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Judy Balch

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Lajitas House is in the historic Lajitas Resort area just 30 minutes 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. 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. 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.

A short 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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy Balch (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 21 traveler reviews

Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and was in a great location to visit both Big Bend Natl Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Plenty of room and very comfortable even with temps in the 109* range. Great view from the rear porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for telling us about your stay at Lajitas House. We are very pleased that you found the house to be comfortable and that you enjoyed the extraordinary view from the west porch. We are eager to make sure that our guests have what they need to enjoy their visit to the Big Bend area. We hope you will stay with us again when you return.
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Beautiful view! Nice landscaping. Great patio!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved sitting on the porch drinking our morning coffee. The views are spectacular. The house is clean and comfortable; so much better than a hotel. The owner was quite helpful and informative regarding nearby restaurants and things to do in the area. We had our grandkids with us and they enjoyed the stay. We will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! It was very relaxing and spacious for two couples, loved our front porch view! We will be back! Thanks so much for sharing your property.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your returning.
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Pictures under-rate

  • 4 of 5

This looked like a nice place inside, and it was. I made the statement several times before we arrived that I expected it to be a duplex, (I have no issues with a duplex) because of the outside picture that represents the property. I would say this property deserves someone taking pictures of the outside front and across the view. Great place with a huge porch for sitting out. Beyond the porch lies a view of the stars like never before seen. If I ever return to the area, I would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your suggestion about new photos is right on target. Too bad we can't post pictures of those beautiful starry night skies. Incredible. Thank you for you review.
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Nice quiet getaway, near two wonderful parks!

  • 5 of 5

This property worked out great for our party of 4.

We spent the days exploring Big Bend, and enjoyed the sunset from the porch.

Everything was in order, and communication with the property manager was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very lucky to have our property managers. They have always gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our guests have a great experience.
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Wonderful Home in Lajitas

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. It is a small home very, very close to Lajitas Resort and you can use all the amenities at the resort for the same price as resort guests. The view from the porch was beautiful. It overlooked the river and the mountains showing a side of Texas that we should all see. The home itself was very comfortable and clean and the kitchen was well stocked with all amenities for a short or long stay. And having wireless and Direct TV was a lifesaver for the teens and anyone who needs to stay in touch. I would most highly recommend the home and location. We are a family of 4 total ( 2 are teenagers) and we need and or prefer a much larger space on vacation than one or even two small hotel rooms so the home was perfect for that and saved a lot of money over 2 hotel rooms at the resort. Thanks for a great place to stay in Lajitas!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Big Bend country. We are very gratified that you had such a good experience and that Lajitas House met the needs of your family. We hope that you will return to Big Bend and choose to book with us again. With best wishes, Judy Balch Manager
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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
0.25 Miles
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. Outfitters in the area include Far Flung Outdoor Adventures, Big Bend River Tours, or Desert Sports. 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%

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Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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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