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Star Lodge

Escape from the hustle and bustle at this modern home on Terlingua Ranch. Two bedrooms and spacious covered decks.

Modern Eco-Friendly Home 


Fantastic Views from Large Patios


Open Kitchen, Dining, Living Room


Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms


80 Private and Pristine Acres


Covered Parking


Sleeps Up to Six


Two Queen Beds, Full, and Twin

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Brand New Rental

Completed in 2021

Custom-Built Solar Home

Book Now - While Rates are Low

This is Sure to Become One of Our Most Popular Vacation Rentals.

Star Lodge on Terlingua Ranch is a contemporary custom-built solar home for up to six guests. Situated on 80 private acres with stunning mountain views and breathtaking night skies. You will have plenty of privacy and room to enjoy your stay. Two bedrooms. One and one-half bathrooms. Open living, dining, kitchen area. Covered parking. Expansive covered patios. And 80 private and pristine acres of Chihuahuan Desert wilderness. It is named “Star Lodge” because it is one of the best places in the continental US for enjoying views of the star filled sky.  

Located just 2.5 miles from the rarely used Terlingua Ranch entrance to Big Bend National Park, 10 miles from Terlingua Ranch Lodge, 12 miles to the Christmas Mountains trail head, about 30 miles to Terlingua or Big Bend National Park, about 35 miles to the Terlingua Ghost Town, and about 45 miles to Lajitas Golf Resort or Big Bend Ranch State Park.

This remote eco-friendly home has all the conveniences of a grid-tied home. The professionally designed and installed solar system features lithium-ion batteries, a large solar array, and state of the art power inverter and battery charging technology. Heat, hot water, oven, stove, and outdoor grill use clean burning propane gas. Water is harvested by rain-water collection and filtered and treated for purity. Bottled water is also provided for drinking, making coffee, cooking, and other consumption.


The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a bunk bed with a twin over a full-size futon that can be used as a bed or a sofa. Both bedrooms have smart TVs that can be used with your streaming services. Both bedrooms share a “jack and jill” bathroom with two sinks, a flushing toilet, and a tiled shower. There is also a second bathroom with a single sink and a flush toilet, accessed from the living room.

The home features and open concept living, dining, kitchen area that is ideal for spending time together. The kitchen is equipped a full-size fridge, double sink, gas stove and range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and a full array of cookware, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. There is also space for you to put away your groceries. Indoor dining is at a four-stool bar around the kitchen island or the living room coffee table. However, the best place to enjoy meals is at the table on the covered patio. The living room space has a comfortable sofa and chairs.

The outdoor space has two large, covered patios with lots of comfortable and stylish chairs, plus a table with benches that will seat six, and a Weber propane grill. There is a covered carport for your vehicle and plenty of room for several vehicles if a group of six arrives in separate vehicles. A walking trail and a private road leads to a scenic hill on the top of the property.


Relax around the home. Explore the 80 acres. Prepare your meals inside or outside. Dine out and enjoy live entertainment at the nearby Bad Rabbit Café at Terlingua Ranch Lodge or the restaurants and bars in Terlingua, the Ghost Town, Lajitas, or in Big Bend National Park. Hike or drive (4WD recommend) up the rarely visited Christmas Mountains trail to the summit of Christmas Mountain for incredible views(register and get the gate key at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge). Explore Big Bend National Park or Big Bend Ranch State Park on foot, by bike, or by motor vehicle. Take a float trip through the stunning canyons of the Rio Grande. Go on a guided hike, horseback ride, ATV ride, or jeep tour. Bring or rent mountain bikes and ride on the Lajitas or BBRSP mountain bike trails or the roads around the property and in the parks.

With the diversity of options on how to spend your time, you can create memories for a lifetime and then head home as rejuvenated, relaxed, or exhausted as you like. Don’t worry about having time to do all that you want to do. You will always be welcome to return to Star Lodge for more adventure or relaxation.  

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