Chisos Mountains Lodge
Not alot of places to stay in this huge park. This is a great location with many hikes nearby. The Lost Mine trail, the Windows. The lodge is very nice and has a separate grocery store, a National Park visitor center, a restaurant and many different types of rooms/buildings to stay in. Worth the stop at least for the hiking and views. Pictures below are the sunset view from the Lodge restaurant looking out towards The Window and the hike back from the Window Hike looking towards the lodge area.
Staying in the Park
The only lodging inside the park is the Chisos Mountains Lodge located in the Chisos Basin at the end of Chisos Basin Road. All 72 non-smoking rooms are conveniently located near food service, a convenience store, gift shop, trail heads and other guest services. I did not stay here just wanted to let you know what is available. Prices range from $110 to about $145.
Unique Quality: Great views.
Chisos Mountain Lodge
The Chisos Mountain Lodge is operated by the park concessionaire and is located in the beautiful Chisos Basin. Lying at a 5,500 foot elevation you will be surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. The lodge has 72 rooms, a gift shop, and a restaurant. The rooms to choose from are motel type as in my photo, or stone cottages built by the CCC. I would recommend making reservations in advance, as this is the only non camping accommodation in the park, and the park is too remote to conveniently stay anywhere other than inside the park itself.
Unique Quality: There are many beautiful hiking tails and views nearby. There is a restaurant at the Lodge that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Directions: From the Panther Junction Visitor Center travel west about 3 miles, then turn onto Basin Road (also called Green Gulch) and follow the Basin road to its end.
Big Bend's Best Campground
This is a great campground situated in the middle of Big Bend NP surrounded by the beautiful Chisos Mountains. There are 65 nice sites.
Unique Quality: The Chisos Basin campground is located in the middle of the park so it's a great place to start your day. Some of the best hikes like Emory Peak or The Window trail start right here. You might even see pack of javelinas looking for food or a deer passing by !
Don't forget to check out the parks' visitors center and store nearby. Prices at the store are very reasonable, and they accept credit cards.
This campground has clean bathroom facilities with running water and electric plug-ins. Each site has it's own food locker and grill.
Also don't forget to watch the night sky on a clear night, the starry skies will surely take your breath away.
Directions: Center of the park, go south on Panther Junction
Nearby Chisos Mountains Lodge
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Chisos Mountains Lodge
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Address: Basin Rural Station, , Texas, 79834, United States
Amenities at Chisos Mountains Lodge
- Bar / Lounge
- Free Parking
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