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

Terlingua, Texas (United States of America)

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

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4.3 3 Reviews

"Beautiful location and Bryn was a very helpful host. Super close to the park and the amenities provided were excellent. I don't really have any compl…"

Kyle, guest in Aug. 18, 2016.
Private Cottage
3 guests per Cottage
1 Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Entire Cottage
Pets allowed

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!)

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.

1 bed

  • single-bed 1 Extra Bed additional charge

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • barbecue Private Barbecue
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Private Kitchen
  • Front desk service
  • Linens and pillows

COVID-19 Actions

When I'm able to do so, I allow extra time between guests to throughly sanitize. Every hard surface, handle, knob, or switch, is cleaned with disinfectant wipes. All bedding, including heavier bedding such as quilts and blankets, are washed and rotated between guests. Even floors are mopped with a sanitizing solution. The extra time allows the house to be thoroughly aired out. I do my own cleaning and wear a mask and gloves when doing so. Also important, I have had very little contact with others during these covid times, and always mask when in public.

Hosted by Bryn
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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
  • No open fires
  • Minimum age to rent: 18
  • Damage deposit: 200.00 per stay
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 discouraged. Try to be mindful 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 phones here, please leave high-electricity-use items, such as hair dryers, at home. Appliances such as fans, coffeemakers, electronic toys, or medical devices are not allowed.

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, rocks, cacti, and stone steps.There is a campsite near the cabin equipped with a 15-foot by 15-foot raised pad for a tent, a fire pit and a picnic table, which is also the best place for a wifi signal.

Pets are not allowed. Please no smoking indoors; ashtrays are provided on the porch for those who must smoke.

It's extremely important guests understand that this house is off-grid and functions entirely on a rain catchment system. Mindfulness is called for. There is a notebook provided inside that explains the functions and rules of the house, where to find the drinking water, how things work. Every guest is responsible for reading that information.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

You will receive a 50% refund, minus our service fee, if you cancel more than 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.


Location and surroundings

Terlingua, Texas (United States of America)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Beach
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • National Park


  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • kayak Kayaking/Canoeing
  • kayak Whitewater rafting
  • zip-lining Zip-lining
  • Boating/Sailing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Wildlife watching
  • Golfing
  • Jeep tours

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. You can book a scenic air tour with a local company if you like. Guests also have opportunities to take ATV/Jeep tours or even hire a hiking guide if they wish. There are several great outfitters in the area.

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.