Sleep under the stars at this primitive base camp for area attractions such as Terlingua Ghost Town, Lajitas Resort and golf course, hiking in Big Bend National Park, or driving along River Road, or even Rafting the Rio Grande. We can help you customize your trip according to your interests and activity level. Explore the wilderness while you can!
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 4PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Tranquilo Ranch
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The stargazing at this site is incredible! I definitely recommend doing what you can to make the trip out here when a clear night is in the forecast.
This campsite is also located really closely to Terlingua Ghost Town, which is a neat old mining town on the edge of Big Bend territory. This site would be a good basecamp for exploring Terlingua, Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The host is very friendly and helpful and offered to give us trip suggestions – she lived in the area for a while and it seems like she has a wealth of knowledge for recreation opportunities in the area.
We had a really foggy morning when we were there, which was cool in its own way – with all the desert plants we felt like we had woken up on another planet! When there isn't any fog there are some great mountain views on the horizon.
Be aware that there is no service at or nearby the campsite. The closest cell signal is further south in Terlingua. I recommend mapping out your directions before you arrive.