Okay, first, I would ordinarily NOT use texting abbreviations for a review BUT it got your attention, didn't it? In a way, I have mixed feelings about that . Let me explain. This NP and it's lodge is such a well-kept secret that many Texans do not even know it exists! We discovered this while also visiting Austin and San Antonio and engaging their residents in conversations about it. The park is REMOTE , taking over 7 hours to reach by car from San Antonio, much of that distance on 2 lanes . Be forewarned: If you go on I-90 (which is the more scenic route) fill your tank OFTEN as you could easily run out of gas and be stranded. Once you get to the lodge, there is a small gas station that you can fill up. Of course, expect to pay for it since, again, it is remote. The park property, a motel, is tastefully decorated and generously sized. What sets this property apart from all others, though, is it's location. When you pull back your drapes or step outside, you are enveloped in the most magnificent scenery! At sunset each night, you can sit out on the patio of the restaurant ( which incidentally serves delicious food!) and watch the view of the Windows.Every night, you see something different in that sunset. I couldn't possibly say enough good things about this property, it's location, it's menu, etc. So, back to my original statement about having mixed feelings in "talking it up." What makes it so beautiful is , I'm sure, related to the fact that very few travel to it so as more discover it, will it get "run down" as humans have a tendency to do . I'd prefer to think that more would care about preserving it's beauty. BTW, there are several "must do" hikes including Windows, the Lost Trail and the South Rim. Altitude sickness may well happen here. I had a headache for 2 full days and insomnia that persisted for our entire stay there, but guess what? It didn't matter as it was soooooo worth it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known as the last frontier of Texas, Big Bend National Park encompasses over 800,000 acres of breathtaking desert landscape. Here you'll find the uniquely located Chisos Mountains Lodge, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly Texas hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chisos Mountain Hotel Big Bend National Park
- Chisos Mountain Lodge
- Chisos Mountains Lodge Big Bend National Park, Texas