Marathon, TX, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Marathon

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3br Home/Apartment
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  • Parking
The SpaceA unique modern, custom built home. Contemporary architecture in the desert. This open air house is a visual treat, both the interior and the landscape; full of delightful surprises and subtle details. Complete with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Casa Wilma can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The modern kitchen has all the comforts you will need to prepare any meal, gourmet or otherwise. Expect a one of a kind stay. Be amazed and enjoy the gorgeous unobstructed views of the Glass Mountains and Iron Mountain. Relax on the patio with a glass of wine and observe the wildlife,birds, deer, fox, javelina ~ just to name a few. In a short 3 minute drive you will be in downtown Marathon where you will find shopping at Front Street Books, Evans Gallery and Pitaya Verde. Stop by the famous White Buffalo Bar for an award winning margarita. Just a 45 minute drive to the entrance of Big Bend National Park where you will find incredible hiking, river rafting, bike riding as well as an opportunity to cross over into Mexico at Boquillas. Nightly rental price listed includes 13% Texas and Brewster County occupancy tax.
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2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThree minutes from the heart of Marathon, Texas, there's a retreat that's unforgettable. From sunrise to sunset, the landscape is alive with wildlife and a peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and soothe your soul. Walk out onto the covered patio to observe birds, butterflies, geckos, turtles and frogs in your own private preserve. Unwind to a view that goes on forever. Big Bend National Park is only 60 miles away. Alpine and Marfa offer shopping just a few miles to the west. Hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants and friendly folks make your stay at Casa La Vista your west Texas getaway for keeps. Arrive at Casa La Vista and be impressed by a rustic exterior. Inside all the comforts of home await you! Sweet 2 bedroom casita, with one full bath, full and stocked kitchen, fireplace. Pond outside presents fantastic bird and wildlife watching. A peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and soothe your soul. Nightly rental price listed includes 13% Texas and Brewster County occupancy tax.
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Excellent
32 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe Monroe Payne House is a duplex home named after the original resident. It is divided into two independent units, each with living area, kitchen, bath, and laundry facilities. It has a one-bedroom unit (Unit A) with a queen bed and an efficiency unit (Unit B) with a king bed. Unit A is wheelchair-accessible. Both open onto a large shaded porch offering beautiful mountain and sunset vistas. It is on a quiet street near the edge of town just a few minutes’ walk from shops and eateries. Interaction with GuestsMarcie will be your host. She has cared for the haciendas since the restoration. She is available to help you with questions or concerns from 9am - 9pm She is always a phone call or text away and lives minutes from the property. The NeighborhoodThis is a very friendly town. Everyone you meet will be able to answer your questions about where to eat, and what to do. You are at the gateway to Big Bend National Park. The Fort Peña Colorado County Park is a short drive from the house. Here you can go birding, fishing, or just take a walk. The Gage Gardens are a wonderful place to observe migrating birds and butterflies along with many native plant species. Other Things to NotePlease be considerate and treat my home with the love and care you would your own.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
8 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceTake a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them: ~ 10 ft. ceilings ~ Open floor plan ~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels ~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen ~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring ~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top ~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen ~ Pendant lighting ~ Tiled backsplash ~ Textured walls ~ Kiva fireplace in living room ~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom ~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry ~ Spacious closet ~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace ~ Shaded front porch The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides. Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon. For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website. Guest AccessMain residence, casita and courtyard available for guest use. Interaction with GuestsWe live off premises, so you'll have the place all to yourselves. (However, we're, of course, available for any questions you might have.) The NeighborhoodAfter taking a road trip through the Big Bend area several years ago on my way to Memphis, I was hooked on this area. Something about this particular part of the country really resonated with me. I'm not sure if it is the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, the romance of a lost time, or, perhaps most likely, all of the above. I've been making routine trips to the region since then. At more than 4,000 feet elevation, Marathon is blessed with a dry desert climate that is pleasant for all, particularly so for those who like outdoor living and recreation and for avid gardeners, who can boast of three growing seasons. Big Bend National Park is only 40 miles away, the Post Park, beloved by picnickers and birders, is 5 miles to the southwest, and the roads around Marathon, devoid of city traffic, welcome runners, bicyclists and motorcyclists. The centerpiece of town is the Gage Hotel, a handsomely renovated Old West hotel and a bonafide piece of local history. Surrounded by miles and miles of unspoiled stunningly beautiful Texas landscape, the hotel and its scenic surrounding gardens have become one of Texas' premier go-to destinations for weddings. Alpine, the county seat of Brewster County, where a full-service hospital and Sul Ross State University are located, is 32 miles away, and Midland, 2 1/2 hours distant, is the closest international airport. Big Bend and the surrounding areas are attracting more and more visitors to the area each year.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
