"Getting to Big Bend is quite a trip, but if I’m going there this is the only place I’d stay. Except for a car or two in the far distance once or twice it is dead ass silent out here. It was a little cool while there and I’m not 21 anymore so I wore clothes, but it is so private you could run around naked the whole week. The sunrise and sunsets were heavenly and only matched by the stars! It was also nice to have all of the comforts of home. It was like camping, but I had this super mod plush house....with a fire pit. All this equals peace and recharge for me. Highly recommended." -Bart E. VRBO.com
"Not going to lie - was a little unsure of what to expect but when seeing in person and experiencing it all, it was absolutely amazing! I love how both Fossil Knob locations are near each other, but far enough to still have your own privacy and views. It was the perfect day to start with a coffee while watching the sunrise, hike at Big Bend, pick up some meat at Cottonwood General Store, then come back to relax with a grill, drink, and beautiful night sky ☺️❤️ This will be recommended to anyone I know going to Big Bend!!!" -Kristen G. VRBO.com
"Amazing views of the sunset on the Chicos Mountains in Big Bend-every shade of red imaginable, with a glass of wine in hand, on a beautiful, cozy patio. The unit was located outside of town a bit, so close enough for easy access to restaurants and the store, but far enough away to give a sense of solitude-much better than many of the rentals which seemed to be clustered together right in town.
The children loved exploring the desert area surrounding the unit and seeing all sorts of interesting wildlife. The unit itself was really interesting and well done, made from cargo containers, but very cozy and colorful on the inside with lots of room for cooking, a beautiful stone walled shower after a warm desert day and a big cozy bed for vacation sleeping in! A really cool touch is a small niche window in the bedroom that allows the early glow of sunrise to peek in and casts the room in beautiful golden tones.
In the evening, we enjoyed sitting under the stars while cooking on the grill and making smores around the fire pit. The moon rises right over the mountains, so we had a perfect view of all the stars, moon and sky one could ask for!" -George H. VRBO.com
"This space was fantastic! We reserved both spaces on this lot for our large group. This larger unit was extremely comfortable and well-appointed. It was tastefully appointed. Everyone slept perfectly. These spaces are largely out of view of Terlingua, unlike many of the properties in the town which were on surprisingly small lots. For a trip to Big Bend or the Rio Grande, these spaces can't be beat! We would absolutely rent either of the spaces again." -Brendan G. VRBO.com
"Fossil Knob Ridge was absolutely incredible! It felt like home in the desert. The king size bed was very comfortable, I got some of the best sleep out there. If you're looking to get away from people and disconnect for a few days, this is your place. With a full kitchen, bathroom and living room, I didn't have to sacrifice any comfort on this trip. The mountain views from the floor to ceiling windows that span one whole side of the larger unit are epic. You've never seen the sun rise if you've never seen it happen over the Chisos Mountains from Fossil Knob Ridge! The night sky is magical. Be sure to take a good camera and tripod to capture some truly breathtaking photos and long exposures of the Milky Way unobstructed by city lights.
Fossil Knob Ridge is a little slice of heaven, so whether you're going with your significant other or with a group of your closest friends, I know you're going to have an unforgettable adventure!
Dont forget to sign the guest book!" -Chris C. facebook.com/fossilknobridge
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