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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I was on my way home from Santa Fe, NM on my motorcycle and had a flat tire in Garden City (a small town near Midland, Tx). With not knowing the area I was in a real bind. I stumbled upon this little bed and breakfast and called them up. The owner (Alex) was understanding of my situation and offered... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I stayed with Alex and Cyndi for 6 weeks, it was wonderful. They didn't just welcome me in as a customer, they went well out of their way to make me feel like family. Their home was warm, inviting, clean and very comfortable. Hot tub was hot, wifi is fast, beds are comfy, and their dogs are super friendly. If... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Vara Guest House is a very warm and welcoming lodging experience. Though I only stayed a couple days, I could easily stay in the hot tub a year. If you find yourself in garden city area, there isn't anywhere comparable. The atmosphere is homey ,yet classic. There is complimentary drinks, tea,snacks,etc. The owners of the house are genuine individuals who... More 

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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 

Devine, Texas
2 reviews
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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Thank Jana G
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vara Guest House is a bed and breakfast establishment 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 

Additional Information about Vara Guest House

Address: 341 Gold St, PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
Location: United States > Texas > Garden City
Price Range: $66 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vara Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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