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“Older units for the price, but very quiet”
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Golden Eagle Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Red River
Amarillo
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4 reviews
“Older units for the price, but very quiet”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

We've stayed at both the Golden Eagle and the Elk Horn lodges, which are basically the same establishment. The rooms are very dated, with no air conditioning or fans. They're clean enough, but expect old appliances and furnishings. The Lodge is located on the outskirts of town, so there's none of the noise from the bars and saloons. The owners are very nice, and provide gourmet coffee in the mornings. Be prepared to basically clean the room yourself, as they charge a cleaning fee if you don't sweep the floors (broom on carpet, for pete's sake!), clean the fridge and wipe down the bathroom. After 2 different stays, I'm not sure we'll go there again, although the location can't be beat if you don't want the bustle of town.

Room Tip: End units on the inside are quieter. Not much soundproofing!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We recently took a driving trip from the Texas heat, and it included a stay in Red River, New Mexico. Because we were traveling with a pet, it was difficult to find a pet-friendly spot in this family oriented town. The Golden Eagle Lodge is located on the outskirts of town - but still close enough for those who enjoy walking. The rooms are arranged motel-style, all adjacent to each other, but they are actually one and two bedroom units with small kitchens, a living room area, and a small bath. We stayed in #9, a two-bedroom unit which was the only available. It was the next to last unit in the row, which meant less traffic noise from the road and others coming in. All units are pretty basic- vinyl floors in the kitchen and baths, indoor/outdoor carpet elsewhere. But, they are clean and comfortable. The owners are very nice, and you can tell they are very experienced. Expect basic accommodations. Small refrig, microwave and apartment sized stove. Bedrooms are a good size and beds are firm. Plenty of pillows. Small shower but adequate. No air-conditioning, but even in August it's not necessary! Some units have fireplaces, we didn't need it this time of year. The Owners make excellent coffee in the mornings, and there is a gathering room in the front of the office. Don't expect frills, but a good place to stay with a pet, a family, and have space and convenience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Shellman Bluff
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed in both the Elk River Lodge and Golden Eagle Lodge for a family reunion. We found the hostess to be very friendly and accomodating, but the rooms were only adequate. The rates were ok and they did accept pets. This place is slowly being renovated, so many of the rooms are minimal and need lots of work. We will probably not stay here again.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

This motel had no modern convienences, we couldn't remember the last time we saw a TV that small in a motel, and while the outside temperature was in the high 80's, the room had one window, no fans, or air conditioning, and it took till 3AM to cool down enough to sleep! But sleep wasn't an easy task either, the beds were so worn out that they actually folded in on you because of the sag. Even though we asked a few hours later to check out early so we could find a motel with at least air conditioning, we were told, "sure you can check out but you will be charged for the night anyway."
Our room rate was obscene for that type of room, no maid service unless you gathered the towels and put them in a basket, they had a questionaire in the room to let them know if anything needed attention, perhaps if they went in and cleaned once in a while they would notice that it is not 1950 anymore and perhaps it's time to catch up with the rest of the planet.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

We stay here everytime we go to Red River. Friendly, helpful staff. Older place, but very nice and clean. My family always wants to go back to the Golden Eagle.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Golden Eagle Lodge
Address: 1100 E Main St, Red River, NM 87558
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Red River
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Red River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!! When you want to be close to the action, but want your evenings to be peaceful, and your views of the mountains to be unobstructed....... The Golden Eagle Lodge and Elk Ridge Lodge is the place to be! Here you will find a quiet respite between adventures in some of the most stunning scenery, and walk in the steps of the great pioneers of our history. Take in the diverse flora, fauna and wildlife abounding all around you, and kick up your feet, cook up those fresh stream trout, and enjoy a well-deserved rest ... more   less 
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