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Far View Lodge
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Stay inside Mesa Verde Park to fully enjoy it!
User: PhilViking from: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Published Date: Jul, 27, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
I've stayed in the Far View Lodge before, and once more discovered how great it is. The location, views, room quality, restaurants, all are very good. Despite COVID requirements, major droughts, and recent fires, the Lodge delivers a consistent great experience. Our rooms were comfortable, with great views. It was quiet at night and after a day's hiking we all slept well. Plenty of hot water to enjoy a good shower. It is only a three minute walk to the lobby and the Metate Room restaurant. Staying inside Mesa Verde National Park reveals more about the archeological sites and experiences. Our room's balcony looked over the plateaus, with Shiprock in the distance. Watching the various birds, small creatures running through the bushes, and weather patterns as the day progresses gives a better understanding of what the ancient inhabitants experienced. This is the ONLY lodge inside the park. Otherwise hotels and motels are at least 45 minutes away. Please make your Lodge reservations many months in advance!

A good option for Mesa Verde
User: ProfandMom from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 23, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
Stay here for the location. The drive into the park is long and winding. If you want to explore the park, it’s best to stay inside the park itself, and this is your only hotel option there. I’m glad we stayed here because of that, The rooms are small. They are old. They could be better maintained. But they are clean. They include a small fridge and coffee maker and a balcony with two chairs and a small table. There are no TVs. I think the price was reasonable. Staff was also pleasant and helpful. The WiFi worked fine for our purposes of checking email, but the person who checked us in advised us it would not work for streaming video. I am glad we stayed here and would do it again if I came to Mesa Verde.

Beware, it is NOT like their website photos
User: judijac2016 from: The Villages, Florida
Published Date: Jul, 17, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 3
We stayed there July 9&10. Paid in advance for "deluxe" view room but did not get that. After complaining, they moved us to a "better" room but not the view shown in photos on website. The rooms we saw had no decorations anywhere. They were bare floors, bed, walls, etc. The furniture and plumbing is old and "tired". No coffee machine in the room, The full bath was a 30 inch square shower and toilet. It is the only place to stay in the park and it was ok but far from what was promised.

Can't beat the location inside the park!
User: lbs2000 from: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2021
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
Can't beat the location of Far View Lodge inside the Mesa Verde National Park. The rooms in our building all seemed to have patios that overlooked a great scenic view. The rooms were not lavish, but very nice and clean. Only small issue is that there is not much soundproofing between the rooms. We could hear the conversations of the couple in the next room, as if they were in our room. Even though there are different buildings containing the rooms, you can walk from your room to the lobby and the Metate Room restaurant. Definitely make dinner reservations. We made them way in advance. When we were checking in, the folks in front of us were told that they were all sold out. There were no other dinner restaurants anywhere nearby. They were doing some takeout meals. The lodge is quite a far drive from the entrance to the park, maybe 45 minutes to an hour. It is a very slow drive up switchbacks through the mountains. Would not recommend doing the drive in the dark, if you can help it. I would definitely stay here again!

Great stay and location!
User: fs2 from: Alachua, Florida
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2021
Travel Date: May, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful experience at Far View Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant was outstanding and the service was excellent. Especially considering the limited capacity. Our room (very clean!) had a spectacular view and was the end unit, an added bonus.

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