14 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Big Bend, Texas - Updated 2022

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As the 8th largest national park in the lower 48 states, Big Bend is very remote. Encompassing over a million acres (404,685 hectares) of land, Big Bend is not close to an airport and paved roads are limited. But for real adventure lovers, this park is worth traveling to. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain cycling, rafting the splendid canyons in the Rio Grande, and more are all ways to explore the Chisos mountain range that borders Mexico.

There is much history to discover in the area, including a neighboring ghost town and plenty of comforts to make your stay enjoyable. The rentals in this region are some of the most character-filled spaces you’re likely to see in one relatively small radius. Non-traditional structures are the norm here because they suit the area and being this close to nature may having you feeling very free. Check out some of the most idyllic Airbnb vacation rentals in Big Bend, Texas to get the best of what this part of the South has to offer.


Read on for the ** best Airbnb vacation rentals in Big Bend, Texas**.

1. Restored rock ruins in Terlingua (from USD 198)

Located in the ghost town of Terlingua, this unique home hosted by Daryl is suitable for up to four guests.

After your adventures around this rugged and remote area of Texas, sit back and relax on the large outdoor patio and have a barbecue with your loved ones. There’s also a full kitchen for all your cooking needs. This home may be rustic in looks but the rooms, fitted with a queen bed and a sofa bed with fresh sheets, offer a restful night’s sleep. Wi-Fi and parking are also available on the premises.

Casa Mariposa: Restored Rock Ruin in Ghost Town
48 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautifully updated bathroom offers plenty of shade for the warmer months
the shower is really nice and right off the patio
the bed was very comfortable the bathroom had everything we needed as did the kitchen
great location indoor and outdoor showers and ac works well
Host:
daryl is a great host and responsive
host communicated directions and instructions well to keep things easy
great prompt communication with the host too
Location:
great location for visiting big bend
amazing location cute and homey environment with plenty of out door space
location was great for all we wanted to do
but our little family loved the location and time to spend without a tv to intrude
we in enjoyed our stay very peaceful and great location
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2. Pet friendly cabin close to Big Bend (from USD 179)

If you love to travel with your pooch, Bee Mountain Cabin has a gated yard, making it perfect for you and your four-legged friends. The cabin is equipped with essentials, like a full-size kitchen, WiFi, a queen bed and a futon. Sip coffee in the morning or end your day relaxing on the covered porch. Guests love the responsive and accommodating host as well as the close proximity to Big Bend Park entrance.

Bee Mountain Cabin #1
142 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
karen’s place was perfect spot to get away from it all but still have amenities to be comfortable
cabin was well appointed and comfortable - perfect for our family
our stay was very comfortable
the bed was comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot water
Cleanliness:
the cabin was very clean and well equipped and our dog loved the fenced in yard
the cabin was clean and welcoming
the place was clean and cute
awesome cabin very clean and we loved the fenced in yard for our dog
it was clean had a hot shower and comfortable bed
Host:
host was quickly responsive
we love it when hosts like karen show genuine care for their guests
karen was very responsive to any questions we posted
karen is a great host very helpful and genuinely nice
karen was a gracious and accommodating host without being overbearing
Location:
great location to big bend
great location in terlingua close to big bend national park entrance
it was the perfect location for our trip to big bend
great location you’ll love how close this place is to the park entrance
location location location the cabin was perfectly situated between the national and state park with easy access to both
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3. Luxurious villa with nature views (from USD 375)

This spacious villa can sleep up to 8 guests. The villa has been decorated with so much personality, you will find something new every time you enter each room, including in the outdoor living space. This home is a 90-year-old ruin, reimagined into the home that it is today. The floorplan keeps the home comfortable year round, no matter the temperature outside. Book lovers can curl up and enjoy one of the many titles kept inside the home. There are two outdoor futons for under the stars sleeping and one bathroom for all guests to share. The owner tells us this villa housed five Mexican miner families during the mercury mining boom here (1903 through 1943), with five rock rooms inside and two large outdoor rooms where they cooked and slept in the summer.

