If you are planning a trip to the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, it would be very convenient for you to stay right in the Park. There is only one place to lodge in the Park itself, and the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park, CO, can give you a unique opportunity to get away from it all.
The Lodge is located 15 miles into the Park, which allows you to be largely isolated from civilization. This great opportunity to get relaxed and enjoy an unhurried outdoor world lets you be away from cellphones, too - because they just will not work here. There is no TV's, either. Being able to enjoy the quiet of the Park will help you understand why the Indians of long ago chose to stay here for hundreds of years.
Each of the 150 rooms of the Lodge has its own balcony to let guests look out over three states and enjoy the beauty of undisturbed nature. For those who must have access to the outside world, public areas do have Internet access.
There are two types of rooms, the standard and the Kiva, and all of them have an Indian decor. The word Kiva comes from the round holes in the earth in by some of the abode houses of the ancient Indians. These kivas are able to remain cool even in the heat of the day in the area. Only the kiva rooms (upgraded) have air conditioning.
Standard rooms come with a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, a telephone, and an iron and an ironing board. They also have a clock radio and are available in one queen bed or two double beds. Kiva rooms have all of the above and custom handcrafted furniture. They also come with pillow-top mattresses, and a CD player/clock radio.
Gifts can be purchased at different gift shops in the park. Each one comes with a variety of beautiful Indian items. These are handcrafted and include things such as Navajo rugs that are very colorful, handmade flutes, dolls, pottery, turquoise jewelry, and more. They also carry souvenirs, CDs, posters, books and more. There are four different gift shops in the park.
Getting something to eat can be found in the hotel. The Far View Terrace Restaurant offers casual self-serve dining. It provides foods with a taste of the southwest, including burgers, soups and salads, beverages and desserts. The hotel also has a Mesa Mocha Espresso Bar which offers beverages and some grab-and-go sandwiches and wraps. Other restaurants in the Park include the Metate Room and the Spruce Tree Terrace Caf,.
Staying at the Far View Lodge in the Mesa Verde National Park, CO also gives you many opportunities for sightseeing. When you enter into the Park, there will be a fee, which is good for seven days. Two of the most popular sites in the park are the Cliff Palace and the Balcony House. Both of these tours require a guide to get access to them, and guests will need to be able to do some ladder climbing. Altogether, there are more than 4,700 different archeological sites in the park.