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Chisos Mountains Lodge
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Great location, outdated but convenient.
User: OnTheObjectives from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 14, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
GREAT LOCATION! The lodge located by one of the visitor centers, one of the park stores (that sells beer, baby!), and the Chisos mountains trailheads. The room we stayed in was Casa Grande - ADA w/1 Double Bed. I have to say the double bed was definitely too small for me and my partner who is 6 foot four and 275 pounds. We either need to bring a cot next time or get a room with two beds or larger bed - but that’s not always available. There is a mini fridge that can fit a decent amount of stuff in the room, but the room is generally pretty tight. It hasn’t been updated in a very long time, and it kind of reminds me of a public middle school quality and vibe. But hey, convenient as hell and I’m willing to do that. It’s essentially all that you need and really not anything more. I would love to stay in one of the stone cottages, but they seem to always be taken in October when we want to go. Emery peek rooms also looked good but don’t have AC, only heating, which the cottages may not have either.

Fall road trip 2022
User: Barbmcgr from: Spencer, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 7, 2022
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Such a cute motel room. 50ish. All the furniture was worn but matching with carvings for trim. Bathroom was tiny. Everything work well. Heater refrigerator microwave coffee maker. Bed was creaky but comfortable. We felt safe. Beautiful view of the basin.

Good food, great staff.
User: Bill15Q from: The Cincinnati Region
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 31, 2022
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We had lunch there at the lodge. The food was remarkably good. The prices were more than reasonable. Views from the restaurant were wonderful. My wife has a blood disorder that requires us to have additional space. The staff was more than accommodating. Really terrific folks.

Wonderful rustic place
User: AIWIW from: Houston, Texas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 21, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We did not stay there but ate lunch and plenty of food choices, and prompt service. Shout out to Regina who was our server who really did a great job. She went above and beyond helping us withe food choices.
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Nice lodge in a stunningly beautiful setting
User: paxa from: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 20, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We got three nights at the lodge at the last minute since lodging here tends to be booked long in advance. But cancelations are always possible which happened in this case and gave us the opportunity of visiting Big Bend. The park is remote and there aren't a lot of close lodging options outside. We had a Casa Grande Room - which is in a two story building, motel style with outside doors in front and balconies in back with mountain views. Room is ok size and has wood veneer floors which is much more preferable than carpeting. Quite clean (just watch out for the occasional large bug on the floor which can't be helped in a wilderness environment), good lighting, small fridge (with a freezer section), microwave and a simple hot water maker good for tea or coffee (provided). Two queen beds, a bit too soft, as park lodges go not surprising. Not the best bedding - still the old fashioned thin blanket, heavy bedcover and very flimsy bedsheets. Pillows are bit too bouncy. Small bathroom with sink on the outside. Small table and 3 not too comfortable straight back chairs. Shower quite strong and hot. Walls are thin so you will hear people walking about upstairs and voices from adjoining units. They still use the old fashioned metal keys for the rooms. Overall as park lodgings go quite acceptable, as room rates are comparable to lodging options outside the park and by staying inside you'll save yourself a lot of extra driving. The Chisos Basin location is stunningly beautiful, and even in October - still summer season - the restaurant served 3 meals (good food but can have long waits at peak times) and the Basin store sold snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices ($2 beers), and there is a gas station just 3 miles away at Panther Junction (a little over $4/g). There is wifi at the restaurant - pretty fast in the mornings when few people are on it. Rooms have no wifi and pretty much no cell service anywhere.

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