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Vista Del Rio Lodge

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2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
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Vista Del Rio Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Chama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were at the Vista del Rio Lodge in Chama, NM this week to spend our 19th wedding anniversary while on the road. I had already reviewed this lodge a couple of years ago, as we have been staying there since 1999, and never been disappointed. This visit was different, however. I happened to mention that we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

there is no ac, we had a terrible time. website said evap cooling, nope! I recommend not staying there. Ceiling doesnt stir up the air, its high speed is my low speed at my home. And you have 48 hrs before your arrival to cancel, which it is too late when you arrive and find out in jul, there is... More

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Hi CT: We are so sorry that issues during your recent stay. We would have preferred that you let us address these issues during your stay. We have had unseasonably warm weather, and have certainly allowed guests who were not comfortable with no AC to check out with no penalty. The evaporative coolers we use are portable, and we certainly... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a wonderful, hospitable staff welcomed our son's memorial project this weekend! Kim and Alwina and staff made sure that our volunteers were well taken care of as we reserved the entire hotel. We set up headquarters in the lovely backside of the hotel facing the Chama River. The rooms were clean, beds were comfty and the location was perfect!... More

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Arlington, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Room was spotless. Staff/owner was great. Handicapped room is huge. Loved staying on the back side away from the highway and had a nice view of creek, geese, etc. Had the motel mostly to ourselves. No breakfast available. Had a little trouble getting the TV to work but the staff came down and got it going.

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great, clean and quiet room with comfortable beds. Staff extremely friendly and thoughtful. We forgot a phone charger and she called to inform us so we could swing by to pick it up. Will definitely be back. Thanks

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was a very nice place to stay in the small town of Chama NM. It is located about a mile from Chama Railroad. My bedroom was located at the rear of the building so nice and quiet after 22:00 pm. The room was a good size, well equiped and clean. The reception area was very fine and the staff... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There are not many places in this small town and for the most part this is better than most. The rooms on the back are the ones to get. I have been there many times for the train trip and more often than not the hot tub does not work, you might want to leave that swim suit. You will... More

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

We are looking forward to receiving your letter, so we can resolve your issue. For clarification, we are waiting on the state EID to permit the hot tub. It has been a long, frustrating process, as we complied with the new regulations, and now the Federal government has added another layer of compliance that we are dealing with. And unfortunately,... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Overall, this was a very nice place to stay in Chama. The rooms were bright & cherry, nicely appointed and clean. Bed was comfortable and staff were very friendly & helpful. Towels were a bin thin, though. Unfortunately, during our stay, a modem was out of service and so could not get WiFi in our room. Had to go sit... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here 2 days as part of a tour package. The rooms are nice and seem new. The decor is a rustic style and was nice. The desk clerk was helpful with dining recommendations and made sure everything was right. The room was clean and fresh. There were plenty of plugs for charging things. The only negative was the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My family and I stayed in this hotel we all enjoyed our stay very much. This was a great hotel, the rooms were super clean, the grounds were perfectly taken care of and the customer service was excellent. The hotel itself is just as cute as can be with the beautiful flowers, the chilie ristras, the adorable bear wood carving... More

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Address: 2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Chama
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA-approved property on the banks of the Chama River! Free high speed Wifi, in-room coffee, HD Dish including HBO. 2 Miles south of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. ... more   less 
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