Terlingua, Texas

Places to sleep

Whether you pitch a tent, rent a Lotus tent, stay in a tipi, sleep in a bubble, chill in a restored Airstream, and kick it in a luxury casita, Terlingua has it all.


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Eats & Drinks!

Dining in the Big Bend area and beyond.

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So you want to Viva Terlingua? To truly do so is one of those kinds of things that you will either get or you won’t, and that’s okay. It’s not for everybody, but neither is anything good. Luckily for you though, you have found this guide, and we’re here to help you do it right.


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Leave your dog at home. Terlingua is known for its dog population, and we love dogs. We’d probably love your dog. Your dog would probably LOVE the desert. However, as the desert can be a disorienting place for humans, so can it be for our furry friends. Dogs are not allowed on any trails in BBNP, many places for lodging don’t allow pets, and there is no dog boarding facility anywhere in the area. A desert dog is a very special creature, and your dog, as special as it most likely is, is not a desert dog. We’ve seen many folks distraught over their dog getting lost out here, and we don’t want to see that happen to you.

On the subject of dogs, if you meet a dog while you are here, and you likely will, it belongs to someone. They are not lost, and even if they are, they probably need the help of someone from around here, not a well-meaning visitor. Desert dogs know their way home, and they’re almost always going to get there whenever the hell they want. While your kindness to animals is appreciated, the dogs are okay. Move along. Approach any dog with respect, but especially a desert dog.

Rio Grande

The Rio Grande. Find out about river trips, hot springs and visiting Mexico!

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 Casa Patron

Possibly the most luxurious lodging in Terlingua.


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We love Texas' National Beer, but you can get great craft beer down here too.

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Bubble Life!
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Imagine laying in bed with the stars spread out above you!

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Art galleries and craft stores offer a treasure trove of one of a kind items.

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