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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:
March 17, 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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(49 traveler reviews)

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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.755102 based on 49 reviews

Definite place to consider

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Felt very safe, great views, and convenient to where we needed to go. House was clean, quiet, and had everything we needed. A few aspects showing a little age, but the house is well maintained. This will be #1 on our stay list when we return.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're really happy you had a good time. And we hope you will come back!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Good location, splendid view of the mountains, nice and quiet. The house was well kept, and had everything that we needed. Many artistic paintings. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Desert Beauty at Lajitas

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Lajitas house for a week and absolutely loved the home. The spacious and comfortable house is comfortably furnished and nicely decorated with local art. The large kitchen with updated appliances made cooking our meals eaten at the home a breeze. Sunset views over looking the Rio Grande from the open porch were breathtaking. The home's close proximity to Lajitas Golf Resort made going out for dinner or breakfast very convenient and enjoyable. The area received a large amount of snow the last 2 days of our trip, making for some of the most amazing views of Big Bend National Park we have ever seen! We will definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for all those nice compliments. I have to say I'm a bit envious of your visit during a snowfall in Big Bend country. That happened to me once. I walked out on the west porch in the morning and all the valleys and mountains were covered in a lovely blanket of white. It was magic. Thank you!
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  • 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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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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