We planned to stay here during a cross-country trip by tandem. Were told a campsite for our tiny backpack tent and tandem would be $50 for the night because a concert was happening the next night and were pointed to a site at the far end of the compound. Investigated the primitive shower and loo and headed for a mom and pop motel at the edge of town. Next morning, eating breakfast, an attractive young couple came in and I asked them if they were staying at the El. They replied yes, asked about the setup, was told they were charged $45 for a campsite for up to four tents. We're semi Woodstock types and were thinking of staying over for the concert, but the poor reception by the "front desk" and the $$ camp fee leads us to believe we did not meet their "standards." Marfa is an intriguing place, but we'll never consider El Cosmico The Place to stay there.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- El Cosmico Marfa, Texas