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.

“I love this place, the pool, the restaurant, and the people there. Down to earth kind of place; be yourself and be kind will get you a long way… I want to go again!”–Matilda G.

“So quiet and comfortable! It’s settled into a valley surrounded by big sky, ridges [and] mountainscapes… The beds were extremely comfortable, and the sheets were so soft!”–Cindy M.

“Love the lodge! The staff is friendly… the pool is always refreshing on a hot summer day, and the live music at the Bad Rabbit Cafe is always good!”–Barrett C.

“[We] were treated to the sights of javelinas, roadrunners, donkeys and a coyote on the road as we drove back and forth to the Ranch. The peace and quiet was wonderful!”–Kim T.

“The accommodations were nice with free WiFi. Pet friendly… Very clean cabins. The [staff] gave us a hand drawn map and suggestions on places to visit in the [Big Bend].”–Kim D.

“We absolutely loved this space- it is as described, a bit off the beaten path and the perfect place to unplug… The view from our room was beautiful.”–Audrey M.

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