Villa Terlingua, Stylish Main House
Terlingua, Texas, United States
106 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our kids said the futon mattresses were like the most comfortable they had ever slept on
the full kitchen was great to have at the end of the day
Cleanliness:
helpful informative everything was super clean and nice
the place is kept nicely and clean
Host:
our host cynta was amazing
cynta was a great host
cynta was a helpful and knowledgeable host
a most gracious host
cynta is a great host
Location:
excellent proximity to the park
really loved this unique place
great location for exploring big bend national park terlingua ghost town and the surrounding area
so we were not sure where the best location to stay in or around the park would be
great location to stay for visiting big bend nation and state parks
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4. Vintage airstream with pool access (from USD 110)

Throwback retro trailers are popular rentals in South Texas and this desert diva turns up the quirk with pink flamingos and a cobalt bottle tree out front to keep the style indoors and out. The trailer’s over the top and colourful interior feels floral and welcoming. There is a bathtub in the rental and shower access is available over at the community shower facility.

Desert Diva - Tin Valley Retro Rentals
Terlingua, Texas, United States
485 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Camper/RV 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the coffee was a nice touch
wifi does go in and out so make sure you’re prepared
there was even wi-fi and hot water in the shower both of which were pleasant surprises
the bath toilet and sink are a great glamping treasure
hot water cold a/c and a comfortable bed way out in the desert was an amazing thing
Cleanliness:
it was clean and very comfortable
the living space was also very clean
exactly as pictured super cute and clean
all of the different rentals are so unique and neat everything was clean and thoughtfully done
our airstream was so cute and clean and ronda is so welcoming and helpful
Host:
ronda & will are great hosts
ronda is a great host so much fun
our hosts were great and there for any questions we may have had
everyone was very kind and helpful
ronda is absolutely amazing as a host and the terrain and campers are stunning
Location:
great location to visit big bend
it’s also a good location to observe wildlife
great place to get away
charming but check the faqs for the exact location and coordinates
the space was awesome and the location was amazing
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5. Cozy lofthouse with mountain views (from USD 159)

Experience indoor/outdoor living in this stacked stone, Big Bend property. The majestic Chisos mountains are perfectly visible from the home’s front porch and two guests can sleep comfortably in the bedroom on the porch, or indoors in a more traditional bedroom. The starry, breezy nights will have you drifting off in no time. Guests love the central location, quiet property and stellar host.

Terlingua Mining Ruin - Lofthouse
Terlingua, Texas, United States
515 reviews Superhost
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a nice upright fan to circulate cool air
there is a small fan on a table to circulate the air if it is warm
betty thoughtfully brought us a space heater for the bathroom too
looking up at the brilliant starry sky from the outdoor bed is pretty magical
the covered patio with the daybed is comfortable and sheltered even during a storm
Cleanliness:
it’s very clean and comfortable
the bathroom is very clean and spacious and the outdoor shower is heavenly
extra neat and clean
very cool style and very clean
the house is perfectly clean and super unique
Host:
betty is a wonderful host who makes you feel at home
betty is an amazing host
betty was a great host and very helpful
betty was a wonderful host so accommodating and helpful
betty was a friendly and gracious host
Location:
it’s located close to restaurants and an easy drive to big bend
awesome location comfortable and very unique space
betty’s place was perfectly located in the terlingua ghost town
it’s the perfect location to restaurants and big bend
amazing location and place to stay in terlingua
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6. Eco-friendly sanctuary with desert views (from USD 250)

In this warm and eco-friendly house that sleeps four, you literally live inside a home created from old telephone books. This type of home is known as papercrete. The blue colors and Monet theme will appeal to your arty side. Rainwater is collected, so it will fit with eco-travelers.

It’s fitted for off the grid with solar power and electricity so don’t worry about all of your electronics. Your phones and computers can be charged up. Heaters are provided for chilly nights and there are chiminea fireplaces inside and out. A grill’s provided, but the kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, dishes, and toaster. Two comfy full beds and an outdoor futon are provided. The bathroom has a shower, a toilet, and a sink. No smoking or events and parties are allowed. Pet owners should inquire first. There’s no TV but there is Wi-Fi and free parking. There’s a beautiful view of the desert and restaurants are a short walk away. The clear night sky will keep you gazing with wonder.

