Terlingua, TX, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Terlingua

Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceNOVEMBER 6th UPDATE: I have just opened up some new dates in November, including Thanksgiving. I do ask for a two night minimum during Thanksgiving week. This is an ideal time to explore the Big Bend, as it should be prime conditions. Originally, the dome was going to be offline in November as I was going to use it for personal use, but I am not able to get down there until later than I thought it turns out. I've had the fortune of hosting many incredible guests from around the world who have met the challenge of off grid living in the desert of Far West Texas, whether it be for one night, a week, or a month. Though the dome does offer one night rentals, I do urge you to stay at least 2 nights to really settle into off-grid life. It also makes the cleaning fee more justifiable to you. The dome makes a good base for daily trips to different sites, towns, and hikes around the Big Bend Region. Also, I'd like to mention, if it is not already implied, that as a host I subscribe to Airbnb's Community Commitment and nondiscrimination policy which states... " We believe that no matter who you are, where you are from, or where you travel, you should be able to belong in the Airbnb community. By joining this community, you commit to treat all fellow members of this community, regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, with respect, and without judgment or bias." And now back to our regular scheduled program... The Off Grid Dome shelter is now completed and is accepting rental guests to share the off-grid experience, and to also help fund this project and future projects . The dome is a very remote and unique space in the desert near Big Bend National Park. The dome rests in an isolated but easily accessible off-grid setting in one of the few remaining territories under a dark sky ordinance, which offers unmatched views of the night sky, and a completely unobstructed view of a horizon that delivers truly majestic sunrises and sunsets. Though the dome is isolated, the entrance to Big Bend National Park is just a 25 minute drive and the historic Terlingua Ghost town about the same. The dome is an earthen structure, with a cob (adobe) barrier to provide shelter from the desert elements such as heat, cold, winds, and rain. The newly built dome kitchen provides a two burner propane stove and oven, as well as a refrigerator that is powered by solar power. In fact, all power to the dome comes directly from a modest solar energy system and will power phones, laptops, and lights, but not much more (no hair dryers for instance). The kitchen sink pumps water from a small rain collection cistern and thus I ask guests to be very strategic with water use. Separate drinking water is provided as well. In hotter months, a fan is provided, and the nature of the thick adobe provides a buffer against the Summer temps (with limitations). The wrap around windows provides a good cross breeze and fresh air when needed. In cooler months, a small propane heater is provided for a little extra boost, as well as clean linens and a duvet cover. The dome and linens will not be cleaned during your stay. There is no flush toilet, and so you must be comfortable using a composting toilet that is in a separate, and private outhouse next to the dome. There is no shower on site, but I can give you recommendations for $2 coin showers in town. Or you can try an outdoor solar bag shower on the property. There is wifi on site. The property is very accessible by road, with only the last mile being on a gravel road in good condition. Read house rules to learn about amenities. Looking forward to hearing from you and even more so, to hosting you out here in the magnificence of the Big Bend. Guest Access A private earth-built dome, parking, wifi, a kitchen, kitchen supplies, and a composting toilet. Interaction with Guests There is a good chance that I'll be staying on the property in an adjacent tiny home. If I am staying on the property, I can fix you a cup of locally roasted coffee in the morning, OR, if you are wanting complete privacy and isolation, we can work something out to where I can plan to be offsite during your stay. I do have a friendly shepherd/coyote mix and can keep him in a fence or let him play with you depending on your affinity towards canines. Looking forward to hearing from you and even more so, to hosting you out here in the magnificence of the Big Bend. Guest AccessA private earth-built dome, parking, wifi, a kitchen, kitchen supplies, and a composting toilet. Interaction with GuestsI am off on my own travels and will not be on site. Your reservation will be set up as a self check-in check-out deal with a coded keyless entry into the dome. Your bed will be ready for you with clean linens before your arrival, but won't be refreshed during your stay. Though I will be traveling, I will be available by phone, email, text, and though the Airbnb messaging center. I have a couple point people in the area who can help in case of any urgent need. The NeighborhoodThe only amenities that the dome is in walking distance to are the natural features of the Chihuahuan desert, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and one of the best locations in the world to see the unobstructed night sky. A large grocery store called "The Cottonwood" with everything from organics to vices is in Study Butte and is about 20 minutes away by car. They are open until 9 PM. The entrance to the National Park is about 25 minutes away, and the Chisos Mountains in the National Park takes about an hour. There are some great trails up there. If you like hot springs, there is a great one near Rio Grande Village in the National Park. It is a good way to rest the muscles after a good day hike. Give yourself an hour and a half to get back to the dome from the hot springs. Terlingua Ghost Town has a great restaurant called the Starlight Theatre. There is music there almost every night. The closest restaurant to the dome is called Tivos. It has great authentic Mexican food and I think is only open Thursday through Saturday nights. Service can take awhile because they make everything from scratch. You are welcome to try an outdoor solar shower at the dome, but your best bet are the showers up at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge (13 miles up the road from the dome), or the $2 coin showers in Study Butte at the Big Bend Motor Inn. The $2 showers are on your way to and from the National Park and there are multiple showers. The Terlingua Ranch Lodge has a great swimming pool that costs $5 per car, which includes a bath house with showers as well. Bring your own towel. Getting AroundThere is no public transit from the remote location, and so a car is necessary. It would also be a good spot for a long distance cyclist. A grocery store is a few miles away. The town of Terlingua is 30 minutes by car and the entrance to the National Park is about a 25 minute drive from the dome.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThe house is a 90-year-old ruin which I bought in 1996 and took 16 years to fix up. It housed five Mexican miner families during the mercury mining boom here (1903 through 1943) with five rock rooms inside and two large outdoor rooms where they cooked and slept in the summer. The walls are 18-inch limestone rock and all the rocks came from my property. The rock mason, a Comanche/Mexican artisan, napped everything with my geology rock-hammer – not an electric saw. The walls are exquisite and belong in a church, hence the old name for my house, “Our Lady of Perpetual Construction.” The floor-plan of the house helps increase fresh air in the summer, and the aspect of the house increases warmth in the winter. Most of the water used in the house is from rain water catchment, but the toilet and laundry are on town water. There are more books in my house than there are in a bookerary and so time not spent playing outside can be sanctuary. The Main House comes with The Green Room (with queen sized bed, closest to the bathroom), The Master Bedroom (with full sized bed, Xmas lights, a big closet and three east facing windows), The Fish Room (one single bed, one child’s bed, and a kiva fireplace), 3 sleeping lofts with full sized futons, lights, electric fans, and place to plug in electronics, and two full sized futons outside on the Porch for real star-gazing/sunrise lovers. Included in the Main House Rental is a full sized bathroom, computer den and full kitchen (there is only one bathroom, so pick your friends carefully). Also outside, there’s a BBQ grill, porches on 3 sides of the house and exquisite views. The Main House is $325 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids and dogs. The house has 5 double beds and 1 single, and can sleep up to 11 people. (Call for special requests).
