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Chisos Mountains Lodge
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Kick back and Relax
User: Sid H from: Fort Worth, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We recently spent two nights in this lodge. Our room had two beds and an extra small vanity and very small bathroom. No need to worry about falling in the bathroom cause before you hit the floor you would hit a wall and break your fall. In a national park, you expect primitive, and that's what you get. No WIFI and no TV, but cool crisp air and great scenery. The first morning we were socked in and truly in the clouds. Sounds like a disappointment right? Nope. As we say in the glass front restaurant, a small black bear walked just on the other side of the window, apparently unafraid or unaware of his human companions because of the fog. Nice experience. So... forget the TV and your obsession with your phone and take the time to enjoy nature at it's finest. Call in advance cause it can be hard to get a reservation. Scratch one off my bucket list.
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Time takes on a new dimension at the Chisos Mountains Lodge
User: susankK4528ZV from: Brownwood, United States
Published Date: Jun, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
This lodge is a great place to stay in the Big Bend. You can choose from a variety of different sizes and styles of accommodations; if you can plan ahead far enough you might get one of the 2 rooms that over look the Window which is probably the most incredible view in Texas. Chisos Mountains Lodge has never disappointed; good food, the Lodge is well maintained, you're close to virtually everything you want to do while at Big Bend. When Colorado isn't a possibility, head for Big Bend and the Chisos! You'll be glad you did.

Good value, Clean, a treat to stay in-park
User: SusanJ972 from: Greensboro, North Carolina
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 4, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
I was a bit nervous to stay at this property after reading reviews about the state of the place. Yes, things are a bit dated, but everything was clean and functional. Given that the nearest lodging outside of the park is about a 45 minute drive, there is real advantage to staying in-park at Big Bend. Having the opportunity to watch the sunlight travel and change the appearance of the geologic features was super! The restaurant was perfectly adequate, just don't be unreasonable in your expectations. It is hard to transport food to this remote of a place. Keep that in mind.
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May Stay
User: Shep R from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 3, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Stayed in late May. Our place had no AC but it wasn't a problem. Even took a nap in the afternoon. We had no internet or TV in the room but still didn't get bored. The restaurant was shockingly good for a national park. If we ever make it back to Big Bend this will be the place we stay.
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Average in quality but excellent in location
User: weisbrew1 from: Towanda, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 23, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
The lodge appears to be an older property that could use a bit of maintenance and upgrading. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. There was a small fridge with a freezer in the room which was useful. Also a small microwave and a one cup coffee maker. Many rooms have a balcony. There is a dining restaurant with a limited menu and quite reasonable prices. Also a store with $2 beers. But the best part of the property is the location. Smack dab in the middle of the park. Stay anywhere else and your driving time to most of the park attractions increases dramatically. So from this perspective we chose to stay here. And overall I say it was worth the money. Several hiking trails start at the lodge and others are close by. We were able to see beautiful sunsets. Deer came to visit. And they saw a mountain lion one morning before we arrived. A nice experience. Met a few nice people.

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