Herman & Deanna welcome you to the
High Sierra Bar & Grill



Terlingua is the most fascinating and beautifully situated "ghost" town in Texas.  Once a thriving mining community with as many as 2000 inhabitants, it was abandoned shortly after World War ll.
    Since the 1970's the town has been partially restored and repopulated. A thriving colony of artists, artisans, musicians, river and mountain guides, chefs, entrepreneurs, and "local characters" live and work together to survive in this untamed mountainous desert. 
   Some of them frequent the High Sierra Bar & Grill, and they'd like to get to know you.  Good food in a comfortable air conditioned dining area, thirst slaking beverages, breathtaking balcony view of the Chisos, exciting and interesting conversation with some real life characters...  That's what you'll find at the High Sierra.
     Terlingua is between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park.  It is a great jumping off point for adventure of all descriptions.  Plan your excursions with your guide in the spacious dining area, or get directions from the High Sierra or patrons like Dr. Doug, they're all local folk, Texas friendly and happy to help.  Bring your laptop, there's free WiFi Internet access.  Se Habla Espanol.
    Click on Local Services to find restaurants, gift shops, convenience stores, and outfitters all within an easy 5 minute walk.  Stay at the El Dorado Hotel,  enjoy the High Sierra Bar & Grill one night, you'll never want to leave.

Phone: (432) 371-3282
This page was last updated: October 11, 2014
Get hungry, get thirsty, get to the High Sierra!
Terlingua's Official Rehydration Station
Open 7 Days a Week
Full Menu
Inside & Outside Balcony Dining
Beautiful View
Live Music Weekly
Free WiFi Internet Access
Phone: (432) 371-3282


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at the El Dorado Hotel,
Terlingua Ghost Town, Texas
High Sierra Bar & Grill
Brian Wrabley, Dr. Doug, Sierra Ward & Billy Poe

The other great treat at the High Sierra is you get to meet Dr. Doug
by Brian Wrabley

Dr. Doug is Terlingua’s most famous resident and a tireless promoter of everything to do with the region.  Dr. Doug is a one of a kind character that you have to meet.  He’s been a resident of the area for over 36 years and it’s considered a must to have a drink with the Dr. when in the Ghostown.

Dr. Doug is full of stories about the town and history of the region.  The Dr. is quick with a joke and can make you cry with laughter.  He also has a fabulous, hilarious website which imparts his philosophy, which is all  about being happy and enjoying your life and remembering to laugh.  His website is full of links and video clips that will tell you all you need to know about the Big Bend region.  His brother Jon Blackmon created the website and deserves major credit for helping to promote the area.

Mike Long at Desert Sports who’ll be our river outfitter when we visit Big Bend www.desertsportstx.com.

Big Bend is a phenomenal region with stunning natural beauty, but it’s the people that set’s this area apart from all the others.
Professional Tour Guide Brian Wrabley says:

"When visiting Big Bend National Park last week, I spent part of my time staying at the El Dorado Hotel in Terlingua Ghostown.  The El Dorado is right at the entrance to the Ghostown and offers clean and comfortable rooms at a very affordable price.  El Dorado also features the High Sierra Bar & Grill which has great food, cold beer and great service.

The  owners Deanna & Herman make spending time at the El Dorado such a great experience.  The warmth and hospitality they welcome you with makes you feel like your with old friends when you walk through the door.  Everyone on staff was friendly and outgoing and the atmosphere in the High Sierra was full of fun and laughter.  I’d recommend spending a few nights here to anyone in this part of the country."


High Sierra and Terlingua Ghostown are movie sets in "Wasteland"
Herman is an actor in the movie "Wasteland" which is set in Terlingua Ghostown and the High Sierra/El Dorado Hotel.  See more at http://moviewasteland.com/