restaurants, entertainment, gift shops and art galleries, yet far enough away to provide a private space. Perfect for the couple looking for a private getaway - while still close to everything the Big Bend has to offer....!

Hosted by LaNetta & Jared

Joined in August 2019
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I was raised in Big Bend and have lived in Terlingua, TX most of my adult life. My heart has always been in the Big Bend. My husband works as a river guide and has many river miles under his belt. Between us - we can help you plan a great stay in Big Bend!
I was raised in Big Bend and have lived in Terlingua, TX most of my adult life. My heart has always been in the Big Bend. My husband works as a river guide and has many river miles…

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  • Patrick

During your stay

Until current circumstances change, we plan to give our guests a wide berth. Check-in is super easy, no contact required. But we may pop-by for a quick visit to make sure you have everything you need (from a distance). Send us a message if you have a question or maintenance issue - we are not too far away. We do ask that our guests respect the privacy of neighboring residents. In time - we will return to our usual greeting and sharing of 45+ years of living in the Big Bend.
Until current circumstances change, we plan to give our guests a wide berth. Check-in is super easy, no contact required. But we may pop-by for a quick visit to make sure you hav…

LaNetta & Jared is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

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