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Chisos Mountains Lodge
Gran7 from: Crossett
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Lucky to get a room here
Don’t let the number of stars steer you away from this lodge. It is the perfect place to stay at Big Bend. It had basic accommodations but it is clean and had large rooms. The scenery is stunning. It is always full. The balconies make the trip. The views are some of the best at any park. God did kiss the world here
Published Date: Mar, 29, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
The Chisos Mountains Lodge is an excellent lodging choice in the Big Bend National Park. It is the only option if you don’t want to venture to camping. If you would like to stay here it is a must to book early. If you don’t book early you might be lucky (like us) if you call everyday looking for cancelations. The lodge is unique because it is centered around a bundle of fantastic trail heads. You could spend an entire week in this part of the park and still not see everything. It also has close proximity to gift stores, a restaurant, and visitor station. The rooms are spacious and offer excellent views off of the second floor balconies. Bathrooms are tiny, however they still offer all basic necessities. Internet access is available through certain providers ( I use AT&T) but WIFI is not. A coffee machine is available but can only be used with with coffee “disks” which the front desk will provide.
Bill A from: Ithaca, New York
Published Date: Mar, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Pretty setting, but noisy
This is a national park so I expected a certain amount of peace, especially because the lodge was expensive. Right next door to us 10 people partied on the porch at night and in the mornings for several days. They were very loud and cold have taken this to the bar where people aren't trying to rest. The person at the desk sympathetically shrugged when I said something. I thought not being in the campground would avoid this type of thing, especially for $180 a night. Otherwise, the restaurant was good and reasonably priced.
CincyOHTraveler from: Boston, Massachusetts
Published Date: Mar, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great location; dated, comfortable place to stay
Our room had a mini-refrigerator, two full beds, and a balcony (if we wanted to hang out there for the views of nature.) Everything in Ok condition, but the location can't be beat! Hot water in the shower, quiet at night, parking nearby. A short walk to the restaurant, the general store, hiking trails, and the rangers/visitor center.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
RedKite_Bucks from: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Published Date: Mar, 4, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Brilliant Location but Rip Off Accomodation
Big Bend National Park is remote with many beautiful spots to visit. The Lodge is in the ideal location to visit the park. Staff were all friendly and helpful. We had good views from our room. However, this is the end of the good news. We stayed in a tired motel style room. The main facilities in the room were a small microwave and tiny fridge. The room itself was rather small and the furniture was very used. Door stoppers and coat hooks had been damaged and not replaced. Drawers stuck in the unit. The room had two small double beds. The mattresses were too soft and felt very old. Bed cover was stained. The heating/cooling unit was noisy with very basic controls. There were few usable power sockets and no USB connectors. The bathroom was too small for comfortable use. Room cleaning was passable but not great - we found previous guest's debris under the beds. This property desperately needs investment. As a standalone property it only rates 1 star, I added an extra star for the great location. Whoever is managing the property should be ashamed (maximum profit with minimum investment)
Overall: Big Bend Park is a great park to visit, but it deserves much better accommodation than this.
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 1
- Service: 4