High in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico lies a hidden gem. From its sparkling headwaters to its confluence with the mighty Rio Grande, the Rio Chama carves a valley of scenic beauty second to none…
Nestled in the southern Rockies at 7,860 feet elevation, Chama is what one might consider a “best-kept secret.” Towering mountain peaks, scenic vistas and deep, colorful gorges grace every direction; Chama is a diverse valley region famous for its art treasures and natural beauty stretching south from the Colorado border to the Tierra Amarilla Valley and down to Abiquiu. Many cultures call this water-blessed land home, and the region offers visitors a chance to sample genuine local New Mexican cuisines, unique cultural events, and colorful artisan wares.
Crowds are smaller here, and the attractions are grand! For the history buff, art lover, nature enthusiast, and cultural explorer, the Rio Chama Valley offers boundless opportunities.
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The Chamber would like to recognize the Vista del Rio Lodge this month as our feature business. Owned and operated by Anna Pobar, the Vista del Rio Lodge is a lovely representation of Chama hospitality. Each room is decorated in a southwestern motif and features beautiful handmade pine furniture crafted by local artisan James Carrillo. The rooms provide luxury comforts such as pillow-top mattresses; central air conditioning; coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators; and flat-screen TVs with complimentary HD Dish Network (including Starz), to name a few amenities. The lodge also provides a business center for its guests to make their stay as convenient as possible and has a large breakfast room where their guests can enjoy a continental breakfast provided by Rio Chama Espresso. A large and beautifully manicured back lawn is available for guests’ enjoyment, where it is common to see families of deer most mornings and evenings.
With AAA approval and a 4.7-star review rating, Vista del Rio Lodge has proven to be friendly and welcoming, with guests looking forward to repeated visits. One guest calls the lodge a “jewel of a property,” yet another one calls it “quiet and tranquil,” while all guests refer to the impeccable cleanliness of the rooms. Congratulations, Anna Pobar, for your hard work and dedication to the Chama Valley Community! You have created a shining star that exemplifies Chama in every way! To book your stay at the Vista del Rio Lodge or to find out more information, visit www.vistadelriolodge.com or call 575-756-2138!
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