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341 Gold St PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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5.0
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5.0
Value
4.9
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.”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Italian

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341 Gold St PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
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Annette S wrote a review Dec 2021
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My husband stayed here at the cabins. The cabin was so clean and had everything he needed for the stay. It was so quiet and peaceful. Alex the owner is the best person you will ever work with. He’s so kind and will do whatever it takes to make your stay enjoyable. We truly appreciate everything he did for him to stay there. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Dec 5, 2021
Thank you SO Much for the Wonderful review!! It was our pleasure to host your husband while he was working near Garden City. We’re glad he enjoyed his stay in Grizzly Lodge. That’s definitely one thing we Love about our small town. The quiet and peacefulness. We hope you two will come back and see us again and also perhaps you’ll stay at our other peaceful location in Ruidoso, NM at our Spotted Owl 🦉 vacation rental. Merry Christmas 🎄 from all of us here at Vara Guest House!!
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Matt wrote a review Jan 2021
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Times Square in NYC has nothing on New Year’s Eve with Alex and Cyndi, the wonderful owners of this great guest house. I hope everyone can find a day or two in 2021 to stay with them and experience this great guest house. It’s an American and Texas gem!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Jan 11, 2021
Wow!! Thank You SO Much!! We’re thrilled by your Very kind words and we’re SO glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. New Years Eve 2020 couldn’t have ended in a better fashion. Hosting so many guests that got caught up in the winter storm in Garden City was a blessing in disguise to me and Cyndi. We had such a Wonderful time meeting and hosting such Wonderful guests that Glorious eve. We sure hope you all will consider coming back here to VGH simply just to visit again if for no other reason. We enjoyed your company immensely!! God Bless You All in 2021 and Beyond!!
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Vero wrote a review Jan 2021
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Where do I start, it was a snow storm of historic portions in the area and the Vara guest house was on radar. Alex and Cyndi are great hosts, very kind and welcoming. Vary Guest House is well maintained and user friendly. I felt so at home in the main house and had a comfortable stay in one of the RVs. It was clean and had everything I needed. They hosted a awesome impromptu New Years Eve get together and it will last forever in memory. Great time!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Jan 11, 2021
Thank you SO much for sharing your experience while staying with us at VGH in Garden City! We appreciate your kind words and now your friendship with us. It was Such a pleasure meeting you and hosting you and we hope we’ll have the opportunity to do so again in the future. Cheers to you and a Safe and Healthy Year in 2021 and Beyond!!🥂🎆
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Kreidel wrote a review Nov 2020
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Weekend full of wedding events. We stayed (along with others in the wedding party) at Vara House in the Little Farm House. We ended up having 2 adults and 2 small children (due to multiple changes) and it was perfect. Enough space for the little ones to move around and everyone still get ready. The owners were very friendly and worked hard to accommodate all our needs.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: its more of a camp type setting, except for the large house. Has a really cute outdoor setting...
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Jan 11, 2021
Thank you for giving us such a Rave review! It was our pleasure and honor to host such a Wonderful group of people during the Big Wedding Weekend. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay in our Li’l Farmhouse. We wish both sides of the bride and grooms family the Best that Life has to offer. Cheers to the Bride and Groom!🥂🎊💙✝️❤️
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Sandra E wrote a review Oct 2020
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The cabin was very clean, cute, and comfortable. The host could not have been more helpful and cordial. I truly felt welcomed, and I would not hesitate to return. I would love to stay at the owners' cabins in Ruidoso, NM on another trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Jan 11, 2021
Thank you SO Much for giving us Five Stars! That always makes us smile from ear to ear. 🤗 We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you’ll consider us again in the future. Please stay in touch as we will be offering up our Gorgeous three bedroom “Spotted Owl Cabin” in the Cedar Creek area of Ruidoso in the very near future. Our one bedroom Wine Down Cottage is always a hit as well. If you have any questions about reserving either of the two...please don’t hesitate to call or text us at 4328945686.
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Paul wrote a review Sep 2020
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Awesome amenities and hosts. I had stayed there for business and went back for some R&R. The master suite had a Jacuzzi, were I started my day. Getting to use a great fully stocked kitchen is a big plus. These guys are more than hosts, now they are lifelong friends forever.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Thank you SO Much Brother Paul for the Awesome review. It was truly our pleasure to be able to host you and your wonderful wife recently. Y’all make such a beautiful couple. We had a great time hangin’ out with you two and we definitely look forward to seeing you both again next year. Stay safe and healthy out there and May God Bless You All! 🙏🏽✝️🇺🇸🤗
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Jamie Hughes wrote a review Jul 2020
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My husband and I stay was awesome!!! We stayed in the main house in the Master Suite. Super clean, relaxing, and got lots for good rest. Alex and Cindi were wonderful and very accommodating, we also enjoyed sitting outside in their beautiful yard for drinks in the evenings. Thanks for the great stay!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Alex Vara, Owner at Vara Guest House
Responded Jul 25, 2020
Thank y’all SO VERY MUCH for taking time out to share this Wonderful Five Star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. We’re SO glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us and we really enjoyed meeting you all and especially the nights we had the opportunity to get to know one another and share stories about our lives. This is what we LOVE most about having the opportunity to host Awesome people such as yourselves. Y’all take care and we sure hope that our paths will cross again someday. God Bless You and Yours! 🙏🏽🤗✝️🇺🇸
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Thomas wrote a review May 2020
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Best place I've stayed in all of Texas. Charming house, beautifully kept and decorated, all the amenities you could need, friendly and generous owners. Loved it! Hope I get the chance to come back soon!
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Timothy L wrote a review Oct 2019
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I have been a guest for over a year now. I am extremely satisfied with my experience. Alex has been accommodating and makes you feel welcome. I find it quiet and comfortable. I would recommend Vara Guest House to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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tracey f wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hey y'all, My husband and I are staying here due to hubby's work been here since July probably here till after first of 2020. Such a nice clean very friendly atmosphere to be staying in. Fun get together on the weekend's watching football or whatever out in the back yard. Employees are as friendly as the owners!! Also pet friendly which is super plus for us!! Highly recommend a stay here!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vara Guest House
What are some of the property amenities at Vara Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Vara Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vara Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vara Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vara Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Vara Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Garden City.
Are pets allowed at Vara Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.