The Antelope Lodge in Alpine Texas

The Antelope Lodge in Alpine Texas

Located on Highway 90 in Alpine, the Antelope Lodge is perfect for guests that are nostalgic for the days when “motor court” motels where one of the only lodging options in West Texas. This quaint establishment was built in 1949 and has retained much of its’ post-war charm and character.

The Antelope Lodge in Alpine, TX

In 1995, John and Teri Smith bought the Antelope Lodge and slowly began the restoration process. They have strived to maintain the “rustic casual” feel, while updating the mechanics of the property.

Vintage advertisements have shown that the Antelope Lodge was approved by both AAA and Duncan Hines as a quality place to stay.

Guest Rooms at the Antelope Lodge

The Antelope Lodge has been described many ways, but guests almost always say that it “feels like home.”  Lodging options range from a two bedroom suite to a single economy room, but all configurations are cheerfully decorated with Southwest inspired furnishings.

Each room has its’ own personality, with unique art work, window coverings and furniture. Some of the rooms even include the original “cowboy oak” furniture from the 1950’s.

Kitchenettes in every room consist of a stove, refrigerator, sink and microwave. Flatware and dishware are available in the front office.

Other room amenities include cable TV, ceramic tile bathrooms, in-room air conditioning/heating controls and a telephone.

Rates range from $44 to $80, for a single occupancy, depending on the room. Rooms can be reserved for the day, week or month. There is also a charge for each additional occupant.

Amenities at the Antelope Lodge

A casual courtyard offers the perfect spot for guests to relax after seeing the sites. Several picnic tables and two charcoal grills are available to visitors. Mature trees provide shade to this attractive outdoor area.

The courtyard at the Antelope Lodge

A coin-operated laundry room is also accessible to guests. While you are waiting for your clothes to wash, be sure to check out the beautiful mural on the back of the laundry room building.

The Last Frontier Museum of Rocks & Gems is located in the lobby of the Antelope Lodge. This small museum features rocks, gems and minerals that can be found in the region. Open seven days a week, the museum is available to guests from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.

What to Expect at the Antelope Lodge

The Antelope Lodge is for the visitor that desires a rustic, but comfortable atmosphere. What the property lacks in modern amenities, it makes up for in personality. Guests should expect to be treated like a member of the family at this delightful motel.

Images by: Dennie Miller

One thought on “The Antelope Lodge in Alpine Texas

  1. Karl Wilson

    I lived at the Antelope Lodge when John and Sue Zufkowski ran it in the 1980’s. They were great and I miss them and ALpine from then.
    The Antelope Lodge was a great place to live and had great views of the mountains.

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