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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

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Property Manager
Judy Balch
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5
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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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Wonderful House for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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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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Austin, Texas

Great Location with a Great View

  • 5 of 5
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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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Enjoyed our stay. House overlooks the Rio Grand and is surrounded by scenic views.

  • 5 of 5
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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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Location and View spectacular

  • 3 of 5
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We love this spot in Lajitas. The home is in need of updating, but we enjoyed the experience of the area. The view is 5, the home is 3.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed the view. We are in the process of doing some updates, replacements and repairs. We hope you will consider staying with us again if you should visit the Big Bend country again. Bill Balch Business Manager
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Texas, USA

It was clean and comfortable. The inclusion of a washer/dryer would have been preferable.

  • 4 of 5
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Over all, the four of us enjoyed the experience. Additional bath towels would have been extra nice, but we appreciated the well appointed lighting. Also, the back porch screening should be smaller, as it let in tons of mosquitoes.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daddio, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Lajitas House. I am very concerned that you did not have enough towels. We keep an additional supply of towels in the cupboard in the guest bathroom. If they were not there that needs to be addressed immediately. If you stay with us again please call the property managers whose number was given you in the guest information letter. I understand how a washer & dryer would be a convenience for some guests who stay more than a few days. However, our sceptic system could not handle the large volume of guests in certain months. Washing dishes, flushing toilets, bathing, and on top of that washing clothes could cause a significant problem. And, as pointed out in the guest information, there is a very good laundromat in Study Butte. Tons of mosquitoes in the Chihuahuan Desert? That is a surprise! I do recall several years ago there were a few mosquitoes after an extended period of rain. Since last August there has been only a total of about 2.5 inches of rain in the Big Bend area. But maybe there is standing water in the area. The screened in porch was not constructed to keep out mosquitoes, but to provide a safe place for parents to allow minor children to play. But I will ask our property managers to make a mosquito repellent available for guests who need it. Thank you again for your feedback. We are very concerned to do everything we can to make our guests' visit as comfortable as possible. I hope you will consider staying with us again if you should return to Big Bend country.
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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

Lajitas House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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 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 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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 ...
  • Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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