Originally built in 1898 as a summer home by the Spencer Gregg family, the Webster house was purchased by John Webster in 1917 and remained in his family for three generations. Even today, it still has the original fireplaces and wood floors. The spacious bedrooms, high ceilings, and over-the-door transoms give the house an open, welcoming feeling, and it can easily accommodate a large family or group of fellow travelers. You can relax on the front porch under century-old pines, or enjoy desert plantings of sage, agave, and ocotillo in the garden while sitting on the bench looking over Sleeping Lion Mountain. Explore the Davis Mountains State Park, just down the road from the Fort Davis Historical Site, and on the way to the amazing McDonald Observatory where the views are great, the skies are dark, and the stars are stunning. Fine dining and interesting shops are all within a 2-block stroll of the house, and the nearby towns of Marfa and Alpine are each only a 20-minute drive away.
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, rates based on two people
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Great place to stay for privacy and a step back in time!
All amenities provided and comfortable beds. Very cozy and can definitely fit 8 people comfortably. The fenced in yard was great for our dog. Enjoyed the porch and view of the nearby cliffs. Location perfect to visit Fort Davis, Marfa, Alpine, and the McDonald Observatory. Enjoyed walking over to the high school behind the house to watch the Friday night football game. Close to Fort Davis shopping and town. Plan to visit again as we really enjoy Fort Davis and the surrounding mountains and cliffs.
We loved the Webster House! The house was clean and fully stocked. We had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful antiques and had fun trying to decide what was part of the original house and how the rooms would have been used. We would have loved to see more on the history of the house in terms of the layout and what was added and when.
Perfect spot to rest your head!
We stayed at the Historic Webster House to visit McDonald Observatory and a star party. It was the perfect place for five of us to be on vacation and play tourist. It made a great base to visit Alpine and Marfa then head back. The home had a well stocked kitchen. It was easy for us to make dinners and breakfasts. Clean, tidy and quiet. Thanks so much for the great runaway spot! We could not have chosen better!
Fantastic historic home in Ft Davis
Great historic home in the heart of Ft Davis with access to all of the surrounding areas; Davis Mountains, Alpine & Marfa. A group of friends (six friends) stayed in the home for an extended weekend while in-town for a trail race in the Davis Mountains. Beyond the location, the home possesses everything one would need to eat-in and prepare meals along with dine out and enjoy a post meal drink/coffee on the front porch while the sun sets over the neighboring Davis Mountains.
The one call out was that a couple members of our group planned to work from the home shortly after arriving and noticed the wifi download/upload speeds to be quite slow and unfortunately was unreliable to get work done. Keep this in mind. Other than that we loved everything about this home!
Loved this house, it was perfect.
Quiet little town, lovely old home
This was a large home. We found it fairly clean. The beds were fairly comfortable. (However be advised that some beds are soft, some firm). Fort Davis is a peaceful little town. We wanted a break from the wind, humidity and heat of the Texas coast as well as a break from the noise pollution of the city. This place was a poultice for our souls.
FORT DAVIS AREA ATTRACTIONS:
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens - hiking trails down into canyon- just 2 miles from Ft. Davis on Hwy 118 to Alpine.
Balmorhea State Park -CCC built fresh water spring fed pool. A true Oasis in the desert
Fort Davis National Historic Site- fascinating area history
McDonald Observatory- offers programs during day and night,
snack bar on site. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR STAR PARTY. Book as far in advance as you can. https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors/book
Davis Mountains Scenic Loop Drive - 80 miles - lovely drive
Marfa Mystery Lights - 9 mi out of Marfa on Highway 90 towards Alpine. Viewing area on right.
The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum in Marfa, Texas based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd
Museum of the Big Bend - Alpine- Sul Ross University
Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 1.4 miles northwest of Valentine, Texas, just off U.S. Highway 90. Iconic
Big Bend National & State Park. 2 hr drive. Bucket List visit.
Go to Terlingua ghost town on the way to Big Bend. Check out the Starlight grill for live music and good grub
Reserve float trips on the Rio Grande bigbendfarflung.com
FORT DAVIS GROCERIES:
Porters Grocery- closes at 8pm - North end of town
Uncles Bucks - wine beer liquor
Stone Village - grocery store & deli ( great sandwiches and soups) closes 7p
Dollar Store- basic needs- 2 blocks away- closes 9p - South end of town
Bistro @ Hotel Limpia- closes 9p- upscale with good food - Closed Wed.
Drugstore (across from Hotel Limpia) - great breakfast place- closes 7:30pm but serves all meals until then
Cueva de Leon- Mexican- outdoor patio- usually live music on Thur nights
Lupitas- next to stone village- Mexican - breakfast and lunch only
Pocos- Mexican- lunch only- hamburgers, enchiladas, and chile rellenos
NEARBY RESTAURANTS IN ALPINE
Reata Restaurant-Alpine- reservations needed- outdoor patio
La Trattoria - Alpine- Italian
La Casita- Alpine- Mexican
Guzzi Up- Alpine- across from Holland Hotel- pizza/pasta
Century Bar & Grill-Alpine @ Holland Hotel-Alpine