My husband and I stayed at the Indian Lodge during the first week of March. It was beautiful and very quiet in the lodge area. We loved the room; big and clean with excellent views. I recommend getting the top rooms; they have the best views and the king-size beds. Our room number was 122 ($113 per night). Comfortable bed, big TV, big bathroom. Very nice. No microwave or refrig., but the lodge restaurant (the Black Bear) is very good and reasonable. Plus, the town of Fort Davis is just 4 miles away for other places to eat. There is coffee ready in the office between 5:00 and 7:00am when the restaurant opens. We did hear the people below us a little so the floor must be pretty thin, but it wasn't annoying. No internet, but we didn't care about that. Make sure you read all the history of the lodge in the very nice lobby. The pool looked inviting if it wasn't so cold. Take the beautiful Skyline Drive that begins at the camping area. Also, there are hiking trails around the lodge. We saw deer on side of the mountain right out our window one morning. Our main objective was McDonald Observatory which is 13 miles away. You must go there! We went to the solar viewing, guided tour and the Star Pary. It was all fantastic! Worth every dime. We did everything so it was $40 for the both of us. Don't miss the 74-mile Davis Mountains Loop that will take you back into the town of Fort Davis. There is a really nice picnic area in the Madera Canyon past the observatory. We took the loop drive after the guided tour at the observatory and got back to the lodge in plenty of time to rest and eat and get back to the observatory for the Star Party (bring plenty of warm clothes for that!). There is a phone is the lodge room where you can call using your credit card and you can get cell service in the town. All in all, it was a lovely 2 day stop before heading on to Big Bend.
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