Mountain Trails Lodge
Fort Davis, Texas
Frequently Asked Questions
(Click on a question below to read the answer)
Question: What extra precautions are you taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Answer: With private entry from your own porch, no contact with our staff, and extra sanitizing, you can feel as safe here as in your own home. Here's what to expect:
Contactless check in: We'll text or e-mail your room assignment and charge your credit card remotely.
No daily housekeeping: If you require extra supplies during your stay, just let us know and we'll leave them on your porch.
Extra cleaning and sanitizing: Beyond our usual stringent cleaning protocol, we are sanitizing high-touch surfaces and deep cleaning more frequently.
Plenty of outdoor space for socially distant gatherings: You can bring groceries to cook on shared gas grills—or get takeout from a local restaurant—and then eat under the covered pavilion.
Question: Is Fort Davis open for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Answer: Yes! We are really glad you're planning to visit us! Here's what to expect and how you can help:
Consider our limited medical resources: Our mountain communities rely on an amazing, but limited and often volunteer, emergency management service. Three counties share one hospital with two ICU beds. Please act responsibly!
Respect local businesses: Mask ordinances change frequently; some local businesses require patrons to wear a mask to enter. Others do not. We would really appreciate it if you would wear a mask inside all public buildings and do your best to keep at least six feet between you and others.
Call ahead! Most restaurants are open, but with limited seating capacity. Most attractions are open, but some require reservations. To avoid disappointment, call or check Web sites before you visit. We can help you find the information you need!
Question: Do the rooms have full kitchens?
Answer: Each guest room has a kitchenette, equipped with a small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, two mugs, coffee with condiments, paper towel, and kitchen table with chairs. While you can't cook in your room, guests are welcome to cook out on the gas grill under a covered pavilion near the cabins. If you forget something, we have a dollar store and two grocery stores nearby that will cover all your essentials. Fort Davis also has lovely restaurants that are open for limited indoor dining, patio seating, and take out.
Question: Do the rooms have linens?
Answer: Yes! Each guest room is supplied with fresh sheets, towels, comforters, and fluffy pillows. We also supply tissue, paper towel, coffee, sugars and creamers, and amenities including lotion, soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
Question: Do you have WiFi?
Answer: We do have free Wifi. When the town is full, or after dark when lots of guests are online, you may experience slow response. We recommend taking a break from technology and enjoying dark night skies, wildlife, and vast views!
Question: Do you have television?
Answer: No TV, but we do have WiFi. The best television in West Texas is outside your cabin door! So many guests have told us that they were glad not to have a television because it led to more creative family time. We know you'll enjoy your time with us gathering with friends and family under the pavilion, gazing at the stars, watching for birds and wildlife, or hiking and exploring in the surrounding mountains.
Question: Can I bring my dog?
Answer: We are pet friendly! We charge a fee of $25 per pet for your stay. Please drop us a note when you make your reservation, so that we can assign you to a pet friendly room. We ask that you please drive slowly and watch for kids and pets at play!
Question: Do the rooms have air conditioning?
Answer: Yes! We are getting to the time of year when you might turn on the heater in the morning, and need A/C by afternoon, but we’ve got you covered. Each room has its own wall unit with heat, cool, and vent options, giving you control of your indoor temperature.
Question: When can we check in, and what is the procedure? What time is check out?
Answer: Check in is 3:00 p.m. Check out is 11:00 a.m.
We have implemented a contactless check-in process: On the day of your arrival, you will receive a text when your room is ready, with the room number and instructions. Any time after you receive the text, you are welcome to come over and make yourself at home.
You may request an early check-in or late check-out. We cannot guarantee we’ll be able to accommodate you, and we appreciate advance notice so we can schedule housekeeping.
Question: Do you offer any discounts?
Answer: We are veteran owned, and we offer discounts to active and retired military, law enforcement, and first responders. You can apply the discount when you book online; just click the Discounts and Specials tab. Ask us about our state rate for guests traveling for the government and discounts for repeat guests, extended stay, and friends and family.
Question: Do the rooms have blow dryers?
Answer: The rooms do not have blow dryers, but we do have a blow dryer you may borrow. Just ask when you check in!
Question: Is there a laundromat nearby?
Answer: We do not have laundry facilities for guests onsite, but we can recommend several in surrounding communities.
Question: Can we hike at Mountain Trails Lodge?
Answer: We do not have hiking trails on our property, but you can take a short walk into town, or to a nearby cemetery. You will find excellent hiking trails for all levels of ability at nearby parks and nature centers. Click the links on our Home page (in pink text) to see what's open and what hiking opportunities you will find here!
Question: When I rent a room, do I get the whole building?
Answer: When you reserve a guest room, you are reserving one half of a duplex cabin. During the busy seasons, you may have a neighbor in the adjacent room. If you'd prefer to have a whole building to yourself, we offer a discount for renting two or more rooms!
Question: Do you have rollaway beds?
Answer: We do not have rollaway beds, but we do have a couple of camp cots and sleeping bags, suitable for children. Limited availability. First come, first served!
Question: How far are you from the McDonald Observatory?
Answer: The McDonald Observatory is 16 miles north of Fort Davis. Allow about half an hour of driving time from our Lodge to account for a slower speed limit and possible wildlife along the route.
Question: Can we spend two to three days in Fort Davis and not run out of things to do?
Answer: Fort Davis and the surrounding communities offer days of exploration and activities! Check out our Home page for ideas of things to see and do. Click the links (in pink text) to view local attractions, find out what is open, and reserve tickets for admission. When you book with us, we will help you plan your trip!
Question: Do you have accessible rooms?
Answer: We have one room that is wheelchair accessible. Please Contact Us for additional details!