Lajitas, The Ultimate Hideout is a 25,000-acre private estate nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park. A mixed-use development, the property includes a 92-room resort, private club, and real estate division. Among the outstanding amenities at The Ultimate Hideout are the Ambush Golf Course, Agavita Spa, Lajitas Tennis Center, Hunt Club and Lodge, Equestrian Center, Red Rock Outfitters, and several restaurants including the gourmet Ocotillo. * * * Imagine a place where the Comanche Indians once roamed, Pancho Villa led raids across the Rio Grande, cowboys sat around an open campfire, and miners drank whisky at the Trading Post; all among dramatic Chisos mountain vistas and the borderland majesty of the Rio Grande River. Tucked away in West Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park lies this exquisite, 25,000-acre private estate where a cast of infamous characters made history and the Old West Lajitas map inspires the rugged luxury of Texas' first destination resort. As Architectural Digest claims, Lajitas "has been transformed into a luxury destination whose guests can enjoy ... the same breath taking scenery that persuaded Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to sign Public Law 157, authorizing the creation of Big Bend National Park." Seventy-two rooms located throughout four very unique hotels offer guests the opportunity to choose from a range of different styles - from the cowboy chic of the Cavalry Post to the elegance of Officers' Quarters junior suites. Each room is complete with a plush robe and slippers, coffee maker, satellite television, a refrigerator, and lavish Agave amenities - created specially for Lajitas. Gourmet cuisine at the Ultimate Hideout is as distinctive as the Big Bend setting - a blend of West Texas wild game and ingredients with a south-of-the-border flair. Each of our four eateries takes a different approach, so the cuisine is delightfully varied. The fine-dining Ocotillo Restaurant offers the Cowboy Cuisine of renowned Chef Jeff Blank in an elegant setting, while Southwestern dining with golf course views defines the Candelilla Cafe. The Thirsty Goat Saloon and the Trading Post Cafe are casual eateries catering to those who are on the go at Lajitas or desire less formal dining.
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- Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa
- HC 70, Box 400
- Lajitas , TX 79852
- United States
Directions to Hotel
Lajitas is situated on FM 170 between the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, along the Rio Grande. * * By Land: *Follow the directions below from each city and then add these directions: Follow TX 118S 80 miles to the Study Butte/Terlingua junction, then turn right onto FM 170 and continue 14 miles to Lajitas. Once in Lajitas, look for the state park information station (The Barton Warnock Center) to the left, and continue for approximately 1 mile until the Boardwalk comes into view. Park behind the Boardwalk and follow signs to the Badlands Hotel for registration. * * * From Austin. Approximately 500 miles.Take US 290W 75 miles to Fredericksburg and continue another 42 miles to I-10W. Once on I-10W, drive 229 miles to Fort Stockton. Continue on I-10W. Roughly 8 miles west of Fort Stockton, take Exit 248 and turn left onto US 67S to Alpine/Big Bend. Follow US 67S 55 miles to Alpine, then turn left onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions. * * * From Dallas. Approximately 600 miles. Head west on I-20, continuing 375 miles to Monahans. Take the Highway 18S exit toward Fort Stockton and turn left onto Highway 18S, then right onto FM 1776. Cross over I-10W. FM 1776 turns into US 67S. Follow US 67S 55 miles to Alpine, then turn left onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions. * * * From El Paso. Approximately 300 miles.Take I-10E 118 miles to Van Horn. Exit US 90E to Marfa, then turn right onto US 90 and drive 78 miles to Marfa. Continue to US 90 to Alpine and turn right onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions. * * * From Houston. Approximately 675 miles.Take I-10W 200 miles to San Antonio, then continue on I-10W 300 miles to Fort Stockton. Continue on I-10W. Roughly 8 miles west of Fort Stockton, take Exit 248, then follow US 67S 55 miles to Alpine and turn left onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions. * * * From Midland-Odessa. Approximately 245 miles. Head West on I-20 to Monahans. Take the Highway 18S exit toward Fort Stockton and turn left onto 18S, then turn right onto FM 1776. Cross over I-10W. FM 1776 turns into US 67S. Follow US 67S 55 miles to Alpine, then turn left onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions. * * * From San Antonio. Approximately 465 miles.Take I-10W 300 miles to Fort Stockton. Continue on I-10W. Roughly 8 miles west of Fort Stockton, take Exit 248, then follow US 67S 55 miles to Alpine and turn left onto TX 118S (Cockrell Street). *See above for further instructions.
