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“Over 20 years of visiting and staying at the Chama Trails Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chama Trails Inn (Trail's End)

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Chama Trails Inn (Trail's End)
Ranked #3 of 9 Chama B&B and Inns
Ft Worth Texas
1 review
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“Over 20 years of visiting and staying at the Chama Trails Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2007

Well I guess I had not thought about writing a review,however, I feel one is due. Not only would you happen to find the most enjoyable people in Starla and Chester, you could possibly get to calling them friends. We would make our yearly trips to Colorado, via Chama, New Mexico, with a brief stay of a couple of days to snag Salmon at Heron Lake just a short drive from the Inn. If you have never experienced catching landlocked Salmon this way it is unbelievable.
When we first stayed there it was back in the early 80's and during a time they were renovating the rooms, and found the change quite appealing. Getting to know Starla and Chester, who always welcomed us back year after and put up with our sometime late evening outings, is just getting to know good people!
When it came to everything you needed to have a good stay, there was always plenty of Ice to cool down the days catch. The High Country Inn just across the street would always be a welcome site for a large evening meal. The adjoining lounge was a comfortable place to relax with the locals.
Often times, which is not known unless you have stayed there a few times is that you are right on the edge of good nightlife activities. While the days of the Broken Butt Saloon which was located north of town 8 miles are gone, the High County is in walking distance and Bills place is just a few more blocks away for a sometime good country band and company.
So in closing, if you are on the way to hunting camp, enjoying the narrow gauge railroad,or on a summer outing with the family, you can find a comfortable,friendly place to stay in the Chama Trails Inn.
Just tell them that Robert, Vance and Rickey from Kansas and Texas recommend the Inn and you will probably hear a couple of good storys. Enjoy and relax

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2004

There were three problems:
1. When we arrived on a Fall evening the room was very hot. The proprietor adjusted the heater temperature, but said she could not turn it off because the pilot light wasn't working. There was no thermostat. We opened a window, but it was still so hot a bedtime that I slept with no sheet or blanket.

2. The inhabitant in the room above said nothing, but his footsteps strangely sounded like someone walking on walnut shells--very noisy and disturbing.

3. A sign in the bathroom said if towels were missing or spoiled, we would be charged. We don't travel a lot, but that was the first I've seen such an impolite sign, which seemed to indicate we were guilty of theft and vandilism until proven innocent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2004

Very nice owners. The price was high for the room, and the dogs in the next room were a little noisy, but all-in-all a good stay. They forgot to give us our wakeup call so we ran a little late.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2004

Motel ok, a little expensive for what it is. Ask for a room with nobody upstairs because of walking noise. Tourist office is on other side of the road. Chama is close to an extraordinary beautiful mountain forest north-east.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2003

The room was very clean and the hot tub was a comfortable 104 on a pleasant december evening. An excellent value

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2003

This charming motel/inn is delightful. From the ristra hsanging from the metal roof to the fireplaces in the rooms, the Trails Inn is classic southwestern. What really sets this place apart are the people who run it. Owner Starla bends over backwards to be sure her guests are comfortable, including offering old blankets to warm us on our wet and wild ride on the Cumbres & Toltec railroad!. It can be a bit disconcerting to have a law enforcement officer come to your door unless you know that Chester, the owner's spouse, is in the sheriff's department. Housekeeper Diane is a joy who, besides keeping the rooms spotless, is a wealth of information on local sites and traditions.
We'll go back whenever we have a chance.

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Property: Chama Trails Inn (Trail's End)
Address: 2362 Hwy. 17, Chama, NM 87520
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Chama
Number of rooms: 16

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