The SpaceTake a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them:
~ 10 ft. ceilings
~ Open floor plan
~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels
~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen
~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring
~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top
~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen
~ Pendant lighting
~ Tiled backsplash
~ Textured walls
~ Kiva fireplace in living room
~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom
~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry
~ Spacious closet
~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace
~ Shaded front porch
The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.
Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon.
For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website. Guest AccessMain residence, casita and courtyard available for guest use. Interaction with GuestsWe live off premises, so you'll have the place all to yourselves. (However, we're, of course, available for any questions you might have.) The NeighborhoodAfter taking a road trip through the Big Bend area several years ago on my way to Memphis, I was hooked on this area. Something about this particular part of the country really resonated with me. I'm not sure if it is the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, the romance of a lost time, or, perhaps most likely, all of the above. I've been making routine trips to the region since then.
At more than 4,000 feet elevation, Marathon is blessed with a dry desert climate that is pleasant for all, particularly so for those who like outdoor living and recreation and for avid gardeners, who can boast of three growing seasons. Big Bend National Park is only 40 miles away, the Post Park, beloved by picnickers and birders, is 5 miles to the southwest, and the roads around Marathon, devoid of city traffic, welcome runners, bicyclists and motorcyclists.
The centerpiece of town is the Gage Hotel, a handsomely renovated Old West hotel and a bonafide piece of local history. Surrounded by miles and miles of unspoiled stunningly beautiful Texas landscape, the hotel and its scenic surrounding gardens have become one of Texas' premier go-to destinations for weddings.
Alpine, the county seat of Brewster County, where a full-service hospital and Sul Ross State University are located, is 32 miles away, and Midland, 2 1/2 hours distant, is the closest international airport.
Big Bend and the surrounding areas are attracting more and more visitors to the area each year. Other Things to NoteProperty manager, Lauren, lives with her two dogs in the adjacent casita on the premises.