At Lajitas, you may do as much or as little as you like, but you'll never be without something to do if you so please. Relax at the swimming pool, curl up for an afternoon nap or take advantage of the varied amenities at Lajitas including the Ambush Golf Course, Agavita Spa, Lajitas Stables, Hunt Club, La Playa Preserve, Boardwalk shops, and Red Rock Outfitters. Up to five resort activities are offered everyday. You may learn how to bullwhip at the Equestrian Center, putt like a pro at the Ambush Golf Course, or create culinary classics with our chefs. Go on fossil explorations, take a historical tour of Lajitas, or identify birds unique to the Big Bend region at our La Playa Preserve. Nightly entertainment is offered at the Thirsty Goat Saloon with guitarist Cowboy Doug and Thursday night is movie night under the stars at the Lajitas Amphitheater. The resort activities menu changes monthly. * * * The first destination resort in Texas, Lajitas is worlds away from anything you've ever known - not only in spirit but in location as well. Plush leather seats, a welcoming pilot, space for five close friends, and spectacular aerial views are the beginning of the Lajitas adventure for those who desire expedient and stylish travel. Flying at 45,000 feet, our jets reach Lajitas in just about one hour from any of the major cities in Texas including Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, and Midland/Odessa. Upon landing, just five minutes from the resort, our hosts will whisk you away to the Badlands Hotel for check-in. Guests of Lajitas may contract the jets to and from a destination in Texas and for individual or group use, while members receive a reduced rate and are permitted to travel from their home airports to any destination in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico at the same member rate. For those who visit Lajitas on their own aircraft: 7,500' x 100' asphalt runway; Latitude N 29 degrees, 16' 40.44"; Longitude W 103 degrees, 41' 15.30"; Runway 070 and 250 degrees; Unicom 122.9; Elevation 2,617.17 feet. The Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation are given for the center point of the runway.
Banquets & Meetings
Lajitas is designed with the Corporate Retreat, Group Meeting, Incentive Trip or memorable Wedding in mind. With over 6000 square feet of meeting space, the resort creates opportunities and ample accommodations for any type of program. The venue space is all naturally lit, with windows and is distinctively decorated to stimulate the mind and the body.
The essence of the native Agave plant is said to promote inner self, beauty, and strength which is manifest in the flower of the plant - a tight rosette spiraling from a the nutrient-rich heart. Agavita Spa is designed to offer you the nourishing benefits of this unique desert plant. Aromatic and healing elements of the Chihuahuan Desert are the foundation for our treatments - from specialty massage and skin treatments to hydrating facials and luxuriant manicures and pedicures. Designed to nourish both your body and soul, most treatments include native extracts including Agave, Rio Grande mud, and stones from the Big Bend area. With three massage rooms, a facial room, and salon, the Agavita offers a wide range of treatments in an intimate and soothing atmosphere.
This championship, 18-hole golf course is every bit as unique as Lajitas itself. The Ambush plays to 7,042 yards from the back tees and features four holes on an island in the Rio Grande. The difficulty of this Bechtol Russell course is deceiving as it increases in difficulty from hole to hole. International golf has new meaning with Hole 11 - a par one in Mexico. For a lucky few, an international hole-in-one is not only a challenging feat but a great story to tell back home. Adjacent to the Ambush Clubhouse are the driving range and practice greens where ProV1 practice balls are the Ambush standard. Our professional staff is available for assistance and lessons upon request.
On site shopping
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Meeting Space
- - Executive Retreat
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fitness Center
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Tennis Courts on Site
- - Archery
- - Biking, Mountain
- - Biking, Touring
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Golfing
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Hunting
- - Jogging & Running
- - Shopping
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