Historic Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum in Big Bend Area Listed for Sale

Nestled near the majestic Big Bend National Park, a historic property with rich ties to West Texas history has been listed for sale. The Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum, located at 48421 FM 2627 in Alpine, Texas, are now on the market for $1,450,000.

The property, spanning 200 acres in Brewster County, is part of the original ranch owned by Hallie Crawford Stillwell and her husband, Roy Stillwell. Hallie Stillwell, an iconic figure who played a pivotal role in settling West Texas, faced numerous challenges, including drought, disease, the Great Depression, and desperadoes. Her legacy lives on in the Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame, which is situated on the property.

The historic Stillwell’s Store, a former general store, serves as an office for the 69-spot RV Park, which is conveniently located just north of the Persimmon Gap entrance to Big Bend National Park, approximately 8 miles away. The property also features various outbuildings, sheds, carports, and more, providing ample room for expansion and enhancement of local attractions.

Meeting and event room in Hallie’s Hall of Fame Museum

The RV Park caters to visitors of Big Bend National Park, offering overflow accommodations. In 2021 alone, the national park welcomed a staggering 581,000 visitors. The area surrounding the property is renowned for its diverse wildlife, including 11 species of amphibians, 56 species of reptiles, 40 species of fish, 75 species of mammals, more than 450 species of birds, and about 3,600 species of insects. It boasts the highest number of bird, bat, butterfly, ant, and scorpion species of any national park in the United States.

The sprawling property also presents opportunities for hunting enthusiasts, with big game such as Elk and Mule Deer, as well as Bear, Javelina, Blue and Bobwhite Quail during the appropriate seasons.

According to the listing, the Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum have the potential for conversion into a KOA Kampground. For more information about the property, interested parties can contact Tri-County Realty, LLC Listing Agent L. Mike Smith at (512) 417-8898.

Hallie Crawford Stillwell, a rancher, teacher, writer, and lecturer, was born in 1897 and played an instrumental role in the region’s history. After marrying Roy Stillwell in 1918, she became a ranch hand, working alongside her husband on their 22,000-acre ranch. She faced hardships such as the devastating drought of 1930, which almost led to bankruptcy, but her determination and assistance from the Drought Relief Service helped them overcome the challenges.

In addition to her ranching endeavors, Hallie Stillwell was a respected journalist, author, and public servant. She coauthored the book “How Come It’s Called That? Place Names in the Big Bend Country” and penned her memoirs, “I’ll Gather My Geese.” She became the first woman elected as justice of the peace for Alpine in Brewster County, serving from 1964 until her retirement in 1978.

Hallie Stillwell’s contributions to the region earned her numerous accolades, including induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994. Her legacy lives on through the Hallie’s Hall of Fame Museum, which was built in 1991 near her daughter’s Stillwell RV Park and Store.

The historic Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum are now poised for a new chapter as the property hits the market. With its rich history, picturesque location, and potential for expansion, this listing presents a unique opportunity for investors looking to own a piece of West Texas heritage.

The Stillwell Store, a charming old general store, serves as the heart of the property. It not only functions as an office for the RV Park but also features a small living area, a public shower and restroom, a 640-square-foot apartment, and the 1,200-square-foot Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum. The museum stands as a testament to Hallie Stillwell’s remarkable life and accomplishments, preserving her legacy for future generations.

The property’s prime location near Big Bend National Park, one of the most breathtaking and ecologically diverse natural wonders in the United States, adds to its appeal. Visitors flock to the park to witness its varied habitats, which support an astonishing array of wildlife, including rare species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects. The property’s proximity to the park offers an enticing prospect for nature enthusiasts and adventurers seeking an unforgettable experience.

The RV Park itself boasts 69 spacious parking spots, providing a comfortable and convenient base for visitors exploring the wonders of Big Bend. The opportunity for expansion exists, allowing potential buyers to enhance the RV Park’s facilities and amenities, catering to the growing demand for accommodations in the area.

For those with a passion for hunting, the property offers access to exciting big game experiences. Elk and Mule Deer hunting are popular activities, complemented by opportunities to hunt Bear, Javelina, Blue and Bobwhite Quail during the respective seasons. Hunting enthusiasts will find ample challenges and thrills in the vast wilderness surrounding the property.

Furthermore, the listing highlights the potential for the property’s conversion into a KOA Kampground, opening up even more possibilities for development and revenue generation. Interested parties can reach out to Tri-County Realty, LLC Listing Agent L. Mike Smith at (512) 417-8898 for further information on this exciting prospect.

As the legacy of Hallie Crawford Stillwell continues to captivate the imagination of history buffs and nature lovers alike, this property offers a chance to own a piece of her remarkable story. Her contributions to West Texas, as a rancher, teacher, writer, and public servant, have left an indelible mark on the region’s heritage.

Whether you’re drawn to the property’s historical significance, the allure of the nearby national park, or the potential for expanding the RV Park and local attractions, the Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum present a unique investment opportunity in the heart of West Texas.

For more information on the listing, including pricing and additional details, visit the Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum website at www.stillwellrvpark.com.

Stillwell Store, RV Park, and Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame Museum
48421 FM 2627, Alpine, TX 79830
Tri-County Realty, LLC Listing Agent
L. Mike Smith at (512) 417-8898



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