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“a skiers delight!”

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Chama River Bend Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Chama
Certificate of Excellence
Durango, Colorado, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“a skiers delight!”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

during my participation at the superb Chama Chile Ski Classic, i was racing and presenting 2 of the 3-day ski event. my stay at the Riverbend was exceptionally quiet, clean, and comfortable. after 2 days of hard nordic ski and snowshoe racing, the secluded hot tub was like heaven. each staff person and owner i met was beyond polite...a true gem in this jewel of a northern New Mexican hamlet!

Room Tip: rooms nearer the hot tub seem exceptionally quiet
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Santa Fe
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

In a recent trip to Chama to go crosscounty skiing I forgot my boots and my wife forgot her toothpaste. The Person working at the front desk helped us resolve both issues in a friendly professional way.

The Chama River Bend Lodge is our favorite place to stay in Chama. We really love the cabins.

Room Tip: It's worth it to pay a bit more for the cabins
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

The Chama River Bend Lodge was a great location for a winter long-weekend vacation in Chama, New Mexico. We skied up on Cumbres Pass in the annual Chama Chile Ski Classic over MLK weekend, and it was nice to get home to our warm, clean room and to relax in the hot tub admiring the starry winter sky! The room had everything we needed including a little fridge and wi-fi. The manager was friendly and helpful. There was plenty of parking for our pickup and snowmobile trailer. We would recommend the River Bend Lodge to others for an affordable place to stay in Chama.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Very clean rooms. Nice location on the rivers edge. King beds could use better fitted sheets. Great service very friendly and happy staff . Just last day was woken to hammering right outside our room door witch I found to be very rude. Over all happy with my stay

  • Stayed November 2011
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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

This place looks better on the internet than it does in person!

The room was OK, but showed its age, Carpet was dirty and wrinkled. The fitted sheet and mattress pad would not stay on the bed and kept coming loose during the night. The air conditioner was very noisy.

We will stay at another place when we return to Chama.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Keller, TX
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

Unless you are expecting royalty like luxury, I cant imagine anyone not being perfectly happy here. The staff was very nice and helpful and the romms were spacious. Our room had a bit too much of a deodorizer smell, but as close as we looked around, it wasnt to mask anything inappropriate nor unclean. Do youself a favor and look no further for a nice night's stay at a very affordable price.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room, but the cabins looked just as clean.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

This is a great place to stop and take in the beauty of Chama. This lodge consists of a motel unit and several cabins which are closer to the river. We stayed in cabin 70 which had a small kitchen and a loft which the boys loved. There is a large grass area with a playground and volleyball net of which you can just ask the office for the volleyball. Closer to the river is a great outdoor fireplace at which we enjoyed roasting marshmallows before bed. The cabins are settled in between grand cottonwood trees which offer lots of shade and good bird watching. The cabins are slightly rustic which adds charm.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Chama River Bend Lodge
Address: 2625 US 84/64, Chama, NM 87520
Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Chama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chama River Bend Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at the Chama River Bend Lodge we have been building relationships since 1989! Nestled on a spacious five-acre partial on the banks of the Chama River, you will find breathtaking views of the San Juan mountain range and Chama Peak. We are conveniently located to meet your recreational, sight seeing, camping, and vacation needs in every season. Winter offers excellent cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, a hot air balloon rally, and ice fishing on the Rio Chamita, as well as nearby El Vado and Heron lakes. Summer promises mild but beautiful weather for an exciting ride aboard the Cumbres Toltec steam train, or camping, fishing, horseback riding, and excursions through nearby wildlife reserves. The Chama River Bend Lodge offers both rooms and cabins to accommodate your party's reservation needs. All accommodations are smoke-free and have a private entrance, private bath, air-conditioning, refrigerator, and a coffee maker. After a long, fun-filled day in the woods, relax under the stars in our outdoor hot tub, or enjoy s'mores and conversation cozied around a fire-pit near the river. We hope you will choose the Chama River Bend Lodge as your next destination for vacation, family reunions, group gatherings, a weekend getaway, a wedding or any special occasion--we sincerely look forward to serving you. Pet friendly in CABINS only! No Pets in Rooms ... more   less 
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