house
1br house
  • Pets Allowed
This is a lovingly refurbished 100 year old limestone rock ruin with beds and bedrooms surrounding a huge kitchen. There are several fireplaces, inside and out, and the house is decorated with objects I have brought back from around the world. The outdoor porch is huge with views of Big Bend National Park and beyond. There is also a smaller guesthouse with its own private courtyard, outdoor shower, pavilion, vegetable garden and private bath. The house is located within the Terlingua Ghost Town Historic area but is on the North side of the hill where it's peaceful and quiet. A 6 minute walk through the old ruins will get you to a coffeehouse and the famed Starlight Theatre in the Ghost Town.
cottage
1br cottage
    A small private Guest House with the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park for a view and walking distance from the Ghost Town. Inside the first courtyard you will find the cottage, with an outdoor shower, great outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and seating areas. Inside the cottage there is a full sized bed, a desk, a large refrigerator, a small stove, all cooking utensils, a desk, WiFi, small sink, eating area and lots of windows. The second courtyard has a small private seating area and a pergola with full sized bed and flowers. The bathroom has a flower/vegetable garden outside, and tub/toilet/sink inside. All bed and bathroom linens supplied. Water is rain catchment. Hot water supplied by on-demand propane system. Walls are constructed from 90 million year old limestone rock. Owner is on-site to help you decide where to go while here and to answer any questions you may have about the botany, environment, geology, archeology of area. Has lived here 17 years and constructed all the buildings here herself with a few strong helpers.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    The SpaceTerlingua Las Ruinas is a camping/glamping site in the Terlingua Ghost Town. "Terlingua Fancy #1" is a large Sibley tent with comfy Queen bed with memory foam mattress in the heart of the Terlingua Ghost Town. Walk to restaurants, bars, coffee. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Terlingua falls within the "dark sky" area- there's no light pollution, so the stars are indeed "big and bright." You'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Be sure and bring towels and toiletry items. Betsy and I will be available for you. We want you to have a great time. Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)-CAMP / (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) Originally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. There is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Terlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music. NOTE: We've learned that it's best to be clear about this: you're renting a tent that is outdoors. Texas weather is unpredictable. The wind may blow. It may rain. During the summer, it can be hot. In the winter, it can get cold. If the sound of wind blowing against your tent will disturb you, you may want to bring earplugs. If you're sensitive to heat, it may be best to book during the spring or fall. If you have questions, please ask first. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Be sure and bring towels and toiletry items. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I will be available for you. We'll either be on site or a short phone call away. It's best to contact us through AirBNB's messaging service. Cell ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music. You'll be staying in a tent. If the wind is high and you're not used to it, the sound of the wind may keep you awake. If you're sensitive to night sounds, bring ear plugs.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    25 reviews
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceThe bedroom door has a keypad - you will receive the code when you book. Note the property is funky - so, if you like to stay somewhere different/eclectic/unique, then Casa Azul is for you. The kitchen area includes a small refrigerator, sink, hot water kettle, microwave, chairs and a table - with a nice, large window. Note the new bathroom is detached from the bedroom and kitchen area within a private courtyard (with 8' adobe wall). Short walk from bedroom door. The property has an additional - and dare we say awesome - outdoor shower (private). There is a deck and fire pit (you will need to bring wood or can buy in Study Butte, approx 5mi away). You have your own private driveway to the house. Please not you are in a rural ghostown. Many of the roads area gravel with no street lights. Guest AccessYou will have access to the bedroom, kitchen area (which is set up for coffee/tea makings), bathroom area, an additional outdoor shower, deck and fire pit area. Interaction with GuestsPlease call or email if you have any questions or concerns. The property manager lives close by. The NeighborhoodThe property is located in the historic Terlingua ghostown. You are in walking distance to several restaurants, the must-see historic Terlingua cemetery and lots of old ruins. Please note some of the ruins are actually refurbished homes - so please don't walk in private property. Getting AroundYou will be located in the heart of Terlingua ghostown and everything historic as well as restaurants and bars are all within a 1-5 minute walk. The National Park entrance is 10 miles down the highway and the State Park is 15 miles the other direction.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a site to pitch your own tent at Terlingua Las Ruinas. This is a camping/glamping site in the Terlingua Ghost Town. There are two bathrooms, a shower, and huge skies. Easy walk to all the restaurants, bars, coffee, and internet The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Terlingua falls within the "dark sky" area- there's no light pollution, so the stars are indeed "big and bright." You'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. Betsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. Cell Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) Originally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. There is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Terlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Be sure and bring towels and toiletry items. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I will be available for you. We'll either be on site or a short phone call away. Cell ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceNOTE! During the summer, it's hot in Terlingua. Daytime temperatures can be up to 107F with night-time temps in the 80's at midnight falling to the 70's in the early morning hours. If you're not comfy with the heat, you might consider booking your vacation with us from September through May. In the heart of the Terlingua Ghost Town, an easy walk to restaurants, bars, coffee and internet. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park. This is a new Coleman 3-person tent with Queen-Size memory foam mattress. Huge sky, stars. New 3-person tent with Queen-size memory foam mattress. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillows, etc. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. Terlingua Las Ruinas Campsite is an easy walk to restaurants, bars, live music, coffee, internet, and convenient to Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Both Chili Cook-Offs, hiking, biking, Mexico, and river trips. Terlingua Las Ruinas is a multi-acre site in the heart of the Terlingua Ghost Town. You have access to 2 bathrooms and a shower. Take the old mining walking tour (info at the Terlingua Trading Company), walk around the historic Ghost Town Cemetery and absorb the history there. Enjoy the live music and amazing sunsets from the Terlingua Porch. Betsy and I will be available on site or just a phone call away. NOTE: We've learned that it's best to be clear about this: you're renting a tent that is outdoors. Texas weather is unpredictable. The wind may blow. It may rain. During the summer, it can be hot. In the winter, it can get cold. If the sound of wind blowing against your tent will disturb you, you may want to bring earplugs. If you're sensitive to heat, it may be best to book during the spring or fall. If you have questions, please ask first. Cell ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, mining ghost town, bars, restaurants, coffee shop, hiking, cycling, river-rafting, Mexico trips. For pictures and more information go to (URL HIDDEN) There is free parking at the campground. There is no public transportation in Terlingua. There is one gas station in town. Terlingua has a vibrant night life, all of it a short walk away from the campground. Until midnight (1 AM on Saturdays) you may hear laughter and music. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Be sure and bring towels and toiletry items. