Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Terlingua, Texas - Updated 2022


A vacation in this historic place won’t just give you tranquil moments but also splendid mountain and desert views. Terlingua is located in Brewster County, and in the early 1900s, it was a vibrant mining district where mercury was produced. When one of the major mining companies went bankrupt in 1942, it eventually led to the departure of most of the inhabitants, turning the area into a ghost town.

Fast forward to the present, Terlingua still continues to astound visitors with its wide variety of attractions. You can explore the abandoned mines, go horseback riding, enjoy good food and live entertainment at Starlight Theater, or see unique artworks in Stillwell Store – Hallie’s Hall of Fame Museum. If you’re still thinking of where to stay, then let this list make it easier for you. Here are the best Airbnbs in Terlingua.

1. Casa Mariposa (from USD 228)

Where better to spend your days in a ghost town than this restored rock ruins? Ideal for up to four people, this two-bedroom rental offers convenience and comfort in this rugged and remote Texan area. The house, named Casa Mariposa, boasts a large outdoor entertainment area where you can barbecue and have a few drinks with your group. This limestone ruin home also features a full kitchen, an indoor bathroom, and an outdoor shower. Kick off your fun Terlingua escapade from this one-of-a-kind home!

Casa Mariposa: Restored Rock Ruin in Ghost Town
44 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
daryl is a great host and responsive
host communicated directions and instructions well to keep things easy
great prompt communication with the host too
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. Leapin' Lizard Guest House and Campsite (from USD 206)

This solar-powered stone cabin is on the tip of a dirt road, giving you your well-deserved privacy and serenity. You won’t just have access to the house, but to the rest of the 8-hectare (20-acre) property as well. Have a good night’s sleep on the bedroom’s queen size mattress or on the double bed on the shaded patio.

You can also rest on the tent pad in the campsite, which also includes a fire pit, picnic table, and two Adirondack chairs. During day time, the campsite will enthrall you with marvelous mountain views. At night, you can head to the deck for some stargazing.

The Adobe bathroom is just a few steps away from the house, and it has a shower and an incinerating toilet. Water is provided by a rain-catchment system. If you want to cook and make coffee or tea, you can use the fully equipped outdoor kitchen of this Terlingua rental on Airbnb.

Leapin' Lizard Guest House
Terlingua, Texas, United States
391 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really enjoyed the outdoor kitchen with a million dollar view
we cooked several meals in our outdoor kitchen while enjoying the skies and landscape
wouldn’t have felt too comfortable driving back there in my small sedan
the bedroom bathroom shower and kitchen have such nice details
clean quiet restful
the accommodations were clean and well maintained
very comfortable cozy and clean
the interior was spotless with thoughtful touches like a reading desk and a bookcase of books
the place was clean and beautiful and you absolutely can't beat the view
the host is very sweet
bryn was an amazing host
bryn was an excellent host
bryn is a great host
bryn is an amazing host
great location for just hanging out
location was perfect for our trip— right in terlingua and just a few miles to big bend
the location is great because it is close to the park local restaurants and the local outfitters
extra lovely location on large swatch of private land
the location was the perfect base for our daily trips to big bend national park
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3. Off-grid earth house (from USD 120)

Seek unique experiences in this beautiful mining Texan town and stay in this off-grid earth home hosted by Jamie. It is built with one bedroom and can sleep up to four guests. This one-of-a-kind accommodation is located close to the Big Bend National Park entrance and is right in a 100-acre (40-hectare) land with vast views of the mesas and many more. The rental runs on solar power and a propane-powered oven and two burners. For 5 USD per person, guests may access a nearby community pool.

Off Grid Earth Bag Home
Terlingua, Texas, United States
496 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Earthen home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
inspiring views in any direction comfortable and gorgeous
having wi-fi was really great since there is no phone signal out there
the toilet is not bad at all and the shower has an amazing view
always a comfortable pleasure love the new sunroom addition and the trails
my favorite parts were the shower (those views ) and the on site trail that has been built
while everything appeared extremely clean there was a decent amount of dust from the fireplace and surrounding desert
the inside of the cabin was clean and organized
always super clean and in a great location
jamie is an excellent host
but it’s beautiful the experience is surly one of a kind
this place is amazing and definitely one of a kind
oh i forgot the starts at night are amazing and of course you get a super host jamie
thanks jamie for hosting
the location is breathtaking
amazing location would happily stay here again
loved the scenery and close to park
great place to get away beautiful drive on the 118
great place to get away
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4. Terlingua Mining Ruin cabin (from USD 159)

The cabin is located in the Terlingua Mining Ruin, and it offers stunning views of Big Bend National Park and the Chisos Mountains. You can enjoy the sights from the patio in the back or the spacious front porch, which includes a day bed and seating area. Apart from a comfortable double bed, the bedroom also consists of a desk and drawers.

Above it is the loft where you can read a book or just relax. The bathroom may not be part of the house, but it’s just a few steps away from the back door. You will have access to the fully equipped kitchen as well. Starlight Theater and the High Sierra are some of the nearby attractions.

