G E T T I N G   H E R E


AIRPORTS & TRAVEL TIME


  1. Midland/ Odessa Airport (MAF): 237 miles (4 hr.) drive to Terlingua

  2. El Paso Airport (ELP): 300 miles (4 hr. 45 min.) to Terlingua

  3. San Antonio Airport (SAT): 460 miles (7 hr.) to Terlingua

  4. Austin Airport (AUS): 490 miles (7 hr. 35 min.) to Terlingua

All above mentioned airports have rental car providers. Book rental cars in advance as South Western road trips have become wildly popular. Midland Airport will likely have minimal rental car options and fewer flight options. We recommend flying into El Paso- it is a beautiful drive (especially if you take the Hwy 170 River Road) and it has more rental car options than Midland.

Grocery options: If you plan to cook during your Willow House stay, please keep in mind there is only 1 small general store near the property- Cottonwood General Store. It is approximately 4.5 miles from site. Cottonwood General has a great selection of just about everything you would need. They are slightly limited in meat and fresh produce selections,so consider planning ahead if you are craving a specialty item for dinner.

For the widest selection, we recommend bringing a cooler in your car and stopping at Porter's on your way into town which is the grocery store in Alpine (80 miles from Terlingua) prior to arrival. 

 


THE DRIVE


Wherever you are coming from, there will be a drive involved. However, driving through Far West Texas is one of the best parts about coming out here. Once out of the city you are traveling from, enjoy hours of beautiful open road.

The Drive from El Paso

Option 1 (4 hr 45 min): Less Scenic Route

El Paso  >  Van Horn  >  Valentine  (Home of the Famous 'Prada Marfa' Art Installation) >  Marfa  (Home of Chinati Foundation- Full Guide on Separate Tab) >  Alpine  (Home to Big Bend Brewery) >  Terlingua  (Full Guide on Separate Tab)  Disclaimer: This route is 30 minutes shorter than Option 2, but option 2 allows you to drive along the Rio Grande river on the Presido River Road.

El Paso > Van Horn > Valentine (Home of the Famous 'Prada Marfa' Art Installation) > Marfa (Home of Chinati Foundation- Full Guide on Separate Tab) > Alpine (Home to Big Bend Brewery) > Terlingua (Full Guide on Separate Tab)

Disclaimer: This route is 30 minutes shorter than Option 2, but option 2 allows you to drive along the Rio Grande river on the Presido River Road.

Option 2 (5 hr 20 min) : 'The River Road Route' - Highway 17

 

El Paso  >  Van Horn  >  Valentine  (Home of the Famous 'Prada Marfa' Art Installation) >  Marfa  (Home of Chinati Foundation- Full Guide on Separate Tab) >  Shafter  >  'River Road'  >  Lajitas  >  Terlingua  (Full Guide on Separate Page)

El Paso > Van Horn > Valentine (Home of the Famous 'Prada Marfa' Art Installation) > Marfa (Home of Chinati Foundation- Full Guide on Separate Tab) > Shafter > 'River Road' > Lajitas > Terlingua (Full Guide on Separate Page)


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