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.

“We loved our stay at Terlingua Ranch Lodge. Quiet, peaceful, serene and surrounded by beautiful mountains and unspoiled nature! Right up the road from Big Bend [NP].”–Angela S.

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

“[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 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.

“Great getaway from the city and great place to stay while exploring Big Bend. The rooms are always clean and the staff are always friendly.”–Eddie M.

“Quaint, quiet, cozy and inviting. Perfect for a secluded escape in to the hills or a stopover to Big Bend State/National Park. Gorgeous night-sky!”–John P.

“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.”–Matilda LG

“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.

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