Peaceful Adobe and Stone Cottage Rental near Big Bend National Park in West Texas

Terlingua, Texas (United States)
Cottages
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

This cottage rental next to Big Bend National Park in South Texas is peaceful, offers incredible mountain views, and sleeps up to two people comfortably with a queen-size bed. If guests have up to four people total in their group, a campsite with a raised tent pad, fire pit, and picnic table is available for overflow for $40 per night and can accommodate an additional two guests.

The outdoor kitchen situated on the porch has a small dining table, a chiminea, and comfortable seating for relaxing with a book or enjoying the view. It comes equipped with a small refrigerator, four burner cooktop, dishes, utensils, and an outdoor grill. There is also filtered drinking water, cooking oil, spices, coffee, and a selection of teas.

The coffee system is a porcelain Melita cone/ filter and insulated carafe, which is ready for coffee lovers upon arrival. The sink is an old enamel/cast iron one from the 50's, with built-in drain boards and cupboard space below. There's a large stainless steel container with a faucet that provides water to the sink. Guests can also bring hot water for dish washing from the spigot located in the outdoor shower a few steps away, in the enameled kettle provided for that purpose. (Simple, but it works!)

The bathroom facilities are about 30 feet from the suite rental in a small adobe structure, which houses a sink and a county-approved propane incinerating toilet. An incinerating toilet is meant mostly for solid waste, but can also handle some liquid. Peeing in the great outdoors is not a requirement, but is greatly appreciated. The stone outdoor shower offers plenty of privacy, yet glampers can still enjoy the view of the mountains from over the top of its cedar gate. (There's plenty of hot water, of course!) Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Cell service
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Games

This glamping property is situated within a tranquil setting and boasts incredible mountain views. There are two fire pits outside the glamping accommodation, which is perfect for guests to enjoy toasting s'mores, singing camp songs, and stargazing—Big Bend is one of the best dark sky areas in North America.

There is a propane wall-mounted heater within the accommodation and an oscillating floor fan is also provided. Guests are not required to bring their own towels, toilet paper, soap, and linen as these are provided by the host. There is wireless internet available on the premises, though not inside the adobe cabin itself.

There is also an outdoor kitchen, equipped with a stovetop, small refrigerator, all the dishes and utensils you might need, and some basics such as spices, cooking oil, coffee and various teas. There is also a charcoal Weber barbecue, and while the host doesn't provide charcoal and lighter fluid, previous guests often leave behind what they don't use. Ask; chances are there's a supply.

The bathroom facility is a separate adobe building, 30 feet from the main house, and has a sink and an incinerating toilet. The shower is a lovely and private stone outdoor shower, with an arched entryway, many fossils in the walls, and a cedar gate. It is located at the main house.

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Guest Services

  • Front desk service

Location + Surroundings

  • Hot springs
  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

This property is situated on 20 acres, in a prime location in Terlingua, Texas, and is located two miles from Terlingua Ghostown, the cultural center of Terlingua's universe. Terlingua is a short drive away from the glamping site where guests can find shops, an art gallery featuring local work, and restaurants and bars that feature live music regularly. The site is peaceful, secluded, and offers unbeatable views of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. For those who love exploring, this site is conveniently located between Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park, where guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, river rafting or canoeing through the Rio Grande's dramatic canyons, mountain biking, jeep and ATV tours, and horseback riding. This house is also off-grid and is served by a rainwater collection system, for those who love eco-travel. Read More

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Jeep tours
  • Feeding animals
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Zip-lining
  • Whitewater rafting

For those glampers who love adventure and outdoor activities, this glamping site is convenient to both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Whether guests wish to go hiking, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, or golfing, these are all activities close by. Guests also have the opportunity to take an ATV tour or an air tour while glamping at this property.

The porch of the Terlingua Trading Company in the Ghostown is the local 'family room', where live music is often played. The Starlight Theatre, also in the Ghostown, offers fine dining and music as well. La Kiva is another popular restaurant nearby. There is truly an array of activities available for guests to enjoy.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 a.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

This property functions entirely on a rain catchment water system, so it's very important to be aware of the amount of water used. Leaving the water running down the drain while brushing one's teeth, for instance, is a cardinal sin. Try to be careful and aware of water use.

The property is also a solar-powered place, and while there are lights and a fan, plus guests can charge any devices they may have) please leave high-electricity-use items, such as hair dryers, at home. Please don't bring any of appliances such as fans, coffeemakers, electronic toys, or medical devices.

While the host does accept children, they make an exception for very young kids. There are too many ways a little child can hurt themselves at the property. There is a campsite near the cabin equipped with a 15-foot by 15-foot raised pad for a tent, a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, and a picnic table. If there are four in the group, the campsite can accommodate two.

Dogs are sometimes allowed (under 50 lbs), but guests must provide a crate for their pet, and the pet must be crated when they are left alone. There is no pet fee, but a fully refundable damage deposit of $100 is required upon arrival. Please no smoking indoors; ashtrays are provided on the porch for those who must smoke. Read more

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