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I will be available for you. We'll either be on site or a short phone call away. Cell ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    72 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    The SpaceIt is not uncommon to see multiple storms raging at once while the sun is setting, lightning striking, moon beaming, stars shooting, and rainbows arching all in unison. The views stretch to an estimated 40-50 miles wide while boasting an ever changing kaleidoscopic sky that will come back to you in your dreams time and time again. Guest AccessYou will have the entire house to yourselves. I am a part of an association which allows my guests to access the public pool 13 miles away for $5 per car load. It is clean, in a beautiful setting, and not crowded the times I've been. Interaction with GuestsI am generally around the Big Bend area for 6 months at a time and am happy to meet with guests and answer questions about the area. I am typically away for the summer but know many people who will keep an eye on my place. I'd be happy to answer questions through email or phone when I'm out of the area. Other than that I will leave details about the functions of the household on note cards throughout the house. It is rather straight forward. The NeighborhoodYou will be lucky to see one car drive by a day leaving you with the feeling of ultimate solitude. All of my neighbors are friendly but will most likely just wave if you see them. Actually, people locally wave at everyone everywhere, so just wave back! Getting AroundThere is a grocery store (Cotton Wood) in Study Butte on your way into the national park from the house about 20 miles awayThere are all types of restaurants in Ghost Town Terlingua about 25 miles away. Big Bend National Park is about 22 miles away. Big Bend State Park is about 35 miles away. Mind you, everywhere you drive will feel like you're in a National Park! Other Things to NoteThis is a self check in and check out rental. You will be required to bring your own linens, blankets/sleeping bags, towels, fire wood, and drinking water. I have a kettle and French press but you must bring your own coffee and tea There is no flush toilet. This is a compost toilet that you spread peat moss over your business. I will provide peat moss and toilet paper. You will be required to empty and replace compost bucket in the designated area when you check out. It really isn't that bad of a process. Also, I do have an air conditioner but you can only put on between the hours of 11am-4pm at peak sunlight and only if it is not a cloudy day. You can NEVER use the AC at night!! This home runs entirely on solar energy so please do not use household appliances (hair dryers, blenders, irons, etc.). I catch all of my water from rain storms in cisterns so your showers and dishwashing will need to be gone about very methodically to conserve water. I will provide biodegradable soaps and request you to only use soaps of this nature. All of my water runs into an area that will eventually feed a garden. Please don't poison my soil with non-biodegradable soaps. This is a dry desert and water is very precious so please be mindful of your consumption. When you check out I require you to leave the house how it was left for you so other guests can enjoy a neat environment. This may include sweeping floors, washing dishes and putting them away, cleaning counters, table top, stove top, and refrigerator. I also require you to take all of your trash and recycling with you when you leave. If any of these things do not appeal to you I insist that you book a hotel/motel. Please respect my off grid home and be open to a more sustainable alternative to traditional lodging. Thank you.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a site to pitch your own tent at Terlingua Las Ruinas. This is a camping/glamping site in the Terlingua Ghost Town. There are two bathrooms, a shower, and huge skies. Easy walk to all the restaurants, bars, coffee, and internet This listing is for a campsite for you to put your tent on. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Terlingua falls within the "dark sky" area- there's no light pollution, so the stars are indeed "big and bright." You'll have access to your tent site, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Betsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. Cell Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) Originally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. See more at (URL HIDDEN) There is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Terlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Be sure and bring towels and toiletry items. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I will be available for you. We'll either be on site or a short phone call away. Cell ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Home Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email - (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceNOTE! During the summer, it's hot in Terlingua. Daytime temperatures can be up to 107F with night-time temps in the 80's at midnight falling to the 70's in the early morning hours. If you're not comfy with the heat, you might consider booking your vacation with us from September through May. New 3-person tent with Queen-size memory foam mattress. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillows, etc. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. Terlingua Las Ruinas Campsite is an easy walk to restaurants, bars, live music, coffee, internet, and convenient to Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Both Chili Cook-Offs, hiking, biking, Mexico, and river trips. NOTE: We've learned that it's best to be clear about this: you're renting a tent that is outdoors. Texas weather is unpredictable. The wind may blow. It may rain. During the summer, it can be hot. In the winter, it can get cold. If the sound of wind blowing against your tent will disturb you, you may want to bring earplugs. If you're sensitive to heat, it may be best to book during the spring or fall. If you have questions, please ask first. Guest AccessTerlingua Las Ruinas is a multi-acre site in the heart of the Terlingua Ghost Town. You have access to 2 bathrooms and a shower. Take the old mining walking tour (info at the Terlingua Trading Company), walk around the historic Ghost Town Cemetery and absorb the history there. Enjoy the live music and amazing sunsets from the Terlingua Porch. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I will be available on site or just a phone call or email away. The NeighborhoodBig Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, mining ghost town, bars, restaurants, coffee shop, hiking, cycling, river-rafting, Mexico trips. Getting AroundThere is free parking at the campground. There is no public transportation in Terlingua. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, most of it a short walk away from the campground. Until midnight (1 AM on Saturdays) you may hear laughter and music.
    house
    1br house
    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    36 reviews
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceNestled into a mesa, this quiet private sanctuary offers unobstructed views of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend yet only a mile from the Terlingua Ghosttown. Surrounded by gardens and hundreds of acres, it is perfect for those seeking cycling, hiking, a romantic getaway, or a quiet retreat. The compact kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need for cooking at home. There is also a fire pit. Please bring your own firewood. Guest AccessCasa Luna is located on several hundred acres. There are many lovely hikes to do around the property if your day is not already filled with park hikes, river trips or bike rides. Interaction with GuestsI am also a traveler so when I am in Terlingua I will happily be available in person to meet and greet each guests and offer all sorts of recommendations on day trips or restaurants. When in town, my daughter and I will be staying nearby on the land. Otherwise, I am always a phone call or email away. The NeighborhoodThere are many restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the nearby Ghosttown. Other Things to NoteI have WiFi throughout the studio.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a tent space. There is no bed- AirBNB requires us to list one. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a tent space. There is no bed- AirBNB requires us to list one. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a tent space. There is no bed- AirBNB requires us to list one. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Terlingua falls within the "dark sky" area- there's no light pollution, so the stars are indeed "big and bright." Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a tent space. There is no bed- AirBNB requires us to list one. There are two restrooms and private shower with "rain forest" shower head and hot water on site. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis listing is for a tent space. There is no bed- AirBNB requires us to list one. The Terlingua Ghost Town is a magical, historic destination. 7.5 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park and convenient to Big Bend State Park. Terlingua Las Ruinas campsites are just a quick walk to the Starlight Cafe, The Boathouse, La Posada Milagro (breakfast, lunch and coffee), and shopping. Guest AccessYou'll have access to your tent, convenient parking, 2 bathrooms and the shower. There's lots of hiking opportunities and Terlingua is a popular cycling site. Interaction with GuestsBetsy and I are committed to making sure you have a great experience. We'll either be onsite or a short phone-call away. The NeighborhoodOriginally founded as a quicksilver mining community, Terlingua has a rich history. There are still many "Ruinas" (ruins) from the mining days, including several at Terlingua Las Ruinas. Terlingua hosts several music festivals and has a year-round live music scene that is original and amazing. Home to several noted songwriters including Butch Hancock, it's also a favorite destination for touring singer-songwriters and bands from all over the country. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Boquillas, Mexico, and many other destinations are an easy drive. Bicyclists and Bikers enjoy the curving roads through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world- River Road (12 miles West) makes everybody's top-10 list. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. There is one gas station. Of course, once you're at Terlingua Las Ruinas, you can walk to most of the fun. Other Things to NoteTerlingua has a vibrant night life, and you'll be able to enjoy it conveniently- all the live music, bars and restaurants are within 1/10th of a mile from the site. At night, you may hear laughter and music.
