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Big Bend Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Ideal place for spending a week in this region”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have chosen this place after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. We really can recommend it. Reservation process was easy and the huts are modern and clean. You are very close to little shops, Big Bend and Terlingua Ghosttown. Also the tours from FFOC start right next to the huts. We booked a 1/2 day Jeep tour and a 1/2 day canoe tour. Excellent and professional guides.
We were a group of four in one hut. Just missing one or two shelves to put all our stuff out of the suitcases. Be careful if you sleep in one hut by four and need air conditioning: One of the sleepers has his head right besides (2ft distance) the very noisy AC. You have to protect yourself with towels laid over chairs (that is why we cant give all the points). We had hut no 6.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is my third trip to Big Bend. Once we stayed in the Chisos Basin, once we stayed at a competitor's place down the street and when we were booking our raft trip for this trip with Far Flung, they asked us if we needed a place to stay and I am glad I decided to give them a try. Our casita was modern and clean like many have reported. More than that, the entire staff is friendly and customer focused. Study Butte is a far better place to stay than the Chisos Basin. Once you are up there, you have no options other than to eat at their restaurant. In Study Butte/Terlingua, the choices may be limited, but at least you have choices. And, if you bring food you can nuke, you can stay right here in the room and eat. We will definitely come back here on our next trip to Big Bend.

Room Tip: We were in Casita 5. They are building a new group of Casitas behind the original set. I cannot se...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

It was hard to convince my wife and daughter that we would be staying in a clean, modern, comfortable and safe place inTerlingua. That all changed when we checked into the Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center. The casitas are super clean and modern with all the conveniences of home. Located just minutes from Terlingua and the entrance to Big Bend National Park. The back porch and courtyard are relaxing and offer a great place for the kids to run around. The Casitas are by far the best accommadations that I personally saw in the area.

Room Tip: Stock up on groceries before coming to town, not many choices.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This was our first trip to the Big Bend area and lodging was slim pickin's. Hubby found this little gem while surfing the 'net. Sounded great, so I booked our stay.

We were not disappointed. The Casitas are fairly new and very well thought out. A bit larger than most hotel/motel rooms with two queen beds, flat panel TV with satellite, a large bathroom with shower stall, no tub, which was well stocked, a kitchenette with microwave, under cabinet refrigerator, coffee maker, service for four eating and drinking utensils plus dishes. Air conditioning! A nice back porch with big heavy rocking chairs to watch the sun set or the lightening off in the distance, or to gaze at the stars at night. No one running up and down the halls laughing and yelling, or thumping around above us. Very quiet for sleeping. We took advantage of it all.

Located just a couple miles from the entrance to Big Bend, this place is the perfect home base. Visiting during the area's off season, several restaurants were closed, so food choices were limited. Not the fault of Las Casitas. :)

We had a very comfortable stay and would definately recommend Las Casitas to all our friends or anyone heading to the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We love the Big Bend area and visit often. Unfortunately, the choice always has been between high-end boutique lodging and "rustic" dumps. Far Flung has built half a dozen (and looks like more on the way) casitas/cabins that are well thought out, highly functional, and leaning more to the higher end...and at a reasonable price. Let's hope they continue to maintain the quality as they add to this small gem!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Virginia
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

My Husband and I stayed here for 5 days (4 nights) and we loved it! Terlingua is a funky little town with lots of personality and it's perfectly positioned near Big Bend National Park (and the state park also). It is only about a 10 or 15 minute drive from the Casitas to the entrance of Big Bend National Park, there aren't many places much closer. Las Casitas is located within walking distance of the Far Flung Outdoor Center, a liqour store and a Mexican restaurant, and within a few minutes drive of the other businesses in town. It was quiet and peaceful here, and we were hitting the bed early (10pm) so we could take advantage of the (relative) cool of the early morning. (It was over 100 degrees outside every day we were there in late June).

