The Title to this review comes from my kids, who insist on spending their birthday here (triplets). They call it the Cowboy Hotel because of its rustic, authentic Western decorations in the rooms and main building and the grounds. But its way more than a Cowboy Hotel.
The architecture is varied. A multi-story main building which previously served as a major west Texas ranch headquarters, a courtyard ringed by authentic adobe with lodgepole pine roofing and then the White Buffalo Bar. The restaurant, Cafe Cenizo, would be a top restaurant in Houston, Dallas, New York or San Francisco.
The rooms in the Los Portales adobe courtyard have kiva fireplaces and in-room firewood.
Ultimately hotels are about hospitality - the way they make you feel when you stay with them. The Gage Hotel is without doubts one of the most hospitable places I have been. Many visitors to the Gage are couples (of all ages) looking for a romantic getaway in the high chaparral country of west Texas. They keep coming back because the Gage experience is one they want to repeat.
In my experience, there are too many beautiful hotels that just don't want to see a family with kids walk through the door. The Gage is different.
We have always felt extremely welcome at the Gage. They've always shown us the best of Texas hospitality. That means alot to us. We're grateful and look forward to coming back for many years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Texas Mountain Region, the Gage Hotel offers elegant accommodations to those wishing to escape the mundane. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gage Hotel Marathon, Texas