The Candelilla House

Unexpected luxury in the Terlingua Ghost Town
in the shadow of the Chisos Mountains, where great stories begin

Dining area and living room.


Terlingua 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 front bedroom.
View from inside.
Desk and table.

The name of the Candelilla House comes 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 facility that kept this Mexican tradition alive.

There are two charming bedrooms, plus a cozy alcove with a futon, and a variety of liviing spaces.

The private road leads you to desert life with a view of the desert, mountains, and everchanging sky.

The front bedroom.

You'll be the envy of all the local ghosts when you check-in to the Candellilla House.

Rollaway Beds are available for an additional $20/day.

The kitchen.
Living room area.

The kitchen is simple and functional, but you're in easy walking distance to the best restaurant in the Big Bend.

Living room area.
The dining area.
View from the shower area.

The Candelilla House is right in the middle of the Ghost Town, so the neighbors are long gone and you won't be disturbing anyone with a little partying.

Interior view of the bathroom.
Entrance to the bathroom.

We do have indoor plumbing, but it's outdoors -- a few very private steps away in a secluded, relaxing retreat.

Steps to the shower.
The stairs to the shower.
The shower.

A few more steps up the hillside, you'll find an extremely private shower.

The front porch.
The patio.
Colorful bathroom sink.
Alcove art display.

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The Big Bend Holiday Hotel is Owned and Operated by the Bill Ivey family.

Each Room has NO Cable Television OR Telephone. Enjoy the break.

Free wireless internet is usually available via fiber optic cable.

Breakfast is not provided, but all rooms have coffeemakers and our special blend of coffee.

A mini-fridge and a microwave oven are available in every room.

Room Service is very expensive and requires 48 hours notice.

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