To our mind this is the perfect place to stay in Chama. The room was very comfortable, very quiet, had fantastic views to the moutains and a balcony that overlooked the railroad depot. We, probably like most people, were riding the railroad and it is just a short walk from the room. It is bed only but there are plenty of places in Chama to eat with a cafe for breakfast about 100 yds. The room has plenty of coffee as well as a stocked mini bar. Definitely on our do again list
Traveled to Chama for the 50th anniversary of the last steam powered freight train on the former DRGW narrow gauge railroad. Picked the Dancing Wolf by luck and an unofficial recommendation from the Cumbres & Toltec reservationist! What an absolutely wonderful place. It is small with only two rooms but the decor is fantastic. The room was very, very comfortable. The balcony overlooks the C&T depot and rail yard which is the attraction which draws most people to Chama. The bathroom was wonderful. A large walk-in shower with great water pressure. The true measure of the quality, however, is the bath towel. The bath sheets were plush and very soft.
Fully stocked bar and snacks included with the room price.
Overall, a great place in a great location. I will go back.
There are no reviews with less than an excellent rating and there is a good reason for this. The owner has two rooms (yes, that's ALL) above his shop and also lives onsite.
When you walk into your room, you feel like you are a guest in a home. The owner gives you a full tour of all the amenities, which include snacks and drinks and the most incredible shower. The rooms are beautifully decorated in Southwest Cowboy style and some really fantastic artwork. Linens are posh and the bed was extremely comfortable.
There is a balcony that overlooks the Cumbres & Toltec railyard with comfortable chairs to sit and watch the trains and the hills. Although the railyard is right there and there is lots going on especially early in the morning, the room was very quiet.
We were in town to celebrate our 40th anniversary with a ride on the Cumbres & Toltec and decided to splurge on the Dancing Wolf to make it a memorable trip and that it did. We hope to return for another trip on the train and will definitely stay here again. Thanks for the great experience Jim.
If you are going to Chama and want a truly special experience, stay here. You won't be disappointed.
The owner has two rooms above his gift shop. Both rooms are very well decorated in a Southwestern theme but without being garish or overdone. The bed in our room had very high quality linens, blankets, pillows and mattress and allowed for a great night's sleep. It was also very quiet. Wonderful bathroom and shower. Everything is very unique about this hotel.
The owner was very welcoming and friendly during our stay and went out of his way to assist us. If I'm ever in Chama again, I will definitely return here and I recommend anyone staying in this town to book a room here too.
Take whatever preconceptions you have about bed and breakfasts and throw them out the window, because they don't apply. Take the things you don't like about a B&B and throw them out the window as well.
The owner, Jim, has set a very high standard here. Our room was very nicely decorated in the manner of a lodge. The king size bed was very comfortable. The room was at the rear and away from the road, so it was quiet. We could sit on our balcony and watch the trains from rocking chairs. The walk-in shower was huge, with a high shower head and good water pressure. Complimentary drinks and snacks were offered. The only negative was lack of internet, so I had to use my phone as a hotspot. Otherwise, there was not one single thing to nitpick. I really dislike staying at B&Bs, for a long list of reasons. But not one of those reasons was found here. This is a first-class establishment.
Breakfast is not offered, but guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast just down the street at the Boxcar Cafe, and it was very good. Just order from the menu and enjoy. The cafe is closed on Mondays, however.
If you're staying in Chama, this is THE place to go.