Fodor's Expert Review Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

FM 170, Lajitas, Texas, 79852, USA

The former cavalry post turned ghost town is now a privately owned collection of Western-themed tourist attractions with a golf resort, spa, riding stables, convenience store, RV park, and hiking trails, adding up to the nicest place to eat, shop, and overnight within 25 miles of the park. The main lodge is the Badlands Hotel, a two-story affair with lobby staircase and opulent Tiffany chandelier. Upstairs hallways have the slightly saucy aura of an old bordello. The rooms, to be sure, are outfitted with everything modern. In addition, there are time-share condos across the "boardwalk," a Pueblo-style motel, the Cavalry Post, down the street, and a nearby RV Park. Badlands guests can use the motel's swimming pool. An upscale but casual restaurant and lounge are a walk through a breezeway.

PROS

  • resort is a town unto itself, with many activities
  • the golf course is one of the best in West Texas
  • good access to western side of Big Bend National Park

CONS

  • pricey rooms for the area
  • not as much to do in this tiny town
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

Resort
RomanticViews
Lively
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 432-424–5000 | 877-525–4827

HOTEL DETAILS

102 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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