By Rod Powers
The Mountain View Lodge is a new state of the art, 78 Unit Visiting Quarters (VQ) facilities. The facility currently has 6 Business Suites and 72 Typical Suites. Four of the Suites are compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The Mountain View Lodge is conveniently located on the Flight Line (Area F) close to the Commissary, BX, Consolidated Club and the Dragon Fitness Center.
A new 100 unit Temporary Living Facility (TLF) was recently opened. The TLFs are comprised of 52 one bedroom units and 48 two bedroom units. Each unit has a living room area and a fully equipped kitchen comprised of American size flat surface stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator (with ice maker), dishes/pots/pans, etc. and a small laundry area with a European size washer and dryer. Entertainment is available with satellite TV and DVD players - also, each room is fully equipped for internet connection.
Everyone must first try to secure lodging on base at lodging. Should there be no vacancies, you will be required to obtain a statement of non-availability prior to obtaining off base lodging or you will risk not being eligible for TLA reimbursement. Space-Available Travelers can make reservations up to 24 hours in advance for a maximum of three day period.
TLF does accept pets. There are units for occupants PCSing with pets for an additional charge. Should these units be occupied but other rooms available, you will not be issued a statement of non-availability if you have a pet and decide to stay off-base. Kennels are available in the area.
Should you arrive unexpectedly, and there are no rooms available at Mountain View Lodge, they will assist you in obtaining rooms at a local hotel. Be sure to keep your sponsor informed regarding your travel plans.