If you are in need of accommodation in Marfa, Texas, and would also enjoy a bit of peace and quiet time filled with wonderful conversations and laid back art, El Cosmico is by far the best option for you. It is essentially several renovated campers offering a relaxed accommodation. Apart from choosing campers, you can opt for lodging in yurts, tents and teepees.
But, accommodation is not the most important thing here. It’s the people. The place is filled with artists that have come here to work and enjoy, giving various classes including art, sewing, cooking, pottery and more. All of the amenities are intended to take you away from the busy everyday life. These include a creative lab, as well as relaxing features including an elm grove with inviting hammocks, an outdoor kitchen with shared dining area and community lounge and Dutch hot tubs. All of these things are intended to spark interesting conversations and interactions, and this is what makes El Cosmico so special. Oh, yes, before you ask, there is wireless Internet.
How clear it is that El Cosmico is not just a revenue generating tool, we can see from the prices. The most expensive option is a stay in the Imperial Mansion that includes a king bed, twin bed, toilet, shower/tub, and cedar deck. And all this costs $125 a night. Wonderful teepees featuring large futon bed and a fire pit is only $75 a night. Renting yurts with bamboo floors, queen size futons and lanterns will set you back for $60 and the least expensive option is a tent for just $20 a night.
El Cosmico is just an amazing community and friendship generating site that is bound to restore your faith in humanity, or as its founder Liz Lambert said , “El Cosmico is part vintage trailer, yurt and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheater — a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange.”
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