The dog and child friendly "Alpine Studio" is located downtown in Alpine on historic Murphy Street (and approx. 20 minutes from Marfa:), within easy walking distance of everything in Alpine, 1/2 block south of the Amtrak station (there is some train noise so I supply individually wrapped earplugs for sensitive sleepers:). The Holland Hotel is 2 blocks away (nicest hotel in town) and they provide the same for their hotel guests. Murphy Street was Alpine's main street in some of it's earliest years as "Murphyville."
The Alpine Studio is located next door to several fun shops and restaurants where you can dine on tasty mexican food (Jalapeños), enjoy delicious coffee/internet and slurp icy "raspas" (Raspa Co.) and shop for gifts and treasures (Brown Dog Gardens, Patti Hildreth Studio).
The Studio is a (3 BEDS) 2 bedroom/1 bath with fully stocked kitchen (mini fridge/toaster oven/microwave/hot plate). The dreamily comfy organic latex queen mattress is to your right as you enter. In the adjoining bedroom, separated by curtains, is a full size futon with soft sheets and a light down comforter (nights are chilly in the high desert). There is an additional twin bed in this adjoining room. (Note: If all 3 beds are used there is an addtl charge of $10/stay for linens/laundry). There are 2 entrance doors - one into each "bedroom." The place is very spacious and incredibly well located for exploring on foot. There are 6 lavender deck chairs in the back yard with a purple umbrella. Star gazing is a fave pastime in the pristine wilderness and uncluttered skies of West Texas.
Holland Street is one block north of Murphy Street and it is the "other" main street (on the north side of the "tracks": Amtrak)
Holland Street boasts: The Saddle Club (lovely bar and tapas/4 blocks away), the Reata restaurant (upscale: 4 blocks), the world famous Railroad Blues honky tonk pub/music venue (4 blocks),the Rangra movie theatre (2 blocks), several art galleries/fabulous shops (Ivey's, Kiowa Gallery, "yours truly" at Galeria Sibley) and locally owned Front Street Books/PLAINE coffee shop (wonderful homemade pastries/cappucinos).
Sul Ross State University is about 12 blocks east on Holland, next door to our fave Italian restaurant , La Trattoria (great pizzas, pasta and sandwiches/family owned). Sul Ross has a great Museum of the Big Bend and a huge indoor salt water pool that is open to the public. There are also some great hiking trails behind the university that give you an amazing 360 view of the country (15-20 minutes up). There is a "desk" on the top of Sul Ross Hill that has a notebook in it to record your ruminations - fun activity!
The skies in our country are unfathomably clear and beautiful so make sure to schedule a Star Gazing party at McDonald's Observatory in Fort Davis about 45 minutes away. The historic Fort is also a lovely spot, as is Davis Mountains State Park and the neighboring Balmorhea State Park with one of the largest spring-fed swimming pools in Texas (with great cabins you can overnight in thru Texas Parks and Wildlife:)
Alpine is located at "the hub of the wheel" and the neighboring communities of Marfa (west/huge minimalist art scene - Donald Judd/Chinati/Ballroom Marfa), Marathon (east/Gage Hotel), Fort Davis (north) are approx 30 minutes away in any given direction.
Big Bend National and StateParks/the Mexican border are 1 hour south. (Terlingua Ghost Town boasts the Starlight Theatre/Restuarant, Desert Sports runs river trips/biking trips: great folk, Lajitas Resort is "lovely.")
Big Bend Ranch State Park tends not to be as busy as BBNP and has a wonderful (and cheap) bunkhouse for accommodations OR the old adobe ranch headquarters that is dreamy. Great camping, hiking, biking etc..The Solitario region is awesome and one of our fave spots.
Blue Water Grocery Store for organic food on Hwy 118 south.
Saturdays: Farmer's Market is literally 4 doors down from the Alpine Studio in the old Ritchey adobe Hotel (that is currently being restored).
Regina's for mani/pedi and Aveda Salon for hair
Call/email me with any questions.
"Neighbor Nancy" has Brown Dog Gardens next door and is your "go to person" if you have any immediate needs when here or I am a text away :)
Art work in Studio is by Woody Farris (Fredericksburg), Lizanne Thate (Austin), Matt Skinner of Alpine/Austin/Co. We have more of their "stuff" at Galeria Sibley.
The special (reduced) one week rate may only utilize one weekend rental ...ie no saturday to saturday rental.
Please check out by 11 am unless you have made other arrangements with us.Check-in is after 3:30 pm Thanks!
Tax rate 13% of rent tax rate
Cleaning fee $25 per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
Generally, reservations are for 1-4 people utilizing 2 or fewer beds. The additional $10 fee is for laundry and maid service associated with a 3rd bed being utilized. This fee is for the entire stay and not by the night. Thank-you for your understanding....Read more
"Artsy" Studio dtown Alpine by Marfa 3 beds/1 bath Alpine, Texas
Additional Location Information
The Alpine Studio is on Historic Murphy Street, 1 block south of Holland Avenue (Main Street in Alpine). Alpine is "the hub of the wheel:" 25 minutes east of Marfa, 25 minutes south of Fort Davis, 25 minutes west of Marathon and 1 hour north of Big Bend National Park and Study Butte/Lajitas resort and the Terlingua Ghost Town.
Pets and children are welcome! NO DOGS ON THE BEDS PLEASE!!!
Parking is easy - right in front of your door on the street. It's VERY "small town" safe:)
Everything is "turn key" and "low key." Key is in the lock box (i give you the code upon booking) by the mailbox - please remember to put it back :) There is a flashlight in the mailbox in case you get in after dark.
Master Queen bed is amazingly comfy....Futon is full size...3rd bed is a twin.
Plug in the water heater to the wall in the kitchen if you need hot water for dishes (we conserve energy by unplugging it when not in use:) We also unplug the bathroom hot water heater. Simply plug in on arrival and wait 15 minutes.
Ask Neighbor Nancy any questions (Brown Dog Gallery) and text/call me (liz) at (phone: hidden) with anything also. (hubby)Hiram is also available at (phone: hidden).
Please check out by 11 am unless you have made prior arrangements with us.
No smoking in the house. There are plenty of outdoor areas (front and back) to do so.Thanks!
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City vacations, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Amtrak Nearest airport: Midland/Odessa Car is essential
Last updated on March 04, 2015
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Left on 11/30/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | kathie
We stayed at this adorable place for 2 days recently and loved it. It is right downtown and close to great eating spots and galleries. It is equipped with with everything you need for a spontaneous stay or a long stay. It is very "Tesxas" and Liz the owner is very accommodating and wants her guests to be comfortable. The place as I said is "adorable". It makes you feel young again. Read more
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