8 Best Glamping Spots Near Big Bend National Park, Texas - Updated 2021

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Ibrahim
Ibrahim
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Big Bend National Park offers a wide range of activities for all outdoor enthusiasts. It features about 200 miles (321.9 kilometers) of hiking paths, 150 miles (241.4 kilometers) of dirt roads, and 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) of paved roads. The opportunities for fun in this place are endless, with activities like wildlife observation, birdwatching, mountain biking, hiking in the day, and camping at night. And with 118 miles (189.9 kilometers) of Rio Grande, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting are also popular activities. You can plan out your trip with paid tours offered in the area. There are several camping spaces, but if you want to enjoy the wild without sacrificing comfort, check out this list of the best glamping spots near Big Bend National Park, Texas.

1. Cozy tepee with modern facilities (from USD 54)

This pet-friendly and cozy tent, comfortable for two guests, makes for a memorable outdoor vacation with your partner. It is located in Cosmic Campsite and is surrounded by scenic mountains. Close to Big Bend National Park, ready yourselves for an adventure. This space features off-grid and modern facilities to make your stay delightful, from an extensive library to power outlets. Wifi is also available for convenience. The tepee comes with two cots, but you will have to bring your own sheets, blankets, and pillows. Hike the wooded areas by day and loosen up and stargaze around the community’s fire pit by night. Terlingua Ranch Lodge is only 10 miles (16 kilometers) away if you want to enjoy some dining and recreational activities.

Comanche Cabin (Tipi @ Big Bend Glamping)
Terlingua, Texas, United States
70 reviews
Tipi 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathrooms are two porta potties that were maintained and the wifi was strong (and solar powered )
no wifi when i went but who really needs that anyway the desert is meant for tranquility
Cleanliness:
great tipi on terlingua ranch road port-a-potties but they are clean
Host:
lee is very kind and willing to go out of his way to accommodate all guests
Location:
big bend glamping is the ideal location for any big bend travels
the location was easy to find with the directions provided
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2. Luxurious tent next to Big Bend National Park (from USD 424)

This beautifully furnished yurt is a dream abode for those who don’t want to sacrifice opulence for being in the wild. The adult-only tent is located on a 400-acre (162-hectare), undeveloped property at the entrance of Big Bend National Park. The spacious interior comes with a telescope to get a close view of the surrounding forested area. It also features running water, electricity, a bathroom, and a kitchenette for your convenience. The cozy king-sized bed and fireplace will give you warmth on a particularly cold night. Outside the tent is a rocking chair and a campfire ring to enjoy the cool night breeze. Exploring the surrounding area is not allowed, but you can hike the nearby park and tour the nearby Terlingua Ghost Town.

The Local Chapter Big Bend Luxury Yurt 2 NEW
Terlingua, Texas, United States
52 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed - like a cloud
had a great stay the property is beautiful and the yurts are comfortable
Cleanliness:
the yurts are exactly as they appear on the photographs: clean neat stylish and well-appointed
Host:
host is terrific and responsive yurts are furnished in a lovely sensitive way outdoor fire pits rock
Location:
the property is located right between the two parks which is super convenient
this place is truly phenomenal
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3. Perfect glamping spot for all seasons (from USD 112)

This spacious, well-decorated adobe dome is designed to maximize your holiday experience regardless of the season. The material used in the building protects you from desert elements such as rain, winds, cold, and heat, and the tent also comes with a fan and a propane heater for extra comfort. The off-grid dome home is only a few minutes away from the Big Bend National Park and can sleep two guests on the comfortable bed and a third guest on the couch. Cook with ease in the well-appointed kitchen with necessary supplies. A solar bag shower and a composting toilet are provided for use. Enjoy an afternoon nap on the hammock, and spend the evening around the fire pit, relishing the magnificent sunset.

Terluna: Off-grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend
Terlingua, Texas, United States
626 reviews
Dome house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
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
Cleanliness:
great room it was clean and cosy
very cozy clean and private
place was clean and it was neat star gazing at night
Host:
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
Location:
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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4. Spacious, hearty canvas (from USD 46)

Appreciate all that Big Bend National Park has to offer from this spacious and well-furnished tepee. Beautiful mountains surround the pet-friendly Mesquite Manor, and you can hike the wild areas around. Enjoy barbecuing outside the tent with the provided charcoal grill and two chairs. You can charge your phone, use the WiFi, or borrow some books from the off-grid, Cosmic Campsite Lajitas Library trailer, situated a few steps away from the canvas. The interior is equipped with two hearty beds, but you will have to bring your own sheets and blankets. For a proper shower, dining, and laundry, you can access Terlingua Ranch Lodge for a surcharge of 5 USD. It is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away from the property.

Mesquite Manor (Festival Tent @ Big Bend Glamping)
Terlingua, Texas, United States
67 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
directions great wifi a special touch
Cleanliness:
cozy clean tent clean toilets and beautiful quiet nights
clean room and clear instructions on how to get there
pack out your water and firewood the fire pits are great cots are clean and tents are very sturdy
Location:
awesome remote location outside of terlingua not too far from big bend national park
the place was extremely cute
it’s within good distance to the park and the drive in is very scenic
very affordable place to stay in near the bb area the night was perfect and so was the weather
it offers everything you need to relax after a days long hike at big bend national park
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5. Cushy Agave Abode for three (from USD 51)

Agave Abode is a cushy tent, oriented for the comfort of three guests. The pet-friendly tepee, made from a puncture-proof and waterproof material, is located in Cosmic Campsite with mountain panoramas all around. Tour the wild areas all around you or the extensive flora and fauna in the nearby Big Bend National Park. Unwind in the three lounge chairs in front of the tent and count the infinite stars in the sky or barbecue with the provided charcoal grill. There is a handy off-grid trailer with great book selections, electric outlets, and WiFi for use. Also, Terlingua Ranch Lodge is only 10 miles (16 kilometers) away. Note that duvets and sheets are not provided.