9 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpacePeace and quiet prevail in this "unplugged" bungalow; there is excellent cell reception so you can check your e-mail on your smart phone or BlackBerry, but no TV or internet. Taxes are included in listed price. No smoking anywhere on property. No pets allowed. Guest AccessAccess entire house, wraparound porch and yard. Bring your own food to cook in the fully furnished kitchen (oatmeal, grits, frozen waffles available). You may want to bring ice, as well. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds, and a queen-size inflatable mattress allows room for 6 to stay in the house. There are 2 single-size fold-up futons with linens (double as children's seating), and this allows 8 to stay in the house. There is a small Weber grill (4 steaks or 6 hamburgers at a time) and you will need to bring your own charcoal; grilling tools are in the bottom drawer of the stove below the oven. Please help yourself to anything you see in the pantry, fridge, or freezer, except for the ancient bag of peas which are to be used as an ice pack in case of an emergency! If you have any food scraps, please consider placing them in the plastic containers in the fridge marked "goat food" - Sally's goats will love you for it! There is also a container for coffee grounds and tea - my neighbor composts! You will also find a microwave, toaster, blender, small food processor, crock pot and electric skillet to assist in your cooking. Also feel free to move the patio chairs as needed, and please return them to the porch. Interaction with GuestsHost is available by telephone or text ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). Caretakers Tom and Klem are available by teleph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) and live close by - please call them if you have ANY issues whatsoever, and they will be happy to take care of your concerns. Seriously, don't be frustrated, call Tom and Klem! The NeighborhoodTiny Marathon, Texas is located on Highway 90, 32 miles east of Alpine. Beautiful Post Park is 5 miles to the south; Big Bend National Park is less than an hour to the south. Stargaze and birdwatch to your heart's content. Big Bend Pizza, the historic Gage Hotel, Gage Gardens, fabulous Gage Spa, White Buffalo Bar, 12 Gage Restaurant, Oasis Cafe, French Co. Grocer, San Rosendo Crossing and the Rusty Rabbit are all friendly places to hang out. Golf? Check out courses in Alpine, Marfa, and Terlingua. Active military and seniors 62+ see link for Big Bend Park passes: (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around - there is no public transportation. Amtrak stops in Alpine every other day; the closest airport is 2.5 hours away in Midland. The roads in and around Marathon are bicycle friendly. Hospital center is located in Alpine. Other Things to NoteStaying at Red House is like camping, only there is running water and you needn't sleep on the ground or cook over an open campfire! Red House is totally "unplugged" - there is no TV or Internet. Oasis Cafe, Gage Hotel, V6 Coffee Shop, the Library, and The French Co. Grocer have free Wi-Fi if you need it; please be sure to thank them for their generosity. Cell reception is excellent. There are playing cards and a variety of board games located on the 2 bottom shelves of the bookcase.
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Excellent
31 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Monroe Payne House is a duplex home named after the original resident. It is divided into two independent units, each with living area, kitchen, bath, and laundry facilities. It has a one-bedroom unit (Unit A) with a queen bed and an efficiency unit (Unit B) with a king bed. Unit A is wheelchair-accessible. Both open onto a large shaded porch offering beautiful mountain and sunset vistas. It is on a quiet street near the edge of town just a few minutes' walk from shops and eateries. My Adobe Hacienda are the longest-established guest cottages in Marathon, Texas. Interaction with GuestsMarcie will be your host. She has cared for the haciendas since the restoration. She is available to help you with questions or concerns from 9am - 9pm She is always a phone call or text away and lives minutes from the property. Marcie's number is ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The NeighborhoodThis is a very friendly town. Everyone you meet will be able to answer your questions about where to eat, and what to do. You are at the gateway to Big Bend National Park. The Fort Peña Colorado County Park is a short drive from the house. Here you can go birding, fishing, or just take a walk. The Gage Gardens are a wonderful place to observe migrating birds and butterflies along with many native plant species. Other Things to NotePlease be considerate and treat my home with the love and care you would your own.
house
Excellent
2 reviews
1br house
    Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them: ~ 10 ft. ceilings ~ Open floor plan ~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels ~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen ~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring ~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top ~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen ~ Pendant lighting ~ Tiled backsplash ~ Textured walls ~ Kiva fireplace in living room ~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom ~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry ~ Spacious closet ~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace ~ Shaded front porch The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides. Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon. For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.