    house
    1br house
    • Pets Allowed
    The Blue House is made out of Papercrete (disaggregated telephone books, cement, sand and water), so it’s wonderfully quiet and holds temperature well. It has been decorated in remembrance of Monet, so it’s a rather blue house, and has birds everywhere, inside and out. This is a “sustainable” rental in that the lights are all solar powered, the water is rain catchment and, of course, the building is recycled telephone books. However, there is full electricity in every room so computers and cell phones can be charged. With 500 square feet, it features a full sized bed in the bedroom (with French doors onto a patio and a wood burning chiminea) and a full sized futon in the main room. It has a complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, dishes) and an indoor bathroom. While the lights are solar powered, the fridge and hot water heater are propane, so if community power shuts off, this house is still stylin’. There are also heaters and A/C galore. On the main porch outside there is another wood burning chiminea, a full sized futon for star-gazing or outdoor sleeping, a grill, and a sitting area so you can enjoy the view. There is a telephone line and WiFi (no TV). The Blue House is $200 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids and dogs, and 4 person maximum normally (call for special requests).
    hotel
    100br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in the historical district, this resort is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Barton Warnock Visitor Center.
    Cottage
    1br Cottage
      A small private Guest House with the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park for a view and walking distance from the Ghost Town. Inside the first courtyard you will find the cottage, with an outdoor shower, great outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and seating areas. Inside the cottage there is a full sized bed, a desk, a large refrigerator, a small stove, all cooking utensils, a desk, WiFi, small sink, eating area and lots of windows. The second courtyard has a small private seating area and a pergola with full sized bed and flowers. The bathroom has a flower/vegetable garden outside, and tub/toilet/sink inside. All bed and bathroom linens supplied. Water is rain catchment. Hot water supplied by on-demand propane system. Walls are constructed from 90 million year old limestone rock. Owner is on-site to help you decide where to go while here and to answer any questions you may have about the botany, environment, geology, archeology of area. Has lived here 17 years and constructed all the buildings here herself with a few strong helpers.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      This is a lovingly refurbished 100 year old limestone rock ruin with beds and bedrooms surrounding a huge kitchen. There are several fireplaces, inside and out, and the house is decorated with objects I have brought back from around the world. The outdoor porch is huge with views of Big Bend National Park and beyond. There is also a smaller guesthouse with its own private courtyard, outdoor shower, pavilion, vegetable garden and private bath. The house is located within the Terlingua Ghost Town Historic area but is on the North side of the hill where it's peaceful and quiet. A 6 minute walk through the old ruins will get you to a coffeehouse and the famed Starlight Theatre in the Ghost Town.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      The Blue House is made out of Papercrete (disaggregated telephone books, cement, sand and water), so it’s wonderfully quiet and holds temperature well. It has been decorated in remembrance of Monet, so it’s a rather blue house, and has birds everywhere, inside and out. This is a “sustainable” rental in that the lights are all solar powered, the water is rain catchment and, of course, the building is recycled telephone books. However, there is full electricity in every room so computers and cell phones can be charged. With 500 square feet, it features a full sized bed in the bedroom (with French doors onto a patio and a wood burning chiminea) and a full sized futon in the main room. It has a complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, dishes) and an indoor bathroom. While the lights are solar powered, the fridge and hot water heater are propane, so if community power shuts off, this house is still stylin’. There are also heaters and A/C galore. On the main porch outside there is another wood burning chiminea, a full sized futon for star-gazing or outdoor sleeping, a grill, and a sitting area so you can enjoy the view. There is a telephone line and WiFi (no TV). The Blue House is $200 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids and dogs, and 4 person maximum normally (call for special requests).
