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Big Bend Motels: Best Terlingua Motel Alternative

Big Bend Motels, Terlingua Motel

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 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.

“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.

“The folks working here are extremely friendly and helpful. Rates are very reasonable and most if not all of the rooms have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.”–Stephen D.

“We enjoyed our stay so much. The cabins we wonderful! They were clean, fresh, beautifully decorated and cozy. The office staff was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful.”–Daphne W.

“[The] front desk took excellent care of us. Great accommodations. It is out by itself which means quiet and great star gazing. Great food at the Bad Rabbit Cafe.”–Raymond M.

“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.

“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

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Big Bend Camping: Terlingua Tent Campgrounds & RV Camps

Big Bend Camping, Terlingua Campgrounds

Big Bend Camping: Terlingua Ranch campgrounds include 7 private tent campsites, 2 open camp grounds with shared water spigots, and a horse camp for dry horse trailer camping.

Regardless of season, the West Texas Rio Grande Big Bend region offers some of the best tent camping in the USA. Terlingua Ranch Lodge is a top tenting choice, with seven private tent camp sites located in the southeast quadrant of our 425 acre resort – right along the base of Whitehouse Mountain (elevation 4,420 ft).

We also have two open campgrounds: Campground A and Campground B. Campground A lies in the southwest quadrant, just west of our lower RV Camps, while Campground B is located just south of those sites. Campgrounds A and B each offer a shared water spigot. Our Horse Camp is just south of Campground A. We also offer a horse corral, stable and pens.

“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.

“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.

“Lovely well run little lodge with great pool. Staff are incredibly friendly. Was treated to several fox sightings, numerous javelina, deer. Would stay there again!”–Mamie T.

“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

“The folks working here are extremely friendly and helpful. Rates are very reasonable and most if not all of the rooms have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.”–Stephen D.

“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.

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