Terlingua Ranch, Texas
(972) 649-6200 x105
(972) 649-6200 x105
Terlingua Ranch is a special place, because of its deserts, its mountains, its views. The name is famed for quite a number of reasons, not due to just one specific event. Thousands make the Fall annual week- long Terlingua Chili Cookoff, others enjoy the peaceful, escape from the rat-race, the inspiring landscapes, or to study the rich geology, archaeology and paleontology in the mountainous and desert land forms. Those who live in Terlingua take pride to call this their home, and eager to see the arts and entertainment culture grow among this small population in a vast territory.
This is considered one of Texas’ greatest kept secrets when it comes to the land market. Once word of this area gets out to the mainstream, expect prices to rise dramatically!
The terrain of the property is mostly native grass and is fairly flat, with gradual slopes. This property is perfect for the individual who is looking to build a house, park an RV/trailer, or just wants nothing more than an investment, and desires peace and quiet coupled with natural splendor.
There is plenty of wildlife out here, including deer, quail, doves, and javelina. So if you’re into just looking through your binoculars, viewfinder, or even your scope, this is a great place to do it!
Land is widely known as an excellent investment. This is simply due to the fact that there is only a little bit of land for a whole lot of people. When the rules of supply and demand come into play, every day as the population rises, land becomes more valuable. Some economists theorize that in the not so distance future large land ownership will be only for the very wealthy.
Here is what some people have said who visited Terlingua Ranch Resort:
“[5 out of 5 star rating] ...“Everything was great! Peaceful setting, thanks this place is a treasure.” (Fall 2010)
“[5 out of 5 star rating] ... “I think it’s great! No radio, no TV-HOO Rah. Wonderful time!!! We really enjoyed the cabin, pool,scenery and laid back atmosphere! Staff great! We’ve stayed several times in the RV park and cabins.” (Owners since 1972)
“[5 out of 5 star rating] ... “Thank you so much for the fantastic scenery. The wonderful hospitality that everyone has shown us. Swimming in the pool was the highlight of our vacation (from Germany). A most memorable 37th anniversary for us both.” (Fall 2010)
This is a truly amazing part of the country, which attracts visitors from all over. It is located at the doorstep of Big Bend National Park, as well as Big Bend State Natural Area. The views are simply amazing, with “postcard” scenes everywhere you look. The elevation is around 3,700 feet above sea level, which offers warm summers and very mild winters.
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1. WHERE IS THE PROPERTY LOCATED?
Terlingua Ranch is located in Terlingua, Texas in Brewster County.
2. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ELEVATION OF THE PROPERTY?
The average elevation is approximately 2,933 feet.
3. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
4. WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY LOOK LIKE?
Surround yourself with the land of giant bluebonnets, spectacular sunsets, and the largest landscapes in the state of Texas. All are the perfect setting for the unspoiled landscape of Terlingua Ranch. With every breath of fresh, clean air, you'll know this pristine unspoiled property is for you - especially since it has been thoughtfully master-planned to exist in harmony with nature and the wildlife of Big Bend country.
5. WHAT TOWNS ARE CLOSEST TO THE PROPERTY?
This scenic property is located in Terlingua, Texas and approximately 66 miles southeast of Marfa, Texas, and 185 miles southwest of Midland/Odessa, Texas.
6. WHAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE?
There are no improvements at this time.
7. WHAT ARE MOST PEOPLE PLANNING TO DO WITH THEIR LAND?
Most property owners feel that it is a good opportunity to own a nice lot, yet affordable piece of Texas. Some owners plan to make their property into a second home, while others plan to move to their property after retirement. Many plan to pass it down to their children or grandchildren, while others plan to possibly subdivide the property at a later date, keeping some acreage and selling the rest. Many of the property owners also plan to utilize the property as a permanent home or a recreational retreat or getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These lots are ready for you to build your dream home or just enjoy the good feeling of land ownership.
8. WHAT ABOUT WATER?
None. You are entitled to drill a domestic well on your property at your own cost. Water is not guaranteed to be available at any specific depths, quantity, or quality. Contact a Licensed Texas Well driller for further information and proposed costs.
9. WHAT ABOUT UTILITIES?
None. Currently, there is electric service available in the ranch. Waste water disposal for is achieved by individual septic systems. Further information about utilities and who to contact can be provided upon request.
10. WHAT IS THE PROPERTY ZONED AND WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY TAXES FOR A PARCEL?
The zoning allows Residential/Recreational. Currently, the approximate annual property taxes calculate to approximately $40 per year.
11. IF I FINANCE THE PROPERTY, TO WHOM DO I MAKE MY PAYMENTS AND HOW WILL I KNOW I HAVE RECEIVED PROPER CREDIT FOR MY PAYMENTS?
Your payments will be made to Classic Country Land, LLC. We have our own in house financing available.
12. MAY I USE THE LAND WHILE I'M PAYING FOR IT AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE A DEED TO MY PROPERTY?
Yes, beginning the very day you sign the purchase contract, the land is yours to use and enjoy.
