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Vista Del Rio Lodge

#2 of 8 Hotels in Chama
Certificate of Excellence
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Riverside, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a single night on a long road trip. The Vista Del Rio fit the bill. While they did not list their prices on Trip Advisor, the rates were reasonable ($79 for 2 people, 1 king bed), and the room had a piney style rustic flavor while being new and fresh. Good wifi, new linens. Staff/owners are...

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KimSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to ackonowledge our hard work and attention to detail! Please come back and stay with us anytime!

Old Hickory, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, clean motel. Not the most plush, but clean, comfortable, homey, and functional. Felt like I was staying at Aunt June's place rather than a motel. Obviously locally owned and operated. Restaurants in the area.

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KimSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work really hard on providing nice, clean lodging. Aunt June and I are happy you are happy! Please come back and see us soon!

Hobbs, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stay here every time we are traveling through Chama. The rooms are nothing fancy, but they are clean and comfortable. It's right along the river and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice price too!

Thank angbeesley
KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Vista del Rio Lodge! We work really hard to provide clean, comfortable lodging at a reasonable price, so we really appreciate our guests who acknowledge our dedication to our goals! See you next trip!

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Extremely clean and has an updated look. Seems to be American owned. Renewed my faith in the mom and pop small motels. Ann was very nice and helpful.She had the heater turned on for us for when we arrived. Bed was comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

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KSCasford, Front Office Manager at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Vista del Rio Lodge! We appreciate your comments! We work very hard to provide quality lodging, and as a small mom and pop motel, in a very small town, we definitely appreciate your kind words! Come back anytime; we will be happy to turn the heater on again for you!

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in many motels in many small towns and this by far exceeds any place I've ever stayed in a small town. The room was exceptionally clean, you have Dish with HBO, and free Wi-Fi. It was nice to have a fridge in the room, being that we had small children. The staff was very friendly and having...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We really appreciate your kind words acknowledging our hard work and attention to detail! Our staff always enjoys reading the reviews and appreciates being mentioned for their friendliness! We want everyone to feel like they are "at home", and return customers are our favorite. We will look forward to having you "at...

Los Lunas, New Mexico
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The rooms were super clean. It was very relaxing a quiet. The Manager of the Hotel Anna was wonderful in helping us to find anything we needed such as Dinner locations and more. All the people we ran into were very friendly and the town was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for such a wonderful experience Vista Del Rio Lodge :)

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that Anna was able to accommodate you, and help you make your stay so enjoyable! We also appreciate you acknowledging our hard work by noticing how clean our rooms are! Your wonderful experience at Vista del Rio Lodge is why we work so hard and we look forward to...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It is a cute lodge easy to get to in chama. Anna and the other staff members are friendly and make you feel at home. There is a small refrigerator and easy access to restaurants and a grocery store that has just about everything.

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We want everyone to feel like Vista del Rio Lodge is their "Chama" home, and our staff really appreciates you acknowledging their hard work! Come back and see us anytime....we love repeat customers!

Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I have stayed here many times over the years, usually for a Cumbres & Toltec train ride. We have always found the VDR Lodge clean and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms are always spotlessly clean. They now wrap the TV remote in a anti-bacterial cloth so you know its been cleaned! Kim and...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and awesome review! We love our repeat customers, and especiallly folks like you and your husband, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

Glensted Mo
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stayed one night before taking our fall trip on the Cumbres and Toltec RR. Vista Del Rio Lodge was clean, nice, had everything you needed. Owners were very friendly. If I was staying longer in Chama I would recommend this location over others. Also check for coupons on renting rooms and taking the Cumbres RR trip.

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Vistadelriolodge, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much the awesome review! We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our clean, quiet, nice rooms! We look forward to your return visit when you can stay longer!

New Mexico
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Background: I am retired and pursue an active lifestyle, appreciate functional and clean lodging with easy-in and easy-out access. I generally don't rate a hotel unless I've spent at least two nights. I stayed here as part of a fishing trip. Would I stay here again? Maybe, there are not a lot of options in town Notable positives: Good access...

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KSCasford, Owner at Vista Del Rio Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We were happy to see that you found several things acceptable. We work really hard to provide quality lodging in a very small community. You comments are noted, and we will consider your suggestions when we budget for our next upgrades this coming year.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We invite you to enjoy our delightful AAA-approved property on the banks of the beautiful Chama River! Rooms are furnished with handmade Southwestern theme furniture, by local artisan James Carrillo. Free high speed Wifi, in-room coffee, refrigerators, HD Dish including HBO. Create that perfect cup of coffee at our coffee bar in the lobby. 2 Miles south of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, as well as conveniently located near Heron Lake and El Vado State Parks, and Humphries and Sargeants Wildlife Areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Del Rio Lodge

Address: 2595 US Highway 84-64, Chama, NM 87520-9701
Region: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Price Range: RM346 - RM476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Go out behind the motel at dusk to watch the deer.”
397DawnH, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“You can choose to have a back room and its just a short walk to the river”
apobar, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are more quiet and have a view of the large meadow in the back. The front rooms aren't too loud.”
  • Outside sink makes it easy to have 2 people getting ready at the same time.
  • Cleaned and wrapped TV remote
  • Back yard .. be on the lookout for wildlife!
  • Room with 2 queens
travelinKathyM, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front and back are both nice.”
KentGlenstedMo, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room adjacent to highway; pick room in the back opposite to the highway”
  • Tiny refrigerator located below lamp table
Trogons, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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