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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
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 ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full two person separate vanity area.
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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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

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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews
5

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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5

Great place and very attentive owners.

  • 5 of 5

Six of us spent 4 nights at Lajitas House. It was clean, comfortable and the views were awe inspiring. Bill and Judy were very attentive to our needs. We couldn't have asked for better hosts. Hope to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We always try to make sure our guests are treated the way we would like to be treated when we travel. Come again when you can.
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5

Great vacation house, unbelievable view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everything about the property was as advertised. Fantastic ride on hwy 170 west and through Big Bend NP! Be sure to stop by to visit with the mayor.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We hope you will stay with us again when you return to the Big Bend country.
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5

Another great big bend experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property has been home base the last two years. Perfect if you want to enjoy the golf course just down the road, but want to stay up later than the resort stays open. Or, just enjoy the view overlooking the river and star gazing at night. Thanks again for another fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments about what you enjoyed mirror our own feelings about the beauty of the Big Bend country. And we do think Lajitas House offers the accommodations to make that stay very pleasurable. Please come again & thank you!
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4

Easter break at Lajitas House

  • 4 of 5

Really lovely place to kick back and enjoy the peace and stunning views.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're very happy that you had a good experience.
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5

So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lajitas House is a gem. Beautiful home in a stunning location. We felt very much at peace there and could spend hours relaxing on the porch or looking at the amazing sky late at night. And everything you could possibly need is provided. The owners certainly have the rental business down pat! We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive and enthusiastic review. We make great efforts to ensure that Lajitas House is comfortable and convenient for our guests. Hope you will return when you can!
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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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Rates & Availability

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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.