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333 Goat Track Trail, Terlingua, TX 79852
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A tiny, three tipi hotel - fully furnished tipis in Terlingua, Texas, minutes from Big Bend National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Matthew S wrote a review Mar 2022
Upper West Side, New York335 contributions122 helpful votes
We were six people (ages 16-81) in two tipis doing some exploring in Big Bend. Buzzard's Roost is close to Terlingua Ghost Town and, overall, we enjoyed the alternative tipi concept. The main issue is that Luna tipi is advertised as 4-person capacity, but that's an unreasonable claim: the couch/futon opens into a unstable slightly-larger-than-twin size area with a bar in the middle lengthwise. No way two normal-sized adults can sleep on there, so we had two adults and a full-sized teenager in the main bed and one adult on the futon. This should be advertised as a 3-person tipi. When I emailed to ask, the reply was "I will send someone from maintenance over today to look at the couch. One of the legs may have come loose from the last guests opening it up." There was never any sign that maintenance came and no follow-up from the off-site management.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Erin S wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I LOVED this experience! Our tipi was cozy and beautifully furnished with a big plush bed. We had fans, coffee, a fridge...all super convenient INSIDE THE TIPI!! We hiked and explored all day and we chilled by the firepit and stargazed all night. This is the only kinda camping I ever want to do. Extraordinary experience in a lovely little town with really cool hosts. Our favorite part were the visits from resident pups, Topo and Luna! Can't wait to come back in the fall!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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ian wrote a review Jul 2021
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The tipis are a neat idea, but unless you're looking for a sweat lodge experience, be sure to go in the cooler season, and definitely don't bring small children. The tipi was unusable from about 9am until 1am due to extreme temperatures. Had to cut our trip short and leave after the first night. Was not given a full refund. Each tipi has a fan and an AC unit, but the unit is too small to cool the tent and the tent is not insulated so it won't work until the temperature is below 95 degrees (inside the tent, not outside).
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: visit in the cooler months of the year, don't bring small children
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Response from Buzzards Roost, Owner at Buzzard's Roost
Responded 14 Jul 2021
We're sorry you did not enjoy your stay! Yes,it can occasionally get quite hot in the desert summer months and tipis are, by design, essentially canvas tents without insulation. We do our best to provide all the comforts of home -- comfy beds and linens, in room coffee, mini fridge, large fans, portable AC units (hence the term "glamping"). All the necessary information about what to expect when staying in a tipi in the desert, the unpredictable weather, etc. is on our website so that you can make an educated decision before taking small children camping in 100+ degree heat. Always best to check the weather and understand the accommodations before booking. Also, you were actually refunded for the two nights of your for fitted stay when they rebooked even though it was outside of our cancellation policy. Have a great day.
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HenrysOnTheGo wrote a review Jun 2021
75 contributions16 helpful votes
The facility is well kept and has everything you need for a quiet, relaxing night in the desert! We were there during the record high temps of June, and the owners very thoughtfully put in AC units before our visit - which was a life saver! We put our teens and college kid in the larger tipi and ourselves in one of the smaller ones. There is a clean bathroom for all three tipis to use and two showers- one indoor, one outdoor. This is a PERFECT place for stargazing. Nearby Terlingua Ghost Town had several good restaurants. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ideal when the weather is moderate.
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Response from Buzzards Roost, Owner at Buzzard's Roost
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you so much!! Im so glad you enjoyed it, I hope you can stay with us again! :)
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broketraveler2 wrote a review May 2021
Daphne, Alabama25 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an amazing time at Buzzards Roost in our tipi! It was a truly unique spot that my kids will remember forever! Our tipi was equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable including fan, fridge and Kuerig and extra blankets! The outdoor shower was really nice too! We loved the hammock and saw the most amazing sunsets and the stars at night were unbelievable! We could see the edge of the Milky Way!! Truly a memorable time! Obviously timing is key when going to this area of Texas so plan accordingly but if you want to try something different this is a great place!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Buzzards Roost, Owner at Buzzard's Roost
Responded 24 May 2021
Thank you so much!! So glad you had a great time!! :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buzzard's Roost
Which popular attractions are close to Buzzard's Roost?
Nearby attractions include Starlight Theatre (1.0 km), Ghost Town Texas (0.7 km), and Terlingua (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buzzard's Roost?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
Which room amenities are available at Buzzard's Roost?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Buzzard's Roost?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buzzard's Roost?
Conveniently located restaurants include DB's Rustic Iron BBQ, Espresso Y Poco Mas, and Starlight Theatre.
Is Buzzard's Roost located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Terlingua.