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThis is the Old Country Store Guest Quarters, which once served as the local country store for the Terlingua Ranch area. It is located on HYW 118, 20 minutes from the entrance of Big Bend National Park. It is on a fully fenced acre surrounded by beautiful desert mountains. It has heating and air conditioning, WiFi and a local & emergency calls only landline. It is one bedroom with a Queen sized bed, and a large open living space/dining area which has two additional full sizes sofa sleepers with 8 inch thick mattresses. We provide you with linens and pillows for all beds. We welcome you and your pets. We supply complimentary breakfast food & snacks (such as cereal, ice cream and frozen pizzas) and lots of cold drinks and drinking water to enjoy during your stay. We also have a full sized refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven for use during your stay. There is a covered/shaded little barn in the back with a picnic table, grill and hammock for hanging out, relaxing and enjoying the desert mountain views. The solar powered bath house is out back in the fenced yard. There you will find a hot shower, fresh towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and the toilet room. We also have a selection of books, games & puzzles for you to enjoy. Also, just down the road is a pool at Terlingua Ranch headquarters that you may use for a fee of $5 a carload. There is Queen Sized air bed located in the chest in the corner of the main room if you need it! A great base for visiting the Big Bend area. Just 15 minutes south down HWY 118 is the town of Study Butte/Terlingua where you can get gas and any other supplies that you may need during your stay. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the full vacation rental building, fenced yard with barn/picnic area, parking area and the bath house. Interaction with GuestsThis is a SELF CHECK-IN and SELF CHECK-OUT rental. After booking you will be provided with detailed directions and the door electronic lock access code, as well as the WiFi password and other rental information. There is no cell phone reception here but you will have access to WiFi and a landline phone that makes local & emergency calls only. You can use this phone to contact us as well. The NeighborhoodA direct 20 minute drive down HWY 118 south to the Big Bend National Park entrance and to Study Butte/Terlingua. Other Things to NoteThis is an OWNER OPERATED rental. It is our top priority to make sure that your stay is comfortable, clean and as expected This is a lodge, NOT a house. If you have any questions about the accommodations please read the full discretion and let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have. There is NO cell phone reception, we provide free WiFi and a landline phone that makes local and emergency calls only. This is the desert. There are common natural dangers around - things that can bite, sting and prick you. Always be careful and respectful of nature when outdoors. It's also rocky, we recommend that you bring sensible clothing and footwear. Sunscreen is also a good idea. This rental is NOT a childproof space. If you have children with you, you are responsible for them at all times. We welcome pets, please supervise them when outside, as there are common desert dangers and the fence is a little high in areas and some animals may be able to go under it. Also, once a week a large truck will come into the gate to empty the dumpster.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The SpaceLocated down Terlingua Ranch road at the 2.5 mile marker you will turn off the pavement and head another mile and a half down the dirt road toward The Zone, an off-the-grid experience. This two story home is built from 75% recycled materials and makes for a great opportunity to experience Terlingua from a 'far-out' perspective. You will have privacy, peace, and quite to enjoy the night sky and the beautiful surrounding mountain ranges in the daylight. Guest AccessYou have access to the entire property and home. Please no hunting. House includes dining area, kitchen with a small refrigerator, two propane powered stove burners, small indoor herb garden, living room, wood stove, upstairs bedroom, toilet, sink, lofted outdoor screened in porch perfect to use as an office or summer sleeping as well as sliding glass doors out to the outdoor shower and terrace. Note: currently no hot water. Interaction with GuestsOwner will be 13 miles in on the ranch and best reached via email. Cell service can be spotty. The NeighborhoodHome is located on Ranch land. There is a great deal of privacy from neighbors. In case of an emergency nearest neighbor is a mile away. Getting AroundWe have a well maintained road leading to the house. It is only 3 miles from the main highway 118. It is a 15 minute drive to Study Butte, 20 Minute drive into the ghost town and 20 minutes to the park entrance. 1 hour to Alpine. Other Things to NoteNot all cell phone providers work out on the ranch. You may have to drive to the main road to get service. You are off the grid. Please do not use anything that gets hot e.g., hairdryers, irons, straighteners, electric coffee pots. A percolator and tea pot are provided. There is an outdoor shower. No hot water is set up for the home yet. There is a small fridge. This is the desert and it can be a very hot climate, being lots of drinking water with you everywhere. A cooler of ice is always a great idea. Headlamps are good too. A high clearance vehicle is not needed to reach this house, however if you are lucky to be here during a hard rain please be careful about unnecessary travel on the dirt roads. We do ask that you leave no trace, in other words, we ask that you take your garbage away with you.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Gym
      • Swimming Pool
      Breathtaking view of the 2nd hole of the golf course. Has 2 BR, 2.5 baths, fireplace, mountain and Rio Grande River views. Bedrooms feature king and queen beds, single fold-out chair. Includes a full kitchen, dining room, living area, enclosed patio.
      Other
      1br Other
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      Lugares de interés: Temascalli . Te va a encantar mi lugar debido a la cocina, el espacio acogedor, la ubicación, temascalli, vista nocturna, tranquilidad. Mi alojamiento es bueno para parejas, aventureros, y mascotas.
      Dome
      1br Dome
      • Wifi
      Two lucky guests can be accommodated in this unique eco dome rental in Texas. It's made of adobe to keep guests sheltered from heat, cold, wind, and rain, and it also has a small propane heater. Linens and a duvet are provided. Outside, there is a composting toilet in a separate outhouse. The entire dome is solar powered. The kitchen has a propane stove and oven, as well as a refrigerator, and the sink pumps rain water that is collected and thus should be used modestly. This sink water is not potable. Conveniently, Wi-Fi is provided throughout the luxury dome.
      Other
      2br Other
      • Pets Allowed
      The SpaceI built this house as a studio, with an open floor plan. There is also a small guest house that has it's own stove, AC, and heater. There is plenty of room to get comfy and relax, as there is a sofa, love seat, and chairs both indoors and outdoors. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire place, as you will be the only ones there. Pinks Gem sits on 30 acres. You will be amazed at the open views and big broad night skies. Interaction with GuestsI work seasonally as a whitewater raft guide, hiking, and jeep guide. I travel between Big Bend National Park in the winter and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the summer. I am in Terlingua October thru April, and will be available if you need me. In the summer, I am only available thru phone and email contact. Pinks Gem is set up to be self sufficent for you. This means that you bring all your own basic necessities: towels, linens, food and water. The NeighborhoodWhat makes my neighborhood unique is that there is no neighbors. Most people you meet down here in Terlingua want to get to know you. You are our entertainment. In the event that you need help, like getting directions maybe, you will find Terlinguans pulling over and going out of their way to see that you are OK. By the time you leave you will be waving at everyone you pass, just like the locals do. Getting AroundWell in Texas you will come to find that is takes a little bit of driving to get just about anywhere, and Terlingua is no exception. Being one of the most remote national parks in the lower 48 is one of our prideful claims. Having access to Terlingua Ranch roads ensures you more dirt than you can travel, with over 1,100 miles to explore. That is one on the beauties of staying at Pinks Gem, as otherwise Terlingua Ranch is private access. Other Things to NoteIf you come to the Chihuahuan Desert and you get to experience the magical experience of a rainstorm, you are the lucky one. This being said, roads can flash flood. Usually it is just a matter of a short time before the water recedes. In the rare event that it is flash flooding, I have included a list of hotels with better access, and will give you a full refund.