Blue House, an Off-Grid Sanctuary
131 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cynta’s house is extremely comfortable with superb views over the chisos mountains
i was concerned about being too hot to sleep but the a/c units worked great
sleep under the stars on a perfect bed have coffee on a custom bench overlooking big bend
the house was really cool and cozy with a great view from the front and side patio
the interior was very comfortable with charming decoration
Cleanliness:
everything in the house is very clean and dusted
moreover the bathroom is clean and beautiful with a nice shower to use after our morning hikes
Host:
and the host is wonderful
cynta was a wonderful host
cynta was a great host
cynta was a great host
wonderful touches throughout make it a one of a kind getaway
Location:
great location and very quiet
i love the walkable location and the quiet
it was a great location for exploring big bend and terlingua
the house was beautiful so peaceful in a great location
house is spotless walking distance to everything in the ghost town very comfortable
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7. Perfect privacy twin trailers for all lifestyle choices (from USD 160)

Think privacy for this accommodation. If you love the outdoors, you get the best of both worlds. Two cozy trailers are kitted out for four, but a futon is available to stretch to six. The trailers are never rented out to other parties, so you have total privacy. You can choose to sleep on the covered porch. There’s a kitchen with an outdoor oven which visitors rave about. Utensils and spices are plentiful.

Amenities include towels and toilet paper but no hair dryer. Air conditioning, heating, and a TV are supplied. Electricity, indoor and outdoor showers and very nice bedding will make your stay comfortable. Beautiful views mean the porch is the place to be. Plus, you don’t need a 4x4 to get there. There’s no internet, but most cell phones work and the internet’s available at Terlingua Ghost Town. While you’re there catch up with other people and activities in the area. The host knows the area intimately and is just ten minutes away if you have questions.

Cozy Caravan with incredible views
Terlingua, Texas, United States
472 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Camper/RV 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedroom was comfortable with views overlooking the mountains
the outdoor kitchen and view are as nice as others have mentioned
comfortable space with everything you need and amazing views
we particularly enjoyed sleeping on the outdoor bed and having our own bbq in the evening
the views are incredible night or day as well as the bathhouse and outdoor shower
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and comfortable
clean clean clean ~ kym is a great communicator and plans for your visit
comfy bed and big clean bathrooms
quiet clean & a great covered porch
the place was super clean
Host:
our host was also the best
kym is a great host
kym is a great host
the host is very helpful quick to answer any questions and offer great suggestions about the area
kym is an outstanding host
Location:
it is centrally located with easy access to terlingua and big bend parks
convenient location and nice place to stay if visiting big bend
kym’s place is awesome incredible value and wonderful location
great place to use for day trips into the park
her place was so so cute and a perfect place for a weekend getaway in the desert
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8. Homey pond cabin best for couples and solo travelers (from USD 72)

Enjoy staying in a serene area and take advantage of the comfortable homestay with everything you could need when on vacation. This cozy cabin is homey and has a full kitchen with dishware, heating equipment, and food storage for families who decide to cook meals indoors. There’s also an outdoor garden with a BBQ grill and is a place where guests are welcome to pick vegetables and herbs from, grown by the owner herself. Other amenities include wifi access, air conditioning, heating, and hot water in the fully functional bathroom, alongside toiletries and shower essentials for their convenience. The property is just a mile outside the scenic oak and pine trees in the county, great for morning hikes and afternoon walks.

Cozy Pond Cabin
Lufkin , Tx, United States
125 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the space is was very clean and functional
it is super clean and she has thought of everything to make your stay exceptional
Host:
great hospitality from a wonderful host
wonderful cabin and attentive hospitality
terri is a great host
host and cabin is great
terri was an amazing host very warm and welcoming as well as accommodating
Location:
the location is quiet and peaceful but close enough to town to easily hit shopping or restaurants
terri's place is off the path and a great place to escape the city
comfortable with amazing outdoor space including a mile long wooded path for walking jogging or bike riding
we definitely recommend this place
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9. Private corner cabin near city center (from USD 54)

Ideal for couples and solo travelers, this small private studio is just 2.5 mi (1.6 km) from the city center. This property can accommodate up to two guests where they will sleep on a comfy double bed with memory foam mattress, with access to a spacious kitchen with complete cooking and food storage facilities. The bathroom is clean and provides towels and other shower essentials for guests’ convenience. other amenities include air conditioning, heating, wifi access, and laundry facilities.

Cozy Corner Cabin weekly/monthly discounts
Lufkin, Texas, United States
137 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would definitely room with again
clean smart tv small functional kitchenette and nice bathroom
Cleanliness:
clean and pretty cabin
it was clean and had a lot of special touches
great place that’s clean and cozy
extremely cozy place and super clean
this is a great cabin that is super clean and comfortable
Host:
amanda was great host who showed amazing hospitality
the owner was very respectful and nice
amanda was a great host
amanda is a great host
amazing place with amazing host
Location:
very convenient location in lufkin and loved the setup
great location for exploring the national forests in the area
what a great place to stay amanda has created a delightful cabin with wonderful little touches
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10. Radiant modern studio getaway (from USD 61)

Take a few days to escape to Big Ben and stay in this secluded well-lit modern studio cabin, ideal for couples and solo travelers. This property is close to the best nature spots and attractions in Lufkin for avid hikers and nature lovers alike to explore. Apart from the charming interiors, other amenities include air conditioning, heating, wifi access, and a private entrance. Those who wish to cook indoors can make use of the full kitchen with proper food storage and cooking equipment for guests’ use.

