This is an older motel that is located about 2 miles outside the entrance to the National Park. We have visited here twice staying one night each time.
The rooms are spacious with sliding glass doors going out to a patio area. The view from the patio is the sand dunes in the distance. Hummingbird feeders are set up nearby and they are very active with hummingbirds coming and going.
The regular rooms have 2 beds but no microwave or fridge. We had an ice chest so that was not a problem..plus we had brought food for dinner, knowing the selections in the area were few. Upon check-in, I did notice the sign about the ice but felt that that was reasonable since some people do take advantage and they have to be able to serve all of the guests.
The rooms were clean and good sized. The wireless worked but was not very fast. Actually there were a couple times that I lost connection. I recommend that they get a stronger router.
The location is what sells these rooms. The dunes are beautiful and there are no other hotels around for miles, probably in Alamosa as the closest. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing, plus the convenience of being able to drive 5 minutes to the park is great. We got up early the next morning (coffee not ready till 7 so bring your own pot if you are on central or eastern time) and went to Zapata falls. This is a short hike located about 2 miles south of the lodge.
I think everyone should visit the dunes at least once so I would definitely recommend this motel as the place to stay while you are here.
- Also Known As:
- Great Sand Dunes Hotel Mosca
- Great Sand Dunes Mosca
- Great Sand Dunes Lodge Colorado/Mosca