Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Visit to Marfa: El Cosmico

I've been to Texas four times and each time I have planned and failed to visit Marfa, the Donald Judd/conceptual-Prada-store/out-of-context-awesome-hotel capital of West Texas. But it so happens that my girlfriend and I will be in Austin for a friend's wedding in May and we are committed (COMMITTED!) to getting to Marfa. While Thunderbird had been on the agenda previously, I recently stumbled upon another, possibly even more awesome place to stay; El Cosmico. Best known for her work on Austin's Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia, Liz Lambert of Bunkhouse Management conceived of El Cosmico as "part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheater - a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange." Guests can choose from a series of restored vintage camper trailers, yurts, a teepee, or, for those more budget-aware, simple tent sites. While the trailers sport their own kitchens and private outdoor showers, all guests have access to a shared kitchen, bathrooms, and rent-by-the-hour Dutch tubs. Best of all, they are all priced affordably, ranging from $150/night for a trailer in peak-season to $20/night for a tent site. Currently, I am debating whether to work an extra Saturday to be able to upgrade from teepee to trailer...Here's hoping.

See more at El Cosmico. via Remodelista.

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