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Vista Del Rio Lodge

#1 of 8 Hotels in Chama
Certificate of Excellence
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2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
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25% off second night
Vista Del Rio Lodge
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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flushing, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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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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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
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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 

Arapaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We pick this motel after reading the reviews and we were very pleased with the hosts and the motel. Our room was spotless, they did a nice job on the remodel. The room has a small coffee pot and a small refrigerator. Will stay here again.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review. You were one of our very first guests after a major renovation, and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and will return to stay with us again! More 

Albuquerque, Nm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Chama is a very small town with not a whole lot of options for food or lodging, but you won't feel like you got "stuck" in a room at the Vista del Rio Lodge. The rooms are very clean and spacious with comfortable beds, hot showers, and free wifi--pretty much all I need. I had a room that faced the... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My mum and I stayed two nights at the Vista del Rio when taking the train trip out of Chama. Booking the room was easy, quick confirmation and good communication. Check in was no hassle and the hosts were very friendly. They were also very helpful when it came to getting directions and recommendations for places to eat. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Vista Del Rio is always a great place to stay in Chama. It is open and very well kept up to date. The rooms are neat and clean and include a coffee maker and small fridge. The manger is very nice and lives onsite.

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