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Far View Lodge
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So great to stay in a National Park
User: mjsuss50 from: michigan
Published Date: Dec, 6, 2018
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
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?

Location, location, location
User: LiciaW from: Halifax, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 22, 2018
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
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.

Great Location; Incredible View; Very Comfortable Bed
User: JJLJOregon from: Roseburg, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 19, 2018
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
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.
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Stay in the Park
User: VCLAlbuquerque from: Albuquerque
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2018
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
We stayed in the Park at a very reasonable rate due to the end of Season. The Lodge is very simple but we had a great view and it was quite comfortable. The restaurant and the bar were good especially the restaurant. The main attraction was the location. We spent 1 1/2 days at the Park so we enjoyed taking our time since we did not have to leave.

Recommend only for its location in Mesa Verde Natl Park.
User: ttiottn1 from: Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 4, 2018
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
Mesa Verde Natl Park has lots of windy roads. It takes at least 40 mins from the park entrance to get to the sites. We had only 2 days in the park and wanted to make the most of them so decided to spend the extra money to stay 1 night at this hotel in the park. After all taxes & fees for 2 adults, 1 bed it was $170. The location cuts down on a ton of driving on the windy roads and the view from the balcony of our room was spectacular. But that's the only reason to recommend this place. There was no microwave, TV or internet access in the room. It did have a fridge & coffee maker. It was clean, quiet with a comfortable bed and everything worked properly. The ice machine was a good hike from our room. The main building has 2 restaurants with limited hours; see my review for the Far View Lounge (recommended). No breakfast provided, just coffee & fruit in the lobby. There is the Far View Terrace Cafe about 1 mile from the hotel; it's cafeteria style with grab and go items too but it did not look very appetizing so we skipped it and ate food we brought; that's what I'd recommend. If you have a limited amount to time to see the park, then I'd recommend staying here for the convenience only. Otherwise stay in nearby Cortez; it has way more amenities and options than nearby Mancos and significantly better value for hotel. I highly recommend the Best Western in Cortez; see my review for details.
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