Alpine Studio


This studio is located at 106 West Murphy Street on historic downtown Murphy Street, within easy walking distance of everything in Alpine. It is a recovered photography studio and is perfect for romantic weekends, city explorers, or sitting in the backyard and reading or stargazing.

The Studio is quite large, with 2 private front entrances and 1 back door leading out to the back yard.The entire house is all yours: you will have complete privacy! There are two private front entrances and one back door leading to the backyard.

There is a yellow circular dining room table with 4 chairs in the second bedroom with the full size futon and antique Portuguese twin bed. The master king bed is a talalay organic latex and cotton dreamily comfy mattress with silky soft sheets and a light down comforter (nights are chilly in the high desert). There’s a table for 2 by the kitchen in the main room. There’s an additional sidewalk cafe table for 2 outside at the front of the building: great for people watching and ordering delicioso food from the next door Jalapeños Mexican restaurant—they will deliver and give you 10% off the tab!

Art work in studio is by Woody Farris (Fredericksburg), Lizanne Thate (Austin/Fredericksburg), Matt Skinner (Alpine, Colorado Springs), Roger Cutforth (San Miguel/Terlingua), Shiloh Sibley-Cutforth (Austin), Rachel Sibley (Alpine/Austin)& Liz Sibley (mosaics). We have more of their ‘stuff’ at Galeria Sibley.

It is located a ½ block south from the Amtrak station so there is train noise. I provide individually wrapped earplugs for sensitive sleepers.


  • 2 bedroom / 1 bath
  • 3 beds: 1 king, 1 full, 1 single
  • High-speed internet
  • Fully stocked kitchen + enormous sink (gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge)
  • Central air/heat
  • Laundry Facility
  • Pet and child-friendly
  • Large TV with DVD player and loads of movies (No cable)
  • 6 lavender deck chairs and additional seating, along with an umbrella


Please note that there is an additional $10 fee (per stay) for use of the 3rd bed—this keeps my maid happy and my cleaning costs lower). There is also a $10 (per stay) fee if you have dogs that shed, because of the double vacuuming required post-stay. Thank you for your understanding!

Please smoke outdoors (and remember we’re in the beautiful tinder box of the mountainous Chihuahuan Desert. 😉

Please check out by 11a.m. unless you have made other arrangements with us.

Special reduced rate for full-week reservations covering one weekend.