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.
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 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
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 HouseTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsreally enjoyed the outdoor kitchen with a million dollar viewwe cooked several meals in our outdoor kitchen while enjoying the skies and landscapewouldn’t have felt too comfortable driving back there in my small sedanthe bedroom bathroom shower and kitchen have such nice detailsclean quiet restfulthe accommodations were clean and well maintainedvery comfortable cozy and cleanthe interior was spotless with thoughtful touches like a reading desk and a bookcase of booksthe place was clean and beautiful and you absolutely can't beat the view
Host:the host is very sweetbryn was an amazing hostbryn was an excellent hostbryn is a great hostbryn is an amazing hostRead more reviewsgreat location for just hanging outlocation was perfect for our trip— right in terlingua and just a few miles to big bendthe location is great because it is close to the park local restaurants and the local outfittersextra lovely location on large swatch of private landthe location was the perfect base for our daily trips to big bend national park
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 HomeTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsinspiring views in any direction comfortable and gorgeoushaving wi-fi was really great since there is no phone signal out therethe toilet is not bad at all and the shower has an amazing viewalways a comfortable pleasure love the new sunroom addition and the trailsmy favorite parts were the shower (those views ) and the on site trail that has been builtwhile everything appeared extremely clean there was a decent amount of dust from the fireplace and surrounding desertthe inside of the cabin was clean and organizedalways super clean and in a great location
Host:jamie is an excellent hostbut it’s beautiful the experience is surly one of a kindthis place is amazing and definitely one of a kindoh i forgot the starts at night are amazing and of course you get a super host jamiethanks jamie for hostingRead more reviewsthe location is breathtakingamazing location would happily stay here againloved the scenery and close to parkgreat place to get away beautiful drive on the 118great place to get away
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 - 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
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 - BoystownTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit had all the necessary amenities to be comfortablebetty recently installed a new ac in the bedroom and we were very comfortable the entire staybed and shower were great and loved watching the sunrise and sunset from the patiomay and june are the hottest months in that region but our may stay was comfortablecomfortable cozy with a wonderful balance of old terlingua and modern amenitiesclean and spacioussuper clean and uniquethe house itself was very clean and welcominghowever it was very clean and closecozy house very clean stylish
Host:betty was a great hostbetty was a great host and was attentive but gave us our privacyfriendly (but not intrusive) hostbetty was a wonderful host @ boystown in terlinguabetty's place was fantastic she is a great host very thoughtful and very helpful + communicativeRead more reviewssuch a cute space and such a great location to be close to bbnpit's close to "downtown" but still pretty quietclose to the terlingua attractions and close enough for a day in big bendbathroom is outside but close and nicegood location if you're planning to hike in big bend
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 BendTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthere was a floor fan and ceiling fan to help keep things moving insidethere were amenities that i didn’t expect like working wifi alexa controlled tunes and a nice gas stovedome 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 comfortablegreat room it was clean and cosyvery cozy clean and privateplace was clean and it was neat star gazing at night
Host:the host was always available for answers and helphe was a great hosttrevor was a great host and provided clear instructions and made sure everything ran smoothlytrevor is a five star host with great instructions and response timetrevor was very responsive to any questions we hadRead more reviewswe spent the daytime down in the park it’s an easy 20 min driveawesome location a but hot for august thoughwonderful place to get away from everythingstill close to the park and a very comfortable spacethe dome is a very interesting and fun place in the desert
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 CabinSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe villa was absolutely beautiful bed was very comfortable and the views breathtakingloved the outdoor shower ac was good in the august heatoh- and the sunrise view from the front porch/hammock/outside bed was absolutely breathtakingyes you can sleep inside the one room house which has a full kitchen and queen sized bedclean and even nicer than the pictures"outdoor" (you have to walk to separate private little clean odorless bathroomour stay was wonderful very luxurious for the desert clean and comfortable
Host:good balance of host interaction and hospitality with privacycynta is so welcoming and is a wonderful hostwe appreciated as well the host's directions local advice and welcomethe host cynta the town historian is very specialvilla terlingua is a wonderful desert hideaway and cynta is a fantastic hostRead more reviewsawesome location in the heart of terlinguaalso the location was wonderful for a day trip to big bendthe location is as good as it gets for exploring big bend park and turlinguaa short walk to a wonderful cafe and the starlight theatre restaurantthe location - amazing her pictures do absolutely no justice
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 GhosttownTerlingua, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi ac and all the helpful notes in the binder and around the property were greatauthentic comfortable great appliances for cooking/coffee/showerloved the coffee the decorations and hot showersenjoyed having all our meals outside; breakfast watching the sunrise dinner watching the sunset and moonrisegreat sitting areas for a campfire or sunset watching and a separate bathroom with a showerit was clean and comfortableit was so clean and invitingsparkling clean cozy and incredibly comfortabletiny terlingua was clean cozy and so uniqueit was very clean and had everything we needed
Host:carmen was very responsive when we had questionsshe is a gracious host who thought of everythingcarmen is a gracious host and made us feel welcome from the moment we selected her placecarmen is a great host fast responses and always willing to help if you have any questionssay hello to our little bunny friend carmen was a wonderful host and very responsive with communicationRead more reviewsgreat location and very privategreat location to big bend npvery quiet location but close to some food and drinks as wellsuch a cute and different place to staygreat location to view the stars and close to the center of the town
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 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
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 CasitaTerlingua, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsbed comfortable patio amazing super thoughtful amenitiesa very comfortable place with a great view of the sunsetthe air conditioner kept the entire place nice and cool and was whisper quiethad some of the best brisket ever at the rustic iron bbqthe bed was quite comfy and we appreciated the lounge chairwell constructed clean and comfortable casitathis is a charming casita--very clean and comfortablevery nice and clean accomodationsdecorated so nicely clean comfortable and very quietit was very comfortable and immaculately clean
Host:host is very helpfulthey are very hospitable people and and great hostsbarbara and jimmy were wonderful hostsbarbara and jimmy were lovely hostsjimmy and barbara are lovely people and amazing hostsRead more reviewsthe location was perfectgreat location and close to the national park with good restaurants close bygreat location and very nicehas to be the best location in the areawas the perfect location for our stay
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
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 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
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 RentalsTerlingua, Texas, United States
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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