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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed in Casa Buena Vista one night, and in the Candelilla House one night. There were 4 of us - two couples. Casa Buena Vista was perfect for the four of us. It's a large house with a full kitchen and a great deck that looks out over Terlingua and a beautiful view of the mountains in the distance....

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you had a memorable experience in the Terlingua Ghost Town, and we look forward to your return visit someday. You picked such a nice time to come to the Big Bend. The rains have truly transformed our desert into an even more picturesque place to visit and you...

Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Clem room and I must admit we were not ready for what we experienced. We arrived around 8:30pm and found our keys taped to the Holiday Store and were assisted by gentlemen. We were directed to our room and once inside, the room was great but!!!!! Once inside we showered and went to...

1Thank Qeew
Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Although we realize that we live in an area where theft and crime is practically non-existent, thank you for bringing it to our attention that many of our guests visit from areas that are more concerned. Your suggestion has resulted in us ordering slide bolts to be installed inside all of the guest units of the Holiday Hotel. We are...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Don’t book here! No customer service at all – this is a virtual hotel only We stayed in the Candelilla House for 3 nights in August 2016. While the area is great, the “hotel” isn’t. The main issue is that it is a virtual hotel only: No front desk (you’re picking up the keys at the local convenience store), you...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations and apparently was not representative of the service nor experience that we pride ourselves with. I do understand your complaints about the power outages. The entire region, including Big Bend National Park, was without power for extended periods of time. The cell phone service is also...

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed in their rental cottage up on the hill. It was beautiful with plenty of room to spread out and amazing views looking out over the mountains of Big Bend. Everyone in Terlingua was so welcoming and we enjoyed evenings sitting on the front porch of the Trading Post which we could walk to. Can't wait...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. You picked a wonderful time to visit the Big Bend and see what rain does for the desert. This is a special time indeed to enjoy the splendor. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return.

Lajitas, Texas
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed here in May of 2013...... I just recently started doing reviews for Trip Advisor, so this one is over-due. There are six or seven rooms that sit quietly behind the Starlight Theater and the Trading Post in the Ghost Town. They have each been extensively re-done and are gems! Each has it own name that I will let...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. You have picked a wonderful time to extend your visit to the Big Bend. The rains have transformed the desert into a wonderland and we are glad that you got to experience a long stay in the last frontier. Stick around. It only gets better in October!

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Whilst I understand this was peek season, I do feel that this property is overpriced for the experience.($180) The good things; the room was clean, comfy bed, although it did dip in the middle so not ideal for two people! Good supply of complementary water, soda & snacks. Nice meal & drinks in the Starlight theatre. The bad things; we...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that your stay was less than excellent at the Holiday Hotel. We never could locate any source for the odor that you experienced in your room and we apologize for the inconvenience. Discovering the door to your room open is a complete mystery. You are right about Terlingua though. It really is a community of incredibly honest...

Lillian, Alabama, USA
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Clean, cool accommodations. Very close to Starlight Theater & ghost town. No TV, but good wifi. I would stay here again. Set outside and drink your coffee while looking at the majestic scenery of the mountains. We stayed in the Black Bear & it will sleep 6. Full size bunk beds in front room with two chairs & a separate...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you stayed with us at the Holiday Hotel. Hopefully, you will return soon for another visit. Thanks for your review.

De Kalb, Mississippi
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Cinnabar Suite...lots of room, nothing fancy...quiet and relaxing...only negative was the shower...for this much money, it would be nice to not have a plastic shower curtain hitting you in the face :-) Nice walking distance to Trading Co and coffee shop in the morning...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and sorry about the shower curtain. Most of our rooms have designer style shower curtains that match the individual theme of each room. Your review has merited a new and better experience in the shower. Come to see us again. The Big Bend is beautiful this time of year after all of the rain.

Buda, Texas
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We stayed 2 nights in Uh Clems and 1 night in Cinnabar. Uh Clem's is one bedroom plus bathroom. Nice rock shower. Fridge, coffee maker, snacks and juice provided. Cinnabar is 2 bedroom plus bath. Fire place but we didn't use it. These are not fancy but more than adequate. I love that they are right behind the store and...

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Bill I, Owner at Big Bend Holiday Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope that you will come back soon to visit. Hasta la Vista!

Grinnell, Iowa
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Hey, it is Terlingua, it is a ghost town. Being able to find a cool room with a great shower and a fridge is pure luxury. This room has everything you need after a long day birding in Big Bend. Nice room, quiet, big bathroom, lots of goodies to eat and drink. It was hot outside but cool and dark...

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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'll want air conditioning.Named for the reddish mercury ore that fueled the industry that was the Chisos Mine, this room belies the Ghost Town location and offers a rustic yet elegant experience.The fancy indoor bathroom that we're so proud of is -- ahem... -- a short walk down the scenic porch, marked Room # 1B. It's a Terlingua tradition that has caught on big in Europe. erlingua chic, the Candililla House is great for either couples or families. Perched on a hillside, it offers an everchanging view of sunsets, starlight, and thunderstorms. There is a patio outside the walls and another within.The El Patron Suite is suitable for business meetings, but they're frowned on around the Ghost Town. Instead, have a few amigos/amigas join you for a festive evening. Walk over to the famous Terlingua Cemetery to greet the ghosts, or just watch the sunset with everyone on the porch over at the Trading Post. Bring your guitar (but not the accordion.)The Candelilla House gets its name from the local cactus that was gathered by the locals and used in the manufacture of women's makeup products. The owners' family operated both a trading post and a processing facillity that kept this Mexican tradition alive.Just down the road a piece from the end of the earth is the Rio Grande Rock House. This is not some neo-cowboy fantasy replica. It's real by-God Texas history. Built in the early 19th century as a trading post for trappers and settlers from both sides of the border, it's still in the same family.We're proud to be out on the fringe of Texas. Come on down.Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing**If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room." ... more   less 

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Address: Ivey Road, Terlingua, TX
Region: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Number of rooms: 4
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“Tell Ivey you situation, and he will help you choose the best room.”
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“see their website”
cgilheany, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Uh Clem room which was on the end and quiet”
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