Follow Me to El Cosmico

Marfa, Texas is a tiny map dot in the middle of west Texas, but it happens to be an artsy gem of a town. I heard about Marfa deep on the internet one night when I came across El Cosmico: part “hotel”, part campground. Instead of traditional lodging, El Cosmico offers teepees, yurts, tents, vintage trailers and camping space. As soon as I saw this place online, I knew it was our kind of spot to hang for the night. We rolled into Marfa in early afternoon and checked in at El Cosmico. We snagged a spot under a tree and set up the tent for the night.

beautiful lobby

beautiful lobby offering up local crafts 

art from the trans pecos festival, held annually at el cosmico

art from the trans pecos festival, held annually at el cosmico

reading room

reading room

teepee villageteepee village

patio with vintage tables and chairs

patio with vintage tables and chairs

Perhaps the best part about El Cosmico – Marmalade, the camp kitty! He was up for lots of belly rubs and cuddles. I joked with Clint that I would have paid a little extra to have him snuggle with me in the tent that night 😉 We also loved the open air bathrooms and showers – it was so refreshing! There was even a claw-foot tub, but I didn’t take advantage of it – don’t think I didn’t think about it, though!

sweet marmalade

sweet marmalade

new friends

new friends

love it.

love it.

vintage trailers for rent for the night

vintage trailers for rent for the night

prettiest bathroom i ever did see

prettiest bathroom i ever did see

our shady site

our shady site

On the way to Marfa, we noticed a sign for the “Marfa Lights Viewing Area.” After a little investigation, we discovered that the Marfa Lights are quite the phenomenon. Appearing just after sunset on the southwestern horizon, the lights have been unexplained for decades. This sounded just weird enough, so we made our way back to the viewing area at dusk. I was skeptical, but sure enough, the twinkling orbs began to show up on the horizon! There were a few dozen other observers, but everyone was quiet and awe-struck as we watched the lights flicker. I’d like to think they are the result of an alien invasion, but no one is really sure!

a glimpse at the marfa lights

a glimpse at the marfa lights

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