The Birdnest, Views, Hike, Bike, Walk, See The TX Mountains

Alpine, Texas

This comfortable second story flat provides spectacular views of the mountains and is walking distance to the Museum of the Big Bend which is on the SRSU campus. Sit on the ample porch deck and view the frequent wildlife that visit the large front yard. College and City pool near and the Theater of the Big Bend with live supper Performances, hike up SR hill or Mountain bike trails to the east, road ride to Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Ornithology abounds either nearby or a day run to the Big Bend National Park. Lounge on the Shaded South Porch for a breeze and book. Sit on the West “tiny” porch for sunrise coffee or tea; or, an afternoon libation and generally incredible sunsets, or the occasional rainbow or lightning storm.



  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Basketball Court
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing


  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Mountain View


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Minimum 2-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact


  • Not Sure


  • Not Sure


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle


  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Balcony
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Deck/Patio
  • Tennis
  • Golf


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

ID Verification necessary before booking (DL, Phone, or Photo ID) No Pets - No Smoking inside the house. Put butts in Dumpster to the North.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

19 Reviews

    Wonderful Vacation Spot

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2021
    Submitted Jun 18, 2021

    The neighborhood is very quiet. We started each day of our vacation sitting on the front porch drinking coffee and taking in the beautiful view. Mark had lots of great suggestions for fun things to do in the area. While I expected that there would be a lock on the front door, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was also a lock on the entry door to the porch. (Security is extra important when you're in an unfamiliar area.) We stayed in June - temps were really high that week - the front bedroom was too warm for the kids to sleep in. Fortunately, we brought a queen size air mattress, which came in very handy. (And since the master bedroom is so large, we had plenty of room for the air mattress.) Would definitely stay at this property again.

    Bird Nest View

    5/5 Stayed Apr 29, 2021
    Submitted May 5, 2021

    Wonderful place to stay and a host that makes doubly sure you are comfortable! The home was SUPER clean and everything is there to make your stay comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend!!

    Southwest adventure

    5/5 Stayed Mar 6, 2021
    Submitted Mar 10, 2021

    Mark was a gray host, very attentive, we didn’t meet but was always available and had a vast knowledge of the area and its history. The front porch and the side porch were great for morning coffee and sunsets/sky gazing.. Location was central for visiting all the many sights in the area. Thank you Mark for a great stay!

    Great stay at a very nice and cozy rental.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2020
    Submitted Jan 9, 2021

    Enjoyed the location, very cozy accommodations, property owner exceptionally helpful and friendly, highly recommended.

    Great time in west Texas

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2020
    Submitted Dec 9, 2020

    We enjoyed our time in the Birdnest. The front porch is awesome, and I also enjoyed drinking coffee and looking out at the mountains in the side porch. The house was cozy and had everything we needed.

    Great little place!

    4/5 Stayed Oct 16, 2020
    Submitted Oct 20, 2020

    Awesome access to big bend as well as Alpine. Far enough away from the center of things that it's not super loud. Ample parking for a trailer and motorbikes.

    Nice West Texas stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2020
    Submitted Jul 20, 2020

    We came out for a short trip to see the Neowise comet and needed a place to stay. The Birdnest fit the bill for what we needed. The place was clean and Mark supplied some kitchen goodies which was a nice treat. Communication was excellent and he sent us many things we could do in the area. We needed to be able to work and the internet was in good order. The view from both porches, the tiny porch in particular are lovely. Overall a great stay and would stay again if we are in the area. Thanks for having us!

    The location was great for day trips to Big Bend etc. The place was comfortable and cozy and safe.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 24, 2019
    Submitted Jan 5, 2020

    The Birdnest was great! I will definitely be back and tell anyone who asks me about accommodations in Alpine, about it. The upstairs of the duplex was the perfect place for my get away.

    Perfect stay in a cozy house

    5/5 Stayed Nov 28, 2019
    Submitted Dec 4, 2019

    I loved the property. Beautiful sunsets. The owner was so kind to us, he help us a lot! Very recomendable!!

    Home Coming Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Oct 25, 2019
    Submitted Nov 6, 2019

    We were given the wrong entry code but the property manager was easy to get hold of. The toilet is not made for a tall person, not much leg room. Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.

    Not quite ready for visitiors

    3/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2019
    Submitted Aug 13, 2019

    On arrival the house was stuffy and warm. Took long time to cool down. Front door screen was torn. One person was stung by bee when we first arrived. Bee nest on porch. We sprayed to get rid of bees. Was asked if wanted twin beds and extra bed. Responded yes. No twin beds or extra bed. Beds not made. Bathroom toilet slow to flush. Coffee pot was not clean. No lights in kitchen. Left over food in frig. We cleaned out. We were all disappointed in house. Found out he had lost his house cleaner. So understandable but he should have let us know. Could have offered discount. Didn't.

    Wonderful experience at the Bird's nest

    5/5 Stayed Apr 19, 2019
    Submitted Apr 23, 2019

    Lovely quaint place in the heart of the city of Alpine. Not only is the place great, but also Mark was extremely helpful with planning our entire trip, providing valuable suggestions regarding food and activities. We will surely be back.

    Quaint & Clean

    4/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2019
    Submitted Mar 17, 2019

    Had a great time in the area. The property was quiet, and very clean.

    Great Home Base to Visit Big Bend Area

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2019
    Submitted Mar 17, 2019

    Nice location. Comfortable place to stay. Worked well as a home base to explore Big Bend, Terlingua, Marfa, Ft. Davis, and the rest of the Big Bend area. Great communication by host. Would stay here again. Thanks for everything!

    A Fine Stay

    4/5 Stayed Feb 11, 2019
    Submitted Mar 13, 2019

    The apartment is convenient and the facilities adequate. The furnishings are left from the former residents who made choices to suit them. We found them quaint. Overall the apartment suited us just fine for a month of sunshine in a very interesting part of Texas. We enjoyed exploring Big Bend National Park, the McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, the Marfa courthouse, and Alpine itself. I enjoyed a wonderful glider ride with Bert Compton in Marfa and lots of walks around Alpine and several trails in the area. A good stay. Thanks.

    Best view we've seen -- great porch!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2018
    Submitted Mar 25, 2018

    This place is worth it for the porch alone, which looks out from the edge of Sul Ross into and over Alpine, among other places. As with other places we've stayed in Alpine, the accommodations are just a bit on the rustic side -- the building has been around for a while, but is kept clean and in good working order. We would say, overall, that you get more than what you pay for. The kitchen is roomy and very workable. The porch and the front door have good security (not that we had any concerns -- but we're big city people). There is good walking nearby, including hikes at Sul Ross, and you're very close to most everything you could want. We will be back.

    Cozy getaway in the Texas mountains

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2017
    Submitted Dec 31, 2017

    This sweet vacation home was perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen was well-stocked, the beds were comfortable and the views were great! We loved The Birds Nest. It was a perfect homebase for our West Texas adventures. We will be back!

    Great location with everything you need!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2017
    Submitted Nov 25, 2017

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here with family visiting. Had our feast on the porch since the weather was so mild. The Bird’s Nest is conveniently located with easy access to Big Bend, Marfa, and Ft. Davis. With so many things to explore, we will definitely be back!!

    Nice retreat with gorgeous views

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2017
    Submitted May 30, 2017

    We had a wonderful stay at The Birdnest! Very peaceful with lots of charm.


      Alpine, Texas

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