First of all I had to learn that there are 4 rooms next to each other connected by a porch - and that´s it. No reception, nobody around, nothing ... as unusal as the area around, desert and nothing :-)
You pick up your key at the Terlingua Trading Company in a building across the road and people are very friendly all over. The offer of coffeepowder, sugar, cream and fresh water was great and filled up every day. It was a very clean place, I enjoyed staying there. The room looked great in Western style, a little small though and a closet was missing.
They offer special prices sometimes on Facebook and so I was able to safe 50$ each night :-)
At the Terlingua Trading Company you can buy all kinds of souvenirs, clothes, juwelry - great place to spend money ;-) Next to it is the Terlingua Starlight Theater bar and restaurant. Opens at 5 pm and serves delicious food. Across the street you find LaPosadaMilagro where you can have good breakfast.
There is wifi offered free at all places. Only the cellphone did not work at all though there is a net, but my phone was not able to pick it up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Hotel is no franchise resort. It's perfect for raucous revelry or a romantic rendezvous, or both...You'll find many things in the Ghost Town in the exact condition they've been in for centuries, and that's great for exploring, but at the end of the day you'll want air conditioning.Named for the reddish mercury ore that fueled the industry that was the Chisos Mine, this room belies the Ghost Town location and offers a rustic yet elegant experience.The fancy indoor bathroom that we're so proud of is -- ahem... -- a short walk down the scenic porch, marked Room # 1B. It's a Terlingua tradition that has caught on big in Europe. erlingua chic, the Candililla House is great for either couples or families. Perched on a hillside, it offers an everchanging view of sunsets, starlight, and thunderstorms. There is a patio outside the walls and another within.The El Patron Suite is suitable for business meetings, but they're frowned on around the Ghost Town. Instead, have a few amigos/amigas join you for a festive evening. Walk over to the famous Terlingua Cemetery to greet the ghosts, or just watch the sunset with everyone on the porch over at the Trading Post. Bring your guitar (but not the accordion.)The Candelilla House gets its name from the local cactus that was gathered by the locals and used in the manufacture of women's makeup products. The owners' family operated both a trading post and a processing facillity that kept this Mexican tradition alive.Just down the road a piece from the end of the earth is the Rio Grande Rock House. This is not some neo-cowboy fantasy replica. It's real by-God Texas history. Built in the early 19th century as a trading post for trappers and settlers from both sides of the border, it's still in the same family.We're proud to be out on the fringe of Texas. Come on down.Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing**If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Bend Holiday Hotel Terlingua, Texas