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Outback Oasis in Sanderson

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Offline riverrat

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Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:46:59 AM »
We stayed at the Outback Oasis for one night on our way into Big Bend from San Antonio. San Antonio isn't too far but we were taking the trip easy. No rush. We had a week to play.

The Outback wasn't fancy but it was clean, quiet, comfortable and reasonable (about $35 or so). Bed was queen sized and tv with internet was an unexpected perk. Great for making sure what weather we were in far. Microwave and small fridge and a coffee pot. Also very large ice machine near office. No charge to fill ice chest.

Dairy King down the road a short ways served a great chicken fried steak. Nice people. Quiet town.
Living so close to paradise, it is unbelievable.

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 10:53:00 AM »
Don't forget about the cool little snake room in the main office. Very neat to check out.

I stayed there this past Sunday and I was offered small and frugal or a larger room.  I took the larger room, which was newly remodeled, and only $50, which is dirt cheap in my opinion.  The room was very clean, bed linens smelled fresh, towels were fluffy and new.  I would most definitely stay there again.

I ate breakfast at Mi Tierra Mexicana (432-345-2266), a mom and pop place that has excellent breakfast burritos for only $2.25 each.

Here are photos of my room and the hotel itself:















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Offline bdann

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 02:36:27 PM »
wow, that's a nice room for 50 bucks! 
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Offline riverrat

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 08:40:15 PM »
Snakes in the office?!  :icon_eek: I'm kinda glad I didn't know that! But it would have been theraupeutic for me, I suppose. Snakes give me the willies but they are fascinating creatures.

We must have had the frugal room. It looked pretty much the same as yours only smaller and we didn't have the table and two chairs, or the armoir. We'll stay there again if needed and next time I'll ask about the snakes.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2008, 08:42:37 PM by riverrat »
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Offline Roy

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 08:50:00 PM »
Randell , I think they gave you the Presidential Suite;  I've stayed there a couple of times and the rooms were nice, but small. 

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Offline sleepy

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 09:20:18 PM »
President Randell.  I like it.
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Offline mbent

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 11:16:02 AM »
*I know this is an oldie but I'm a newbie and i'm having fun reading all of these posts*. This is good to know as we almost got 'stuck' there on this last trip after getting grounded unexpectedly in del rio w/ car trouble for about 6 hours....sanderson has always seemed so mysterious for some reason...i'd love a good excuse to stay there and poke around, look at the rocks, eat some good mom and pop mexican food...it's good to know that there's a good place to stay for future planning.....we have stayed at the fort in brackettville as a 1/2 way point so we could enjoy swimming there and i love that place. it's reasonable, interesting and the water is very therapeutic....

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Offline riverrat

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 11:30:42 AM »
Once again we stayed here on our way to BIBE for New Year's. This time we ate supper around 5pm at the Roundhouse Cafe. We always judge a place by their chicken fried steak so that's what we ordered. The baked potato wasn't that great (probably been in the warmer since noon) but everything else was pretty good. People were friendly as are most in this part of the world. Our waitress moved to Sanderson recently from Port Arthur and her granddaughter from Lumberton was there visiting for the holidays! Both PA and L are within 20 miles of my house. It's a small world!

Visited with the snakes for awhile and for the first time ever got to hear what a rattler that is p'oed sounds like! He was not at all happy that I had entered his vicinity! Glad he was behind glass!!!! You could see streaks of venom on the glass where he had struck several times. I don't think he likes people at all!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 11:34:28 AM by riverrat »
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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 07:58:01 PM »
I believe I had the presidential suite too.  It's the same room that Randell photographed.  The only problem was that the space heater didn't really warm the large room that night, but the temps were in the 20's and there were plenty of blankets.  I also ate at the Roundhouse and the young lady from Lumberton was my waitress.  She was very friendly and a precious young lady but my chicken enchiladas didn't measure up to the service.

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Offline riverrat

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Re: Outback Oasis in Sanderson
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 08:22:03 PM »
Two shops passing , uh Ray?!

I was going to say that we had Randell's room. I suppose they must all be basically the same. Exact same layout and pics on the wall, too. Our price was $60 though. Our heater seemed to work fine but the bathroom never got warm. It was a cold night!
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