Cool, cozy & comfortable private desert lodge near Big Bend National Park. AC & heated. Large open living area with 3 full sofa sleepers, a queen bed in the step-up bedroom. Dining area stocked with food, drinks, cook ring, full size fridge/freezer, microwave & toaster oven. Covered picnic area with propane grill, hammock, picnic table & chairs. Our solar powered bath house is just out back within the fully fenced acre. Also a pet room with bowls, a futon & blanket just for pets! Private parking
This is the Old Country Store Guest Quarters, which once served as the local country store for the Terlingua Ranch area. It is located on HYW 118, 15 minutes from the entrance of Big Bend National Park.
It is on a fully fenced acre surrounded by beautiful desert mountains. This is a private lodge, for your party only, no other guests will be there.
It has heating and air conditioning, fast WiFi and a local & emergency calls only landline. It is one bedroom with a Queen sized bed, and a large open living space/dining area which has three additional full sizes sofa sleepers with 8 inch thick mattresses. We also have a queen sized air bed (with built in inflation pump). We provide you with linens and pillows for all beds. There is a phone/device charging station, a boom box that plays auxiliary (from your phone/iPod, etc) or CDs. We welcome you and your pets. The property is accessible in any vehicle, it is paved all the way there.
We supply complimentary breakfast food & snacks (such as cereal, popsicle sticks and pop tarts) and lots of cold drinks and drinking water to enjoy during your stay. We also have a full sized refrigerator/freezer, a 2 burner cook top, microwave, pop-up toaster and a large, pizza sized, toaster oven for you to use. There is a propane grill out back in the covered barn as well.
There is a covered/shaded little barn in the back yard/fenced acre with a picnic table, chairs, the propane grill and hammock for hanging out, relaxing and enjoying the desert mountain views and clear skies.
The solar powered bath house is a separate building that is just out back, within the fenced 1 acre yard. There you will find a hot shower, fresh towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and the toilet room. There is also a large utility sink on the bathhouse deck. The shower, toilet and sinks are all normal standard fixtures and appliances.
We also have a selection of books, games & puzzles for you to enjoy.
There is a back-up generator that comes on automatically when the power goes down in the area.
Also, just down the road is a pool at Terlingua Ranch headquarters that you may use for a fee of $5 a carload.
The Queen Sized air bed located in the freezer if you need it! It's inflation pump is built in.
A great base for visiting the Big Bend area. Just 15 minutes south down HWY 118 is the town of Study Butte/Terlingua and the entrance to Big Bend National Park.
Here is what we supply...
Make-up remover wipes
Iron & board
Antibacterial dish soap
A house size refrigerator/ freezer
A 2 burner cooking ring
Large (pizza size) toaster oven
A 2 slice pop-up toaster
A small pot with lid
A small, medium & large skillet
A big square griddle pan
Spoons, knives & forks
A knife block
Various utensils - wooden spoons, pizza cutter, etc.
A cutting board
5 gallons of cold water
An instant electric kettle
A drip coffee maker (bring your own coffee if you do not want the instant).
Bread (it's in the freezer)
Various condiments such as salt, pepper, sugar, sweetener, creamer, ketchup, mayo, mustard, jelly, butter or margarine
Cold soft drinks
Pet food & water bowls
You only need to bring your personal items, whatever you want to cook and anything else that you can't live without.
Disponible para huéspedes
Guests will have access to the full vacation rental building, fenced yard with barn/picnic area, parking area and the bath house out back within the fenced acre.
Atención a los huéspedes
This is a SELF CHECK-IN and SELF CHECK-OUT rental. After booking you will be provided with detailed directions and the door electronic lock access code, as well as the WiFi password and other rental information.
There is no cell phone reception here but you will have access to WiFi and a landline phone that makes local & emergency calls only. Anyone can call into the landline phone. You can use this phone to contact us as well.
Otros aspectos destacables
The is a 1 bedroom open space rental but will accommodate up to 8 guests with the sleeper sofas. Two people are included in the base price and we charge a $10 fee for each additional person. 8 is our maximum legal occupancy.
This is an OWNER OPERATED rental. It is our top priority to make sure that your stay is comfortable, clean and as expected. We are in the area full time.
This is a vacation rental, for your party only, it is NOT a house. If you have any questions about the accommodations please read the full description and let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
There is NO cell phone reception, we provide free WiFi, which you can make WiFi calls over and a landline phone that makes local and emergency calls only.
This is the desert. There are common natural dangers around - things that can bite, sting and prick you. Always be careful and respectful of nature when outdoors.
It's also rocky, we recommend that you bring sensible clothing and footwear. Sunscreen is also a good idea.
We provide 5 gallons of drinking water per stay. We are very water conservative in the desert and run off of sterilized rainwater catchment. If you require more than 5 gallons of drinking water or need water for hiking, etc please bring additional or you may purchase more at any of our local stores.
This rental is NOT a childproof space. We welcome children but if you have children with you, you are responsible for them at all times.
We welcome pets, please supervise them when outside, as there are common desert dangers and the fence is a little high in areas and some animals may be able to go under it if they try. Also, once a week a large truck will come into the gate to empty the dumpster.
By booking this property you agree to everything included in the listing. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children and/or pets.
We welcome pets and children. Please watch them, you are responsible for their safety.
Checkout is strictly before 11:00AM. PLEASE UNDERSTAND that someone will arrive at 11AM to prepare for the next guests and must have the house vacant in order to do so properly.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
No big parties, please.
It is against house rules, illegal and prohibited to download any copyrighted material over our WiFi via file sharing programs or otherwise. We are required by law to report you if our ISP contacts us and requests that we do so.
Be respectful of the space, the neighbors and the desert.
Please clean up food waste / messy stuff after yourself, there are trash bags and trash cans provided. Put your trash bag in the dumpster when you checkout.
Full-time I live off grid in a solar & wind powered cabin in the desert mountains of the Big Bend with my wife and pet dogs & cats. I enjoy building with the natural stone, feeding the wildlife and growing food in my greenhouse. Big Liverpool FC fan & vegetarian.