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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 was very clean and cozy. Big backyard with beautiful gold fish pond and bon fire...

Thank My Info A
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 20 January 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 for a decent stay so we think you should still check it out as an...

Thank JCH19462014
do42axv, Owner at Vara Guest House, responded to this review

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 truly sorry that your experience was less than perfect. If you had told us of...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 January 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 Cyndi were more than accommodating hosts. It felt like we were showing up at a...

Thank taylorjash
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 10 November 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 pillows were very comfortable. Plenty of hot water. Washer and dryer available for use. Great...

Thank bmrybczynski
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Vara Guest House is a jewel. I was welcomed by Alex who was very hospitable. He showed me around the house and all the amenities. It was wonderful to relax in their nicely decorated rooms and especially the great bathtub. Oh and the bathrobes, yes please! Hope to be back soon and stay longer.

Thank Henriette B
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I was on my way home from Santa Fe, NM on my motorcycle and had a flat tire in Garden City (a small town near Midland, Tx). With not knowing the area I was in a real bind. I stumbled upon this little bed and breakfast and called them up. The owner (Alex) was understanding of my situation and offered...

Thank kbusker04
Waterford, Michigan
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I stayed with Alex and Cyndi for 6 weeks, it was wonderful. They didn't just welcome me in as a customer, they went well out of their way to make me feel like family. Their home was warm, inviting, clean and very comfortable. Hot tub was hot, wifi is fast, beds are comfy, and their dogs are super friendly. If...

Thank Nathan V
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Vara Guest House is a very warm and welcoming lodging experience. Though I only stayed a couple days, I could easily stay in the hot tub a year. If you find yourself in garden city area, there isn't anywhere comparable. The atmosphere is homey ,yet classic. There is complimentary drinks, tea,snacks,etc. The owners of the house are genuine individuals who...

Thank Alahna K
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This was such an amazing experience staying here at the Vara Bed & Breakfast. This place is absolutely fantastic. I felt so welcomed and at home during my entire stay. I have never met such pleasant, kind, and sweet people as Alex and Cindy! They top the word expertise when it comes to running a business. The room was very...

Thank Quaterian w
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2015

They've really got the running of this place down perfectly! It's like staying in a little piece of home. The room was cleverly revamped with a clawfoot tub/shower in the corner and a toilet and sink in a real 'water-closet', converted from a clothes closet. The bed and pillows are heaven! Best thing.. the little "white noise" maker on the...

Thank Rita K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vara Guest House

Address: 341 Gold St, PO Box 355, Garden City, TX 79739
Region: United States > Texas > Garden City
Price Range: $91 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vara Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“go for the room closest to dining room (in room gryphon claw tub)”
 of 5 bubbles 41nathanv, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“You will never find another place to stay any better than this Place,,,,,”
 of 5 bubbles 497claytonw, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We chose a room with a bathroom, however, heading just down the hall to the 'shared' bath was nor wouldn't be inconvenient as it is full size and away from the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles tonyd806, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“they are all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles kasyl2014, 2 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in one of the smaller cabins in June. The cabin was quiet, it was tastefully decorated, it was clean, comfortable and the bed was great. :) If you're in the oil and gas business and need an extended stay, this would be an excellent choice if the drive was within reason. I found Vara Guest House to be a true gem in the West, Texas landscape.”
 of 5 bubbles RWestland, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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