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**.
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 TownSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautifully updated bathroom offers plenty of shade for the warmer monthsthe shower is really nice and right off the patiothe bed was very comfortable the bathroom had everything we needed as did the kitchengreat location indoor and outdoor showers and ac works well
Host:daryl is a great host and responsivehost communicated directions and instructions well to keep things easygreat prompt communication with the host tooRead more reviewsgreat location for visiting big bendamazing location cute and homey environment with plenty of out door spacelocation was great for all we wanted to dobut our little family loved the location and time to spend without a tv to intrudewe in enjoyed our stay very peaceful and great location
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 #1Superhost
Top guest reviewskaren’s place was perfect spot to get away from it all but still have amenities to be comfortablecabin was well appointed and comfortable - perfect for our familyour stay was very comfortablethe bed was comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot waterthe cabin was very clean and well equipped and our dog loved the fenced in yardthe cabin was clean and welcomingthe place was clean and cuteawesome cabin very clean and we loved the fenced in yard for our dogit was clean had a hot shower and comfortable bed
Host:host was quickly responsivewe love it when hosts like karen show genuine care for their guestskaren was very responsive to any questions we postedkaren is a great host very helpful and genuinely nicekaren was a gracious and accommodating host without being overbearingRead more reviewsgreat location to big bendgreat location in terlingua close to big bend national park entranceit was the perfect location for our trip to big bendgreat location you’ll love how close this place is to the park entrancelocation location location the cabin was perfectly situated between the national and state park with easy access to both
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 HouseTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsour kids said the futon mattresses were like the most comfortable they had ever slept onthe full kitchen was great to have at the end of the dayhelpful informative everything was super clean and nicethe place is kept nicely and clean
Host:our host cynta was amazingcynta was a great hostcynta was a helpful and knowledgeable hosta most gracious hostcynta is a great hostRead more reviewsexcellent proximity to the parkreally loved this unique placegreat location for exploring big bend national park terlingua ghost town and the surrounding areaso we were not sure where the best location to stay in or around the park would begreat location to stay for visiting big bend nation and state parks
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 RentalsTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe bed was comfortable and the coffee was a nice touchwifi does go in and out so make sure you’re preparedthere was even wi-fi and hot water in the shower both of which were pleasant surprisesthe bath toilet and sink are a great glamping treasurehot water cold a/c and a comfortable bed way out in the desert was an amazing thingit was clean and very comfortablethe living space was also very cleanexactly as pictured super cute and cleanall of the different rentals are so unique and neat everything was clean and thoughtfully doneour airstream was so cute and clean and ronda is so welcoming and helpful
Host:ronda & will are great hostsronda is a great host so much funour hosts were great and there for any questions we may have hadeveryone was very kind and helpfulronda is absolutely amazing as a host and the terrain and campers are stunningRead more reviewsgreat location to visit big bendit’s also a good location to observe wildlifegreat place to get awaycharming but check the faqs for the exact location and coordinatesthe space was awesome and the location was amazing
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 - LofthouseTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthere is a nice upright fan to circulate cool airthere is a small fan on a table to circulate the air if it is warmbetty thoughtfully brought us a space heater for the bathroom toolooking up at the brilliant starry sky from the outdoor bed is pretty magicalthe covered patio with the daybed is comfortable and sheltered even during a stormit’s very clean and comfortablethe bathroom is very clean and spacious and the outdoor shower is heavenlyextra neat and cleanvery cool style and very cleanthe house is perfectly clean and super unique
Host:betty is a wonderful host who makes you feel at homebetty is an amazing hostbetty was a great host and very helpfulbetty was a wonderful host so accommodating and helpfulbetty was a friendly and gracious hostRead more reviewsit’s located close to restaurants and an easy drive to big bendawesome location comfortable and very unique spacebetty’s place was perfectly located in the terlingua ghost townit’s the perfect location to restaurants and big bendamazing location and place to stay in terlingua
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 SanctuarySuperhost
Top guest reviewscynta’s house is extremely comfortable with superb views over the chisos mountainsi was concerned about being too hot to sleep but the a/c units worked greatsleep under the stars on a perfect bed have coffee on a custom bench overlooking big bendthe house was really cool and cozy with a great view from the front and side patiothe interior was very comfortable with charming decorationeverything in the house is very clean and dustedmoreover the bathroom is clean and beautiful with a nice shower to use after our morning hikes
