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Upstairs at the Mansion

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This unique one-room hotel, is found in the center-piece of the Terlingua Ghost Town. Built in 1909 out of rock and adobe, the mansion was home to the owner of the Chisos Mining Co., Howard E. Perry. Situated on a limestone hill overlooking the Ghost Town, with commanding views of the Chisos Mountains, the mansion has 22 inch walls downstairs, and 14 1/2 inch walls upstairs. The addition on the South side of the mansion, which your room is located, was built in 1912, and has been restored to it's original condition on the interior. The outside of the building is very rustic with original paint & patina.
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Pictures make it look fabulous, but it's not. There are two bedrooms and one bath. One of the bedrooms is upstairs. Stairs are steep with no railing. One bathroom is down stairs & the only bath is in the hall tucked by the stairs. It was a 100 degrees that day & it was 90
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This old mansion was partially renovated and restored to accommodate guests. It was very interesting until the sun lost its light. Violent winds, flickering power, eerie presences, and shaking doors proved this conflicted place is haunted, so if you don't mind a potential visit,
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First, let me say, I would give this place 5 stars for uniqueness and the simple "coolness" of the building, but that wears off quickly after the third or fourth or fifth person or group of people help themselves to the place while we are there (and renting the whole place.) We
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Made our reservations after seeing this place featured on Texas Country Reporter, so glad we did... This is the last weekend the Mansion will be open for business under current inn keeper, Kaci. She brings the true charm of this unique property to life and we felt right at home.
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Some of us loved it, some not so much. This is undoubtedly the most unusual place I have ever slept. The room was large and comfortable and the innkeeper in fun to chat with, but the bathroom was a small step above using a tree. Now for the details of the bathroom which is
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"There are two rooms: one up, one down. Since the shared bathroom is on the first floor, that may influence which room you want."
"Both rooms are equally nice, but if you are a light sleeper, you may want to opt for the upstairs room. The bathroom is downstairs and the staircase can be a bit squeaky. Not a problem during our stay, but if your upstairs neighbor has a thimble for a bladder, it could be something to consider..."
"Either of the two rooms available are great. The upstairs room's bed is a bit larger."
"Watch the sunset facing East to see the hills change colors."
"There are 2 rooms at the mansion now! Upstairs and Downstairs, we stayed downstairs but peaked upstairs and they're equally lovely."
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