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Eve's Garden Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 5 September 2006

The biggest problem we had with the hotel were the bugs. We left for dinner and when we came back they were *everywhere* ! We honestly would have encountered far fewer bugs if we slept outside. It was disgusting! That the owners were opinionated is an understatement- they shoved their opinions down our throats and didn't hide the fact that they were extremely judgemental of us! When breakfast came, there wasn't enough food and they said it was because they didn't expect us to be up in time! Our complaints got us nothing but physical threats. We're not kidding.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Alaine B, Owner at Eve's Garden Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2012

Thanks for the feedback;
Yup, Eve’s Garden, an organic Bed and Breakfast (not a Hotel) ... an Organic Garden. There can be a bug or two, but this was a unique occasion. The situation was that the nice young couple went out for dinner having left on all the lights on, left the doors and windows open in the blooming summertime. The chrysanthemum and mint oil based bug repeler that Kate used was no match for the bright-shiny room with its inviting wide open doors and windows in the summertime at dusk.
That was our passionate Clyde. Clyde has moved on from Eve's Garden. While we still have passion about our mission, we’re just as interested to hear your ideas or let you just relax on your vacation.
This is the only time I’ve ever seen this feedback. Yesterday I served ONE guest three big omelets (with spinach from the garden, portabella mushrooms sautéed in tequila, Swiss cheese and local eggs), homemade vetebrod (Swedish cinnamon rolls), and baked sugared pears.

We do serve a conscientiously healthy breakfast, and as much of it as you’d like. We strive for a balanced breakfast: generally an egg dish, homemade bread, fruit, and juices, or, if pancakes or French toast, a side of some protein (meat and/or yogurt), fruit, and juices.

So sorry you had an unpleasant experience, we have had quite a few changes here since your stay. We are a very peaceful and happy place.
Thank you
Alaine, Kate, Noble, and Bubbles-the-Chihuahua-Poodle-Puppy

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Reviewed 26 April 2006

Unique, colorful atmosphere with a great energy about it. The hosts were very gracious and warm...couldn't have asked for a nicer stay. Funky and aesthetic would be good words for Eve's Garden...If you are on the conservative side don't let the funkiness put you off. It is very clean and well-done. Its just decorated in a strong colors. Breakfasts were filling and tasty, and included great conversation around the table. For example, we had an egg and asparagus casserole, baked pears with butter and dried cranberries, and coffee/juice on the first day. We would stay here again instead of the Gage Hotel. The Gage is good to go to for other meals that are not served at Eve's.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed 1 November 2005

We stayed one night at Eve's Garden. They use building techniques that are ecology minded, but are so interesting and unique in archictecture. They have beautiful courtyards of flowers, vines, herbs, etc to enjoy...as well as a greenhouse. The air is always so fresh in a greenhouse! Clyde and Kate are very laid back, genuine, and served an awesome breakfast. The breakfast discussions gave us a new perspective about ecology and current events. Even if you don't agree with their perspective, you must admire their dedication in what they are doing and enlightens you. We enjoy discussing these sorts of topics that question how *we* can make a difference in the world today...everyone has a different role, so it was stimulating...and not to heavy, either. Our room had 2 beds in separate rooms that adjoined, but were open to each other. They shared a bath, closer to one bedroom and separated by some fabric drapes that would be a nice room to share with friends or family. Eve's Garden was a nice place to visit and admire. Our only complaint is that there is not much to do in Marathon. It is a great stop over to exploring the Big Bend region, but the little town of Marathon wouldn't have kept us occupied for days. There are a few art galleries and the Gage Hotel is open for dinner and drinks. They have a nice courtyard that had a fire going. Alpine is a quick drive (20 min?) to more restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Additional Information about Eve's Garden Bed & Breakfast

Address: North 3rd Street & Avenue C, Marathon, TX 79842
Region: United States > Texas > Marathon
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: £186 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come visit us at Eve's Garden Bed and Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center. Located in Marathon, Texas, a high desert oasis. You start your visit with us entering through large indoor gardens filled year-round blooming roses, bougainvillea, and countless flowers. Our private, quiet, hand-built guest rooms open to a central covered courtyard with a pond and tea room. We offer yummy homemade organic gourmet breakfasts. Marathon, Texas, is the gateway to the Big Bed! Feel like you are in an old western movie. Marathon is located just a short gorgeous drive from: Big Bend National Park's 3 life zones desert, river, and mountain; Marfa's art scene; Ft. Davis's state park, observatory and its star party; Alpine's museums and galleries; and much more! Come enjoy cool, romantic summer nights with our family-run B&B! ... more   less 
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