Big Bend National Park, one of the largest parks in the United States, is a wildly beautiful natural region where you can explore the Rio Grande on a raft, bird watch in the Chihuahuan Desert, hike through the Chisos Mountains, or ride through the trails once used by the original inhabitants of the legendary American West.
Absolute solitude in a stunning setting, near Big Bend National Park. Off-grid vacation home on Terlingua Ranch.
This cozy one bedroom vacation retreat located on 90 acres offers unparalleled 360 degree views, quiet, and comfort in a remote setting. No nearby lights to interrupt the starlit sky of the Big Bend. Sleeps two people in upstairs bedroom queen, plus a twin/daybed with a high-density foam mattress and an inflatable mattress (maximum 3 people due to composting toilet capacity). The nearest house is nearly a mile away. You can go weeks without a car passing by.
House is light and modern, with bamboo floors, tile, and modern ceiling fans. The retreat is oriented so that at any time of the day, one of the two porches is in the shade. One is screened and the other open.
This is a great vacation rental. An escape from everyday life with a beautiful view of Nine Point Mesa to the north, Jack Eden Mesa to the northeast and Corazones Peaks to the south. The property is true to its desert climate, with dozens of species of cacti, along with ocotillo, yucca, and many varieties of prickly pear, strawberry pitaya, and rainbow cactus in abundance. In addition, bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and resurrection ferns are found on the 90 acres. The property provides ample opportunities for watching birds and wildlife. We see foxes and deer regularly, and at night frequently hear coyotes howling in the distance.
To explore West Texas, the house is 30 miles from the Big Bend National Park gate; 23 miles to Study Butte/Terlingua ghost town and 35 miles to the famed Lajitas Resort.
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.
scannedimage-5 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!
dsc_1833 Inside, the kitchen and dining area are the center of everything, with all three bedrooms attached from this central point. Each bedroom has beautiful rock walls, big windows and wondrous bedding. Adjacent to the master bedroom is the den, with tons of books and a Rumford fireplace. There is one large bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower, flush toilet and its very own private flower garden. The house has a fully open floor plan with decorative rugs separating the rooms; the only interior doors are to the bathroom. The largest room in this house is actually outside; itâs the porch, which is used for much of the year; and there are sitting areas in various places around the house because sometimes the views are where youâd least expect them. Wifi runs throughout the premises, both inside and out.
Eight miles to the east is the west entrance to the Big Bend National Park. Twelve miles to the southwest is the Rio Grande river, and the largest state park in Texas, Big Bend Ranch State Park. The Chihuahuan desert is well represented here and so are many outdoor activities. This area is famous for river trips on the Rio Grande river, horsepack trips through 40 million year old geology and over 1500 years of human history.
This very comfortable three bedroom house near Terlingua has excellent views, lots of room inside and out, and easy access to area attractions.
Views include Christmas Mountains, Hen Egg Mountain, numerous rock formations, and many other hills and mountains.
Water is provided for the abundant wildlife. Sit out on the front or back porch and enjoy the fantastic views while watching birds, quail, mule deer, aoudads, lizards, and lots of other wildlife. Enjoy the sights and smells of the desert plant life such as ocotillo, several varieties of flowering cactus, creosote, agave, sotol, yuccas, wildflowers, and native grasses. Take a walk around the property for a closer look at the desert.
At night, turn off the lights and be amazed by the desert night skies abundant stars and bright moon. Cook out on the gas grill while enjoying total solitude and privacy. As a guest at a Terlingua Ranch property, you will also have access to hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads across the 200,000 acres of Terlingua Ranch.
Inside the house, enjoy all modern comforts, including AC/heat, fireplace, full kitchen, two baths, three comfortable bedrooms, cozy dining area, spacious living room, and a washer and dryer.
