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Historic Downtown Artsy 3 bed 'Alpine Studio' near Marfa, in Alpine/by Amtrak

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Historic Downtown Artsy 'Alpine Studio,' near Marfa, in Alpine - 3 beds

The dog and child friendly Alpine Studio is located at 106 West Murphy Street downtown Alpine on historic Murphy Street, within easy walking distance of everything in Alpine. Three beds - 1 king 1 full and 1 single - comfortably accommodate one - a couple or - families and friends. The master king bed is a talalay organic latex and cotton dreamily comfy mattress with silky soft sheets and a light down comforter (nights are chilly in the high desert) The Studio is quite large. There is a full size and antique Portuguese twin bed in the second room (separated by heavy 10 foot high denim curtains - not a wall) There's a large yellow circular dining room table with 4 chairs by the kitchen in the main room and an additional cafe table for 2 in the second bedroom and one outside in front of the building: great for people watching! (AND ordering 'delicioso' food from Jalapenos mexican restaurant 3 doors down AND give you 10% off the tab:)

The Alpine Studio is 1/2 block south of the Amtrak station (there is 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.'

Alpine is located at 'the hub of the wheel' and the neighboring communities are approx. 20 minutes away in 3 directions:

Marfa (west/huge minimalist art scene - Donald Judd), Marathon (east/Gage hotel)

Fort Davis (north/Historic Fort, McDonald's Observatory)

The Alpine Studio is very spacious with 2 private front entrances and 1 back door leading out to the back yard where here are lavender deck chairs and additional seating, along with an umbrella. It's a 2 bedroom (3 beds: 1 king 1 full futon and 1 twin)/1 bath with fully stocked kitchen (fridge/toaster oven/microwave and single hot plate burner) and enormous sink. As you enter the main room, there is the king bed and in the adjoining room, separated by curtains, there is the additional full size futon and a twin bed. The Studio is very pet friendly. There are 3 central ac/heat units and a laundry facility. Please smoke outdoors (and remember we're in the beautiful tinder box of the mountainous Chihuahuan Desert :)

We have high speed internet - and a TV with DVDS but no cable.

The Alpine Studio is located next door to several fun shops and restaurants where you can dine on tasty mexican food ('Jalapeños'),Tom Curry Gallery next door and shop for gifts and treasures (Murphy Street Mercado) or watch the sunset from the second story balcony of the (original) Ritchey Hotel Wine Saloon which has just reopened after 60 plus years!

The place is incredibly well located for exploring on foot.

Holland street is one block north of Murphy Street and it is the 'other' main street (on the north side of the Amtrack 'tracks')

Holland street boasts: the Holland Hotel (2 blocks) with a great bar and restaurant, 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, Gallery on The Square, Kiowa Gallery, 'yours truly' at Galeria Sibley) and locally owned Front Street books (daily New York Times/Wall Street Journal available). Plaine coffee shop (wonderful homemade pastries/cappucinos) with the best West Texas 'cow dogs' next door (including vegan:) Plaine coffee shop (3 blocks) and the Holland Hotel (2 blocks). 'Guzzi Up' across from the Holland Hotel (1 block away) and the Bread and Breakfast (2 blocks) are also dynamite breakfast/lunch spots.

Sul Ross State University is about 12 blocks east on Holland Avenue. Sul Ross University has a great Museum Of The Big Bend and a huge indoor salt water pool that is open to the public and costs $2:). 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 Fort is also a lovely spot.

Balmorhea boasts the largest spring fed public pool in the state, with amazing cottage rentals.Check them out! Prada Marfa in Valentine is also a tres chic spot to locate for the intrepid traveller that may want to experience 'all things Marfa.:)'

Big Bend National Park/the mexican border are about 45 minutes south. (Terlingua Ghost Town boasts the Starlight Theatre/restaurant, Desert Sports runs river trips/biking trips: great folk)

Big Bend Ranch State Park tends not to be as busy as BBNationalPark 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.

Other:

Blue Water grocery store for organic food on hwy 118 south.

Saturdays 9-10:30 am: Farmer's Market is 1 block away on Murphy Street (be still my heart:)

Pretty Bird Salon on Murphy Street or Americana Aveda Salon for hair.

Call/email me with any questions.

