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Truly one of the best locations and stays you will find in Terlingua. Super secluded and peaceful, but not too far from the ghost town. Hosts are wonderful and communicative!
It was amazing to get to stay here. The peaceful location with jaw-dropping views, the unique and thoughtful design of the cabin, the mountain (!), and friendly, helpful hosts who genuinely care. Perfect.
my stay was an absolute dream. the view was breathtaking. can’t wait to return
Stayed in this beautiful and unique home for two nights. It is even more picturesque than in the photos. Ross is a great communicator, he will greet you and walk you through all the differences of living in a home off-the-grid. Be aware that you will need a vehicle with decent ground clearance to access the home as the only way to get there is on a fairly steep dirt road. Boca is a great place to get away from the city and will always hold a special place in my heart as I chose Ross’ home as the place to propose to my girlfriend. Great home, even greater view of the starry night sky.
Be ready for the unique stay of your life! Quiet, off-grid mountain top cabin with a view that’ll knock your socks off! Read the description carefully — this is not just any ol’ rental place. This place is an experience worth having!
If you’re looking for a quiet location with amazing views look no further. The house is beautiful and has all the necessities covered. We spent Christmas with our teenagers and had an amazing time. If you don’t have a vehicle that is able to maneuver through primitive roads, you may want to reconsider. We visited Big Bend National park and Fort Davis mountains during our visit.
We absolutely loved our stay! We have come to visit Big Bend annually and this was our first time at Boca De La Roca. The location is far out and up on a hill, giving you extra privacy and an awesome view. We did the hike up the peak in the back yard and the view was even more incredible! The kitchen was perfect for our Thanksgiving dinner looking out to the sunset landscape. Our host was very communicative and gave very clear directions on how to use things around the house, as well as checking in on our stay. Definitely would love to stay again!
This spot is perfect for a set of couples looking to gaze at the stars, do some hiking and enjoy breath taking views ; I can’t imagine the views getting any better than they are from the front porch at Boca de la Roca. Our host, Ross was super friendly and accommodating. The trek to the house is just that, nothing too wild but definitely easiest in a truck or high clearance vehicle.
We stayed at Boca de la Roca for a friend’s birthday trip and really enjoyed it. The property was so peaceful and remote, but also felt safe and secure. The house is truly off the grid, minus having WiFi. It’s run by solar and the water is collected in rain barrels. The owners put a lot of detail and charm into the design of the home which we loved. The drive to the property is about 9 miles off the highway, then a trek up the mountain (which was fun!). We were glad to be in a truck, but we didn’t need 4-wheel drive. The weather was rainy and foggy the whole time we were there, so we didn’t get to enjoy the view much, but we are looking forward to coming back!
We had an absolutely magical stay. The views were stunning, and we were treated some of the most spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing I've ever seen. The decor is thoughtful and unique, and the whole place was the perfect home base for us to explore Big Bend and Terlingua. Make sure you have a car with decent clearance; we had an SUV and it was able to handle the dirt road up to the property just fine. The drive is worth it though!
Such fabulousness! We loved the location and the unique property. So fun to stargaze at night, like your own private observatory! Loved Boca de le Roca!!!!!
If you're looking for adventure, tranquility, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, easy access to Big Bend Parks, and just a peaceful place to rest after a full day of activities, then Boca de la Roca is the place for you! Communication with Ross and Christin was excellent. Finding the meeting point was easy thanks to their directions despite having no cell service. Following Christin up the rocky mountainous road was as other reviewers describe, but my front-wheel drive rented Lexus RX350 made it up and down for 5 days without issue. As for the property, it's super clean, well appointed, nicely decorated, and exactly as described. The kitchen, dining, and sitting room is in the middle of the property. The 2 bedrooms with en suite baths are at each end with individual entrances. We enjoyed the separation and the space of the property. Additionally, the deck was lovely for nightly star gazing and relaxing. We lucked out with a massive lighting storm one night that was incredible. Be warned, if you are used to living in the city or even the suburbs like me, it may take you a night to adjust to silence. No traffic, sirens, or loud noises. Nothing! I had to turn on white noise to get to sleep the first night. The house is about 30 mins from Big Bend and a few restaurants and markets. We got groceries in Alpine, and enjoyed evenings at home except for one night at the Long Draw Pizza, which was excellent. I would highly recommend this property as your home base in Big Bend.
We so enjoyed our stay at Terlingua, mostly because of this house. This house is amazing! We are a family of 4 and we were quite comfortable. The star gazing was so incredible. I really wish we would have brought along a camera--cell phone photos do not do this starry sky justice. We took advantage of the available hiking nearby a few times and we were challenged. Coming home from day outings was always fun-- going up the road to the house there are spectacular views. Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the area. And they were timely when we would shoot them a question via text. It was like staying at a friend's house. I highly recommend staying at this unique, fabulous house! You will not be disappointed!
