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A Memorable Stay at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, Texas

A Memorable Stay at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, Texas

Imagine an exquisite luxury resort nestled in the heart of the West Texas desert – the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. Arriving by private plane or car, guests experience a true sanctuary to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. This exclusive retreat offers an escape like no other. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you embrace the tranquility and serenity of this extraordinary 27,000-acre destination.


Fun Fact: You can now charter jet service to Lajitas Golf Resort from Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa Property

Lajitas Golf Resort is situated on Highway FM 170 between the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park on the banks of the Rio Grande.

The Lajitas Resort, nestled by the breathtaking Rio Grande River, boasts stunning scenery. One of its top attractions is Black Jack’s Crossing, an acclaimed 18-hole golf course named “the Most Beautiful Course in Texas” by Golf Magazine. Designed by Ryder Cup Captain and Hall of Fame Inductee Lanny Wadkins, it offers a unique golfing experience amidst canyons, mountains, and deserts. Be sure to check out the fascinating Longhorn Museum, steps away. 

The resort is also home to the Agave Spa, where you can enjoy rejuvenating facial, massage, or body treatments.


Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa Room Choices

At the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, you’ll find a wide range of room options. With 101 rooms spread across the Calvary Post, La Cuesta, Badlands Hotel, Officer’s Quarters, and Boardwalk condos, there’s something to suit every guest.


On my visit, I stayed in a charming, Old West-inspired Officer’s Quarters King room. It boasted exposed brick walls, a mini-fridge, and a separate sitting area with a wide-screen TV. The bathroom was spacious, with a walk-in shower. From my terrace, I enjoyed a picturesque view of the golf course.


Fantastic Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa Amenities

Sunset horseback trail riding, horse clinics, boarding, and mountain biking are among the offerings at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. Families can enjoy movie nights at the Flat Rock Theatre and take a dip in the seasonal pool.

Complimentary transportation is provided to the pool, conveniently located across the street from the resort.


For those seeking adventure, there are shooting sports, mountain biking, an equestrian center, and a zip line across Quiet Canyon. The resort gym is well-equipped with free weights, a stairmaster, stationary bikes, and treadmills. You can even rent a Subaru Crosstrek to get out and explore Big Bend State and National Parks on your own.

A general grocery store is also conveniently available, offering groceries, sundries, and boxed lunches.


Maverick Ranch RV Resort

For those traveling in an RV or planning a visit to the nearby national or state parks, Maverick Ranch RV Park is a perfect option just 20 miles from Big Bend National Park and close to Big Bend Ranch State Park. The pet-friendly RV park offers 100 sites with full hook-ups, including 60 pull-throughs. Also, it provides clean restrooms with showers, a dog park, hiking trails, a picnic area, and a laundry facility.


Guests of Maverick Ranch RV Park have access to all the amenities and activities provided at Lajitas Golf Resort.

Pro Tip: Wash your vehicle here for $25.


Excellent Food and Drinks Options

Lajitas Golf Resort features a rustic Tex-Mex cafe, saloon, and deli. At

Candelilla Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If I might make suggestions, I’d choose Huevos Divorciado or the Nutella stuffed French toast for breakfast. At lunch, go light with the strawberry spinach salad or indulge in Torte Carne, a shaved prime ribeye steak sandwich with guacamole and creamy horseradish.

At dinner, savor a cup of Poblano cream soup. Then, move to entree choices like bacon-wrapped pork medallions, prime steak & pomme frites, or go simple yet tasty with the Lajitas fajitas.


Lajitas General Store and Deli offers breakfast sandwiches, bagels, salads, wraps, and boxed lunches. Wash them down with coffee, tea, juice, energy drinks, or soda.

Thirsty Goat Saloon boasts a great ambiance and cocktail menu. Try the brisket quesadilla, Frito pie salad, or fresh guac and chips. Relax on a leather couch or chair while enjoying a cocktail and friendly conversation at this watering hole, named after Lajitas’ esteemed goat mayor, Clay Henry.


Dining Under the Stars: A Bonus Lajitas Offering

Among the resort’s finest amenities is Dining Under the Stars. Guests can savor a traditional Texas chuckwagon meal at an exquisite location in the backcountry while taking in a breathtaking sunset. This designated International Dark Sky area offers a stunning backdrop for appreciating the celestial wonders.


The event encompasses live music, delectable food, and convenient transportation. The menu includes juicy prime rib, stuffed jalapeños, garden salad, cornbread, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, and green beans, along with unlimited bottled water, wine, and beer. Make sure to leave room for dessert!

Dining Under the Stars is typically available from mid-October through May.


Relax and Rejuvenate at the Lajitas Resort

Stay at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa for an upscale experience. The luxurious setting and breathtaking scenery will immerse you in nature like never before. Don’t miss the chance to visit downtown Lajitas and meet Clay Henry, the elected mayor.


A special thanks to the Visit Big Bend for hosting my stay. As with all of my posts, opinions are 100% mine and always unbiased.

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Thursday 20th of September 2018

I like the landscape surrounding the resort- I've never been to such a scenery, so I'd probably be excited just for waking up to this view! :) Also, Mexican food and dining under the stars sounds so inviting- a great idea actually, at any lovely natural setting in the world.


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Definitely! Thanks for reading. ;)


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Lajita golf resort looks perfect stay during vacationing in Texas. This resort looks luxurious and peaceful with lots of activities. Dining under stars is my first choice to do here, so romantic.


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Thanks for reading. ;) Yes, the dining under the stars was such a unique offering. We loved it!

Michael Hodgson

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Looking at a map I see the resort is between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park -- does the resort offer access to either in addition to their own 27,000 acres? Golf and spa resorts aren't necessarily our thing, but the close proximity to beautiful national park ... that is another thing entirely. Looks like a classy place to be sure.


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Both parks are a short drive away. We visited both of them and Lajitas is the perfect location for them. The scenery is spectacular, in the parks as well. It was amazing the differences in both parks even though they are located so closely. Have fun!

Renata Green

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

I'm particularly intrigued by the food and the cocktail - hmmm. Your room looks really nice, too, I love the stone walls, very stylish. It really sounds like a place where they pamper you if you want to or where you can get pretty active, too. I think I'd get busy eating ;-) - Great getaway!


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Thanks so much! And so remote. We were literally away from it all. ;)

Punita Malhotra

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Looking at the rustic exterior, no one would expect to find such luxury inside. The rooms are lovely and the food looks divine. And nothing can beat lovely views!!!


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

You pegged it perfectly! Thanks for reading!

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