While there are mixed reviews for the campsite, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to sleep in a hogan. I didn't book ahead and managed to get the last hogan available. The manager was friendly and efficient - he even offered to help light the fire in my wood stove. The hogan is rustic, which means it's a dirt floor (there are carpet pieces down for some comfort but I kept my slippers on. There was a clean sheet tacked over the ceiling over the futon so that dirt did not fall down. There was a desk, chair and kerosene lantern. I was only staying the night so aside from a quick visit to the loo in the dark, didn't see anything to complain about. I treated this as a camping experience and not a hotel experience. I had a lovely quiet restful night and was up early to see the sunrise over Spider Rock which was just 10 min away. If you look at this as camping upgraded - then you will have fun. If you prefer hotels, then there are hotels about 20 min away!
- Also Known As:
- Spider Rock Campground Hotel Chinle