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Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?

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Offline marufo

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Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« on: June 22, 2018, 08:38:13 AM »
https://www.statesman.com/news/local/want-get-away-far-far-away-buy-your-own-terlingua-ghost-town/jS9JOVy0Px1HfG87CHWuYN/

The Villa is for sale by Herman Everett, owner of the El Dorado/High Sierra, who purchased it fairly recently - I wonder how much he paid for it.

The property website includes this claim: "This year Booking.com representatives came by and gave us their estimates that Terlingua will be the fastest growing tourist spot over the next 5 years in Texas."

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Offline alan in shreveport

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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 09:36:37 AM »
 "This year Booking.com representatives came by and gave us their estimates that Terlingua will be the fastest growing tourist spot over the next 5 years in Texas."


this is the worse news I've heard in a while - hopefully not accurate

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Offline presidio

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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 10:54:20 AM »
"This year Booking.com representatives came by and gave us their estimates that Terlingua will be the fastest growing tourist spot over the next 5 years in Texas."

Source?

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this is the worse news I've heard in a while - hopefully not accurate

Well, a 100% increase would be an impressive number, until you factor in the low accommodation density, lack of quality in those accommodations, lack of services, and other amenities the froo-froo crowd expects, etc.

So, that 100% would be more like .01% in other markets. It's all in perspective. Given that booking.com only brings up 3 Terlingua properties (Terlingua Ranch Lodge, Lajitas Golf Resort, and El Dorado Hotel), I really doubt they are an authority on the area or that they have accurate data. I could be convinced otherwise with some vetted sourcing. Saying it's will become a booming destination does not make it so.

That said, progress never will be stopped and popularity waxes and wanes with the economy. The relatively remote location strongly works against commercial success...just look at Lajitas, which never has become the destination it thought it could manufacture using slick advertising, but not offering much else beyond extraordinarily high prices completely out of touch with reality.

However, Terlingua, like many places is populated by folks who, in every case, want to the be last to discover it and move there. Only to bemoan the continuing "degradation" of the neighborhood and experience even as each person of that mindset directly contributes to the situation.
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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 10:54:28 AM »
"This year Booking.com representatives came by and gave us their estimates that Terlingua will be the fastest growing tourist spot over the next 5 years in Texas."


this is the worse news I've heard in a while - hopefully not accurate

Agreed
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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 11:15:38 AM »
Back in April, I did notice some newer accommodations popping up here and there near Study Butte, even some man camp type buildings installed  by Indian Head Rd and the highway.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 11:32:50 AM »
Back in April, I did notice some newer accommodations popping up here and there near Study Butte, even some man camp type buildings installed  by Indian Head Rd and the highway.
"man camp type buildings" ?

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Offline Flash

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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 11:34:51 AM »
Back in April, I did notice some newer accommodations popping up here and there near Study Butte, even some man camp type buildings installed  by Indian Head Rd and the highway.
"man camp type buildings" ?
portables such as are used in the oil patch

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Offline Txlj

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Re: Anybody got a spare $1,750,000?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 12:12:16 PM »
I saw those too. Progress I guess, but I hate it.

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