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Chisos Mountains Lodge
K.W. H from: Belem, PA
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 10, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Ok, so there are very few options for lodging in and around Big Bend, but the prices at this “motel” were way too high for what you get. And our room was made up but very dirty.
Three stars because of the location and the nice little patio on the back of the room, overlooking the beautiful nature.
Erie J from: St. Petersburg, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Clean and great location
Pros: LOCATION, it is quite clean, quiet, location.
Call ahead regarding the restaurant opening. We only booked less than a week before our visit (got lucky with a cancellation) and they did not mention the restaurant is closed and only pre-orders are taken. Bring food with you in general.
Nothing has been upgraded in a about six decades. If the furnishings would be upgraded, new mattress, etc it would be wonderful. Again, it’s clean unlike the reviews you will read for another National Park property located in Terlingua. If this was outside the park it would be about $40-50 a night so you are paying $130 for the location and they know this which is why rooms haven’t been updated.
EmGuarino from: Houston, Texas
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Lodge room and stone cottage during covid
Chisos is always a fabulous location to enjoy the best of Big Bend NP. The staff is great and the restaurant is such a treat. We have stayed in both the lodge rooms and the stone cottages. We have even lucked out by showing up at 4pm and asking if there are any rooms available. Apparently a couple ADA rooms are not allowed to be booked way in advance. The stone cottages are are a special treat and the lodge restaurant delivered food in golf carts during covid . Looks like they are doing some much needed updates to the restaurant. Will be back in 2021 to check it out. If I could beg for one thing (my one complaint); please update your BEDDING Chisos! Seriously, rustic and lodge period piece furnishings are one thing, but old, worn out bedding is never a positive. Even if you stay booked year-round, no excuse, especially given the rates. This is the most unnatural material and the stitching is falling apart, constantly catching on things. Literally anything would be better. Other than that, I absolutely love this area and the staff. Will visit again soon.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Sleen_M from: San Antonio, Texas
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Perfect getaway at the stone cottage!
Was lucky enough to secure a reservation for a few nights at the Rossevelt cottage number 103. The staff was amazing, very friendly/professional and helpful!
The cottage was breathtaking with fantastic views, with the window visible from the porch and inside. The restaurant was open only for guests staying and served breakfast, lunch and dinner that was delivered to the room. Food was delicious and plentiful.
The trails were very accessible. We were fortunate enough to see some bears. The night skies were pretty dark and the galaxy was clearly visible.
Staying within the park was very advantageous in order to explore.
Hope to stay here again in the future!
Aw_Cb from: Pontefract, United Kingdom
Published Date: Apr, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Initially didn't want to stay, but by the end, didn't want to leave.
We stayed in one of the Emory Peak Lodges and they're a short (dark) walk from the main visitors centre. Once we got over how old the rooms are, and I mean old, we're talking stone baths and sinks from the 1940's (I think), we loved the place. They're poorly furnished with a small fridge and a microwave (no cutlery either) and in need of refurbishemed. But looking back, this was part of it's charm, although maybe a deep clean would help.
It's not a cheap place to stay but you're not paying for the room, you're paying for the location and the location is stunning! It's the only place to stay if you intend to do a few hikes, it's a long drive in. It's worth the money.
The on site shop is naturally over-priced but it is well stocked. The restaurant is surprinsgly well-priced and very tasty. Most meals were between $10-$15.
Excellent place for star-gazing.
We would definetly return!
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5