BIG BEND AREA'S ORIGINAL GUESTHOUSE (TERLINGUA HOUSE)

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BIG BEND AREA'S ORIGINAL GUESTHOUSE (TERLINGUA HOUSE)

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Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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 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.

Pricing is based on two factors: (1) occupancy - how many of you there are; and (2) season - the time of year. For 6 or more people during high season this runs about $50 per person per night before taxes. For 4 people it is under $75 per person per night. Please see specials below for discounted pricing.

The base price for Terlingua House is $245/night with a two-night minimum for up to 6 people. For groups over 6 add $45 per night for each additional person 10 years old and older. There is an additional one time cleaning and restocking fee of $100 up to 6 plus $15 for each additional occupant. This includes all three bedrooms and the kitchen. Chili Cookoff week (first week in November) is $300/night base price with a 5-night minimum. This is a little over $50 per person per night for 6 before taxes. Sorry, no pets, horses, firearms or ATV's.

Specials:

One Free Night: In January, after the New Year's Holiday, February, May, June & July with every two-night rental, you get one night free. This equates to about $33 per person per night for groups of 6 or more and about $50 per person per night for 4 people - all before taxes.

Two Free Nights: In August, September and the first two weeks of December for every two nights you rent, you get two nights free. For 6 or more this is about $25/person per night. For 4 people it is under $40/person per night, again all before taxes.

For exact pricing and reservations please call. Reservations more than a year in advance are always welcome.

Please visit our Availability Calendar (link to the right) and Web Site at TerlinguaHouse for more information. When ready to make reservations please call 325-473-4400. Normal business hours is prefered.

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Keywords: Private Lodging House (Guest House)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed

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Texas' desert southwest is a remarkable landscape.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.2
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews
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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Tyler, TX
5

Awesome Place!!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter is getting married next year and it was our last big daddy/daughter trip just the two of us. We could not have stayed at a better place in the Big Bend area. Although it was just the two of us and we didn't need as much space as Terlingua House provided....we especially enjoyed all the outdoor areas there including the deck on top of the house. The house was clean and very well-stocked with everything we needed. It was a convenient drive from the house to Far Flung Adventures and Big Bend River Tours. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Big Bend. It would be especially great for two or three couples or large families since it provides the privacy of totally separate buildings for each bedroom. Thank you for a very enjoyable 5-night stay!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Houston, TX
4

Another great stay at Terlingua House!

  • 4 of 5
Our family just enjoyed spending another wonderful spring break at Terlingua House - this was our third stay visiting since 2006. I think this property and a visit to Terlingua and Big Bend country is all about expectations... we camped outside the park the first couple of times we visited this area and while rustic and down to earth - we wanted more comfort. After our first stay at Terlingua House, we felt as if we were Brewster County royalty. It's private and quiet (when cars aren't passing along the highway below). It's ideal if traveling with a couple of families or extended family as there are three separate sleeping areas with a semi-connecting bath (2 baths total). The drive to BBNP is a breeze, the ghost town is just a couple of miles down the road and Lajitas is a short drive west. The owner has acknowledged that there are some areas for improvement and they are being implemented but, in our opinion, any minor inconveniences are far outweighed by the many pluses this property has to offer... walk up the slope and take in the sunrise over the Chisos, have a beverage on the deck above the patio at the end of the day, make a small camp fire in the rock ringed fire pit next to the studio. We really treasure Terlingua House for its simplicity and enduring desert charm. Thanks also to the house manager, John, who stopped by a couple of times during our visit to help us with some minor incidentals. Christmas wish... a light over the sink in the kitchen.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
COLDSPRING, TX USA
1

