Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

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An Evening View from the West Porch


Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lajitas House is in the historic Lajitas Resort area just an hour 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. Stroll through the tree-lined bird sanctuary.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.

An hour’s 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 Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View:

    West porch offers a stunning view of the Rio Grande, and across the river, Old Mexico....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air & heat....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Old fashioned free-standing style electric stove. Provides very cozy ambience and heat if desired....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air & heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet available....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (Requires phone card)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet available in Lajitas House. There are several hot spots in Study Butte. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio


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3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13%


DISCOUNT: Guests will receive one free night for each 7 day visit: Stay 7 days, pay for 6, stay 14 days, pay for 12, etc.

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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356 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Thirsty Goat
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ambush Golf Course
97 Miles
Nearest Train
Alpine, Texas
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Study Butte
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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. Call Far Flung Outdoor Adventures. 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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Speaks: english, spanish


  • An Evening View from the West Porch

    An Evening View from the West Porch

  • Our Backyard

    Our Backyard

  • A Table with a View

    A Table with a View

  • The Master Bedroom.

    The Master Bedroom.

  • A View of Old Mexico Across the Rio Grande

    A View of Old Mexico Across the Rio Grande

  • The West Porch

    The West Porch

  • The Family Room

    The Family Room

VRBO #43865

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Lajitas House (Big Bend River View)

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