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Vara Guest House

3.0 of 5
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341 Gold St., PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This was such an amazing experience staying here at the Vara Bed & Breakfast. This place is absolutely fantastic. I felt so welcomed and at home during my entire stay. I have never met such pleasant, kind, and sweet people as Alex and Cindy! They top the word expertise when it comes to running a business. The room was very... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

They've really got the running of this place down perfectly! It's like staying in a little piece of home. The room was cleverly revamped with a clawfoot tub/shower in the corner and a toilet and sink in a real 'water-closet', converted from a clothes closet. The bed and pillows are heaven! Best thing.. the little "white noise" maker on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Sunday brunch was home cooked and delicious. The accommodations were wonderful and I loved the pool table. We plan on returning, truely a gem! Garden City does not have a hotel so if you are traveling through town, this is most definitely a place to check out. Driving to other regional places is easy and convenient.

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Thank Carlos A
do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Carlos for posting such a rave review about your stay with us. It was such a pleasure getting to meet you and your family. We're so glad that you all enjoyed your stay and we truly hope to see you and yours again someday. Till then…we wish you safe travels and Gods speed. Sincerely, Alex &... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Varas obviously want to make their guests feel welcome, and they do! From the moment we arrived they went our of their way to welcome us, and gave superb recommendations about where to go and what to see. And the bed was SO comfortable! Garden city is a little off the beaten track, but it was well worth the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out to share your thoughts about your stay with us. It was truly a pleasure being able to host you both. It's not every day that we encounter folks from "across the pond". It's almost like hosting celebrities when we get to meet people from European countries. We're glad that you enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was the greatest place to stay, felt welcome from the minute I walked it. The entry way was perfect...The place is amazing and the people are even more amazing. The room was quiet, super clean, the food was great the grounds were beautiful.... couldn't ask for more...highly recommend this beautiful home away from home. From getting me a hair... More 

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

Thank you Jana for sharing your thoughts about your stay with us. It was such a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you a little while you were out here. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our B&B and we hope we'll have the opportunity to host you and yours in the future. We'll have to... More 

Fulshear, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great place to stay and would definitely stay again. Very welcoming, and for the time I was there it felt like a home away from home. I stayed in the Cynthia room - excellent. And if you have the opportunity to try the meals, I highly recommend them. Also, if you are there for one of the karaoke nights, you... More 

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

Thank you so much Darren for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your stay with us. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Cynthia's Chamber room and we're also thrilled to know that utilizing the hand held shower within the claw foot tub wasn't too cumbersome a task after all. That weekend karaoke event... More 

Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent place to stay with a great family atmosphere, The couple that owns it makes you feel right at home. If I ever have to be in the Garden City area again, you can bet this is where I will stay,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 March 18, 2015

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 

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