UNSAFE, VERY REMOTE, UNCOMFORTABLE

  • 1 of 5
A LANDLORD SHOULD PROVIDE A TENANT WITH REASONABLE SECURITY WHEN RENTING A RESIDENCE. TERLINGUA HOUSE IS ON A VERY RURAL ROAD, UNMARKED AND DIFFICULT TO FIND. THERE ARE NO SECURITY GATES SURROUNDING THIS PROPERTY NOR ARE THERE ANY STURDY LOCKS ON ANY OF THE DOORS AND NO EXTRA BOLTS TO MAKE TENANTS FEEL SECURE AT NIGHT IN THE OUTDOOR BEDROOMS IN SUCH A REMOTE LOCATION.
NO ONE GREETED US UPON ARRIVAL FOR "CHECK IN". THERE IS NO PRINTED INSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR THE HEATERS IN THE BATHROOMS WHICH WERE NON-OPERATIONAL THE FIRST NIGHT IN LESS THAN 30 DEGREE WEATHER. THERE IS ONLY ONE INTERIOR BATHROOM; THE OTHER ONE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE WITH TWO UNLOCKED DOORS, THE HORRIBLE TUB HAS MOLDY, RUSTY PIPES WITH A NASTY SHOWER, PLUS THERE IS CRUMBLING PLASTER ON ONE WALL. NO TOWEL RACKS ARE IN EITHER BATHROOM, NO WASTEBASKETS IN OUTDOOR BATHROOM AND ONE BEDROOM. THEY LIST 2 BATHROOMS ON THEIR WEBSITE; HOWEVER, WHAT THEY FAIL TO MENTION IS THAT ONE IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM OUTDOORS. AND, THAT SINGLE BATHROOM FUNCTIONS AS THE ONLY ONE FOR POSSIBLY 10 PEOPLE IF ONE INCLUDES THE TWO OUTSIDE BEDROOMS AND 2 BEDS INSIDE THE KITCHEN. GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAUL TRASH DOWN A HILL TO A DUMPSTER. THE SO-CALLED LINENS ARE RAGGED, TORN, MISMATCHED, UNACCEPTABLE AND SCRATCHY. THE OUTDOOR FURNITURE IS DIRTY & THE GREEN IRON CHAIRS/TABLE ARE RUSTY AND DIRTY. ONE OF THE CHAIRS WAS BROKEN WHICH MADE IT VERY UNCOMFORTABLE TO SIT AND ENJOY A MEAL OUTDOORS. THE TERRAIN AND SURROUNDING VIEWS ARE RUGGEDLY BEAUTIFUL; HOWEVER, THE LACK OF SECURITY MAKES THE AREA UNSAFE TO ENJOY ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: This rental ended with us charging the renter extra for leaving the property littered with used feminine products and dental floss. It was not pretty. We are pushing 1000 rentals with many of our guests repeat customers. We have two independent heating systems, electricity and propane. The propane is basically used as a backup system now, the electric heaters work fine. In this case the propane tank had been filled just before they arrived. Our propane supplier turned off the tank while filling the tank then failed to turn it back on. Although the electricity and electric heaters were working, these folks wanted the propane heater running, it failed due to the supplier leaving the main valve off. It is unfortunate that it happened but no one was in danger of sleeping in the cold. Over the past 10 years we have continued to make improvements, variable towels has been a consequence, as recollection serves, there is both green and brown towels, they are good towels. Building construction and design is unique. About half of the property is built of true adobe - mud bricks formed by hand and stacked individually then covered in stucco. Not just the design but the actual construction is consistent with ancient building methods dating back thousands of years. A couple of consequences are exposed pipes and clay swelling. The shower pipes can't be run in the adobe walls so they are exposed on the inside. The pipes are copper and copper tarnishes. At two of the joints there was tarnishing, I think we got that wiped down pretty good. When adobe clays are exposed to water, like around a shower, they tend to absorb the water and swell. This micro swelling has the consequence of causing the paint to peel. And there was at least two square inches of peeling paint. That was adequately cleaned up also. As to security with regard to the shared bathroom, we don't split the property up with different guests. When you rent Terlingua House, you rent the whole property, you are not sharing with anyone you didn't come with. No one has broken the bathroom latch in 10 years. Big Bend, Terlingua (physiography and culture) and this house are all unique. It isn't the Anatole in Dallas nor is it meant to be but for 10 years we have addressed every issue that has arisen, some are easy, some not so, easy but we persist. In the case of this renter we had at least 15 phone calls plus extra trips to the house to try to accommodate their needs. We were thanked with a disgusting mess to clean
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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
5

Great Thanksgiving stay in the Heart of Big Bend Country!

  • 5 of 5
Terlingua house was a great place to host our family Thanksgiving! The house is in a great location just South of Terlingua Ghost town and North of Lajitas. This provides great access to Big Bend State Park and the beautiful drive along the Rio Grande and 2 minutes from Ghost town and 20 min from the entrance to the Nataional Park. The three separate bedrooms had plenty of cozy furnishings and room for all. The kitchen was a comfortable gathering place for dinner and Thanksgiving dinner. The fire pit offered a fun outdoor gathering area. The property managers also provided great service. I would highly recommend for a family getaway.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Brenham
4

Terlingua house 4 night stay

  • 4 of 5
We had a good time and visit. Great views and weather. The house could use a good cleaning. Very dusty in areas. Pest control needed as well. We had a mouse eat an IPhone case and ants in the kitchen. The stove/oven is too small for a kitchen that size. It works well, we made bread, cakes and cinnamon rolls
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing the dusty areas and the mouse to our attention. We immediately alerted our cleaner. While we strive to keep Terlingua House perfect for our guests, please remember Terlingua House is "in the country", on 15 acres and in the desert. It has its challenges along with its charms. - Bud
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Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse (Terlingua House)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28658vb
(325) 473-4400 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Lake Jackson, Tx
4

Secret Amoeba Society of Texas

  • 4 of 5
Had to buy toliet paper and paper towels. There was no shampoo of any kind, would be nice if guests could leave hotel containers for emergencies. Teflon skillets need to be replaced (one rounded bottom dangerous and the other pealing). High chairs on deck need to be replaced with wooden bench, they tip over too easily. Tract lighting in kitchen needs to be fixed (poor lighting while cooking) Hot Water heater in kitchen was not working, but boiling water is no big deal (water pressure seemed to be low). OVERALL experience was still Good to Great. We always have a great time here. Pizza next door was excellent and the beer was 31 degrees.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Rio Grande Canyons River Rafting and Canoeing, Desert Jeep Tours, Spelunking (caves and quicksilver mines), Golf (beginning with the new course in '04 we understand), Live Theater (and other cultural events including the World Championship Chili Cookoff are occasional events throughout the year)

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
One time Cleaning Fee $100
Notes $245/Night (2 night minimum). One-time $100 Cleaning Fee (applies to 6 person occupancy) over 6-person occupancy,add $20 per person to cleaning/restocking fee Plus Applicable State & Local Taxes. $245/nt
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Amenities

Amenities

Lajitas Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Early Morning Coffee and late afternoon cocktails on the upper deck.
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