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Dam Site Resort and Marina

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El Paso, Texas, United States
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We live in El Paso, TX and wanted a nice one day trip. T or C is one and a half hours from El Paso but I have never been there. I went with my two daughters, 8 and 11 and my Dad. Great little quaint town. It's got the usual McDonalds and so forth but if you venture in...

3Thank Monica A
El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I was with some friends at the Damsite Marina Bar & Resturant, (we went just for a day trip) had a nice meal there in the restuarant and then moved over to the bar for a drink and a game of pool. The bartenders drinks were so good when offered another, we had to decline due to the long drive...

2Thank Sunfish2014
Oklahoma City, OK
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay here over Fall Break, looking for something to do since the National Parks were closed and we couldn't visit White Sands or Carlsbad Caverns. It was fun to stay in such a historic building, and found our rooms very comfortable and enjoyed looking at the historic pictures of Elephant Butte in the hallways. Waking up and...

1Thank tarab
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I had a great experience with my cabin stay at the Dam Site Recreation Area. The cabins (built by the CCC in 1940) are true to their original design and construction, but appear to have been well maintained with all plumbing, air conditioning, etc. working nicely. I stayed here on one night of a long family road trip and it...

2Thank Brian H
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We have been going to Elephant Butte for 26 years. We stay at the cabins most of the time and expect the showers to leak and the place to have bugs. This past weekend we where surprised because it was the cleanest it has ever been. They have new management and are starting to fix the place up. My only...

2Thank Tammy1W
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We found the Dam Site Resort and Marina online, and booked the large cabin. Based on the website we expected a rustic cabin experience; however, we were shocked to see that the place was filthy. It had obviously not been cleaned prior to our arrival. The shower leaked all over the floor, there were giant hair balls blocking the drains...

6Thank Robin K
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Just love this area. One of a kind view of the Elephant Butte, a volcanic neck sticking up out of the lake! Great restaurant and patio. Wonderful Lodge to stay in. Very peaceful, nice big rooms. Very Historic location! The reservoir popped up along the Rio Grande when the Elephant Butte Dam was built in 1916. At that time the...

1Thank Dianne P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 May 2012

this place is not really a resort...it is simply a lodge above a marina on Elephant Butte lake. That said, if you want to be away from it all (not that T or C is not already away from it all) and like a well put together rustic setting, this is an interesting place to stay in the area. The...

4Thank heyU7
Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This is not a resort, but a lodge that has been nicely restored recently. The lodge sits above the lake and marina on state park land. There are two marinas at Elephant Butte. This is the small marina. The lodge was housing for the executives who were involved in building Elephant Butte Dam in the early 1900’s and it is...

4Thank abqtravelgal

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our historic casitas are available in several room sizes. Most of the units have full kitchenettes including stove tops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishes and utensils. Wi-fi is also available in most of the casitas. Due to the historic nature of the property there are no telephones or televisions. There is someone available on property 24 hours a day in case of emergency. The casitas ar the closest lodging to Elephant Butte Lake and boat access is available immediately below the casitas. Boat and Kayak rental are available from the nearby Damsite Marina. There are numerous hiking trails and abundant wildlife. The whole facility may be rented for conferences or other events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dam Site Resort and Marina

Address: 77b Engle Star Rt, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
Region: United States > New Mexico > Sierra County > Elephant Butte
Number of rooms: 25
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“Rooms with the balcony on the lodge are nice.”
  • Does look like an elephant
  • Marina Del Sur
  • These guys are everywhere and they love peanuts!
  • Looks like a portal in the water
 of 5 bubbles 624monicaa, 15 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The cabins are older, but the lodge rooms are newly renovated and they have private outside doors to enter (similiar to a motel) with a balcony over looking the marina and the lake. Its a little more to stay at the lodge, but still under $100.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunfish2014, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If you enjoy sleeping with bugs, this is your place!”
 of 5 bubbles RobinK818, 10 Sep 2012 | Read review
“not for culturally mainstream folks”
 of 5 bubbles heyU7, 22 May 2012 | Read review
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