We live in El Paso, TX and wanted a nice one day trip. T or C is one and a half hours from El Paso but I have never been there. I went with my two daughters, 8 and 11 and my Dad. Great little quaint town. It's got the usual McDonalds and so forth but if you venture in the town you will find great antique shops, a rare book store and nice restaurants. We were going to stay in a hotel in town but they were sold out. We went further up the road, and went to see the Dam, kept going and found this hotel. Not technically in "town" and family run. The rooms where great, they also have cabins but those are a little run down, if you stay at the Lodge it's much better. They have a great restaurant the food was good a nice bar, pool table. They have a patio that overlooks the lake. The best part for everyone was the fact that overlooking the lake there are a lot of rocks and those rocks are filled with Squirrels! The squirrels are so friendly, a nice man had a bag of peanuts and the squirrels where coming right up to him to take the peanuts. He was nice enough to give my girls peanuts, and we spend hours feeding the squirrels. There are great hiking trails and stairs that you can walk to the marina and look at the lake or rent a boat, kayaks, pontoon. The man who runs it super nice. We also drove to Spaceport America, you can pay for a tour of the inside facility at $29 - $59 bucks per person, but you can drive to the place and just look at it. It's pretty cool. In the middle of nowhere, it's 30 miles from T or C. We will be back when it's not as cold.