Ghost Town: Villa Terlingua, Texas
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Within the crumbling limestone ruins that make up the ghost town of Terlingua, Texas is Villa Terlingua , a well-appointed rental lodge with views of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. The house has three bedrooms, a full kitchen, and plenty of space perfect for thinking, writing, or just gazing at the spectacular high desert plains and mountains.