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    59br hotel
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    • Gym
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
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    Okay
    202 reviews
    50br motel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Fort Stockton, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
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    Good
    261 reviews
    106br hotel
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    • Gym
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
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    Poor
    16 reviews
    25br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Fort Stockton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Historic Fort Stockton and Fort Stockton Visitor Center. James Rooney Memorial Park and Annie Riggs Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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    55br hotel
    • Breakfast
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    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) away.
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    97br hotel
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
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    Situated in Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
    hotel
    73br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
    hotel
    88br hotel
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    • Pets Allowed
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    Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
    hotel
    Poor
    94 reviews
    32br hotel
    • Breakfast
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
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    48br hotel
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    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away.
    hotel
    Poor
    237 reviews
    95br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Fort Stockton, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3.4 mi (5.4 km) away.
    hotel
    74br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
    hotel
    32br hotel
    • Breakfast
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    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Fort Stockton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Fort Stockton Visitor Center and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park and Annie Riggs Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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    hotel
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) away.
    hotel
    75br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Fort Stockton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Stockton Visitor Center, Annie Riggs Museum, and Historic Fort Stockton. James Rooney Memorial Park is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    2 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them: ~ 10 ft. ceilings ~ Open floor plan ~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels ~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen ~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring ~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top ~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen ~ Pendant lighting ~ Tiled backsplash ~ Textured walls ~ Kiva fireplace in living room ~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom ~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry ~ Spacious closet ~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace ~ Shaded front porch The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides. Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon. For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    26 reviews
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceThe views and privacy make this place really special. However, the Gage Garden, wonderful dining and shops are within walking distance. Watching the sunrise from your kitchen window or the sunset from your front porch will give you the peace you were looking for in a vacation to West Texas. Interaction with GuestsWe try to be available but the ranch is a ways down the road so it is not always possible for us to be in town.
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    Bedroom
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    The Spaceour museum room is a very special place filled with artifacts from all over the world. One of our guests described it as part cabin, part work of art. The bath room and hot shower are in an adjacent building. Guest Accessit is a construction zone and very different than many other places in north america. guests are responsible for their own safety and are charged not to be stupid. Interaction with Gueststhe goat queen will help anyone with information on the transpecos and big bend national park. The Neighborhoodcheck the pictures of la loma del chivo on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)...not your father's hotel! :-) our little publito has a very high blown luxury hotel, motel, several intermittent cafes, two gas stations and shops. there are many other good places and full houses to rent (expect to pay more) around on airbnb and other sources.... Getting Aroundtrains and busses serve alpine 32 miles west. we can occasionally pick you up for an additional fee. distances are so great out here your journey will be enhanced if you have a vehicle. Other Things to Notela loma del chivo is quite a stretch from the default world....think the idea of burning man on a much smaller scale. caravansari: look it up ;-) we host cross country bicyclists for free when possible.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThe Blas Payne is a 100+ year old adobe. After the recent rennovation guests can enjoy the original exposed adobe. The bathroom was just totally redone with a wonderful tile walk-in shower, new commode and a unique sink. The house has raised ceilings, art by local artists and a fabulous patio to watch sunrises, sunsets and the darkest skies in the country! Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire home. Interaction with GuestsI have a local contact who will assist you with any issues. At the time of check-in I will give you her contact information and she will arrange for you to get a key to the casa.