'Neighbor Nancy' has Brown Dog Gardens down the street 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/Fredericksburg), Matt Skinner (Alpine, Colorado Springs), Roger Cutforth (San Miguel/Terlingua), Shiloh Sibley-Cutforth (Austin), Rachel Sibley (Alpine/Austin), Liz Sibley (mosaics). We have more of their 'stuff' at Galeria Sibley.

Please check out by 11a.m. unless you have made other arrangements with us.

There is a $10 charge per stay for use of the 3rd bed (this enables me to keep my cleaning costs lower for small parties and keep my cleaning friends happier with the extra linens - thanks in advance for your understanding !) and an additional $10 charge per stay if you have dogs that shed because of the 'double vacuuming' required post stay. Honor system: plz pop in pink box on top of fridge upon leaving!

Special reduced rate for week reservations can only utilize one weekend ie no Sat to Sat bookings please

*Not responsible for accidents that occur on the property*

Thanks!

More Details

Owner
Liz Sibley
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Liz Sibley

My husband Hiram and I have lived in Alpine for 35 years. He is a 3rd generation West Texan. I am a hybrid from all over (England, South Africa, Virgin Islands) We founded the Alpine Montessori School 29 years ago/I worked as the admin. for 14 years and am still very involved. I'm a mosaic artist. Our 2 children were born and reared in West Texas (you raise chickens, you rear kids:) Both are artists. Chris is in Film/Media in LA/Austin/Alpine and Rachel is also in Tech/Media/Creative arts. We are very proud of this beautiful area we call home and are tickled to share it with you via our guest cottage/Historic home: The Alpine Studio. Come stargaze and enjoy!

Liz Sibley purchased this house in 2013

Why Liz Sibley chose Alpine

We rescue and restore old houses. The Studio has always appealed to us architecturally and historically. We also own the Historic Bottle House BnB next door. Murphy Street is a fabulous area that is coming 'into it's own' with murals, cool restaurants, shops and galleries.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alpine, Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Full size futon in the adjoining room, separated by curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , A twin bed is also available in the adjoining room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Chemical free 'uber comfy' organic cotton and latex mattress
  • There is a queen size futon bed in the next room, separated by curtains and a twin size bed - plz note there is no wall - only heavy 10 foot curtains. Also, there is a $10 charge per stay for use of the 3rd bed (this enables me to keep my cleaning costs lower for small parties and keep my cleaning friends happier with the extra linens - thanks in advance for your understanding !)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
No smoking in house. Family and Pet friendly (2 max). $10 per pet pet/per stay. Plz pick up dog poop. $50 penalty for "gross' negligence. Plz crate your dog when leaving if your dog likes to dig holes in the backyard. $100 penalty if yard is "dug up." Thanks for your understanding. There is a $10 charge per stay for use of the 3rd bed (this enables me to keep my cleaning costs lower for small parties and keep my cleaning friends happier with the extra linens - thanks in advance for your understanding !) Honor System: Please pop extra $ in pink box on top of fridge. Key is in lock box just above mailbox by front door. Instructions emailed upon booking. Flashlight in mailbox in case you get at dark. Reduced rate for week long reservation but can only utilize one Saturday: no Saturday to Saturday reservations. Please check out by 11 am (strict!) Street parking. It's very safe! There is train noise - just fyi for light sleepers. Enjoy!

Reviews

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Historic Downtown Artsy 3 bed 'Alpine Studio' near Marfa, in Alpine/by Amtrak
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful, historic, friendly, comfortable, convenient, inspiring...perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The Alpine studio was beautiful and amazing. Clean, comfortable, gorgeous! Liz was an amazing hostess. She went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. I highly recommend the experience. Landscape is amazing, hospitality can't be beat, Alpine was charming. Can't say enough great things about Liz and the Alpine Studio. Thank you so very much, Liz ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kalena - what a joy it was to host both of you ! Thank-you for the thoughtful review...and leaving all the cool chalk sidewalk art (loved your note/giftie also:)
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Wait!

  • 3 of 5

This place was very ecletic and well decorated....But one thing that surprised me and my group, no one states on the reviews that a TRAIN comes through each evening and throughout the night, blasting that HORN each time it comes through! This is wild! and disruptive on your rest time....It also states 3 beds, but upon arrival it states $10 for sleeping on twin bed.....In my own opinion, I would just charge the $10 and not state that upon arrival. Overall quaint place and very cool. Please mention the train, so each guest can expect.....Very well priced and worth the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming place, great location.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures don't do the place justice; quaint, quirky, charming, and art-filled. Lots of labels & explanations throughout the studio -- a nice touch.

