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.
ID Verification necessary before booking (DL, Phone, or Photo ID) No Pets - No Smoking inside the house. Put butts in Dumpster to the North.
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.
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!!
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!
Enjoyed the location, very cozy accommodations, property owner exceptionally helpful and friendly, highly recommended.
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.
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.
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 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.
I loved the property. Beautiful sunsets. The owner was so kind to us, he help us a lot! Very recomendable!!
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.
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.
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.
Had a great time in the area. The property was quiet, and very clean.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
We had a wonderful stay at The Birdnest! Very peaceful with lots of charm.