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Rick's Adobe / Cabin Rental / Terlingua Ranch Lodging in Terlingua

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stays between: 4/30/14 & 5/21/14

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Great location to explore the back country. Bring your tent or use our cabin. Your choice.

  • $299 $209/week (30% off)

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vacation rental description

One room, handmade adobe is located approx. 13 miles north of the Terlingua ghost town and 2 miles south of Aqua Frio Mountain. Step back in time. Fantastic views and very secluded. Good base for exploring the back country. Unwind, watch the sunset, hike, bike, write a book or bring your guitar,  play around the fire. Or bring your telescope and check out the stars. Life is good! 

 Need something in the Hill Country? Check out our cabin in Comfort, Texas. Close to wineries. Only $99 per night. Vacation Rental ID. 82331

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Rick Martin 1-830-990-4433

cabin rental amenities

Adobe lodging in primitive off-grid setting.

3 twin size bed and 1 cot. Posturepedic matresses. Bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. No linen furnished.

Propane cook stove(fuel furnished), wood stove(wood not furnished), kerosene lamps(fuel furnished) and out door grill. Pots and pans (furnished).

Please conserve cistern(rain barrel)water for washing.
Bring towels and drinking water.

Facilities: Outhouse(toilet paper furnished).

Cell Phone service on top of hill behind Adobe.

Take only pictures, leave only foot prints and your troubles. All trash must be packed out!!!!!! If you pack it in, Pack it out!!!!!!!

Adobe is self maintained. Please leave the adobe better than you found it. Next guest will thank you and most guest take very good care. If the cabin has not been rented for a while you may find it dusty and in need of cleaning. 

Four wheel drive or a min. high clearance vehicle recommended like a SUV or Pickup.

Always use caution when traveling in the desert. Carry plenty of water, good spare tire and check weather reports.  Please plan ahead. Have a great time and Thank you.

activities and attractions in Terlingua Texas

Hiking, motorcycling, biking, back road trips, wildlife viewing, star gazing and on and on.

All vehicles including ATVs and motorcycles must stay on graded roads. No off-road trips.

No hunting.

vacation rental rates

$199 per week, 4 persons Max occupancy. Paid guest only. 60 day cancellation policy. No refunds.

Check In: 3:00 PM.; Check Out: 12:00 Noon.

48 hr.  advance reservation required.

We accept Visa & MasterCard.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Tenants will be responsible for replacing missing or damaged items.
The renter hereby assumes full responsibility for any and all
injuries, no hunting.

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Rick's Adobe

Review submitted: July 7, 2011   Date of arrival: June 27, 2011

The adobe was exactly as described. Simple but secluded, and a great get-away if you want to "unplug" for a few days. The cell reception on the hill behind the adobe worked for my Sprint network Blackberry, but not for the Verizon and AT&T network devices that we had with us, and not for an older Sprint network phone.

Our only negative experience was in trying to find the adobe in the first place. The map is a bit ambiguous, and many of the roads are not marked in any way. It took about an hour and a half, and much trial and error, to find the Adobe once we left paved roads. The access roads are also very sketchy in parts. You should definitely bring a high-profile vehicle, probably four-wheel drive to access the adobe.

The surroundings were beautiful, and we didn't see another human being within site of the adobe the entire time we were there. We had a great time, and I would recommend the adobe to anyone who's looking for an off-the grid escape.

Recommended for: adventure seekers

Owners response: Billy,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the roads. We like the remoteness ourselves. I have since built 3 other Eco friendly cabins. Check our other rental in Comfort Texas: Vacation Rental ID. 82331, Comfort Cabin Rental.

Still secluded but a lot easier to get to and close to wineries.

Thanks, Rick.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


adobe with a view

Review submitted: January 19, 2011   Date of arrival: January 7, 2011

The setting was exceptional ! Beautiful views and completely private and off the grid . The description was accurate . I was well prepared but pleased to find extra firewood and decent cast iron cookware .
It does not appear to have been much upkeep to the property . I cleaned for two days , Removed dead mice and there was mouse feces everywhere including the bedding . I would recommend the property next week as it should still be clean .
I would rent it again if I knew I would not spend two of my seven days cleaning .
Terilingua is just 13 miles down the dirt road has everything . The Cottonwood Store is well stocked for all your needs . I did bring my own firewood and water with me from New Mexico as it was much cheaper .
La Kiva bar has great food and music as well as The Starlight for a night on the town .Enjoyed music by Hank Woji .

Recommended for: adventure seekers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Glade guest enjoyed the place. Sorry for the mice. With no one there for a month at a time the mice just have a party! It's not for everyone. But if you don't mind cleaning it's a deal. We'll keep putting out rat bait and hope there party on the poison. Check out the pictures and reviews, they are right on the money as to what you get.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Almost, but not quite

Review submitted: January 6, 2011   Date of arrival: December 31, 2010

Rick's Adobe is quiet and remote, just like the ad reads. I'd say the ad is mostly accurate. The room is a bit more crowded than in the photograph, with chairs, kerosene, fire wood, etc. We just stored most of that stuff outside. The bed has a plastic cover over the mattress, which makes sense, but it is noisy when you move (read: difficult to sleep with another person when they move).

This cabin is good if you're looking for something akin to an old hunter's cabin for one person perhaps. My gripe is that it's dirty. Sure, dirt can be expected in something made of adobe and the day before we arrived the wind (and sand) was gusting at 45 mph, which probably added to the dust. I camp a lot and a bit of dust/dirt isn't a problem. The problem was the mouse droppings on the table, bed, chest of drawers, food shelf (not pictured), and the floor. That, along with spider webs, made for a less than optimal stay. In fact, I did as the owner asks..."Please leave the adobe better than you found it." I swept the mouse droppings off the surfaces, brushed up the spider webs, and swept it all out the door.

My second gripe is the smell of urine near the front door. Chances are guys stand on the front stoop and pee in the plants rather than trekking 20 yds. over to the outhouse. (The outhouse is clean and odor free by the way.) So, going in and out is also less than optimal.

Being a fan of off-the-grid living, I wanted to see how the outdoor PV-powered shower pump worked (though it was too cold to shower outdoors). The pump worked for a bit, then stopped pumping. I figure it was clogged with the algae you can see in the tubing.

The old wood-burning stove works really well. I had to do a bit of adjusting of the metal pieces that were falling in or not aligned, but other than that it kept the room toasty (it got down to freezing during our stay).

Overall experience: Okay if you want to clean something you're paying to rent (take a dust mask so you can sweep it out, it got rather dusty when I cleaned it). It is quiet. Good place for reading, watching the sun rise over the Chisos, or set of the Solitario. But, it didn't meet our expectations. We left early. I won't rent it again.

Recommended for: adventure seekers

Owners response: Sorry about your stay. We have replaced the mattresses with vinyl covers instead of plastic and repaired the pump and added hot water heater on the shower, however we don't advertise a shower for public use. It can be tricky and requires hooking up the gas and priming pump. If you want to use it please bring extra water. We can't do much about the dust and mice between visits. Most of the time it is minor but guest should expect to have to do some cleaning. I'll make it up to you by giving you a 4th. night free for 3 night stay. You won't find a better bargain. The cabin is a great place once you are settled. Please give us another try.

Helpful votes: 5 / 5


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