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Chisos Mountains Lodge
fehlow from: LA
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
We stayed for one night in a very old motel style unit. If it wasn’t in the middle of the park it would have been grossly overpriced. It was still overpriced. It was however charming with great views and the only viable alternative to camping or staying far away. Our room had a very old heater which was noisy cycling on and off and only a ceiling fan for air. Note that the lodge has a restaurant but no other place to hang out.
LUchicago from: Chicago
Published Date: Feb, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
I have read many of the other reviews that complain that the rooms need to be updated. Our room was what we expected in a remote, rustic National Park. It was very modest, with well used furniture and a small bathroom but it was more than adequate and very clean....
The lovely room with floor to ceiling windows in the restaurant was such a pleasure. The food was well prepared, offered a variety and always included fresh fruits, and vegetarian options. The breakfast buffet and the soup and salad dinner option was a bargain with lots of fresh selections. The menu seemed very reasonable for both food and alcohol. We never had to wait longer than 5 minutes for a table in spite of a fully booked lodge.
The staff was consistently pleasant and helpful, both when I called for information and upon checking in and out.
Our expectations were surpassed.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
Kate P from:
Published Date: Feb, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Canyon beauty in an average motel room
The setting is truly the star of this lodge. The rooms are standard motel rooms, nothing special. We were in room 109 which sits across the parking lot from trailheads and a short uphill walk to the restaurant. The cost of the room is definitely based on location versus amenities.
dianad860 from: Durham, New Hampshire
Published Date: Feb, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
We stayed two nights. The first night we were in #109, up the hill. I truly believe this room has never been renovated. Including the old porcelain sink that had been painted 25 years ago to the sheets that were too small for the bed! I guess the room was clean but honestly hard to tell as everything was so worn. It also had what I can only image was the original heating system that sounded like a large bin of cans being dumped out every time it started. Night two was better. The room had been updated, newer heating system although it didn’t seem to work unless it was manually turned on each time. For the price I would never agree to stay in the first room again...unless it was $10 a night.
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Feb, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Convenient location in Big Bend National Park
Chisos Mountains Lodge (Casa Grande) was the quietest and most peaceful location on our West Texas journey. I could see the Milky Way from my little balcony. The food in the restaurant was tasty and reasonably priced. The check out employees were preoccupied-one on her phone -or I would have given this location an excellent rating. The check-in guy said he could provide a porter, but did not. This location is close to several Trailheads including Window View for sunset.