Turtle Mountain Ranch - Elegant stone house on a private ranch

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


Turtle Mountain Ranch is ideal for families or small groups wanting for a luxurious home away from home in the Big Bend. This large stone and glass house was custom built by a wealthy oil man as a private retreat and a place to host parties and entertain guests. It is now available as a vacation rental for visitors that are looking for someplace truly extraordinary

Spacious living areas, extensive stone masonry, fifteen sliding glass doors, vaulted ceilings, large porches, and southwest furnishings combine to create an elegant home base for your Big Bend adventures. With 142. 7 private acres, including a massive bluff and the western half of Turtle Mountain, you’ll have ample seclusion and plenty of land to explore and enjoy. If you have horses, there is even a barn, corral and a large fenced area just for them. Two guest homes on the property are scheduled for future renovation. For now, only the main house is available for rental

The main ranch house sleeps six comfortably, with one king and two queen beds. Larger groups may be accommodated by special arrangement. Every room in the house has one or more sliding glass doors opening on to a wood deck or stone patio with breathtaking views

The home features a very large and open kitchen with plenty of room for cooking family meals or hosting parties. Enjoy the outdoors as you prepare a meal on the new propane grill. The dining room and living room surround a massive wood burning stone fireplace that opens to both rooms. The dining room has a massive table for shared meals or games. It also includes a large wet bar stocked with stemware, and glasses (BYOB). The living room features a competition sized pool table that was handmade in Mexico and a large semi-circle leather sofa. There are three sitting areas to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises

The master bedroom has a king four poster bed and opens onto a large covered deck. The original library space has been converted into a separate sleeping area with one queen sleigh bed and one day bed and access to a large covered deck. The main house has only one bathroom, with a large shower, extra large tub, and even a bidet

As extraordinary as this house is, and “extraordinary” is no exaggeration, the real attractions are the land, the wildlife, the views, the solitude, and the wild and rugged Big Bend region. Adventurous guests will want to hike up onto Turtle Mountain and explore the canyons and hidden seep spring. Be warned though, the hike is challenging and some routes requires some rock climbing. Both mountain lions and black bears frequently inhabit and raise cubs near the base of the bluff up behind the house. They are rarely seen, but the mountain lions are often heard. The property is also home to mule deer, javelina, audads, coyote, foxes, bobcats, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, quail, and many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians

The drive to Turtle Mountain Ranch includes about 2. 2 miles of dirt/rock road. This road is normally passable by a typical passenger vehicle. However powerful rains can occasionally cause minor washout that may make a high clearance vehicle such as a truck or SUV recommended. Contact us about driving conditions if you are uncertain or concerned. Drivers that have never been off the pavement may be a bit intimidated but the drive is quite easy once you adjust to it

With all there is to do on Turtle Mountain Ranch and in the area, you’ll have a hard time fitting it all in. That’s okay. We’d love for you to come back again and again


  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace


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