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Vara Guest House

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341 Gold St., PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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Ranked #1 of 1 Garden City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for permanent residence in Garden City in November of 2013. We stumbled across the Vara Guest House after a few days of staying in a scary motel just outside of town. We had only planned on staying a short while, but ended up staying for a year. Work related reasons caused us to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, comfortable rooms; relaxing & fun set up; tasty & health food; made some new, fun friends! Owners are very hospitable, welcoming, and all around great people. The house is definitely in the country, which meant beautiful stars and peaceful area. Great place to unwind, chill, have some fun and get away from everyday stresses.

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

We're truly blessed to be able to meet and host such wonderful guests within our B&B. Thank you so much for choosing us amongst the many locations that are out there to choose from. We feel as though we're a bit more unique compared to your basic motel/hotel destinations. Being located within such a small quiet community is a treat... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I found Vara Guest House on the internet, because I was desperate to avoid those awful and overpriced hotels in Midland and Odessa after a 320 mile trip from Dallas. This place ins in the tiny town of Garden City, some 25 miles south of Big Spring. Thus, it requires about a 40 mile out of the way trip to... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your taking time out to express your thoughts and share your experience with others that might be considering booking with us in the future. We also appreciate the fact that you chose to take on the trek to make it here to our B&B located within this small town. We do our best... More 

Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We prefer B & Bs over the other choices and we were not disappointed with the Vara Guest House! Great place to stay. Very comfortable and made very welcome and felt like we were visiting family (ok, but without the drama! lol) This place has much to offer for being in a small town. It was a bit windy our... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tony & Beth for this Awesome review!! Having you two and your friends as our guests was a lot of fun. You guys/gals really added so much character and fun to the atmosphere that night. Having our other guest, Paul, cook up some of his infamous chili and share it with us all…was icing on the... More 

Sweeny, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I Stayed at the Vara House for 7 weeks while working for an oil and gas company. Breakfast and hot coffee every morning and a very Pleasant atmosphere with clean rooms. The house was always in immaculate condition and a pleasure to return to after a hard day at work. The house was always quiet with the other tenants respecting... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Kasy for taking time out to write such a Wonderful review!! It was truly our pleasure to meet you and to be able to have you as our guest in "The Lounge". We realize that you have/had options to choose from and we're grateful that you chose us. We look forward to staying in touch if/when we ever... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Garden City, TX is honestly a place that my wife and I never knew existed, but thank god our adoption journey led us there. As most of you reading this probably already know, the hotels in the surrounding areas are extremely unaffordable. After many hours of research online, my wife stumbled upon this quaint B&B that we reserved while we... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to host you two and Waylon. We must say…your stay with us will forever be implanted within our memory. Your story that you shared with us was truly inspiring and we're so happy to have witnessed the happy ending. Your newborn baby boy is so precious and is growing up so fast. (We've noticed thanks to... More 

Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Vara Guest House is a quaint and unique experience. There's the main house with several guest suites to choose from, and a few small cabins to choose from as well. The grounds are nice with a stargazing area, a hot tub and deck and grilling areas as well. Alex Vara, the innkeeper, is super nice, he's helpful. informative and he... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review about your recent stay with us. We're also very happy to hear that you were truly satisfied with the accommodations that we provide. Words cannot express how much each and every review written about us goes such a long way towards helping others that are... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

my stay was for month. i was working at Alon refinery in big springs tx. i was at first hesitant because the drive was roughly 30 minutes one way when their were plenty of hotels in big sprigs very close to the refinery. but after i heard how bad the whole town was price gouging the "out if towers" i... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Josh for taking time out of your busy schedule to write and tell others about your experience and stay with us. We knew going into business over three years ago that we'd be competing against conglomerates that are better suitably located but with location comes a hefty price tag along with it. Our draw, in our mind, was... More 

Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After driving over 2,300 miles from Maine, my boyfriend and I were so incredibly grateful to land at a place like Vara Guest House. The amenities are amazing, the beds rival the comfort I've experienced at a 5 star hotel, and the owners, Cindy and Alex, are the best kind of people. If you are looking for a place to... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

I'm Speechless!! We're totally blown away by your review. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts so that others might get a sense of what they'd be getting into by considering booking with us either short or long term. Seeing as how we're truly a "mom and pop" sole proprietorship…and that any money spent with us typically gets put... More 

San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed with the entire house and one or two of the outside rooms for our family for our wedding! The rooms are amazing and the views are spectacular. Each room has very comfortable beds and the bathrooms are very relaxing. The wedding part spent a lot of time at the pool table and sitting on the front porch and... More 

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do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly our pleasure to be able to host you, your spouse and some of the wedding party participants etc. We're so glad that you enjoyed the rooms as well as the surroundings. We've always enjoyed being in this quiet community and it's nice to know that others appreciate the peacefulness... More 

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