We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Upstairs at the Mansion

Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Terlingua
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Show Prices
Management photos
Upstairs at the Mansion
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 65: English reviews
Start your review of Upstairs at the Mansion
 Click to rate
Lillian, Alabama, USA
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Pictures make it look fabulous, but it's not. There are two bedrooms and one bath. One of the bedrooms is upstairs. Stairs are steep with no railing. One bathroom is down stairs & the only bath is in the hall tucked by the stairs. It was a 100 degrees that day & it was 90 degrees in the upstairs bedroom....

Thank Butch P
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This old mansion was partially renovated and restored to accommodate guests. It was very interesting until the sun lost its light. Violent winds, flickering power, eerie presences, and shaking doors proved this conflicted place is haunted, so if you don't mind a potential visit, stay here.

1Thank Tim W
Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

First, let me say, I would give this place 5 stars for uniqueness and the simple "coolness" of the building, but that wears off quickly after the third or fourth or fifth person or group of people help themselves to the place while we are there (and renting the whole place.) We arrived, checked in and got settled in enjoying...

3Thank pamelaL74
Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Made our reservations after seeing this place featured on Texas Country Reporter, so glad we did... This is the last weekend the Mansion will be open for business under current inn keeper, Kaci. She brings the true charm of this unique property to life and we felt right at home. This place will not carry the same charm and tranquility...

3Thank AftonNichole
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Some of us loved it, some not so much. This is undoubtedly the most unusual place I have ever slept. The room was large and comfortable and the innkeeper in fun to chat with, but the bathroom was a small step above using a tree. Now for the details of the bathroom which is shared with other guests and with...

3Thank Rick A
Schererville, In
Reviewed 7 March 2012

This is not your typical hotel. Don't arrive looking for the hallway with a row of numbered doors, ice and vending down the hall, TV with free HBO, ect. Stay here to truley experience the Big Bend / Terlingua area. In the morning take a cup of coffee or tea out to the Spanish style porch and sip it beneath...

2Thank purplecicle
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We loved it. After endless nights of chains, conventional Ma and Pa's and a few stuffy B & B's , this was a pleasurable, trippy alternative. The amenities wee there. Good bed, clean, lots of room, engaging hostess. As far as a shared bathroom, you don't care or it's a deal killer. The place has para normal action (friendly) and...

2Thank BillybobMad
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Reviewed 22 February 2012

My wife and I planned a trip to Terlingua to get away a bit and chill (and I wanted to do some mountain biking). We had also planned to meet some friends we had not seen in many years (who also stayed) No radios, no tv's, no sirens or barking dogs in the night. Cover up with a blanket of...

1Thank utilityguy1
Wimberley, Texas, USA
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Having lived in Terlingua 40 years ago, I was worried that I would be disappointed that the area would have undergone changes, but all the things I loved about the Big Bend are still the same...beautiful sunsets, big skies, and fantastic views. Upstairs at the Mansion was a great place to stay! My husband and I stayed in the downstairs...

4Thank chennig48
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 December 2011

I booked the downstairs room for our lodging during my husband's surprise birthday trip to Big Bend. I will never forget his reaction as we pulled up! He is very into ecclectic and old...and Upstairs at the Mansion fit him to a tee! It was quiet, remote, safe, comfortable...and the porch made for some great chess-playing under the stars! Kaci...

1Thank Melissa G

79 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (77)
Room/Suite (19)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Dining (2)
View from Room (8)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Other (2)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Terlingua
0.7 km away
El Dorado Hotel
El Dorado Hotel
#6 of 8 in Terlingua
208 reviews
1.3 km away
La Posada Milagro
La Posada Milagro
#3 of 8 in Terlingua
93 reviews
18.2 km away
Lajitas Golf Resort
Lajitas Golf Resort
#1 of 2 in Lajitas
688 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This unique one-room hotel, is found in the center-piece of the Terlingua Ghost Town. Built in 1909 out of rock and adobe, the mansion was home to the owner of the Chisos Mining Co., Howard E. Perry. Situated on a limestone hill overlooking the Ghost Town, with commanding views of the Chisos Mountains, the mansion has 22 inch walls downstairs, and 14 1/2 inch walls upstairs. The addition on the South side of the mansion, which your room is located, was built in 1912, and has been restored to it's original condition on the interior. The outside of the building is very rustic with original paint & patina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Upstairs at the Mansion

Address: 1 Perry Mansion Drive, Terlingua, TX 79852
Region: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Price Range: €67 - €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Upstairs At The Mansion Hotel Terlingua
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Upstairs at the Mansion staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are two rooms: one up, one down. Since the shared bathroom is on the first floor, that may influence which room you want.”
ricka556, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Both rooms are equally nice, but if you are a light sleeper, you may want to opt for the upstairs room. The bathroom is downstairs and the staircase can be a bit squeaky. Not a problem during our stay, but if your upstairs neighbor has a thimble for a bladder, it could be something to consider...”
utilityguy1, 22 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Either of the two rooms available are great. The upstairs room's bed is a bit larger.”
chennig48, 13 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Watch the sunset facing East to see the hills change colors.”
MidnightRiderMan, 9 Dec 2011 | Read review
“There are 2 rooms at the mansion now! Upstairs and Downstairs, we stayed downstairs but peaked upstairs and they're equally lovely.”
sis_see, 9 Nov 2011 | Read review
5 of 5