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Mountain Trails Lodge

501 S. Highway 118 , Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA (Show map)
94 Reviews
$94 - $94
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Relax on ten scenic acres overlooking the Davis Mountains and surrounding Chihuahuan Desert. Comfortable duplex cabins feature two full beds or one queen bed, kitchenette and private bathroom with shower. A homemade West Texas breakfast buffet in our festive dining room is included in your room rate. Wireless Internet access in your cabin; barbeque grill, family room with large-screen TV and board games, and telescope pad onsite. Groups and families are welcome. Call or visit our Web site for information about our meeting facilities, group tours, guided nature hikes and educational programs in West Texas and northern Mexico.

Rooms & Rates

Cabin with two full beds

Two full beds, microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot, private bathroom with shower, easy chair, kitchen table and chairs, high-speed wireless Internet, private entry, covered porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $94 - $94

Cabin with one queen bed

One queen bed, vanity with mirror, microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot, private bathroom with shower, easy chair, kitchen table and chairs, high-speed wireless Internet, private entry, covered porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $94 - $94

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Ranch Party Getaway

5 on October 05, 2014

3rd year to stay for our annual Williams Ranch Party. The Lodge is great for views, comfort, and most of all the best "West Texas Hospitality" you can find. As another comment we reviewed stated this is our 3rd stay here and they treated us just like family coming in to town. You just don't see that anywhere. You give your credit card and that is the most important part you play when you stay with most all motels, hotels, or lodges. Also we always enjoy the fundraising cook off, the Fort Tour, shopping down town, the observatory, all of the dining, and the fantastic views. See you next year Mountain Trails Lodge.

Relaxing, quiet time

5 on September 06, 2014

This is the perfect place if you enjoy getting away from the big city and if you like beautiful scenery. We took beautiful drives around the area and the Fort is spectacular. The Turners were great hosts and treated us each morning to an amazing breakfast.

Writers' Retreat 2014 for handicap people

4.6 on April 15, 2014

I'm handicapped and so used the only cabin with a ramp. It was a wonderful cabin, but not really set up for someone with legs that don't work. I brought my own potty chair and it's a good thing I did, because I could NOT use the toilet as it was. Even another bar on the wall opposite the door probably would not have made it usable. I didn't try the shower, but it looked like it would be okay. I could have backed into the tiny room, transferred to the bathtub bench and used the hand-held shower. The lip on the threshold of the front door was problematic. When the wind caught that door to the outside and slammed it back, it was hard to get over the threshold so I could grab the door knob to pull it closed at the same time I was trying to reenter the cabin. That door knob gave me fits! I had the hardest time getting it to turn! Maybe a knob with more texture would help. Also, I couldn't reach the controls on the air-conditioner/heater, so it stayed on the whole time I was there. Moving that unit down somehow might save you some money on the electric bill. I brought my own portable ramp, and it's a good thing, because I could not get into some of the rooms. It might serve you guys well to purchase a portable ramp for the lodge, because that would increase the accessibility. The large room where the presentations were made could be made more accessible by putting the current ramp where the stairs are (makes for a straight shot into the door) and the stairs where the ramp is now. Then the portable ramp (which I hope you'll buy) could complete the path (to jump that 5-6 inch step) into the room, though you might have to built the top of the platform wider to accommodate the length of the portable ramp. And that building needs a handicap accessible toilet as well. You're SO CLOSE!

Third year to stay

4.8 on April 14, 2014

This was my third year to stay at Mountain Trail Lodge. It is quiet, clean and very pleasant. Jenny and Scott have a way of making one feel at home, not just as paying guest. Each year I look forward to visiting with them. And to top it off, the food is outstanding.

Peaceful retreat

4.6 on April 14, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here. The food was fantastic, the people friendly, and the bed comfortable. Mountain Trails Lodge is located close enough to explore Alpine and Ft. Davis all in a short weekend.

Going Home

5 on March 22, 2014

There is no other way to describe our stay at Mountain Trails Lodge except to say that it's like going home, only better. Scott, Jenny and Brian are down-to-earth, without guile, intelligent, and willing to do whatever it takes to help you while you're with them. We have stayed with them before and will continue to book with them when we go to Ft. Davis, which we hope will be for many years to come. They've become our kin. Thanks, all of you, and God bless MTL and you.

Great stay!

5 on March 16, 2014

We stayed here the week of Spring Break from Saturday night through Tuesday night. The accommodations were great - VERY clean and had everything we needed. The FULL breakfast each morning was excellent (eggs and a meat each morning along with either biscuits or muffins, awesome pancakes, and French toast the mornings we were there. Also fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal each morning). We will definitely stay here again when visiting Ft. Davis!

Wonderful stay at Mountain Trails Lodge

4.6 on January 18, 2014

This is one of the first vacations my husband and I had had in 10 years. This was the last leg of our journey and I was not dissappointed in the accommodations or service at Mountain Trails Lodge. The owners were absolutely wonderful and the breakfast every morning could not have been better at any five star restaurant. Thanks for such a wonderful stay.

Fantastic Stay - wonderful place!

5 on January 04, 2014

During a tour of far West Texas, we chose to celebrate our anniversary with a two night stay in Fort Davis. We chose the Mountain Trails Lodge. On first view, I had hoped for massive mountains right off the deck. That is not the case, though the view is spectacular! After a tour of the area, we had the best possible "relax on your porch" view possible. Add to that the friendliest and most accommodating hosts, phenomenal breakfasts, and just overall a great vibe - we stayed another night! We will most certainly be back. You won't be disappointed!!

A great way to discover Ft Davis

4.2 on December 19, 2013

I would return to Mountain Trails Lodge and recommend it to others - particularly as a great base from which to explore the Ft Davis area. It's right on the highway to everything; easy in-an-out; spotless, modern cabins; and run by a couple of great people who you will wish were family once you get to meet them. My deepest regret is that we missed barbecue night. Oh, and by the way, their complimentary breakfast is a REAL breakfast - like sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs, waffles, good fresh fruit - not cold bagels, muffins and cereal.

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Location Type

Davis Mountains, Big Bend Region, Chihuahuan Desert, Desert, Mountains, Small town


Midland, TX (MAF) 180 miles

Directions to property:

From Fort Davis' town square, travel south on Highway 118 approximately 8/10 mile. Enter through the gate on your left, marked by a white Mountain Trails Lodge sign.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, McDonald Observatory, Sul Ross State University, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, Davis Mountains Preserve, Davis Mountains State Park, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Private star parties, Guided nature hikes, Outdoor education programs, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $250 charge for smoking in cabins.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pet fee; Additional cleaning or damage charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum during busy weeks and weekends
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation held with credit card. Cancellation fee applies if 24-hour notice is not given.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before scheduled check-in; Fee for cancelling less than 24 hours: $94.00 charged to credit card used to hold reservation.



Scott, Jennifer and Jessica Turner

Languages spoken

Limited Spanish, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Applesauce cinnamon pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes made with whole wheat, applesauce and cinnamon. Served with roasted pecans, fresh berries (in season) and real maple syrup.

Details Diamond Collection

501 S. Highway 118 , Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA (Show map)

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