    Hostel
    1br Hostel
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceLa Loma Del Chivo's main 'Hostel' building was originally a hostel with beds for rent in a communal living space. This entire building with hostel style bunk set up is perfect for groups and family trips, as a private rental which sits at the forefront of our experimental community and "traveler's roost." The Hostel is an unusual structure that was built as an experiment in papercrete (ground newspaper and cement) techniques. Originally home to owner and world traveling pilot, Guil, this structure gained new life as a traveler's hostel and the center of the wonderfully weird La Loma Del Chivo property. For over seven years, the Hostel at La Loma Del Chivo has hosted travelers of all types, from bicyclists & motorcyclists on cross country treks to Texas locals & international adventurists that have traveled to our remote location in Southwest Texas and very near to the least visited National Park, Big Bend. We now offer the Hostel as a reserved private space for groups wanting to ensure they have private access to our indoor spaces of the usually shared structure. The indoor space includes a living area, with two couches, a refrigerator (shared) and old piano, and sleeping quarters separated with a glass door and second story loft with attic door access. While we suggest groups of three to five for comfortable stay, parties up to eight people will be able to bunk up in the private indoor quarters of the Hostel, which has one full size bed with a twin bunk bed, three additional twin beds (two in an upstairs loft) and two large couches which can comfortably sleep one person each. Please let us know how many beds and/or couches your party will require. We can also provide a cot for those parties that really want to maximize on the space. Guest AccessAll guests at La Loma Del Chivo essentially become part of our community during their stay and have access to all shared or non-private spaces on our multi acreage high desert property. The outdoor spaces of the Hostel building hold an attached shared outdoor kitchen. The kitchen which has a sink, gas stove and fire pit is the hub of our community and while most guests have the shared spaces to themselves in our typically quiet and remote location, we do have a few seasonal residents and the additional rentals on property that do use this space. Weekends and especially holidays lead to more guests and there is often lots of communing in the kitchen to cook and share stories of travel and adventure. Attached to the West facing side of the Hostel is a second story Astrodome and deck. The Astrodome is a covered outdoor space with chairs and an option for sleeping under the stars. The option to sleep in this outdoor 'bedroom' is reserved to guests of the Hostel only and has become a favorite for couples that lean more towards the adventurous side and would prefer to 'glamp' or sleep outdoors but on a mattress, rather than true cowboy camping style. If you would prefer to have more privacy during your stay at La Loma Del Chivo, please consider one of our other structures (like the Museum Room and Stone Cottage), which sit further away from the shared spaces. Interaction with GuestsWe come and go quite a bit, but are more than happy to provide useful information on the big bend region. Several other people also live on the property and they are excellent resources. The NeighborhoodWe are located on the south side of our little publito. Historically this side of town has been almost all Hispanic, but now thankfully, times have changed and diversity has come...Many old adobe structures are still standing. Come and enjoy a place far from the maddening crows. Getting AroundTrains and buses serve Alpine, 33 miles to the west. Car rentals are available there and pickups can be arranged with prior notice and payment of an additional fee. The country is quite large....you'll be better off with a car.
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    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    Enjoy our historic 3BR/2B home in Marathon, Gateway to the Big Bend. Includes furnished kitchen with microwave, standard oven and cooktop, and dishwasher. Dining table for up to 8. Washer/Dryer. Large living area with TV and small DVD library.
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    2br Other
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceExperience the restorative energy of this charming West Texas retreat with a perfect view of Iron Mountain and the Glass Mountains range, plus all the comforts of home - full bath and kitchen, two bedrooms, plus space for living and dining indoors and out. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, cooking utensils, drip coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, microwave, electric stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, washer/dryer. The bathroom has towels and toiletries. Guest AccessMake yourself at home! Enjoy all the peaceful energy inside, or outside on the deck or under the stars. There's plenty of parking just outside the gate. Interaction with GuestsUnfortunately, we don't get to live in Marathon full time, (yet!) so we have some really special locals who stand in as super hosts! Tom and Klemie will be sure to leave the light on for you and adjust the heating/cooling so it's comfortable when you arrive. The front door has a combo lock, so you're free to arrive on your schedule! The NeighborhoodThird Street & Avenue B sits off by itself but it's close to everything! You can walk to the French Co. Grocer, the Gage Hotel, restaurants and galleries. If friends are staying at other places around town, you'll only be a few minutes walk away. The Marathon Coffee Shop is just two blocks down Avenue B from the house. We're hearing great things about it! Third Street is aka Church Street because St. Mary's Catholic Church, the former Methodist church and the Baptist Church are located all in a row to the east. Getting AroundWalking is the new driving in Marathon, but the remote location means you might want a car to get here! Big Bend National Park is just 45 minutes down US Highway 385. Alpine is just 30 miles to the west. And Marfa a little further west. Other Things to NoteThe home was built in the 1920s, when Marathon was still the Wild West, and has undergone some interesting renovations. In the living room, you'll see what remains of a front porch landing. It's charming, yet requires that guests be able to step UP from the living room to access the master bedroom or step UP into the dining room to access the second bedroom, kitchen and bath. Outside, there are two steps at each entrance into the house as well. It's safe to say we are not wheelchair friendly. We're sure the kitchen/bathroom addition to the back of the home was the most appreciated! A word of caution for our taller friends: The doorway between the dining room and kitchen is a little on the low side.
