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Offline DC6080

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HOTEL
« on: July 17, 2010, 02:26:05 AM »
Is anyone familiar with (or stayed in) the Big Bend Holiday Hotel in Terlingua behind the Starlight and Trading Company? It is owned by Bill and Lisa Ivey and judging from the website, is fairly new. I just discovered it myself and am interested in booking the Cinnabar Room. It looks like a great addition to the Big Bend area. Any comments or reviews from patrons would be greatly appreciated!

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Offline RichardM

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 09:48:05 AM »
I wasn't aware of them. I wonder when they opened?
http://www.bigbendholidayhotel.com/

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 09:52:08 AM »
Wow!  It looks very nice!

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Offline The Scorpion

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 10:46:54 AM »
Man....those do look nice, I will have to show the wife, maybe she will enjoy those.

James
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Offline Goldilocks

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 04:54:28 PM »
It looks like part of that may be the La Posada Milagro guesthouse. I have never stayed there but it is right by the Starlight. Maybe under new management?


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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 05:03:13 PM »
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Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing*

*If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.

*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room."

I like this detail.  :icon_lol:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 05:22:54 PM »
It looks like part of that may be the La Posada Milagro guesthouse. I have never stayed there but it is right by the Starlight. Maybe under new management?



That's what I'm thinking too. I toured most of the rooms at Milagro in '07 & many of these pics look pretty familiar...
John & Tess

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2010, 05:26:02 PM »
It looks like part of that may be the La Posada Milagro guesthouse. I have never stayed there but it is right by the Starlight. Maybe under new management?



That's what I'm thinking too. I toured most of the rooms at Milagro in '07 & many of these pics look pretty familiar...

hmmm...guess I was wrong;  here's Posada Milagro:  http://www.laposadamilagro.net/home.html

John & Tess

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 06:45:00 PM »
How ironic that no one has heard of a hotel that I found through an indirect link from this Board! I guess it IS new then! I'm going to surprise
the wife myself. It looks very impressive to me! If anyone else has any imput, please share. I'm not going until Labor Day weekend.

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 02:16:04 AM »
It may just be me, but Big Bend and hotels/motels, in my limited experience, are day and night different.  In the same breath I must say, if the choice was vacation or no vacation in Big Bend, that looks like a great place!

Al

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 10:56:42 AM »
I used to think that way. But now so many of my trips to the park are spent backpacking that the thought of a night in comfort is something I look forward to at the end of a trip. I'm glad that Big Bend isn't built up like some of the other big National Parks but I'm also thankful that there are some options when you don't want to camp.

Of course, comfort is a relative thing. If I can get a clean comfortable bed at a reasonable price I'm usually pretty happy. I forgot to add "quiet" to this. Even the Basin campground can be noisy at times.

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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010, 04:37:36 PM »
Nolan Ryan and Terry Puhl of base ball fame

Being a big baseball fan, I find this interesting. Were either BiBe aficionados? BiBe 1st-timers? Did they do any hiking, or were they just relaxing?

Did either one of them, or their wives, have that "what the heck am I doing out here in the middle of nowhere -- there's nothing to do! -- where' the freakin' TV?!" thing goin' on?

John & Tess

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 01:05:38 PM »
I just received some new information regarding the Big Bend Holiday Hotel. It seems that the Iveys have had it open for well over a year now. Check in and check out times are flexible, on a case-by-case basis. All of the rooms are non-smoking, with both the Cinnabar and El Patron located behind the Terlingua Trading Company/Starlight Theatre complex. Your credit card is used to merely hold the room. No charges are made until you arrive. You can change the form of payment at that time. All of the info was provided by Carla in Alpine who facilitates the reservations for the Iveys. She runs the Alpine Guest Lofts and offers a 50% discount Sunday-Thursday nights to property owners and 30% off Friday and Saturday nights. They are impressive as well. Check it out!

                                  www.alpineguestlofts.com
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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 08:33:20 AM »
... allowed us (two couples) to join him in in an exclusive stay in the Bunkhouse. His other guests, with wives, were Nolan Ryan and Terry Puhl of base ball fame .

Nolan was not at all pleased that we were there. We did not become buddies!
Quicksilver

So, Nolan is a little snooty?,.. or does Hg snore a bit too loudly?  :icon_lol:
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Re: HOTEL
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010, 08:52:47 AM »
... allowed us (two couples) to join him in in an exclusive stay in the Bunkhouse. His other guests, with wives, were Nolan Ryan and Terry Puhl of base ball fame .

Nolan was not at all pleased that we were there. We did not become buddies!
Quicksilver

So, Nolan is a little snooty?,.. or does Hg snore a bit too loudly?  :icon_lol:
I sat next to Nolan at a play at the Galveston Opera House about a decade ago and he was pretty laid back. Of course, he had probably mellowed a bit since his competitive days...

 


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