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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017


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.


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
  • 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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(46 traveler reviews)

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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House was very comfortable and spacious! Bedding and linens were very nice. Patio with great view! Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation. Please stay with us again if you should choose to visit Big Bend again.
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Property was great! Awesome, comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a day later than we planned and the house was as described. We so enjoyed our stay at Lajitas House and in the community of Lajitas.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really happy that you liked the house and enjoyed your adventure in Big Bend. We hope you'll stay with us again.
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Livingston, Texas

Tranquil piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband’s and my third time staying here. This time we brought our two grown sons. The weather was perfect. The home is so comfortable and well furnished. The location is ideal for trips all through the area. Boquillas crossing and Dia De Los Muertos are must do on our list. Both were wonderful. Enjoyed watching a herd of over 20 big horn sheep every morning on the plateau? Or is it a mesa? I get confused:) We made a trip with far flung adventures on ATV’s into Big Bend and wow!!!! Also a must do! I personally love your resident tarantula , had fun taking photos of it. This was the first time we went to La Kiva and great!!! Can’t say enough! We entered the chili cook off this time and did not place but it was so much fun! The artwork in this rental by the owner is awesome. Wish I owned some. Overall a wonderful time. Sad we had to leave!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really exciting to hear such positive and enthusiastic comments about Lajitas House and Big Bend. We hope you will return and stay with us again. I have heard so many Texans visiting Big Bend for the first time exclaim "I never knew Texas had Scenery like this!" Thank you for your review!
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Tecumseh, Ontario

Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as presented online. We were here a week ( 3 adults ).

The views are beyond belief. The house is very well stocked.

AC and heat and WiFi worked great and cell reception was good especially outside at the front.

It is very quiet and peaceful.

The only negatives are that it could use a little sprucing up with new furniture and paint and could have been a little cleaner. But these were minor compared to the many positives.

We will definitely come back

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you found the house comfortable and convenient. We want our guests to have a great experience when they visit the Big Bend. I was surprised to hear your mentioning the need for painting since the entire interior of the house was repainted in August of this year and the exterior was repainted two years ago. New mattresses were added recently for all the beds and we intend to replace the sofa and chair in the living room soon. And we will strive to make sure that the house is spotless for our guests. Thank you again for your review and we hope you will stay with us again if you should return to the Big Bend.
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Very nice and relaxing home with great views!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very neat and clean. Great location for the visiting the State and National parks

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. Hope you will stay with us again if you return to the Big Bend.
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Lajitas House in the Heat

  • 5 of 5

Despite the front porch temp of 116 degrees on afternoon, our stay was super. A/ C worked well, beds were comfortable. No unwanted critters inside, clean throughout and everything worked fine. The front porch view of sunset, stars, and early am view of Rio Grande River were spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Wow, 116 degrees is breathtaking, but at least it's a dry heat. Thank goodness for good AC. At least, since it's the desert, temps drop for the evening. Hope you will stay with us if you return for a visit to the Big Bend country. Thanks again for taking the time to write your comments.
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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.