by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Note: The Far View Lodge is typically open from April through October.
The Far View Lodge is great for families looking to feel close to nature and Mesa Verde National Park. Located 15 miles into the park, Far View Lodge offers breathtaking views all around. Stay in one of the 150 guestrooms and choose from one of two types — Standard or Kiva. Both rooms come with private bathrooms, private balconies, a refrigerator, coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi. Choose from one king bed, one queen bed, two queen beds or two double beds. Rooms do not accommodate more than four guests at a time and there is no air conditioning and no TV.
Although dining options are not technically on site, the Metate Room, Far View Terrace Cafe and the Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe are a quick walk from the Far View Lodge and all offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with American favorites sure to please even the pickiest child.
Activities in the National Park include tours, hiking, shopping and educational exhibits.
Our Editor Loves
- Located in Mesa Verde National Park
- In-room refrigerators
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Far View Lodge. Unlike many other lodges in National parks, these accommodations like the character and grandeur of other lodges. The rooms are clean and spartan with very thin walls. Unfortunately, we could hear the conversations of our neighbor.
A word of caution: there is limited restaurant facilities and reservations should be made before arrival to ensure a space.
If I return to visit Mesa Verde National Park, I would stay in Durango, where there are many interesting hotels and restaurants.
Great views right out your window. Very conveniently located in the park. The room was clean. The walls are paper thin, you can hear the people next door talking, sneezing etc. Got there and there was only 1 package of decaf coffee in the room, asked the registration desk for more and they thought they may be out, would have to go downstairs to check when they got a chance. Asked housekeeping for more, finally got some. Pretty pricey for what you get.