Big Bend hotels are few, and you won’t find a Terlingua hotel alternative with more rustic beauty and colorful history than Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort!

Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort is a unique Big Bend hotel alternative offering both lodging and camping accommodations, convenient amenities, engaging activities and scenic attractions.

Your best Terlingua hotel alternative, our Lodge is located in south Brewster County with Big Bend National Park to the east and Big Bend Ranch State Park to the west. It covers 425 acres and consists of the main office and gift shop, the Bad Rabbit Cafe, guest cabins, pull-through and back-in RV parks, private campsites and open campgrounds, an airstrip, a horse corral, a swimming pool, bathhouse, laundrymat and many other amenities.

We are in the Chihuahuan Desert and it is best to have a full gas tank when you leave Alpine heading south on Texas Highway 118. The nearest bank is in Study Butte. The nearest pharmacy is in Alpine. And although we have a restaurant on the grounds, you may want to bring drinks and snacks with you. We do sell beer, wine and ice.

Terlingua Ranch Lodge, your preferred alternative to Big Bend hotels, is owned and operated by the Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch, Inc. (P.O.A.T.R.I.), which represents the more than 5,000 individuals who own Terlingua Ranch, which is comprised of nearly 200,000 acres of remote and rugged natural beauty in the Rio Grande Big Bend region of West Texas.

“You can see the Milky Way when the moon isn’t too bright. Quiet, beautiful, lots of places for climbing, walking, hiking…. Wifi works rather well for such a remote area!”–Wade B.

“[We] just stayed at the Terlingua Ranch and LOVED it. I would highly recommend staying here if you’re visiting Big Bend. If you’re looking for a nice getaway, book here.”–Kimberly D.

“Overall, an incredible experience. Highly recommend this RV/lodging spot over ones closer to the Ghost Town. Worth the drive… for the price and the peace.”–Jessica R.

“Come to Terlingua Ranch and slow it down. I highly recommend getting a permit at the office and visiting the Christmas Mountains… Grab a great meal at the Bad Rabbit.”–Laura G.

“No frills, just right west Texas lodging. Nestled perfectly against Christmas Mountain[s], Terlingua Ranch lodge is the perfect west Texas getaway.”–Mallory D.

“Incredibly scenic views… quiet and cozy with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff… to give you all of the best tips and tricks for exploring [Big Bend National Park].”–Kristopher L.

“Excellent service, very comfortable rooms, and a view that won’t be matched by any other lodging! Friendly staff, that are happy to help you enjoy your stay.”–J.T.

“Restaurant was amazing. Breakfasts really delicious! Interior and exterior of cabins is so Texas-style! Location is amazing! You can make a BBQ near by cabin…”-Vitalli

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