What's open? Per Brewster County guidelines, Fossil Knob Ridge is open. We are complying with all state and local guidelines for reopening to the public, with some extra layers of protection for our guests and cleaning crews. Please read the following updated policies, and book your trip to Big Bend through the "BOOK NOW" button at the top of the page.
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Our entire area, whose people and economy rely heavily on tourism, have been hit especially hard by the shutdown. While we support every measure necessary to maintain public health and safety, we're also very grateful for your support during these unprecedented times.
BBNP is mostly open. Boquillas, the lodge, and other sites are currently affected. See their website at https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/big-bend-covid-19-status-updates.htm for full details.
BBRSP is now fully open. Day-use permits highly recommended, and much easier to acquire in advance. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch
Most restaurants in the area are open for take out, and some are open for dine-in with limited seating. Did you know there are fourteen restaurants in the area? They ALL need your support!
Check with local outfitters individually to see available services and excursions. www.visitbigbend.com
COVID-19 Related Cancellations and Refunds:
Regardless of any restrictions or timelines on our normal cancellation policies, we have been, and will continue to, issue 100% refunds or credits for any reservation that is either cancelled or rescheduled due to concerns, closures, or travel restrictions related to COVID-19 or any future pandemic of similar proportion. We request that guests provide us as much advance notice as possible. We also request that guests consider rescheduling instead of cancelling or consider accepting a credit for a future stay. We are all in this together. We want our guests to make the safety of themselves, their family and community, and our family and community their highest priority when making or revising travel plans.
COVID-19 Related Cleaning and Disinfecting:
We have always prided ourselves in providing clean accomdations. That commitment is now more important than ever. For the safety of our guests and staff, we are temporarily imposing a minimum of 24-hour vacancy between all stays. That extra time between stays is being used for extensive cleaning and disinfecting, including disinfecting all commonly touched surfaces and laundering all linens. Additionally, the time between stays allows ample time for the vast majority of viral particles to break-down even before our staff enters the property to begin cleaning. Regardless of any actions taken by us, it is impossible to guarantee a risk-free environment. All guests assume personal responsibility for their own travel decisions and their own health.
COVID-19 Related Social Distancing in the Big Bend:
While the Big Bend region is commonly regarded as a good place to get away from others, it is also true that visitors travel here from all over the globe. Please take care to avoid unnecessary exposure to others during your visit. Doing so can prevent you from unknowingly transferring an infection or becoming infected. An infected individual visiting here from a hotspot elsewhere could easily transfer it here or transfer it to someone here that then takes it to some other region.