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La Casitas

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Offline Schooler

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 09:33:20 PM »
Just wanted to mention 2 things, La Casitas are individual cabins, not motel rooms so (hopefully) you will not hear the neighbors next door through the walls.

Also at some point they will finish the landscaping and install hummingbird feeders and the bird people are going to come catch the birds and band them.

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chisos_muse

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Re: Las Casitas
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 07:33:09 PM »
I stayed here for 2 nights with my son last week. Everything was exceptional!  :eusa_clap:  Greg and Valynda really paid a lot of attention to detail and chose high quality fixtures, linens, appliances. Again, the service is wonderful. Whatever they can do for you, they will. They will be building 6 more in the near future!  :icon_biggrin: We had a wonderful experience there and I took advantage of the gas grill to make fajitas for dinner one night. All the comforts of home and it was great to have the dishes & cutlery available.
The bird feeders are up and a pleasure to watch from the back porch. The a/c and ceiling fan weren't a problem for us. I slept 10 hours the first night there, lol. Some folks were having a nice time in the common area one night and asked if they kept us up. We heard nothing....

I won't stay anywhere else for my future Big Bend visits!  :eusa_clap: Everybody loves photos, so here goes!
































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WayneR

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 08:18:37 PM »
Thanks Muse for the update.  Looks like they are making these cabins very accommodating.  Your fajitas look yummy!  We will look forward to a full trip report forthcoming...

Wayne

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Offline bjbriggs

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 09:46:23 AM »
Look like you had a fun trip...... :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 11:25:02 AM »
Muse -- were you in #6? Looks real familiar... :icon_smile:
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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chisos_muse

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2011, 10:04:16 PM »
LOL, no, #1.

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Offline El Diablo

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2011, 02:58:42 AM »
Those look bad-ass. Thanks for the post!

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Offline Jim

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2011, 11:39:30 AM »
I wanted to add my agreement with everyone else that has stayed at Las Casitas - very, very pleasant.  I liked chilling on the back porch, rocking in the newly acquired STURDY rocking chairs, enjoying the shade and the breeze, watching the birds flock in to the feeders each morning and evening.  And the room was spacious, clean, new, and you could tell Greg and Valynda paid a lot of attention to the details.

Three thumbs up.

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Offline TexasWedge

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2011, 12:37:39 AM »
AWESOME place to stay.  We came in at the last minute and Valynda and Greg were so kind to accomodate us!!   This place is first class! We will definitely be back.

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Offline blubear

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2012, 06:29:53 PM »
We are thinking about staying at Las Casitas in december.

How noisy are the a/c / heating units? I'm assuming they have electric heat.

Thanks.

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2012, 07:49:24 PM »
We are thinking about staying at Las Casitas in december.

How noisy are the a/c / heating units? I'm assuming they have electric heat.

Thanks.

We stayed there a couple of nights this past February. If I recall, we needed the heat for a few minutes here & there. It's the same wall unit as the AC; and it's not too noisy.

Current Las Casitas grade:  9.9/10
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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Offline txsweetlady1

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2012, 10:43:32 PM »
Hubby & I have stayed at Las Casitas and they are the best place we have found in the Big Bend area.  We sometimes stay at the cabins @ Chisos Mountain Lodge when we want to be in the middle of the park (& can snag a cabiin) but Las Casitas is the winner as to amenities by far.  Very dog friendly as well :-)
"Nothing can stop the man/woman with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man/woman with the wrong mental attitude."

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: La Casitas
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2012, 02:03:25 PM »
So 6 cottages is now 12 cottages. The additional 6 have the same interior footprint & layout, but are cedar-log construction. They block the view towards Tule etc from the rear decks of the original back-three cottages, but the view from the rear deck on the new rear-most row (away from the road) should be even better, as they're higher, and not looking directly at the parked canoe-loaders (they have been moved elsewhere, I believe).

Looked like the rear decks aren't as deep as the original 6 cottages. Also, 4 of the 6 new cottages are 'joined' in a duplex-type arrangement (each row has 1 separate cottage, and a pair of joined cottages). The duplex cottages have separate front & rear decks (as before), but with shared walkways and deck-access.

[edit -- clarification: the duplex-units do not share a wall; the shared walkway divides them. The deck-roofs, main roofs, and deck-access is shared/contiguous.]

Didn't stay there over Thanksgiving [I was there 11/17-11/26], but the two nights I wanted to, all 12 units were booked.

With taxes I believe it's about $150 a night or thereabouts.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 03:01:15 PM by trtlrock »
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

 


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