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“Rustic but Functional”
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Far View Lodge
Reviewed 17 October 2014

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.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

You can't beat the views, especially sunrise and sunset. The Metate Room has pretty good food, but it's priced a little high for the quality plus it's totally staffed with kids. The bed was great in the room but I saw a few bugs. Also the soap dispensers had no soap and no bars to be found. I woke up to brew my precious in room coffee and the package was in the basket but empty.

Stayed: October 2014
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

We stayed here with a tour and had a Kiva Room. Furnishings were attractive if not all that practical. Our room was small, especially the bathroom, but the location (the only place to stay in the park) was worth the trade off for us. Wi-fi worked in our room, but the heater didn't seem to be calibrated that well (the display read 74 regardless of what the actual temperature in the room was--and it was pretty cold one night. Once turned on, it warmed up the room quickly, though). Groups of rooms are set into the hillside, so the quality of the view varies, as does the length of the walk from the lodge; if that matters, ask exactly where you'll be.

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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

This is the only non camping choice in the park. It has as the name implies an incredible view. The restaurant was superb. For the price the rooms are pretty basic. Our king bed moved and squeaked with every movement even a deep breath. There was a bright light right outside the door and a glass transom over the door meaning it was very bright in the room all night. The sink cabinet was unfinished plywood. They need water saving shower heads. I guess when the NPS gives you a monopoly you can get away with it. For all that it is a unique place and there are no alternatives.

Room Tip: My wife and I would have slept better in the room with two queens since the king bed was so bad.
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

You have to travel deep into the Mesa Verde National Park to get to the Far View Lodge but it is worth it. It puts you right in place to explore the ancient Pueblo past. we had a nice, but somewhat dated cabin (they are all the same) with a breathtaking view of the Soda Canyon.
Staying at an in the park facility has a disadvantage that it makes you hostage to the food service which it typically not very good and overpriced.

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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 Navajo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330
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Region: United States > Colorado > Mesa Verde National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mesa Verde National Park
Price Range: €101 - €146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Far View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only lodging within the park; it is open April through October. ... more   less 
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Far View Hotel Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde Far View Lodge

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