Thunderbird Hotel

600 West San Antonio, Marfa, Texas, 79843, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Marfa

The coolest small artsy town in West Texas

A travel blog entry by bparsons75

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Marfa is so hip it even has an East Village NYC bar named after itself. It has trendy art galleries, gourmet food trucks, minimalist motels with scratchy record players for hire, excellent restaurants, and a hippy commune. We loved it of course, and felt right back home in NY.

What kind of name is Marfa?

A travel blog entry by sackitoff

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In our continuing effort to avoid Hurricane Ike, we decided to stop for the night in a little town called Marfa in west Texas. Famous (well sort of) for its artists community and some 1980s artist named Donald Judd--who neither of us had ever heard of--it has a few nice hotels and a lot of art galleries and small cafes. When we arrived, we realized …

Out and about, exploring the cracks

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... moves them around like a giant beach ball. When the wind blows out here....the tumbleweeds follow.

I learned a couple of things about Marfa. One is, the town is not what you see......it's the stuff they pack in the cracks. There are places that look closed that aren't. There are places that say they are open, and aren't. It sometimes feels like the whole town is just a random occurrence. Be aware that posted hours and days ...

Digging up Dom

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... heavily hispanic culture.

We leave the store and head towards FM (farm to market) 170. I pass a panaderia on the right and slam on the brakes and pull a quick U turn. For those of you that don't know....panaderia means "bakery". And I do love me some baked goods...especially Mexican pastries! We wound up with apple "pancake", which is very similar to apple pie, mexican cinnamon cookies, and freshly made flour tortillas! Score!!!! The family that ...

Stuck in colder weather

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... travel in. Everyone we've met has been very cordial....which makes any trip more pleasant.

We headed out from Alpine towards Marfa, where we had planned to stay. As we crossed a mountain range with a bunch of mesas, cactus, and plants that look very much like Texas. As we climbed higher....ice really started to build up. Trees had a lot of ice on the limbs....what few electrical wires.....lots of ice. We didn't push it and arrived in Marfa fine. ...

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This hotel, located on 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, is near Chinati Foundation, Presidio County Courthouse, Fort D. A. Russell, and Marfa and Presidio County Museum.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good