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Thanks for visiting TerlinguaHouse.com. Terlingua House is located about half way between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park about 2 miles west of Terlingua Ghost Town. It is situated on an interesting geologic feature (cuesta) with an excellent view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. On the southern line of the 15 acre property, just across Long Draw, is the shear 300 foot limestone cliff of Reed Plateau. On the adjoining property to the west you will find Long Draw Pizza (Wed-Sun, 5-9), where Nancy insists on making all of the pizzas herself to ensure the best pizza to go with the ice-cold refreshments.

Click here to visit Big Bend National Park's excellent photo gallery.


Within a 5 to 20 minute drive of Terlingua House you will find the following and more:

  • Outfitters
  • Texas River Expeditions / Far Flung Adventures - River Rafting, Hiking, Jeep Tours
  • Big Bend River Tours - river rafting, hiking, jeep tours
  • Desert Sports – Hiking, biking and river rafting!
  • Rio Grande Adventures
  • Red Rock Outfitters - Lajitas
  • Badlands Fossils where Ken is actively piecing together the dinosaurs he has excavated from the area.
  • La Kiva restaurant and bar – Find it after 5:00!
  • Terlingua Ghost Town, including The Starlight Theatre Restaurant and Bar
  • The Boathouse Restaurant and Bar.
  • Arts, Galleries and other interesting things
  • Terlingua Springs Market and Coffee House
  • Jenssen Gallery
  • Terlingua Trading Co.
  • Comanche Creek Gallery
  • Quilts by Marguerite
  • Hungry Javelina – Breakfast and Lunch
  • Tivo’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Terlingua Store
  • Lajitas Area
  • Barton Warnock Center and permits for Big Bend State Park
  • Lajitas Stables
  • Lajitas International Airport
  • Clay Henry, the Lone Star drinking Capra Hircus and mayor of Lajitas, Texas
  • Lajitas; the Ultimate Hideout
  • Christina's World
  • Located at the Intersection of 170 and 118
  • Quicksilver Trading Co.
  • Big Bend Stables
  • Stone Creations
  • Many Stones (including cacti)
  • Garcia’s - Curio Shop
  • Terlingua Gallery
  • Arrowhead Sotol Shop
  • Big Bend Store and Motel
  • Study Butte
  • Study Butte Store
  • Study Butte Liquor
  • Roadrunner Deli
  • Lajitas Stables
  • West Entrance to Big Bend National Park

Within approximately an hour’s drive of Terlingua House:

  • The River Road (Texas 170). Terlingua House is actually located on River Road, but an hours drive west up the river road gets you nearly to Fort Leaton (near Presidio) along the best road in Texas. Don’t miss the chance!
  • Big Bend National Park Headquarters – in the Basin
  • Ross Maxwell Drive and Santa Elena Canyon
  • Boquillas Canyon

Within 2 Hours drive of Terlingua House:

  • Sauceda – The original ranch headquarters for the Big Bend State Park before it was a park. The trek up to Sauceda will give you a chance to try out your SUV and gate opening abilities. Don’t forget your permits from Ft Leaton or Barton Warnock Center.
  • Presidio and Ojinaga, Mexico – We recommend lunch at the Buckanerro in O.J.

Although Terlingua House has a two-night minimum, if you travel to Big Bend, no matter where you stay I hope you stay three nights to have at least two full days to take in the scenery and the culture. I highly recommend visiting with the very knowledgeable and friendly outfitters of the area, but for those of you who might not be anxious to call the outfitters for a day in the Rio Grande or a jeep tour, following are two “Day Trips” for your consideration:

Day Trip 1
Day Trip 2

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