I have been extremely fortunate to visit hundreds of different places across the globe over the last few years but no place had me hooked in a way quite like Marfa, Texas. I have never been able to properly articulate why I enjoy Marfa so much but I just do.
I was mindlessly perusing television this Sunday evening and was quite surprised to encounter an entire 60 Minutes segment devoted to this TINY West Texas town, located three hours from the nearest commercial airports of El Paso or Midland/Odessa. Much like discovering an amazing points and miles trick, my first thought was….SHHHH, STOP telling everyone about it! I like Marfa just the way it is.
Hotel options in Marfa are extremely awesome. You really can’t go wrong. You can stay at El Cosmico in refurbished RV’s, tents or a giant Teepee….
….the super modern Thunderbird Motel….
…or Hotel Paisano where Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson stayed when they filmed Giant.
The 60 Minutes segment does a pretty good job capturing the spirit of Marfa. If you’d like to watch the 60 Minutes segment, you can view it here….but do me a favor and PLEASE don’t tell anyone else about it.