      Home/Apartment
      3br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Terlingua House is located in the heart of the desert mountain country of West Texas. For the price of a nice single hotel room, this unique guesthouse is like having your own personal lodge for your trip. It is a three-bedroom, two-bath, adobe-style property with full kitchen; each located in a separate building. This unique layout enables you to socialize and dine together and retreat to the privacy of your own separate rooms for some solitude. It's almost like renting a small resort rather than just a vacation home or hotel room. Although most come here to get away from it all, Terlingua House has all the comforts of home: * Fully stocked kitchen with full sized fridge, stove/oven (apartment sized), microwave, dishwasher and all the dishes, utensils and cooking requirements one would need. * Washers/dryers - exploring and adventure means you may need to do laundry * Wireless Internet, cable TV (including big screen TV) - when you want to plug back in to the real world * An upper level deck for mountain viewing and star gazing * A beautiful, covered lower courtyard connecting two buildings; complete with 2 grills for cooking and dining outside * An outdoor sitting area with fire pit (bring your own wood). Stroll up the hill on the property and view the changing colors of the Chisos Mountains during the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Bedroom layout: Big Bend Room - Queen and Futon with its own bathroom Fairfax Room - Queen and two full beds Studio - Two Full Beds Fairfax and Studio share a bathroom We find this property most comfortable for 6 people - 3 bedrooms, 3 couples. We have arranged the bedding so that we can accommodate up to 12 in beds and 16 if you count the futon and day beds in the kitchen. Note that there is a price increase beginning at 7 or more guests age 10 or over. Value - For two guests this entire property is about the price of a nice hotel room in the city, if you are not on a strictly tight budget, you will be happy you are here. Dining out is expensive in the area, If you make use of the kitchen at all, you will likely find this makes up the difference. For four or more people you will find this is by far the best value in the area. You are on 15 acres, great views, TV, Internet, fire pit, great upstairs deck, city water, direct access to TX 170 highway. You are NOT confined between the tents, trailers or pre-fab "cabins" that have popped up in the years since we began this project. As they say, location is everything - we have a great location, all the amenities and reasonable pricing. Terlingua House is located two miles west of Terlingua, Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. This safe and secure 15 acre, semi-secluded property with easy access, has a grand view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park while still being only minutes away from restaurants and local river rafting, hiking, biking and jeep tour outfitters. Terlingua Ghost town is a couple minutes drive down the road. There's even a pizza place at the bottom of the road - an easy walk for dinner and drinks. If you like Big Bend I am confident you will like Terlingua House. We strive to keep it cool, fun, functional and clean. After 13+ years we have many repeat customers, many recommendations and about once a year - a whiner! If you have never been to Big Bend, it is truly one of the most unique and fascinating areas in Texas and the country for that matter - hence the national and state parks. It is also one of the most vast and remote areas in the country. It is - an adventure. Whether you stay with us or one of the other lodging accommodations in the area, go with the understanding that you will be, and we are working in, an area that teeters between the 21st century and the 19th century. This is part of the fun, part of the adventure - part of the allure of Big Bend. We would love to have you stay at Terlingua House. If you would like to rent please do the following in this order: (1) Check the calendar here on VRBO for availability during the time you want to go, if available then; (2) Go to our website and fill out the rental agreement form and finally; (3) Monday through Friday 8AM - 5PM please call the office at 325-473-4400 with a MC or Visa handy to pay and confirm your reservation. Note that the 25% deposit is non-refundable but can be used at a later date, the 75% balance is due and payable 10 days prior to your arrival. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: VRBO Instant quote does not calculate our specials correctly. A 'rent 2 get 3rd free' special means you have to rent two nights to get the third free. Unfortunately VRBO calculator will average the price across all nights and it results in a discrepancy. For a true quote please contact us directly. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience. The same applies for 'rent 2 get 2 free'. Also note that there is an additional per person charge for groups over 6. Thank you for considering Terlingua House for your Big Bend trip.
      Bungalow
      1br Bungalow
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Large, simple Tipi with gravel floor great for getting out of the elements of the weather and camping. The feeling of how we used to sleep next to Mother Earth. You have your own private bathroom located just outside with sink, shower and flush toilet. You have a full bed (soft linens and feather comforter provided), table and chair to enjoy the space as well as electricity and WiFi. There is a coffee/tea bar inside of the tipi. Located in the heart of Terlingua ghost-own and within walking distance of 4 restaurants and 3 bars. **Note the tipi is made of canvas and impossible to seal due to the poles sticking thru the top. That said, if it rains hard here in the desert you may experience some rain coming in from top - dripping into the center of the tipi. Please take care to keep your stuff away from the middle of the tipi if there is a chance of rains.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Renovated 100 year old ruin in the ghostown of Terlingua surrounded by dozens of rock and adobe ruins. The house is situated on a small hill with an incredible view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. There are 2 bedrooms, kitchen area, full bathroom (plus additional outdoor shower!) and a very large deck as well as a seating area with fire pit. It is within walking distance of everything in the Terlingua ghostown. Do not want to miss this one! The price listed is for the use of the main bedroom. If you would like to have use of the second bedroom it is an additional $50/person/night. Please contact owner with any questions. Please note the rate is for up to two people using one bedroom. If you have more than 2 guests we charge $50 per guest per night up to 4 guests in total. Both bedrooms have queen size beds, very nice sheets and feather comforters as well as air conditioning/heating.
      Cottage
      Cottage
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      The Blue House is made out of Papercrete (disaggregated telephone books, cement, sand and water), so it’s wonderfully quiet and holds temperature well. It has been decorated in remembrance of Monet, so it’s a rather blue house, and has birds everywhere, inside and out. This is a “sustainable” rental in that the lights are all solar powered, the water is rain catchment and, of course, the building is recycled telephone books. However, there is full electricity in every room so computers and cell phones can be charged. With 500 square feet, it features a full sized bed in the bedroom (with French doors onto a patio and a wood burning chiminea) and a full sized futon in the main room. It has a complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, dishes) and an indoor bathroom. While the lights are solar powered, the fridge and hot water heater are propane, so if community power shuts off, this house is still stylin’. There are also heaters and A/C galore. On the main porch outside there is another wood burning chiminea, a full sized futon for star-gazing or outdoor sleeping, a grill, and a sitting area so you can enjoy the view. There is a telephone line and WiFi (no TV). The Blue House is $200 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids and dogs, and 4 person maximum normally (call for special requests).
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Lajitas House is in the historic Lajitas Resort area just 30 minutes from the beauty of the Big Bend National Park and 1 mile from the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Both parks have a variety of hikes and some truly spectacular scenery. Be sure to visit the local Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center on the east side of Lajitas for information and interesting exhibits. Afterwords, relax in the shade of our front porch, enjoy the pristine view out across the shimmering Rio Grande River into the majestic mountains of Mexico or walk down the hill and sit by the river. Enjoy the peacefulness that underlies the Lajitas experience. Lajitas House is within walking distance to the Lajitas boardwalk which offers shopping and a full service spa. Walk to the historic Lajitas Trading Post, which includes a deli, or to the Candellia, an excellent restaurant on the boardwalk where you can enjoy a meal in rustic elegance outdoors or in. The Thirsty Goat Bar offers a variety of libations in a comfortable and richly decorated environment. A twenty minutes drive east and you are in the historic Terlingua Ghost Town. The world famous Chili Cook-off Championship occurs annually early in November. In Terlingua you can enjoy dining at The Starlight Theatre Restaurant and Bar and shopping at the Trading Post. A short drive west from Lajitas House on the spectacular River Road (Texas 170) takes you through the magnificent vistas of Big Bend State Park and past historic Fort Leaton to the official border crossing at Presidio. On the Mexican side is the city of Ojinaga, site of the historic Battle of Ojinaga between the rebel soldiers of Pancho Villa and Mexican Federales. Recently the crossing into Boquillas, a small Mexican border town on the Rio Grande Mexico became a reality. If you choose to make this adventure part of your Big Bend experience, you must have a passport. Boquillos is on the east side of Big Bend National Park. Remember: You must have an unexpired passport.
