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Vara Guest House

341 Gold St., PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
RWestland Baytown, Texas
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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I came across Vara House when traveling for work. I was unable to find a decent and affordable hotel in Midland. Garden City was a 40-50 minute drive but well worth it! I prefer staying in B&B's when traveling anyway and am so happy with what I found at Vara House. The bed and linens were very comfortable and I... More

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

It's so nice to read reviews such as these. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to relay your experience pertaining to your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate each and every guest knowing that the commute to us might be a bit of a drive...but one in which we feel will be worth the effort.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Being in such a small town, we did not expect much. We were very pleasantly surprised. We were attending my nephews graduation in Garden City and this is the only place there. Otherwise we would be staying in Big Spring or Midland. The house is very nice and well cared for. The rooms are a nice size and each inside... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This guest house is by far the best lodging option for miles around. I'd say it's worth the drive if you're looking for a hotel in Midland/Odessa because it's like a home away from home. Alex was out of town but went out of his way to make sure I had everything needed. The house is lovely, very peaceful with... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review about your stay within the Parlor Room. If only we could have had the opportunity to actually meet you all...that would have been the icing on the cake. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the B&B. We look forward to your next visit and toward meeting you both. Until then...Cheers to... More

Lansing, NC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I travel a lot and usually stay at a chain hotel where I know the service, linens will be consistent across the country. While planning for a five day business trip to Midland, I couldn't believe the obscene hotel prices in Big Spring, Midland and Odessa and happened across Alex and Cyndi Vara's Guest House. What a find! The 34... More

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

Thank you Dr. Charles...from the bottom of our hearts...for the wonderful review you submitted on our behalf. We can't tell you, or any of our guests who've taken time out of their busy day to submit such kind words about their stay, how much it means to us. We do try to treat each and every guest in a manner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed with Alex and Cindi for several days. There are innkeepers and then there are hosts. Alex and Cindi are consummate hosts. I stayed in Ruth's Refuge and would have stayed longer but the room was already booked. This is a quiet place. The living room has an entertainment center complete with PS3 (?). My sister and her husband... More

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

Wow is the word that comes to my mind as well. What a Wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words...especially consummate (I had to look that one up). We're honored to be characterized by that definition. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and also to have the opportunity to have your sister and... More

Brownwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband and I are landmen. We needed extended stay lodging in the Permian Basin area and were blessed by God to find the Vara Guest House run by Alex and Cyndi. We stayed in the apartment for 4 months. During that time, Alex and Cyndi treated us with the utmost hospitality, meeting our every need above and beyond. Internet... More

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

Russell and Kitty...along with the Tatum family - It was our pleasure to have you all as guests in La Casita and the Guest House apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all and hanging out in the evenings after having scrumptious dinners prepared at the grill and then gathering around the fire pit to visit. We were so... More

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Address: 341 Gold St., PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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Location: United States > Texas > Garden City
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vara Guest House is a bed and breakfast establishment located in Garden City, TX, offering affordable, unique accommodations with amenities including hot tub, fitness room with far-infrared sauna, pool table, peaceful outdoor spaces, complimentary beer and wine, and a full hot breakfast, in a charming 1907 home with modern conveniences. Vara Guest House also offers cabins for rent by the night or week. Garden City is a quiet West Texas town established in 1886, and is located approximately 36 miles southeast of Midland, 27 miles south of Big Spring, and is also conveniently located near Big Lake and Sterling City. Nearby attractions include CAF Airpower Museum, Susie’s South Forty Candy Factory, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Christoval Vineyards and Winery, and more. We invite you to stay with us for a night, weekend, or longer, and experience the relaxing simplicity of life at our “oasis in the desert.” ... more   less 
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