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Gaze At Sleeping Lion Mountain From Your West Texas Home!

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms In A Historic House; The Ideal Home Base For West Texas Adventures.

Directly facing majestic Sleeping Lion mountain, and an easy walk from downtown Fort Davis, the historic accommodations of Casa Hermosa Starlight provide the ideal home base for your west Texas adventures. We’re pet friendly, so bring the pooch.

Stretch out and relax with all the comforts. The Starlight offers two bedrooms with one queen-size and one double bed, a full bath, a living area, and a full kitchen. Flat-screen cable TV, DVD, free wireless. Watch the light change on the mountain from your front-porch rocker!

It's the best of all worlds for your getaway. You're in town, so you're not subject to being stranded in a remote location if the elements turn against you. You can stroll and dine and shop and soak up the unique character of Fort Davis, and you're a quick drive from Texas' most dramatic mountain vistas. Fifteen breathtaking miles from the McDonald Observatory. Twenty miles from the art Mecca of Marfa. Thirty-two miles from a refreshing swim in the spring-fed mountain pool at Balmorhea. You're surrounded by history both inside--in a past life, Casa Hermosa served our country as a barracks for Army Air Force pilots during World War I---and outside--the rocks on our mountains are 500 million years old, and once served as hiding places for Apache and Comanche warriors.

If we can answer any questions, please let us know. We look forward to making you welcome.

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Kirk Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Kirk Wilson

My wife Donna Johnson and I are the proud owners of Casa Hermosa. We are both authors. I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and Donna is best known for her memoir Holy Ghost Girl. We visit west Texas frequently and have fallen in love with Fort Davis and the surrounding area. During one memorable visit, we stayed in Casa Hermosa, and fell so much in love that we bought the place.

Kirk Wilson purchased this house in 2015

Why Kirk Wilson chose Big Bend

The Davis Mountains are rich in history, and Casa Hermosa has long been a part of that history. The house was originally a barracks for World War I Army Air Force pilots stationed in Marfa. It was one of the storied "barracks houses" moved into Fort Davis early in the 20th century. While it maintains its historic charm, it has been upgraded with all the modern comforts and conveniences. If you're looking for smaller accommodations, check out our Casa Hermosa King Suite, perfect for a single traveler or a couple.

What makes this house unique

Casa Hermosa is an ideal home base for your west Texas adventures. You're an easy walk from everything in Fort Davis, and a spectacularly scenic drive from all this rugged country has to offer: mountain vistas, the McDonald Observatory, the contemporary art in Marfa, the unique western character of Alpine, the Big Bend parks, and more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Gaze At Sleeping Lion Mountain From Your West Texas Home!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

It was a cozy little place.

  • 4 of 5

We liked your cabin a lot but the heater drove me crazy 😳The way it cracks and creeks all night long!! And the guest next door for the first two nights was a little loud but ok. The Saturday night guests had a dog that howled for hours while they where gone😱😱but all in all we injoyed our stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Hermosa. It is a quiet, friendly place with everything you need to feel right at home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin Tx

Cozy mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED staying at this cozy home. Everything was very clean and the house provided everything we needed! It was very quiet. The house was just perfect for our Thanksgiving.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet and clean place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great home away from home. Everything you need. Clean, comfortable and pet friendly. Enjoyed our stay. Great location for doing other things in the area

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We highly recommend and would like to return someday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three night stay in the Starlight Suite. It was comfortably furnished, very clean and has a full kitchen. We cooked dinner two of the three nights. We appreciated the ample living and dining area so that we could relax together in the evenings. The location was very quiet. If we are lucky enough to return to Ft Davis, we would stay in the Starlight Suite again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice large apartment

  • 4 of 5

My family had a lovely stay here recently: unlike most rentals, the beds were comfortable! We always appreciate rentals that let us bring our dogs, and we had some lovely walks in the neighborhood. I only have a few comments 1. The yard is not fully fenced, and this was not clear from the description. 2. The house is split between the two-bedroom large apartment and the smaller king suite, with a shared wall between. Again, this was not clear from the description but normally would have been an issue for us that would have us booking elsewhere. Luckily, our co-tenants were lovely and their dogs and ours stayed quiet in the evening. In the end, our stay was very comfortable, but future renters should be aware of the two points highlighted above.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort Davis, Texas

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £36
Pet Fee £16
Tax Rate 13.0%

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Cancellation fee within 30 days of the arrival date is the equivalent of the first night's rental. Rates are subject to change at any time prior to booking.

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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