Jessica Fernandez

El Cosmico

Marfa, TX

by: Jessica Fernandez

  • Why

    Second stop on a roadtrip across Texas.

  • When

    July 4-5, 2013

  • Who

    Me & my husband Felipe

Highs + Lows

  • The landscape and sense of freedom you get here is hard to explain. You see millions of stars and hear nature and laughter around from other people in their tents… come open-minded!

  • The décor and gift shop are awesome. I wanted to take home everything in the lobby!!

  • Considering we were sleeping in a tent, the bed was very comfortable and the blankets were warm.

  • The website was great, easy to navigate, and gives good suggestions for things to see and do around Marfa.

  • The shared bathroom was very open… I'm not sure it even locked properly.

  • The tents and teepees don’t have locks, so we had our luggage in the car.

: 45/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Campground / Teepees & Tents.

  • Vibe

    Hippies, hipsters, cyclists and gallerists hanging out under the stars.

  • Location

    Great location since you will most likely have a car or a bike to get into town, which is down the street.

  • Rooms

    8 Safari Tents, 4 Scout Tents, 2 Teepees, 6 RVs and open camp grounds to bring your own tent.

  • Music

    Indie stuff.

  • Year Opened

    2009

  • Designed By

    Liz Lambert

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but you can rent a hot tub.

  • Restaurant

    No, but there is an outdoor kitchen area if you want to cook up something for yourself.

  • Bar

    No, but bottles of wine are available in the lobby to bring back to your tent or teepee.

  • Wifi

    WiFi is available in the lobby.

  • Children

    You could, but then go for an RV, the teepee and tent areas are on the quiet side. I can see kids loving this place.

  • Price

    Some might find it overpriced for what you get, but I found it to be very reasonable for the experience.

In the Area

I could live in this amazing little shop - for the purist who also loves color.

Tienda M

218 Highland St, Marfa, TX 79843

I could live in this amazing little shop - for the purist who also loves color.

Eugene Binder Gallery and Ballroom Marfa Gallery are both worth a visit, loved seeing cowboys and art in the same space.

The Galleries

108 E San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843

Eugene Binder Gallery and Ballroom Marfa Gallery are both worth a visit, loved seeing cowboys and art in the same space.

Great Indian food for lunch - Must try!

Food Shark

909 West San Antonio Street / Highway 90, Marfa, TX 79843

Great Indian food for lunch - Must try!

el-cosmico

El Cosmico

802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843

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