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Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Dallas, Texas
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Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Would love some guidance--husband and I thinking of going to BB over our last week of vacation this year. We are native TX but have never ventured out there.

We would have 3 days--where to stay so we don't have to drive 100 miles each day (want somewhat reasonable), activities in the colder weather (yes we hike but not long long hikes), places to eat, etc??

Your suggestions will be very welcome---coming in from Dallas area.

thanks!

Aubrey, Texas
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1. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Chisos Mountain Lodge is the best place to stay. The rooms are basic but clean, the dining room is decent and the location is right in the park. You don't have to take long hikes to explore the park. Nearby Terlingua is a fun side trip. The Gage Hotel in Marathon is another lodging option which might work after the long drive from Dallas, then you could go on to the park the next day.

Dallas, Texas
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2. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Thanks texhills, I'll check these out! Any suggestions on what activities are available in winter?

Aubrey, Texas
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3. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

I think the activities are the same all year round, depending upon the weather. Here's the link to the NPS website activities page in case you haven't seen it

nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/what2seeanddo.htm

Uden, The...
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4. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Chisos Mountains lodge is a great place but fills up between Christmas and New Year. Maybe phone them directly and ask for cancellations. It sometimes happen. Good luck and have a great stay.

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5. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

Tough to find something this late. Very popular area this time of year. Try Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis, Paisano Hotel in Marfa, or check accomodations in Lajitas. Good Luck.

Terlingua, TX
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6. Re: Big Bend - Just the 2 of us - between Christmas & New Year

You might consider staying in Terlingua. There will be some Christmas parties and such around, as well as access to some Christmas activities.

visitbigbend.com/site09/en/plan-your-trip/wh…

Activities will depend on weather. It should be nice, but could be a bit cold, so maybe some hiking down on the river and general sight-seeing.

visitbigbend.com/site09/…whattodo.html

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