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Chisos Mining Company Motel

Highway 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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#4 of 8 in Terlingua

If you’re looking for a quirky motel in Terlingua, look no further than Chisos Mining Company Motel.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.

If you are driving to Chisos Mining Company Motel, free parking is available.

While visiting Terlingua, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as La Kiva or DB's Rustic Iron BBQ.

The staff at Chisos Mining Company Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Evelyn L wrote a review 11 May
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the one bedroom unit called "Santa Fe" for 3 nights. As soon as we opened the door for the first time, we were "greeted" by a very strong smell that filled the entire unit. We could not sleep that night as we were surrounded by the unpleasant smell that was penetrating everything. When we talked with the owner/manager about it the next day, we were told that it might be from wood treatment and we should just get use to it. Unfortunately there was no other unit available that would fit our family needs so we had to endure the awful smell for the entire stay hoping it's not toxic. Another major issue was that there was a huge amount of insects roaming in the unit from day 1, especially around kitchen/eating area. Although there was a full kitchen, it's very hard to cook & eat in the unit as hundreds of die-hard fruit flies were swarming around all the time. Many of them would dive right into food & drinks like suicide-bombers as we were cooking or eating. We were so disgusted that we had to go eat outside instead. Furniture was old and ceiling & wall were discolored. Shower was dirty. Futon was covered with dust. There was no dish washer and the dish rack could not be used as it had large yellowish brown stains on it. The blind on bedroom window did not provide enough privacy as it didn't cover the window well. On the positive side, the freezer unit in full size refrigerator allowed us to make ice over night to bring to hot hikes the next day. The bed in the bedroom was clean & comfort enough to sleep in although we were kept awake by the terrible smell. Over all, I would NOT recommend this place to any future travelers.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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explorerinKS wrote a review Mar 2022
Arkansas City, KS123 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at this motel because there are few options for lodging in the Big Bend area and we wanted to stay in Terlingua. We had made reservations online in November before visiting at the beginning of March. When we checked in, we were told that the amount listed on the website had not been correct so we needed to pay an additional amount. This seemed unfair to me since it was not an error on our part. In spite of this problem, the lady at the front desk was friendly and helpful when we decided to extend our stay. The rooms were disappointing in that there was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. However, the heat/air conditioner unit worked well and the beds were comfortable. The views from the parking lot were fantastic. Fortunately, we had very little noise from our neighbors but if they had been noisy, we definitely would have heard them since I did hear voices at one time. I'm assuming the high price of these basic rooms was due to the proximity of the motel to Big Bend National Park. On the plus side, this motel is only about a mile from a service station and convenience store.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Earplugs wrote a review Mar 2022
Oregon43 contributions27 helpful votes
The motel offers very few amenities, and what they do offer is of low quality. Some information on what is/isn't provided follows; if you are able to bring along some provisions it will make your stay more comfortable. No fridge. Bring shelf-stable food or a cooler. No free ice but ice is offered for sale at the shop. No coffee maker, coffee, tea, coffee cups, or beverage condiments. No shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand lotion, or tissues. They provide a small amount of poor quality hand soap. The dry air is very desiccating; if your skin or hair is prone to dryness you'll want to bring your own good quality toiletries. They provide towels but their texture is very rough. The pillows are flat and carry an odor from all previous users. If this sounds gross to you, and if you can manage it, I recommend bringing your own pillow and pillowcase. Ear plugs if noises of other people are bothersome. Slippers and shower shoes: the motel isn't particularly clean.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Melissa B wrote a review Mar 2022
London167 contributions81 helpful votes
There are few hotel/motel options in Big Bend and they are all expensive and/or require at least a two night stay. The motel staff were friendly and funny, but the motel itself is a series of trailers welded together. Everything said or watched by our neighbours could be heard. Fortunately people went to sleep fairly early and fairly quickly. The carpet was very suspect but the bedding was clean enough and there were fresh towels and industrial soap. It is worth it to see the landscape and the stars at night but be prepared for basics.
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Date of stay: February 2022
RudySzymon wrote a review Feb 2022
Chicago, Illinois679 contributions165 helpful votes
Looks like trailers attached together with paper thin walls. Dark wood paneling on the walls. NO refrigerator, microwave or tv in the room. Bath wall enclosure attached with drywall screws.Full size beds. However motel was clean with running hot water and working toilet. Front desk person was very nice. Very, very basic and kind of expensive for the comforts it offers.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chisos Mining Company Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Chisos Mining Company Motel?
Nearby attractions include Starlight Theatre (6.4 km), Ghost Town Texas (6.1 km), and Terlingua (6.3 km).
Which room amenities are available at Chisos Mining Company Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Chisos Mining Company Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chisos Mining Company Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include DB's Rustic Iron BBQ, Espresso Y Poco Mas, and Starlight Theatre.