We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Dam Site Resort and Marina

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Elephant Butte
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Dam Site Resort and Marina
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
200

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 9: English reviews
El Paso, Texas, United States
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We live in El Paso, TX and wanted a nice one day trip. T or C is one and a half hours from El Paso but I have never been there. I went with my two daughters, 8 and 11 and my Dad. Great little quaint town. It's got the usual McDonalds and so forth but if you venture in...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Monica A
El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I was with some friends at the Damsite Marina Bar & Resturant, (we went just for a day trip) had a nice meal there in the restuarant and then moved over to the bar for a drink and a game of pool. The bartenders drinks were so good when offered another, we had to decline due to the long drive...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Sunfish2014
Oklahoma City, OK
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay here over Fall Break, looking for something to do since the National Parks were closed and we couldn't visit White Sands or Carlsbad Caverns. It was fun to stay in such a historic building, and found our rooms very comfortable and enjoyed looking at the historic pictures of Elephant Butte in the hallways. Waking up and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank tarab
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I had a great experience with my cabin stay at the Dam Site Recreation Area. The cabins (built by the CCC in 1940) are true to their original design and construction, but appear to have been well maintained with all plumbing, air conditioning, etc. working nicely. I stayed here on one night of a long family road trip and it...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Brian H
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We have been going to Elephant Butte for 26 years. We stay at the cabins most of the time and expect the showers to leak and the place to have bugs. This past weekend we where surprised because it was the cleanest it has ever been. They have new management and are starting to fix the place up. My only...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Tammy1W
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We found the Dam Site Resort and Marina online, and booked the large cabin. Based on the website we expected a rustic cabin experience; however, we were shocked to see that the place was filthy. It had obviously not been cleaned prior to our arrival. The shower leaked all over the floor, there were giant hair balls blocking the drains...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Robin K
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Just love this area. One of a kind view of the Elephant Butte, a volcanic neck sticking up out of the lake! Great restaurant and patio. Wonderful Lodge to stay in. Very peaceful, nice big rooms. Very Historic location! The reservoir popped up along the Rio Grande when the Elephant Butte Dam was built in 1916. At that time the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Dianne P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 May 2012

this place is not really a resort...it is simply a lodge above a marina on Elephant Butte lake. That said, if you want to be away from it all (not that T or C is not already away from it all) and like a well put together rustic setting, this is an interesting place to stay in the area. The...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank heyU7
Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This is not a resort, but a lodge that has been nicely restored recently. The lodge sits above the lake and marina on state park land. There are two marinas at Elephant Butte. This is the small marina. The lodge was housing for the executives who were involved in building Elephant Butte Dam in the early 1900’s and it is...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank abqtravelgal

7 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Elephant Butte
0.6 km away
Elephant Butte Inn
Elephant Butte Inn
#1 of 2 in Elephant Butte
94 reviews
7.3 km away
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa
#1 of 14 in Truth or Consequences
780 reviews
4.4 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites Truth or Consequences
Comfort Inn & Suites Truth or Co...
#4 of 14 in Truth or Consequences
162 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.9 km away
Desert View Inn
Desert View Inn
#5 of 14 in Truth or Consequences
104 reviews
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Restaurant

Additional Information about Dam Site Resort and Marina

Address: Lakeshore Road, Elephant Butte, NM
Region: United States > New Mexico > Sierra County > Elephant Butte
Number of rooms: 30
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Dam Site Resort and Marina staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Dam Site Resort and Marina staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with the balcony on the lodge are nice.”
  • Does look like an elephant
  • Marina Del Sur
  • These guys are everywhere and they love peanuts!
  • Looks like a portal in the water
 of 5 bubbles 624monicaa, 15 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The cabins are older, but the lodge rooms are newly renovated and they have private outside doors to enter (similiar to a motel) with a balcony over looking the marina and the lake. Its a little more to stay at the lodge, but still under $100.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunfish2014, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If you enjoy sleeping with bugs, this is your place!”
 of 5 bubbles RobinK818, 10 Sep 2012 | Read review
“not for culturally mainstream folks”
 of 5 bubbles heyU7, 22 May 2012 | Read review
4 of 4