I was with some friends at the Damsite Marina Bar & Resturant, (we went just for a day trip) had a nice meal there in the restuarant and then moved over to the bar for a drink and a game of pool. The bartenders drinks were so good when offered another, we had to decline due to the long drive home, he told us they now owned the cabins and the lodge located right behind the restaurant overlooking to water and the Marina (perfect view of the Elephant Butte Rock in the middle of the water) and the prices for the cabins were really reasonable! They own the lodge too (newly remodeled and located same spot overlooking the water) and for a 2 bed queen it was $95.00. We will definitely return there! The Damsite restaurant also served breakfast and there is a bait store down by the docks and awnings and Brad and Neal can help you out with what is biting that day and some bait. As long as you arrive while the bar is still open, there is no issues with checking in late. They didn't have anyone checking in our room the next day and even let us sleep in. Very friendly accomodation, clean, no bugs and perfect view, and best part, after having drinks you don't have to drive anywhere and you can wake up to a nice lake view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created in the early part of the 20th century, the Damsite Historic District has been providing lodging for over a century. Guests can choose to stay in the 100 year old Administration Building. This unique property has 8 guest rooms plus a beautiful meeting space. The Historic Civilian Conservation Corps built Lakeview Casitas are beautifully remodeled individual houses. Most of the units have full kitchenettes including stove tops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishes and utensils. Wi-fi is also available in some of the units. Due to the historic nature of the property there are no telephones or televisions. There is someone available on property 24 hours a day in case of emergency. The casitas are the closest lodging to Elephant Butte Lake and Spaceport America. an Boat and Kayak rental are available from the nearby Damsite Marina. The marina also holds a full service retail store with groceries, fishing gear and clothes. There are numerous hiking trails through the ruins and foundations of buildings from the construction of Elephant Butte Dam. The whole facility may be rented for conferences or other events. A 50 person meeting space is available as well as several outdoor rental areas. Tents, Chairs and other rental services are also available. ... more less