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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Balch
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018


Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The following are not allowed: smoking inside the house, pets, camping on the grounds, moving furniture, discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Upon departure: place all garbage and trash in bags and leave in the kitchen; place all dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • The $100.00 property deposit will be fully refunded within 7 days if the property managers do not report any required excessive cleaning.
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 ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full two person separate vanity area.
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 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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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The neighbors partied all night, seriously all night long. But aside from that it was amazing. You don’t have a better view of the mountains than we did. The country club in Lajitas is very snooty and drink prices were stupid expensive but Terlingua was a lot of fun. The inside of the house is beautiful and the photos on the listing of the inside and outside does not do this place justice. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very happy you liked the house. Sorry about the problem with the noisy party. In the 25 years we have been going to Lajitas House and renting it out when we're not there, your complaint is the first we've ever had. The folks who own the house next door live in Midland and are rarely there and when they are we hardly ever see or hear them. But I am sorry you had to endure a night of a noisy party. I am happy to hear that you want to visit again. Thank you.
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Second times a charm

  • 4 of 5

Our second time here. Love the location...access to the resort restaurant/bar, the Lajitas Store nearby, Terlingua, and Big Bend. Comfortable accommodations with some slight signs of age, but given all things, we will return for our next a Big Bend adventure.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly located to visit Big Bend National Park and enjoy the sights in Lajitas.

  • 5 of 5

The spacious house was perfect for four friends enjoying the beauty of this unique part of Texas. The decor was charming, influenced by both the Southwest and Mexico. The kitchen was well equipped and the table situated with a view towards the lovely sunsets. We loved our time at Lajitas House!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you enjoyed the house. The furnishings and decor reflect our love for the Hispanic culture and traditions of the Southwest. Hope you will return to Big Bend country and stay with us again.
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Super Cute, Super Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful house with awesome amenities: cute interior design, lots of space, sparkling clean, and outstanding A/C in a very quiet location right next to Big Bend Ranch State Park. We loved being able to go outside and clearly see the stars, hear interesting wildlife sounds in the night (a bobcat, perhaps?), and spend time relaxing on the porch. The kitchen is well-equipped, making meal prep and cleanup easy.

Tiny, tiny thing: we found that the plumbing on the dishwasher was done incorrectly, causing it to not drain, resulting in a small water puddle on the floor. Solution: wash dishes by hand. No big deal, just a surprise.

If your plan is to go into Big Bend, be aware it's a bit of a drive (~30 minutes). That was fine with us, as this house was much nicer than many cabins we considered. If you want quiet and away from people, this is an awesome location.

We all agreed that we would happily stay again.

We would happily stay again

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're really happy to hear you had a good time. And thanks for the heads up about the dishwasher. I have requested our property manager to check it out and repair or replace. Too much to do to spend time washing dishes!
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here. The location is wonderful for the state park or Big Bend. The kitchen had everything we needed for meal prep. The front porch is perfect for watching sunsets or enjoying the morning and sitting together. The mountain and river views were the best. Thanks to Judy for sharing with us again. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit. We hope you will visit us again.
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 night stay at the Lajitas House was far too short! We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. It was the perfect place to rest after our days in Big Bend National Park. The beds were comfortable as was the entire house. We cooked breakfast and dinner at the house and enjoyed the awesome view. We are so happy we stayed here and will stay here again on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us very happy to know that people enjoy the Big Bend country as much as we do. We hope you will return.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $100

Upon confirmation of a guest's reservation the guest will receive helpful information about what to do in the Big Bend area and suggestions for restaurants. Also included will directions and information for accessing the house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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