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Vista Del Rio Lodge

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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Extremely clean and has an updated look. Seems to be American owned. Renewed my faith in the mom and pop small motels. Ann was very nice and helpful.She had the heater turned on for us for when we arrived. Bed was comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

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KSCasford, Front Office Manager at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Vista del Rio Lodge! We appreciate your comments! We work very hard to provide quality lodging, and as a small mom and pop motel, in a very small town, we definitely appreciate your kind words! Come back anytime; we will be happy to turn the heater on again for you!

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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in many motels in many small towns and this by far exceeds any place I've ever stayed in a small town. The room was exceptionally clean, you have Dish with HBO, and free Wi-Fi. It was nice to have a fridge in the room, being that we had small children. The staff was very friendly and having...

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We really appreciate your kind words acknowledging our hard work and attention to detail! Our staff always enjoys reading the reviews and appreciates being mentioned for their friendliness! We want everyone to feel like they are "at home", and return customers are our favorite. We will look forward to having you "at...

Los Lunas, New Mexico
Reviewed December 21, 2016

The rooms were super clean. It was very relaxing a quiet. The Manager of the Hotel Anna was wonderful in helping us to find anything we needed such as Dinner locations and more. All the people we ran into were very friendly and the town was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for such a wonderful experience Vista Del Rio Lodge :)

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that Anna was able to accommodate you, and help you make your stay so enjoyable! We also appreciate you acknowledging our hard work by noticing how clean our rooms are! Your wonderful experience at Vista del Rio Lodge is why we work so hard and we look forward to...

Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

It is a cute lodge easy to get to in chama. Anna and the other staff members are friendly and make you feel at home. There is a small refrigerator and easy access to restaurants and a grocery store that has just about everything.

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

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We want everyone to feel like Vista del Rio Lodge is their "Chama" home, and our staff really appreciates you acknowledging their hard work! Come back and see us anytime....we love repeat customers!

Reviewed December 2, 2016

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!

Glensted Mo
Reviewed November 21, 2016

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!

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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?
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“You can choose to have a back room and its just a short walk to the river”
 of 5 bubbles apobar, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
“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, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“Front and back are both nice.”
 of 5 bubbles KentGlenstedMo, Nov 21, 2016 | 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
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