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Willow Mountain Ridge Retreat

Large luxury rental at the base of the iconic Willow Mountain. Property includes 125 acres of rugged desert wildlands.

Luxury at the Base of Willow Mountain


Spacious 3 Bedroom 4 bath Home


Large Kitchen, Dining, Living Room


Two King Suites and a 4 Twin Bed Bunkroom


Private Bathrooms for Every Bedroom


Breathtaking Mountain Views


Sleeps Up to Eight


Patios and Decks on all Four Sides

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Willow Mountain Ridge Retreat is an unparalleled vacation rental for guests seeking more than just a home base. This 2400 square foot, custom built, luxury home is located below the bluffs of the iconic Willow Mountain and is surrounded by pristine desert mountain habitat. The only neighbors on this 180 acre+ retreat and the adjoining 580+ acre private wildlife reserve that covers most of Willow Mountain are the wild animals that thrive in the Willow Mountain area. Views from the house and the property are unsurpassed, especially the views of the Willow Mountain bluffs that dramatically rise nearly 700 vertical feet from the rear deck to the top of the bluffs.


Incomparable seclusion and unobstructed views are rare at any Big Bend lodging, but unheard of at such a convenient location. The house is a mere three miles from Terlingua, ten minutes from the western entrance to Big Bend National Park, or the famous Terlingua Ghost Town. You’ll have all the seclusion of a remote ranch, without giving up the convenience of a central location.


The house was originally and lovingly built by BBNP employees that made it their home. It has been extensively renovated and furnished for use by visitors to the Big Bend. The upper level has an open floor plan with a large kitchen, two large dining tables, a lounge area, and a reading nook. There is also a full bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The lower level has two spacious king suites, a bunk room, TV room, and a washer and dryer. Each of the king suites and the bunkroom have full bathrooms.


Outdoor living space includes a large covered upper balcony, and an upper and lower covered patio. There is also a fire ring that is county approve for small campfires, even during burn bans.


Kitchen: Fully equipped, modern kitchen. Includes large fridge, two ovens, stove, drawer style microwave, dishwasher, sink, toaster, crock pot, blender, cookware, glassware, dinnerware, flatware, and more. The perfect kitchen for preparing a quick snack or a holiday feast.


Dining: The upper level great room features two large tables and bar seating. There is also an outdoor table for dining on the upper patio.


Living Room: The upper level great room is also home to a comfortable lounge area and a small reading nook.

TV Room: The lower level has a central living room. Since it also has a TV, we call it the TV room.


Bedrooms: There are three bedrooms and six beds, all on the lower level. There are two large suites, each with a king size bed and a private bathroom.  There is also a bunkroom with two twin over twin bunk beds (total of four twins) and a private bathroom.


Bathrooms: Four full bathrooms. One on the upper level and one for each bedroom on the lower level. All four bathrooms have hot & cold running water, sinks, and showers. One of the king suite bathrooms has a tub.

Laundry Room: There is a laundry room on the lower level with a full size washer and dryer.


Decks & Patios: The upper level has covered decks and patios running the full length of all four sides of the house. There is always a shady spot to relax with great views outside. The lower level has a long patio that faces the bluffs of Willow Mountain.


Fire Ring: There is a campfire ring just a few feet off of the lower level patio. It is county approved for small campfires, even during burn bans. Fires should always be kept small and never left unattended. No fires are allowed during windy conditions.


Desert Wilderness: Guests are welcome to hike and explore the 180 acres between the Willow Mountain bluff face and Tx 118. A property map is included in the photos. No rock climbing is allowed. All guests and visitors assume responsibility for their own behavior and any injuries.

Wildlife at Willow Mountain Ridge: A wide variety of desert animals and plants live in the Willow Mountain area. The most frequently seen wildlife includes mule deer, aoudad sheep, javelina, rabbits, coyotes, lots of lizards, and huge variety of birds. Less commonly seen wildlife includes Mexican black bear, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, ringtail cats, racoons, rock squirrels, ground squirrels, badgers, elk, desert big horn sheep, and a variety of snake species. Most of the snakes are harmless, but there are four species of rattlesnake and one species of copperhead. Caution is always recommended with any wild animals. If you respect their space, they will respect yours. None of the local wildlife is prone to attacking humans. Most will be eager to avoid any contact.

If you come to the Big Bend and stay at Willow Mountain Ridge Retreat, you’ll have endless opportunities for adventure or relaxation. At the end of your visit, you can head home rejuvenated, rested, or absolutely exhausted from adventure. With all this property has to offer, you can make the experience suit your interests and desires. 

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