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Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..

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Offline jtad

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Hey there, I've been coming to Big Bend for about 10 years or so. My 76 y/o dad wants to come see what its all about. Looking for somewhere to stay with him the first or second week of Nov.  Needs to be somewhat clean, running water, a/c, and two beds, and be able to cook meals there.  Would like somewhere not too far from the park but maybe not in Terlingua.. Peace and quit, awesome sun rise and sets... Want him to experience some of what we do when we come camping.. Any help would be great...

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 05:05:07 PM »
If you don't stay in the Basin (preferred) try the motel in Study Butte (at the gas station).
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 05:32:36 PM »
If you want to be able to cook, you might look at www.airbnb.com.  Search Big Bend National Park.
An interesting range of options are available from a $21 campsite to a 3 BR house for $375.  Most are clustered around Terlingua and Terlingua Ranch but it is worth a look.  I have not stayed at any of the options but have had good luck w/ Air BnB in other places.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2016, 08:05:45 PM by sicnarf »

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 06:38:29 PM »
Are there any rooms in the basin you can cook your own meals?

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 06:55:06 PM »
Are there any rooms in the basin you can cook your own meals?
None of the rooms have a full kitchen. The Lodge rooms do have a small microwave and a mini fridge. We have done lunches and breakfasts that way. Also, the cabins each have a porch area, so I have seen a few folks fire up a camp stove outside or use a small grill.

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Offline Slimkitty

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 07:21:45 PM »
My wife and I stayed at this very nice camper near Terlingua a few years ago.  It was perfect!

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3046808?bev_ref=1469146784_V9QD7rjGBAHe9FE4&s=1


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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 08:04:01 PM »
One of the cabins at the Chisos Mining Company Motel might work. The one we've stayed in twice had everything you mentioned. Give them a call and see what they have.

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Re: Bringing my dad to Big Bend looking for somewhere to stay..
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 09:32:58 PM »
Are there any rooms in the basin you can cook your own meals?
None of the rooms have a full kitchen. The Lodge rooms do have a small microwave and a mini fridge. We have done lunches and breakfasts that way. Also, the cabins each have a porch area, so I have seen a few folks fire up a camp stove outside or use a small grill.
Of course, those folks were breaking the rules. I believe I've read that no grills or stoves may be used inside of the lodge rooms and cabins or outside on the porches or balconies. Only the charcoal grills at the campsites (and at the picnic area, I think) may be used for outdoor cooking. I assume camp stoves are allowed on the picnic tables.

 


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