Before planning on coming here i did my research and found out that this place was an hour away from the big bend entrance and 45 minutes from the town of terlingua. I think this place is better than going to a local motel closer to the park because of the camp like experience, pet friendly, and they HAVE A POOL!!! This place has everything you will need for a camping like experience. THe staff is very friendly and will give you all the advice you need on where to go. THey also have maps and brochures about what to do in the area. The cabins have everything you need and the AC works great, I brought an extra pillow for the bed but the mattress was comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and come with a few towels and wash cloths. I like big fluffy towels so i brought my own. No tv but that is ok since your time there is spent mostly outdoors. The Wifi works well by the cafe but is very weak in the cabins. I was able to get a signal a few times to check my email while in my room. This didn't bother me because i only spent time in the room to sleep and shower. At night you can sit out on the deck and look at the stars.
THe pool is very nice and was a great way to cool off after a morning of hiking at big bend. If you want you can call up to the cafe from the pool and order a burger and fries, then walk up in 10 minutes and bring your food back down to the pool (cafe is located next to the pool). The cafe has a basic menu which includes salads, wraps, sandwiches and some mexican dishes. THey also have ice-cream, beer, and plenty of desserts.
In the evenings we would go to the town of terlingua to take pictures in the ghost town and check out the local restaurants. Dont leave this town without checking out La Kiva. It was a super cool restaurant bar which has entertainment on some evenings. I looks like you are in a cave with unique surroundings.The food was great here as well. The Terlingua ranch lodge also has a horse stable, a deer freezer, RV parking area, pool, cafe, camp ground, and airstrip. Everything is close enough to walk to from your cabin.
The only downside to this place is the far drive. Dont stay hear if you are expecting a hotel, this is more like a campground with spacious cabins.
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