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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Nice place to stay while visiting Chama, Nm very reasonable priced. Nothing really fancy but rooms were clean and comfy. Wifi was pretty slow but that was the norm for most of the days up around Chama.

2Thank Bobbydem
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We rode the Cumbres and Toltec and there is limited lodging choices in Chama. Branding Iron is probably one of the better choices. Comfortable and clean but seems a little overpriced for the area and for what you get.

1Thank Erma92
South Oxfordshire, UK
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed for one night in October. Was satisfied with the size of the room, the cleanliness and the check in welcome. As mentioned by others, the parking area is good and sizeable but I imagine this is as the restaurant located in the parking area is long shut so the space is bigger than it would have been. Would consider...

2Thank JLWSouthOxfordshire
Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights and were very satisfied with our stay. The motel is clean and well maintained. The rooms are clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds. They have a paved parking lot as compared to some of the other motels with gravel. This was important to us since we were on motorcycles. We had a total of 5...

1Thank Panhead64
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2013

After a long day of traveling in NM, when the night comes it can be a little daunting, especially if you are used to highways with lamps and cat eye dividers. Having spent a few night trying to find Motels and Hotels in the dark, driving off dirt paths to get to them - it was actually great to get...

1Thank Melisamai
Roswell, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 October 2013

My sister and I were to have arrived from two different directions but the front desk has both our names listed. We were greeted cheerfully and efficiently. The rooms were clean, there were plenty of towels, the television worked properly and the coffee & maker (both caf and decaf) was a blessing. We were given directions and information about parking...

2Thank mmjohn46
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed here two nights in September, before and after riding the Cumbres & Toltec Railway. This hotel is still just like hotels were in the 70's, with the modern additions of Wi-Fi and a remote control TV. I liked it! The hotel has been extremely well-maintained and was very clean. Rooms were large. Beds were comfy. We rather liked...

1Thank Juliette144
Dewey, Arizona
Reviewed 2 October 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Branding Iron Motel in the heart of Chama. We had 2 queen beds and a large flat screen TV. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. It is 7/10 of a mile from the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad station, and close to Heron & El Vado lakes. It had air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi,...

1Thank Larry M
Central Illinois
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights to enjoy the mountain train ride. For over $100. there was no breakfast or coffee in the lobby. Only two pillows and old style bedspread. The room was large and clean. We liked the High country for dinner and the Boxcar Cafe for breakfast, great food at both places.

2Thank TwoEquestrians
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 September 2013

For the location an excellent choice. Rooms are spacious, very clean and quiet. Good, no nonsense beds. We had one of our better night's sleeps there. We would definitely come back to this Motel. Although they don't serve breakfast their recommendation of Selina's Cafe nearby was great.

2Thank Joerg M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Rio Chama valley at the Southern tip of the spectacular Rocky Mountain Range, the Branding Iron Motel welcomes you from May to October and offers the comforts of home delivered with exceptional Southwestern hospitality. From our unrivaled location, hear the engineer’s whistle announcing the arrival and departure of trains from the historic Chama depot on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Branding Iron Motel

Address: 1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
Region: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Price Range: ₹ 7,057 - ₹ 7,796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Branding Iron Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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