      Hotel
      1br Hotel
      • Pets Allowed
      • Smoking Allowed
      A cool, cozy and comfortable desert retreat near Big Bend National Park. Large living area with 2 full sofa sleepers, a queen bed in the bedroom, dining area stocked with food, drinks, microwave & toaster oven. Covered picnic area, grill, hammock and bath house out back. Air conditioned, heated and back-up power. Private parking. ------------- About the space This is the Old Country Store Guest Quarters, which once served as the local country store for the Terlingua Ranch area. It is located on HYW 118, 20 minutes from the entrance of Big Bend National Park. It is on a fully fenced acre surrounded by beautiful desert mountains. It has heating and air conditioning, WiFi and a local & emergency calls only landline. It is one bedroom with a Queen sized bed, and a large open living space/dining area which has two additional full sizes sofa sleepers with 8 inch thick mattresses. We provide you with linens and pillows for all beds. We welcome you and your pets. We supply complimentary breakfast food & snacks (such as cereal, ice cream and frozen pizzas) and lots of cold drinks and drinking water to enjoy during your stay. We also have a full sized refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven for use during your stay. There is a covered/shaded little barn in the back with a picnic table, grill and hammock for hanging out, relaxing and enjoying the desert mountain views. The bath house is out back in the fenced yard. There you will find a hot shower, fresh towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and the toilet room. We also have a selection of books, games & puzzles for you to enjoy. Also, just down the road is a pool at Terlingua Ranch headquarters that you may use for a fee of $5 a carload. There is Queen Sized air bed in the spare room, if you need it. A great base for visiting the Big Bend area. Just 15 minutes south down HWY 118 is the town of Study Butte/Terlingua where you can get gas and any other supplies that you may need during your stay. ------------- Guest access Guests will have access to the full vacation rental building, fenced yard with barn/picnic area, parking area and the bath house. ________________ Interaction with guests This is a self check-in and self check-out rental. After booking you will be provided with detailed directions and the door electronic lock access code, as well as the WiFi password other rental information. There is no cell phone reception here but you will have access to WiFi and a landline phone that makes local & emergency calls only. You can use this phone to contact us as well. __________ Other things to note This is an owner operated rental. It is our top priority to make sure that your stay is comfortable, clean and as expected There is no cell phone reception, we provide free WiFi and a landline phone that makes local and emergency calls only. This is the desert. There are common natural dangers around - things that can bite, sting and prick you. Always be careful and respectful of nature when outdoors. It's also rocky, we recommend that you bring sensible clothing and footwear. Sunscreen is also a good idea. This rental is not a childproof space. If you have children with you, you are responsible for them at all times. We welcome pets, please supervise them when outside, as there are common desert dangers and the fence is a little high in areas and some animals may be able to go under it. Also, once a week a large truck will come into the gate to empty the dumpster. ____________ The neighborhood A direct 20 minute drive down HWY 118 south to the Big Bend National Park entrance and to Study Butte/Terlingua.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      So you got a 4WD and your wife wants to know why..... So you can take her to Pinks Gem, my offgrid, 30 acre, very private country home. The drive here is one of the most beautiful in the region, with 360 degree mountain top views, abundant willdlife, and wildflowers year around. There are miles of dirt roads to explore here, on foot or wheels. You will see no neighbors or lights; hear nothing. Time to recharge and reset your mind. Come here to unwind and explore as you are 8 miles (30 minutes) to Terlingua, your gateway to Big Bend National Park,Big Bend Ranch State Park, and the ghostown. My twin sister moved to Terlingua for 5 winters to help me build my dream house. We lived in the little trailer house that is available to rent as the guest house. It is important to me that this house be treated with love and respect. Pinks Gem is solar powered with a back up generator system. All appliances that draw heavy loads such as air conditioners, curling irons, blow dryers, etc. must be used with the generator as they will draw down the solar in a matter of minutes. The refrigerator, LED lights, cell phone booster, and TV run just fine on solar given it has been sunny outside. The first tank of gas for the generator is provided, beyond that due to excessive use, is up to you to supply more petrol. An empty gas can is available. I run propane for the heater, hot water heaters, and cook stoves. All water supplied here is from a rain water catchment system. It is critical to be conservative with your water usage. Biodegradable soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and body washes are preferred. The grey water system actually waters my garden. There is indoor facilities and an outhouse that utilizes a compost bucket system that must be emptied prior to your departure. Pinks Gem is designed for you to be self sufficent, and when it is time for you to head home, I ask you to clean up after yourself (wipe down the counters, put up clean dishes, sweep, etc.), and carry out all of your trash and recyclables. So your packing list should include, towels, sheets and pillowcases (1 full bed and 2 twin beds), tents (if anyone in your party wants to camp out under the stars), flashlights, firewood (if you want a campfire), drinking water, food, and anything else that makes you happy. If you have pets, please bring 2 sheets to cover the couches. Terlingua Ranch roads are private, not county maintained, so we all ask you to stay on the roads, not scarring up the desert, and to put them in 4WD so as not to spin up hills creating washboards. That way others on ATVs, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, etc. can have a bit smoother ride. The last rule is to come, relax, unwind, and have some fun. Reset and recharge your soul and mind. I can provide linens and towels as well as clean up after you leave, if you like for a small $25 fee; contact me for details and arrangements to make sure I am available and not working my other job. If anything needs attention or if you have just got a few general questions, don't hesitate to call or email me anytime. I'd be glad to have you all.
      Other
      1br Other
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      A fully refurbished Avion trailer (think Airstream) with a queen size bed, counter top with sink, breakfast table, couch and chairs. Outside deck with table and chairs to enjoy the view of the mountains. Adobe bathroom with toilet and shower and private outdoor shower. If you would like to see more photos google Terlingua Rentals. The property is located in the historic Terlingua ghostown. You are within walking distance to several restaurants, the must-see historic Terlingua cemetery and lots of old ruins. Please note some of the ruins are actually refurbished homes - so please don't walk in private property.
