A perfect base of operations for birding Cameron county. We stayed 5 nights at this beautiful, well maintained Inn. It sits on a quiet resaca complete with a private deck from where you can watch kingfishers, night herons, flycatchers, raptors, ducks and waders. A perfect, quiet place to experience the coming of sunset. The owners were very kind and gracious, yet unintrusive. Since we were up and on the road before sunrise each day, they let us make our own fresh coffee in the kitchen. As we loaded up each morning in the twilight, we could hear a Great Horned Owl pair hooting to each other and catch the flight of Common Pauraque going for an insect. The Inn itself was very tasteful, clean and inviting. We stayed on the ground floor in the spacious Kingfisher room, appointed with everything we needed or wanted, including bottled water each day and free wifi access. We birded the grounds on our last morning there and tallied 46 species. The Inn at Chachalaca Bend is a wonderful place to stay, and we highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 20 miles from South Padre Island and 12 miles north of Mexico, outside of Los Fresnos, Texas, is one of the best kept secret travel destinations in the state. The Inn at Chachalaca Bend presents 40 acres of unspoiled country paradise with beautiful wildlife, natural lake frontage and luxury accommodations that are popular with year round birdwatchers, fishermen or those who seek only to pamper themselves with the ultimate escape and relaxation. Close to the finest beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast, yet far from the crowds. ... more less