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Terlingua Ranch Lodge is one branch of the non-profit corporation POATRI (Property Owners’ Association of Terlingua Ranch, Inc).  The Lodge is 425 acres consisting of the headquarter offices, Front Desk, Cafe and amenities.  The association represents some 5,000 property owners who collectively own some 200,000 acres of private land in the Big Bend region.

Our office is open 7 days a week, 9 AM – 5 PM.  We occasionally close on Christmas Day and other major holidays, please call ahead to verify.

We are in the Chihuahuan Desert and it is best to have a full gas tank when you leave Alpine.  We can do cash-back on purchases at the gift shop, otherwise the nearest bank is in Study Butte.  The nearest pharmacy is in Alpine.  Although we have a cafe, you may want to also bring drinks and snacks with you.  We do sell ice.

Terlingua Ranch Lodge
PO Box 638
16000 Terlingua Ranch Road
Terlingua, TX  79852


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Visitor Comments

We loved our visit.  The staff was freindly.  Everyone at the Bad Rabbit Cafe were very accommodating.  What a pleasure to see deer walking behind the cabin.

 L. Sawyer, Nov. 2012

Thanks for this unique and amazing experience!  Staying at your lodge made our trip to Big Bend even better.

M. Guenther, Sep. 2012

Perfect.  Wifi too weak.  Still good.

C. Parr, Aug. 2012

Great place to escape from everything.  Nice.  Peaceful.  Great scenery.  Will return.

The Andersons, Sep. 2012


Laurel Wakefield: Manager manager@terlinguaranch.com
Andrea Hinkle: Property Owner Services Administrator propertyinfo@terlinguaranch.com
Pam Gordon: Front Desk Coordinator & Reservations  frontdeskcoord@terlinguaranch.com
Duckie Eadie: Front Desk Assistant & Reservations
Elzie Volk: Front Desk Assistant & Reservations
Joyce Helt: Bookkeeper accounting@terlinguaranch.com
Dennis Nance: Road Crew Foreman
Greg Tardy: Road Crew Assistant
Ernie Smith: Maintenance Coordinator maintenance@terlinguaranch.com
Larry Lemming: Technical Associate Maintenance 
Dean Bucher: Security & Maintenance Assistant
Val Jahns: Water Works & Maintenance Assistant
Carol Dahl and Cindy Johnson: Housekeeping


Employment applications are welcome.  We occasionally have an opening available or a need for contract labor.  Here’s our  Employment Application


Travelers heading south from Alpine will travel about 62 miles and then turn left at the large wooden Terlingua Ranch sign. Follow Terlingua Ranch Road for 16 miles. The first 13 miles are paved, the remaining three miles are a well maintained dirt road accessible by most vehicles.

Map to Terlingua Ranch Lodge

Driving to Terlingua Ranch Lodge from Alpine

Terlingua Ranch Lodge Map for headquarters detail.

See also TopoZone

Terlingua Ranch Lodge | 432-371-3146 | PO Box 638, Terlingua, TX  79852