About Us

Welcome to B.A.S.I.C. LODGINGS LLC We would be honored for you to stay with us here in Van Horn Texas.

Our lodge is local, Veteran and American owned!


Formally known as the Whitten Inn this hotel was bought and renovated just this year.  While we are still working on the landscaping we have updated most everything else on the property.  Near the Guadalupe mountains, Carlsbad, and El Paso. 

We love our Vets

About Us


Owners Lance and Victoria Southard are proud owners of B.A.S.I.C. LODGINGS LLC.  B.A.S.I.C. standing for Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  Lance and Victoria are Presbyterians from North Central Arkansas.  They relocated here to Van Horn after working in the oil field housing industry since 2010 and relocated to Midland, Tx until this year when they permanently relocated to Van Horn, Tx. 


The Southards work hard to make sure that each client/guest that stays here feels like family.  Although at this time meals are not served at the lodge guest are always welcome at their table.  


Lance was born in Calico Rock Arkansas and raised on Kodiak Island Alaska till the age of 14 when his family returned back to Arkansas.  Lance joined the Army at the age of 29 and served in Texas at Fort Bliss and, Bamburg Germany. Now he resides in Van Horn and is planned to stay there the rest of his days.


Vicki was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, moved with her family to San Jose California at the age of 5 and lived there until the age of 19.  At that time Lance and Vicki were married in El Paso in 1992.  Vicki has an Associates Degree in Teaching and is certified in Hotel reservation management and bookkeeping.  Vicki is also an author of two books The Promise and For the Love of God.  And is currently working on a series Earth Angels.


They have 4 children 25, 24, 14 and 9, and a fifth Solaris in heaven.

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