Jessica Fernandez

El Cosmico

  • Where:
  • Why:Second stop on a roadtrip across Texas.
  • When:July 4-5, 2013
  • Who:Me & my husband Felipe
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El Cosmico There are tons of old trucks in Marfa, <br data-src=

There are tons of old trucks in Marfa,
this one welcomes you to the hotel.

El Cosmico The colorful lobby plays great music, serves coffee at 8am, and sells a bunch of great stuff too. Those pillows are amazing.

The colorful lobby plays great music, serves coffee at 8am, and sells a bunch of great stuff too. Those pillows are amazing.

El Cosmico Another look at the lobby.

Another look at the lobby.

El Cosmico El Cosmico dog cooling off on the blue tiles at the check-in desk.

El Cosmico dog cooling off on the blue tiles at the check-in desk.

El Cosmico Gift shop and shared minibar.

Gift shop and shared minibar.

El Cosmico Here are the two teepees and a camper early in the morning. I wanted to book a teepee but they were all reserved…

Here are the two teepees and a camper early in the morning. I wanted to book a teepee but they were all reserved…

El Cosmico This is where we slept. No frills, but a lovely Bolivian blanket. Rustic + romantic.

This is where we slept. No frills, but a lovely Bolivian blanket. Rustic + romantic.

El Cosmico Inside our tent - comfy bed and warm blankets. <br data-src=

Inside our tent - comfy bed and warm blankets.
Also has outlets to charge your phone!

El Cosmico Here you get a better idea of how the campers are laid out. <br data-src=

Here you get a better idea of how the campers are laid out.
Love the colors!

El Cosmico Rustic camper and its outdoor shower. Beyonce slept here too.

Rustic camper and its outdoor shower. Beyonce slept here too.

El Cosmico The skies are amazing out here. The stars are not to be missed either, I felt like I was in a planetarium.

The skies are amazing out here. The stars are not to be missed either, I felt like I was in a planetarium.

El Cosmico This is the entrance to the lobby area, open from 8am - 8pm.

This is the entrance to the lobby area, open from 8am - 8pm.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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.

  • Website

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