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Chalk Draw

In Brewster county near Marathon, TX

A hidden desert oasis in the Big Bend


15,000 Acres2 bedrooms
Sleeps 62 bathrooms

Unique Features

Resort style pool
Petroglyphs and pictographs
Private chef & guide included
Adjacent to Big Bend

A Hosted Experience

Guests are greeted by landowner or landowner representative, cooked for, guided and are attended to throughout stay.
Your Host

Chris Hinson


Chris is a native Texan and oversees ranching and hospitality at both the Chalk Draw and Maravillas Ranches in the Big Bend Region.

About the Ranch

The Experience

As Bee Cave Canyon comes into view at the end of the 10 mile drive on the northern edge of Big Bend National Park, you know you have arrived somewhere otherworldly. Chalk Draw is akin to a resort in the middle of the desert. The pool, manicured lawns, and garden are unlike anything you could have expected to find 60 miles from the nearest town. The Santiago Mountains surround you for adventurous exploration, and then as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine, head up to the rooftop deck for an unparalleled view.

The Accommodations

The thoughtfully designed and lavishly appointed Mexican hacienda style guest house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms comfortably sleeping six people. The house includes a fully equipped kitchen, Wifi, outdoor cooking and dining area, and a spacious living room. Three night stays include a private chef and a guide.

Historical Significance

Chalk Draw contains some of the most significant existing petroglyphs and pictographs from prehistoric native peoples in the region. There are 46 known sites that can be found on the ranch. A hike into Bee Cave Canyon, the largest know rock shelter in the Big Bend area, provides an unforgettable experience, a hidden tinaja, and a rich record of the activities of those who occupied the land more than 4,000 years ago.

The Land

Abutting Big Bend National Park, Chalk Draw is home to diverse plant and animal species such as elk, whitetail, aoudad, wild turkey, quail, and various predators such as bobcat and mountain lion.

From The

From The
Ranch Owner

"Solitude itself is the rarest commodity."
-JP Bryan

The Lodging

Secluded luxury in the middle of the desert
Guest House
2,000 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 6
Secluded luxury in the middle of the desert
Guest House
2,000 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 6


Cable/Satellite TV
Coffee maker
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
No pets allowed
Bird watching
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Explore More

As part of your journey, we would love to help you find additional activities and services to book while on the ranch. We will reach out to you when you request to book to find your specific needs.

Things like:
Mountain Biking

Request to stay at Chalk Draw

In Brewster County near Marathon

In order for us to ensure you have the best experience, we take your requested date and party size and confirm with the ranch owner before you finish and pay for your booking. You will not be charged to request to book.



Per Night
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 6




Cancellation Policy

50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


3.5 hour drive from Midland
5 hour drive from El Paso
1 hour drive south of Marathon
20 minutes from Big Bend National Park
Directions provided upon confirmed booking

Ranch Rules

No smoking
No pets
No glass bottles outside of lodging areas
Don't litter and please pick up all trash
Be respectful of all wildlife and your surroundings
Don't disturb plants or Native American artifacts