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Terlingua House (Big Bend Area's Original Guesthouse)

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Terlingua House, Your Own Big Bend Lodge!

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Terlingua House is located in the heart of the desert mountain country of West Texas. For the price of a nice single hotel room, this unique guesthouse is like having your own personal lodge for your trip. It is a three-bedroom, two-bath, adobe-style property with full kitchen; each located in a separate building. This unique layout enables you to socialize and dine together and retreat to the privacy of your own separate rooms for some solitude. It's almost like renting a small resort rather than just a vacation home or hotel room.

Although most come here to get away from it all, Terlingua House has all the comforts of home:

* Fully stocked kitchen with full sized fridge, stove/oven (apartment sized), microwave, dishwasher and all the dishes, utensils and cooking requirements one would need.
* Washers/dryers - exploring and adventure means you may need to do laundry
* Wireless Internet, cable TV (including big screen TV) - when you want to plug back in to the real world
* An upper level deck for mountain viewing and star gazing
* A beautiful, covered lower courtyard connecting two buildings; complete with 2 grills for cooking and dining outside
* An outdoor sitting area with fire pit (bring your own wood).

Stroll up the hill on the property and view the changing colors of the Chisos Mountains during the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Terlingua House is located two miles west of Terlingua, Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. This safe and secure 15 acre, semi-secluded property with easy access, has a grand view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park while still being only minutes away from restaurants and local river rafting, hiking, biking and jeep tour outfitters. Terlingua Ghost town is a couple minutes drive down the road. There's even a pizza place at the bottom of the road - an easy walk for dinner and drinks.

Virtual tour: http://www.terlinguahouse.com/terlingua-house-video.mov

If you like Big bend I am confident you will like Terlingua House. We strive to keep it cool, fun, functional and clean. After 12 years we have many repeat customers, many recommendations and about once a year - a whiner! If you have never been to Big Bend, it is truly one of the most unique and fascinating areas in Texas and the country for that matter - hence the national and state parks. It is also one of the most vast and remote areas in the country. It is - an adventure. Whether you stay with us or one of the other lodging accommodations in the area, go with the understanding that you will be, and we are working in, an area that teeters between the 21st century and the 19th century. This is part of the fun, part of the adventure - part of the allure of Big Bend.

We would love to have you stay at Terlingua House. If you would like to rent please do the following in this order: (1) Check the calendar here on VRBO for availability during the time you want to go, if available then; (2) Go to our website at www.TerlinguaHouse.com and fill out the rental agreement form (or direct link http://www.terlinguahouse.com/reservations/agreement.htm) and finally; (3) Monday through Friday 8AM - 5PM please call the office at 325-473-4400 with a MC or Visa handy to pay and confirm your reservation. Note that the 25% deposit is non-refundable but can be used at a later date, the 75% balance is due and payable 10 days prior to your arrival.

** IMPORTANT NOTE: VRBO Instant quote does not calculate our specials correctly. A 'rent 2 get 3rd free' special means you have to rent two nights to get the third free. Unfortunately VRBO calculator will average the price across all nights and it results in a discrepancy. For a true quote please contact us directly. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. The same applies for 'rent 2 get 2 free'.

Thank you for considering Terlingua House for your Big Bend trip.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Separate sleeping quarters makes this like a small resort. Set on 15 acres ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV. Can't miss the football games!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Direct TV. Can't miss the football games!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view of the Chisos Mountains are great!...moreless

  • Village:

    Terlingua is an interesting little place...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each room has an individual central heating and cooling unit - works great!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) 2 stackable washer and dryers units. Plus front loader located in kitchen area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has an individual central heating and cooling unit - works great!...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have high speed wireless internet service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all linens and towels....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of Parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private Parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    In House telephone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide all linens and towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) 2 stackable washer and dryers units. Plus front loader located in kitchen area...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and miscellaneous. If it's there, it's yours to use...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Great for sunrises and sunsets!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Go boating on the Rio Grande - too fun! Rentals nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Go boating on the Rio Grande - too fun! Rentals nearby...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have 2 grills....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Go boating on the Rio Grande - too fun! Rentals nearby...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hot Deal
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$138
Very Best Deal
Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2015
4 night min stay
$138
Early 2016
Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$183
Early Summer 2016
May 1 - Jul 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$183
Late Summer 2016
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$138
Early December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$138
Early 2017
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$183
Early Summer 2017
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$183
Late Summer 2017
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$138
Early December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$138
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One time Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

$275/Night (2 night minimum) up to 6 guests. Additional charges apply for 7 or more guests. 1 night free and 2 night free specials available, See Website. Over occupancy, cleaning fees and taxes additional.

