About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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.
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 14+ 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.
** 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.
When you make your reservation - 25% is non-refundable but can be held for a future stay. A 75% refund is available if reservations are canceled two weeks in advance. If something happens that you can’t make your trip, please contact us and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. There is no refund of rent for late arrival or early departure.
Thank you for considering Terlingua House for your Big Bend trip.
Cara or Bud
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Cara or Bud
Bud Johnson and Friends are the owners of Terlingua House. Bud lives on a ranch just outside of Bronte, Texas (between San Angelo and Abilene). He is a geologist by trade and also dabbles as an entrepreneur.
Cara or Bud purchased this House in 2003
Why Cara or Bud chose Terlingua
I fell in love with the area and then the property back in the 80's and it has been a labor of love to get it to the high standard that it is today. There's something almost magical or spiritual when you watch the sunrise and sunset from here - not to mention the star gazing on a clear night. There's nothing like it. Terlingua House is a deluxe property on 15 acres with spectacular views, easy access, all the amenities and plenty of water. Both water and access can be an issue in the area. It's the perfect place to get away from it all and experience an amazing part of Texas that many don't even know exist. It's just minutes from shopping, dining and tour outfitters and easy access for day trips. Plus, you're fully connected to the outside world here with Internet and satellite TV.
What makes this House unique
Unique, lodge-like adobe style buildings house 3 separate sleeping quarters and kitchen/dining area. It's like renting a lodge or small resort for the same price as a decent hotel room. This allows you to socialize, dine and entertain as a group with the added benefit of retreating to your own space for some quiet time. Just minutes from shopping and dining, it's a perfect place to get away from it all but still be connected with wireless Internet, satellite TV other comforts of home. The sunsets/sunrises and star gazing are spectacular from this property.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Terlingua House at Big Bend
We loved the place and the location, close to all the recreational and dining spots we also enjoyed. There were four of us, and the space to spread out was a plus. Two problems: the driveway was a bit treacherous and rutted; the lock on the Gin House didn't work consistently. Maintenance came and fixed it, and it worked while they were there. The main coffee pot was missing a part, which made us have to buy a new one. Still, we recommend the place.
Fantastic Time At Terlingua House May 4-7
What a great stay here at Terlingua house. The house had all the things I needed in the kitchen. Even had a long extension cord so we could watch movies outside in the courtyard under the stars using our small projector. The set up of the small casitas allows for privacy between couples at night and the common area was great for having meals. Wifi signal and internet speeds were quite good and allowed us to keep in touch with the outside world, although we did try to unplug as much as possible. The last night here offered the most brilliant night sky my friends from the city had ever seen. We even got lucky and saw a falling meteor, not just a falling star. It was bright and appeared to fall over on the Mexico side. Amazing sight! We definitely will be back to Terlingua house again.
Terlingua House was a great find. The house is so comfortable with the three separate buildings each housing a bedroom giving everyone privacy. The rooms were huge and the beds comfortable. WiFi worked perfectly and there were many plugs in each room. The kitchen was well stocked and had a round table to seat 8 comfortably. The night sky was viewed from an upstairs terrace and was beautiful. I highly recommend this place.
Our absolute favorite place to stay in the Big Bend area!
This is our 3rd time staying at the Terlingua House and we absolutely LOVE it! It's so close to all the points of interest in the area and it's beautiful (& comfy) to just stay put and enjoy the fire pit & view from the house. Will definitely be back :-)
We had a great time at Terlingua House. It was the perfect location for our mnt biking and hiking.
We enjoyed the layout of the house. Separate buildings was the best for large groups like ours. The outside accommodations provided a great setting for eating outside and star gazing.
Great stay at terlingua house. Exceeded expectations, even as a repeat visitor.
Well stocked and well laid out with plenty of room and amenities. Best place to stay in the Big Bend area in my opinion.
Rio Grande Canyons River Rafting and Canoeing, Desert Jeep Tours, Spelunking (caves and quicksilver mines), horseback riding, airplane tours, 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)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% Non-refundable Deposit due at the time of reservation.