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La Posada Milagro
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arlington, tx
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“Annual visit”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

This wonderful laid back destination in rugged Terlingua is one of my favorites. With my Harley buddies, we find ourselves back here every year. Once we ride up the winding gravel road (no small feat on a road bike) we find ourselves immersed in the beautiful view. Sunrises and sunsets are the best "no additional cost" feature of this unique place. An additional bonus is being able to walk to the Starlight Dinner Theatre and enjoy the ever changing cast of characters in the quintessential Texas town. Whether sleeping under the stars on a comfortable cot or enjoying the well appointed room, this place is a must stay when you are visiting Big Bend.

Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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austin, tx
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed here while visiting Big Bend. It was an adorable place. Mimi greeted us when we arrived and she was very sweet and helpful.
The room was gorgeous. It was simple, but it had a lot of personality and though small the windows made a big difference.
We did not have our own restroom but that was never a problem, even if the hotel was booked.
I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Santa Elena is a cozy room, but still a good size for a couple.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dietikon, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

A beautiful laid back place, so much you almost fall over. The stay at the hotel was super although somewhat expensive, it was worth it. Nice clean room and you had to go outside for a
few steps to the bathroom which gave you a chance to see the stars at night. I liked the interior of the bath room with the shower, which was very well created. Good location on a hill above the town. Great wild west feeling for someone coming from Europe. Not that easy to find you have to look carefully for the wood sign showing you to the driveway up the hill. There are grills on the terrace, probably intended for communal use at times.
Missed personal contact with the owner or manager, which makes you fell like a virtual guest.
The next morning we had an excellent burrito and cafe in the Milagro Café below the hotel rooms.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

I wish TripAdvisor has a '10' rating, because that is the rating I would give....where to start...

We bought two "deal" coupons for our stay at La Posada Milagro, really for a relaxing, do-nothing weekend (what's there really to DO in Terlingua, right?? Ha! Little did I know; we were exhausted at the end of this trip!) You're always apprehensive when using deal coupons, because they might think you're cheap or give sub-par service. NOT HERE.

We got checked in with Noemi (an absolute DOLL!!) and she directed us to our room which was behind the office down a caliche drive-way. As we approached (with crazy barking puppy in tow!), we saw someone who turned out to be Mimi Webb-Miller, the proprietor, waving at us. We stopped and immediately felt completely welcome. Mimi insisted that we let our puppy out to play "because Hogan (her dog) won't let her run off!" Mimi is an absolute delight who is so incredibly friendly and open - love her stories! We visited with her for quite some time while the dogs played, then unloaded our car into the Santa Elena room, which opened onto a beautiful courtyard with uninterrupted views of the National Park's peaks. Mimi gave us a tour of the property (more on that later) and then we retired to our room for a short rest.

Right behind our room was another office with a refrigerator, freezer with bags of ice for personal use, wine buckets, ice buckets, hairdryers, etc that you can use. We got a bucket, a bottle of the wine we brought, and rested on the very comfortable bed while looking out the window at the beautiful mountains. The room was amazing - the pictures online do NOT do it justice! It was beautiflly decorated, equipped with a candle, air conditioner, bedside reading lamps, mirror, nice fluffy bathrobes, fluffy towels, luxurious sheets, wine and tea glasses with Milano cookies, a guest book to read and sign, two chairs, and an extra coverlet for the chilly nights. There were two adults and a 70 pound puppy in our room, as well as suitcases and snack bags and there was still plenty of room left. The Wifi was exceptional in the room and on the patio, and the cell service was actually better than what I get in the middle of Austin!

The bathrooms were literally 2 steps outside our room - on our side of the property, there were three rooms that shared two showers and two toilets. There was never a wait and I never felt funny about walking out in a bathrobe - you sort of become "family" at Mimi's place, so it felt totally okay. (And I will admit, I am a very vain, spoiled person when it comes to bathroom space and getting dressed) One of the showers was in Mexican tile decor, and it also had a toilet; the other shower, however, was my favorite. It was built out of big river rocks. Each of the showers was stocked with more fluffly towels, a hamper for wet towels, shampoo/body wash/handsoap/lotion and hair dryers were available if you needed them. The lighting was good and plugs were available - I was able to get myself as dressed as is possible in my own home in Austin. It did NOT feel "less" in any way whatsoever! (Water was hot, too!)

Outside our room was a beautifully landscaped courtyard with a firepit and firewood, candles in the decorative niches (that were lit for us when we returned from dinner), chairs and tables beside each room, and on the other side of the property a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen you can use at your leisure to cook under the stars. Both nights we were in Terlingua, we sat in the courtyard drinking wine and visiting with "neighbors" who were staying in the other rooms - Mimi does a GREAT job at introducing her guests to one another and encouraging them to interact, which we did. Since it is a whopping long 2-minute walk back from "downtown" Terlingua, Mimi even equipped her room keys with mini-flashlights which were invaluable! Another favorite thing of ours is that our puppy was totally welcome around the property - she played happily with the resident dogs and was made part of the "family." There were even water bowls out for the dogs! (And the faucets in the courtyards were very handy for filling her bowls and our water bottles!)