13. CAN I RESELL MY PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE AND MAKE A PROFIT?
While there is no guarantee of profit from any land sale, historically land prices have increased in value. We believe there are many reasons for this upward trend, including inflation, population growth, a decreasing supply of land, the public's desire for a more natural environment, trend toward movement away from urban areas and the increasing popularity of outdoor recreational activities.
14. IS THERE A PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION OR ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROPERTY?
POATRI Property Owner Association collects $165.64/year per owner. There are no restrictions.
15. WHAT WILL THE ROAD SURFACE BE LIKE?
Maintained dirt road access throughout the ranch. Some roads may not be passable during monsoon season. Terlingua Ranch has a staff onsite for road maintenance. Contact POATRI with any questions or concerns.
16. DOES A BUYER HAVE TO BUILD A HOUSE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME?
A buyer is never obligated to a timeframe to build on their property.
17. WHY ARE SOME PROPERTIES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS?
The properties have been priced according to our "A B C" analysis and consideration of the proximity of the parcels to existing electric. "A B C" stands for Access, Beauty and Character. In other words, how good, quick or easy is the access to the property from the main highway or county road, etc. The beauty of the property mainly pertains to the vegetation and scenic views etc. The character of the property refers mainly to its topography. For example: Is the parcel flat, rolling, steep, etc.
18. IS THERE A PENALTY FOR PAYING OFF MY LAND EARLY?
There is absolutely no prepayment penalty. Your monthly payment is applied to your account balance using simple interest on the unpaid balance. Any and all extra monthly payments will be applied directly to the principal. All extra payments will directly lower your balance, reducing the overall interest you pay on your purchase.
19. CAN I MAKE AN OFFER AND WHAT KINDS OF DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Offers are discouraged as the properties are priced for immediate sale under our "No Haggle" pricing policy.
20. WHAT IS THE LEAST AMOUNT I CAN PUT DOWN AND HOW DO I KNOW I QUALIFY TO BUY?
A minimum of $299 down payment is required for our no-qualifying, guaranteed financing and there is no further qualifying involved.
21. WILL I BE PRESSURED TO BUY?
Absolutely not! At Classic Country Land our "no pressure" policy is always in effect. Our prime properties practically sell themselves. We won't be hounding you to buy. However, our friendly ranch representatives are always available to take your call and answer any questions you might have and we welcome those calls. Be assured you'll always be treated with respect and there will be absolutely no pressure to buy. References are also available upon request. If you have any further questions about Classic Country Land, LLC please don't hesitate to give us a call at 972-649-6200 x105 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.
Brewster County, Texas
Brewster County, the largest county in Texas, is located in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas, and is the site of Big Bend National Park, the largest park in the state. Brewster County is bordered by Presidio County to the west, Jeff Davis County to the northwest, Pecos County and Terrell County to the east, and the Rio Grande to the south.
Brewster County comprises 6,169 square miles of largely rough and mountainous terrain, with elevations ranging from 1,700 to 7,825 feet above sea level; the latter elevation, the tenth highest in the state, is at Emory Peak. Most of Brewster County drains into the Rio Grande, although the northern part drains into the Pecos River. Soils are generally shallow and stony, with some loamy to sandy soils and clayey subsoils. Vegetation at lower elevations in the county is drought resistant; sparse grasses, desert shrubs such as ocotillo, lechuguilla, sotol, acacias, tarbrush, and creosote bush, some mesquite, and cactus predominate. At intermediate elevations vast grasslands occur in mountain basins; white oak, juniper, and pinion woodlands dominate the slopes. Douglas fir, aspen, Arizona cypress, maple, Arizona pine, oaks, and madrone are found at the higher elevations. The fauna in Brewster County includes the pronghorn antelope, mule deer, white-tail deer, bobcat, mountain lion, desert bighorn sheep, black bear, coyote, raccoon, badger, prairie dog, pack rat, kangaroo rat, skunk, ringtail cat, porcupine, jackrabbit, cottontail, golden eagle, roadrunner, quail, dove, rock wren, white-winged dove, mourning dove, Canyon Wren, painted bunting, zone-tailed black hawk, and Colima warbler. Mineral resources include mercury, silver, lead, fluorspar, nonceramic clay, and lignite coal. Of these, the most important to the historical development of Brewster County was mercury; for most of the first half of the twentieth century the Terlingua Mining District in southern Brewster County was among the nation's leading producers (see mercury mining). The climate is subtropical-arid. The average minimum temperature in January is 34° F, and the average maximum temperature in July is 95°. The growing season averages 239 days a year, and the average annual precipitation is 12 inches. Less than one percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland.
The area of southern Brewster County now in Big Bend National Park has long fascinated man, who has lived there for more than 9,000 years. The first human beings in the Big Bend were probably nomadic hunters and gatherers moving south ahead of the great ice sheets of the North American glaciers. When a prolonged period of drought ensued, the large game animals disappeared, and so did the people. When the drought ended, between 4000 and 3000 B.C., man reappeared. By around A.D. 1000, residents of the area were practicing rudimentary agriculture and could no longer be considered nomadic; and by the time the Spanish began to arrive, in the sixteenth century, pueblo culture had begun in the Big Bend.
