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El Cosmico

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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.
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19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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El Cosmico is absolutely something special within itself but, as with anything, people are what the greatest things in life magnificent. Ashlie who is, or should be, the ring leader at the El Cosmico Provisions Co. store is hands down the GREATEST human, employee, singer
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I have dreamt about staying at El Cosmico for what feels like forever (well, as a mad follower of all things Liz-Lambert, I dream about staying at any and all Bunkhouse Hotels!). Staying here was beyond what I could have imagined. We were on an RV trip, travelling across Texas
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I have been wanting to stay here for years and finally got the opportunity to last night. The place is so well thought out and unique. From the lobby gift shop to our “Princess” trailer, not a detail seemed to be overlooked. Every type of dwelling seemed to have something
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I'd guess that most guests arrive at El Cosmico after a lengthy journey, we were no exception. A 9 hour drive following flights from Edinburgh and LA - to us the lights from El Cosmico were a welcome sight. However, the member of staff to greet us was nothing short of rude,
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Ok, this is probably the most mixed review I’ve ever left. Did we love El Cosmico?? YES! My sister in law and I stopped there for the night on our way from Big Sur to New Orleans. When I told my friend we were stopping in Marfa for the night she said “you have to stay at El
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The insides of our airstream, puppy and myself for scale. So cozy!!! Loved it.
Yes, that's what I did. I stayed in my own tent because I arrived on a weekend with no reservations and none of their accommodations were available for two consecutive nights.
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We had our own cooler and we had no problem bringing outside alcohol. I wouldn't worry about it. Just bring it and don't ask if it's okay. Everybody does it.
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Sorry. CLearly I was having connectivity issues just now. lol I am on Sprint and it was OK. Data very slow.
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No, none of the tents, yurts or teepees have air conditioners. Honestly you don't really need them. It's sort of stuffy in the daytime but are you really hanging out in it in the day time? There are fans in the yurts and I believe there are some in the teepees as well. We were cool enough.
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"If you like to rough it a little, the safari tents are nice. If you like more amenities, a trailer would be a better choice."
"Pack earplugs, a torch and flip flops for the shower. Yurt was great"
"all the tents are great"
"Make sure you request and verify a queen bed if for two people in a trailer."
"Choose something FAR away from the train."
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