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Places To Stay???

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Offline sandersmr

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Places To Stay???
« on: October 21, 2009, 03:55:48 PM »
We are wanting to go to Big Bend over Christmas and we have waited too long to get in the lodge at the park.  We are trying to find some place to stay that ISN'T $200 a night.  Anyone have any suggestions of a decent place to stay with only 2 months until Christmas? 
Six years between trips - way too long.

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 06:14:58 PM »
big bend motor inn
http://foreverlodging.com/lodging.cfm?PropertyKey=182

chisos mining company
http://www.cmcm.cc/big_bend_lodging_001.htm

these are about the best places to stay at that are close to the park. Do NOT expect 5 star or even 4 star ratings. its a bed and a shower, after a long day in the bend, thats all you will care about.

Lajitas Resort is over priced

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Offline DC6080

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 08:32:09 PM »
I agree. I think Chisos Mining Company is the best and most economically priced. I've been staying there for years, never had a problem. As a matter of fact, I'm going to be there again in less than two weeks! They start at $59 a night for the economy single and go up from there. They have cabins as well. You could probably makes reservations now with no problem. Good luck!

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 10:29:22 AM »
Be sure and browse through any relevant Lodging Reviews

P.S. If I think about it later, I'll probably move this topic over there.... :eusa_think:

...and so I did.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 08:32:12 AM by RichardM »

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 11:26:29 AM »
Beyond those 2 choices, the next nearest towns with any lodging is going to be Alpine, Marathon or Ft Stockton.  I wouldn't consider the Gage Hotel in Marathon a viable option due to the high prices.

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 11:41:20 AM »
Beyond those 2 choices, the next nearest towns with any lodging is going to be Alpine, Marathon or Ft Stockton.  I wouldn't consider the Gage Hotel in Marathon a viable option due to the high prices.
The rooms in the "historic" section of the Gage aren't quite as outrageous. The problem with staying in Marathon is you're still an hour away from the park. The Captian Shepard's Inn looks kinda cool with rooms starting at $98 plus tax. And based on a real estate magazine I saw while hanging out at the Alpine hospital ER, it and the Marathon Motel are for sale.

La Posada Milagro in Terlingua might be nice if you're looking to splurge a bit.

Or for the ultimate Terlingua lodging experience, try Upstairs at the Mansion

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 03:30:52 PM »
Rustic, and a little out of the way, but very low cost, the Cowhead Ranch, a neighbor of ours, is a one of a kind experience:

http://cowheadranch.com/

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 09:10:20 PM »
Chisos Mining Company it is.  We were able to book a double room, wanted a small cabin so we could have the microwave and refrigerator, but they were all reserved.  We'll let you know how it goes.
Six years between trips - way too long.

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 09:14:41 PM »
Chisos Mining Company it is.  We were able to book a double room, wanted a small cabin so we could have the microwave and refrigerator, but they were all reserved.  We'll let you know how it goes.
Just be sure and post lots of pictures in your trip report! Pictures of the motel room are optional, but pics from the park are mandatory. :icon_smile:

One other detail: they do have an ice machine at the CMCM, but it's in the office and you have to ask for a bucket at the front desk. They also sell ice, but according to the woman who checked us in, they have the most expensive ice in the area. The Cottonwood Grocery had ice for $1.50 a bag.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 09:24:40 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 01:43:27 AM »
big bend motor inn
http://foreverlodging.com/lodging.cfm?PropertyKey=182

chisos mining company
http://www.cmcm.cc/big_bend_lodging_001.htm

these are about the best places to stay at that are close to the park. Do NOT expect 5 star or even 4 star ratings. its a bed and a shower, after a long day in the bend, thats all you will care about.

Lajitas Resort is over priced

James

Thanks for the links..
i will check it out..
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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 02:55:09 PM »
If you stay in Terlingua bring some bottled water, their's tastes a little like diluted Alka-Seltzer.

A look under the toilet tank lid will usually reveal what's in the local water supply. :icon_eek:
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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 11:26:54 AM »
We stayed in a double room at the Chisos Mining Company.  Clean room - 2 double beds plus a table and 2 chairs and a small tv.  The room was a good size, the bathroom was kind of small - DBF complained he had to put 1 foot in the bathtub to turn around.  The one thing - the floors squeeked - a LOT!!!  There was no quietly getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

The pillows were small and so were the towels - but there were probably 10 towels in the room.

Overall, for $69 a night, it wasn't a bad experience.

We did have a coyote serenade the first night about 10:30 pm.   And we did hear our neighbors driving in one night.  One of the best things - we were right next door to Kathy's Kosmic Kowboy Kafe.  We ate breakfast 4 of the 5 mornings and enjoyed sitting around the campfire talking to the regulars.  DBF's Jeep was also a topic of conversation.
Six years between trips - way too long.

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 11:18:51 AM »
Loved the "The Getaway" house on the Terlingua Ranch, very secluded, roomy, with lots of wildlife.
http://www.terlinguaretreat.com/

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Offline Gwyn Glasslynn

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 02:45:25 PM »
I stay now every time I come down at Ten Bits Ranch which has good trip advisor reviews. I have stayed at Lajitas mixed feelings about.  La Posada Milagro is too expensive for having to go outside to use the bathroom and small room with concrete floor.  Have not tried the Up Stairs at the Manson but does not look good from the outside and I do not like staying in the Ghost Town.  A little creepy.

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Offline DC6080

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Re: Places To Stay???
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 04:27:21 PM »
I second the motion on the Chisos Mining Company Motel. That is where
I have stayed during most of my many visits to Big Bend. If you are
looking for economy, they have a single room with NO TV that goes for
$59.33 a night (unless they have recently gone up) plus tax. It is clean
and comfortable. If you are wanting to spend a little more, I recommend
the Big Bend Holiday Hotel in Terlingua, where we stayed over the Labor
Day weekend. We had the Cinnabar Room. Very nice. They also offer
discounts as well.

 


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