MARATHON, TEXAS

WHERE THE BIG BEND & DARK SKIES MEET

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

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© 2019 Marathon Chamber of Commerce

 

LODGING

For a town of 430 people, Marathon has an amazing range of accommodations - something to suit every taste and need!

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GAGE HOTEL

  Built in 1927 by acclaimed architect, Henry Trost, the legendary Gage Hotel offers laid-back luxury with premier accommodations, top-notch service and a first class dining experience. The 45-room hotel includes a full service spa, heated swimming pool, 27-acre landscaped native garden, fitness center, or enjoy planned activities arranged by our hotel concierge.

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

  • Texas Highways Magazine #1 Small Hotel in Texas

  • Condé Nast Traveler #1 Hotel in Texas, and #17 in the United States

  • White Buffalo Bar was named Best Hotel Bar in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine


432-386-4205
102 NW 1st Street (Hwy 90 West)
Marathon, TX 79842
www.gagehotel.com

 

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MARATHON MOTEL & RV PARK

Sunsets, Stargazing and Storm-chasing, we've got the sky for you! Established in 1940 and now fully renovated, the Marathon Motel sits on ten acres and features ten newly decorated rooms, plus a new adobe-walled courtyard with native plants, fireplace, fountain, and spectacular views of the mountains and starry skies.

 

Our easy-to-navigate RV Park has 19 full hookups with an array of services. RVers can enjoy clean, bright restrooms with showers at no additional charge. Camping is available in the rear of the property and provides seclusion, privacy, and a beautiful view of the mountains.


1-866-386-4241
Highway 90 West (PO Box 141)
Marathon, TX 79842
www.marathonmotel.com

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EVE'S GARDEN ORGANIC BED & BREAKFAST

Eve’s Garden is an innovative organic Bed & Breakfast featuring large greenhouses filled year-round with blooming roses, bougainvillea, and countless flowers. Our seven private, hand-built guest rooms (each with a private bath) surround a lush garden courtyard. A full organic breakfast is included with your stay.

Many of our buildings are hand-made using recycled content, paper adobe, and fiber-cement. Mexican contemporary colors, and a focus on locally produced food conspire to create an aura of comfortable thoughtfulness.


432-386-4165 or 432-386-7133
200 NW 3rd St (P.O Box 323)
Marathon, TX 79842
www.evesgarden.org

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SUNSET RANCH

Sunset Ranch is an acre lot at the far southeast corner of Marathon, TX that backs up to the Combs ranch, facing the south, which allows for unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets from the 700 sf covered porch. The studio is well laid out for up to 4 guests. There is a queen size bed and two full size cots, which can be stacked as bunk beds.

 

The property is enclose with a fence and has full RV hook-ups.

 

Marathon is 30 minutes from the park entrance of Big Bend National Park, and it is a natural launch point to explore the true nature of West Texas.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17878714

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ADOBE HACIENDA LODGES

Adobe Hacienda Lodges are the longest-established guest cottages in Marathon. Each hacienda has a kitchen, tile bath, washer/dryer, cable television, comfortable porch, and pleasant yard.

  • Garcia House: renovated adobe cottage with 1 queen and 1 twin bed

  • Ortega House: renovated adobe home constructed circa 1940 with 1 king and 1 queen bed


432-386-4200
Various locations
Marathon, TX
www.adobehaciendas.com

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BLAS PAYNE

Lovingly restored 100 year old historic adobe home originally built by Blas Payne - called "The Best Cowboy in West Texas." The home can accommodate 4 guests: the large bedroom has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom has two single beds. The kitchen has all amenities necessary for cooking. One bathroom (recently renovated), patio, chiminea, and BBQ grill.

817-938-4498
101 S.E. 6th Street
Marathon, TX 79842
www.blaspayne.com

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CASA LA VISTA

A Simple Getaway. Naturally. Casa La Vista features all the comforts of home. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. A full kitchen, living/dining room, fireplace, covered back patio, washer and dryer. Pond outside presents fantastic bird and wildlife watching. A peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and soothe your soul.

432-386-2222
645 Dickson
Marathon, TX 79842
www.casalavistababy.com

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CASA WILMA

A unique modern, custom built home. Contemporary architecture in the desert. Complete with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Casa Wilma can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Modern kitchen, patio, washer and dryer, unobstructed views of the Glass Mountains and Iron Mountain.

432-386-2222
Marathon, TX 79842

www.airbnb.com/rooms/1132986

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LA CASA VIEJA

La Casa Vieja Guest House is a gorgeously restored 950-square-foot home - originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. It is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a separate casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests, as well as a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, sleeps 4-6. Full kitchen. Washer and dryer.


Marathon, TX 79842
www.vrbo.com/747254

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Eighth Street Rock House

The 8th Street Rock House is a one bedroom, one bath house with a large eat in kitchen.  It sleeps four.

 

Amenities include:

    Linens         Towels    

    Soap           Shampoo

    Dishes         Flatware

    Pots and Pans


503 North  8th Street

Marathon, TX 79842

www.8thstreetrockhouse.com

281-734-6796

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McGONAGILL HOUSE

This 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, memorializing the Allied victory during WWII. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b - 1850 sq. ft.), the large yard, and parking in the driveway. Two king-size beds, one double bed. Full kitchen, updated bathrooms. Sleeps 2-6.

432-935-9755 or 432-395-2454
505 NE 1st Street
Marathon, TX 79842
www.vrbo.com/382522

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MY ADOBE HACIENDAS (Monroe Payne House)

Built in 1915, the 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.

 

Contact Theresa at (830) 719-6067

Marathon, TX 79842
Unit A: www.airbnb.com/rooms/8373033
Unit B: www.airbnb.com/rooms/9157115

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RANCHO VILLA GUEST HOUSES

Where your biggest problem is not wanting to leave. Rancho Villa's two houses have been consciously renovated to maximize comfort while preserving the authentic features common to this remote country.

  • The Juan Villa House - an old adobe ranch house built from the earth around it by a gentleman named Juan Villa. 3br/1bath, full kitchen, patio, grill, Wifi.

  • Casita Adellita - A smaller version of his house, Juan Villa built the casita for his daughter Adel. 2br/1bath, full kitchen, patio, grill, observation deck, outdoor shower.


512-423-2695
Marathon, TX 79842
www.westtexasgetaway.com

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LA LOMA DEL CHIVO HOSTEL

Hostel with numerous offerings for those who get the joke. Various alternative buildings are made out of recycled material, cans, bottles, and paper. You will experience dust - we are a step up from camping, not a Hilton. Bathroom and hot shower is available in the next building. Outdoor kitchenette. If you have some flexibility and half a 'hippie bone' left in your body, this might be the place for you to expand. Come see us, share some travel stories and relax under our amazing Milky Way. We pay tribute to the Dalai Lama’s three Rs: Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all of your actions.

432.244.7144
401 SW 6th Street
Marathon, TX 79842

The Cottage: www.airbnb.com/rooms/18390476

Spirit Room: www.airbnb.com/rooms/18442937

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