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Vara Guest House

Vara Guest House is a bed and breakfast establishment offering affordable, unique accommodations with amenities including hot tub, fitness room with far-infrared sauna, pool table, peaceful outdoor spaces, complimentary beer and wine, and a full hot breakfast, in a charming 1907 home with modern conveniences. Vara Guest House also offers cabins for rent by the night or week. Garden City is a quiet West Texas town established in 1886, and is located approximately 36 miles southeast of Midland, 27 miles south of Big Spring, and is also conveniently located near Big Lake and Sterling City. Nearby attractions include CAF Airpower Museum, Susie’s South Forty Candy Factory, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Christoval Vineyards and Winery, and more. We invite you to stay with us for a night, weekend, or longer, and experience the relaxing simplicity of life at our “oasis in the desert.”
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Getting there
Midland International Airport69 km
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

We stayed in the Cynthia Chamber, a large room in the main house with a king size bed, and ensuite consisting of a small, separate water closet and a claw foot tub in the bedroom (which is not really suited for bathing because it is...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank PhoenixRobin
Response from do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest HouseResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time out to write a review about your stay. We're so glad you enjoyed it and we're also thankful that you placed your trust in us to handle your lodging needs as you made your journey. It was such...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband works oil field so we bounce around a lot and I've stayed in many different places. Vera guest house is one of the most comfortable at home places I've stayed at by far. The owner Alex is very nice and helpful. The room...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

We still like this place, but it was not clean this time. We stayed in the log house which was spacious but not as clean as it should have been. The proprietor is lovely, and still a good breakfast cook. It is an unusual spot...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank John C H
Response from do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest HouseResponded January 21, 2017

We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the cleanliness of the log cabin upon check-in. We have very high standards for those providing cleaning services for our establishment, and are very disappointed to learn that there were deficiencies in the services that were provided. We are...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017

We needed a place to stay during a road trip and showing up at the Vara Guest House after a long day of driving was the perfect retreat. Our room was super clean and comfortable, as was the rest of the home, and Alex and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank taylorjash
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Pleasantly surprised. A jewel in the middle of nowhere. Our hosts, Alex and Cyndi, were gracious and very hospitable. Our hosts were not intrusive. I felt as if I was staying at a family members home. Had full use of the kitchen. The bed and...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank bmrybczynski
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"go for the room closest to dining room (in room gryphon claw tub)"
Mar. 14, 2016
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"You will never find another place to stay any better than this Place,,,,,"
Jun. 17, 2015
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"We chose a room with a bathroom, however, heading just down the hall to the 'shared' bath was nor..."
Nov. 7, 2014
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"they are all very nice."
Nov. 2, 2014
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