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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...

Thank lovelyone8888
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...

Thank Lucy L
New Iberia, Louisiana
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Elliot L
Reviewed 8 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...

1Thank Julia C
San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 2 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...

Thank jbean1234
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 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...

1Thank jakelawson
Visalia, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is camping at it's best. There is a wide selection of retro caravans, teepees and safari tents or of course you can take your own (tent). I won't lie it's not cheap, but it makes a nice change from a hotel room and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's great being able to shower outdoors but still have...

Paris, France
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Super idea (tents, trailer, outside bathrooms, communal kitchen etc..) BUT - overpriced (90US$/night the cheapest tent) - unfriendly staff (more occupied to check cell phone than to talk to guest) and NO service - dirty showers and dirty sinks (didn't see someone cleaning in 3 days) - only coffee for breakfast - noisy (what could have been a + =...

3Thank PhR1
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed two nights in a tepee at the end of August, and it was an incredible experience - but not for everyone. Warning: the restrooms and showers are communal, requiring you to venture out into the cold desert night to use the bathroom or walk back from a shower. There is no wifi where you are staying, only in...

1Thank Nathan B

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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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“Avoid the teepees on a cold or windy night! Don't risk it--get a trailer!”
Topshelf210b, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Airstreams are quieter.....”
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.
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
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
jakelawson, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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