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Dam Site Resort and Marina

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped down at the Dam Site Marina and rented a kayak for a few hours. The staff was AWESOME and helped us get situated and made recommendations about the best places to go on the lake. Very friendly and prices were reasonable! Highly recommended.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind and Considerate staff. Helped me without making me feel like an idiot. I pulled my boat in the wrong slip and didn't get grief. Had to buy a new tube since someone stole mine. Tube was a good price and they even inflated it for me.

1Thank mcgeeg
will d, Public Relations Manager at Dam Site Resort and Marina, responded to this review

Thank You for the kind review. I am sorry to hear about your tube but am glad our wonderful staff was able to help you.

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...

4Thank Monica A
will d, Public Relations Manager at Dam Site Resort and Marina, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words. Lago Rico, Inc. took over operation of the area in 2015. Since then we have made many upgrades to the facilities. We hope you will return to see us soon.

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
will d, Public Relations Manager at Dam Site Resort and Marina, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words. We have made many upgrades to our facilities since your review. I hope you will come back and see us soon

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
will d, Public Relations Manager at Dam Site Resort and Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Lago Rico, Inc. took over operation from the State Park System in 2015. Since that time, we have made many upgrades to our lodging facilities. I would encourage you to make a return visit and see how nice things are now. We have upgraded several of our Lakeview Casitas with new kitchenettes. All of the...

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

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Created in the early part of the 20th century, the Damsite Historic District has been providing lodging for over a century. Guests can choose to stay in the 100 year old Administration Building. This unique property has 8 guest rooms plus a beautiful meeting space. The Historic Civilian Conservation Corps built Lakeview Casitas are beautifully remodeled individual houses. Most of the units have full kitchenettes including stove tops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishes and utensils. Wi-fi is also available in some of the units. 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 are the closest lodging to Elephant Butte Lake and Spaceport America. an Boat and Kayak rental are available from the nearby Damsite Marina. The marina also holds a full service retail store with groceries, fishing gear and clothes. There are numerous hiking trails through the ruins and foundations of buildings from the construction of Elephant Butte Dam. The whole facility may be rented for conferences or other events. A 50 person meeting space is available as well as several outdoor rental areas. Tents, Chairs and other rental services are also available. ... 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.”
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  • Does look like an elephant
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.”
Sunfish2014, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If you enjoy sleeping with bugs, this is your place!”
RobinK818, 10 Sep 2012 | Read review
“not for culturally mainstream folks”
heyU7, 22 May 2012 | Read review
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