02 February 2009

Marathon Monday - Gage Hotel

North of Big Bend National Park rests the small little town of Marathon, Texas. Marathon is home to the historic Gage Hotel. This hotel was built in 1927. Our family stayed there a few years ago on our trip to Big Bend NP. It was a great hotel. I recommend it to anyone going to the Big Bend area. We chose to stay in the older section of the hotel.....it was a little less expensive. Our room had a cowhide rug and an old iron bed and no TV.......truly old school. The lobby is really cool. It's a great mix of Texana and western designs. The Gage Hotel also has a newer area with more updated rooms. The new rooms surround a beautiful outdoor plaza that is perfect for an afternoon drink or quiet place to read. Adjacent to the hotel is Cafe Cenizo and the White Buffalo Bar. The White Buffalo Bar has great drinks and is a great place to unwind after a day of hiking in the park. Cafe Cenizo is top notch! Check out their menu on the link above. It is truly a five star restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Delicious! We truly enjoyed our visit to the Gage Hotel. We wished we could have stayed longer! We will be back though.....that is for sure.


  1. Was Marathon one of the towns featured in Southern Living a month or so ago?

  2. Not sure. C just got her copy on Monday...it was mostly on Marfa I thought.


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