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

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


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

More Details

Laura Lynch
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

1940 Vintage Adobe Church/ home, close to National Park/ Carlsbad caverns
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Heavenly home by glorious mountains

  • 5 of 5

The moment you walk into Laura's precious, comfy home you know you've picked a heavenly place that feels just like home. Staying here added more meaning to our Mom-daughter Christmas getaway. My daughter & I felt safe and well taken care of, especially after Laura stopped by to say Hello and present us with delicious turnovers. The drive to Guadalupe Mountain Nat Park and Carlsbad Caverns was pleasantly scenic & very exciting. I will definitely miss this heavenly home and will return when we bring friends and family to experience the wonderful time we experienced.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Dell City TX birding

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in the converted church!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Encantada( Enchanted )

  • 5 of 5

I've been away from this place since the Sunday before Thanksgiving, but daily it's in my head !! We walked through the door and somebody had read my mind: (1) there was a bottle of the best port I have ever had, and it warmed me a few nights beside the tire rim wood fire that wafted authentic West Texas desert scents that I just wanted to drench my clothes in, and (2) there was a mint condition Mexican straw vaquero hat in the rack in exactly my size, 7 1/4. Laura, the owner, has worked a spell on this place ! Perfect place for daily trips into the Park, and I'll be back even though the Peak Trail kicked my butt. Beautiful sunrise and sunset each day on the front porch. My rabbit friend visited most nights from his burrow in the xeriscape . Occasional coyote call. The area is beautiful in its own spare way. If you love the spirits of Texas ( and yes, there are many ) you have to experience an area like this. There is a confluence of many of them here, and this place/home is a perfect catalyst to awaken one to them. Friendly town. Thanks to Spanish Angels Cafe for opening up to stragglers for a great Saturday afternoon cheeseburger ! Next round I'll be in time for enchiladas !!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The adobe church in Dell City is an ideal location to stay if you are planning to explore the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns. The accommodations were wonderful. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was well stocked. We used the crock pot so that we wouldn't have to cook after a long day of hiking.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £32

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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