Most visitors to Marfa go for the art, and this "boutique motel" rewards that quest to live as a Juddian might.
Super thoughtful details that make room for mindfulness:
* an eclectic CD library (gratefully received since I was tired of soundtracking my silent drive to the town with my own singing and interior dialogues)
* manual typewriters to peck out pithy Hemingway correspondence back to the unfortunate homebodies you left behind
* really nice, chill front desk folks (boutique hotel without the attitude, thank God.)
* dimmer switches for the pendant lights by the bed (all that extra bedside surface space for your glasses and reading)
* *really* yummy toiletries by Malin+Goetz (like the bergamot shampoo)
* reasonably, comparably priced with the town's most established hotel.
* and best of all, the amazingly comfortable bed. I had time to take in this desert mini-revelation the next night when the Tbird was booked solid for Fort Davis' bike race, and I had to sleep at a bona fide motel on Marfa's outskirts between scratchy sheets, on a saggy mattress, under a moth-worn and somewhat suspect coverlet, and at war with wimpy pillows.
You're on vacation, and you've gone so far... may as well live it up.
- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas