Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

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February 25, 2014
Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design. Read Full Article
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  Here, one of El Cosmico's three teepees is a lantern for desert travelers.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    Here, one of El Cosmico's three teepees is a lantern for desert travelers.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  This stylized vintage trailer is the image of small-scale luxury.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    This stylized vintage trailer is the image of small-scale luxury.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  By reducing the bedroom to its essentials and filling it with windows, the El Cosmico staff has made this small space as expansive as the desert beyond.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    By reducing the bedroom to its essentials and filling it with windows, the El Cosmico staff has made this small space as expansive as the desert beyond.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  This interior shot of one of El Cosmico's teepees pairs life on the road with the American dream.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    This interior shot of one of El Cosmico's teepees pairs life on the road with the American dream.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  A sky-blue vintage trailer blends in with the sky.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    A sky-blue vintage trailer blends in with the sky.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  Brightly colored sheets and a central pendant lamp show this tent to its best advantage.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    Brightly colored sheets and a central pendant lamp show this tent to its best advantage.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  An innovative splash of color carries this trailer into compatibility with the pink clouds striating the horizon.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    An innovative splash of color carries this trailer into compatibility with the pink clouds striating the horizon.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  With the residents awake inside, this trailer's burnished glow reflects the sunset.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    With the residents awake inside, this trailer's burnished glow reflects the sunset.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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  Night settles in around the wanderers sheltered in El Cosmico's teepees and trailers. As El Cosmico shows, understanding a small space involves understanding the infinitude of the world beyond them.  Photo by: Nick Simonite

    Night settles in around the wanderers sheltered in El Cosmico's teepees and trailers. As El Cosmico shows, understanding a small space involves understanding the infinitude of the world beyond them.

    Photo by: Nick Simonite

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