Funky metal art in Terlingua Ghost Town.Terlingua, quite naturally, has a population rich with creative souls.  

When an artist moves to town, you can bet that their art will begin to blossom like the cactus after a spring deluge.  The desert is a place of deep and quiet contemplation, mind-blowing landscapes, huge starry skies, and freaky fauna/flora... Plus, a collection of interesting characters!  All of which lend to the development of one's creative spirit.

When you're in town, please stop and visit these art spaces/galleries, which will be open all day during The GREEN SCENE on October 27, 2018.  The galleries include:  "Earth & Fire Gallery" and the "Feather Gallery".  You will also find local art on display at the Starlight Theatre Restaurant, the High Sierra Bar and Grill, and at the Motor Inn.

Stay in the Ghost Town!  The Green Scene is within a short walking distance from:

El Dorado Hotel

The El Dorado Hotel is on the north side of Ghost Town Road, right at the intersection of FM 170. Rooms range in price from $89 to $119 per night.

This hotel also has an attached restaurant and bar!

For more information, call toll-free: (800) 371-3588

La Posada Milagro

La Posada Milagro (Spanish for "The Miracle Inn"), located atop the Ghost Town hill, features rustic luxury accommodations at an affordable price. Guests enjoy sun decks, fire pits and an extraordinary view overlooking old Terlingua and the Chisos Mountains.

The Ghost Town's largest "dry-stack" stone restoration, La Posada Milagro is only a short stroll from Leapin' Lizard Gallery,  Starlight Theatre and the Terlingua Trading Company.

La Posada Milagro also operates an alfresco café called Espresso y Poco Mas ("Espresso and a Little More") serving breakfast and lunch with a side-dish of breathtaking views!

For more information, please call:

(432) 371-3044 main

(432) 386-6496 cell

Las Ruinas Camping Hostel

Las Ruinas ("The Ruins") camping hostel is a great choice for folks who love the outdoors! Rent one of their roomy army-style canvas tents, or bring your own. 








Big Bend Holiday Hotel

Big Bend Holiday Hotel, located behind the Terlingua Trading Company, offers sophisticated accommodations in a primitive setting.  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 may want air conditioning!

For more information, call toll-free: 877.298.5638 or 888.371.2234

A) Bad Rabbit Cafe

Located at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge

Open 8AM to 8PM, Monday through Thursday

Open until 9PM on Friday and Saturday

Closes at 4PM on Sunday



B) Big Bend Motor Inn

Located at Big Bend Resort & Adventures

Serving classic American and Texan cuisine

Open 7 days a week, from 7AM to 9PM


C) Candelilla Cafe

Located at the Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

Open 7 Days a Week, from 7AM to 9PM

Also nearby:

The Thirsty Goat Saloon (2PM to 11PM daily)

Licha's Bakery (7AM to 11AM daily)

General Store Deli (8AM to 6PM daily)


D) Chili Pepper Cafe

Across from the Post Office, on S. Hwy 118

Serving Tex-Mex, Northern Chihuahuan, and American cuisine

Open 7 days a week, from 8AM to 8:30PM

Telephone: 432-371-2233


E) Chisos Mountain Lodge Restaurant

Located at the Basin, in the Big Bend National Park

Serving Texas-inspired entrees, soup & salad bar, and a breakfast buffet

Open daily, from 7AM to 9PM (closed between 10AM and 11AM, and 4PM to 5PM)


F) Espresso y Poco Mas

Located in the Ghost Town, part of La Posada Milagro

Serving Fair Trade coffee, breakfast, and lunch

Open daily from 8AM to 2PM


G) High Sierra Bar & Grill

Located in the Ghost Town, attached to the El Dorado Hotel

Open daily from 12PM to 12AM (Kitchen closes at 10PM)


H) La Kiva Bar & Restaurant

Located on FM 170, along the Terlingua Creek

A funky underground cave bar, and a must-see spot!

Open Every Night at 5PM



I) Long Draw Pizza

Located past the Ghost Town on FM 170

Serving Hot Pizza and Cold Beer from 5PM to 9PM

Open Wednesday through Sunday Nights



J) Rio Bravo Mexican Restaurant

Located on FM170 in Study Butte

Open Daily



K) Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon

Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town

Serving fine Terlingua fare, beer, wine, & mixed drinks

Open 7 Days a Week for dinner (5PM to 12AM)

Sunday Brunch served 11AM to 2PM


L) Tivo's Place

Located on S. Hwy 118, at the Loghorn Ranch Motel

Tex-Mex dinners served Thursday through Saturday, from 5PM to 9PM

Call ahead, as hours may vary: 432-371-2133

If you have never been to the Big Bend before, or if you've been visiting the area for generations, there's always something new to experience in this amazing country!

From the winding waters of the Rio Grande to the tops of the beautiful mountains of the Trans-Pecos, there is so much to do and see in the Big Bend. Some of the most popular activities include:

  • River Trips
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping / RVing
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles

For more information on regional activities, check out this awesome site:

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