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Far View Lodge
prater2018 from: South Point, Ohio
Published Date: Jan, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 2
Needs an update
We were exhausted after a busy day hiking and climbing and were happy to have a short drive. The room was small and needed an update. It was clean and had a wonderful view. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We dined at the restaurant and found the staff and food to be very good. We enjoyed our meal in a pleasant dining room. Probably will not stay there again but it served a great purpose for a tired couple
fernpierotti from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
A room with a view
The hotel is inside the Mesa Verde National Park, which is a plus!
To get to the hotel you will be amazed by the beautiful roads, mesas and wild animals. The room was clean, perfect size, 2 queens beds. No TV, but who got time for TV when you're surrounded by so much beauty.
We had dinner at their restaurant, make sure to make reservations.
Saw the sunset from the Bar deck, gorgeous tons of pink!
I would definitely stay there again.
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
mjsuss50 from: michigan
Published Date: Dec, 6, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
So great to stay in a National Park
I stayed in this Lodge in 1993 with my family and again by myself in 2018. I enjoyed being able to stay in the park at night, to see the sunsets and sunrises. Great breakfasts at the Far View Terrace, elegant dinners at the Lodge. Comfortable rooms, nothing spectacular, but we're there for the scenery, not the hotel, right?
LiciaW from: Halifax, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 22, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Location, location, location
We booked a “deluxe” kiva room. What we got was certainly not deluxe in my opinion.
Waited patiently at check in whilst the solitary check in assistant dealt with a gentleman with what seemed like a very complex reservation problem.
Eventually a second member of staff appeared….only to be drawn into the problem the other member of staff was dealing with.
Finally we were checked in. A quick scribble on the map showed where our room was located and that was it.
Our room seemed a bit shabby, and certainly appeared smaller than in the photos.
Fridge, coffee maker, tiny bathroom, small balcony with two chairs and small table.
No TV - fine, no microwave OK, spotty wifi - we're in the desert.
The worst thing by a mile were the paper thin walls coupled with amorous neighbours who either didn't realise or didn't care that we could hear everything.
Reading on the balcony I looked up to see a deer grazing below which was nice. We may have seen more wildlife if the folks next door had kept the noise down.
However, if I were to return, I think I would stay again, purely to save the long drive in and out of the park each day.
JJLJOregon from: Roseburg, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 19, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Great Location; Incredible View; Very Comfortable Bed
We enjoyed our two nights stay during early October in a Deluxe Kiva View room with a king bed during our days exploring in Mesa Verde National Park. The view from our room was incredible. Far View Lodge is located 15 miles inside the Park and near the middle of the Park, which makes it the perfect location for accessing the various sights in Mesa Verde. Our room was on the lower floor of a two-story building next to the main lodge building. The front desk staff was friendly and professional.
Our room was clean and updated, with a reasonable rate for lodges within a national park. We liked the rustic national park style décor of our room. The furniture in the room appeared to be fairly new and was in excellent condition. The room was not large but adequate. The lodge was not overly busy when we were there, but at any rate our room was very quiet and we did not hear any noise from adjacent rooms as other reviews have mentioned. We liked having the sink and vanity separate from the toilet/ shower room. The king bed was very comfortable, one of the best we experienced on our three week road trip. The room had nice bedding linens and towels, and extra blankets. The toilet/ shower room was adequate, but on the small side. It had tile floor and a nice tile shower. The toilet seemed to be lower than standard toilets. The room had a min-refrigerator, but no microwave. Electrical plugs for recharging our camera batteries, phone, and iPad were very limited. The Wi-Fi was not high speed, and sort of came and went in the room. There was very limited cell phone coverage (AT&T) at Far View Lodge, and essentially non-existent in the Park, which was fine with us. The lodge has a very nice restaurant for dinner. But, there is no breakfast at the lodge. Breakfast and lunch are available at the Far View Terrace about a mile away.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 4