|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
Recently the crossing into Boquillas, a small Mexican border town on the Rio
Grande Mexico became a reality. If you choose to make this adventure part of your Big Bend experience, you must have a passport. Boquillos is on the east side of Big Bend National Park. Remember: You must have an unexpired passport.
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.
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".
Lajitas House was exactly what we were looking for! Great accommodations with unbelievable views. Great location. I look forward to staying again.
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!
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.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 15 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||DISCOUNT: Guests will receive one free night for each 7 day visit: Stay 7 days, pay for 6, stay 14 days, pay for 12, etc.|
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