Mesa Verde National Park Hotels

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There is only one campsite: Camping in Mesa Verde

We stayed in the Mesa Verde Campground. We reserved online, although they say there are plenty of campsites available.
Here are the facts:
You reserve a campsite, but you have to drive around and pick the one you want.
There are plenty of toilet buildings.
Each site has a fire pit with grate.
The camp area is 20 minutes or more from the dwellings and museum.
Some of the dwellings require a ticket which you get at the park center way before reaching the dwellings. Do this!
The campsite is very near a small store in which you can buy firewood, milk, and other camping essentials.
The campsite store is where the hot showers are. Showers are free, no charge.
There is a small walk up fast food place, that offers breakfast pancakes for a small charge.
There are wild deer that wander through the campsite.
The campsites are kept clean of litter.
The bathrooms are also clean.
the sites are flat for tenters, and there are also flat sites for pull ins.
There is a sewage disposal area for trailers.
There is a gasoline station at the camp store, gas is priced a bit higher than normal.

Hot showers for free....if you have been using Colorado National Forest Campgrounds, you know what this means.

The sites are spaced far enough from others that you do not feel on top of other campers.

The Ranger drives through the site enough so that you feel it is more secure.

The biggest problem we had is that the campsite is way too far from the dwellings, if they are working on the road, it takes over a half hour to get to the center.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, National/State Park, Hiking and Walking
  • Written October 4, 2010
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Various: Lodging in and Around the Park

Mesa Verde has the Far View Lodge, which is a nice lodge that is open until mid to late October. I did not stay here but wanted to let you know it is here. I stayed in a sub-standard motel in Cortez.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: National/State Park, Road Trip, Budget Travel
  • Written November 5, 2011
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National 9 Motel in Cortez

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House of Many Windows: Living on the edge...

Best way to experience what life was like to dwell on the edge.

1. No stairs nor elevators - requires serious rock climbing.
2. Rooms come with many windows.
3. No indoor plumbing.
4. Great view to the valley below, and into the past.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: National/State Park, Archeology, Historical Travel
  • Written October 25, 2003
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House of Many Windows

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  • Reviews: 42

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Mesa Verde camground: Morefield Campground

Pros: Free Showers, Camp store, well-maintained grounds, frequest camp host visits.
Cons: no signs to learn how to get the showers to work, camp sites are close together, price is not cheap, that darn camp host buzzing by every hour on the hour.

Showers at the Camp Store location.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Archeology, Historical Travel, Family Travel
  • Written July 5, 2006

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