When it comes to accommodations, there is no place quite like Terlingua. This charming town is chalked full of both historical and zany attractions that are a perfect complement to the eclectic lodging options.
Finding a place to stay that is within walking distance to outstanding dining and culture is easy in this small town. Hotels in the area are quite intimate, with many featuring just a few guest rooms. Several guest houses are also available as an alternative to the traditional hotel or motel structure.
Exceptional Hotels in Terlingua
The Chisos Mining Company Hotel features single and double guest rooms, along with several larger cabin options. This rustic hotel fits in perfectly with the frontier vibe of the area. For the budget traveler, a single room includes a double bed, full bathroom and simple furnishings. Larger cabins are more luxurious and offer several additional amenities, including kitchenettes. Rates range from $57 for a single room to $157 for a spacious condo.
Upstairs at the Mansion, located in the heart of Ghost Town, is a unique two-room boutique hotel. Originally, this adobe structure was home to Howard E. Perry, the owner of the Chisos Mining Company. Today, Upstairs at the Mansion offers guests a private entry to each room with stairs leading to an extensive reserved library of books about the Big Bend area and culture. A lovely bathroom is shared, but each room does include a small sink. Both rooms can be reserved together for guests that wish to inhabit the entire space. Rooms are $112 per night, with a two night minimum.
Clean and comfortable are the two words that are most used to describe the El Dorado Hotel. This humbly furnished lodging offers three different room configurations: Jacuzzi rooms, double rooms and single rooms. Each option offers Southwestern inspired linens and basic furniture. Room rates range from $79 to $125 per night.
Other lodging choices include:
- La Posada Milagro
- Big Bend Holiday Hotel
- Longhorn Ranch Motel
- Big Bend Motor Inn; and
- Wildhorse Station
Charming Guest Houses in Terlingua
Located two miles west of Terlingua, Terlingua House is a lavishly decorated three-bedroom, two-bath property for guests that desire the comforts of home in the middle of the dessert. This picturesque guest house offers a full kitchen and spectacular views in a secluded setting. Normal occupancy for the house is two to six people, but Terlingua House can sleep up to eight people. The rental fee is $220 per night with a two-night minimum and a one-time cleaning and restocking fee of $75.
The Rio Grande Rock House is part of the lodging options offered by the Big Bend Holiday Hotel. This beautiful guest house is located just down the road from Terlingua and features breathtaking mountain views in a private location. The house includes a full kitchen, two queen beds, two rollaway beds and a patio that is perfect for grilling.
Stay a While in Terlingua
If the view from the front porch isn’t enough to satisfy your needs, accommodations in the area also offer modern amenities and comfortable guest rooms. No matter where you choose to rest your head after exploring the Big Bend, the friendly residents of Terlingua will certainly make you feel at home.