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Chisos Mountains Lodge
SLKspingirl from: Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Great location, clean, maintenance issues
We have stayed in five other NP properties, this one is most in need of updates/maintenance. That being said, I would stay here again because of location. Being in the park, easy access to multiple trails (Windows, Lost Mine, South Rim) I would hate to have to drive in and out of this park to access trails every day. We experienced two rooms because the water heater in our first room broke and flooded the room. Stone cottage 105 has no view but is fairly spacious (and by now has a new water heater). Emory Peak #111 has a small view of mountains, king bed and a toilet that wouldn’t flush properly. Bring a flashlight as there are no nightstand lamps. Bring conditioner if you need it as the room only has soap and shampoo. There is a hairdryer. Front desk staff very friendly. Restaurant good (especially for this location) but if you have dietary restrictions or are vegetarian/vegan/gluten free bring your own food.
Robert H from: Indianapolis, United States
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Best place to stay if you are visiting Big Bend National Park
If you stay outside the park, each day you drive back to the park will take time, close to an hour, depending on where you stay outside the park. If you want to visit the park for a few days, stay inside the park at Chisos Mountain Lodge. It is a great place at the basin, in the middle of the mountains. They have grocery store (you can buy beer and wine there, too) and they have a great restaurant with very good food. -- When you have a big day in the park (hiking or driving), you should stay in the park. Otherwise, you will have to drive quite a distance outside the park to your lodging. BUT, they, also, have a large campground at the basin which is very nice if you like that kind of overnight lodging. -- Chisos Mountain Lodge is a little expensive but worth it for a vacation trip. They, also, have a small laundry facility if you need that. It is very a peaceful and beautiful place to relax after a long day at the park.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
437pata from: Houston, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
A Basic Room With Mountain View
We stayed at the Chisos Mountain Lodge on the second night of our 2019 Road Trip West. The Lodge is an older facility with an incredible cleaning staff. Our room was immaculate when we checked in. The desk staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The only downside was the room was typical 50s style and size. The MAJOR upside was that there was a balcony that looked out on a mountain view. We sat out and had evening libations while watching nature in seemingly solitude and quiet. We have decided to return next September for four or five days.
caleb05 from: Texas
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Disappointed in lodge and gift shop staff
Have stayed here 3 or 4 times now and nothing ever changes. It is old and worn out. Front desk staff at check in would have rather been ANYwhere but there. The guests were a huge inconvenience to her when she had to get up from her glass of tea at her desk after not acknowledging us waiting for about 5 minutes just 10 feet away from her desk. Never made eye contact. Just said "drivers license and credit card" and shoved a paper across the desk for me to sign. It was apathy at its greatest.
biancaalcantar from: Fort Worth, Texas
Published Date: Aug, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Quality lodge with a great location
This lodge met my expectations. It is literally located centrally in Big Bend Nt Park and surrounded by beautiful peaks. There are trails that begin at the lodge and some that require a bit of a drive. The lodge has a small convenient store that carries your basic needs, including ice, drinks and snacks. The restaurant is located within the office, along with a souvenir shop. The restaurant food quality is good for the price they charge and satisfied our hunger. My family met and talked with many of the staff at the lodge and all were so informative and helpful. We stayed for two nights in the Casa Grande lodge on the top floor. Everything was clean on arrival. A/C is loud but not annoying. Mini fridge worked well. Bathroom is small but did the job. Beds were O.K. Pillows were flat but you get plenty of them. We slept well every night. We stayed in August and to our surprise the temperature was cool before it hit noon, and cool again after 5pm. I will DEFINITELY be returning to this lodge and recommending it!
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4