The Villa de la Mina
This was an entire town based around wining, dinning and mining. People of all different creeds have lived here but they all share one thing in common,
A Far West Texas Ghostown in the heart of the Big Bend
Owner is considering all offers, trades,
partnership options & partial owner financing at this time.
Pools &1 large Pool and a Smaller cool pool next to it.
As far as patios go, you couldn't ask for more. The amount of rock work done by hand out here is unparalleled in the area or anywhere else close by.
There are tons of rock staircases, rock patios, & many rock-walled building sites.
Blair's HouseBlair Pittman was a Photo Journalist who retired in the Big Bend and this was the last residence he had down here before moving to Alpine to seek dr. care.
Water ResevoirExterior made of hand-made brick--crushed local rock made into bricks in an oven on-site.
Interior is smoothed Concrete.
Holds Enough water for about a year and was used for mining and living during the earlier 1900s-- prime-time--and then off and on since the 70s
The MineRail Car tracks lead you into the entrance of the mine. there are two doors.
Behind the main door you will discover a long corridor that is easily walkable back to a main amphitheater room.
People have filmed movies in there and music videos.
Where the magic happened...the OvensNo where else in the Big Bend will you find a mining operation to this extent.
Walkable mine, ovens, water reservoir (necessary for mining and refining), housing, hand made bricks, intact historical buildings, and tons of history.
Rock Storage BuildingRecently used as construction storage, it is dried in by metal roofing and the interior is cement with rock walls and plywood doors. larger than it looks, about 15x40
Kitchen HouseBuilt later on with inferior rock work. Yet its front room is a beautiful glass wrapped front room that overlooks the main house and the bandstand area.
Stagethe stage is raised above the ground with a fountain in front of it. On both sides of the stage are rock walls the rise about 25 ft with rock stair cases heading to other areas.
The Big Bend of Far West Texas
Tourism. The estimated 700,000 visitors to Big Bend this year will be in this remote area where there is not even close to enough lodging or dinning accommodations.
This is one of the most remote corners of the U.S. and therefore, supplies, albeit much faster than the early days with mule and burro, still take some time to make it out here by plane, train, and UPS. Terlinguan residents enjoy close relationships with their UPS and Fedex drivers.
This year Booking.com representatives came by and gave us their estimates that Terlingua will be the fastest growing tourist spot over the next 5 years in Texas.
There are quite a few maintained dirt runways scattered all over the immediate region and one paved one located 10 miles from the Villa.
Ground travel is best with 4wd and off-roading tires, and quite possibly a mechanic. Think, Australian outposts, or Namibian Rock Resorts.
Chihuahuan Desert is the classification of the entire area. The Villa is part of what is known as the Mexican Highland and Intermontane Plateaus.
Helicopter Health Insurance ensures that you will get a quick and cheap flight to the closet hospital 100 miles away in alpine, or further if need be.
The Terlingua Fire and Emergency Medical System(TFEMS) is extremely trained to handle this terrain and the types of injuries that tend to occur out in the back country where there is no doctor and no hospital.
Terlingua Ghostown & Big Bend Parks
Far Flung Outdoors center got its start here in 1973 and is still operating today amongst multiple outfitters.
Golfing, Pool Side Lounging, Sun Bathing, Visiting with the locals, Cigars, Wine and leisurely strolls.
There are two ghostowns in the Big Bend, the Terlingua Ghostown and This one, The Villa de la Mina
The Big Bend is host to a large milieu of wildlife diversity. Every year many species migrate to here for the summer. Vultures come up from Mexico to clean up all the road kill all summer, and hummingbirds head towards mexico from alaska every november.
Dark Skies ordinances can keep these skies clear of light pollution
The Big Bend Stables has been trekking around to the most far reaching outposts for over 30+ years