Terlingua Ranch Resort, Alpine

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Terlingua Ranch Resort Reviews

If you're looking for MacAmenities available at any Motel 6, indifferent management, and city (or even small town) lights, don't come to Terlingua Ranch. If you're looking for clean comfortable accommodations, dark skies, and friendly staff, along with peace, remoteness, spectacular views, and the best pool around, this is a fine place. The sixteen-mile ranch road (last three miles are well-maintained gravel) through the Christmas Mountains is well worth the effort. Many sport and powered glider pilots make it a favorite destination. Amateur astronomers are especially delighted with the very dark skies and local star parties are common at the dark of the moon.


The views were beautiful, the air was fresh and clean. If you are looking to get away from the stuffy, crowded city then this is the perfect place. The cabins are not comparable to a high class resort, they don't have television or phones in every room, but there is one at the main office should you need it. The cabins are clean and they have full bath/shower facilities and they are comfortable. And let's face it, if you're looking for room service, jacuzzi baths, and cable TV, then this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a place to get away from it all and get back to nature and just get some total relaxation or maybe go hiking or exploring the wilderness -- then you'll love this place.


I have been to Ter Ranch six times. Every damn time I have a great time. No, it ain't a five-star hotel but it is perfect for relaxing and letting the kids swim and explore.


It's out in the middle of nowhere. No gas, no housekeeping, no phone, no tv, no snack/coke machines, no security. Cell phones don't work there. Like bugs? The cheap "Cabins" are not much more than your back yard storage shed. Their game is how llittle can we give them and charge an arm and a leg for it. Very little to offer but scenery which every place in the area also offers. If you don't get there by the cut off time you won't be able to check in because there is nobody there after the office closes (banker's hours). Don't expect the typical texas hospitality. Has a coffeeshop but you are better off to make the long dusty drive into town to eat if you want some good food. This hole is almost twenty miles off the main road and miles of down a bumpy dusty unpaved road through white trashville. Then drive almost another twenty miles or more to get gas and another twenty miles back to the shed to sleep. Expensive for what you don't get.


great place to get away from it all, lots of fun. nice people.


I loved it. Clean cabins, and we thought the food was very good, it's just not 4 star. It has a pool and beautiful mountain views. It is on the side of a mountain. Good music with live bands. We just had a super time. The people were like family. There's no TV and no phone in the room; after all you are out in the mountains in a cabin. Hike, drive around and just love the views.


Old, musty-smelling cabin-style room, with no maids, poor food, no television, no phone and no security. It's expensive for what you get.



Terlingua Ranch Lodge was originally a huge old ranch located in the Christmas Mtns and nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park in far west Texas. Stables, pool, air strip, restaurant, peace, dark skies and desert mountain beauty. Comfortable cabins, campsites, hiking, rare birding, quiet serene beauty.

Location and Contact


Travelers heading south from Alpine will travel about 62 miles and then turn left at the Terlingua Ranch sign. There is not a street sign at this turn off, but the sign is large and there are many mailboxes and a ranch supply store at the corner as a landmark. The lodge facilities are located 16 miles from the highway, and the last 3 miles are not paved yet but is accessible by any vehicle.

Address: HC 65 Box 220, Alpine, Texas, USA

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Website Terlingua Ranch Resort Alpine www.terlinguaranch.com
Phone Number: +1 (432) 371-2416
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Facilities and Amenities


Camping Allowed Onsite

Credit Card Payments

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8AM-5PM


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