La Posada Milagro offers its guests the best of small hotel living as well as an amazing location near everything the Big Bend area has to offer.
At La Posada Milagro
Free WiFi all over the property. We actually provide free WiFi for the entire Ghostown.
We are pet friendly at La Posada Milagro, so feel free to bring your dog along. There is a one time $20 pet fee at the hotel. If you require a vet, there's one right in town - Rio Vet. You will likely meet some of our resident dogs and cats. Hogan and Fiona, our dogs, like to meet and greet!
We provide each room with bottled water, but we're very proud of our water system. You'll find spigots in each courtyard where you can refill anytime. We believe in the green system, and, besides, our water tastes great.
We take most credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) and you may run tabs in the coffee shop.
We are always available at La Posada Milagro for a little local advice or even some great stories. Mimi has lived in the area for 34 years and has a wealth of knowledge about both sides of the river. She and other members of the staff are terrific about sharing that knowledge. Don't hesitate to ask questions or email us in advance with them.
For birdwatchers, we can arrange a guide or give you some tips on locations. For a romantic dinner for two, we can make it a special night under the stars with great wine, linens, candlelight and a charming waiter. For stargazing, we can provide information or arrange a little instruction by a local.
If you'd like a night sleeping under the stars, inquire about our cot service. Great cots with mattresses covered with nice linens, pillows and handmade Mexican quilts. We can also provide a large tent that can sleep up to twelve people, and it can also be used for group gatherings. Ask us about the charges for this service.
We've housed writers finishing novels, feature film crews, celebrity weddings and White House staff parties.
La Posada Milagro is great for special events. Mimi's years of film production experience is handy when it comes to pulling together big events or unusual ones.
- Weddings. We've hosted a number of wedding parties ranging from small to large. Whether you want mariachis from Chihuahua to big, imported bands to local guitarists and flutists, we can book them for you. We have professional specialists available to do the planning for you and remember, there's a church just 200 yards away.
- Cooking Schools. Our outdoor kitchen is perfect for cooking instructors or chefs who want to organize classes. The kitchen area is outfitted with a stove, oven, two grills (both charcoal and gas) and a sink with undercounter storage for ice chests. The kitchen is surrounded by a bar for spectators or diners.
- Photography Seminars. We've worked with several photographers who like to bring classes to the Big Bend. Whether you want to plan your own or have us organize one, we can make access to models, private ranches, historical sites and geological formations on both sides of the river very easy for you.
- Cocktail Parties and Group Dinners. We can organize events for 2 to 150 right at the hotel. Whether corporate or personal, we've accomodated many groups who've loved the night time ambiance.
In the Big Bend, we all work together so if your group requires additional facilities such as rooms or anything else, we are always happy to extend our reach to cover your needs. There are additional rooms in the Ghostown and we would be happy to arrange more accommodations for you. Mimi has rooms in her home that are often used by guests too.
- The Starlight Theatre Restaurant - easy walk and great for watching Terlingua go by. Good local bar and restaurant with a steak, burger, and fish style menu.
- High Sierra
- Long Draw Pizza
- Chili Pepper - Mexican food and burgers
- Tibos - Great Mexican food and a swimming pool
- Rio Bravo- Mexican food and burgers
- Lajitas Resort - 12 miles south and has the Candelia Restaurant and the Thirsty Goat Saloon. Right on the river
In Terlingua, you can find very good art galleries, fine jewelry, clothing, things from Mexico and a well-stocked bookstore, which is perfect for the local siesta type atmosphere and a distinct lack of televisions. You can also pick up some good specialty foods along with beer, wine and liquor at the local stores. Check out the Terlingua Trading Post, which is housed in the old mining building and company store, for gifts, jewelry, toys and a great book selection. The Leapin' Lizard Gallery represents many local artists' ceramics, handmade jewelry, photographs and paintings.
In both Alpine and Marfa, which are 1 - 1 1/2 hours north, you can take advantage of museums and other shopping opportunities. You'll also find theatre and many special cultural events which range from contemporary art (think Donald Judd and Frank Gehry) to cowboy poetry and roping contests.
Marathon, Texas, is also picturesque. It's local northeast of us and has a number of good galleries, restaurants and small shops. The best part is getting there too. It's a very slow drive through the Big Bend National Park.
Ojinaga, Chihuahua is just across the border from Presidio, and is a city of 50,000 people. It offers many restaurants and stores but isn't touristy at all. Don't forget your passport!
Also, on the Mexican side of the river, and 40 miles in from Ojinaga, is San Carlos. An incredible drive takes you to this small, quaint village of 2,000, which is very friendly and beautiful. The mountains soar to nearly 9000 feet in the area giving you some spectacular scenery too. You'll find it very green with wonderful pools of water and very accessible. It's also a favorite place to start horseback and adventure trips. Mimi owns a ranch there and has run truck or horseback adventure trips in the area for 34 years. Whether you want a quick lunch and a little shopping, to see a rodeo or have yourself a bigger adventure on horseback, you'll want to talk with her.
The Big Bend area encompasses both the national park (800,00 acres) and the state park (200,00 acres). From La Posada Milagro, the entrance to the national park is 22 miles. It is fantastic for day hikes and exploring. The state park starts 12 miles south of the hotel at the Rio Grande River. There's a beautiful 50 mile drive along the river with stops for seeing Indian pictographs, geological formations.
Inside the national park, you'll find the eco system is completely different from Terlingua. With peak heights, it can be snowing in the park when we're scorching hot. It's always cooler. The pine and fir trees are beautiful and there's wildlife like bear, lion, Mexican golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and canyon wrens.
Whether you take a day hike on the Lost Mine Trail or rafting through Santa Elena Canyon for its amazing walls or mountain biking the Terlingua Ghostown/Solitario area, the Big Bend offers a huge array of outdoor opportunities.
So, bring your hiking shoes, sun screen and walking shorts! Fishing is available with a permit, and there are ample opportunities for canoeing, rafting, intertubing and horseback trips (late evening rides are very popular). Overnight trips can easily be arranged. Just ask us! In Terlingua, there are a number of very good outfitters who can help you too, and we've listed some in our links section.