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Far View Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not always the best choice to stay on opening day. A lot of amenities in the park are not open or we just had bad luck with our timing. Luckily we had sandwich fixings. The room is very nice, amazing views from our room, very clean and comfortable.

Thank tollhousetart
Tallahassee, Florida
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We ate in the Far View Lounge because Metate Room required reservations -- we not advised of that when we checked in. Servoce -- short staffed. Waiter had to go downstairs to restaurant to get hot water for tea. Brought the hot water but no tea bags, cups, spoons or sugar. had to remind him and still didn't get spoons... More 

Thank Nancy W
Lehi, Utah
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had kids with us, so we didn't feel like spending the $30-40 per person for the Metate room. The Terrace Cafe was closed for the season, so we went up to the Far View Lounge. So glad we did. The menu is not extensive, but they did a fine job on the items that we tried. The burgers and... More 

Thank AndyManCan44
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We enjoyed a quick bite to eat upon arriving at the Far View Lodge. We enjoyed a couple of appetizers to hold us over until dinner. The lounge is quiet and relaxing.

Thank ShirleyE601
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

the walls are very thin here and you can easily hear loud conversations, but if you can deal with that, these rooms are a great way to experience the park, and it's night skies. Beds are very comfortable and rooms are nicely outfitted. So glad I was able to stay here for a night.

Thank Kim D
Spencer, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a late lunch early dinner. The menu is very limited. We had Bison burgers that were tasty but overcooked and very dry even with lots of sauce and arugula on them. We shared a salad that was very good and was big enough for 2 as a side .the meal was pricey, service so, so as there was... More 

Thank ckat589
Woodlyn, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The rooms are in blocks of 5 or 6 per building. Each unit has a deck on the back which looks out over the canyon and mountains. Everything was amazing.

Thank Art Y
Castle Rock, Colorado
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a simple meal after your day of dwelling visits and hikes, choose the Far View Lounge. It is above the Metate Restaurant (where you'll need a reservation) and doesn't take reservations. Menu is simple. Go early (5:00 or so) and enjoy the view. In good weather, you can sit outside. Menu is small, but adequate and will... More 

Thank Bill D
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is the more relaxed dining option at the Far View Lodge within Mesa Verde National Park. We tried it once for dinner and were very disappointed. The waitstaff were confused, with multiple servers unsure of what tables they were covering or what the should be doing (based on the conversations we could overhear). For example, three different servers asked... More 

Thank kmshibatravel
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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270 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A convient choice for evening meal. Actually the only choice. My chicken was merely ok, and my dining partner had an elk quesida, she was pleased, I could not finish my selection. If you are looking for the sunset you will not find it here. Next trip I will bring my own supper.

Thank milehighbullet1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
Located in the Far View Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?