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Vista Del Rio Lodge

#1 of 8 Hotels in Chama
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2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a travel writer so I book a lot of lodging. When I can, I like to sample family-owned hotels. I have to say, rarely have I stayed in a place as clean as the Vista Del Rio - what a great room! The owners are locals with all that great local knowledge. In the evening of my stay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm pleased to say this is one of the places I've been to. The rooms were exquisite and the housekeepers are so friendly which is something you don't experience often. I was extremely satisfied with the lady with short hair and boyish attire. She immediately stopped what she was doing to assist me with the t.v and also when i... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean basic lodging in Chama, NM. Friendly staff. If it hadn't been rainy while we were there would have liked to walk to river and explore a bit more. Beds comfortable. Rooms decent size. I always wish they had a sofa for watching TV vs one chair. Difficult for couples. Would stay there again if in area.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at four different Motels in Chama over the last 25 years, and the Vista Del Rio is the newest, cleanest, and friendliest of them all. Kim Casford is super nice, and will go out of her way to make sure you have a great stay. Never had a problem and we look forward to our stay every... More 

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

Thanks so much for your awesome review! Our goal is make sure every one of our guests are happy when they leave and ready to come back! We appreciate your repeat business, and look forward to your return visit to Vista del Rio Lodge! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Chama to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Train. Our room was ready when we arrived after 5 p.m. It was impeccably clean. Front desk staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about where to fish, eat, etc. Small fridge in room to keep snacks in. Grounds are pleasant with small pond, large trees, next to Rio Chama... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! Impeccably clean is something we work really hard on, so it's always nice to have someone else notice our hard work! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Arcadia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have always wanted to ride the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, so I decided to finally do it this past 4th of July weekend. Lodging options in Chama are limited but I noticed the Vista Del Rio received consistently positive reviews so I opted for it. My plane was late arriving in Albuquerque, so by the time I obtained my... More 

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Leah is a true gem, and such an asset to our property! Thank you for recognizing her by name, she was thrilled! We hope you are able to return soon! More 

flushing, ny
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222 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

nice, rustic exterior in quiet rural Chama, NM. Clean room, decent ammenities. Comfortable & charming. Minutes away from our goal here in Chama - to ride the scenic railroad. We got caught in weather on way here from Los Alamos & they kindly contacted us via cell & offered to stay open after office closing at 10pm to make sure... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words and awesome review. Our guest's safety is a huge concern for us, especially driving our rural mountain roads at night. Add a rainstorm to the mix and we worry! See you next time! More 

Out West
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81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed here for a few nights. In general: newly refurbished rooms, Dish Network HD. I wish the walls were a tad thicker as I could here the TVs from both sides, the guy yawing as he went into his shower from the room behind me and the elderly gent snoring his head off from the room next door. But... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate your comments about the evaporative coolers. We need to state on the website that they are available on request, as most people don't want them; they prefer to enjoy our enjoy our cool mountain air at 8,000 feet. I will change the website to state that they are available on request. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We were in Chama to ride the train for our “break day" on a 2200 mile road trip on our motorcycles and found the Vista Del Rio a great soft place to land. The beds were comfy, there were deer that came to say hello and get a drink from the pond out back, they had opened the window to... More 

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

We are thrilled that you were so happy with your accommodations. But more important, we look forward to your return visit. Repeat customers are our favorite! Thanks again for the awesome review! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This motel is recently remodeled and all I can say is WOW! We had an amazing stay! Not only was the staff super attentive & accommodating but the motel itself was gorgeous! I could not believe how beautiful the bathrooms were in the room! Breathtaking tile, modern curved shower rods and lots of fluffy towels! I only wish my bathroom... More 

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

Thanks so much for your awesome review of Vista del Rio Lodge. We have just undergone a major renovation and are so happy to know our guests think it is as beautiful as we think it is! We look forward to your return visit! More 

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