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Fire up your bubbles—Dutch tubs are available to rent and enjoy alfresco on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Vibe and atmosphereGuests check in at the bustling lobby—the sole spot in the entire property with wifi access—and load up on artisanal snacks and brewskis before heading to their selected rooms. There's a sense of unity both with the land and with others, as guests opt to explore the grounds on two-wheelers rather than watch TV, and a communal kitchen fosters impromptu social interactions.
Overall look and feel of the roomsThis isn't your typical stay. Rooms range from Sioux-style tepees to vintage trailers, with an authentic yurt thrown in for good measure. Creatures of comfort needn't fret, however; unless you're packing your own tent (which, in fact, you're welcome to do), amenities like heated beds and electrical outlets are standard.
Service styleStaffers are easygoing, though uniformly passionate about the area and El Cosmico's communal ethos—ask for directions to the reading room or pop by the lounge for a nightcap.
Preferred room typeFor those to whom "roughing it" has a distinct limit, the 1956 Imperial Mansion boasts a king-sized bed, plus a full-service kitchen and indoor bathroom.
Unique property featuresMarfa has a longstanding history of serving as both shelter and muse to curious artists, and El Cosmico pays apt homage to this legacy. The site is host to Trans-Peco, an annual festival of "Music + Love," and also runs an ongoing bevy of cultural events ranging from writing retreats to building workshops.