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Big Bend Hotels: Best Terlingua Hotel Alternative

Big Bend Hotels, Terlingua Hotel

Big Bend hotels are few, and you won’t find a Terlingua hotel alternative with more rustic beauty and colorful history than Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort!

Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort is a unique Big Bend hotel alternative offering both lodging and camping accommodations, convenient amenities, engaging activities and scenic attractions.

Your best Terlingua hotel 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 alternative to Big Bend hotels, 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.

“Terlingua Ranch is a wonderful place… The mountains and night skies are amazing. The cabins are very comfortable, the food at the Bad Rabbit Cafe was very good.”–Donna M.

“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 … came to Terlingua Ranch Lodge again and again for its refreshing pool, excellent meals at the cafe, hot showers, and incredibly kind and welcoming staff.”–Carlie C.

“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.

“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.

“[We] just stayed at the Terlingua Ranch and LOVED it. I would highly recommend staying here if you’re visiting Big Bend. If you’re looking for a nice getaway, book here.”–Kimberly 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.

“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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Big Bend RV Parks: RV Park Terlingua Ranch

Big Bend RV Parks, Terlingua Ranch RV Park

Big Bend RV Parks: Terlingua Ranch RV Park has eight pull-thru campsites with power, water and sewer connections plus twelve back-in camps with power and water hookups plus a dump station!

Conveniently located between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ranch Lodge resort offers not only cabins and campgrounds but also scenic recreational vehicle sites with full hookups. This is the place to stay on your next West Texas RV getaway! We actually have two RV parks for you to choose from:

  • Our upper pull-through sites (#14 through #21) are located at the base of Whitehouse Mountain. They provide offer 15, 20, 30 and 50 amp electricity service plus water and sewer connections and can easily accommodate larger RVs.
  • Our lower back-in sites (#1 through #12) are located near our swimming pool and Bad Rabbit Cafe. Designed for camping trailers and RVs less than 25 feet, they offer 15, 20, 30 and 50 amp power with water hookup and a dump station nearby.

There are no cable or phone connections in our RV parking sites but all guests are welcome to enjoy our swimming pool, bathhouse, horseshoe pit and other resort amenities. Please note that the last three miles of Terlingua Ranch Road are unpaved but RV-friendly – and our road crews aim to keep it that way!

“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.

“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.

“A quiet and beautiful place! Lots of critters you don’t normally see in the big city! Just a short jaunt to Study Butte and Terlingua’s Ghost town!”–J.W.

“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

“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.

“Overall, an incredible experience. Highly recommend this RV/lodging spot over ones closer to the Ghost Town. Worth the drive… for the price and the peace.”–Jessica R.

“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.

“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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