NPR Reviews Provided by
Chisos Mountains Lodge
geraldj462 from: Spring, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 24, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Preparation is the key
Your staying right in the middle of this Huge Park. Visitor center, groc store and the only restaurant within walking distance. Several hiking trails start here, with one of the shortest and only paved trail located here. Not the of best lodging, but it’s all about location staying here. It saves you so much time and gas staying here. The restaurant now open for all three meals. Now serving a simple breakfast buffet for $12, lunch around $18, and dinner approx $30.
When coming to Big Bend, do a lot of planning and reading all the reviews. Visit the Ranger Station each day. You can not just show up to this park unprepared.
Don K from: Chandler, Texas
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Good hiking and star views
Lodge was very nice location but pillows were like rocks. Great location to view stars. Campgrounds nearby. Small store a lodge location. Restaurant was great. Be sure to ask for veteran discount when you check in.
- Value: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Stan W from:
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2023 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023 Rating: 1
Don’t eat there!
The check in staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was disgusting for breakfast. Eggs were runny and undercooked. Biscuits were rocks. Juice was warm. Potatoes were room temperature and rubbery.
I saw the cook tasting food with a spoon in the kitchen while cooking. Gross!!! The front of the restaurant employee was rune and lied about the chef being gone and that he could not get some eggs fully cooked. He sat at the front burping loudly where it could be heard throughout the restaurant.
- Value: 1
- Location: 4
- Service: 1
TChicagah from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2023 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
OK place, great location
This was a decent enough hotel. As others have mentioned, you're paying for the location. And what a location it is. The king room I had was dated, but clean and quiet.
To my understanding, the lodge is being torn down in 2024
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Published Date: Jun, 24, 2023 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Enjoyable NPS stay
We enjoyed our stay here. Please keep in mind this is an NPS lodge, not a 5 star resort. There were three of us in our room with a king bed. The staff had a rollaway bed that we requested in the room already which was nice. The rollaway bed was serviceable but not the best. My wife and I thought the king bed was comfortable, especially if you like a really firm mattress. The refrigerator/freezer came in handy as well. It’s not a full size fridge/freezer but not one of the tiny dorm room types either. The air conditioning blew cold which was a slight concern due to the high heat warnings and the age of the facilities. The coffee maker takes the pouch type pods, not the plastic types. It was nice being able to make coffee in the room instead of walking up the hill to lodge. Lastly, we really enjoyed having a balcony, if you have the means to do so we would highly recommend it.
Make sure to catch a sunset either from your balcony or the from Window View Trail…magnificent! Overall, we had a great experience and would recommend staying here to family and friends…keeping in mind it’s not a 5 star hotel.