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LAJITAS HOUSE (BIG BEND RIVER VIEW)

Judy Balch

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Judy Balch

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
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LAJITAS HOUSE (BIG BEND RIVER VIEW)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Lajitas House is in the historic Lajitas Resort area just an hour from the beauty of the Big Bend National Park and 1 mile from the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Both parks have a variety of hikes and some truly spectacular scenery. Be sure to visit the local Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center on the east side of Lajitas for information and interesting exhibits.

Afterwords, relax in the shade of our front porch, enjoy the pristine view out across the shimmering Rio Grande River into the majestic mountains of Mexico or walk down the hill and sit by the river. Stroll through the tree-lined bird sanctuary and enjoy a picnic at the tables provided in a charming river side park. Enjoy the peacefulness that underlies the Lajitas experience.

Lajitas House is within walking distance to the Lajitas boardwalk which offers shopping and a full service spa.

Lajitas House is within walking distance to the Lajitas boardwalk which offers shopping and a full service spa. Walk to the historic Lajitas Trading Post, which includes a deli, or to the Candellia, an excellent restaurant on the boardwalk where you can enjoy a meal in rustic elegance outdoors or in. The Thirsty Goat Bar offers a variety of libations in a comfortable and richly decorated environment.

A twenty minutes drive east and you are in the historic Terlingua Ghost Town. The world famous Chili Cook-off Championship occurs annually early in November. In Terlingua you can enjoy dining at The Starlight Theatre Restaurant and Bar and shopping at the Trading Post.

An hour’s drive west from Lajitas House on the spectacular River Road (Texas 170) takes you through the magnificent vistas of Big Bend State Park and past historic Fort Leaton to the official border crossing at Presidio. On the Mexican side is the city of Ojinaga, site of the historic Battle of Ojinaga between the rebel soldiers of Pancho Villa and Mexican Federales.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy Balch (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
business
Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
San Antonio
5

Our Annual Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Lajitas House 2 years in a row and we have reserved the next year. The home is well equipped for a short or longer stay and always very clean ! The views are awesome. While your able to feel that your isolated- your not. There is a well equipped store 1 /2 mile away, The Lajitas Resort has a wonderful restaurant just 1/4 mile away. The home has plenty of room allowing for a little space between us as the need arises. Heat works well (we were there on some really cold days). We have learned how to structure our time as distances in Big Bend can impact your activities- It was always great to know we would return to a warm home- we could cook (or not) and if there was that last minute thing we needed- the store was close by. House WiFi allowed us to check in with work and the kids to steam their movies-and all can have a little peace. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Baytown, Texas
5

Lajitas House perfect for us and wonderful view of Rio Grande

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Lajitas House! It was very clean, and close to both Big Bend Parks. The view from the front porch overviewing the Rio Grande and the South Lajitas Mesa was just as shown in the picture. We were very happy that a cool front had blown through and the weather was perfect. This was the 2nd year to have a "Good Neighbor Day" and the crossing below the house is the original crossing for this area historically which is very interesting. We dined at the Starlight Theatre on a Monday night which is 1/2 price hamburger night and enjoyed the music and wonderful food. This home is well decorated, and has all the kitchen tools needed. We only missed having a blender. It is close to the Lajitas resort and small store for any additional items or activites. We did bring food with us, as the Cottonwood store in Study Butte is the closest store with most items that anyone would need. Both Big Bend Parks are wonderful and we had a perfect vacation at the Lajitas House. Thanks to the management and the owners who let us share this "Big Bend getaway".
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Houston
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Lajitas House was exactly what we were looking for! Great accommodations with unbelievable views. Great location. I look forward to staying again.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David,

Thank you for your very positive review. We are always happy when our house meets our guests' expectations. Please consider us again when you return to vacation in the Big Bend area.

Judy
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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Santa Cruz, CA
5

Spring break in Big Bend!

  • 5 of 5
The property had all the amenities we needed, and location to BigBend Park was perfect! We enjoyed cooking breakfasts at the house, and had dinners at local restaurants like Starlite Theater and la Kiva, in Terlingua and Study Butte. It was very quiet in Lajitas and we did hike one day in nearby Big Bend Ranch State Park which was beautiful. The views from the porch were amazing, we hope to come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michelle,

I am really happy that you and your guests had a good visit to the Big Bend area. Especially I am pleased that you found the accommodations at Lajitas House convenient and comfortable. Of course, we think the sunset view from the west porch is the best thing we can say about our house. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. And please come and stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Judy Balch
Managing Partner
business
Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
5

Clean, Comfortable, and Remote

  • 5 of 5
The Lajitas House was the perfect home base for exploring Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park over the News Year's holiday. The house was clean and very well equipped, as well as spacious, and had great views of the mountains and across the river into Mexico, right from the front porch.

The attentiveness of the management was impressive as well. We had a problem with the heater, and because repair services can be little slow in this remote part of the world, the caretaker came over while we were out and set up space heaters in every room, which worked out great.

The location is between the national and state parks, which makes it ideal for people interested in hiking and/or cycling in both places. Just be prepared to drive a little to get to anything, and make sure you have plenty of gas. This is West Texas, after all.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark,

Thank you for your response. And thank you for pointing out a problem with the central heat. We had a new thermostat installed and that seems to have solved the problem. And yes, because we are in a very remote area, it sometimes takes a while to obtain services. But we think the remoteness is also a great asset if you just "want to get away from it all."

I hope you will think of us again if you return to the Big Bend area.

Sincerely yours,

Judy Balch
Managing Partner
business
Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236860
-+ (979) 966-0071 (Texas, USA)
Lajitas Big Bend
Dallas, Texas
5

Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, along with another couple, rented the Lajitas House for 3 nights in December 2012. The house could not have been better! It truly is a wonderful place to stay. The proximity to Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park is excellent. The views and scenery are unrivaled in Texas. We even saw javelina and deer from the front porch. The house is well-equipped (kitchen, linens, etc.) and is very clean and comfortable. We would love to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kevin,

Thank you for all the nice comments about your stay at Lajitas House and your visit to the Big Bend Area. We discover something new every time we go. Big Bend National Park and the Big Bend State Park (just to the west of Lajitas) are vast and magnificent.

Hope you will come again.

Judy

Map

Nearest Airport
356 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thirsty Goat
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ambush Golf Course
Nearest Train
97 Miles
Alpine, Texas
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Study Butte
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Candelilla Restaurant
Car: necessary

Lajitas House, with thick walls constructed of native adobe, sits on a hill on the west side of Lajitas. The west porch offers a view of the Rio Grande and, across the river, Old Mexico. Evenings offer spectacular sunsets and on clear nights the heavens are resplendent with stars.

Other Activities: Rafting, canoeing, ATV, jeep tours, and shuttle services are available in the area. Even wine tastings and gourmet trips. Call Far Flung Outdoor Adventures. The Barton Warnock Center on the east side of Lajitas is an excellent place to learn about hiking in the area.

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Tax Rate 13.0%

Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
King Bed in one bedroom, two Queen Beds in the other bedroom, Phone (phone card required for long distance), DishNet TV, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryers, Cooking Utensils, Linens, View of Rio Grande River and Paso Lajitas, Mexico.

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