Book a Marfa, Texas ranch made famous by Beyonce, built by renowned Houston architect
Beyonce is no stranger to blazing trails in the music industry. Now she can add hospitality trendsetter to her resume.
Just one snapshot77彩票网app of the Houston-born entertainer hula-hooping at a quiet Marfa ranch in 2012 was enough to make Ford and Lindsay Smith’s vacation property a must-visit travel destination. After the photo was shared, people began asking to book their private rural gem.
77彩票网appNow the Austin couple’s west Texas desert house is better known as “Ranch 2810,” a nearly 3,000-acre expanse available for .
77彩票网appProspective guests can book it on Explore Ranches, a Lone Star State startup that leases out private properties to travelers who want to enjoy the state's rural landscapes without crowding into a traditional lodging accommodation. Explore Ranches founders Jay Kleberg — associate director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation — Allison Ryan, and Jesse Womack in December 2018 launched the niche short-term rental site that now offers several rentable parcels throughout states in the southwestern U.S.
The Smiths’ Ranch 2810 accommodates 10 guests and rents for $5,500-per-night with a three-night minimum.
77彩票网appThe 8,000-square-foot modern structure was designed by Houston architect Carlos Jiménez —who’s also a Rice University professor. It was originally commissioned by Tim Crowley, a former litigator from Houston who moved to Marfa in 1997. Crowley is a contemporary art museum Chinati board member who's also known for being one of the founders of the Marfa Book Co. bookstore and for launching the nonprofit Crowley Theater.
77彩票网appJiménez's striking vision is perched atop a flat hilltop, which offers panoramas of Chihuahuan Desert and tall windows that allow natural light to flow inside. Its clean lines accentuate and frame the home's surrounding desert vistas.
Those who stay at the estate have the option of choosing some "experiences" from Explore Ranches. These could include nature adventures or art-centric activities.
One unique perk of renting this rural gem: you can say that you camped out on Beyonce's hoola hooping grounds.
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