So you're considering coming to the Big Bend? Stay with us at Big Bend Casitas! Not only will you have a great "cabin" style experience (casitas means "little houses" in Spanish) you'll be right in the middle of the biggest activity provider in the Big Bend - Far Flung Outdoor Center. Twenty steps from your casita is a wide variety of adventures. Float trips on the Rio Grande. Jeep and ATV tours into the wilds of Big Bend. Or guided walks and hikes into Big Bend National or Big Bend State Park. \
More info link to www,bigbendfarflung.com/lodging\
This custom adobe home is the perfect "getaway" when visiting the Big Bend. Located on 20 acres and at the end of a long drive, the Big Bend Getaway provides seclusion and privacy. Furnished in a western style with modern flair, the house is built for comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Thick adobe walls and efficient heat and air keep it cozy in any type of weather. The large front porch and screened dining porch provide shade from the heat and protection from flying insects. The carport will protect your car from desert sun and storms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and its own AC and heater for a perfect night's sleep. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would typically need to prepare and serve most meals. Enjoy your meals in the rock floored dining room or on the dining porch. Relax in the comfortable living room, the semi-private den, one of the porches, around the fire circle, or on the double hammock. If you need a second bed, we'll fold out the queen size futon in the den. If you need a third bed for young children, we'll leave out the inflatable mattress and extra bedding.
We can comfortably accommodate four adults on a queen bed and queen futon. Dogs are also welcome. While we typically limit occupancy to four people, we can accommodate a slightly larger group if some are small children. Just let us know so we can make sure you will all be comfortable. If you have a larger group, consider renting the Getaway and the nearby Terlingua Ranch Retreat. The owners are good friends and we often arrange dual rentals. Just call or email us for details.
We recommend bringing a good book, or select one from our bookshelves, many about the Big Bend region. Just kick back and enjoy the solitude inside or out. Of course, there are lots of other activities to keep your stay busy and exciting. Watch the abundant birds, wildlife, and desert plant life on our twenty acres or as you walk, bike, or drive along the hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads of the 200,000 acre Terlingua Ranch. Sign in at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge and hike along the remote and breathtaking trails through the Christmas Mountains. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool and inviting Terlingua Ranch pool (just six miles down the road). Visit Big Bend National Park (just 30 minutes to the west gate) or Big Bend Ranch State Park (just 45 minutes to the Barton Warnock Visitor Center). Enjoy meals, drinks, live music and more at the various restaurants and bars in the area. Sit out at night to watch the stars, tell tall tales, or enjoy a small fire. Drive along some of the most scenic roads in Texas. Raft or canoe down the Rio Grande. Enjoy a guided horseback ride or jeep tour through the rugged west Texas landscape.
With so many options, you can return home as relaxed or exhausted as you choose. Either way, you'll âgetawayâ from everyday life and bring back countless memories.
Huffman Pond Cabin is without a doubt the most remote and secluded vacation rental in the Terlingua area. This is THE place to be if you truly wish to escape the trappings and stresses of âcivilizationâ. This is NOT a typical vacation rental home. It is an off-grid home powered by solar electricity and relies on a âpassive coolingâ design instead of modern air conditioning.
The remote location may scare off some tourists, but true outdoors men and nature lovers that arenât deterred by a rough road and lack of modern AC will be richly rewarded. Bonuses for the rugged adventurers include unparalleled seclusion, amazing views, diverse wildlife and plant life, stunning night skies, rugged hiking, a spectacular canyon, several bluffs, impressive and varied geologic features, a large private pond (currently dry due to extended drought). Guest will also enjoy access to miles upon miles of rarely traveled desert roads for driving, ATVs, biking, or walking. You will also have free access to the pool at the Terlingua Ranch lodge and the Christmas Mountains hiking trail.
When youâre done exploring and enjoying the natural wonders of the Huffman Pond property and surrounding area, you can retreat into the cabin. The cabin is built with stone and steel and designed for comfort, convenience, and relaxation. The original stone cabin and the flagstone floor for the entire house was built in the 70âs. The current owner expanded the original stone cabin by adding a modern living area and kitchen on what had been the large flagstone patio.
The original stone cabin was converted into a very comfortable and spacious bedroom and bathroom. Because it is all built with thick stone and shaded by the living room addition, it remains surprisingly cool on even the hottest summer days and warm on the coldest winter days. Large windows on the south and east walls of the bedroom provide excellent views of Dynamite Bluff, Little Sombrero Peak, and panoramic desert scenery.
