Picture this, an amazing luxury resort situated in the heart of the West Texas desert. This slice of paradise is the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. With guests arriving by private plane or car, the resort is an exceptional place to relax and unwind, connect with nature, disconnect, or work on your golf game.
Enjoy a breath of fresh air from the surrounding mountains as you enjoy all 27,000 acres of this private retreat.
There are a wide array of rooms to choose from at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. Between the 101 rooms at the Calvary Post, La Cuesta, Badlands Hotel, Officer’s Quarters, and Boardwalk condos, there is something for everyone.
During my visit, I stayed in an Old West-inspired Officer’s Quarters King room with brick exposed walls, a minifridge, and separate sitting area with wide-screen TV. The oversized bathroom was huge and featured a walk in shower. My terrace overlooked the photogenic golf course.
Lajitas Resort and Spa Property
The lovely Lajitas Resort overlooks the amazing Rio Grande River, so you can imagine how impressive the scenery is. Black Jack’s Crossing, a renowned 18-hole golf course, is one of Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa’s biggest attractions. It has been called “the Most Beautiful Course in Texas” by Golf Magazine. The course was designed by Ryder Cup Captain and Hall of Fame Inductee Lanny Wadkins. A trifecta of canyon, mountains, and desert create quite a unique golfing opportunity.
Lajitas Resort is also home to the Agave Spa. Treat yourself to a facial, massage, or one of their fabulous sounding body treatments.
The Lajitas Golf Resort Amenities
Sunset horseback trail riding, horse clinics and boarding in a setting second to none, and mountain biking are all offered at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. Families will love watching movies at the Flat Rock Theatre and swimming in the enormous seasonal pool. The pool is across the street from the resort but transportation is provided.
There is also shooting sports and zipline across Quiet Canyon for the extreme adventure lover. Shooting sports include cowboy action shooting, a combat course, and five stand sporting clay shooting. At the resort gym, enjoy a selection of free weights, stairmaster, stationary bikes, and treadmills
Red Rock Outfitters Store, one of the shops on the resort grounds, can provide anything you may have forgotten at home or apparel and equipment for any new hobby or sport that you pick up during your visit. A general grocery store offers groceries, sundries, and boxed lunches for your convenience.
If you are RVing in the area or heading to the pristine national or state parks, you may wish to stay at Maverick Ranch RV Park. It is only 20 miles from Big Bend National Park and also a close proximity to Big Bend Ranch State Park. Guests of the Maverick Ranch RV Park can enjoy all of the Lajitas Golf Resort’s amenities and activities. It offers 100 sites, including 60 pull-throughs.
Excellent Food and Drinks
On the Lajitas Golf Resort’s property is a rustic Tex-Mex cafe, friendly saloon, and bakery.
Candelilla Cafe offers fantastic breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, I recommend the Candelilla Migas or Lajitas Benedict and for lunch, try the Pork Street Tacos or Chicken Enchiladas. Dinner options range from BBQ Ribs to Scotty’s Chicken Fried Steak, and Prime Rib Eye to Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Service at Candelilla’s Cafe is spot on and you must order the House-Made Queso. It is amazing!
Visit Licha’s Bakery for breakfast and enjoy kolaches, muffins, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and burritos as well as a coffee, tea, juice, or soda.
You’ll enjoy the ambiance and cocktail selection at the Thirsty Goat Saloon, a favorite amongst resort guests. The Thirsty Goat serves up eats like Spicy Shrimp Cocktail, Salmon Croquettes, and Wings, and has a kids menu, too. Sit back on a comfy leather couch or chair and enjoy sipping a cocktail or sharing conversation at this watering hole named for Lajitas’ famous goat mayor, Clay Henry.
Dining Under the Stars
My favorite Lajitas Golf Resort amenity was Dining Under the Stars. A traditional Texas chuckwagon meal is prepared at a spectacular part of the Lajitas back country where you can witness the most epic sunset of your life. It takes a designated International Dark Sky area such as this to showcase the intricate collection of stars in the sky. This truly is a dining under the stars event and the scenery will blow you away!
Dining Under the Stars includes live music, delicious food, and transportation to and from the dinner. Our meal consisted of juicy prime rib, stuffed jalapeños, garden salad, cornbread, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, and green beans, plus all you can drink beverages (bottled water, wine, and beer). Save room for dessert!
Dining Under the Stars typically takes place from mid-October through May.
Relax and Rejuvenate at the Lajitas Resort
The Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect place to indulge in an upscale resort stay. Its high-end luxury setting will be a real treat while the scenery will envelop you in a sense of nature that is unlike most other places you’ve visited. Don’t forget to stop in the heart of the downtown Lajitas and say hello to Clay Henry, the official 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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