image of the patio and metal gate

Ruidosa Ghost Town Inn

Big Bend House Rental

The Inn: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6, Swimming Pool

The Padre's Quarters: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Full
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Big Bend Region


Ruidosa, Texas, USA

adobe and glass


The Ruidosa Ghost Town is close to Presidio, Texas - only 30 miles, and about 60 miles from Marfa.

The old La Junta General Store has been converted into a vacation rental. Old, historic, rustic - the property has most of the amenities one would expect in any house, but we decided to leave the space with the feel of an old general store. With this in mind the decor and surroundings are eclectic, with old furniture and historic photos of the region. If you are looking to embrace your inner redneck then come on down and relax by our cement pond ...

The pond is available separately for rental at times. See our Swimming page for more info.

The area was settled as early as 1824, and has had it's ups and downs. From our Big Bend rental house, you can see the Chinati mountains, and the Rio Grande, but you won't get cell service. That's a good thing every so often. We do have WIFI internet, and a landline phone.

Very close by you can see the iconic arches of the church.
2006 NYT article about MisiĆ³n del Sagrado Corazon, or Sacred Heart Mission

The Pastor of the Church lived nearby. We now offer it for $100/night, 2-night minimum.
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View from Cemetary Hill View of the Ghost Town Inn from Cemetery Hill; Mexico mountains in background

Video with an Interview with Celia Hill who ran the General Store which is now the Inn.
The full video speaks to the long interdependence of communities on both sides of the river.

art in Ruidosa Ghost Town, TX


cycling in big bend
Bring your mountain bike, your road bike, your hiking boots, and your high clearance vehicle if you want to leave pavement.

Bring your swim suit too, or visit Mexico, safe and easy, and great food.

The area offers lots of historic ruins, river bottoms, mountains, and lots of space to explore and photograph. Day trips to Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park, Marfa, Donald Judd, Terlingua, Lajitas (golf) and ghost towns that go back to the early settlers of Texas.

Schedule a mountain bike tour, a river trip, a guided day hike, even an off-road ATV tour with the owner's adventure travel company.

Angell Expeditions.

For those that just want to get away from things for a bit, coffee or tea on the patio is pretty special.


Rustic, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6, kitchen, great patio, and more.

Swimming Pool is shared with others

Washer/Dryer, WiFi Internet, A/C and Heat, Towels, Sheets, etc.

No Smoking. Check in after 3pm., No Cell Service

No extra cost for more people.

2-night minimum, Weekly Discounts, Monthly Discounts

See our listing on airbnb and make your reservation there.


The Pastor of the Church lived nearby. We now offer it for $100/night, 2-night minimum.
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Creative Video and Photo Locations
Recent music video shot in the region with some scenes filmed next door to our property
at the old historic abandoned adobe church.

The Candelaria Bridge, and Cilia Hill, who ran the General Store (now the Inn) for decades.


Ruidosa, Texas

Note the spelling is Ruidosa. Google Map Link




dining room

family space



Photos Thanks to Laura Farris

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Any questions, or if you wish to book ...

See our listing on airbnb and make your lodging reservation.

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