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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

You don't even have to leave El Cosmico to have the real Marfa experience, it's all right there for you: the artist-type people, the hipster-esque ambiance with the decor of vintage posters for music festivals in the lobby, and desert flatlands of the property, as far as the eye can see. My one negative would be that it is the...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to El Cosmico with our dog for New Year’s Celebration. I can’t think of a more upbeat, friendly, and young crowd to be in to celebrate a new year. The setting is mostly rustic (it’s a campground after all), and they had lit trails around the site, fire pits to stay warm, a bar with affordable drinks (the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to book this place really far in advance but I think that on balance it is worth it. The place is just outside of Marfa, close enough to walk or bike. We stayed in one of their explorer type tents as we couldn't get a booking in a tepee. Found it really nicely knitted out with a very...

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Thank Jake F
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun place to experience but I doubt we'll be back. It's very hipster and trendy but we were disappointed at the noise level on our first night. We stayed in a tent our first night and were kept awake all night but some noisy campers who stayed up until 4 AM (and left all their cans and...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Really loved our stay here although we were only here for one night during a four night trip to West Texas. I've never stayed anywhere like this before. We stayed in one of the trailers. The outside shower was great! The place looks amazing at sunset. I only wish the bar was open a little later - it shut at...

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Thank Lucy L
New Iberia, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a tepee with kids ages 5 and 7, we all wished we would have planned to stay more than one night. Sleeping in a tepee, in a comfortable bed, next to the warm fire was great! The facility is very well maintained and all the staff super nice! Great relaxing vibe and lots of bunnys hopping around.

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Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Simple. Peaceful. Friendly. Convenient. Arrived without a reservation to tent camp. Nice grounds and facilities. Use the baths and relax! It was cold in November so be prepared if you are pitching a tent but the other rooms on the property look fun and comfortable. Price was $15 for camping and the rooms are up to $180

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

I stayed in the Princess #18 trailer, which I've since learned afterwards is the only Airstream in the park. I decided on a whim on a Monday to go to Marfa the upcoming weekend, so I booked at El Cosmic last minute. Only three trailers were available, and I picked on looks only. I was initially a little disappointed there...

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San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great fun. Made amazing memories. I believe El Cosmico should be a "must" to truly experience Marfa. The maintenance people kept impeccable care of the grounds and it was so beautiful at night with all the lights. The giftshop was extremely over priced but nobody seemed to care, including myself. LOL! Ya'gotta have a tee-shirt!!! Some accommodations are better than...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 November 2016

El Cosmic is nothing like a typical hotel, so please read up on it before staying so there aren't any surprises. You can camp on the grounds, stay in one of the safari tents, a tepee, a yurt, or a 1950's travel trailer which has been restored. Make sure you know what you're getting: there are communal showers and toilets...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Cosmico is an 21 acre nomadic hotel and campground in Marfa, Texas. In keeping with the belief that life should be a balance of adventure and do-nothingness we offer shelter, occasional entertainment, opportunity for learning/doing/making, and access to the majesty of the high plains desert. From its wide open spaces to the vast canopy of stars above, El Cosmico provides temporary liberation from the built world. It is second home to intrepid travelers and wanderers from all corners of the planet. Accommodations at El Cosmico include renovated vintage trailers, safari and scout tents, Sioux-style tepees, a Mongolian yurt, and tent campsites. The property also offers several communal spaces for guests - a hammock grove, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a community lounge and mercantile, an outdoor stage, a reading room. We rent wood-fired hot tubs as the burn ban allows, and bikes for exploring Marfa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Cosmico

Address: 802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843
Region: United States > Texas > Marfa
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
El Cosmico Marfa, Texas
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“Airstreams are quieter.....”
 of 5 bubbles lovelyone8888, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay in the Princess #18, the best trailer -- private shower and toilet!”
  • The insides of our airstream, puppy and myself for scale. So cozy!!! Loved it.
 of 5 bubbles Y2721GYjuliac, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Look it up online. It's not a hotel. Tepee's airstream trailers, etc.. Trains & roosters are part of the charm.”
  • Inside a tent
 of 5 bubbles jbean1234, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If having your own toilets and showers are important to you, you'll want one of the larger trailers.”
  • Yurt exterior
 of 5 bubbles jakelawson, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Safari Tents are great, I would try a trailer next time.”
 of 5 bubbles 32fenellaw, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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