Javelina Hideout FAQ's
Do I need a 4WD to get to the property?
No, you do not need a 4WD. We are exactly 1 mile off of a flat dirt road. After heavy rains, it can get a bit bumpy and may slow you down, but high clearance and 4WD are not necessary.
Can I use google maps to get to the property?
No, you should not use google maps. You should use the directions that were emailed to you when you made your reservation. Google maps does not accurately map the location and in some cases will try to route via the wrong roads.
Will my cell phone work at the property?
Your cell phone will not get a signal at the property, however we do have a land line that is free for you to use for domestic calls, and we also have WiFi. Additionally, you can drive 3 miles up the road towards the lodge and you will receive cell service.
How far to the Big Bend National Park entrance?
It's about a 24 minute stress-free drive from Javelina Hideout to the parks west entrance.
Can I watch TV at the property?
We have a smart TV that works with Netflix or Hulu, but we do not have cable or get channels over the air. If you have a Netflix or Hulu account, be sure to bring your login information with you.
How far to Big Bend Ranch State Park?
You can drive towards Lajitas and hike Closed Canyon and HooDoos trails, which are both located within the State Park. You'll find information at the Barton Warnock center, about 45 minutes from the property. If you want to go into the center of BBRSP, it's a much longer drive along scenic 170, and then many miles on a dirt road to Sauceda. Probably 2.5 hours total to the center of the park.
Do you have WiFi at the property?
Yes! We do have internet for you to use. As of now, it's a low signal at the bunkhouse since the router is in the main home and the buildings are metal. We intend to fix that in the future.
Do you allow pets?
No, we do not allow pets. While we are big Fans of Fido (FoF's), we recognize that the park is non hospitable to your furry friends. Dogs are not allowed on trails in the National Park. We do not want dogs left unattended at the house for our protection and also for the protection of the dog and guest.
What if I want to have a campfire?
Visit http://www.brewstercountytx.com and the homepage should state in red if there's a burn ban. Do not have a fire if there is a burn ban.
When is the best time of year to visit?
Big Bend has lots to offer at different times of the year. The winters will vary, but temps can be as high as the 70's. They can also be as low as the teens (unusual). This is a desert environment and every day is different. Spring is always a beautiful time to visit, but there can be a lot of people visiting the area attractions in the Spring.
Do you have air conditioning?
We do have air conditioning, but consider that this home is solar powered, and the AC can only be run when the sun is shining. This is good news if you're staying at the house during the day; it can stay nice and cool. However, if you leave the house during the day and return in the evening, the house can be warm and the AC won't be runnable until the next day. So the short answer is yes - we have AC, but it does come with some conditions. Also please note that the bunkhouse does not offer air conditioning, only the main home. Please keep this in mind when booking your vacation with us.