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1940 Vintage Adobe Church/ home, close to National Park/ Carlsbad caverns

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Dell City - Adobe Home / 2 bedroom

Large spaces, sparcely appointed with a majestic mountain view off east porch

Send me a text with your details if you would like to book. I am in a remote area and cannot get email reliably.

The tall gold steeple is one of the oldest on the skyscape of this tiny farming town located just 13 miles from the entrance of Guadalupe National Park Salt Basin Dunes. Spacious, and comfortably furnished this former Mexican Baptist Church has hosted noted artists, musicians and writers. Large master bedroom, one full large bathroom and an additional bedroom if needed. Oversized Kitchen and all the necessities included, micro, coffee maker, roaster, dishes, flatware etc. East porch opens to a majestic view of the Guadalupe Mountain, the highest peak in Texas. There is a fire pit with seating and firewood

This is a no smoking, no pets property

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Lynch
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016

About Laura Lynch

I have loved adobe buildings and construction for 25 years. I left my home town for several years and when I returned I decided to refurbish the oldest buildings I could acquire into comfortable homes for travelers and friends. Welcome to my home town.

Laura Lynch purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Laura Lynch chose Texas

It's a 30 minute drive to the entrance of Guadalupe National Park and 10 minutes to Salt Basin Dunes. This church was built by a young missionary from Santiago, Chile and with a dwindling population over the many years the church congregation was not sufficient to keep the doors open. The Drive from here to the Carlsbad Caverns is about 55 minutes. Most folks come here to enjoy the Salt Basin Dunes and McKittrick Canyon and the Guadalupe National Park.


For the caverns


Internet is available nearby. (But I reccommend you unplug and rest as service is spotty)

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Catered, home-made Mexican food delivered to the church, if you would like, at an additional fee. This is a peaceful town that respects and loves nature and the outdoors. Refrigerated air

Tour the beautiful San Isidro Mission Church and enjoy the vistas. A short drive 30 mins, takes you to the trailhead of Guadalupe Mountain and a shorter 14 mile drive to the Salt Basin Dunes. The volcanic cones in the area are a short 10 minute hike and McKittrick and Dog Canyon also nearby. Carlsbad Caverns are spectacular, a must see.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

1940 Vintage Adobe Church/ home, close to National Park/ Carlsbad caverns
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Adobe Church

  • 4 of 5

The place was wonderful! Ms Lynch was very gracious and has done a spectacular job refurbishing the church. Would absolutely stay here again! Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Perfect Accomodations in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dell City while we day hiked in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The old adobe Church was a fantastic place to stay. It is comfortable, spacious, has a fantastic view, a fire pit, and a well equipped kitchen. Laura is a great host. Be sure to visit the Spanish Angels Cafe. The local grocery store has all you need for cooking and hiking.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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A Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in probably 15 VRBO locations with family and friends and Laura's house ranks among the best! What a unique idea this is;converting a former church into a home, while retaining some of its Catholic roots in the furnishings. This is a very well appointed, clean, comfortable place on the edge of a very quiet, friendly small farming community. This is remote country, which is why my friend and I had come. We spent a week hiking the trails of nearby Guadalupe and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks. It was so wonderful to begin and end our days in this house. If you come (which you should!) be sure to check out the Spanish Angels Cafe. It is a quintessential small town Mexican restaurant which features wonderful people and delicious meals at low prices. The Huevos Rancheros were so good that they earned a return trip. I look forward to returning to this cool place and I highly recommend it to all who are looking for peace, quiet, friendliness and something new.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a beautiful view of Guadalupe peak

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Laura's house. Laura was an excellent host and the home was well equipped. She was also very helpful when we needed to change our travel dates due to a major snow storm passing through the region. There were many nice welcoming touches throughout the house including a fire pit ready to light. We would recommend this house to anyone heading to the Guadalupe peak area or just looking to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to get away from all the chaos of daily life, this is the place. We booked this for my husband's 50th birthday, we have friends who drove in from New Mexico for a long weekend. We were amazed. The house is amazing, the people in town were more than happy to tell stories of Dell City, and although we did not get to meet Laura, her sister Anne stopped by when we arrived to give us a welcome bottle of wine. Friday morning was met with an amazing sunrise over the Guadalupe Mountains, the nighttime sky was inky black with more stars than we have seen in a LONG time. We even saw the Milky Way. The house is meticulously clean and decorated, the beds are comfy, the kitchen is well equipped. We suggest Laura tell future guests not to buy be sugar, there are several boxes, bags & containers of it. (haha) We will definitely be staying in Dell City again. Thank you Laura for allowing us the luxury of simpler living.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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A truly beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this for my 30th birthday getaway and it was one of the better travel decisions I've made. The church was beautifully remodeled and the furnishings and decor were gorgeous and comfortable. A great kitchen, a beautiful bathroom, and the best view you could hope for.

It's a short drive to the entrance of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and just a bit further to Carlsbad. It's definitely remote, and cell reception can be spotty, but if someone in your group has AT&T, you're fine.

There are a couple places to pick up food, but I recommend bringing what you need. And you get to put the awesome kitchen and dining table to use, so why not?

Laura was a wonderful host. She was friendly, inviting, and made us feel right at home.

I've already alerted the parents, and let them know that we'll be booking this place sometime in the not-too-distant future. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
El Paso International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway 62/180
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Spanish Angels Cafe
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Ruidoso and Cloudcroft NM
Car: necessary

from Highway 62/180 you go North for 12 miles on

Farm road 1437. 1437 becomes Main Street. take a right on 2nd Street and go 50 yards, see the Big white Church with the tall, gold steeple.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Dell City, Big Bend

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £33

No animals of any sort on property
No Smoking
If you pay via E-Check there will be no Credit card processing fee. FYI

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Dell City, USA

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , spacious vanity and towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Additional sleeping space can be found on the full-size sleeper sofa in the living room. There are 2 Queen Beds total
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
This area in general offers excellent hiking and night time star gazing. Perry Hardware store and groceries are within walking distance of this Adobe Church. The Valley has picturesque volcanic cones on the horizons which offer gentle short hikes to the top. We have a friendly hard working farm community. Our night life consists of star gazing and there is no better place for it. Since its a farming community nothing is open all night.....or past 9 pm zzzzzzzzzz

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