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.

“The sunrise that greets you when you wake up will be one of the most spectacular you have ever seen. Stop at the Bad Rabbit Cafe for breakfast, take a swim, take it all in.”–Erika N.

“The sky at night is unencumbered and unbelievable with occasional meteor showers and the Milky Way spread from horizon to horizon. The wildlife is also unbelievable…”–Toni S.

“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.

“Wonderful experience. The rooms were just as advertised with comfy beds and hot showers. The Bad Rabbit restaurant is a wonderful gem in the middle of the desert.”–Robin B.

“If you want to be away from everything and in the middle of nowhere stay here. Completely unique experience for us and very memorable. Good value.”–Ane J.

“Just before dawn I saw the most amazing starlit sky of my life. There were more stars than sky and a clear view of the Milky Way. It was worth that alone coming out here…”–Jay B.

“We got used to not having the electronics because there were more beautiful things to do. We sat on our porch and stargazed for hours… We could even see the Milky Way.”–Cindy M.

“We spent five nights here recently and we loved it! Everything was great from the greeting we received when we got there to our spot… with the wonderful view!”–Kim T.

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