Terlingua motels are few, and you won’t find a Big Bend motel alternative with more natural beauty and distinctive history than Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort!

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

Your best Terlingua motel 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 Terlingua motel alternative, 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.

“There is so much to do in the area. We went to Big Bend twice, road the motorcycle on the River Road, visited the Ghost Town and just had an all around great visit.”–Kim T.

“I was expecting a very rustic cabin but was very surprised to have a room with two double beds, modern plumbing and a remodeled interior. WE WILL BE BACK!”–Brazos P.

“We … came to Terlingua Ranch Lodge again and again for its refreshing pool, excellent meals at the cafe, hot showers, and incredibly kind and welcoming staff.”–Carlie C.

“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.

“The rooms are rustic and very clean with air conditioning and a hot shower which was a blessing. The quiet evening on the deck with wine and my honey was perfect.”–Sodaw K.

“There was a small fridge, and a nice-sized closet. The pool was large, clean and refreshing. The laundry cabin was big [and] even had a book-borrow shelf with lots of choices.”–Cindy M.

“It was kid friendly and we had such a wonderful time. They had great food in the cafe and the pool was so refreshing. The staff was friendly and helpful.”–Hotels.com

“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.

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