G E T T I N G   H E R E


AIRPORTS & TRAVEL TIME


  1. Midland/ Odessa Airport (MAF): 4 hr drive to Terlingua
  2. El Paso Airport (ELP): 4 hr 45 min to Terlingua
  3. San Antonio Airport  (SAT): 6 hr 35 min to Terlingua
  4. Austin Airport (AUS): 7 hr 30 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 highly recommend flying into El Paso for numerous reasons, the biggest one being it offers a far more desirable road trip route with interesting stops and terrain along the way. 

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 has a lot of options but is limited in meat and fresh produce selections.

For the widest selection, we recommend bringing a cooler in your car and stopping at Porter's, the grocery store in Alpine (1 hr 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)