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
If you're visiting Mesa Verde National park this is the ideal place to stay. Its location in the middle of the park is just wonderful. There are fabulous views from it and the road, though bendy, is an easy run to and from it. The lodge rooms are fairly basic but they all have a small balcony where you can sit and star gaze. The blanket which they provide for colder nights is just so cosy and warm - we sat outside under it despite the low temperature.
by Teresa R
Best thing about this lodge is the location. Rooms are really tight. The rooms with the double beds are bigger than the ones with a king bed. The extra space would be really helpful. Also, the rooms are very noisy. We could hear alarm clocks through the walls, footsteps above, music playing, conversations. I would ask for a double bed room on the second floor to cut down on the noise. That being said, I would stay here again because the location inside the park is worth it!