Welcome to Terrazas Adobe and Big Bend country! House features: 100-yr old adobe house with 12 in thick walls and traditional metal roof. Authentic West Texas style interior, featuring plaster walls, re-purposed barn wood and corrugated metal ceiling, barbed wire and string light fixture in dining room, colorful Mexican tile throughout. Hexagonal saltillo tile and rustic wood floors throughout. Open floor plan, perfect for entertaining. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4. Wireless internet access throughout. Well equipped kitchen and outdoor propane gas grill Laundry facilities. 1 large, private bedroom with rustic wood floors, king size bed with woven leather headboard, upholstered storage bench, down comforter with custom duvet cover, antique Mexican armoire, and sandstone and metal end tables. Living room features built-in bookshelves and a leather sofa that folds out to a full bed. Beautiful kitchen with vintage Mexican tile counter-tops, hexagonal saltillo tile floor, gas stove-top and oven, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, full size refrigerator/freezer, blender, small food processor, toaster, dishes and silverware for 8, talavera serving bowl and platter, vintage Mexican pottery mixing/serving bowls. Large island with seating for 4 on modern industrial style bar stools- perfect for entertaining. Kitchen leads out to the covered porch and gas grill. Gracious dining room with 8 ft table, six chairs and wide, sturdy bench. The rustic Mexican buffet/hutch features a bar area, wine rack and glassware, as well as colorful plates and bowls for 8. Cheerful bathroom features hexagonal saltillo tile floor and colorful Mexican tile walls and shower. Beautiful outdoor space landscaped with regional desert plants and a fountain, covered patio, patio dining area with seating for 6 with 2 antique Mexican benches, 2 zero-gravity lounge chairs, and gas grill. Relax and unwind while listening to the sounds of the fountain and watching the many birds that visit the property. On chilly nights, while stargazing, enjoy a cozy fire in the antique cast iron fireplace, brought to the house from Colorado. The house is naturally energy efficient due to the 12-inch thick traditional adobe walls. Stay cool in the summer with 2 window air conditioning units and ceiling fans in every room. During the winter months, house is kept cozy by propane heaters in the living room and dining room. The bathroom is heated and vented by an overhead fixture. HOUSE RULES: HAVE FUN and enjoy our adobe home! We want your stay with us to become a special and memorable experience for you and your friends. MI CASA ES SU CASA-- In the spirit of traditional Mexican hospitality, please feel at home here and treat our home as you would your own. NO SMOKING in the house! If you smoke outdoors, please extinguish your smokes safely in the round pot on the cast iron stove on the patio. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of our neighbor's rights and privacy. IF YOU HAVE A DOG, please bring a crate for them to stay in if you leave them unattended at the house. Please make sure you pick up after your dog, and dispose of poop properly in the trash. PLEASE RECYCLE! There is a bin outside the back door for recyclables. Help us help the environment! Booking policy: $160/night; 2 night minimum stay. $65 cleaning fee. $75 cleaning fee if you bring a dog. Ask about weekly or monthly rental rates, if you are interested in an extended stay! Local attractions & amenities: Gage Hotel Gage Gardens "Blackest skies in North America"--go out back or out in front and just look up! Also, see Marathon Motel website for stargazing information. A fun smartphone app for identifying celestial happenings is: SkyView Free Post Park (5 miles south of town on Post Road/Ave D) French Co. Market a little bit of everything at Marathon's only mercantile Restaurants: 12 Gage Restaurant formal, elegant dining at its best at the Gage Hotel, of course White Buffalo Bar part of the famed Gage Hotel, full Gage menu or appetizer menu served in a casual atmosphere; open til 8 pm J & G Cafe inside the Alon gas station delicious homemade Mexican food, hamburgers and the BEST onion rings anywhere! Open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sundays The Oasis delicious burgers, chicken enchiladas and much more! Open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Mondays Marathon Coffee Shop great breakfasts and lunches-- try the peach cobbler! Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Area attractions: Big Bend National Park (40 miles south on hwy 385S) Big Bend Ranch State Park Alpine 32 miles west on hwy 90 Sul Ross State University; grocery and other service stores; highest golf course in Texas; lively art community and Farmers Market every Saturday morning; historic Holland Hotel Marfa 60 miles west of Marathon on hwy 90 Enjoy the famed Marfa lights, booming art community, historic Paisano Hotel Fort Davis 55 miles northwest historic military fort, Chihuahuan desert nature center MacDonald Observatory 70 miles northwest of Marathon, and north of Fort Davis world-class observatory sponsored by University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania, and others. Public tours and "Star Parties" throughout the year.