Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Southwestern New Mexico Hotels

Dam Site Resort

  • 77B Engle Star Rte. Map It
  • Elephant Butte


  • Beautiful, historic property with great lake views


  • Staffing is minimal (though down-home friendly)
  • Basic rooms have few amenities and no Internet

Fodor's Review

The lodgings at this resort are a fun step back in time. The lodge was built in 1911 for the dam's administration and engineering offices. The "cabins" are quaint, neo-pueblo, stucco structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1940s. The resort has been established as an official historic district, and the restoration of the buildings is top-notch. The lodge operates as a B&B and is furnished with many period antiques. The spacious covered porch overlooks the marina. The cabins are an experience in retro-chic, and all have views of the lake, and kitchenettes (you must furnish utensils, plates, etc.) The bar-restaurant ($), open weekends only, serves steaks, seafood, and sandwiches—and some excellent margaritas. On Saturday nights between about Easter and Labor Day, dance bands play blues or rock on the outdoor patio, which also has a bar. Booking is done through the Dam Site Marina office.

Hotel Information


77B Engle Star Rte., ; 5 mi east of 3rd St. light in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, New Mexico, 87935, United States

Map It



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 8 rooms, 16 cabins

View Southwestern New Mexico Hotel Rates


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.