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Far View Lodge
Carol C from:
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Rooms at Far View Lodge
The pictures of the rooms at Far View Lodge are misleading. The rooms are not a nice size they are very small and do not allow room to move around. The view I had was of a riding lawnmower and a little of the surrounding sites. Had to go to registration area to pick up additional towels and had to empty trash due to their not being any service until after I checked out. Not worth the money
theresap209 from: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Published Date: Sep, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
The views and the restaurant are great. The rooms are tiny and have paper thin walls. My recommendation is to get a room upstairs. We could hear the children upstairs running all over. The front door was very hard to close.
The private balcony was very clean no dust or cobwebs and had a beautiful views.
The location is great. Close to the cliff dwellings.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
Divya C from: Louisville, Kentucky
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great visit at Far View Lodge
Despite Covid, this was a great trip. The location is a wonderful place and the views spectacular. Highly recommend!! The staff are super helpful! Not all the trails or tours are open but it is still possible to
See the dwellings from a distance and that was worth the effort to get here!
Anna O from: Des Moines, Iowa
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Roadtripping in the context of Covid-19, we had no plans for the night but arrived at the park in the late afternoon. Having no prior knowledge of the lodge, we decided to take a chance and turn in when we came upon it and were lucky enough to get a room. Very reasonable rate for a Park Lodge, and even the "non-view" rooms still put you right in the middle of a beautiful sunset. The balcony was great, and overall the room was clean, cozy but not too cramped, and well maintained. I ordered dinner takeaway from the Metate lounge and was drooling at all the menu options but the pan seared trout won me over. My companion had an omelette from the Terrace the next morning. It's a perfect location to get out and explore the park. Very friendly staff too.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
ptolemy10 from: alexandria
Published Date: Aug, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Great view and dinner; otherwise problematic
This lodge has a great view over Mesa Verde, but otherwise it is very problematic. The rooms are tiny and sparsely furnished: no towel rack at the sink, and the world's smallest toilet. There are soap dispensers which reluctantly give out a miniscule amount of soap. The room (and this was a "deluxe" room) is so small that furniture has to be moved to access the door to the patio. There is little soundproofing: the building creaks in the wind, and you could hear your next-door neighbor guffawing. On the other hand, the food at dinner was outstanding. But this is negated by the fact that the lodge serves no breakfast (is this the situation at any other national park lodge?). The nearest food is half a mile away, where there is a snack bar that serves a few breakfast items. Otherwise you have to make the long drive to outside the park to get a full breakfast.
I don't know what to say: staying in the park is an advantage, but the lodge could be so much better. And no breakfast?