I came here with a friend as a change of scenery from El Paso. We had taken a day trip about a month earlier and came here on a recommendation for dinner. What a treasure this place is! The food was tasty, the bartender and wait staff were so friendly, and the sight of Elephant Butte is amazing. We decided to come back and stay for a weekend. The lodge is newly renovated and there are also cabins that are slowly being renovated. We got in late, but Jonathan stayed and waited for us. Not only that, but he let us look in the remaining open cabins and choose the one we wanted. Most people would not have had that patience so late in the day! The next day we enjoyed the bar, restaurant, car show, and band that was performing. Reuben (the owner) greeted us and talked with us several times that weekend, as well as the bartenders (Randy and Terri) and even some of the cooks and housekeepers. Brad at the marina helped us with our fishing gear and offered some tips. The only bad thing is that we didn't catch any fish. They even have a shuttle that will take you to some of the hot springs, into town, etc. Our cabin was very comfortable, the water pressure was amazing, and we had plenty of space. I will definitely come back here and stay again. Dam Site is a must see and will be on my list of favorites!