25% Non-refundable Deposit due at the time of reservation.


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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lajitas
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Longdraw Pizza adjoining property
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lajitas
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
170
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizza Place

Rio Grande Canyons River Rafting and Canoeing, Desert Jeep Tours, Spelunking (caves and quicksilver mines), horseback riding, airplane tours, Golf (beginning with the new course in '04 we understand), Live Theater (and other cultural events including the World Championship Chili Cookoff are occasional events throughout the year)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Bud Johnson and Friends are the owners of Terlingua House. Bud lives on a ranch just outside of Bronte, Texas (between San Angelo and Abilene) with his partner, Cate, a red dog and a white dog, a bunch of cattle and an old horse. He is a geologist by trade and also dabbles as an entrepreneur.

Why the Owner Chose Terlingua:
I fell in love with the area and then the property back in the 80's and it has been a labor of love to get it to the high standard that it is today. There's something almost magical or spiritual when you watch the sunrise and sunset from here - not to mention the star gazing on a clear night. There's nothing like it. Terlingua House is a deluxe property on 15 acres with spectacular views, easy access, all the amenities and plenty of water. Both water and access can be an issue in the area. It's the perfect place to get away from it all and experience an amazing part of Texas that many don't even know exist. It's just minutes from shopping, dining and tour outfitters and easy access for day trips. Plus, you're fully connected to the outside world here with Internet and satellite TV.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique, lodge-like adobe style buildings house 3 separate sleeping quarters and kitchen/dining area. It's like renting a lodge or small resort for the same price as a decent hotel room. This allows you to socialize, dine and entertain as a group with the added benefit of retreating to your own space for some quiet time. Just minutes from shopping and dining, it's a perfect place to get away from it all but still be connected with wireless Internet, satellite TV other comforts of home. The sunsets/sunrises and star gazing are spectacular from this property.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Terlingua House, Your Own Big Bend Lodge!

    Terlingua House, Your Own Big Bend Lodge!

  • Desert Mountain Views

    Desert Mountain Views

  • Unique Architecture.  This is the covered courtyard connecting 2 buildings

    Unique Architecture. This is the covered courtyard connecting 2 buildings

  • Great Sunrises and Sunsets

    Great Sunrises and Sunsets

  • Comfortable and spacious separate rooms

    Comfortable and spacious separate rooms

  • Clean and spacious facilities.  2 separate bathrooms

    Clean and spacious facilities. 2 separate bathrooms

  • The sunset highlights the mountains.

    The sunset highlights the mountains.

  • Interesting Architecture

    Interesting Architecture

  • The sun rising on Terlingua House.  Worth the early morning

    The sun rising on Terlingua House. Worth the early morning

  • Unique flora and fauna

    Unique flora and fauna

  • One of the sights you'll see in Big Bend National Park

    One of the sights you'll see in Big Bend National Park

  • Looking across Big bend national Park from 'Studio' bedroom window

    Looking across Big bend national Park from 'Studio' bedroom window

  • Comfortable and spacious rooms

    Comfortable and spacious rooms

  • January 2015 with fresh coffee

    January 2015 with fresh coffee

  • Interesting Murals

    Interesting Murals

  • Close-up of one of the murals

    Close-up of one of the murals

  • Clean and spacious facilities

    Clean and spacious facilities

  • Unique views

    Unique views

  • Imagine waking up to this every morning

    Imagine waking up to this every morning

  • The sunrise

    The sunrise

  • Terlingua House may offer unique spiritual connection.

    Terlingua House may offer unique spiritual connection.

  • The sun set.  Yes, the mountains are really that color.  Bring your camera

    The sun set. Yes, the mountains are really that color. Bring your camera

  • The left side is Mexico; right is Texas.  Big Bend National Park

    The left side is Mexico; right is Texas. Big Bend National Park

  • Located on 15 Acres

    Located on 15 Acres

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