Agave Abode (Dome Tent @ Big Bend Glamping)
Terlingua, Texas, United States
53 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the folks are terilingua ranch nearby (swimming pool & restaurant) were great too
Cleanliness:
very accommodating surprisingly clean for as wild of a place as it is
the site itself has cute touches and is well-maintained and clean
Host:
she was very friendly answered all of our questions
beautiful place to stay lee was a wonderful host and will recommend to anyone coming to the area
lee and his helper were very helpful informative and around when you needed them
lee was super helpful gave lots of information & accurate directions
Location:
place is perfect if you want to get away from everything
place was exactly what we expected perfect get away
very cool very cool place
great communication and a very cute little place to stay not fancy but just right
and lee’s place is fun eclectic and worth a stay
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6. Secluded, well-equipped cabin (from USD 118)

If you are planning a family vacation or a getaway with friends in this beautiful wild side of texas, Point-A-View Cabin has got you covered. It is a secluded, off-grid abode, set on a 60-acre (24.3-hectare) property in Corazones Mountains, close to Terlingua Ranch Lodge. It has all the comfort of a home, including a bathroom, propane heaters, and an open plan with a well-equipped kitchen and a living area. The one-bedroom property can accommodate up to seven guests with its large extra futon bed in the family room. There’s a hammock in the screened porch upstairs to unwind in the afternoon and admire the stunning wilderness all around you. Pets are also allowed, and there’s WiFi for use.

Point-A-View Cabin, Secluded Off-Grid Camping
Terlingua, Texas, United States
83 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
) we didn't have any signal but were able to connect on a wifi (not sure who's it was)
we were without wifi one night but sara quickly took care of the issue
we enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen with cooking supplies and all the beds were comfortable
keep in mind you are in the middle of nowhere so wifi is truly a luxury
the dining room table was big enough for the 5 of us to eat breakfast and play games
Host:
they were very helpful with directions
the responses from sara were quick and helpful
and the hosts were quick and helpful with responses such a great yet different experience
she was super responsive and really seemed to care about our experience
sara and arick were great hosts we hope to be back
Location:
great secluded location but not too far from others
great location with perfect scenery
arick's place is so perfectly placed against the mountains in what feels like the middle of nowhere
the cabin was in an amazing location that is a little cumbersome to get to but worth the drive
a serene off grid location to enjoy the desert
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7. Comfortable tent in Cosmic Campsite (from USD 86)

This 20-feet (6.1-meter) canvas in the beautiful Cosmic Campsite boasts a wonderful view of Nine-Point Mesa. It can comfortably sleep up to seven guests and has lots of features to complement your stay. Outside the tent are four chairs and a table to unwind, a fire pit to enjoy chatty moments with your group, and a charcoal grill. Peruse the books, charge your phone, or use the WiFi in the site’s Lajitas Library trailer. Walk around and appreciate the beautiful outdoors. The sunset and the stars are also wonders to behold. The property is a few minutes away from Terlingua Ranch Lodge with modern amenities such as a pool, laundry facilities, and more for a cost of 5 USD. Note that sheets, pillows, and duvets are not provided.

Cosmic Campsite (Tent @ Big Bend Glamping)
Terlingua, Texas, United States
58 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bring a portable fan if you can small but may be the best thing to bring
the campsite provides out door fun for the family with game gathering spaces wi-fi and library
the grill was clean as was the table and chairs
Cleanliness:
absolutely perfect the tent was super clean and the cots were very comfortable
the restrooms are portable pottys but they were clean
even a clean bbq grill with utensils were there next to a ready fire pit
Host:
very nice host very accommodating
easy in and out if you follow directions from host not gps
the host gave good directions and we appreciated the effort they take to have wireless internet
the maintenance guy was really friendly and did a great job of cleaning
Location:
we really enjoyed our stay the beds were really comfortable and it’s such a beautiful location surrounded by mountains
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8. Secluded pet-friendly canvas (from USD 54)

Jackrabbit Junction is one of the most secluded tents in Cosmic Campsite. The pet-friendly tepee can accommodate up to four guests comfortably in its sizable interior with two mattresses and twin cots. All around the property are hiking opportunities, and Big Bend National Park is only a few minutes away. After a hard day, you can take a nap at the community’s hammock or sit on the chairs with your friends just outside your tent. The site’s Lajitas Library trailer comes with a good book selection, electric outlets, and WiFi for your convenience, and Terlingua Ranch Lodge is close by. Note that you have to bring your duvets, pillows, and bedsheets for a cozier stay.

Jackrabbit Junction (Lodge Tent @BigBendGlamping)
Terlingua, Texas, United States
38 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent was really comfortable and with a lot space
Host:
lee was very helpful and friendly as was the man who helps him on camp
best host and stay in the area don't miss it thanks again lee
Location:
great way to spend the night close the big bend national park
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Get your well-deserved outdoor fix in comfort

If you can’t get enough of the outdoors, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a comfortable stay close to nature. From water features to landscape activities, you won’t run out of things to do. The welcoming community will also make for an exciting experience. With these wonderful glamping options available, you surely won’t have to compromise comfort.

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Ibrahim Ayuba is a passionate traveler and a Python Programmer. He spends most of his times on things he loves, including exploring historic sites and nature reserves within his country (Nigeria),...Read more

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