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PERRY MANSION

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Offline DC6080

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PERRY MANSION
« on: July 27, 2010, 07:21:33 PM »
So how is it that two rooms have now been restored and called "Upstairs at the Mansion" and rented out when the place is in such horrible condition? Last I heard, there was some sort of radio station operating out of there and when I last saw it, it resembled some sort of a junkyard! It was in complete and utter disrepair. So is the whole mansion going to be restored "a room at a time" or will it be just the 2 rooms???

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Offline DC6080

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 09:43:35 PM »
Let me see if I understand this now: 67 people read my post and there are 0 comments and replies! Now why is that? I have asked a valid question that I've been wondering about. What is the big secret? Surely someone knows what is being done with the Mansion! Any takers?

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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 09:47:56 PM »
I can't speak for anyone else, but I for one only know what I've read about it online. If you really want to know the current owner's plans, find her website and ask her.

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 11:28:14 PM »
Sorry, DC, I thought this thread was about Perry Mason, and when I didn't see anything about Della Street I just moved on to the next thread.

Cheers,

Hayduke :)

Let me see if I understand this now: 67 people read my post and there are 0 comments and replies! Now why is that? I have asked a valid question that I've been wondering about. What is the big secret? Surely someone knows what is being done with the Mansion! Any takers?

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 09:53:05 AM »
Let me see if I understand this now: 67 people read my post and there are 0 comments and replies! Now why is that? I have asked a valid question that I've been wondering about. What is the big secret? Surely someone knows what is being done with the Mansion! Any takers?

Well hell, I thought you talking about the governor's mansion.  :eusa_doh:

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 02:57:48 PM »
Let me see if I understand this now: 67 people read my post and there are 0 comments and replies! Now why is that? I have asked a valid question that I've been wondering about. What is the big secret?

No secret. Just because you post something does not obligate anyone to respond to it. Plus, not every question found here can be answered...someone has to know something about it for that to happen (though usually there is no lack of opinion even in the absence of knowledge!).
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Offline TexasShadow

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 04:15:55 PM »
I think the intent of the accommodations might be misunderstood. The structure by large is not in 'horrible' condition, but then the intent is not to provide upscale resort-like accommodations, either. The intent is to reproduce the local ambiance and provide comfortable accommodations while retaining the 'feel' of the 'ghost town'. It was originally, afterall, a mining town. The Chisos Mining Company breathed life into this little spot of hot desert and Perry's Mansion was the odd-ball of the frontier town.



The radio center has been relocated elsewhere and the arched patio nicely cleaned. It is a wonderful spot to relax and view the hub-bub of the store area and the Chisos Mnts. beyond. The renovated rooms (and there are now more than two) are quaint and comfortable, matching the friendly hospitality while still providing a rustic feel. The decor lends a quiet and smooth southwest ambiance and the bathroom is modern.





If you wish for luxurious modern and pristine comforts, you might consider the resort at Lajitas instead.



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Offline DC6080

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 08:35:21 PM »
Thanks for the pics. I KNEW that someone would know about it. Not exactly what I expected myself. When I stayed at the nearby Big Bend Holiday Hotel, it looked very rustic and worn on the outside. What are the room rates?

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 01:25:03 PM »
I just happened across this info today:

Time to say Gracias y Adios, dear Amigos! Due to upcoming maintenance and remodeling on this Old Rock Pile, Upstairs at the Mansion is closing it's doors May 15, 2012. The owner of the building, will be re-opening a guest facility here at the mansion sometime in the future. So, if you wish to experience historic simplicity among the ruins before the remodel project, send me a note and lets get you one of the few remaining reservations to be had in the Mansion ruin as we know it. I would like to say a Big Thank You you to all the wonderful guests and friends of the Mansion who have made the last four years so especially memorable for me. Gracias Amigos!

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 01:27:07 PM »
I know the big secret but I'm not telling under the advice of my barrister.
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 09:41:27 PM »
I think the intent of the accommodations might be misunderstood. The structure by large is not in 'horrible' condition, but then the intent is not to provide upscale resort-like accommodations, either. The intent is to reproduce the local ambiance and provide comfortable accommodations while retaining the 'feel' of the 'ghost town'. It was originally, afterall, a mining town. The Chisos Mining Company breathed life into this little spot of hot desert and Perry's Mansion was the odd-ball of the frontier town.



The radio center has been relocated elsewhere and the arched patio nicely cleaned. It is a wonderful spot to relax and view the hub-bub of the store area and the Chisos Mnts. beyond. The renovated rooms (and there are now more than two) are quaint and comfortable, matching the friendly hospitality while still providing a rustic feel. The decor lends a quiet and smooth southwest ambiance and the bathroom is modern.





If you wish for luxurious modern and pristine comforts, you might consider the resort at Lajitas instead.



and how long have you worked for The Mansion ?

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 08:25:57 AM »
"The greatest happiness possible to man ... is to become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love the beautiful,... and then, retaining animal instincts and appetites, to live in the wilderness"
- J. Frank Dobie

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 04:30:23 PM »

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Offline Buck

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Re: PERRY MANSION
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 09:17:22 AM »
Our friends stayed there over Thanksgiving.  We went up each night to visit and have drinks.  It's definitely a work in progress, but coming along nicely and very livable.  You should be prepared for the few rough edges (and a few rough middle bits too), but if you're not, you have no business in the Bend.  Terlingua in particular is not a place for pampered poodles.  That said, I think it's a great place to bring the family so that the kids can have their own upstairs hangout and mom and dad can have the big bedroom downstairs.  The kitchen is still at hunt-camp standards as is the exterior, but it completes the Terlingua ghost town experience with lots of nearby ruins, rocks and relics to examine.
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

 


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