The modern living area was added in 2010 and features an open floor plan living room, dining and kitchen. The most impressive thing about the living area is the amazing views through the many large windows. No need for wall art here. The desert provides ever changing and inspiring beauty. Less noticed, but very important are the awning windows on the northern wall, above the stone wall of the bedroom. During the summer, these windows allow hot air to escape and create a cooling convection current when one or two lower windows are opened on the shaded sides of the house. If youâre addicted to modern AC, this is not the place for you during the summer, but most people attracted to this type of property and the Big Bend will enjoy it year round.
The Big Bend Holiday Hotel is conveniently located in the Terlingua Ghost Town â¬â the most famous ghost town in Texas. We are the most sophisticated accommodations in a private setting.
Located between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, this motel features Economy and Deluxe Rooms, Cabins, Luxury Condos, and a Gift Shop. Minutes from area's best Shopping, Restaurants, and Entertainment venues, and home to the original Terlingua music festival, the Terlingua Bash, and world famous Terlingua Chili Cook-off. Great location, friendly folks, great rates.
Cabins with kitchen $89.50 and up
1 Bedroom Condos $130.00 and up
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 youâre 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 nightâs sleep. Various books and games are provided for everyoneâs 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.
The Longhorn Ranch Motel and RV Park is located in the majestic Big Bend Region surrounded by rugged mountains. There's always lots to do.
Terlingua Ranch is located in one of the most stunning landscapes in the United States. The mountains of the northern Chihuahuan Desert set the backdrop for picturesque shots of any kind.
Laughing Horse Retreat vacation rental is where yâall want to be. Bring the whole crew and your dogs and horses too, or just bring yourselves! Come on out to West Texas for relaxation or adventure. The house sits on 217 acres with horse corrals, a tack barn, and 20 acres fenced for horses. Laughing Horse is conveniently located along Texas Highway 118 in the scenic Christmas Mountains, just 10 miles north of historic Terlingua and Study Butte. The modern kitchen, relaxing porches, three bedrooms, four comfortable beds, stunning views, abundant wildlife, desert plants, expansive acreage, and private location combine to provide a truly unique vacation experience.
Spend your time around the ranch or enjoying all that the Big Bend has to offer. Then sleep well and wake up relaxed. Go for a hike through the scenic mountains and desert. Ride your horses around the 217 acres or into the nearby Christmas Mountains. Walk to our quiet spring and watch the birds. Hang out in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Enjoy the most scenic drives in Texas. Raft down the wild and scenic Rio Grande River. Explore Big Bend National Park. Ride your mountain bike through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music in Terlingua. Take a guided jeep tour to some of the areaâs most scenic locations. Enjoy a guided horseback ride with excellent guides and well trained horses. Seek all the adventure you can handle. Or, just sit in a comfy chair on a breezy porch and enjoy the views or a good book. If you donât have time to do it all, come back again!
Bring your horses! Theyâll love it at Laughing Horse. Ride the property, into Terlingua Ranch roads, into the Christmas mountains, or on selected trails in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Terlingua House is a 4-room, 2-bath adobe styled property located 2 miles west of Terlingua, Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Ringtail Cabin is an ideal vacation rental for budget minded visitors, anyone wanting to conserve fossil fuels, or anyone needing access for a low clearance vehicle or motorcycle. But don't be fooled by the low price, solar panels, or easy access. This cozy cabin is very well appointed with a full kitchen and comfortable furnishings, the solar system is backed-up by an auto-start propane generator, and the nearest neighbor is over a quarter mile away.
Enjoy the mountain views, amazing sunrises, spectacular sunsets, and stunning starry skies from the Ringtail property, or drive into the nearby parks, Terlingua, or the Ghost-Town for all the adventure and entertainment that the Big Bend has to offer.
The Ten Bits Ranch is situated in the high Chihuahuan Desert in far west Texas within the heart of the great bend of the Rio Grande River. The landscape of Big Bend is the result of millions of years of mountain building, volcanism, faulting and erosion. At an elevation of 3200â¬â¢, the Ten Bits Ranch is situated deep within this rugged, desert mountain country.
Lying on the west side of the Christmas Mountains about 10 miles north of Study Butte, this 100 acre property is located at the highest point in the vicinity and on the west side and adjoining state highway 118, offering easy all weather access, but seclusion and privacy to the guests.