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Chisos Mountains Lodge
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
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