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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.
This was our second trip to the Big Bend area in 3 months and we decided to book Lajitas House when we saw that the rooms we wanted in the resort weren't available during the time we wanted to visit. We were SO excited when we pulled up and saw the views from the house! Sunsets, Big Bend State Park, the Rio Grande, Mexico...all from the front porch. The pictures definitely don't do this place justice...we loved everything about the house, including the old southwest rustic feel. The "great room" is very spacious, the kitchen has all that you need, and the bedrooms were huge. While we didn't think we really needed that much space for our family of four, it turned out to be perfect at the end of the day when everyone wanted their own space. We brought all of our food with us to make meals at home and a few extra things that ended up not being necessary (dish soap, salt and pepper, trash bags, toilet paper, etc.). This house is perfectly situated between the National Park and the State Park! We ended up going over to Boquillas for "Good Neighbor Day" and it was both humbling and fun. I wasn't certain what to expect with taking over our 12 and 5 year old but it was totally fine, completely safe and everyone was very warm and welcoming. If you want a fun little hike, head into the State Park and hike into Closed Canyon...it was one of our favorite hikes we did! If you happen to have a 4x4, definitely take Old Maverick Road to Santa Elena Canyon...that has been one of the highlights from our past two trips. Also, take the short hike into Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off...my kids LOVED walking along the dried up creek bed into the pour-off.
The Lajitas house is a wonderfully located 2 bedroon rental house. It has an amply supplied kitchen and a spacious living/dining room.
Star watching is great from the rock front area. The local rental managers were very responsive to a call to fix the toilet and a couple other minor items.
Internally the house neeeds a makeover to repair loose floor tile, ceiling joint repairs, and new msttresses in non ensuite bedroom.
The price seemed a bit excessive given the age etc.
Overall it is a great getaway location just needing a bit of TLC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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