    Other
    2 reviews
    1br Other
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceSmall, maybe 1000 square feet. Guest AccessMay access entire space. Interaction with GuestsAs needed by guest. Owner does not live in town but property manager does. The NeighborhoodQuiet street, on South side of town. Getting AroundWhole town is walking distance. Other Things to NoteWe have bikes to borrow in shed and kid toys. Use small gold key to unlock padlock.
    Other
    20br Other
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    This nature lodge features a total of 20 different, pet-friendly luxury rooms on this glamping property. Half of the rooms come with a king-size bed, and the other half come with two double beds, with the exception of the two king owner's suites. All of the rooms feature authentic Saltillo tile floors, cowhide rugs, western-style decor and furnishings, and one-of-a-kind, antique, Mexican double doors.The suites with two double beds can accommodate up to four guests. For more than two guests, there is an extra fee of $15 per additional person. The suites with king-size beds can have a roll-away bed added to them, in which case, any additional guests above the initial two would incur the extra fee of $15 per additional person, too. In the case of the two king owner's suites, one of them has its own private, outdoor courtyard, while the other comes with a large sitting area and a day bed, which can accommodate an additional guest, too.Each of these pueblo-style rooms comes with an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, a kiva fireplace, a refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, and all of the amenities and services of the glamping property. In addition, each of these suites has a covered porch with Mexican-style equipale chairs that opens up to a well-manicured courtyard with a fountain. Other amenities include with each suite include bathrobes, premium linens, toiletries, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, bottled water, coffee, and a light continental breakfast served in the main building.
    Other
    7br Other
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    This glamping rental is a historic, restored structure named after Captain Albion E. Shepard, who founded and named the town of Marathon, where this property is located. In fact, the structure was built in 1890 and fully restored in 2012.There are a total of seven luxury suites that can be rented within this two-story glamping accommodation, and it is the ideal rental for a group of glampers or glamping families traveling together. It is made up of two buildings: the original structure and an exterior, two-room carriage house.In the main structure, there is one suite on the first floor and four suites on the second floor, each with a king-size bed and their own private bathroom with a walk-in shower. They share the following common rooms: a sitting room, a TV room, a dining room, a butler's kitchen, and a second-floor porch. In the carriage house that is located behind the main structure, there are two more suites, each with a king-size bed, a television, and a screened-in porch.Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, premium linens, toiletries, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, bottled water, coffee, and a a light continental breakfast served in the main building of the glamping property.
    Other
    3br Other
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    There are three luxury casitas at this glamping property, all of which are pet-friendly: Wilson House, Casa Jardin, and Celaya House.Wilson House can accommodate two guests and features a bedroom with a king-size bed, as well as a queen-size sofa bed. It is furnished with Texas-style artifacts and decor and has an open floor plan that includes a sitting area with a rock fireplace, a television, a tiled bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. It also has a large covered porch with outdoor seating, a private landscaped yard, and a carport.Casa Jardin is a one-room-style accommodation that can sleep three guests and features a bedroom with a king-size bed, as well as a day bed. The casita has a high, vaulted ceiling, stenciled walls, and a kiva fireplace, as well as a television, a dressing area, and a slate tiled bathroom. It also has French doors that reveal a private patio, which overlooks the glamping property's garden's orchard. There is also a covered side porch, a private, fenced-in yard, and a carport at this accommodation. For more than two guests, there is an extra fee of $15 per additional person.Celaya House is a family-friendly rental that can accommodate six guests and features a king-size bed and two double beds. In addition, it has a large living room area with a television, a fully equipped kitchen, a front porch with rocking chairs, a private, fenced-in yard, and a carport. For more than four guests, there is an extra fee of $15 per additional person.Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, premium linens, toiletries, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, bottled water, coffee, and a a light continental breakfast served in the main building of the glamping property.