West Texas

Our Favorite Boutique Hotels in Texas

By Mary Cate Long | January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

When it comes to looking for the best accommodation in Texas, there’s nothing like a cute, little boutique hotel with a lot of character. Bonus points if no two rooms are alike.  Reasons to Stay at Boutique Hotels There’s no doubt that the meaningful touches, the individuality and the unique aesthetics are a draw to […]

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Best of 2020: 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home in Marfa, Texas

By Mary Cate Long | January 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the SecondShelters..com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!] Mary Cate: If we’re being […]

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This Company Is Like an Upscale Airbnb for Huge Ranches

By Mary Cate Long | November 27, 2020 | Comments Off on This Company Is Like an Upscale Airbnb for Huge Ranches

Buying property in West Texas is no small feat. In fact, it is often (quite literally) a huge decision. The sprawling ranches stretch for thousands of acres and the price tags match. Are you ready to take the plunge? Is the peaceful solitude and stunning scenery of West Texas worth the lengthy drive? We suggest […]

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Cozy Fireplace Airbnbs in 3 Top Fall Destinations

By Mary Cate Long | October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Cozy Fireplace Airbnbs in 3 Top Fall Destinations

It’s finally that time of year. The air is decidedly chilly and I, for one, already lit up my first fireplace of the season. Whether you are looking forward to ski season or in search of an autumn escape, here are some Airbnbs with cozy fireplaces– perfect for the snuggly, baby-it’s-cold-outside weather. Taos, NM Taos, […]

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This 200-Plus Acre San Angelo Ranch Checks All the Boxes

By Elaine Raffel | April 22, 2020 | Comments Off on This 200-Plus Acre San Angelo Ranch Checks All the Boxes

Located just outside San Angelo, this sprawling ranch property checks all the boxes. Over 200 acres. Luxe country living. And, all-important in times of social distancing, open space and unsurpassed privacy.

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Escape to Albany: A Fandangle-y Great Family Compound Near Art Prison in the Hottest Ranch Home Town in Texas

By Candy Evans | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Escape to Albany: A Fandangle-y Great Family Compound Near Art Prison in the Hottest Ranch Home Town in Texas

This summer I had the chance to visit an amazing property in Albany, Texas, about 125 miles due west, where I understand Trevor Rees-Jones recently bought land. I’m hearing more and more about this part of Texas, which I called west texas until I actually SAW west Texas a few weeks ago! When I was […]

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