El Western Cabins & Lodges
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Western Cabins & Lodges Ennis
I am partial to independent, mom-and-pop places but this one really blew me away. These log cabins and the lawns and trees have been carefully maintained and tended for over 60 years...they are incredible. Huge picture windows with views of the Rockies in all the cabins and a little creek (or "crick" as they say here) with big green lawns and giant spruce trees - it is amazing. They do have WiFi and the interiors have been updated, but the furniture is authentic "old west" and they are clean, clean, clean. We took a larger (and slightly newer) Mountainside cabin with a fireplace with the wood provided at no charge...but since it was July, we didn't actually start a fire. No restaurant on the place, but several close by in Ennis and with a kitchen in our cabin, we shopped at the local grocery store and grilled out.
We really loved this place and we can see why several of the guests we met have come back for many years.
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... what it was doing, but why? We got the answer from a friendly state highway worker, who just happened to pull in the park. Post your guesses in the blog.
Clue #1: The source of the water is the main river.
Clue #2: The handle sticking up at the end of the walkway, near the drum, attaches to a removable gate which (when removed) allows some of the water to divert back to the main river.
Clue #3: The water in the stream is being sent to farm fields for ...