Have you ever been to Indian Lodge? It is a charming, historic, and scenic lodge set amid the arid mountains of West Texas. A must-see on your next trip to this part of the state!
It even has a pool!
Indian Lodge has 39 guest rooms, but even if you don’t get a reservation (they book far in advance) you are welcome to check out the property.
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, it is steeped in history. Everything is handmade, from the chairs and tables to the mirror frames and bedside lamps.
I love how the CCC’s work so many decades ago has enriched our national and state parks with history.
Where to Stay Nearby
If you can’t stay at Indian Lodge itself, look into one of these neat options nearby:
- Camping at Davis Mountains State Park (the property on which Indian Lodge sits)
- Hotel Limpia
- El Cosmico
- Hotel Paisano
- Gage Hotel (farther drive but gorgeous!)
Where to Eat
Black Bear Restaurant is known to be delicious! Expect hearty meals.
What to Do
- Swim in the lovely pool with mountain views
- Hike the trails in Davis Mountains State Park (Check out my post, The Most Scenic Trail in Davis Mountains State Park)
- Shop in the gift shop
- Read on the beautiful porch and watch the swallows feed their chicks
- Check out my Girl’s Guide to West Texas for my running list of things to do in West Texas
Give me a good book and I could definitely sit here a while!
Scoop from a Whit’s Wilderness Reader
My friend Lindsey stayed here two summers ago, and you can read more about her trip here!
Very quiet, serene, relaxing. Not a hopping place, but hey–that’s kind of the point of going out in the middle of nowhere, right?
Important things to know
- Indian Lodge is closed for a major repair project through June 1, 2018 but the restaurant remains open.
- Book far in advance (up to a year)
I hope you get to visit soon! Safe and happy travels, and be sure to tag me in your pics so I know if you were there!