Special Events and Groups
Big Bend National Park is an amazing place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and other special events in your life. With prior notice we can bake a cake just for your special someone or prepare a welcome to Texas gift basket for their room. For those celebrating a special occasion, a wine and fruit basket can be delivered to the room. Cakes and gift baskets range in price from $25 - $100. Please contact the Front Desk staff by phone at 432-477-2291 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a cake or gift basket.
Make your visit complete by taking a unique tour of the park with Big Bend Overland Tours. Travel to areas of Big Bend that cannot be seen from the paved roads. Visit watering holes in the desert, explore historical buildings/sites, or enjoy the scenery in our comfortable Ford Excursion. Reservations can be made for custom tours to watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of wine from a remote overlook or we can create a memorable day exploring along the River Road or Old Ore Road. Please see our Big Bend Overland Park Tours page for tours currently offered.
Create a memorable experience by having your wedding in Big Bend National Park. Imagine reciting your vows while overlooking the window view in the Basin of the Chisos Mountains at sunset, or at a spot along the Rio Grande River, or hiking to a remote and hidden part of the park.
Celebrate your special occasion with a reception on our patio overlooking the Window view in the Basin. Allow our chef to help you prepare a customized menu for you and your guests to commemorate your special day.
Special use permits are requred by the National Park Service to hold events or weddings in the park, but for this unique and one of a kind Texas experience, it is worth the extra effort. Please check with the National Park Service to obtain your permit.
Groups of all shapes and sizes visit Big Bend National Park. We welcome guests wanting to have family reunions or a special gathering of close friends. We also invite bus tour groups to site see the park and stay with us at the lodge. We have Audubon, hiking, photography, and even painting clubs/groups come to Chisos Mountains Lodge. They come to enjoy the park doing what they love to do and spend time with their friends who share a common passion.
We do welcome smaller groups where each guest can reserve their own room and pay their own bill. Other groups plan special menus with the Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant and Patio and eat meals together. Baggage handling is also available.
Step-On Guides are available through the Lodge for any tour group visiting Big Bend. The Step-On Guide will board your bus and share information and answer questions about the area as you travel through the park. Geology, history, culture, animals and plants are some of the many subjects that can be covered by our Step-On Guides.
Special room rates are available for groups during January, June, July, and August. Please contact Group Sales by phone 432-477-2291 ext. 17 or by email email@example.com with questions or to book a group. We look forward to your visit and hope the park exceeds all your expectations.