Host:and the host is wonderfulcynta was a wonderful hostcynta was a great hostcynta was a great hostwonderful touches throughout make it a one of a kind getawayRead more reviewsgreat location and very quieti love the walkable location and the quietit was a great location for exploring big bend and terlinguathe house was beautiful so peaceful in a great locationhouse is spotless walking distance to everything in the ghost town very comfortable
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 viewsTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbedroom was comfortable with views overlooking the mountainsthe outdoor kitchen and view are as nice as others have mentionedcomfortable space with everything you need and amazing viewswe particularly enjoyed sleeping on the outdoor bed and having our own bbq in the eveningthe views are incredible night or day as well as the bathhouse and outdoor showerit was very clean and comfortableclean clean clean ~ kym is a great communicator and plans for your visitcomfy bed and big clean bathroomsquiet clean & a great covered porchthe place was super clean
Host:our host was also the bestkym is a great hostkym is a great hostthe host is very helpful quick to answer any questions and offer great suggestions about the areakym is an outstanding hostRead more reviewsit is centrally located with easy access to terlingua and big bend parksconvenient location and nice place to stay if visiting big bendkym’s place is awesome incredible value and wonderful locationgreat place to use for day trips into the parkher place was so so cute and a perfect place for a weekend getaway in the desert
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 CabinLufkin , Tx, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe space is was very clean and functionalit is super clean and she has thought of everything to make your stay exceptional
Host:great hospitality from a wonderful hostwonderful cabin and attentive hospitalityterri is a great hosthost and cabin is greatterri was an amazing host very warm and welcoming as well as accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is quiet and peaceful but close enough to town to easily hit shopping or restaurantsterri's place is off the path and a great place to escape the citycomfortable with amazing outdoor space including a mile long wooded path for walking jogging or bike ridingwe definitely recommend this place
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 discountsLufkin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswould definitely room with againclean smart tv small functional kitchenette and nice bathroomclean and pretty cabinit was clean and had a lot of special touchesgreat place that’s clean and cozyextremely cozy place and super cleanthis is a great cabin that is super clean and comfortable
Host:amanda was great host who showed amazing hospitalitythe owner was very respectful and niceamanda was a great hostamanda is a great hostamazing place with amazing hostRead more reviewsvery convenient location in lufkin and loved the setupgreat location for exploring the national forests in the areawhat a great place to stay amanda has created a delightful cabin with wonderful little touches
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 StudioLufkin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsno phone coverage inside the studio but great wifi speed to compensatethe wifi was great and was always fastwe love having netflix- it works wifi did tootwo great space heatersquality natural soaps and toilet paperclean and lovely place to stayvery nice and clean placevery stylish and clean studiothe place is super clean and stylishthe place was clean well appointed and exactly as advertised
Host:andrew and mary-beth are great hostsandrew and mary-beth are the most amazing hostsandrew and mary-beth were amazing hosts always making sure i had everything i neededloved it and the host were super thoughtful on little detailsandrew and mary-beth were very attentive checked on us and gave great suggestions for enjoymentRead more reviewsgreat little studio close to lufkinsuper cute house close to town and also tucked away in the woodsthe location is great too because it's about 20 mins away from nachothe location was private easy to access and close to the main roadthis tiny house is such a cute place to stay
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.
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 locationTerlingua, Texas, United States
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 RentalsTerlingua, Texas, United States
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 AzulTerlingua, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe view from the deck was outstanding the bed was very comfortable and really loved the keurig coffeemakerit was also convenient having the coffee and adorable breakfast spot directly near the housejust about 10 yards from the coffee shop which also has great breakfastbeautiful views beds were comfy showers were greatwe loved the outdoor shower and little deck out frontbathroom was cozy and sparkling cleanthis space is very clean unique and well decoratedthe rooms were very cleanthe place was very clean and would accommodate 4 people comfortablythe place was clean and quiet - really enjoyed our stay
Host:jeff the owner was very responsivethe host and his team were greatjeff was a great hostclear communications directions and check in procedures from hosthost communicated exceptionally wellRead more reviewsgreat location within the ghost towneasy walk to the starlight theater and the cemeterygreat place - awesome locationgreat location walkable to food and drinksawesome place near amazing big bend natl park
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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