We all do our research now, right? We knew the Ghost Town stay was going to be different and we knew that the tin roof hotel wasn't going to be the Waldorf and it wasn't...it was better - in so many ways. To say life here is laid back would be an understatement, but this place, with it's ruins and rust, is a life affirming experience. Our group had 3 rooms and each was beautifully decorated and appointed, clean linens and towels, great beds the all essential AC and everything you need basically. The Trading Company is packed with everything from books and guides, gifts and a great selection of beer!!! Life on 'The Porch' is what it's all about and playing with Moses (who actually had been cleaning our rooms all week) was the highlight of my entire coast to coast trip. The Starlight Theater has a great menu and the food is lip smackingly good and reasonably priced. But let's get back to The Porch, buy a beer and sit, listen, sing, play or just watch the sun sink below the Chisos Mountains. If you're heading to Big Bend I urge you to stay in Terlingua at the Holiday Hotel. You'll thank me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Hotel is no franchise resort. It's perfect for raucous revelry or a romantic rendezvous, or both...You'll find many things in the Ghost Town in the exact condition they've been in for centuries, and that's great for exploring, but at the end of the day you'll want air conditioning.Named for the reddish mercury ore that fueled the industry that was the Chisos Mine, this room belies the Ghost Town location and offers a rustic yet elegant experience.The fancy indoor bathroom that we're so proud of is -- ahem... -- a short walk down the scenic porch, marked Room # 1B. It's a Terlingua tradition that has caught on big in Europe. erlingua chic, the Candililla House is great for either couples or families. Perched on a hillside, it offers an everchanging view of sunsets, starlight, and thunderstorms. There is a patio outside the walls and another within.The El Patron Suite is suitable for business meetings, but they're frowned on around the Ghost Town. Instead, have a few amigos/amigas join you for a festive evening. Walk over to the famous Terlingua Cemetery to greet the ghosts, or just watch the sunset with everyone on the porch over at the Trading Post. Bring your guitar (but not the accordion.)The Candelilla House gets its name from the local cactus that was gathered by the locals and used in the manufacture of women's makeup products. The owners' family operated both a trading post and a processing facillity that kept this Mexican tradition alive.Just down the road a piece from the end of the earth is the Rio Grande Rock House. This is not some neo-cowboy fantasy replica. It's real by-God Texas history. Built in the early 19th century as a trading post for trappers and settlers from both sides of the border, it's still in the same family.We're proud to be out on the fringe of Texas. Come on down.Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing**If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room." ... more less