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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.

“[We] were treated to the sights of javelinas, roadrunners, donkeys and a coyote on the road as we drove back and forth to the Ranch. The peace and quiet was wonderful!”–Kim T.

“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.

“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.

“We got used to not having the electronics because there were more beautiful things to do. We sat on our porch and stargazed for hours… We could even see the Milky Way.”–Cindy M.

“We spent five nights here recently and we loved it! Everything was great from the greeting we received when we got there to our spot… with the wonderful view!”–Kim T.

“[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.

“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.

“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 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!

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

“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.

“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.

“[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.

“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.

“The sky at night is unencumbered and unbelievable with occasional meteor showers and the Milky Way spread from horizon to horizon. The wildlife is also unbelievable…”–Toni S.

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