Terlingua Mining Ruin - Lofthouse
Terlingua, Texas, United States
502 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
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
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
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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5. Terlingua GhostTown Ruin (from USD 149)

This limestone house dates back to the 1900s but has been renovated to give you a more comfortable experience. Inside, there’s a living room, fully equipped kitchen, and a small but cozy bedroom. The bathroom is separate from the cabin, but it’s only a few steps away from the back. Outside, you can marvel at the view of Big Ben from the yard, patio, or porch. At night, get ready to be enthralled by the stars.

Terlingua GhostTown Ruin - Boystown
Terlingua, Texas, United States
441 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had all the necessary amenities to be comfortable
betty recently installed a new ac in the bedroom and we were very comfortable the entire stay
bed and shower were great and loved watching the sunrise and sunset from the patio
may and june are the hottest months in that region but our may stay was comfortable
comfortable cozy with a wonderful balance of old terlingua and modern amenities
clean and spacious
super clean and unique
the house itself was very clean and welcoming
however it was very clean and close
cozy house very clean stylish
betty was a great host
betty was a great host and was attentive but gave us our privacy
friendly (but not intrusive) host
betty was a wonderful host @ boystown in terlingua
betty's place was fantastic she is a great host very thoughtful and very helpful + communicative
such a cute space and such a great location to be close to bbnp
it's close to "downtown" but still pretty quiet
close to the terlingua attractions and close enough for a day in big bend
bathroom is outside but close and nice
good location if you're planning to hike in big bend
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6. Off-grid adobe dome in the desert (from USD 101)

If a unique accommodation is what you’re looking for, then this Terlingua vacation rental is certainly for you. It’s a solar-powered adobe dome just 25 minutes away from Big Ben National Park by car. Inside, there’s a comfortable bed, sofa, desk, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area.

If you’re going to stay during the summertime, you will be provided with a fan. Propane heaters are also available in the cooler months. Outside, you can just sit down and enjoy the unobstructed views and tranquil atmosphere.

Terluna: Off-grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend
Terlingua, Texas, United States
739 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Dome 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a floor fan and ceiling fan to help keep things moving inside
there were amenities that i didn’t expect like working wifi alexa controlled tunes and a nice gas stove
dome has a great mix of the modern (wifi) with the rustic (seclusion and starry skies)
the wifi was really good too (if one needs it which we really did not)
we loved our weekend at the dome it was spacious and provided the amenities we needed to be comfortable
great room it was clean and cosy
very cozy clean and private
place was clean and it was neat star gazing at night
the host was always available for answers and help
he was a great host
trevor was a great host and provided clear instructions and made sure everything ran smoothly
trevor is a five star host with great instructions and response time
trevor was very responsive to any questions we had
we spent the daytime down in the park it’s an easy 20 min drive
awesome location a but hot for august though
wonderful place to get away from everything
still close to the park and a very comfortable space
the dome is a very interesting and fun place in the desert
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7. Secluded Terlingua Ghost Town cabin (from USD 225)

It’s a cabin located on the northern side of the ghost town, so expect a private and peaceful atmosphere all throughout your stay. Inside of the cottage, there’s a cozy full-size bed, desk, dining area, and kitchen with fridge.

This Terlingua accommodation also contains an air-conditioner for the summertime and a heater for the winter. There are two courtyards, and you will have access to them as well. The first courtyard is where you will find the fireplace and the outdoor kitchen and dining table.

You can enjoy your meals there or just sit back and admire the view of the mountains. On the east side of the second courtyard, there’s a pergola with a full-size bed, which you can also use. The west side contains a breakfast table surrounded by greenery. From there, go for a walk through a picturesque garden to reach the bathroom, which has all the necessary toiletries.

Secluded Terlingua GhostTown Cabin
67 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the villa was absolutely beautiful bed was very comfortable and the views breathtaking
loved the outdoor shower ac was good in the august heat
oh- and the sunrise view from the front porch/hammock/outside bed was absolutely breathtaking
yes you can sleep inside the one room house which has a full kitchen and queen sized bed
clean and even nicer than the pictures
"outdoor" (you have to walk to separate private little clean odorless bathroom
our stay was wonderful very luxurious for the desert clean and comfortable
good balance of host interaction and hospitality with privacy
cynta is so welcoming and is a wonderful host
we appreciated as well the host's directions local advice and welcome
the host cynta the town historian is very special
villa terlingua is a wonderful desert hideaway and cynta is a fantastic host
awesome location in the heart of terlingua
also the location was wonderful for a day trip to big bend
the location is as good as it gets for exploring big bend park and turlingua
a short walk to a wonderful cafe and the starlight theatre restaurant
the location - amazing her pictures do absolutely no justice
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8. Tiny house close to the ghost town (from USD 145)

Why not consider someplace unique and rent this tiny home just minutes from the Terlingua ghost town? The national park and state park are located close to the property too. Three people can cozily stay in this single-bedroom house that is powered by solar panels. It is tucked on the corner of a 5-acre (2-hectare) property that sits right under the Texan skies. Guests are free to enjoy a night under the stars while cozied up in front of a campfire or wait for the mesmerizing sunrise on the shaded porch.

