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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed here many times over the years, usually for a Cumbres & Toltec train ride. We have always found the VDR Lodge clean and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms are always spotlessly clean. They now wrap the TV remote in a anti-bacterial cloth so you know its been cleaned! Kim and...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and awesome review! We love our repeat customers, and especiallly folks like you and your husband, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

Harrisburg, PA
Reviewed September 19, 2016

From warm welcome to checking out, best place to stay. The evening clerk was helpful with the internet and dining suggestions. Good bed. Room looked so clean I thought it was recently remodeled--paint looked new, counter with sink as well as the shower looked new. The outside decorations just brought you in to its warmth--made you feel good. Location gave...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! What an awesome review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us! We appreciate your kind words and acknowledgement of our hard work and attention to detail! We love our happy(and surprised) guests!

Glensted Mo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night before taking our fall trip on the Cumbres and Toltec RR. Vista Del Rio Lodge was clean, nice, had everything you needed. Owners were very friendly. If I was staying longer in Chama I would recommend this location over others. Also check for coupons on renting rooms and taking the Cumbres RR trip.

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Vistadelriolodge, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much the awesome review! We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our clean, quiet, nice rooms! We look forward to your return visit when you can stay longer!

New Mexico
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Background: I am retired and pursue an active lifestyle, appreciate functional and clean lodging with easy-in and easy-out access. I generally don't rate a hotel unless I've spent at least two nights. I stayed here as part of a fishing trip. Would I stay here again? Maybe, there are not a lot of options in town Notable positives: Good access...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We were happy to see that you found several things acceptable. We work really hard to provide quality lodging in a very small community. You comments are noted, and we will consider your suggestions when we budget for our next upgrades this coming year.

Gold Coast
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Stayed for two nights. Was worried about how cold it would be over night but the room was very toasty warm. Parking right outside the door. All basic amenities were provided, the room was nothing amazing but it was value for money. Only negative was the walls were very thin and we could hear every word our neighbor spoke. My...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Please accept our apology for the noisy neighbor. Anyone that swears at a child at all hours of the night is certainly not welcome here. We would have been more than happy to ask that guest to leave, had we been made aware of it. We are...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We did appreciate the big ceiling fan, as there is no air conditioning, and since we faced the west, we did get the afternoon sun in late September. However, the room was spacious, very comfortable, quiet, and well-tended. The grounds are lovely, and the staff worked hard to accommodate their guests. A great find!

KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words and awesome review! Our entire staff works incredibly hard, and it's so encouraging to know that it is noticed and appreciated by our guests! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay!

Martinsville, Indiana
Reviewed September 28, 2016

There is no AC, but a large multi-speed ceiling fan kept the room very comfortable in September. Our room was on the back side of the property and very quiet. The only sound we heard was that of other guests driving across the graveled parking lot. The desk clerk was friendly and knowledgeable of the community. The bathroom counter top...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us! We appreciate the comments, and are pleased to hear you find the room quiet and our front desk clerk friendly and knowledgeable. We always love getting feedback from our customers!

Belen, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The lodge is lovely. The rooms are simple, but clean. The office was scheduled to close at 9 pm the evening we arrived, but Leah stayed and waited for us to arrive. The only negative: My daughter left a pair of shoes in the room the morning we checked out. When we returned later that day to retrieve them, we...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review of the lodge. We do appreciate the kind words! After some creative searching, we found your daughter's flip flops and put them in the mail today! We apologize for the inconvenience, and our policy is to hang on to items left in the rooms for at least 3 months. A miscommunication about the...

Tulsa, OK
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We booked our room here based on Trip Advisor reviews. We arrived around 6:00 p.m. and there was only one other room occupied, however, motel filled up before the evening was over. Room was nice, bed was comfortable. We were glad we travel with a power cord - we had to pull the bed out from the wall to plug...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much fro taking the time to review Vista del Rio Lodge. We are so happy to know you found your room "sparkling clean" and the beds comfortable! You were a few days to early, as we JUST installed the new Cubietime's in each room to provide more eletrical plugs and USB plug-ins to accommodate our guest's needs...

Grass Valley, California
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is our favorite place to stay in Chama! They take super care of their guests and treat you like family, offering great suggestions on things to do and places to eat. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. It's the best home away from home you could have. Little personal touches like the hanging flower baskets and chili peppers...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you very kind review! We consider all our guests family, and want you to feel welcome and comfortable, so for you to take the time to acknowledge this means the world to us! Thank you! We look forward to your return visit!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We invite you to enjoy our delightful AAA-approved property on the banks of the beautiful Chama River! Rooms are furnished with handmade Southwestern theme furniture, by local artisan James Carrillo. Free high speed Wifi, in-room coffee, refrigerators, HD Dish including HBO. Create that perfect cup of coffee at our coffee bar in the lobby. 2 Miles south of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, as well as conveniently located near Heron Lake and El Vado State Parks, and Humphries and Sargeants Wildlife Areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Del Rio Lodge

Address: 2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Price Range: $80 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms in the back are more quiet and have a view of the large meadow in the back. The front rooms aren't too loud.”
  • Outside sink makes it easy to have 2 people getting ready at the same time.
  • Cleaned and wrapped TV remote
  • Back yard .. be on the lookout for wildlife!
  • Room with 2 queens
 of 5 bubbles travelinKathyM, 5 days ago | Read review
“Front and back are both nice.”
 of 5 bubbles KentGlenstedMo, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid room adjacent to highway; pick room in the back opposite to the highway”
  • Tiny refrigerator located below lamp table
 of 5 bubbles Trogons, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the back of the property are quiet. You can hear the river from the porch.”
 of 5 bubbles AnneS919, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Take a power cord if you want to plug in more than 1 item.”
 of 5 bubbles yahoody, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
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