This place is really a Paradox... a gorgeous, wonderful, pricey resort get-away. That's the paradise... the paradox is that I'm not convinced that most people would find this place hospitable... so here's the scoop-
1. The Resort gets #1 for the "Best Resort to disappear and remain anonymous". Nobody in their right mind goes to the edge of Texas (the world) when the temperatures reach over 115 degrees... which is precisely why I was there in June.
2. Sunday until Wednesday don't expect the ONLY convenience store/gasoline station to be open. Restaurant closes at 2:00. Everything else closes at 6:00 in the summer. The Boardwalk shops are closed Sunday to Wednesday also. The golf course is fabulously beautiful, and difficult, and probably the most remote you will ever visit- and under reconstruction, so you have to skip a couple of holes due to day workers improving the site.
3. The restaurant is vastly overpriced, (50.00 for a hamburger with fries and four chicken strips with fries, tea, and chips with salsa)... but the food in the restaurant was good and the wait staff very attentive. The beer at the convenience store was double home pricing- which makes sense for a place on the outer edge of nowhere. (as does the pricing in the restaurant - the nearest grocer is 1.5 hours away...)
4. The entire resort Staff was very helpful, friendly, and casual - the rooms just so slightly neglected although nice. Don't have bell captains, room service, or perfection. Come here to relax, get-away from the hustle and bustle, and leave your stress (and attitudes) at home with your coat and tie.
5. The property is diligently coming back from serious neglect - and I loved being there off-season, at an in-between time. June is hot - 114 plus - but the sunrise and sunsets are spectacular and the minor inconveniences are just that.
6. Best enjoyed if you have planned ahead- bring munchies, your own necessary amenities, and plan to entertain yourself.
7. Final words- a hidden gem. Remember the days long ago at the beach in the summer, sleeping mid-day, reading books, covered in sand, comfortably imperfect accommodations, and finding your own entertainment? Well - this desert retreat is just that. No beach, (except the drought burdened Rio Grande below you) but beautiful mountains, views, and a fabulous oasis of golf course in the middle of nowhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa offers a boutique resort setting nestled in the lowland desert between the majestic mountains of the Big Bend National Park and the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas. Featuring resort amenities with a Lanny Wadkins designed golf course, a relaxing spa, an Equestrian Center,and a variety of outdoor adventure activities of ATV and jeep tours, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting or just relaxing poolside soaking up the warmth and beauty of the pristine desert. In the evening visit the Resort's casual restaurant with outdoor seating with incredible vista views of the Big Bend mountains, or sip on a cool drink in the Thirsty Goat Saloon with live local music most nights and enjoy star gazing on the patio. Come and enjoy the "ultimate Big Bend experience!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lajitas Golf Hotel Lajitas
- Lajitas Golf Resort And Spa
- Lajitas Hotel
- Lajitas Resort Texas
- Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa Big Bend National Park