The Far View Lodge is a peaceful retreat that sits on a high shoulder of the mesa. With minimal distractions, and great views this is the perfect place to sit outdoors on peaceful evenings and watch the sunset, or hawks circling a darkening sky. Here you will enjoy beautiful vistas reaching into three states, convenient access to guided tours and wonderful range of casual to fine dining choices. Far View Lodge consists of 13 clusters of lodge buildings located 15 miles inside Mesa Verde National Park, at 8200 feet elevation. The road to the lodge is a series of switchbacks 1500 feet through lush valleys and canyons displaying spectacular views and photo opportunities of snow capped peaks and wildlife. Purposely the lodge does not have in room televisions or phones to preserve the tranquility of this natural setting. All rooms have balconies with views into three states and awesome stargazing opportunities.