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.

“The cabins are clean, the beds are comfortable and the stars at night are beyond description. The food is surprisingly good, the price is reasonable and the beer is cheap.”–Hugh H.

“If you’re searching for an offbeat place situated in one of America’s most beautiful natural surroundings, this might be your home away from home.”–Hugh H.

“[The] cabins have spectacular views from all windows. [We] stayed there over … Memorial Day weekend this year. They have redone the cabins, and they are much nicer.”–Laron S.

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“I think this place is better than going to a local motel closer to the Big Bend parks because of the camp like experience, pet friendly, and THEY HAVE A POOL!”–Mary D.

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