Stopped here for early morning breakfast. They serve a large mug of coffee which is appreciated. This is a no frills place with good food. Locals were there eating breakfast when we showed. My husband had a breakfast burrito with green chili peppers. He said it was very spicy but very good. I had your standard eggs, bacon and hash. The bacon was amazing. Super crispy the way I like. Eggs done perfectly. Fast, good food and a decent mug of coffee.
We were told by a long time New Mexican that Fina's has the best green chile in the state. That could well be-- It was terrific. The sopapillas also got our vote for the best we had on our trip. The place is a basic diner, and serves other "American" type comfort dishes, but I'd focus on the New Mexican part of the menu. Also, if you like Coca Cola, you'll love this place.
Friendly Little Place Really enjoyed a breakfast and lunch during last visit. Owner was very engaged, so much so, she served us our meal both times. She was friendly while providing really excellent home cooked food. My wife, especially enjoyed the BLT which had the best bacon ever. Really enjoyed the omelet and the mexican dishes we had. Lots of really good food. Very casual, very local, very good.
The owners are friendly and accommodating. Rooms are charming, quaint, and clean. "Bacon", the owners dog, was super sweet and friendly while still respecting our space, quietly saying hello without ever entering the room. We were happy to find a last minute respite when if became such a hassle to find a room in Durango. We were glad we stopped early in Chama.
Where do I even start, our entire stay was a nightmare!!! It started with the booking of our rooms which we did weeks in advance, we called to confirm only to find out our reservations were not even listed. We should of looked somewhere else at this point but once the owner figured out if the room was going to be occupied, or was the storage location for the wife's Christmas decorations the room was eventually assigned to us. Upon arrival we received a room that was beyond outdated; sofas smelled like sweat, pillow covers were old jeans sown together and the heating system was so loud and poorly maintaned. In the second room that we booked the room again could of used some updating and also the only bathroom was located upstairs. The lodge does not allow pets which we were not aware of and we were traveling with our 4lb teacup Maltese, when the owners found our we did have a pet to our surprise they were beyond furious. I say surprise because they have a great Dane size dog roaming everywhere, including the breakfast area. Instead of approaching us about the situation, our family who arrived after were questioned in a rude manner about having a dog and they were notified by the wife that we wouldn't be staying our last night at the lodge because of the dog. We found out through our family since they were harassed upon arrival and were stumped about what had occurred and even more so to discover we had no knowledge about anything. The worst was when we were all hanging out in our families lodge after dinner and were having a great time! That was until around 9:30pm when the wife began banging on the door which we found our was a joint door to their living quarter. She was screaming telling our family to,"Cut it out," that was followed by comments that she had had enough of our family and other rude comments. She was yelling so bad that my 4 year old nice became scared and started crying. She then came around to the front door banging on it, telling is that this had been going in for sometime and she was tired I'd it. She also told us to get the hell out and to meet her in the front to recieve a refund for the night. Mind you my in-laws were in our room with a sleeping 14month old . We packed up and revieved our refund by her husband who did not say one word, yet instead his wife was in the room close by to the check in still yelling at us. In all our travels have we ever been treated like this, we understand that everyone operates differently, we can respect that but to be treated so poorly is without reason! I warn anyone from booking with this lodge, there is a great lodge down the road called Chama Trails Inn with professional owners as well and great rooms!
We needed a place to stay midway from point A to point B. The closest place turned out to be Chama. Tripadvisor gave Cumbres Suites a good review. There were a few hotels listed on yelp, but this was the only one with a review. Once again yelp didn't let me down. Keeping in mind that this is a small inn in Chama NM, and not a big city, we got a kick out of some of the quirks. When I first tried booking the room, I got an answering machine because the keeper (Terrie) was picking her son up from school. However, I got a call back a little later and we reserved a room. We said we would be rolling in a little late and she assured us that she'd leave the back porch light on for us and the room would be waiting. The room we stayed in was in the main house and was wonderful. It was as clean and spacious as you would expect from a B&B. Along with the comfy beds, it had a small kitchen/sink area and some other furniture to lounge around on. It was warm and cozy, felt like staying at a relative's house. The only downside was there was only a very limited continental breakfast. For us this wasn't a big deal as we were in a bit of a hurry to hit the road. But don't plan on a big breakfast here. We would definitely stay here again if we were passing through.
Rolled into chama to climb on trains & get some road weary coffee/ stumbled across fosters saloon & restaurant. Great "everybody-knows-everybody" small town, log cabin atmosphere. Many taxidermy beasts adorn the walls, most notably some black bears & a sombrero wearing deer head: ready to party. The breakfast was standard American fare, eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast, and surprisingly strong coffee. Come for the trains, stay for the stuffed bears & coffee.
If you are a train enthusiast, this is the place to stay. The rooms are simple, but adequate and comfortable. The food is great and the service is very friendly! Go out to the balcony to see and hear them working on the trains. You are taken back in time to the old West! Fabulous!
The bar was way cool. Old building, old bar. Atmosphere was chill. They have some stools and counter set up outside. You can kick it, have a beer, and watch the bustling Chama street life ;) The food was OK. I got a "Smothered Beef Burrito" (GREEN chile!!, of course). It was your basic, ground beef based burrito. Iit was $8.25. Came with rice and beans. Was decent sized and pretty filling. The best part is they sold PINTS of booze from behind the bar :) And regular prices too. I got a pint of Seagrams for around 8 bucks. Saved me the time searching for a liquor store in Chama. I've never been to a bar where they sold pints. I wonder if I could have ordered a Coke at the bar and stiffened it up a lil' bit on the cheap?...:)