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Chalk Draw

In Brewster county near Marathon, TX

A hidden desert oasis in the Big Bend


20,000 Acres2 bedrooms
Sleeps 42 bathrooms

Unique Features

Resort style pool
Petroglyphs and pictographs
Star gazing rooftop
Adjacent to Big Bend

A Hosted Experience

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

Atticus Freeland

Hospitality Manager

Atticus is a native of West Texas and grew up in the Big Bend region. He oversees hospitality at both the Chalk Draw and Maravillas Ranches and assists with the ranching and hunting operations.

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.

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.


From Our

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 4
Secluded luxury in the middle of the desert
Guest House
2,000 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4


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

Explore More

Our booking specialists are knowledgeable about the area and can make suggestions about excursions, rentals and supplies. At your request and for an additional fee, they will provide an array of concierge services, such as organizing airport pick-up and drop-off, outfitter guided trips (fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding), arranging musical entertainment, catering/personal chef services, yoga, massage therapy, and grocery shopping.

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: 4
Add a private chef and guide for an additional $500/night




Cancellation Policy

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

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


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