When we mentioned to a friend that we were headed for the Big Bend National Park in West Texas, he urged us to stay at the Ten Bits Ranch. It is located a few miles north of Terlinqua Texas on highway 118 and just west of the Madison Park Enterance. We took his advice and were very pleased with our stay. When we arrived in mid afternoon, Jennifer had left a note pinned to the office door directing us to our lodging in the "school house", where we found everything in readiness. When we returned from visiting the park that evening, she was waiting to greet us and make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
The Ranch is layed out like an old western town, with each of the room in a separate wild west themed building. The light breakfast (breakfast tacos one day, french toast another) is served in the cantina. Our room was attractively furnished with a veranda and rocking chair on the back porch overlooking Hens Egg Peak and a whole host of West Texas scenery. It included a propane gas fireplace and a water cooler for drinking water. Electricity is from solar power in the daytime and batteries at night.
The ranch is reached by a hard-packed dirt road, which should be navigable by any car. Jennifer provided detailed instructions on how to find the entrance off 118, and in case of inclement weather, she or her husband, Steve, can meet you there.
The Ranch is very convenient to the western entrance to the park and to many good and quaint restaurants and cafes in Terlingua (including LaKiva - don't miss the BBQ!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ten Bits Ranch is situated within the spectacular landscape of Texas' Big Bend country, only 20 minutes north of Big Bend National Park and Terlingua. Our secluded, desert setting feature gorgeous views and an enchanting atmosphere for travelers who value individual attention and a unique vacation experience. Guest rooms are themed around our Old West town of "Chimney Rock". All rooms feature a fireplace, private deck, private bath and authentic decor. Fascinating archeological and geological tours are available at the Ranch and in Big Bend National Park. All rooms are non-smoking. Nightly entertainment around a campfire. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ten Bits Ranch Hotel Terlingua
- 10 Bits Ranch
- Ten Bits Ranch Terlingua, Texas