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#2 of 6 in Big Bend National Park
Known as the last frontier of Texas, Big Bend National Park encompasses over 800,000 acres of breathtaking desert landscape. Here you'll find the uniquely located Chisos Mountains Lodge, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly Texas hospitality.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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suzifsu wrote a review Apr 2022
Tallahassee, Florida1 contribution2 helpful votes
It is March 4, 2022 and I reserved 2 nights in the Chisos Mountain Lodge for the middle of September 2022. According to the website there were plenty of rooms available so I booked for 2 nights. I then proceeded to set my entire trip around those dates. Airlines, other hotels, entire itinerary. I get an email this afternoon that says what I booked is not available for the dates I've chosen and they graciously suggested I stay in some fleabag motel. I called to see what other rooms where available and was told there was nothing in the entire system for that park. She gave no explanation of why the website is totally worthless and ended up hanging up on me. Granted, I was really mad but didn't use a curse word until after she hung up on me. What is the point of a website with the ability to make a reservation when it so far from accurate it is a joke? It also raised the rate $20 a night from when I looked at availability on Saturday and when I booked on Monday. I figured I'd eat the $40 just to stay in a park facility, but alas, they won't get my money.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Do not use the web site to make a reservation! It is a complete farce!
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ChristinaF wrote a review Mar 2022
Atlanta, GA225 contributions171 helpful votes
I believe the only reason to stay Chisos Mountains Lodge is its unbeatable location. Everything is like Western Movies lodging set up besides the A/C. We were very lucky to bump into the thunderstorm late at night which caused whole mountain out of power for 18+ hours. We were stuck in the tiny room without fresh air because you could not even open the windows. The lodging staffs warmed us their window screen couldn’t stop the bugs harassing you all night long. No power also means you could not go to Park gas stations to fill your tank. We decided to check out a day earlier and then driving 3 hours round trip to Marathon to fill our tank to be able to finished our Big Bend trip.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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bathtravel123 wrote a review Feb 2022
Bath, Maine368 contributions147 helpful votes
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was basic but very comfortable and offered a microwave and refrigerator which was useful if you just wanted to bring along your own food for a quick meal. The views from the room were especially striking at sunset. And one could not ask for a more convenient location in terms of being in the heart of the Big Bend National Park.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Beachguy43 wrote a review Jan 2022
Riviera, Texas136 contributions114 helpful votes
We have been staying here almost yearly for the past 40 years. We have camped, stayed in the motel, the stone cottages and the lodge. The only thing that has changed over the years is the difficulty in securing a room. When we first started coming you could drive into the Basin in off season and get a room without a reservation. That has changed. Now you must be either flexible or make a reservation as much as a year or more in advance. Being now retired we can be flexible and by checking the reservation calendar almost daily we were lucky to get a room in the Emory Lodge for three nights last week. We had been notified in advance that the restaurant was closed and we would need to bring our own food. There is a small store in Basin but we were told supplies would be limited. We brought all our own food but turns out the store was well provisioned. Not supermarket type selection but one would have had plenty to eat and drink. Better wine selection than I remember from past years. Every room was equipped with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Beds were very comfortable and if you like the sound of silence this is the place to be. Seems number of visitors to the park has increased by at least ten fold in past few years but it is a big place so you never feel crowded such as might be the case at other national parks. Big Bend is not "on the way" to anywhere so everyone there was there because it was their destination. Super quality service. Over the years we have never met a disgruntled visitor or employee. It is one of my spirit places. Get in line, they are currently taking reservations for 2023.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: All rooms are good but best views are from the Roosevelt Stone Cottages which have private patios.
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newarkdelawaregin wrote a review Jan 2022
Newark, Delaware462 contributions190 helpful votes
Spent two nights here. Having stayed at other NP lodges and read these reviews, we were expecting a fairly basic hotel. It was actually better than I expected. Our building C room had two fairly comfortable double beds, small table and 2 chairs, an arm chair, fridge with freezer, and a microwave. Heat worked well. Small private balcony with chairs was nice but be careful not to get locked out there. The room was fairly tight—fine for two people, but if you had four people I’m not sure where they’d put their suitcases. Bathroom was adequate. Folks at check in were nice. There’s not really a lobby, just a gift shop/office for staff. We’d been advised in advance that the restaurant was closed, so we came prepared with easily heatable canned dinners and packaged lunches and breakfasts. I’d like to come back to this park and would definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chisos Mountains Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chisos Mountains Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Chisos Mountains (0.4 km), Lost Mine Trail (2.2 km), and The Window Trail (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chisos Mountains Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Chisos Mountains Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chisos Mountains Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Chisos Mountains Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Chisos Mountains Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.