Best Green Hotels: Big Bend Resorts Chisos Mountains Lodge

Big Bend Resorts Chisos Mountains Lodge  
Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States


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No: Yes: Unknown: Promised but not provided:
Towel Program  
Sheet Program  
Cotton Towels/Sheets  
Alternative Energy  
Maintenance for Conservation  
Energy Conservation  
Bulk Soap & Amenities  
Newspaper Program  
Organic Food Served  
Eco-friendly Food Served  
Promote "greenness" in PR  
Educate Guests to "green"  
Educate Staff to "green"  
Participate in Green Program(s)  
Fresh Air  
Non-Smoking Rooms  
Environmental Cleaning  
Water Conservation  
Xeric Garden  
Gray-Water Recycling  
Recyclable Disposables  
Compostable Disposables  
Durable Service Items  
Guestroom Recycling Bins  
Hotel Recycling Bins  
Donating to Charity  
Conference Center/Rooms  
Fitness Center  

The oldest cottages in this complex were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (as were the campgrounds, trails, and the long, windy road leading to the Chisos Basin).

The majority of the rooms are in the motel-style buildings that date from the '60s-'70s. We stayed in a block of rooms built in the '40s that was absolutely charming.

All the facilities in Big Bend Park conserve water out of necessity. All the lighting we saw was compact fluourescent. This may be an effort to tread lightly on aging wiring, but I really don't care why they do it. I saw compact fluorescents in the newer facilities, too.

In the future, I will carry a Best Green Hotels scorecard with me. I must admit I didn't notice whether or not there were plastic bags in the garbage cans. I do believe this establishment walks the talk.

And you can't beat the location!

Eric Kay, November 2005

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