El Cosmico Hotel of Marfa
The Cosmos Come to Texas
By Mackenzie Lowry
El Cosmico “the cosmic one” is located deep in the heart of Marfa, Texas. Technically, it is advertised as a hotel, but it feels more like an adventure waiting to happen.
Guests have the option of taking shelter in a full-size tent, an Indian-style teepee, a funky old restored trailer, or an intriguing “yurt,” which is basically a thicker, round tent. El Cosmico also has a bathhouse for guests, as well as a community kitchen, and a very colorful “Hammock Grove.”
This hippie dream vacation is not just about relaxing in bright red 70’s trailers. El Cosmico offers a chance for play and learning, while also connecting with your inner spirit.
They host cooking and songwriting workshops, art classes, concerts, cultural events, community activities which change from week to week.
Even the town of Marfa has plenty to offer. Built up from cattle ranchers, the town is now populated by artists and young individuals with exciting ideas, making for a quirky combination of locals.
El Cosmico is inspired by “a long American history of hippies, nomads, bohemians and those living a life of self-determination.” The founder, Liz Lambert, wanted to create a place where people can feel an open connection to the land they walk on, while also actively taking part in an artistic community.
Lambert has a philosophical view of living. “Mañana is the anticipation that it might happen today, and it might just as likely not. Either way, it’s not that big of a deal. Eventually mañana arrives and the tomorrows of our dreams, become the today of our reality. Mañana continues to promise new magic and we see good things just over the horizon.”
Her ideas could not have sparked a more magnificent creation. Rather than promoting anxiety about missing cell phone reception, El Cosmico creates a unique sense of happiness and comfort, while you’re in the moment. It offers the perfect combination of activity and doing absolutely nothing.
“A dream you dream alone, is only a dream. A dream you dream together, is reality.” ~ John Lennon
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