Big Bend National Park Hotels

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Chisos Mountains Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • refrigerators
  • central location for numerous hiking trails and scenic drives
  • free Wi-Fi in most rooms

    Cons

  • no phones or TVs

Fodorite Reviews

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Chisos Mountains Lodge Review

With ranger talks just next door at the visitor center, miles of hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness, and plenty of wildlife nearby, these comfortable rooms—some of which have been nicely remodeled—are a great place for families with kids. The lodge is also central to most activities within park boundaries. The majority of rooms are motel-style (some with balconies), but for a romantic getaway, reserve a stone cottage built by the Civilian Conservation Corps 70 years ago. Make advance reservations during the October-to-May busy season—up to a year's lead time is not out of the question for spring break and holidays.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 7 miles southwest of Chisos Basin Junction and 9 miles southwest of Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 | Map It
  • Phone: 432/477–2291 desk; 877/386–4383 reservations
  • Website:
  • Location: Big Bend National Park

    Hotel Details

  • 72 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-21-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Location, location, location

    With the exception of the campgrounds, this is the only lodging in the park. The location is near some nice trails and scenic overlooks, and many rooms have good views of the surrounding mountains. On a clear night, the view of the stars is amazing.

    The Casa Grande rooms have a small microwave and refrigerator, and have fairly standard hotel furnishings. The rooms were clean, but nothing fancy. There are washers, dryers, and soft drink machines in nearby buildings. The Casa Grande rooms have private balconies. The air conditioning was a bit noisy, but no more so than the average motel. There is wifi available at the main buildings, but the signal did not reach my room.

    The rooms do not have TV or telephone of any kind. So, if you need the front desk, for example, you will need to walk (or drive) over. Once it gets dark and the restaurant is closed, the entire place is super-quiet. If you need amusement, bring a DVD player, a CD player, or other entertainment of your own.

    by StLouisGal, 9/13/12

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