Terlingua Ranch Lodge offers unique Big Bend activities and entertainment.

“We are senior citizens, hiked 3 miles a day, took lots of photos… visited the state and national parks… drove to Presidio… lovely drive, and had the time of our lives!”–Cindy M

Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort is a remote West Texas Big Bend retreat offering recreational as well as relaxing activities such as swimming, horseshoes, stargazing and live music entertainment.


Spend your morning hiking or biking through Terlingua Ranch trails, then take a cool dip and lounge by our pool. It’s open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily and free for all paying lodge guests. Otherwise there’s a $25.00 annual pass for POATRI members in good standing or a $8.50 charge per day per person per day.

Birding (Bird-watching)

Among others, we have nesting Lucifer Hummingbirds, Gray Vireos and Elf Owls. During peak migration it’s not unusual to see over 60 species daily. This is the place for serious birders and bird photographers. For information on local birding, ask the Front Desk.

Hiking & Cycling

There is a walking trail going up between White-house and Bell Mountains which leads to a bench seat with a fantastic view. Ask the Front Desk for a map at check-in.


Our Chihuahuan Desert offers some of the most unobstructed views ▶️ in the Texas sky. You can set up a telescope outside your room and be assured that city lights will not interfere with your viewing. As one of our guests commented at TripAdvisor.com, “The view of the sky at night is unencumbered and unbelievable with occasional meteor showers and the Milky Way spread from horizon to horizon.”


There is usually music scheduled at our Bad Rabbit Cafe on weekend nights all year round and nightly during Spring Break. For information or booking please call 432-371-2244. Tips are appreciated!


Our horseshoe pit is located on the uphill side of our Cafe Patio. For horseshoes just ask the Cafe staff.

Book club

The Reading Round the Ranch book club meets in the Cafe on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm (except during summer). Contact Tom Ramsay for details and information at 432-371-2188.


Potluck at Bad Rabbit Cafe on the second Thursday of every month. All Terlingua Ranch property owners and their guests are welcome! Bring a dish or dishes of your choice with serving utensils. Bring your own plate and silverware if possible. Drinks are available for purchase from the Cafe.