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· Terlingua, Brewster, Texas
40 acres hosted by Karen B.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 3 tent sites
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Near Big Bend National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the B0611 Maverick Entrance Booth Fee Station (Kiosk).
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
IF YOU WILL BE STAYING 3 NIGHTS OR LONGER, ASK ME FOR A DISCOUNT CODE!! We offer a uniquely secluded setting with stunning views of the Chisos Mountains. Located just 7 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park, and 10 miles from the visitors' center at Big Bend Ranch State Park, it is a perfect base from which to explore all the hiking, boating, and scenic beauty that West Texas is known for. The arts, history, and entertainment of Terlingua Ghost Town are less than 2 miles away. Like most ruins in the Ghost Town, my stone house was built in the early 1900s to house a miner’s family from the nearby Rainbow Mine. I bought the property in 1986 and began restoring and rebuilding. In 2019 I retired here from NYC and began exploring possibilities for sustainable tourism. West Texas is one of the best places in the United States to view the Milky Way (both Big Bend parks are certified as International Dark Sky parks). We use shielded LED lighting around buildings and pathways to cut down on light pollution and optimize stargazing opportunities for our astrotourists. And we are applying for dark sky certification from the Texan By Nature program. Bear in mind that this is the desert, in all its rugged glory. There are critters, rocks, plants with thorns, slippery slopes, sink holes, rusted artifacts and broken glass from decades long past. Bring sturdy shoes and a flashlight, and stay on the paths! We may eventually add a few more sites and expand our amenities, but our intention is always to provide remote, low-density accommodation for folks who are respectful of the land.
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160 ratings · 86 reviews
Danny D.recommends
June 4, 2024
Site 5 - Vehicle camping
Best Views in Terlingua
Amazing views & great accommodations! WiFi worked great if you want it!
Noah S.recommends
May 6, 2024
Site 6 - The private island
Site 6
We camped at site 6 and it was well worth it. The views are fantastic and the host, Karen, was very friendly and helpful. Just about 10 minutes from town and 15 from big bend entrance. 10/10 would stay again during our next trip out, would highly recommend.
Jon P.recommends
May 6, 2024
Site 4 - Bell tent with Chisos view
Karen went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. She was a very caring and responsive host. Beautiful campsites.
Evan P.doesn't recommend
May 2, 2024
Site 2 - Terlingua Dark Skies
Nice Property- Negative Experience
I wouldn't recommend staying here if travelling with kids or anything beyond a basic camping setup. I arrived on Sunday with my my special needs son and got a little lost on the way. Karen was condescending in telling me the directions were clear and that she didn't allow children under 12 (which I was abundantly clear about his age up front). We received the "Dark Skies" site which was logistically difficult to set up given my special needs child situation and additional camping amenities. Despite the fact that there was no one else on the property, I returned from 12 miles of hiking in Big Bend in 95+ degree heat to a message that I needed to move my site. Given my situation and challenges with both my setup and son, I simply packed up and left to stay in a hotel as it was not realistic for me to to set everything up again. It should not be a challenge to operationally manage a property with so few sites, and even if a mistake was made, it should absolutely NOT be me responsibility to resolve it by moving. Karen was unaccommodating and prioritized other campers over myself and my special needs son. I was not reimbursed for the 2 nights I didn't stay there and will absolutely not be returning.
Jennifer H.recommends
April 30, 2024
Site 6 - The private island
I loved this campsite! Great location. Close to the ghost town (5mins) and 30mins to the park entrance. This was perfect for me because I did a couple early morning trips to the park. It was quiet at night and had the most beautiful sky. Karen was a great host and available on the property for request. I will definitely be back.
Paul S.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 5 - Vehicle camping
It would be hard to imagine a better place for us to base camp near Big Bend NP. The view of the Terlingua-area valley and beyond into the park is amazing, the area was dead quiet and super-dark at night, it is minutes from gas and groceries, and it's just a few miles from a Park entrance. Karen is a wonderful host and so generous with her property. The limited facilities were perfect for us, and campsites are quite isolated from each other. Camping here made our Big Bend experience the best it could be. Wonderful. Thanks!!
Terlingua, Brewster, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Mescalero Apache, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Chiso First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Karen B.Joined in December 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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