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“Friendly, quiet, safe and one for the family” 4 of 5 stars
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509 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Fort Davis B&B and Inns
Texas
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“Friendly, quiet, safe and one for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Our stay was reminiscent of a popular animated movie about cars who ran a small town off the interstate. The room even had an actual key. While it could have been cleaner it was definitely older, quaint and adequate. The gentleman in the office was very friendly and helpful. Parking was great and we were in walking distance of a few restaurants and shops. The beds were comfortable, it did include a small refrigerator and microwave. The market next door had high prices, as we expected, but there was much variety and included some fresh local produce. There was a heated outdoor pool, but, didn't realize this and didn't bring out suits. You could also roast marshmallows in the courtyard. If you are looking for 5 star lodging...drive to another town since the camp offered all that you NEED.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

My husband, daughter, and I stayed here last Spring Break. It was wonderful! Our room was comfortable, the water always hot, and the pool always refreshing. From here, we could stroll down the street and check out the tourist shops and go for dinner or ice cream.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We pass through Fort Davis on occasion and we usually tent camp at the nearby State Park, but on this trip we did not have our camping gear and didn't want to mess with setting up and breaking down camp, so we opted for a "camp room" at the Stone Village Camp. We were familiar with the place as we had shopped at their store many times, but had never stayed there. The room was $44.00 (tax included). It is an older renovated motor court that offers both normal hotel rooms as well as the "camp room." We chose a camp room. The camp rooms are part of the motor inn, but the entrance is a large screen door, with a heavy canvas curtain. So, you have three thick stone and concrete walls, and your fourth wall is the screened entrance. The screen door does have a lock. The small room had two twin beds, minimal furniture, electricity, lights, and a vanity with faucet and sink. There is a ceiling fan too. Concrete floors. Because it was winter each bed had a thick down comforter. The mattress was firm and good. The bathrooms are a common bath like you would find at a state park campground. It was a very short walk from our room. We found our room to be clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were also quite clean. The bathrooms were windowless and narrow and a bit small. Luckily we were the only ones there, otherwise if more than one or two people were in the bathroom it could get tight. In the bathrooms there were two showers, two toilets, and one sink. The stone and concrete walls of the camp rooms would likely help keep the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The small store associated with the place has a great selection of baked goods, good coffee (free for hotel guests) and organic foods. The also have a good deli. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to crash while passing through Ft. Davis and you are the type of person that can tent camp, then you may want to consider the camp rooms. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My husband and I spent over 3 weeks road-tripping around West Texas in October 2011 and had made advance reservations to stay at the Stone Village Tourist Camp for two nights as a break from tent camping about mid-way through the trip. Our first choice was the Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park, but it had no vacancy so we decided on Stone Village and are glad we did. The man who greeted us was very warm and friendly, and gave us tips about the general area as he checked us in. The motel is located directly on the "main drag" in the town of Fort Davis, but it was not a loud or congested area - Fort Davis is a very small town. There is a small pool and an outdoor seating area with some Adirondack chairs and pine trees, located right next to the road. It was a bit chilly for swimming while we were there and the pool's heater was broken, so we did not spend a lot of time there, but the pool area was attractive and charming. We stayed in room 5, located in the renovated older building. It has two queen beds, and a desk and armchair in the bedroom, and a second room containing a table and chairs, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. In addition, there was a large cabinet unit for stowing away items. Since we had been camping, we had a cooler full of food, other groceries, laundry to sort, etc, so it was nice to spread out and have enough space for all our stuff. The furniture was in good shape, not dated and was reasonably attractive, but won't win the place any interior design awards. We loved the clean, bright hardwood floors and the original natural stone that covered some of the walls in our unit. The free wi-fi was a little slow, but it worked. The bathroom was tiny, with a small vanity and sink outside the toilet/shower room. I noticed that the paint job in the bathroom was sloppy, but that was easy to over look, given our overall satisfaction. Something I liked about the place was the DYI feel of the management. I got the sense that the desk staff, cleaning staff, etc. are all one and the same and really care about the place. The owners are "hands-on". The natural food grocery immediately next door is owned by the same people and was handy for picking up snacks and beverages, including beer and wine. Complimentary with the room was a daily cup or two of the delicious organic coffee available in that store - a wonderful "perk"! There are Adirondack chairs on the walkways in front of the rooms, but unfortunately most of the view from there is of the guests' cars and trucks parallel parked directly in front of them. Still, it was nice to have an outdoor place to sit and enjoy a beer or two. It was a short drive to great area attractions such as the scenic loop drive, Fort Davis National Historic Site and McDonald Observatory, all highly recommended. We washed clothes at a handy laundromat a couple of blocks away. A black cat named Atticus lives on the grounds, but was not interested in letting us pet him. All in all, we felt very at home here and would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I decided to take a random solo weekend road trip to the McDonald Observatory, and I saw that Stone Village was one of the closest accommodations, and the cheapest. So I called and reserved a camp room for 1 night. When I arrived, Randall the owner gave me a warm welcome, and lots of tips on good eats in town. My camp room was cozy and neat, and the bed was beyond comfortable. And the deck by the pool had some good chairs for lounging outside and watching the stars.

Overall: I slept well, I enjoyed chatting with the owner, it was convenient and close to both the McDonald Observatory and the town of Marfa, and it was super cheap. When I get to visit Fort Davis and Marfa again, I'll definitely call up Randall for another reservation with Stone Village.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ft. Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Charming renovated motor court with modern conveniences. I stayed in a queen efficiency, room #4 to be exact. The room amenities included a walk in shower, working AC, ceiling fan, desk, tv and two sitting chairs.

The only things that were not perfect was my well traveled laptop could not find the wi-fi and the bathroom was pretty small. I was pretty tired after a 12 hr drive and went to bed early so I didn't really miss the wi-fi.

There's no coffee or continental breakfast but just across the parking lot is the Stone Village Grocery Store that has a nice selection of coffee, pastries and breakfast biscuits/croissants. The store also has just about anything else you might need during your stay.

While in Ft. Davis besides seeing the fort, I highly recommend the scenic loop and don't forget to go back out after dark and see all the stars (you don't have to go to the observatory just get out of the city lights).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011 via mobile

Really lovely little place. We had a camp room which has three stone Walls and one screen wall with a heavy curtain. Super clean and a great place to escape the city.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 509 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Location: United States > Texas > Fort Davis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Davis
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A renovated 30's era motor court, the rooms are simple and varying size. Hard wood floors, cedar ceilings, native rock exterior. Each room is different. One or two queen beds. Kitchenette's are comprised of water source, 2 person dining table, seating, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Baths are either tub/shower or walk-in shower. Flat panel televisions in all rooms except Rm#1. Rooms described as efficiency may not be equipped with appliances. The modern section, originally built in the 60's features two queen beds, mini-fridge, microwave are stowed in cabinet, coffee maker, flat panel TV and curbside parking. ... more   less 
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The Stone Village Tourist Camp Hotel Fort Davis

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