Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa
This John Wayne movie set of a resort, complete with tumbleweeds and horses tied to hitching posts, is on 27,000 acres of desert and mountains near Big Bend National Park, in far southwest Texas. Two hundred miles from the nearest town, Lajitas is nearly self-sufficient, with a general store, spa, restaurant, and saloon to go along with the 101 rooms and villas. For the full cowhide, antler, and log-beam experience, book the Cavalry Post or Officers’ Quarters rooms. The feather in the resort’s Stetson is the new championship golf course, which opened in September 2010.