On the morning we left, we roamed around and took pictures then went back to the check-in office for breakfast which was amazing and completely homemade by Noemi - you've got to try her salsa! Our puppy went down to the breakfast with us and sat on the ledge, watching the people who were varied: guests, residents of Terlingua, the band from the night before at the Starlight - regardless, everyone was interacting and having such a great time that it caused us to leave over two hours later than we intended!

A few notes on Terlingua itself - La Posada Milagro is just a 2-minute walk to the Starlight Theater and Terlingua Trading Company, where we spent hours both days, just drinking really cheap beer (bought on the honor system inside the trading company) and visiting with the locals while our puppy played with their dogs - this was the favorite part of the trip! The trading company also has bottles of wine for purchase, as well as great souvenirs and Texas-made items. The food at the Starlight is delicious - quite possibly the best filet I've had with some VERY strong margaritas! Both nights they had great live music, too. The cemetery is not to be missed either, and you must drive the River Road toward Presidio for amazing panoramas. The National Park and the State Park are nearby, and there are various excursions you can take, but the best part is the people - everywhere we went, everyone was so incredibly nice and welcoming to us.

Without a doubt, La Posada Milagro is a magical place to which we will return again and again (and even pay full-price, because it is well worth it!). Mimi, Noemi, and Jose are delightful and truly care about their guests. Terlingua is a place you go to BE, not DO and La Posada Milagro definitely helps you with that. I cannot wait to return!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I had been to Terlingua before, so I knew what to expect, but I had never stayed the night there. I have to say, this is the perfect home base for a trip to the ghost town, and I will never stay anywhere else! The town is very small and The Posada Milagro is walking distance from the majority of the places we visited. We stayed in the Santa Elena room. I noticed a lot of people write that the rooms are small, but I think they are a perfect size, the environment is so beautiful, what are people doing in their rooms all day anyway?! It's an opportunity to live off the grid and unwind with nature. (Although I must say the wifi did work great) The room had a big plush, comfortable bed, small sitting area with table and chairs and a spot to unpack. And the robes...wonderful huge plush comfortable robes, I never wanted to take it off! The bathroom and shower are next door, but that didn't bother me at all. It was very well designed to blend in with the open prairie and mountains surrounding. The patio in front of the room is like a large open living room. There is also a place to cook outside and a water source and multiple seating areas. Around the corner was a small room with a refrigerator and desk area, also a washer and dryer that guests were able to use. To the other direction was a bar area with plenty of room to cook at the outdoor kitchen and enjoy dinner outside. The decor was lovely, natural elements mixed in with bright punches of color. We sat outside that evening on the steps drinking a bottle of wine and enjoying the sky above. I swear I have never felt so close to the sky in my life. The constellation pegasus was right above us, it couldn't have been a more perfect night.

Room Tip: I don't think there could be a bad room at the Posada Milagro, different rooms open to different...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mamaroneck, NY
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed at the Posada Milagro for two nights in the middle of a week-long tour through west Texas. We stayed the first night in the Don Carlos room – then we went canoeing on the river for two days and a night – and spent the next night in the Santa Elena “suite”. The Posada is really the only good and INTERESTING place to stay in Terlingua, the other options being pretty bleak motel like places. All of the rooms have shared baths, except the Santa Elena suite which has a “private” bathroom (but you still have to leave your room to access it). That said, the bathrooms are all quite roomy and nice and you feel private while in them. The bedrooms are spare but pretty all with some antiques, good bedding and wine glasses, fan, air conditioner, etc. No coffee maker, which is a problem if you have to get up early because the coffee shop doesn’t open until 8 am. It is small, so if you don’t like the other guests, or there is a group that dominates, you might feel crowed out. It is an open air kind of place so if your not in your room, you can only sit outside to socialize. Both nights we arrived to find people occupying chairs immediately outside our rooms. On the second night, we arrived dirty from our camping and just wanted to take showers and relax. We had to parade back and forth in front of the other guests while they enjoyed the cocktail hour – it never occurred to them to move to the other side of the building to give us some privacy as we got cleaned up and settled. Of course, after a bottle of wine, we, too, became pretty chill and none of this bothered us anymore. The views are great and the location means you can walk to the Starlight Theater for dinner and then stumble back by – well – starlight! To close, the place did seem expensive given its location, the size of the rooms and the lack of any services to speak of……

Room Tip: Don Carlos has two big picture windows with great views, but if you open the shades you have NO priv...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

My wife and I have stayed here several times and love it. Not the cheapest place to stay in the area, but a perfect location for exploring the Terlingua ghost town, walking down to the Starlight Theatre, etc. The patio is excellent for having a late night drink and watching the stars.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Posada Milagro
Address: 100 Milagro Road, Ghostown, Terlingua, TX
Region: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Terlingua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Posada Milagro Guesthouse is located at the top of the Historical Terlingua Ghostown overlooking the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. We are a small private boutique hotel with rustic decor and all the modern amenities including Satellite Internet Connections. ... more   less 
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