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Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: 01ACRViper on July 04, 2007, 02:14:01 PM
my parents need a room in late october at the chisos lodge, and as i've stayed there, i don't know where to shack them up :oops:

i know cabin 102 or 103, whichever it is, is already full. are there any more really good cabins? what about the ones in the upper parking lot, along the pinnacles trail?
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: chisos_muse on July 04, 2007, 05:39:41 PM
usually the cottages are booked wayyyyy in advance. If I were you, I'd call rebelusmc at the lodge and ask his recommendation... :wink:  he's a really nice guy and will give you the DL on the situation...
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: RichardM on July 04, 2007, 07:28:15 PM
The usual option when lodging is full is to call 30 days out, as soon as their office opens.  That's when any lodging held in reserve is released.  Thanks to rebelusmc65 (aka David T.), that's how we got our room last November when they were otherwise full.  When if first started talking to him that morning they had three rooms open.  By the time I hung up there were none.  Gotta be quick.

As far as which other cabins are cool besides 102/103, I've only stayed in the motel units.   :oops:  Give the lodge a call and see what they recommend.
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: BigBendHiker on July 04, 2007, 09:39:21 PM
We have stayed in both the stone cottages and the motel rooms.  We enjoyed the stone cottages more so than the motel rooms.  Plus, the cottages have a microwave and small refrigerator.  I think 103 is the one that has the great view of the Window which is why it fills so quickly.  But the other ones are great to stay in as well.

October is a busy time of the year, so they may be difficult to get.  Last year, when we went in late September, all we could get was a room at the Emory Peak lodge (where they are all side by side).  We did not like that...as you could hear your neighbor.  The regular stone cottages that stand by themselves are very quiet.


David
Title: Re: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: BigBendHiker on July 04, 2007, 09:41:46 PM
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
 what about the ones in the upper parking lot, along the pinnacles trail?


Those may be the Emory Peak lodge rooms. If so, I do not recommend those.  The rooms are very nice, but you only have a masonry wall between you and your neighbor and we could hear our neighbors talking.  We could not understand what they said, but could hear them fairly well when we stayed there last September.  


David
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: uh_clem on July 25, 2007, 04:10:50 PM
Do animals come near the cabins at night?
Do they have patios?
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: Roy on July 25, 2007, 04:37:53 PM
Some of them have really nice patios;  they're usually the ones that get booked first.

The #101 cabin is actually the coolest, but they quit renting it out several years ago;  I think they let the restaurant manager stay there.  It's a little more isolated and has a nice covered porch.  Had javelina and deer walk right up to the porch a couple of times.
Title: ANSWER - INQUIRY
Post by: tarredon on July 26, 2007, 09:01:02 AM
We just returned from a stay in the Chisos Mtn Lodge, where we had cabin #104.  It had a long, narrow sitting area in the front (more of a porch than a patio) with 6 chairs.  Each night, we saw a skunk sniff around for awhile on the porch (we made sure to NOT leave our shoes out!) and during the day, there were several deer meandering through the "yard".  Other than that, the only animal life we saw in/near the cabin was a scorpion in the bathroom!
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: uh_clem on August 01, 2007, 12:39:24 PM
Is there a good view of the sky (for stargazing)?
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: RichardM on August 01, 2007, 04:06:27 PM
Quote from: "uh_clem"
Is there a good view of the sky (for stargazing)?

Most of the cabins have lots of trees around them.  Take along a comfy folding chair and head down to the Window View Trail for good star-gazing.  You'll also get away from some of the parking lot lights that way.
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: Roy on August 01, 2007, 09:19:05 PM
The basin amphitheater is good, although occasionally somone heading for the camp ground turns there by mistake.
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: optique on August 03, 2007, 02:40:06 PM
Quote from: "uh_clem"
Do animals come near the cabins at night?
Do they have patios?


We had deer as regular visitors a couple times a day. They would come within twenty feet. A skunk came within a few feet. Now, if you like Javalinas, you will be happy. Babies, juveniles and big mammas and papas would come within 10 ft of your front door. Everything was very entertaining.

The view toward the window was fantastic. Flowers were blooming on the slope and the grass was lush. This was August!

I think we were in room 103 or 106 I can't recall.

While the cottages have microwaves and little fridges, the rules prohibit stove cooking in the cabin area. Other than that, and the $120+ / night cost, it was fantastic.

This photo was taken within 50ft of our cottage porch.
http://www.pbase.com/stevep/image/69512202/large.jpg
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: homerboy2u on August 05, 2007, 11:19:55 PM
Quote from: "optique"

We had deer as regular visitors a couple times a day. They would come within twenty feet. A skunk came within a few feet. Now, if you like Javalinas, you will be happy. Babies, juveniles and big mammas and papas would come within 10 ft of your front door. Everything was very entertaining.

This photo was taken within 50ft of our cottage porch.
http://www.pbase.com/stevep/image/69512202/large.jpg


 Oh your poor soul you....what misery did you have to go thru to get this pic?. I simpathsize with your feelings.

  My 1800 Post :!:  :!:  :!:
Title: lodge room reccomendations?
Post by: BigBendHiker on August 06, 2007, 06:04:21 AM
Quote from: "optique"
While the cottages have microwaves and little fridges, the rules prohibit stove cooking in the cabin area. Other than that, and the $120+ / night cost, it was fantastic.


Agree completely.  The cottages are great to stay in.


BBH