We thought it would be a hoot to stay here while visiting some Navajo friends in the area. In a sense, it was. Front desk welcome was slow, and our reservation got goofed up. Room was depressing, marginally clean, with old/broken fixtures. Bathroom was worse. Stained, card-board-y worn towels. Funky smell everywhere. Met a European jeweler who was staying in the long-term residence wing while doing some research. She brought us to see some of her stuff. The long-term wing is even scarier than the regular rooms. Best of all? The sounds the plumbing made in the night.
The lobby is charming, and the breakfast is good if you get in early. However, the charm is worn into being dilapidated and unpleasant. I don't know who owns it, but they should be ashamed of themselves. Better still, they should really sell to someone committed to restoring the place.
Best of all, our friends laughed at us for staying there. They won't even drive onto the property, since the locals believe there are skinwalkers there. I kind of agree, though the haunting runors are likely due to the noisy plumbing...
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