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Hotels & Lodging: El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas

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Hotels & Lodging: El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas

February 18, 2011

Hotelier Liz Lambert, proprietress of the achingly hip San Jose and Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas, quietly opened El Cosmico in Marfa—the high-desert West Texas town that sculptor Donald Judd put on the map. Lambert describes her new venture as “a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange; part vintage trailer, yurt, and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse, and amphitheater.”

Working with Lake/Flato architects and Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure, Lambert has created a bohemian compound consisting of several refurbished vintage trailers and a scattering of teepees, with outdoor showers, wood-fired outdoor bath tubs, an open communal kitchen, and a grove of hammocks spread across 18 acres on the edge of Marfa. For booking information, go to El Cosmico.

Photography courtesy of El Cosmico.

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Above: The sprawling 18 acres of land is near the Judd Foundation in Marfa.

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Above: A permanent deck for the trailer bedroom is complete with a pair of Acapulco chairs.

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Above: Paneled plywood walls and ceiling add warmth to the trailer interiors.

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Above: A bookable yurt measures 22 feet in diameter.

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Above: Inside the yurt.

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Above: The caravan-style Little Pinky trailer.

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Above: A mini Smeg Refrigerator matches the attitude of the retro trailer. See more at 10 Easy Pieces: Compact Refrigerators.

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Above: Accommodations in a safari-style tent are available at El Cosmico. See more at Steal This Look: Tent Bedroom at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.

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Above: The Royal Mansion and Spartan Mansion Airstream trailers.

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Above: You can book at 22-foot tepee with a fully-designed interior.

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