Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Cara or Bud
About Cara or Bud
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). He is a geologist by trade and also dabbles as an entrepreneur.
Cara or Bud purchased this House in 2003
Why Cara or Bud 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
Parties/events allowed - Special events must be approved prior to arrivalSpecial events must be approved prior to arrival
No smoking - No smoking insideNo smoking inside
Max guests: 10
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great house for friends and family
We have been to Terlingua area before but this house suited our needs the best. Great response on questions and comments. The house was as represented and will book again next year. Thanks.
There wert 8 of us, 4 couples. We loved the property. It gave us plenty of space for cooking and socializing. The property could use another bathroom. We had 6 people on one side of the property and it was a real scheduling issue for showers, etc. But we worked it out. We would definitely stay again. It is convenient to Big Bend National Park and also to the lower hiking trails of Big Bend Ranch State Park. Great star watching!!!!
A cross between glamping and a lodge
We enjoyed our stay in this unique setting very much. As they state, there are four separate buildings so you get the privacy of your own room. I can see how this would be great for a group of families or friends. We had a group of 5 people and it cost less than 2 hotel rooms and provided much more.
In the winter be prepared to turn on heaters. Also one of the bathrooms was connected but required a 10 foot walk outside, I wish I'd thought to bring some slip on shoes for easy trips between buildings.
There is a kitchen and small store in town, we chose to eat out mostly and there are a handful of restaurants in the vicinity. The location is perfect for Big Bend.
Very interesting house. We really enjoyed staying here. Everything was clean and lots of room.
Did NOT Disappoint!
Perfect place for two families to stay together. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous sunrise and amazing view of the stars! Easy access to Big Bend.
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)