MAIN HOUSE HIGHLIGHTS

Accomodates Four

King-suite master bedroom, with a fold-out queen bed in the living room.  Full bathroom with a spectacular native-stone shower built from the property itself.  All beds are memory-foam and decadently appointed for your vacation experience.

Full kitchen facilities

The main house boasts a fully-stocked, fully-appointed kitchen ready for anything from a quick snack to a full Thanksgiving dinner.  We also have an outdoor gas grill in addition to the wood-burning firepit out front.

Even shipping containers have amenities!

Have a movie night on our Netflix/Roku flat-screen.  Play cards or a board game.  Our linens are luscious!  Enjoy our blazing-fast WiFi (or don't!).  We know you'll enjoy spending time in our tiny-home inspired vacation spot.

Enjoy twenty fossil-strewn acres

Big Bend is a geologists delight!  While easily accessible by car, Fossil Knob Ridge sits on some rugged and vast terrain.  The owner laughs that the only flat spot on the property is under the building.  Spend a morning fossil hunting down the hillside.

Cliffside views

The main house faces the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park.  Photos can't do it justice.  Watch the sun rise over The Window, Casa Grande, Emory Peak, and Mule Ears Peaks in the morning.  In the evening, watch the mountains change colors by the minute as the waning sun kisses them goodnight.

Explore Big Bend

Although some lucky guests stay a week or more at a time, most of our guests book a three-day stay.  We typically recommend one day exploring the world-renowned national and state parks, one day to relax on the property, and a "wild card" day of unplanned fun.

Please feel free to book online or by calling us at 855-224-4236

Fossil Knob Ridge Main House - Detailed Description

Fossil Knob Ridge Main House is an ultra-modern home built from two recycled shipping containers, one forty feet long and one twenty feet long. They are joined together at a 90° angle around a large, shaded patio. The forty contains the living room, dining area, and kitchen. The twenty contains the bathroom and bedroom. Modern design, styling, and art are featured inside and out. Please view the photos for the best description.


The main house sleeps two to four guests. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and the living room has a queen-sized fold out sofa.  A full-service indoor shower is built out of native stone from the property itself.  This rental has a full kitchen.  Your private porch has incredible views of the Terlingua Ghost Town, a mile away, and the Chisos Mountains in the National Park.  The glass-wall construction has full blinds built in throughout, but we're confident you'll never use them because you'll want to soak up as much of the epic view as you can.


If you have a larger group, or simply want more space, we recommend also booking the bunk house. It is built from a single twenty-foot container. It is close by but faces away from the main house. Both rentals have privacy and their own unique views. The bunk house sleeps up to three. Check out the bunk house listing for more info on that home. You are welcome to rent either home or both. If you rent both, we will apply a 10% discount to the nightly lodging rate on both units.


Both of the Fossil Knob Ridge Rentals are on the electric grid for reliable and ample electric power. Both are fully air-conditioned and heated and have modern electric appliances. Potable water is trucked in and stored in holding tanks for your use. There is plenty of water available but trucking it in is expensive. We ask that you conserve it, but not so much as to compromise your comfort.


Located just one mile northwest of the world famous Terlingua Ghost Town and twenty miles northwest of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Fossil Knob Ridge overlooks the Ghost Town and has breathtaking mountain views, including the Chisos Mountains and into Mexico.


Relax inside the main house or on the shaded patio. Explore the fossil strewn 20-acre property. Drive or walk into the Ghost Town to explore the historic ruins, dine, drink, enjoy live music, or hang out with local and travelers from around the globe. If you play an instrument or sing, join in on an impromptu jam, session on the porch of the old trading post. Drive into Big Bend Nation Park or Big Bend Ranch State park for endless outdoor adventures. Book a river trip, jeep tour, horseback ride, mountain bike rental, guided hike, or guided hunt. Enjoy a controlled campfire. Marvel at the night skies. Watch the stunning sunrises and sunsets. Do as much or as little as you like. Then, come back again and do even more or less.