The sleepy little town of Terlingua, Texas is home to several unusual tourist attractions, including an authentic old West ghost town and the famed Terlingua Chili Cookoff. One of its most awe-inspiring claims to fame, however, is directly overhead: the star-studded Texas sky.
Visitors from across the world come to Texas to soak in the peace and tranquility of a million twinkling stars, keeping watch over the desert landscape and the majestic Chisos Mountains. With the addition of the Basecamp Terlingua hotel, visitors have an unobstructed view of the sky, with all of the comforts of modern accommodations.
This unique hotel is the first of its kind in the United States and consists of transparent, deluxe camping bubbles. Each is roughly 225 square feet and boasts a queen bed, small appliances, and even a full bathroom. With daytime shade and climate control, bubble patrons stay cool and comfortable, no matter the weather.
A privacy wall shields each bubble from its neighbors and the town while leaving it open to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape. Just steps outside of the bubble’s entrance, an outdoor shower and private fire pit complete the comfort and ambiance of each private campsite. At night, the bubbles light up the landscape with a unique and colorful illumination system, creating a soft glow in the open Terlingua skyline.
During the day, bubble guests can take a ten-minute drive to Big Bend National Park to hike, raft through the Santa Elena Canyon, or watch the birds and other native wildlife. For a trip with all of the comforts of a modern hotel, combined with an immersive experience in the great outdoors of Texas, the Basecamp Bubbles are a destination, unlike any other.