The Best Hotels and Vacation Rentals to Book Near Big Bend National Park, Texas

Enjoy a little luxury and pampering at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa in Texas
Enjoy a little luxury and pampering at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa in Texas | Courtesy of Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa / Expedia
Nick Dauk

With Texas-sized adventure on the menu in Big Bend National Park, you’ll need a good night’s sleep to make the most of it. These hand-picked hotels and holiday rentals will make sure you get just that. Book your stay now with Culture Trip.

Perhaps one of the most underrated national parks in the United States, Big Bend is a nature lover’s paradise. The Chisos Mountains meet the Chihuahuan Desert to paint a landscape full of river canyons, rocky cliffs and an abundance of wildlife that lives unbothered by the rest of the world. This Texas state park is a swatch of wilderness butting up to the Mexican border and deserves more than a weekend to explore. Get lost in the marvels of Big Bend National Park when you stay at one of these hotels or vacation rentals.

1. Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

Resort

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© Lajitas Golf Resort

Despite what your camping-mad dad might tell you, a little luxury never ruined a good outdoor vacation. And Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa will do nothing except elevate your experience of this stunning part of the world. Sure, you can get out and about – taking in everything from golf and horseback riding to clay shooting and mountain biking. But, if it’s a little pampering you’re after, the Agave Spa, with treatments using native stones and ingredients, will send you home glowing.

2. Paisano Village RV Park & Inn

Inn, Motel

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Courtesy of Paisano Village RV Park & Inn / Expedia

Drive your rig over to the Paisano Village RV Park & Inn for a laid-back and quiet stay in-between visits to the Big Bend National and State Parks. Pull into a fully hooked-up RV site, or rent a Southwest-themed room for a hot shower, refreshing air conditioning and a spot of lazy evening cable TV. Paisano Village is a three-minute drive to Big Bend National Park, letting you sleep in as long as you please and still make good time getting on the hiking trails.

3. Hotel El Capitan

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As your Lone Star State road trip continues onward to Big Bend National Park, Hotel El Capitan is a good waypoint and watering hole to spend the evening in. Located in Van Horn, roughly four hours from the park, this is an ideal stop for those heading in or out of El Paso International Airport. The private balconies overlooking the fountain in the Courtyard Suites are fantastic for watching the sun drop into the Rio Grande. You’ll slip just as soundly into the dark with a nightcap at the Gopher Hole Bar.

4. El Cosmico

Hotel, Camping

The Imperial Mansion Trailer and teepees are two of many accommodations at El Cosmico
© Nick Simonite / El Cosmico
You’ve never had as many options to sleep under the stars as you do at El Cosmico. This funky shelter in Marfa – a good three-hour drive from Big Bend – invites you to choose between a yurt, tepee, safari tent, Airstream or Cosmic Kasita bunkhouse. Spoiler alert: all are fantastic and include amenities like bathhouses, bike rentals, a communal outdoor kitchen, a hammock grove and wood-fired hot tubs. Stop into the Provisions Co before you go to take a little West Texas ware home with you.

5. Terlingua Nights Cabins

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Imagine hiking, star gazing and 360-degree mountain views – and all that before you even enter Big Bend! Terlingua Nights Cabins will set you up with a scenic stay in the heart of the Lower Big Bend. The 12 acres (5ha) of land host a handful of cabins, though you’re welcome to pitch a tent and rough it. “Roughing it” might be the wrong word, as hammocks, outdoor furniture and communal cooking supplies are yours to use during your stay. You’ll definitely see shooting stars, but you won’t wish you were anywhere else.

6. Cibolo Creek Ranch and Resort

Resort, Farm

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Cibolo Creek Ranch and Resort asks why stay in a guest room when you can sleep in a fort? These historic forts have a history all of their own, offering a unique overnight like no other in West Texas. Traditional Mexican dishes infused with international ingredients are paired alongside bottles from a curated wine collection at the ranch restaurant. When you’re not enjoying yourself on the ranch, explore the rest of the resort with guided mountain tours, ATV rides and photo hunts for roadrunners and javelinas.

Looking for somewhere else to stay? For the best of the best, book into one of the most unforgettable hotels in Texas, or treat yourself to a top luxury hotel in the state. Inspire your itinerary with this epic Texan road trip; if you’d rather stay in comfort, don’t miss the top day trips from El Paso. And, while in El Paso, book a table at one of the best restaurants in the city.

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