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.

“Comfortable rooms with fantastic views! The Bad Rabbit [Cafe] has some great burgers, chicken fried steak, and other meal options!”–Marty L.

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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