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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 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.

“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.

“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.

“There are very few places left where you can enjoy wide open spaces in peace and quiet – Terlingua Ranch Lodge definitely is one of those.”–Disco D.

“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.

“Just before dawn I saw the most amazing starlit sky of my life. There were more stars than sky and a clear view of the Milky Way. It was worth that alone coming out here…”–Jay B.

“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.

“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.

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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.

“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.

“We saw several jack rabbits… If you love the outdoors, quiet starlight nights and a cabin environment, then the Terlingua Ranch Lodge is a great place for your stay.”–Moe T.

“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 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.

“We stayed at Terlingua Ranch while visiting Big Bend National Park. This place has all you need… Everyone at the office and Bad Rabbit CafĂ© were extremely friendly!”–Carolina I.

“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.

“Full service with restaurant, pool, laundry facility. Very clean and price is good… Personnel are very friendly… I highly recommend to stay here visiting Big Bend National Park.”–Tina K.

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