This place is pure magic! The house itself was clean, fully stocked with everything we could need, and looks just like the pictures. The views were breathtaking. We spent a ton of time on the porch watching sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing at night. We also loved having outdoor space to walk and hike on property for the days we didn’t make it out to Big Bend. On top of all of that, Christin and Ross were such kind and gracious hosts. They truly went above and beyond. We cannot wait to stay at Boca de la Roca again!
Absolutely fantastic stay in an amazing place! We will be back.
We had the most magical time staying Ross's place and marveling at the gorgeous views and starry skies. The space is beautiful, the location breathtaking, Ross and his wife are so kind, communicative, and go out of their way to ensure that you'll have a great experience and feel right at home.
The views are stunning. Absolutely magnificent. The cabin is pristine. The design choices were perfect. The hosts are very nice. Go ahead and pull the trigger. You won’t regret it! Also, if you are interested in star gazing or astrophotography, you found the perfect place. I have never seen more stars in my life.
We were met by Christin, one of the owners, and followed her to the cabin. Would be hard to find on your own the first time but easy to return to once you have been there. Everything was exactly as described. Ross had called beforehand to go over everything and Christin took us through the property again when we arrived. Be prepared to conserve water and utilities as it is off the grid and rainwater supplied. If we hadn’t chosen this area in mid-June when temps were above 100 during the day I am sure we would have enjoyed it more. We cooked dinner and the gas stove worked well. Nicely supplied with all the kitchen tools and dishes you could need. We would rent again but next time in early Spring or Fall when not so hot. I highly recommend if you want something totally different but nice.
Boca de la Roca is actually much more than advertised. From picture worthy sunrise views from your bedroom window to the vast array of stars on display from your private deck at midnight, there is nothing more relaxing than staying at a place where every detail has been careful planned. Even though the drive up to your destination is not a paved road...its well worth the effort. We hiked the property and it was every bit as fun as the Park. This place is a 5 star Big Bend get-a-way! Recommend and would definitely do it again. Thanks again Ross.
The craftsmanship of this house is amazing. Everything fit so well. Decorated like a pro. Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, this "in the mountain" get away was perfect for a GWA (girls’ weekend away). Being city girls, we were able to navigate easily with solar power and rainwater which all added to the ambiance of the property.
The owners were so attentive and welcomed every question and call. Very friendly.
Looking forward to bringing my family back.
Really enjoyed our few days out at the cabin. Such incredible views and easy access to Big Bend. Great way to spend a peaceful few days.
The views are priceless and the customer service is phenomenal. My husband, 13 and 8 year old, and I decided to enjoy a weekend away from the city. It did not disappoint. We took a telescope, volleyball and football to keep ourselves busy. Unfortunately, we forgot the board games. The house is divided into three separate sections: the common area and each room is on opposite sides from each other with their own bathrooms. We also took groceries and water. All the cooking was done in the house. There was Black Rifle coffee (my fave!), spices and every kitchen item you need to cook. I just wish there was more bathroom towels. We drove a Subaru outback and it did just fine.
It is an amazing experience to stay here. The stars! Make sure you have a four wheel drive vehicle, you’ll need it for the drive up. We weren’t brave enough to get up and down the road more than once, but were very happy hiding out at the house (and had previously stayed in Terlingua for easier access to the park). A totally unique stay!
Secluded and quiet. The perfect weekend. Hiking right behind the house was awesome.
Really unique, fun experience!
This property is wonderful if your looking for peace and quiet seclusion with beautiful views of the Big Bend area mountains. It’s out of the way a little but so worth the trip. It seemed like we had the sky and mountain to ourselves. We will definitely stay here again and hopefully again.
Stunning! Amazing! An absolutely perfect place to stay. Ross was a wonderful host.
This place is fantastic. Super cool air bnb set up. The porch is perfectly protected against the wind and perfect for sitting outside with friends looking at the stars. Love the location!
A unique off the beaten path gem. We loved sitting out on the deck and watching the sunset. I wish we had more time to relax there. It is an amazing house with a cool layout. We hiked on the property and that was an adventure. Big Bend is still far away so if you are going there for the day - it is a long driving day.
We stayed 3 nights with our teens, cooked all meals there, and enjoyed the incredible views and star gazing each night. Clean, comfortable beds, and everything you need to get away from it all. Went hiking/touring at Big Bend National Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, and Fort Davis State Park. So glad we brought our telescope and a 4WD SUV. Only wish is that we had given ourselves more time. This home is definitely a labor of love for Ross and his family. We will definitely come back!
Easily one of the most thoughtfully appointed homes that we have stayed at. The views were amazing and you can literally hike from right out the front door. Highly recommend if you are visiting the Big Bend area. Ross was truly a great host.
Amazing, secluded location up in the mountains. Would highly recommend.
The cabin was very clean with lovely decor and excellent views! The stars at night are amazing!! Not to far away from Big Bend National Park. No issues with the cabin being off the grid. Communication was very easy with quick responses. A vehicle with AWD or 4-wheel drive is needed as stated, and totally worth it. You will not regret staying here.