Modern Studio
Lufkin, Texas, United States
152 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no phone coverage inside the studio but great wifi speed to compensate
the wifi was great and was always fast
we love having netflix- it works wifi did too
two great space heaters
quality natural soaps and toilet paper
Cleanliness:
clean and lovely place to stay
very nice and clean place
very stylish and clean studio
the place is super clean and stylish
the place was clean well appointed and exactly as advertised
Host:
andrew and mary-beth are great hosts
andrew and mary-beth are the most amazing hosts
andrew and mary-beth were amazing hosts always making sure i had everything i needed
loved it and the host were super thoughtful on little details
andrew and mary-beth were very attentive checked on us and gave great suggestions for enjoyment
Location:
great little studio close to lufkin
super cute house close to town and also tucked away in the woods
the location is great too because it's about 20 mins away from nacho
the location was private easy to access and close to the main road
this tiny house is such a cute place to stay
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11. An upscale camping experience in a tipi!

Escape the confines of modern living with this tipi in the desert. Disconnect from WiFi, electricity and mobile phones. Connect instead with earth, fire, air and water in their simplest states. Bring your 4 wheel drive, bedding, propane supply and a flashlight (and your pet), to enjoy a tipi camping experience at Candelilla tipi. Enjoy privacy and quiet, located just 8 kilometres from Big Bend.

Candelilla tipi
15 reviews
Tipi 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Something more traditional, the Aranda House

This three bedroom, traditional house is located about 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) outside of Big Bend. There is a BBQ grill outside and a well-supplied kitchen inside if you want to cook up some Texas-style (or your own style) food during your visit. There are no windows in the bedroom, so you’re sure to get some shut-eye no matter what time you chose! There is a firepit outside to enjoy the starry South Texas nights. This rental doesn’t have a television but you won’t miss one with all the daytime activities on the property as well as the starry night sky to gaze at.

Aranda House - central location
Terlingua, Texas, United States
52 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

13. An adobe casita in heart of the Terlingua ghost town

This eclectic studio-style property is perfect for two. It feels like a private oasis, yet is still within a walkable distance from local restaurants, coffee shops and bars, as well as being a quick drive to the Big Bend Park entrance. There is a bonus outdoor private shower, ensuite king bedroom and a great view of the Chisos Mountains. This is an old ghost town so there are no street lights but this makes it all the better to see the night stars when you sit outside, around the fire pit. There is no kitchen but you do have a coffee/tea station with mini-fridge.

Casa Piedras/Terlingua Rentals
Terlingua, Texas, United States
93 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

14. Casa Azul in Terlingua ghost town

Adobe desert meets modern comfort in this eclectic 2 bedroom rental. From here, guests are within walking distance of restaurants, a coffee shop and some historic ruins. The home is equipped with an outdoor shower, which is commonplace in the area and must be experienced. You will also have excellent views of Big Bend from Casa Azul.

Ghostown ruin - Casa Azul
Terlingua, Texas, United States
165 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the deck was outstanding the bed was very comfortable and really loved the keurig coffeemaker
it was also convenient having the coffee and adorable breakfast spot directly near the house
just about 10 yards from the coffee shop which also has great breakfast
beautiful views beds were comfy showers were great
we loved the outdoor shower and little deck out front
Cleanliness:
bathroom was cozy and sparkling clean
this space is very clean unique and well decorated
the rooms were very clean
the place was very clean and would accommodate 4 people comfortably
the place was clean and quiet - really enjoyed our stay
Host:
jeff the owner was very responsive
the host and his team were great
jeff was a great host
clear communications directions and check in procedures from host
host communicated exceptionally well
Location:
great location within the ghost town
easy walk to the starlight theater and the cemetery
great place - awesome location
great location walkable to food and drinks
awesome place near amazing big bend natl park
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A great Texan experience awaits

Make your visit a memorable one as you take in the local culture, park adventures, history and the South Texas wildlife in one of these unique rentals.

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