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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews
4

Spring Break Trip

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything we visited in the parks.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house is nice and comfortable and quiet. The view is nice. There is plenty of space for parking.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. This is very good information for any future guests. We hope you will stay with us again if you should choose to visit thye Big Bend country again. Bill Balch Business Manager
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5

Wonderful House for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a WONDERFUL stay at the house. Lots of space and SUCH beautiful views!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Lajitas House. We're glad your visit was an enjoyable one. Please stay with us again the next time you visit Big Bend country. Bill Balch
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5

Great Location with a Great View

  • 5 of 5

Clean place that had everything we needed. We used it as a home base and spent most of our time in Big Bend NP.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We want the feedback to know if there is anything we can do to make our guests' stay more enjoyable. Please consider us again if you return to Big Bend country. We discover something new every time we come here.
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5

Enjoyed our stay. House overlooks the Rio Grand and is surrounded by scenic views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Lajitas. We are in the process of doing some updating which improvements we think will make the house even more comfortable. We hope you will come back to Big Bend country and stay with us again. And again thank, thank you. Bill Balch Business Manager
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Rates & Availability

Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

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
Lajitas
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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