Big Bend National Park and State Ranch
The Big Bend of the Rio Grande is named for the vast curve of the fabled river in remote southwest Texas. It is a wildly beautiful natural region, with a complex and fascinating history. Over a millions acres of public land including Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park offer hiking, camping, river running, horse riding, mountain bicycling, jeep touring, along with abundant sightseeing opportunities along paved and improved roads. Accommodations run the range from convenient and comfortable to full service luxury.
A few remarkable communities near Big Bend National Park: Marathon, Terlingua and Study Butte, Terlingua Ghost Town, and Lajitas, offer services, amenities, and entertainment. A variety of guided outdoor activities are available. Big Bend is a diverse region with endless possibilities for adventure, whether you like it soft, hard or in between.
Every season in Big Bend has its own unique character. Summer rainy season brings cooler temperatures, spectacular skies and water in the Rio Grande. Fall brings ideal weather for all activities. Spring comes early to Big Bend, March and April are the most popular months to visit. Winters are mild; February is becoming on of the more popular months to visit.
There is something to do here for everyone. You can hunt, fish, play golf, white water raft, hike, etc.
Terlingua Ranch And Living The Life In This Region
Most people find themselves attracted to the beauty and solitude that is part and parcel of the desert and Terlingua Ranch. Often, however, people neglect to consider the attendant adjustments that are necessary in order to create a full time life here.
If you purchased raw land you must seriously consider how you will provide some of the basic services that most Americans take for granted elsewhere.
For owners who are contemplating a permanent move to Terlingua Ranch it is very important that before you build or drill a well or erect any structure that you know exactly where your property is located. The only absolute method is to have the property surveyed by a certified surveyor.
Local certified surveyors are:
James Jackson, (432) 371-2120
Stephen Walker, (432) 837-7272
Ken West, (432) 837-7164.
Exact surveys are very important also for those contemplating subdivision of a larger tract to ensure that the resulting tracts meet acreage requirements regarding septic and other State and County subdivision regulations.
New electric service can be quite expensive. If your property does not already have a meter you should contact Rio Grande Electric Co-op in Alpine, (800) 460-0679. Some property owners use wind and/or solar systems for their electricity. Propane systems provide an alternative to electric refrigeration.
For water you must provide your own system by drilling a well, creating a catchment system, or buying water from either the Ranch or the Study Butte Water Corporation. Any of these options require a system of storage tanks. Armadillo Drilling, (432) 837-2378, and Skinner's Drilling, (432) 837-2497, are two well services in Alpine.
Licensed septic systems are required for tracts 10 acres or less. Contact the Brewster County Judge's office for up-to-date information. (432) 837-2412. Also see Subdivision Regulations.
Propane service is available from West Texas Gas in Alpine, (800) 446-3348 and Mustang Propane in Marathon, (432) 386-4432. You may take small tanks into Study Butte or Alpine for refills. For home delivery you may purchase a tank or rent one from the vendor; minimum orders for home delivery is usually 100 gallons.
Garbage disposal is available through Duncan Disposal in Alpine, (432) 837-1244, who will lease you a dumpster. A 3-yrd dumpster currently runs almost $2000 per year, so many property owners find a shared arrangement more economical. The dumpsters that you see along the county road and the dumpsters at the ranch are not for general use.
Local telephone service is provided by Big Bend Telephone Company in Alpine. They can be reached at 1-800-592-4781. Service is relatively inexpensive as telephone lines were run over the majority of Terlingua Ranch 25 years ago. Big Bend Telephone now provides DSL service to many areas of southern Brewster County.
The Terlingua area has excellent EMS services and a Volunteer Fire Department which can be reached by dialing 911. The nearest emergency medical facility is in Alpine. The FEMS business office can be reached at (432) 371-2356.
Despite rumors otherwise, the Ranch is not really in the business of renting out heavy equipment to build driveways, building pads or other non-road maintenance work. We will, if time permits and we are in your area, do minor work at a $100 per hour, per machine charge.
Other helpful contact numbers are:
U.S. Post Office (432) 371-2269 (for boxes in Terlingua)
U.S. Post Office (432) 837-9565 (for rural route delivery at Hwy. 118)
Brewster County Sheriff (432) 837-3488
Brewster County Tax Office (432) 837-2214
Brewster County Clerk (432) 837-3366
Relocation involves obtaining a 911 street address. Almost no services can be had without one. For an official 911 street address contact the Rio Grande Counsel of Governments in El Paso at 1-800-333-7082.
With foresight and planning, a relocation to south Brewster County and your property on Terlingua Ranch can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Remember to think "self-sufficiency" and be certain this is the right move for you before you commit your energy and resources to the desert.
"Many people choose to move to the country for a better sense of freedom. This freedom can be a double-edged sword. Freedom to do with your land what you want without restraints of homeowner associations and stringent building codes and regulations and nosy neighbors. But with that freedom also comes the added responsibility of not relying on government agencies to always provide your electricity, gas, and water or road maintenance."
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