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High Country Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Magdalena
Reviewed 1 November 2013

An older motel that is going through some changes. Clean and comfy and a good night to recharge while traveling. Don't wait too long in the evening because most restaurants close early. Very small but nice town. I have stayed here once before and had a similar experience. I hate to use the phrase "you get what you pay for" but fact is this is not an expensive motel. Its clean and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I was pretty disappointed because the other reviews indicated at least an average experience. The grounds were not clean - old food wrappers and cans laying around. The bathroom had mildew growing in the shower. And we heard some critters in the walls, or under the floors that kept us awake much of the night. However, there was a super nice young man working in the office. He has a great customer service attitude.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Room was dated but clean and tidy. The heater, however, barely worked. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and on both occasions we met and talked to the Marshall - a very interesting guy! The food was passable; staff friendly and helpful. All in all a motel that fits in with the quirky character of Magdalena.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Comfortable bed in clean room! AC, heat, microwave, refrig, coffee machine. Kind of retro funky! Lovely quilt on the wall. TV with movie channel. Walk to restaurant at hotel, convenience store, or quiet little bar. Quiet with a good night's sleep!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank ColibriSMA
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

I've stayed at both motels in Magdalena. Both are old but adequately maintained. The High Country Lodge has less noisy air conditioners and provides a frig and microwave so I stay there if rooms are available. The restaurant is OK too. It just re-opened. The management was friendly and opened the restaurant an hour early to benefit a local event I was attending.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

The night manager was a slob. Sleezy with the teenage girls in the group. Best to check in during the day when it is hopefully some one else. Feels like the Bates Motel at night. Place was empty. Restaurant not open.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

There is not a lot of choice in Magdalena. As so many places rich in history, modernity has pretty much passed the place by leaving quaint old buildings from a time when construction was unique and pride was taken in workmanship.

The High Country Lodge is one of only a very few places for overnight accomodations. I chose a double for the extra room which I probably did not really need. The place was equipped with minimal ammenities. The bathroom was very small with just a toilet and shower. The sink was in the main room. Heat was provided by a noisy wall unit but it was efficient. The TV was a small screen older model but Dish Satellite was available. There was not a security peephole, deadbolt or internal chain lock. The lock on the door was insubstantial and in need of repair as it took a bit to get it to honor the key. The room was clean and lighting was barely adequate. If you are looking for chain motel accomodationas and ammenities, this is not the place, but no place in Magdalena will provide urban type accomodations. I would definitely stay again. The establishment is quiet, clean and has a great little restaurant, Mary Mac's Cafe. The parking lot is dirt and could be messy under snow. There is only one entry/exit but there is plenty of room to turn around. It is what it is; a place of shelter and rest along a very lonely stretch of US 60 in what is nearly a ghost town. Folks are friendly and helpful with information about the surrounding area and its history

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about High Country Lodge

Address: 303 First St, P.O. Box 228, Magdalena, NM 87825-9725
Region: United States > New Mexico > Magdalena
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Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Magdalena
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
High Country Hotel Magdalena
High Country Lodge Magdalena, New Mexico

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