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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.

“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.

“Incredibly scenic views… quiet and cozy with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff… to give you all of the best tips and tricks for exploring [Big Bend National Park].”–Kristopher L.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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 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.

“The location is great, the night star views are amazing. We could see the Milky Way clearly every night, worth the price for the view.”–Denise C.

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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.

“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.

“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… I want to go again!”–Matilda G.

“[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.

“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.

“This place is so cool… trails to hike all around. It is so peaceful and everyone is so nice. Make sure you try the Bad Rabbit for breakfast! Good stuff.”–Kandi 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.

“[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.

“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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