Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Cara or Bud
About Cara or Bud
Bud Johnson and Friends are the owners of Terlingua House. Bud lives on a ranch just outside of Bronte, Texas (between San Angelo and Abilene). He is a geologist by trade and also dabbles as an entrepreneur.
Cara or Bud purchased this House in 2003
Why Cara or Bud chose Terlingua
I fell in love with the area and then the property back in the 80's and it has been a labor of love to get it to the high standard that it is today. There's something almost magical or spiritual when you watch the sunrise and sunset from here - not to mention the star gazing on a clear night. There's nothing like it. Terlingua House is a deluxe property on 15 acres with spectacular views, easy access, all the amenities and plenty of water. Both water and access can be an issue in the area. It's the perfect place to get away from it all and experience an amazing part of Texas that many don't even know exist. It's just minutes from shopping, dining and tour outfitters and easy access for day trips. Plus, you're fully connected to the outside world here with Internet and satellite TV.
What makes this House unique
Unique, lodge-like adobe style buildings house 3 separate sleeping quarters and kitchen/dining area. It's like renting a lodge or small resort for the same price as a decent hotel room. This allows you to socialize, dine and entertain as a group with the added benefit of retreating to your own space for some quiet time. Just minutes from shopping and dining, it's a perfect place to get away from it all but still be connected with wireless Internet, satellite TV other comforts of home. The sunsets/sunrises and star gazing are spectacular from this property.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Special events must be approved prior to arrival
No smoking inside
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A cross between glamping and a lodge
We enjoyed our stay in this unique setting very much. As they state, there are four separate buildings so you get the privacy of your own room. I can see how this would be great for a group of families or friends. We had a group of 5 people and it cost less than 2 hotel rooms and provided much more.
In the winter be prepared to turn on heaters. Also one of the bathrooms was connected but required a 10 foot walk outside, I wish I'd thought to bring some slip on shoes for easy trips between buildings.
There is a kitchen and small store in town, we chose to eat out mostly and there are a handful of restaurants in the vicinity. The location is perfect for Big Bend.
Very interesting house. We really enjoyed staying here. Everything was clean and lots of room.
Did NOT Disappoint!
Perfect place for two families to stay together. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous sunrise and amazing view of the stars! Easy access to Big Bend.
What a lovely surprise in our new favorite town!
We knew that the property seemed unique when we saw the pictures, but nothing really does justice for this quaint, well accommodated property until you get to see it for yourself! My guests and I really loved everything about this property. Three couples shared the bedrooms and one single slept on an air mattress in the kitchen. The property is stunning and includes two campfire sites well stocked with wood, the kitchen is well accommodated, yet doesn't have the stuffiness of some more modern properties. The staff were able to accommodate our early arrival and we were just all so pleased by the beauty of the scenery and the convenience of having a wonderful pizza joint at the bottom of the driveway. We will definitely be returning to Terlingua House because we know there is much more to explore!
We loved the place close to town and park
Relaxing and comfortable
We had a wonderful trip to Big Bend. Coming back to Terlingua house each day was so tranquil and rejuvenating. The bedrooms were so roomy and comfortable. We are all readers so it was nice to have comfy seating to stretch out to enjoy our books. The outdoor eating area was a great meeting place for morning coffee, dinners and late night discussions. We will definitely stay again.
Rio Grande Canyons River Rafting and Canoeing, Desert Jeep Tours, Spelunking (caves and quicksilver mines), horseback riding, airplane tours, Golf (beginning with the new course in '04 we understand), Live Theater (and other cultural events including the World Championship Chili Cookoff are occasional events throughout the year)