Marathon is the eastern gateway to Big Bend National Park, about 30 miles north of the northernmost Park entrance. It offers many choices of accommodation styles: from comfortable roadside hotel, to Santa Fe style luxury, to private adobe casitas.
The Blas Payne is one, if not the oldest, home in Marathon, Texas. It has been lovingly restored with close attention to retaining the character of a 100 year- old adobe.
Blas Payne, who built this home, was written up by the Houston Chronicle as “the best cowboy in west Texas”! His family, black Seminole Indians, were Buffalo Soldiers. Blas’ great grandfather was a medal of honor winner as a bugler for the Army. The Blas Payne has a spacious kitchen—just totally renovated in March 2015—a cozy living room with Dish TV, two bedrooms—one with queen bed and quite spacious and a 2nd bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom with new slate tile shower and laundry facilities. There is a wonderful patio on the west side of the home—perfect for watching sunsets. The large yard is full of wildflowers, roses and a wide variety of cactus. The home is within walking distance of the downtown area of Marathon and just a short distance from the Post Park.
La Casa Vieja is a restored one hundred year old home in historic Marathon that features custom woodwork, elegant appointments and a private courtyard and patio.
Gage Hotel Resort and Spa. The legendary Gage Hotel, built in 1927 by acclaimed architect, Henry Trost, offers authentic luxury accommodations which include 45 uniquely appointed rooms and casitas, charming courtyards with fireplaces and beautifully manicured grounds. Amenities include the stunning 27-acre native landscaped Gage Gardens with walking/running trails, full service spa, heated swimming pool, fitness center, multi-activity family game lot, and bicycle rentals. Enjoy a five-star dining experience at the renowned 12-Gage Restaurant and drinks at the White Buffalo Bar.
Eve’s Garden Bed and Breakfast An urban hacienda in the high mountain desert. Sculpted of papercrete and strawbale, this hostelry is unique, with art, gardens, old world architecture, an indoor lap pool, an organic florist, and spectacular sunsets. Room prices include a full breakfast.
Marathon Motel & RV, Built in the early 1940s, it sits on 10 acres with unobstructed views of the mountain sunsets and starry skies. Recently renovated, the motel consists of a total of 10 rooms divided into four duplex cabins, along with an RV Park and camping sites.
Stillwell Store and RV Park, Full Hook ups and tent camping. TX 2627 5 miles from junction TX 2627 and US 385, near Persimmon Gap entrance to Big Bend National Park
Captains Shepard Inn is the restored residence of original founder of Marathon, Captain Albion Shepard, recently remodeled and re-opned under the management of the Gage Hotel.
Casa La Vista is a soulful vacation get-away for family or friends.
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. This home is a quaint mixture of original […]
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 preserving the authentic features common to this remote country. 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds and custom bedding A full kitchen, stocked with cook and dinnerware, dishwasher, and disposal. […]