Oak Tree Inn Alpine

2407 East Highway 90, Alpine, Texas, 79830, United States | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alpine

Look to the stars.

A travel blog entry by patsbike on Apr 20, 2014

11 photos

... and rotate and open the dome to view the stars. The tour took more than two hours but it was fabulous.
When the tour was over we started towards Alpine TX. This is the part of the country where they filmed the movie Giant. There are a lot of big wide open spaces out ...

Out and about, exploring the cracks

A travel blog entry by billhall on Feb 13, 2014

1 comment, 16 photos

... Judd, Dan Flavin and John Chamberlain. Donald Judd started the Chinati Foundation with his own money and Dia foundation money. There are 12 artists installations in all. Apparently they haven't added any more artists for the12 years since Judd died, because the board hasn't found anyone they feel lives up to the ones there. Seems a little snooty but the art world can be like that. Also the whole thing is only really available by ...

Stuck in colder weather

A travel blog entry by billhall on Feb 11, 2014

2 comments, 31 photos

... artsy fartsy thing. The town was dying and a bunch of artists from around the world moved here...basically saving the town from obscurity. They brought with them nice restaurants, and tourism dollars. It's west Texas cattle ranches meets hoity toity famous artists...and they make it work. It is a hybrid.....it's unusual.....but a solution to a remote small town fading into dust. If it works....it works.

We headed back to our campground ...

River Scenic Road and driving to Alpine

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill on Mar 25, 2013

20 photos

... town is different but it has a main street, historic hotel, homes and a lot of mobile homes but surrounded by working cattle ranches. A number of New Yorkers and Californians have settled here and bringing with it restaurants and art collections to rival New York. Many have moved in and bought up old Adobe homes and have revamped them. There are a lot of Art Galleries mainly because of Donald Judd a renowned minimalist artist ...

The Big Bend in the Rio Grande

A travel blog entry by ukcat on Jan 26, 2013

1 comment, 27 photos

... and the hot springs that dump into the Rio Grande. Hiking to the hot springs, the signs warn that autos are frequently broken into and warn against crossing the river into Mexico or buying merchandise from illegals coming across the border. So the enterprising locals on the other side of the river cross the river, lay out their merchandise with a ...

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This 2 star hotel is located on 2407 East Highway 90, Alpine.
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