Lajitas Golf Resort, Lajitas, Texas

Jul 17

Lajitas Golf Resort, Lajitas, Texas

Over the 4th of July holiday we went to West Texas to visit our son. He’s working in Lajitas, Texas, just a few miles from the Mexican border in the Texas desert.

He’d sent us some pictures of the area but they didn’t do it justice. All the way down the highway from Alpine to Study Butte, then Terlingua to Lajitas, we were met with one beautiful desert vista to another.

We reached Lajitas Saturday morning and had breakfast at the hotel restaurant with our son. We spent the rest of the day exploring the area around the resort and napping in our room. There were fireworks at the RV park that night, so we found a spot nearby to hangout and watched them explode in the sky over the darkening mountains.

Our room was amazing! We stayed in the La Cuesta area, just across the street from the main hotel. The rooms surrounded a courtyard with a fountain and a gated pool. The bed was comfortable but high off the ground, but the hotel provided a step stool to make it easier to climb into it. The shower was beautiful and large with plenty of hot water.

We also met the Mayor of Lajitas, his wife Annabelle and their three kids.

cropped baby goats






Yes, the mayor of Lajitas is a goat – and he was elected.


See more pictures in our Google Photos Album – Lajitas Trip 2015. I tried to make a video, but I turned it sideways in the middle, so it didn’t turn out well.


Items to note:

  • The resort is in the desert, so storms can knock out both power and TV reception.
  • There were areas without phone and data reception, but the wi-fi works well in the lobby and the restaurant.
  • Dress appropriately for the climate and the terrain. The hotel and general store is bordered with rocky paths, so proper footwear is needed. The summer is hot and humid.

Have you ever been to west Texas? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.



  1. Love me some West Texas terrain and weather. Great review!

  2. As if I needed yet another reason to visit West Texas! There are so many things I want to see and do there!

    • I told my husband we could spend a month just on US 90 between San Antonio and Alpine. And then just to head further south to Big Bend…it’s awesome.

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