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    Welcome to Terrazas Adobe and Big Bend country! House features: 100-yr old adobe house with 12 in thick walls and traditional metal roof. Authentic West Texas style interior, featuring plaster walls, re-purposed barn wood and corrugated metal ceiling, barbed wire and string light fixture in dining room, colorful Mexican tile throughout. Hexagonal saltillo tile and rustic wood floors throughout. Open floor plan, perfect for entertaining. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4. Wireless internet access throughout. Well equipped kitchen and outdoor propane gas grill Laundry facilities. 1 large, private bedroom with rustic wood floors, king size bed with woven leather headboard, upholstered storage bench, down comforter with custom duvet cover, antique Mexican armoire, and sandstone and metal end tables. Living room features built-in bookshelves and a leather sofa that folds out to a full bed. Beautiful kitchen with vintage Mexican tile counter-tops, hexagonal saltillo tile floor, gas stove-top and oven, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, full size refrigerator/freezer, blender, small food processor, toaster, dishes and silverware for 8, talavera serving bowl and platter, vintage Mexican pottery mixing/serving bowls. Large island with seating for 4 on modern industrial style bar stools- perfect for entertaining. Kitchen leads out to the covered porch and gas grill. Gracious dining room with 8 ft table, six chairs and wide, sturdy bench. The rustic Mexican buffet/hutch features a bar area, wine rack and glassware, as well as colorful plates and bowls for 8. Cheerful bathroom features hexagonal saltillo tile floor and colorful Mexican tile walls and shower. Beautiful outdoor space landscaped with regional desert plants and a fountain, covered patio, patio dining area with seating for 6 with 2 antique Mexican benches, 2 zero-gravity lounge chairs, and gas grill. Relax and unwind while listening to the sounds of the fountain and watching the many birds that visit the property. On chilly nights, while stargazing, enjoy a cozy fire in the antique cast iron fireplace, brought to the house from Colorado. The house is naturally energy efficient due to the 12-inch thick traditional adobe walls. Stay cool in the summer with 2 window air conditioning units and ceiling fans in every room. During the winter months, house is kept cozy by propane heaters in the living room and dining room. The bathroom is heated and vented by an overhead fixture. HOUSE RULES: HAVE FUN and enjoy our adobe home! We want your stay with us to become a special and memorable experience for you and your friends. MI CASA ES SU CASA-- In the spirit of traditional Mexican hospitality, please feel at home here and treat our home as you would your own. NO SMOKING in the house! If you smoke outdoors, please extinguish your smokes safely in the round pot on the cast iron stove on the patio. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of our neighbor's rights and privacy. IF YOU HAVE A DOG, please bring a crate for them to stay in if you leave them unattended at the house. Please make sure you pick up after your dog, and dispose of poop properly in the trash. PLEASE RECYCLE! There is a bin outside the back door for recyclables. Help us help the environment! Booking policy: $160/night; 2 night minimum stay. $65 cleaning fee. $75 cleaning fee if you bring a dog. Ask about weekly or monthly rental rates, if you are interested in an extended stay! Local attractions & amenities: Gage Hotel Gage Gardens "Blackest skies in North America"--go out back or out in front and just look up! Also, see Marathon Motel website for stargazing information. A fun smartphone app for identifying celestial happenings is: SkyView Free Post Park (5 miles south of town on Post Road/Ave D) French Co. Market a little bit of everything at Marathon's only mercantile Restaurants: 12 Gage Restaurant formal, elegant dining at its best at the Gage Hotel, of course White Buffalo Bar part of the famed Gage Hotel, full Gage menu or appetizer menu served in a casual atmosphere; open til 8 pm J & G Cafe inside the Alon gas station delicious homemade Mexican food, hamburgers and the BEST onion rings anywhere! Open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sundays The Oasis delicious burgers, chicken enchiladas and much more! Open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Mondays Marathon Coffee Shop great breakfasts and lunches-- try the peach cobbler! Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Area attractions: Big Bend National Park (40 miles south on hwy 385S) Big Bend Ranch State Park Alpine 32 miles west on hwy 90 Sul Ross State University; grocery and other service stores; highest golf course in Texas; lively art community and Farmers Market every Saturday morning; historic Holland Hotel Marfa 60 miles west of Marathon on hwy 90 Enjoy the famed Marfa lights, booming art community, historic Paisano Hotel Fort Davis 55 miles northwest historic military fort, Chihuahuan desert nature center MacDonald Observatory 70 miles northwest of Marathon, and north of Fort Davis world-class observatory sponsored by University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania, and others. Public tours and "Star Parties" throughout the year.
