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The path to the bathroom.
Chiminea on the porch, with the adobe bathroom in the background.
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Leapin' Lizard Guest House and Campsite

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Leapin' Lizard Guest House and Campsite

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

A charming solar/rain-catchment adobe and stone cabin in a prime location, very peaceful and private, with an unbeatable view of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. This small off-grid/solar/rain-catchment cabin offers a queen sized bed, plus a comfortable cot when needed for an extra person. Also available is a separate campsite with a raised 15'x15' tent pad, a picnic table and fire pit.


Laptop friendly workspace
Room-darkening shades
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 hammock

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) - I accept all kids, with the exception of toddlers. The house has many steps, and sits in a native environment with rocks and cacti...
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


186 Reviews

Gerald User Profile
June 2018
If you want solitude and a great little spot to call Home this place is amazing. It’s like luxurious camping. A small refrigerator, stove, and sink give you everything you need. There’s lots of seating and a great hammock to look up at the stars. In the winter months it would be …
Bryn User Profile
Response from Bryn:
Funny, I just bought a generator with that in mind, though I don't care to rent much during the summer. It's my time to do maintenance, hike, visit family, take my own vacation. This was Gerald's first time to visit Big Bend, and he may have made a very common assumption, that June would be cooler than late summer. Not the case at all. June is the hottest month of the yesr. Our monsoon season is July through October, and the rains then moderate the temperatures. Right now we are over 100° in the daytime, with temps dropping into the 70s by 4 or 5 am. The bathroom IS a separate building, 30' or so from the house, but it is an incinerating toilet in an adobe building, complete with a sink., not a pit toilet. It's misleading to call it an outhouse.
June 2018
Amanda User Profile
May 2018
We had a great time at Leapin’ Lizard. Bryn was very helpful before our stay with providing local suggestions to make the most of our trip. Our only issue, which was out of her control, were the bees. They made it hard to enjoy the beautiful backyard in peace.
Bryn User Profile
Response from Bryn:
Yes, when the desert is extremely dry, bees will find water wherever they can. Th e spring of 2018 has been uncommonly dry. Since Amanda's stay, we finally experienced a little rain, and the bees have moved on, thankfully!
May 2018
Andrea User Profile
May 2018
The house had a gorgeous view and Bryn was very hospitable. I would recommend reading her descriptions carefully though.
Bryn User Profile
Response from Bryn:
Thanks, Andrea. Yes, sometimes people just see the pretty photos and don't read the description! The house is SOLAR, which for some is a plus, but others don't realize that a small solar system has some limitations.
May 2018
Henry User Profile
May 2018
Bryn’s home is perfect if you want an authentic feel for desert life and if you want an overall more rustic, homey experience. You don’t get wi-fi inside of the cabins (you do at the campsite if you desperately need it), but by the end of the trip, we thought of it as an amenity …
Dave User Profile
April 2018
Great location for just hanging out. A special place created and excruciatingly maintained by it's owner. Touring Big Bend from here is very easy and Bryn suggested options that were useful.
Mark User Profile
April 2018
Leapin' Lizard guest house is a piece of heaven on earth. Night skies, ultimate quiet, wildlife to observe, very private, desert living at its best! We felt very comfortable here. We cooked several meals in our outdoor kitchen, while enjoying the skies and landscape. We slep…
Kitty User Profile
April 2018
My sister and I would have had a wholly different impression of the Big Bend had we not had the good fortune of alighting at Bryn’s place. Inhabiting the space she designed and built, largely of locally sourced materials, one can’t help but share in the sensitivity and attunement…

Hosted by Bryn

Terlingua, Texas, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Bryn User Profile
192 Reviews
Bryn is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I've been a resident of Terlingua 29 years. I came here initially to paint - I'm a watercolor landscape painter mostly - but fell in love with this country and decided to stay. I'm a horse person and have guided horse trips up to 3 days in length here in Big Bend country. In the …
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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