We enjoyed our stay here over Fall Break, looking for something to do since the National Parks were closed and we couldn't visit White Sands or Carlsbad Caverns. It was fun to stay in such a historic building, and found our rooms very comfortable and enjoyed looking at the historic pictures of Elephant Butte in the hallways. Waking up and going outside on the front porch to enjoy the view of the lake was great. I wish there had been a coffee maker in the building to enjoy some coffee before we went to the Marina restaurant for breakfast. Hopefully they'll add one. There are short trails right by the hotel to give you he best views of the Butte, and we rented kayaks in the small town nearby. This is the desert, so we found a crazy looking bug called a Whip Scorpion in our room. It turns out it is harmless, but it certainly got our attention.