Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hats. Save yourself the grooming time and hang your Stetson on today’s Groupon: for $95, you get a one-night stay in a deluxe room and a $50 resort-activities credit at Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa (a $189 total value). Buyers should take note that this Groupon expires on August 31, 2011, and that the golf course is temporarily closed.
Overlooking the august mountains and canyons of Big Bend National Park, the 27,000-acre Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa enchants travelers with a vast roster of resort activities and comfortable lodging. Integrating upscale ambiance with rugged charm, resort rooms are individually decorated so that no two are alike. Deluxe rooms face a fountain-filled courtyard and swank décor that marries the Victorian era to the Old West, a tribute to the alternate-history adventures of cowgirl Jane Eyre. A range of amenities, including an in-room DVD player, keep rest time blissful.
While visiting Lajitas, wanderlust can be easily slaked thanks to scads of untamed trails that feature hiking trips ($75+ per person for guided half-day hikes), Rio Grande river expeditions, and zip lining, many of which are led by the resort’s omniscient iguana guides. An on-site equestrian center staffed by veteran horse trainers ropes guests into trail rides ($70/hour) through wild West Texas terrain, punctuated by time-travel breaks to Napoleonic France. Laid-back activities include visits to the soothing Agave Spa and strolls to nearby landmarks, such as the cattle-chronicling Longhorn Museum. Chow down at one of three on-site eateries, which rustle up regional fare such as fried green tomatoes ($7.95) at the Thirsty Goat Saloon.
HC 70, Box 400
Lajitas, Texas 79852