Prude Ranch

TSP Housing (motels, family cabins, bunkhouses), RV site, AND CAMPING reservations are being assigned by Drawing this year. The drawing will be held in late January.  Learn about the Drawing!

Tent-campers and people staying off-site are part of the drawing, and need to submit the Registration Request Form in order to receive TSP Registration materials.

Ranch meals are served at the Dining Hall. Tent-campers and RVers can sign up for an optional meal plan of 13 meals, starting with Sunday dinner. The meal plan includes daily lunch and dinner. Breakfast (extra) is available at nearby snack bar.

  • TENT-CAMPING: Bring your own sleeping bag, tent, car, or giant Dobsonian to sleep in. Water and showers are available. While some sites have electricity nearby, 3 central areas with electricity for your telescope are provided. Since the ground at the Ranch is very hard, it is recommended that you bring heavy-duty stakes (80P landscape timber nails) to secure your tent and a good hammer. Specific camp sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (not reserved in advance).
    Read about Dry-Camping Your Car, Truck, or RV at TSP.
  • TRAILER/RV SITE: Water and electrical hookups are included. Specific sites are assigned. There are RV Sites near the North and South observing fields. (See the Ranch map link below). Specific RV sites will be assigned in advance.
  • BUNKHOUSE: These cabins sleep 8 to 20 persons and include community bathroom. Bring your own linens and pillows. Ideal for astronomy clubs.
  • FAMILY CABIN: Sleeps 2 to 4 people and includes a bathroom. Linen and maid service.
  • MOTEL ROOM: These are beautiful rooms where you can go first-class with linen and maid service. Nice rooms for 2 to 4 people.

~Maid service includes a fully-serviced room upon arrival, and partial service daily. Daily service includes pickup of used towels and trash, and fresh towels/supplies. In addition, full maid service will be provided at all even-numbered rooms and half of the Family cabins on Wednesday and the remaining rooms on Thursday (including any skipped on Wednesday).

For individual meals (unless you are on a meal-plan), you must sign-up at least a day in advance… at the Ranch Office.

Reservations for 5 or more days will be given highest priority.

Private rooms and Family cabins are not available for single-occupancy.

Prude Ranch accommodations PRICES.

Map of the Ranch

Area Motels

If you are staying off-site, please remember to also pay your TSP Registration Fee(s).

Fort Davis: (6 miles)

* Butterfield Inn (432) 426-3252
* Davis Mountains Inn B&B (432) 426-3939
* Davis Mountains State Park (800) 792-1112
* Fort Davis Inn and RV Park (432) 426-2112
* Harvard Hotel and Harvard Lodge At Sproul Ranch(432) 426-2500
* Hotel Lympia (800) 662-5517
* Indian Lodge (432) 426-3254
* Mountain Trails Lodge (800) 403-3484 (432) 426-3481
* Old Texas Inn (432) 426-3118
* Overland Trail Campground & RV Park (888) 478-5267
* MacMillen RV Park (877) 426-2056
* Roadrunner Inn  (432) 249-0107
* South Gate Lodges (432) 426-3939
* Stone Village Tourist Camp (432) 426-3941
* Veranda Country Inn (888) 383-2847
* Webster House (432) 249-1234

Marfa: (30 miles)

* Thunderbird Hotel (877) 729-1984
* Hotel Paisano (866) 729-3669
* Riata Inn (432) 729-3800

Alpine: (35 miles)

* Alpine Inn (432) 837-3417
* Best Western (800) 528-1234
* Bien Venido Welcome Motel (432) 837-3454
* Highland Inn (432) 837-5811
* Ramada Limited (800) 272-6232
* Sunday House Motor Inn (800) 510-3363

Other local accommodations
Vacation rentals