There is free and public wifi available throughout the grounds.


Terlingua Ranch Pool

Terlingua Ranch Pool

Our pool is rare pleasure in the desert.  Open from 10 AM – 10 PM 7 days a week with a pool cabana patio, fire ring and large BBQ pit adjoining, it’s the perfect place to unwind with friends, family and guests.  The Cafe is next door with food and beverages – no glass allowed inside pool fencing).

Pool keys come with a cabin room, RV or camp site rental.  There is a day use fee of $5 per key, $50 for a year pass (general public) or $25 for a year pass (members in good standing of our property owners’ association).

Jo’s Bad Rabbit Cafe

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe

Terlingua Ranch Jo’s Bad Rabbit Cafe

Jo’s Bad Rabbit Cafe is managed by Joanna Tabb.

Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday and Saturday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday

Extended hours for busy times such as Hunting Season and Spring Break.

Call 432-371-2244 for more information and event schedule.

For large groups, the Cafe has two rooms with an archway separation.  It comes equipped with (17) square tables seating four; (1) octagon table seating eight; (1) six-foot table and (1) eight-foot table.  There are a total of 66 matching chairs.  A hot and cold buffet table is available and sack lunches can also be arranged.

The Cafe and Bunkhouse building are the original Ranch structure, made of stone and masonry, and dubbed the Whitehouse (Whitehouse Mountain sits just behind it).  The house was upstairs and the basement was for animals and stock.  Later the house became the real estate office and the downstairs was made into a bunkhouse for hunters.

Cafe Patio

Terlingua Ranch Cafe Patio (looking north)

Terlingua Ranch Cafe Patio (looking north)

Terlingua Ranch Cafe Patio (overview)

Terlingua Ranch Cafe Patio (overview)

The Cafe Patio is a beautiful stone patio; a great spot to check your email, drink a cold one, have a picnic, and enjoy the view.  It adjoins the Cafe and the horseshoe pit.

There is a stage, picnic tables and a large BBQ grill for any sized event: weddings, family reunions, and anniversary and birthday parties.  Electric outlets are available for bands, and stage lights are already installed.  There is ample parking and also handicapped parking spaces.  The pool and cabana with firepit is just a few steps away.  The Bunkhouse event room is downstairs from the Cafe.  Our cold storage locker is also adjoining for an old-fashioned pig roast or fiesta.  For patio reservations contact the office.

Gift Shop

Our retail gift shop provides the Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit shirts, ball caps, bandanas, jewelry, koozies, mugs and more.  We also carry retail maps of the region.  Contact the Front Desk to have your gifts mailed today!  432-371-3146.

Ice bags (10 lb) are for sale during office hours at the Lodge office or can be purchased from the Cafe upon availability.

Horseshoe Pit

Terlingua Ranch Horseshoe pit

Terlingua Ranch Horseshoe pit

Available next to the Cafe patio on the uphill side.  See the Cafe staff for horseshoes.


Savor a hot shower after a full day of fun in the women’s and men’s bathhouse facility, open 24 hrs year-round.  Free.

Adjoins the pool and Campground A & B and horse camp.


Terlingua Ranch Laundry Room

Terlingua Ranch Laundry Room

The laundry room has several washers and dryers available from 10 AM – 10 PM.  Modified hours from Spring Break are 2 PM – 10 PM.  Because of mineral content in well water, we recommend saving your whites for when you return home.  $2 per wash load and $0.25 increments for the dryer.

Cold Storage Locker

Our cold storage locker is open during official Texas Hunting season or special events.  There is a $25 fee per animal for storage.  Game requires a Hunter’s Registration tag.  Our office checks for a license but not a permit.

Bunkhouse Event Room

The Bunkhouse is the original ranch building made from rock and mortar.  There is ample room for seating and a wood dance floor in the center.  There is a very basic PA sound system and a large screen TV for films.  It is wheelchair accessible.  There is an additional room in the back for smaller meetings.  For reservations contact the office.


Terlingua Ranch Airstrip (flying south)

Terlingua Ranch Airstrip (flying south)

Fly in, have lunch, a dip in the pool and a comfy cabin room.  Prevailing wind direction is E; seasonal direction in summer is NW, and in winter is S.

Latitude: 29° 27′ 0.70″ North Longitude: 103° 23′ 54.64″ West
Elevation: 3769′ (1149m) Max. Runway Length: 4700′ (1433m)
CTAF: 122.900; Runway 2/20 (4700′ x 80′), Surface: GRAVEL (Good cond.)


Tie downs are available, bring your own tie ropes. The nearest AVGAS is available at Alpine Municipal Airport, 60 miles to the north, or Lajitas Airport, 30 miles to the west. We sometimes have a courtesy van; and cabins, cafe, and pool are all within walking distance. Call beforehand and we will meet you to help with luggage and transport.

For more airport and landing strip information check For information from nearby US Laughlin Air Force Base on tips for flying by Del Rio and a midair collision avoidance pamphlet, see .  To rent a vehicle contact Rick Kelly at Alpine Auto Rental.

Map Room

Terlingua Ranch Map Room

Terlingua Ranch Map Room

The Terlingua Ranch Lodge offices double as the POATRI corporate headquarters.  Our map room is maintained for owners as well as potential property owners.  It contains maps of the entire 210,000 acres of Terlingua Ranch association property, showing tracts and roads.  For more information contact our Property Owner Services Administrator, Andrea Hinkle.

Water Sales

We sell non-potable water (water not tested or monitored) for agricultural use at $0.03 per gallon during business hours, 7 days a week 9 AM – 5 PM.

There is a potable water tap across from the office available 24/7 for free (up to 20 gallons) or $0.03/gal for more than 20 gallons.

Air Hose

There is an air hose located behind the main office next to the maintenance barn and stables that is available 24/7 for free.


We have a Maintenance & Security staff, Mr. Dean Bucher, who lives on the grounds and is available to assist our guests and visitors.  His phone is 432-371-2960.

For serious emergencies call 9-1-1 from the red phone box at the pool cabana gate.  There is also a pay phone located by the pool.

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