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“Nice desert lodging” 4 of 5 bubbles
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High Desert Lodge
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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27 reviews
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“Nice desert lodging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

My father, father-in-law, three dogs, bird, rabbit, and I rented two rooms at this motel. We were en route moving from Utah to Louisiana (thus the hillbilly amalgamation). I've been eyeballing this place for several years as I drove by it on the way to Escalante or Grand Canyon NP. How can you miss all those cool cowboy silhouettes lining the sides of this hillside establishment? The best thing about this place is the LOCATION. Second best is the price. Page is expensive and crowded but oh yes, in a very beautiful backdrop indeed. If you're searching for the crowds and access to Lake Powell, stay in Page and pay a bit more. If you're searching for a little desert solitude, playing at Escalante, recreating at Lake Powell (only ~15 min from motel) and like P&Q, enjoy playing horseshoes, enjoy cowboy-themes, want to save a few extra bucks, STAY HERE. The rooms are quite nice and so is the lady who takes care of this place. All in all, we were very pleased. And don't miss nearby Escalante/Paria River play - it is the EPIC Utah experience on the road less traveled.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Spent the night here in June. Accommodations were good and comfortable. The room and bathrooms were clean, beds were comfortable. Good value. Great location close to Lake Powell, quiet. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Cedar City, Utah, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We just recently stayed two nights at this great little motel in June 2013. I read some negative reviews and was a little nervous but when we got there I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is under new ownership and they are working on updating the whole place! It is now called High Dessert Lodge. Not a whole lot of extras at this point but there are brand new beds, clean comfortable rooms, and very quiet! The staff was very friendly as well and check in was so easy! We will definitely stay here again! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

This motel is located along the road....looks like a "ghost town". Nothing to remind you cowboys from the name...A rip-off : rooms very expensive 150 USD $....we stayed in a 5-stars hotel in Las Vegas for these money. The landlords debited twice this amount and never transfered back the money despite several calls and emails !! Warning - the landlord are dishonest !!! and on top of it overcharge everything. AVOID THIS HOTEL !!! They robbed 150 USD $ !!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Billie S, Owner at High Desert Lodge, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Please let me say that this property is now under NEW OWNERSHIP and it is no way run like this anymore. PLEASE stop by and see all the new, clean property. We bought in Feb 2013 and have really cleaned up the place.
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Additional Information about High Desert Lodge

Property: High Desert Lodge
Address: 605 S Independence Drive, Big Water, UT 84741
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Region: United States > Utah > Big Water
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Big Water
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have over 26 unique themed rooms inspired by everything cowboy! Big Water is the center of Canyon Country - boasting the closeness of a couple of minutes from Lake Powell, Antelope Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and a couple of hours of the National Parks & Recreation centers such as Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Monument Valley. The Escalante Grand Staircase is located just inside the city leading to many fantastic hiking trails and slot canyons waiting to be explored. Big Water has many boat rental companies, ATV rentals, horseback riding and the charm of being off the beaten path. ... more   less 
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