My husband and I have traveled extensively and this is hands down the most immaculate, majestic property we've had the pleasure of enjoying. It's proximity to Big Bend was perfect and the quiet joy of nature all around us at night was blissful. The view of the expansive terrain during the day and the bright stars at night were amazing. We are anxious to come back again soon!
This was our first trip to Big Bend and we couldn't have asked for a more special place to stay. Incredible views from the front of the house and spectacular views from a short hike up the mountain on the property. One of the coolest homes we have ever stayed in and can't recommend this place enough. Ross, the host, made us feel right at home the minute we stepped foot on his beautiful property. He was responsive and attentive throughout the entire process leading up to the trip and during our duration of the trip. If you want to get away and explore West Texas, you have to stay here!!
An amazing place with a great view and location. Mr Ross was very helpful and responsive. The home itself was very comfortable and had everything I needed. Definitely suggest renting an SUV or truck as part of the road getting there isn't paved and hilly. Highly recommend this location especially if you're looking for great views in a comfortable, private setting!
The cabin is amazing- beautifully crafted and comfortable inside, and awesome views into the plain and hills beyond. The outdoor seating is perfect for taking it all in, and relaxing in the desert peace. Great sunrises/sunsets & stars. Ross was very helpful and sorted any hiccups that we had.
Amazing house to match the amazing location. Ross answered all of our questions - about the house and area - beforehand, sent recommendations for hikes, had a great map with local restaurants, and met us down the street to lead us to the house. It’s tricky to find but worth the drive and our stay was perfect. The stars are unbeatable. It was completely silent and gorgeous at night. Everything you need is there. It is beautifully decorated and the perfect blend of off grid and comfortable. 100% recommend.
Fabulous host with a fabulous home. Very unique home with huge windows looking out to a beautiful view. Our sunrises, sunsets and night skies were outstanding! Ross is a gracious, caring and attentive host.
Boca is a lovely house situated amidst peaceful and beautiful mountains. The sunrises, sunsets and stargazing views were spectacular. Ross went above and beyond to insure that we were comfortable and familiar with both the house and local hiking opportunities.
Absolutely amazing. The house itself is obviously a work of love by the owner, with lots of small touches that make it feel super special. Bedrooms and bathrooms in excellent shape. Common area, with kitchen and small seating area, is perfect for quiet nights and mornings. And that’s to say nothing of the property itself, which is unreal. The views, the land, the moon, the stars: beautiful. One note; listen to Ross about the road and your car! My mom's SUV (gmc Acadia) made it up the gravel road to the cabin just fine but you will definitely need a high clearance vehicle.
Great stay. Views are amazing and the house was immaculate.
My wife and I spent a week at Boca for our honeymoon and we loved it. Ross was generous and accommodating and the cabin is a real stunner. It’s truly in the middle of nowhere, every time we left to go somewhere and arrived back at the cabin felt like an adventure.
As it is the middle of nowhere, be mindful that water and power usage need to be monitored while staying here and driving almost anywhere from the cabin takes about an hour. While not always as “convenient” as city life, it’s absolutely worth it. We cooked almost all of our meals here and the kitchen was more than adequate. Ross’s place and the area it’s in allows you to experience this amazing gift of a planet without filters - I’d recommend Boca to anyone.
Boca de la Roca was an incredible place to unwind during our December visit to the Big Bend. Finding the place would've been interesting, but Ross helps guide you to the location during check in. The cabin is situated a reasonable distance (about 10-15 mins) into the hills off of Terlingua Ranch Rd, which provides the main windows and deck with a very grand view of the far off mountains to the north, and the rear windows with a closer but smaller jagged hill and ridge to the south. Despite the early sunset this time of year the view of the stars was quite literally awesome, and the sunrise view from the east each morning (visible from both bedrooms) equally so. Bring a telescope if you can. Despite having most of our attention taken by the views, the building's design and construction was also really cool, and was one of our favorite places we've stayed in quite some time. Overall Ross was a great and friendly host during the entire stay; we hope to return!
We, my husband, 2 boys (ages 9 & 7), and myself, loved our stay. Very unique experience. House was in excellent condition. Stars were amazing. Kids loved exploring the property. We loved the peace and quiet and beautiful views, especially sunrise and sunset. Hope to return in the future!
Really cool off-grid cabin. Stayed here with my wife and two boys. The "barefoot" layout in which the two bedrooms and the kitchen/dinning room were all separated added privacy for each suite.
Awesome spot with great views. Definitely will come back. Absolutely great host!
Can't say enough about this cabin. THE VIEWS! My wife and I had a wonderful time escaping to this private rental.
Ross was such a good host! He went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and very hospitable! Drove us up to the house and meet us in person. We don’t usually get that! The house was beautiful and has AMAZING views and very secluded! We really enjoyed our stay!
Such a beautiful home in such a beautiful remote setting. Definitely recommend a 4x4 to get there and long pants to hike up to the mesa. Ross was super responsive and took the time to show us to the property and how to get the most out of our stay.