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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is such a great place to stay in Chama. The staff is so friendly and kind I just love the owner Kim.. It has new upgrades and is such a comfortable & cozy place to stay ! Not to mention the beautiful surroundings it is very peaceful and beautiful

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1 Thank Lisa R
KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for your awesome review. Guest comfort is so important to us, and we are thrilled that you find it comfortable, cozy, peaceful and beautiful! Definitely words we love to hear! We look forward to your next visit with us!!! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Needed a room for one night only on short notice, during hunting season, and circumstances dictated I change my arrival date three times with only a few hours' notice. The management was very accommodating and my room was ready for an early arrival. Needed to stay an additional night and they extended it without hesitation with a flexible departure time.... More 

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1 Thank Ken D
KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. We always try and accommodate our hunting guests, as we know that your schedules are very unpredictable! We are very happy to hear that you would stay again with us and we look forward to it! More 

St. Louis
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed here for our visit to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. It was mid-September and very comfortable weather, which made the fact that the rooms did not have AC acceptable. The rooms have a screen door and large screened window and a big ceiling fan. No problem for us. The staff is very friendly and the rooms very... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate the kind words, especially about our friendly staff and our clean rooms. At 8,000 feet, we rarely get "hot", but do have portable swamp coolers available for those who feel they need it. We always appreciate out guests who take the time to write a review, and we certainly appreciate you as... More 

boston,ma
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We just stayed there and it was just fine. Room was a bit dated but very clean,small bathroom and no breakfast. We were taking the train the next day so it fit our needs. I also got to do some laundry down the street from lodge. Was a bit confused as I read in trip advisor to ask for a... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review! We work very hard and it's always a plus when someone notices our hard work, and is willing to write a response. I'm sorry you didn't locate the river. It was due west out of your door. It can be rather difficult to locate over the berm the US Army Corp of Engineers constructed... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We read reviews on places to stay in Chama. Vista del Rio Lodge had excellent reviews and we found them to be accurate. The problem we encountered was that a group of four occupied the room next door. When they returned from work in the evening, they had a tailgate party complete with barbecue outside their door which was outside... More 

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

We are so sorry you had an unpleasant experience. The party involved has been placed on our undesirable list, and will not be allowed to stay here again. As the owner, I addressed them several times, and finally informed them to go inside and end the party or leave. I assumed they had stopped the party, but sounds like they... More 

Bernalillo, NM
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82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We made a mistake on our reservation and Kim and Alwina were very nice and understanding of this old geezer. All was settled to our complete satisfaction. The motel is celebrating their 20th year and they are doing a very good job at keeping the place nice and comfortable. The rooms are very clean, the bed is firm, just the... More 

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

We were very pleased to be able to get your reservation straightened out for you, and more pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the awesome review!!! We look forward to your return stay with us! More 

Beaumont, TX
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have stayed here many times, summer and winter, during the past 20 years. It is one of the best places in New Mexico. Located between highway & river with park/picnic area behind hotel. Get a room on the back side to get away from traffic noise & for a scenic view of the river, fishing, playing ball with the... More 

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

Nothing pleases us more than happy, repeat customers! Thanks for the awesome review and for continuing to come back and see us again and again! We appreciate it!!! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit when you need to get out of the city and enjoy some beautiful mountains. Vista Del Rio Lodge was perfect! It resides along the river, with well kept landscaping and facilities. The rooms are newly remodeled and very clean. The management was kind and welcoming. We will definitely add this to our return list!

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

Thanks so much for the GREAT review...we appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge our hard work and desire to provide quality lodging in a peaceful setting! We hope you are able to return again soon! More 

Canton, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Motel was easy to find on the main strip. Was welcomed at the front desk. Our room was very clean and homey. The bed was very comfortable. The motel was quiet and in a good location for taking the train the next morning.

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

Thanks so much for your great review! We appreciate your comments and are happy that you were happy! We hope you are able to come see us again in the future! More 

Lubbock, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was our first stay at Vista Del Rio and we found it very enjoyable. Our room was immaculately clean and well maintained. Parking is very adequate and we parked right in front of our door. The river runs close to the back side of the lodge so one may see a variety of wildlife. A deer (doe) and her... More 

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Thank Saber9
KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you awesome review and we really appreciate the microwave comment! We do have a microwave available for use, next to the ice machine, and will put them in a room upon request. We are contemplating putting them in each room over the winter, as part of our annual upgrade and your comments will certainly weigh-in on... More 

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