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Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin

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Offline Don H

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2014, 01:15:26 PM »
Ya beat me to the gun quatro, but yea, not too far to carry them.  Cabins definitely beat the alternative!
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2014, 01:35:49 PM »
Perfect!  Thank you so much for the quick response and tips on #103.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this forum, it's been so helpful, entertaining and has definitely gotten me pumped up for the trip...you guys rock!    :13:

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2014, 01:42:32 PM »


Worst case scenario: pull up in front of the cabin and remove doors, then go park.

And for reference:
Here's the Chisos Mountains Lodge map  they have at the front desk that shows the locations/names of the various lodgings.



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Offline Don H

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2014, 03:14:27 PM »
In Richard's photo above, the closest/best place to park for 101 is where the black truck is.  The pathway to the door goes around the left side of the cabin to the (back) where the door is.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2014, 04:12:00 PM »
For those of you familiar with Cabins 102 and 103, the consensus seems to be that the view is better from 103, but on GE the patio area of 102 looks relatively huge and the view from there (the patio) seems to be equal? Yes? No? Does 103 even have a patio? Could someone familiar with both contrast the differences for me us?  Thanks.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2014, 06:31:52 PM »
100 has it's own parking area. I usually call the front desk and ask for it when I stay there. Again, it's pricey, but if it's a special occasion or you just want something separate it's a good choice

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2014, 08:33:58 PM »
For those of you familiar with Cabins 102 and 103, the consensus seems to be that the view is better from 103, but on GE the patio area of 102 looks relatively huge and the view from there (the patio) seems to be equal? Yes? No? Does 103 even have a patio? Could someone familiar with both contrast the differences for me us?  Thanks.

102 has a side view of the window and does have a very nice porch.  103 has a smaller porch on its north side (towards 103).  I haven't been inside 103 but it has a dead on view of The Window.  There's no shade I don't think though so on a summer stay that's something to think about.  Pretty sure there is no AC in the cottages.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2014, 09:05:25 PM »
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Pretty sure there is no AC in the cottages.


There isn't. I've stayed in 101 and up on the hill (106?) in July and August and I didn't need AC... I keep my AC thermostat on 77 at home in the summer though...

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2014, 02:22:12 PM »
For those of you familiar with Cabins 102 and 103, the consensus seems to be that the view is better from 103, but on GE the patio area of 102 looks relatively huge and the view from there (the patio) seems to be equal? Yes? No? Does 103 even have a patio? Could someone familiar with both contrast the differences for me us?  Thanks.

102 has a side view of the window and does have a very nice porch.  103 has a smaller porch on its north side (towards 103).  I haven't been inside 103 but it has a dead on view of The Window.  There's no shade I don't think though so on a summer stay that's something to think about.  Pretty sure there is no AC in the cottages.

Thanks Quatro, that's very helpful. I was thinking of a winter visit, and the porch/patio is more important to me than the view out of the cabin window.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2014, 12:54:15 PM »

For those of you familiar with Cabins 102 and 103, the consensus seems to be that the view is better from 103, but on GE the patio area of 102 looks relatively huge and the view from there (the patio) seems to be equal? Yes? No? Does 103 even have a patio? Could someone familiar with both contrast the differences for me us?  Thanks.

102 has a side view of the window and does have a very nice porch.  103 has a smaller porch on its north side (towards 103).  I haven't been inside 103 but it has a dead on view of The Window.  There's no shade I don't think though so on a summer stay that's something to think about.  Pretty sure there is no AC in the cottages.

Thanks Quatro, that's very helpful. I was thinking of a winter visit, and the porch/patio is more important to me than the view out of the cabin window.

I'm probably some sarcasm here but it isn't a view out of the cabin window but directly through the basin window


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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2014, 03:51:26 PM »
I'm probably some sarcasm here but it isn't a view out of the cabin window but directly through the basin window
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 :icon_lol: Yeah, I got that. However if I'm in the 103 cabin (and that is the purpose of a cabin, to be in it), don't I need to look through a window to see the basin window?   :13:
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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2014, 04:49:27 PM »
From 103 you sit on the porch to see The Window.  The porch at 103 is not as nice as the patio at 102 but the view of The Window is perfect.   I've got reservations next year for 102 and 103 with friends. I plan to sit on the porch of 103 to watch the sunset and on the patio of 102 visit with my friends.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2014, 08:50:25 PM »
From 103 you sit on the porch to see The Window.  The porch at 103 is not as nice as the patio at 102 but the view of The Window is perfect.   I've got reservations next year for 102 and 103 with friends. I plan to sit on the porch of 103 to watch the sunset and on the patio of 102 visit with my friends.

Well that sounds perfect Kevin, the best of both worlds.  :13:

I think some of my confusion came from an earlier post by tj, where he says there is a large house sized rock blocking the view from 103. I could see cars on Google Earth but not a house sized rock between 103 and the window so I was  ??? ?  So either tj was referring to 101 or the cabins have been renumbered. I do see the large rock between 102 and 101 and it does appear to block the view of the basin window from 101.
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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2014, 11:04:35 PM »
From 103 you sit on the porch to see The Window.  The porch at 103 is not as nice as the patio at 102 but the view of The Window is perfect.   I've got reservations next year for 102 and 103 with friends. I plan to sit on the porch of 103 to watch the sunset and on the patio of 102 visit with my friends.

Well that sounds perfect Kevin, the best of both worlds.  :13:

I think some of my confusion came from an earlier post by tj, where he says there is a large house sized rock blocking the view from 103. I could see cars on Google Earth but not a house sized rock between 103 and the window so I was  ??? ?  So either tj was referring to 101 or the cabins have been renumbered. I do see the large rock between 102 and 101 and it does appear to block the view of the basin window from 101.
FM, you can see the edge of the gigantic rock in Richard's satellite view above, where it lies between 102 and 101. If it blocks the view at all, it does so for 101 only. That big rock is pretty fun to scramble up for a great view of the Window while sitting on top.

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Re: Chisos Mountain Lodge- Cabin
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2014, 11:59:03 PM »
Giving a heads up to friends here on BBC that due to a family crisis, I will be cancelling my reservation to Cabin 101 (Pet Friendly) for the upcoming 3 day Memorial Day Weekend..... So check the Chisos Mountain Lodge website Tuesday morning (05/20) and you may be able to score the cabin.   I am very disappointed that DH & I have to cancel. Hopefully someone here that loves Big Bend like we do will be able to make the trip and give us a great trip report.  Hopefully someday in the future, someone else may give us the same break. 
Good luck and have a great time if you are so lucky to be heading to Big Bend soon.
JD
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