The Far View Lodge is in a great location if you plan to spend more than one day in Mesa Verde National Park. (If you stay in Cortez, plan on a 1-2 hour drive to Cliff Palace.) The rooms are pretty basic, and ours was fairly small with a tiny bathroom (shower only) and very short toilet.. The Kiva rooms have a/c; the others don't. If you want a King room, be sure to verify before you stay. We reserved a King, but were told they were sold out at check-in. The view from our room was beautiful. We also enjoyed the view from the balcony in the upstairs bar in the lodge. The service, however, left a lot to be desired. In fact, it was non-existent. Dinner at the Matate Room was good, but pricey. We waited longer to get a table by the window, but by the time we were seated, it was almost dark out. The service at dinner was good. We were given breakfast vouchers, because of the mixup in our accommodations. They weren't worth it. We were seated, but a server never came to our table. I finally got up and found the server and asked for juice and coffee (the food is on a buffet). The server never returned to our table, even though he was quite chatty and attentive with other patrons. We finally left the vouchers on the table and left, as we never even got our check! If you don't care about the convenience of the location, much better accommodations can be found in the town of Cortez.
Great location and views.
The rooms are outdated. The carpets were dirty. The drapes had holes in them that let the light through in the morning.