Location is obviously the biggest plus. I also liked that you could walk to the Metate Room (dining, though expensive and that not that to me) plus the office and the lounge (which has a TV if you miss that!) The place was a little dated and a tiny bit shabby but the bed was quite food, and the bathroom fine. We appreciated the WiFi and the in-room phone (my cell phone didn't work there) but the walls were really thin and I was a bit worried about what the people next door were thinking when my husband coughed. We heard him or her sneeze, so that gives you an idea of how much you can hear if you have noisy neighbors. I suspect that's one reason there are no TVs - would bother people around you. It's meant to be rustic, and it is. Of course, the views are nice, so that's a plus, and the Far View Ruins are maybe less than a mile down the road which makes for a nice sunrise or sunset visit. During October, the room rates are much more reasonable than during the summer, so that was a plus. I really liked staying in the park rather than having to come in from Cortez. There were no steps to climb, which is also good for older people with knee problems. The room was (truly) nonsmoking - no smells. I wasn't crazy about the few food choices available in mid October, however. You're really a captive audience. The breakfast was $11 (buffet) and I wish I had just brought some pastries to eat with the coffee in the room.
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- Only lodging within the park; it is open April through October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Far View Hotel Mesa Verde National Park
- Mesa Verde Far View Lodge