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them: ~ 10 ft. ceilings ~ Open floor plan ~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels ~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen ~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring ~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top ~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen ~ Pendant lighting ~ Tiled backsplash ~ Textured walls ~ Kiva fireplace in living room ~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom ~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry ~ Spacious closet ~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace ~ Shaded front porch ~ Flat-screen satellite TV ~ Wifi enabled The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides. Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon. For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    Fully furnished 900 square foot home with two bedrooms with en suite baths (with soap, shampoo and linens) provide privacy for couples traveling together, as well as families. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area includes washer/dryer; kitchen is fully furnished and ready for cooking your own food. Local coffee is provided. Also, tea, popcorn, instant oatmeal, grits & frozen waffles are pantry staples just in case you arrive late without groceries. Microwave, toaster, blender, small food processor, an electric skillet, and a crock pot extend your cooking options. Bring your own charcoal for the small Weber BBQ (4 steaks or 6 hamburgers at a time). Wrap-around porch offers different areas to sit and enjoy the wild beauty of the area. There are two full-size beds to sleep 4, a queen-size inflatable mattress allows sleeping for 6, and two single-size fold-out futons (which double as children's chairs when folded up) allow sleeping for 8. There is no TV or WiFi; cell reception is excellent. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. No pets allowed.
    Cottage
    Excellent
    25 reviews
    2br Cottage
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    3 minutes from the heart of Marathon, Texas, there's a retreat that's unforgettable. From sunrise to sunset, the landscape is alive with wildlife and a peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and sooth your soul. Walk out onto the covered patio to observe birds, butterflies, geckos, turtles and frogs in your own private preserve. Unwind to a view that goes on forever. Big Bend National Park is only 60 miles away. Alpine and Arga offer shopping just a few miles to the west. Hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants and friendly folks make your stay at Casa La Vista your west Texas getaway for keeps. Arrive at Casa La Vista and be impressed by a rustic exterior. Inside all the comforts of home await you!. Keywords: Sweet 2 bedroom casita, with one full bath, full and stocked kitchen, fireplace. Pond outside fantastic bird and wildlife watching. A peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and sooth your soul.
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Wifi
    New: We accept payment by check and cashier's check in addtion to credit card payment through VRBO/Homeaway. Send an inquiry for more information. Please note that VRBO/Homeaway charges a "service fee" of about 10% to pay by credit card. Additionally, we have recently added WiFi, a TV, a DVD player and a small DVD library. The home was built as a 'town house' for a local ranching family and constructed with native rock from the Apple Ranch in the Glass Mountains. Completed in the 1940s, it includes 'Victory V's' in the exterior rock faces, intended to memorialize the Allied victory during WWII. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b), the large yard, and parking in the driveway. This home is a quaint mixture of original furnishings along with updated bathrooms and a full kitchen. Porches on the front of the home allow visitors to relax and enjoy those great, wide-open West Texas skies. We put up hummingbird feeders during hummer season. Birders welcome! (Ask about our AARP discount.) All furnishings can be moved to accomodate the guests preferences. If custom locations for furniture are requested prior to arrival we will accomodate those requests. A short stroll will take you to the heart of Marathon where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch at Johnny B's or the Marathon Cafe. Heading down the street, enjoy shopping at the bookstore, dress shop, or one of the numerous art galleries. You may enjoy an evening drink at the White Buffalo Bar. Above all, Marathon is a place to unwind and relax. Leave your worries at the county line, grab a massage at the spa, or sit outside at and engage in conversation with the locals. It's all good in Marathon. Keywords: Large shaded yard, quiet, country living, multifamily, parking, peaceful, library
    Studio
    1br Studio
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    NOTE: WEEKDAY RENTAL ONLY Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casita Vieja is the "hermanita" of the entire Casa Vieja property (also available for rent, listed as "Casa Vieja"), which includes both this gorgeous, newly-constructed one-room guest house along with it's more famous neighbor, a recently-restored larger adjoining old farmhouse originally built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, the whole property is a beautiful little hacienda. While larger parties rent the entire "Casa Vieja" property, this casita is available for rent on its own during the week and is designed for cost-conscious guests who have more limited space needs. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed space sits on a corner lot and shares a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard with the main house. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, this adorable space features: ~ Bathroom with beautiful shower/bathtub combo ~ Spacious closet ~ Comfortable queen-sized bed ~ Mini-fridge ~ Microwave oven ~ Flat screen satellite TV ~ Wifi enabled ~ Tranquil, Santa Fe-styled courtyard with outdoor kiva fireplace The studio features wall cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, and insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings. Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casita Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon. For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.
