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Mountain Trails Lodge

501 S. Highway 118 , Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA (Show map)
92 Reviews
$94 - $94
per night

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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

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

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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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!

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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:

Follow I-20 west to Pecos. Travel south on Highway 17 through Balmorhea and into downtown Fort Davis. 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

Bed and Breakfast, Other

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Pet fee; Additional cleaning or damage charges may apply.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum during busy weeks and weekends
  • 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

1 Cat , 1 Dog

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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.

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

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