We were very pleased with the large size of the "room". It's actually a little house. We only needed 1 of the beds, but the other was useful as a platform of all of the planning sessions for our excursions into the park. I can see a family of 4 fitting in here just perfectly. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchenette was just enough for our needs. We had a microwave, minifridge (with really-minifreezer), kitchen sink, and full-size coffee maker. There were plates, silverware, mugs, cups, bottle/wine opener, etc. in the room, plus just enough coffee for 2 cups a day for 5 days. It had a nice back porch, and since we were in the back Casita, it looked out over some beautiful mountains at sunset. It is dark enough at night to see lots of beautiful stars and the Milky Way. Everything was super clean and new.

I loved the little touches like a real bath mat in the bathroom (shower stall only, no tub, but this is the desert so I don't think a tub should be expected down here) and huge, thick bath towels. There is even a hair dryer. The only criticism I have is that the faucets in our Casita's bathroom seem to have been installed backwards (turn the handles the wrong way from normal for off/on) but it only took 1 time to figure it out. The decor is lovely and perfect for the area. I love the metal ceiling and the hefty wood furniture, including the comfy rockers on the back porch.

I would stay here again, and recommend it to anyone I know who is going to the park. It was a little on the pricey side for us, put it is really a steal given what is provided. The only down side is that we went in the summer, so many of the shops were "closed for the season". That's not a reflection on this great place to stay though, just on the time of year we chose to visit.

Room Tip: They are all the same, though I'd ask for one of the back row to take advantage of the view if p...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

My wife and I have lived in Austin for almost 3 years and hadn't made it to west Texas yet so we were glad to be able to make the trip. We will definitely be making many more. I won't go into the park too much here but it is beautiful and amazing and such a large state and national park.

As far as our stay at the Las Casitas, it is a wonderful place, so cool looking and so nice and comfortable inside. Everything was pretty much perfect and as described. The staff is very nice and will answer your questions and tell you anything you need to know about the area and the park. It is also very convenient if you are participating in one of the Far Flung tours or trips, it is right next door to the casitas. The area only gets about 10" of rain per year and I think they probably got 3 to 4" of it on our first night. The high water the next day did make it so we couldn't do our off road Jeep tour and we had to do one on the paved roads but it was great so we weren't too disappointed. They were in the process of building 6 more casitas which will make it even better.

The only thing I would probably suggest would be to have a full size refrigerator and a small stove. They do have a coffee maker, microwave, sink and all the dishes and utensils. There is a small courtyard between all six of the casitas with a very small ice machine and a few tables and a couple of grills. The grills were really dirty but that was the only thing in the whole place that didn't seem to get taken care of well so it wasn't too big of a deal to me.

The bathroom was well equipped and really quite large,

When you go out be sure to listen to them about drinking water and take plenty with you.

Go to breakfast at India's you won't be disappointed, it was delicious and the couple that runs India's were very friendly and will tell you stories about the area if you ask.

Room Tip: We stayed in casita #5 I don't remember the name of it. I assume the ones on each side of #5 are...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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SeeBigBend, Owner at Big Bend Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind words about our casitas! I'm horrified that our grills were not up to par and we are working on making sure they are back in good shape! We appreciate you letting us know about that oversight!

Greg Henington, Owner
greg@ffoc.net
432-371-2633
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Property: Big Bend Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center
Address: Farm Road 170, P O Box 377, Terlingua, TX 79852
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Terlingua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Need a place to stay where you play? Look no further than Las Casitas at the Far Flung Outdoor Center. Located on the Far Flung property, each of our casitas (Spanish for "little house") offers 400 square feet of indoor space complete with full bath, two queen beds, kitchenette (with refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker) 32" flat screen satellite TV, maid service and free wifi. A porch to kick back and relax on after a full day of adventure and a courtyard with picnic tables and a barbecue pit. All casitas are non-smoking. Prices are double occupancy and seasonal in nature, so call our office for specific details or book online. ... more   less 
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