With the remote location and harsh climate, it can be difficult for a project as experimental as El Cosmico to find its footing. We began the actual development of the hotel by literally etching the full-scale LAKE/FLATO site plan into the West Texas dirt. Jack averaged six extended trips out to Marfa a year, and, over time, elements of the hotel have become more permanent, radiating from this first dirt sketch.

The creation of El Cosmico continued to evolve with the help of numerous local contractors, builders and friends, like Butch Anthony, John Davidson of Doe Fab Co. and Jesse Hartman of Shift Build. And it continues today.

El Cosmico has been open for business since 2006. www.elcosmico.com


6 days ago

Design Build Adventure

Weld, swim, eat, drink, hike, at amazing Texas ranchDon't miss the opportunity to get outside, get your hands dirty and explore the outdoors in an exciting new way. Join Explore Ranches Design Build Adventure and Dan Dyer in partnership with Tecovas and YETI at Cowboy Camp at Hudsepth River Ranch. The weekend activities will take place at the headwaters of the Devils River from October 4-6. Participants will get to swim, weld a special design project to assist in the open-fire cooking for Saturday night's dinner, enjoy a special drink from Garrison Brothers Distillery, listen to live music and so much more. Use the link below to register today. Only three tickets left!
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