Restored Historic Accommodation with Luxury Suites in West TexasMarathon, Texas (United States)
Restored Historic Accommodation with Luxury Suites in West Texas
"We stayed at this accommodation for one night and I was really impressed with everything about it! The property is kep in great condition, loved all …"
This glamping rental is a historic, restored structure named after Captain Albion E. Shepard, who founded and named the town of Marathon, where this property is located. In fact, the structure was built in 1890 and fully restored in 2012.
There are a total of seven luxury suites that can be rented within this two-story glamping accommodation, and it is the ideal rental for a group of glampers or glamping families traveling together. It is made up of two buildings: the original structure and an exterior, two-room carriage house.
In the main structure, there is one suite on the first floor and four suites on the second floor, each with a king-size bed and their own private bathroom with a walk-in shower. They share the following common rooms: a sitting room, a TV room, a dining room, a butler's kitchen, and a second-floor porch. In the carriage house that is located behind the main structure, there are two more suites, each with a king-size bed, a television, and a screened-in porch.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, premium linens, toiletries, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, bottled water, coffee, and a light continental breakfast served in the main building of the glamping property.
This glamping property has a restaurant and a bar on-site, as well as a spa and fitness center. There is also a heated swimming pool for all guests to use; bicycles to rent; a game lot with sand volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, and a covered pavilion for onlookers; and a stargazing site with a 24” Dobsonian telescope that was donated by a local observatory. In addition, there is a beautiful, 27-acre, on-site garden, which is often used as a wedding venue.
- Indoor pool
- Pool table
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Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
The rules for pets who stay at this glamping property include:
- Pets must be fully trained, appropriately restrained and never left unattended.
- Pets must be kept on a leash when on hotel grounds or public spaces.
- Pets are not allowed in the hotel’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa or fitness center.
- Guests are responsible for cleaning up after pets in rooms or on hotel property.
- Disturbances such as barking, must be curtailed to ensure other guests are not inconvenienced.
- Guests are responsible for all property damages and personal injuries resulting from their pets.
In addition, this luxury site is used for weddings and events and meetings. If this is of interest to glampers, please inquire with the host for more information.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location & Surroundings
Marathon, Texas (United States)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Water sports
- Wine tasting
- Wildlife watching
Go for a dip in the heated, on-site pool, relax at the property's spa, or head out on a run through the site's lovely garden. Rent a bicycle from the hosts, and explore the town of Marathon on two wheels. Start up a game of sand volleyball or horseshoes with fellow travelers. Stargaze with the property's telescope, no matter if an amateur or professional astronomer. This glamping property also hosts many events of their own, including a frequent series of live music performances on many Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year.
Go on a day trip to one of the neighboring cities or towns in the Big Bend region of West Texas, such as Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis, or simply to visit the 800,000+ acres of Big Bend National Park. The hosts are also ready and willing to organize excursions of all kinds for their guests.