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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.
We loved our stay at Lajitas House! The views were incredible and we especially enjoyed watching the sunsets in the evening. The house does need some updating, but nothing that is a problem. It was very well furnished and had everything we needed.
We would definitely recommend it!
It's very quiet and remote. The Lajitas/Terlingua area is isolated and empty. The area around the house is steep. The yard is small. The parking area is very large. The front porch is nice. The back porch would be a nice place to watch birds if you brought seed for the feeders. The location for visiting the Big Bend area was great. You see very few people. In Lajitas there is a golf resort. The prices are high. We did not eat or shop there. In Terlingua there is a gas station with coffee, etc., a grocery store with the basics and a few good restaurants. We enjoyed the High Sierra and the Kiva. There are a couple of outfitters and a stable. We went horseback riding. Wranglers were very nice and informative. There is a liquor store. The Parks nearby are beautiful but you must drive many miles to get anywhere. Hiking is nice but is moderate to strenuous, and either rocky or desert. Water and sturdy shoes are a must. Little kids won't do well on trails and are discouraged in Chisos due to mountain lions. Chisos Basin is where most of the trees and wildlife are located. The stars are beautiful, especially if you get a new moon.
Our family of four had a WONDERFUL stay at the house. Lots of space and SUCH beautiful views!!!
Clean place that had everything we needed. We used it as a home base and spent most of our time in Big Bend NP.
The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. My family enjoyed the quiet surroundings. It was close to both the state and national parks.
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3 night minimum stay
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.