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Chinati Hot Springs Cabin

29 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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***READ CAREFULLY, ANY QUESTIONS ASKED THAT ARE LISTED HERE WILL NOT BE ANSWERED*** I work as a guide in the Parks so my access to phone service and email are limited, you must contact me a week in advance for key/access info. Small rustic 1br cabin 7 miles from the Mexican border, isolated and safe, within walking distance to the Chinati Hot Springs resort, but with the privacy of your own house. Situated on 40 acres, with it's own landscaped hiking/mountain biking trail and 100 mile views into the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico and the Chinati mountains of Texas, an HOUR-PLUS drive south of Marfa near Donald Judds' ranches,a great place to get away from the busy world. NO PHYSICAL ADDRESS! For directions go to Map and click 'Read More' NO CELL PHONE SERVICE, no internet access, and ...***READ CAREFULLY, ANY QUESTIONS ASKED THAT ARE LISTED HERE WILL NOT BE ANSWERED*** I work as a guide in the Parks so my access to phone service and email are limited, you must contact me a week in advance for key/access info. Small rustic 1br cabin 7 miles from the Mexican border, isolated and safe, within walking distance to the Chinati Hot Springs resort, but with the privacy of your own house. Situated on 40 acres, with it's own landscaped hiking/mountain biking trail and 100 mile views into the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico and the Chinati mountains of Texas, an HOUR-PLUS drive south of Marfa near Donald Judds' ranches,a great place to get away from the busy world. NO PHYSICAL ADDRESS! For directions go to Map and click 'Read More' NO CELL PHONE SERVICE, no internet access, and none of the other things that complicate life. There is a land-line phone (long distance charges extra), electricity, hot water outdoor shower and indoor toilet. Fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, queen size bed upstairs, fold-out couch with Serta mattress, plus outdoor balcony daybed. Rainwater collection is water source,drinking water dispenser with potable water provided but you may want to bring extra. Chinati Hot Springs resort is only 300 yards away and will allow day-users for a fee, depending on availability and occupancy. Television with small selection of dvd's and vhs, no satellite service. BBQ grill, outdoor firepit, fireplace on balcony and wood-burning stove inside, CD player stereo, 2 hammocks with great views and shade. If you need some peace and quiet and majestic mountain scenery to catch up on writing, painting, unwinding and getting in touch with the rhythms of the Chihuahuan Desert then this is the place for you and like-minded others...More
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About the Owner
Charlie A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

It was a great location to live in peace and quiet. The view was spectacular in the morning. Totally will recommend to friends.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank 71183JPM
CharlieAngell, VR Owner at Chinati Hot Springs Cabin, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Thanks so much, the Chihuahuan desert is beautiful and so glad you enjoy it as well!!

Reviewed March 12, 2019

Very peaceful and quiet getaway with beautiful sunsets and night skies are second to none. Off the beaten path but definitely worth it!

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank andrewdI7027RY
CharlieAngell, VR Owner at Chinati Hot Springs Cabin, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

thanks ya'll! Glad you enjoy the remoteness like I do!

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We chose to take the longer route through Palo Pinto Rd (gravel road but we had an offroad truck) scenic and no traffic for the 40+ miles.. The cabin is roomy for a couple with almost everything you need. bring your own wine glasses and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank raptorsdaddy
Reviewed April 24, 2018

All of the previous positive reviews are true. The area is gorgeous, the views are spectacular, and the cabin is well equipped with all the basics you need. There is one problem, which could be a deal breaker for some, the cabin has a major...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank wagnercamille1
CharlieAngell, VR Owner at Chinati Hot Springs Cabin, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

sorry about that, the desert critters seem to come in waves, hard to always keep traps and poison out; some visitors with pets have also criticized me heavily for putting out poison that their dogs may have eaten. I have had a pest control guy...More

Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I’m sure you’ve read all the other reviews, and let me say that I was not disappointed in the slightest! My husband and I came out for our honeymoon and it was everything we could have hoped for. Read the other reviews carefully for information...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank ianmichaellarive
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
The cabin is situated on a hill in the foothills of the Chinati mountains, high Chihuahuan desert. No other houses or buildings are visible in any direction, just wide open spaces and mountain views of the Sierra Madres in Mexico and the Chinati's in Texas. You can drive to the cabin by 2 routes: 1) From Marfa go south on hwy 67 59 miles to Presidio, just before entering town go right on FM 170. Take this road 36 miles to the ghost town of Ruidosa, as you leave town take a right on the Hot Springs road, just before the cattle guard. There is a mosaic sign 'Chinati Hot Springs' Take this gravel road 7 miles, the cabin is the only structure on this road, on the right sitting on a hill standing on stilts. 2) If you have a vehicle with good clearance a...
How to get there
From Marfa there are 2 routes, arrive before dark : 1) Take hwy 67 south 59 miles towards Presidio, as you approach town go right on FM 170, headed west. Sign will say Ruidosa 36 miles; drive thru ghost town of Ruidosa appx 1 mile, just before cattle guard go right on Hot Springs road, small sign is there. Follow this gravel road 7 miles, cabin is on right. 2) This route is more scenic but rougher, high clearance vehicle with good tires required. From Marfa take Pinto Canyon rd/ FM 2810, follow this road south 30 + miles, it will become a gravel road. Take this road down into the canyon, eventually climbs up out of the canyon, look for sign on right 'Hot Springs', go right, then right at next intersection, 3 miles house on right.
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