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      2br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Lajitas House is in the historic Lajitas Resort area just 30 minutes from the beauty of the Big Bend National Park and 1 mile from the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Both parks have a variety of hikes and some truly spectacular scenery. Be sure to visit the local Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center on the east side of Lajitas for information and interesting exhibits. Afterwords, relax in the shade of our front porch, enjoy the pristine view out across the shimmering Rio Grande River into the majestic mountains of Mexico or walk down the hill and sit by the river. Enjoy the peacefulness that underlies the Lajitas experience. Lajitas House is within walking distance to the Lajitas boardwalk which offers shopping and a full service spa. Walk to the historic Lajitas Trading Post, which includes a deli, or to the Candellia, an excellent restaurant on the boardwalk where you can enjoy a meal in rustic elegance outdoors or in. The Thirsty Goat Bar offers a variety of libations in a comfortable and richly decorated environment. A twenty minutes drive east and you are in the historic Terlingua Ghost Town. The world famous Chili Cook-off Championship occurs annually early in November. In Terlingua you can enjoy dining at The Starlight Theatre Restaurant and Bar and shopping at the Trading Post. A short drive west from Lajitas House on the spectacular River Road (Texas 170) takes you through the magnificent vistas of Big Bend State Park and past historic Fort Leaton to the official border crossing at Presidio. On the Mexican side is the city of Ojinaga, site of the historic Battle of Ojinaga between the rebel soldiers of Pancho Villa and Mexican Federales. Recently the crossing into Boquillas, a small Mexican border town on the Rio Grande Mexico became a reality. If you choose to make this adventure part of your Big Bend experience, you must have a passport. Boquillos is on the east side of Big Bend National Park. Remember: You must have an unexpired passport.
      Cottage
      1br Cottage
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      The Guest House has 3 courtyards. The first separates the Guest House from the driveway and has a hammock and a yoga mat and is rimmed with flowers and cactus. The second courtyard is the main living area: there is a fireplace, an outdoor shower, a large kitchen counter with kitchen sink, a round dining area, and a small porch with twin bed. The 3rd courtyard has an arbor with a bed and another seating area. Then there is the garden before the bathroom.
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      3br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Wifi
      Villa Terlingua is a privately owned, lovingly refurbished 90 year old limestone ruin within the Terlingua Ghost Town, offering short term rentals by the room or the entire house. The house was bought as a dilapidated ruin and painstakingly brought back to life over 16 years. Furnished with antiques, books and collectables picked up while traveling around the world, the home is part Mayan, part Malaysian and wholly Terlingua. I hope you will find its character as appealing as it is different, and the rooms as comfortable as those in an urban setting. The only home rental in the Terlingua Ghost Town, is within 5 minutes of the infamous Ghost Town Porch and the acclaimed Starlight Theater Restaurant, yet it remains serenely quiet. From its hillside location to the north of the Ghost Town, it offers incomparable views of the rising and setting sun over the Chisos Mountains. How can this happen? Come and find out!
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      4br Home/Apartment
      • Parking
      • Wifi
      Lajitas Casa Grande is conveniently located in the resort community of Lajitas. Guests have access to the golf course, restaurants and more. Easy access to Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, and Terlingua Ghost Town. Lajitas Texas has long been known as 'the ultimate hideout'. This remote resort community offers first class comforts among the rugged mountains of Big Bend. Lajitas Casa Grande continues that tradition with a spacious four bedroom home for your family or group. Lajitas Casa Grande is ideally located for easy access to all of the resort facilities in Lajitas and adventures throughout the Big Bend. Enjoy world-class golfing at Black Jack's Crossing. Pamper yourself at the Agave Spa. Saddle up at the Equestrian Center. Visit the famous Terlingua Ghost town. Ride the rapids along the Rio Grande. Or venture into Big Bend National Park or Big Bend Ranch State Park. When you’re not busy enjoying the amenities of the resort or the adventures of the mountains and desert, you and your family or group will have plenty of space to relax and unwind at Casa Grande. The large living room, open dining room, and well stocked kitchen provide ample indoor space for hanging out in air-conditioned comfort. The front porch and rear decks are great for relaxing outside while enjoying mountain scenery, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, or mesmerizing starry nights. The four bedrooms are comfortably furnished with high quality beds and linens for a great night’s sleep. Various books and games are provided for everyone’s enjoyment. We all need an occasional break from our everyday life. Lajitas Casa Grande will provide you with a once in a lifetime escape and adventure. Of course, it does not have to be JUST once in a lifetime. You are welcome to come back again and again. We hope and suspect that you will.
      Tent
      1br Tent
        The SpaceWe have 40 acres, my daughter and I live on the property part time. We are 3 miles from the Terlingua ghost town, with dinner and drinks we have dirt roads back (with directions) to your camp. We are sitting at the base of the solitario range. We offer plenty of parking for trailers etc. getting here after dark can be tricky! Please plan to get here before dark, or make special arrangements with me. Guest AccessGuests will have there own private camp, with a fire pit and bench to enjoy the night sky. Interaction with GuestsAs much or little as you desire. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. During rainy seasons 4wheel drive may be necessary!
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          The SpaceOff grid living is not that bad! The compost toilet isn't bad either, it's simple, it doesn't stink(if you follow the rules on the wall) I think you'll be surprised and it can be re-freshed daily if needed as well. The house is not finished, but it's comfortable and clean, we have upgraded to a queen bed! The solar is the only tricky part. If it's cloudy, you will have enough power to keep the fridge running, but you have to be careful with the power to not damage the batteries. Water is captured from the roof and stored in a tank. I also haul water as needed, so I assure you there will be water but please be careful not to waste it. There is a shower but it may be cold. Hot showers are available at the BIg Bend Resort for a couple bucks. And really this place is about relaxing, enjoying yourselves, you'll be out enjoying the outdoors anyway, come back clean and enjoy the rest of your evening any way you want to. There is a fire pit, a cool pool (for when it's hot) outdoor cooking and an amazing night sky without the lights of the ghost town. Youll be alone in you're own little piece of Awesome! getting here after dark can be tricky! Please plan to get here before dark, or make special arrangements with me. Guest AccessGuest will be safe, comfortable and dry in this unique home. My daughter and I also live on the property, but you will enjoy the privacy and solitude you desire. This home is still in the works so it is ever changing. Interaction with GuestsI will be very happy to interact as much or little as you like. The NeighborhoodYou will enjoy the quiet nights, the coyotes sing for us almost nightly. You may not see anyone or likely hear anyone for days if you choose. The national and state parks are both less than 19 miles away and we are on the edge of the Solitario range. There is plenty of room for tents, trailer parking or multi vehicles. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here. The roads in and out of T's hideout are in good shape 99% of the time, they can be bad, If it rains you will want 4 wheel drive! You can travel to and from the ghost town, with famous dinning and party's, via dirt roads. ( you will need directions) just 2.7 miles off of FM 170. Other Things to NoteI do not have a shower on site, I have access to a warm shower in the ghost town for your use. Coming soon.
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          Other
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Allowed
          The SpaceSleeping under this amazing night sky! Guest AccessGuests will have easy access to a camp spot with a fire pit and all the stars you could want. Weather permitting. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. During rainy seasons 4wheel drive may be necessary!