    Country House
    3br Country House
    • Parking
    • Wifi
    Experience true relaxation while enjoying the wonder and adventure of Texas' Big Bend Country. Home to Big Bend National Park (the least visited national park in the country!), Big Bend State Park, old forts, historic sites and a scattering of small towns and the genuine folk that inhabit them. Known as the Gateway to Big Bend, the town of Marathon is the last established sign of civilization before entering this geological wonder; making it the perfect location for your vacation headquarters. Better fill up the tank! Established in 1882 as a railroad stop, Marathon is home to a mix of folks and structures that embody the spirit and authenticity of this remote area. From the historic Gage Hotel with it's fine dining and congenial White Buffalo Bar, to the slowly deteriorating building scattered throughout town, you know you are somewhere very different. With a population of @400 and not a single traffic light, don't let the tiny town fool you. You can grab outstanding baked goods at Shirley's Burnt Biscuit, watch the evening show (the sunset) while sipping a beverage at the Famous Burro, pick up some extraordinary art and photography from the numerous galleries or peruse one of the best small bookstores on the planet (you will not always know which planet). That's just for starters; you never know what you'll stumble onto. Live music, frequent events and festivities or a spontaneous gathering around a fire pit. RANCH VILLA is located on the southwest edge of town with unobstructed mountain views. During your stay, you may not even want to leave the property! The mountain views are mesmerizing and with numerous porches and patios, we've made sure you'll catch a breeze and a view no matter where you land. You may eventually want to go into the house though! An old adobe ranch house, built from the earth around it by a gentleman named Juan Villa, RANCHO VILLA has been consciously renovated to maximize comfort while retaining the authentic features common to this remote country. Amenities include 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds and custom bedding, a full kitchen (stocked with cook and dinnerware, dishwasher, disposal), a spacious bathroom with both a large walk in shower and cast iron soaking tub with a view. There is a 47" flat screen with an eclectic movie collection (no cable) and a radio for news and weather. Unfortunately, cellphone service is good and if you need to get a little work done (such a shame) there is wireless internet. Large double doors opening to patios and porches will lure you back outside where the mountain and sunset views are textbook. I won't even get started on the stars, because part of the adventure is discovering the magic for yourself. So what are you waiting for? Your biggest problem at RANCHO VILLA is not wanting to leave! Keywords: Large ranch style house w/ mountain views!
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Wifi
    La Esmeralda is a 100 year old wood farm house, fully restored with hardwood floors, high ceilings, central air and heat. The two bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds with down pillows and comforts if needed. The bathroom has a deep ball claw tub for soaking or taking a shower. Theres also an outdoor shower that everyone loves! The house is professionally decorated in 'Cowboy Modern' style. Antique and modern furniture, art, 36 inch plasma TV, books, music, and a film library that includes Oscar winning and classic films. The book collection is a mix of architecure, design, photography, fiction and books on Marathon and Big Bend. The screened in porch is the perfect place to eat, read and relax. You can watch the amazing sunrises from the porch with unobstructive views or the sunsets from the back porch. We provide a kitchen with all the spices and things you need for cooking, coffee, tea and even a complimentary bottle of wine when you arrive. La Esmeralda is within walking distance of everything in Marathon and is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy the beauty of Big Bend. Keywords: Charming 100 year old beautifully decorated farmhouse on six acres.
    Inn
    Inn
      Located in West Fort Stockton, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Fort Stockton is a perfect starting point from which to explore Fort Stockton (TX). Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, newspapers are there for guest's enjoyment. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, telephone, in room video games to ensure a restful night. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center, outdoor pool. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Fort Stockton.
      Other
      Other
        Candlewood Suites Fort Stockton is conveniently located in the popular West Fort Stockton area. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, BBQ facilities are readily available for you to enjoy. Television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, telephone can be found in selected guestrooms. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Candlewood Suites Fort Stockton combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Fort Stockton (TX) unforgettable.