Tiny Terlingua - Terlingua Ghosttown
Terlingua, Texas, United States
405 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi ac and all the helpful notes in the binder and around the property were great
authentic comfortable great appliances for cooking/coffee/shower
loved the coffee the decorations and hot showers
enjoyed having all our meals outside; breakfast watching the sunrise dinner watching the sunset and moonrise
great sitting areas for a campfire or sunset watching and a separate bathroom with a shower
it was clean and comfortable
it was so clean and inviting
sparkling clean cozy and incredibly comfortable
tiny terlingua was clean cozy and so unique
it was very clean and had everything we needed
carmen was very responsive when we had questions
she is a gracious host who thought of everything
carmen is a gracious host and made us feel welcome from the moment we selected her place
carmen is a great host fast responses and always willing to help if you have any questions
say hello to our little bunny friend carmen was a wonderful host and very responsive with communication
great location and very private
great location to big bend np
very quiet location but close to some food and drinks as well
such a cute and different place to stay
great location to view the stars and close to the center of the town
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9. Cozy caravan with incredible views (from USD 160)

The property is only walking distance from the ghost town and it comprises of two adjacent mobile homes. Each trailer has a queen size bed and private toilet. One of the homes also includes a kitchen, refrigerator, and comfortable sofa bed with a drop down wall behind it.

If you want to take a shower, you are free to use the newly built bath house. The porch provides magnificent views of the Chisos Mountains during the day and the stars at night. As for your meals, you can enjoy them at the outdoor dining area.

Cozy Caravan with incredible views
Terlingua, Texas, United States
458 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
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
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
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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10. House close to Ghost Town

This Terlingua rental is just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the Ghost Town, and there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. Thanks to the peaceful atmosphere, you can expect a good night’s sleep on the queen size mattress or on the sofa bed. There’s also a mini fridge, flat-screen TV with over 200 channels, and bathroom with toiletries inside. The dining area is located outside, and apart from enjoying your meals, it’s an ideal spot for stargazing as well.

Cinco Circle Casita
Terlingua, Texas, United States
234 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed comfortable patio amazing super thoughtful amenities
a very comfortable place with a great view of the sunset
the air conditioner kept the entire place nice and cool and was whisper quiet
had some of the best brisket ever at the rustic iron bbq
the bed was quite comfy and we appreciated the lounge chair
well constructed clean and comfortable casita
this is a charming casita--very clean and comfortable
very nice and clean accomodations
decorated so nicely clean comfortable and very quiet
it was very comfortable and immaculately clean
host is very helpful
they are very hospitable people and and great hosts
barbara and jimmy were wonderful hosts
barbara and jimmy were lovely hosts
jimmy and barbara are lovely people and amazing hosts
the location was perfect
great location and close to the national park with good restaurants close by
great location and very nice
has to be the best location in the area
was the perfect location for our stay
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11. The Miller Lite House

This luxurious home is owned by a bachelor who is usually out of town, and it’s just 16 kilometers (10 miles) away from Big Ben National Park. The glass walls provide mesmerizing views of the Chisos Mountains. There are two bedrooms, both of which contain king size beds.

You can also sleep on the sofa bed in the spacious living room. If you want to cook or make coffee, you are free to use the fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom is equipped with a rain shower, making it unique from other houses in Terlingua.

The Miller Lite House
15 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 6 Guests

12. Ghost Town house with modern adobe design

Located in the Ghost Town, this house is sure to captivate you with its modern adobe design. The two bedrooms consist of queen size beds, and thanks to the tranquil vibes, you will surely have a peaceful sleep. At the bath house, refresh yourself in the one-of-a-kind rain shower.

There’s an outdoor shower area as well. You can also use the kitchen and the fire pit. As for the views, expect to be mesmerized by mountains and the sun. Some of the town’s most famous restaurants are only within walking distance from the property.

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
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
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
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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13. The Nomad/Terlingua rentals

It’s another one-of-a-kind accommodation in the Ghost Town. This rental consists of a comfortable double bed, coffee and tea station, table, and two chairs. There’s also a seating area outside, and from there, you can enjoy marvelous sunset or sunrise views. The bathroom is just beside the property, and it’s exclusively for you. Popular restaurants can easily be reached on foot.

The Nomad/Terlingua Rentals
Terlingua, Texas, United States
164 reviews
Tipi 1 Bed 1 Bathroom

Terlingua awaits you

The first week of November is the best time to visit Terlingua if you love chili and partying. It’s where you can be part of the exciting Chili Cookoff. There are musical performances, carnival games, cooking contests, and most importantly, lots of delightful dishes. So now that you’re familiar with the attractions and accommodations, don’t keep the good vibes waiting. Head to Terlingua and have a wonderful time.

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