• Big Bend Retreat

    Sleep 11 in the most eclectic vacation rental in Terlingua

  • Sustainable Stay

    The Blue House offers a peaceful, off-grid sanctuary

  • Cozy and Simple

    The Guest House is perfect for a scenic desert getaway

The Villa

Villa Terlingua offers three distinctly unique vacation rentals within the Terlingua Ghost Town. Each house is lovingly refurbished with antiques, crafts, and books collected while travelling around the world. The Main House was bought as a disheveled ruin from the old mining times and was rebuilt over a 16-year period. The Guest House stands on the site of a goat pen, and now has 3 courtyards, gardens, and is the most private of the rentals. The Blue House, which was once a garage, is now an off-grid, sustainable structure offering an opportunity to live in a lovely yet practical house of the future. Villa Terlingua offers incomparable views, easy access, and a unique Big Bend experience, complete with your own local guide.

Surrounded by Big Bend

Eight miles to the east is the west entrance to the Big Bend National Park. Twelve miles to the southwest is the Rio Grande river, and the largest state park in Texas, Big Bend Ranch State Park. The Chihuahuan desert is well represented here and so are many outdoor activities. This area is famous for river trips on the Rio Grande river, horsepack trips through 40 million year old geology and over 1500 years of human history. The hiking, birding and botany are superb.


Select from 3 unique Terlingua abodes

Main House

Luxurious home for 11


Blue House

Sustainable stay for 4


Guest House

Cozy cabin for 2


Visitor Reviews

I won’t spoil the surprise of all the incredible details, but this is likely the most luxurious spot in southwest Texas.
Give yourself the gift of serenity and go! The sunrises are GLORIOUS! It will take your breath away!
Have you ever been speechless in front of a sunset or a sunrise? If so, this is the place to stay.
Experience the beauty of Terlingua
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Extraordinary Views

This is the famous Terlingua view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. On clear days you can see 70 miles into Mexico. The house sits around the hill to the north of the Terlingua Ghost Town, so the “scene” is available but not compulsory. Its quiet here. Quiet and lovely.

An amazing vacation experience awaits you.
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