The train horns at night are indeed loud (and on one night there were at least 8 trains) despite my fancy wax earplugs. Tolerable if you have, say, 10 hours to get 8 hours sleep.

It's a great jumping off spot for Big Bend, Marfa, and Ft. Davis, and the next time I'm back in that spectacular area I will definitely book the Alpine Studio again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation home surrounded by amazing food

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Alpine. The house was cozy and had everything we could have needed

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay - appreciate your lovely review !
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5

Quaint lodging, great location

  • 5 of 5

Was on a trip out to West Texas with the family before school started. This property was perfect for us, easily within walking distance to most places in Alpine. Great food from the food truck right next door, farmer's market just a block away on Saturday morning, and all the shops in Alpine just across the train tracks.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

The place was perfect for our needs. We were able to use it's central location to hit all the area's attractions (Marfa lights, Ft. Davis, McDonald Observatory, and Balmoreah State Park). Train noise was an an issue just once and not that big of a deal. Very clean and eclectic. The small shower was the only negative. Overall, very positive place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Midland/Odessa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Alpine Country Club
Car: recommended

The Alpine Studio is located next door to Seiko's Japanese airstream food truck and our other BnB: The Historic Bottle House. Tom Curry Gallery is next door to the Alpine Studio and there are several fun shops (Murphy Street Mercado) and restaurants where you can dine on tasty mexican food (Jalapeños), enjoy delicious coffee/internet and shop for gifts and treasures. The Murphy Street Alpine Farmer's Market is 1 block away on Saturday mornings.

The place is incredibly well located for exploring on foot.

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 Holland Hotel (2 blocks) with a great bar and restaurant. Across from the Holland is a fab restaurant/bar with gluten free (if you wish) pizza: Guzzi Up. 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 (1 block), 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) with the best West Texas "Cow Dogs" next door (including vegan:)

Family Friendly activities : a llama and burro ranch 10 mins from alpine in beautiful Sunny Glen : Wasserman Wranch

Indoor swimming pool at Sul Ross University is $2.00

Great hiking trail behind Sul Ross University (look for the desk at the top of the mountain and the bicycle art hanging in a tree - HINT - both are on the eastern side of Sul Ross hill looking over a house with domes in the distance :)

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 Fort is also a lovely spot.

Balmorhea boasts the largest spring fed public pool in the state, with amazing cottage rentals..check them out!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Alpine, Texas

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Marfa Film Festival
11 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$200
AU$1,210
AU$3,360
 
 
Viva Big Bend Music Festival
26 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$235
AU$1,478
AU$3,360
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$227
AU$1,075
AU$2,688
 
 
Trans Pecos Music Festival/Mar
20 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$187
AU$1,075
AU$2,419
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$227
AU$1,075
AU$2,688
 
 
Xmas/N Years
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$214
AU$1,344
AU$3,360
 
 
Cowboy Poetry Alpine
21 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$214
AU$1,210
AU$2,688
 
 
Spring break
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$214
AU$1,142
AU$3,360
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
AU$146
From
AU$160
Fri,Sat
AU$907
AU$3,091
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$47.04
Pet Fee AU$13.44
per person after 4 AU$13.44 + Tax

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus $100 if cancelled within 3 weeks of reservation.
Everything is lowkey and turnkey....there is a combo lock on the front door with the entrance key. Instructions emailed upon booking confirmation. Family and Pet friendly. There is a $10 per stay pet fee and a $10 per person over 4/use of the 3rd bed fee (allows me to keep my cleaning rates low and my maids happy with extra linens/time - thank-you for understanding:) Honor System: Please pop extra $ in pink box on top of fridge.
Street parking. It's very safe!
I do not live on premise but am 3 minutes away OR a text away.
Neighbor Nancy at "Brown Dog Gardens" one block down on your left is your go-to-girl with any questions/needs.
Child and dog friendly location.
No Smoking indoors at all please.
Plz pick up after your 4 legged friends.
Reduced rate for week long reservation but can only utilize one Saturday: no Saturday to Saturday reservations.
Please check out by 11 am unless you have made prior arrangements. Check in is 4:00 pm. No parties/loud noise after 10 pm.
Owner is not responsible for any injuries incurred on the property.
Thanks and Enjoy!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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