Not only is El Cosmico a hip destination in Marfa, Texas, but this 21-acre property also put this tiny town of 1,772 residents on the map when it opened in 2009. Acapulco chairs, sculptural art, and Chemex pour-over coffee makers are serious proof this is not your grandparents' RV stop on a road trip.
Accommodations here are unconventional. Think vintage restored trailers, Sioux-style teepees, canvas tents, yurts, and old-fashioned camping tents.
When hotelier Liz Lambert bought the land, it was a pasture with only a horse shed and an Airstream. "The fence was loose, and you'd see pronghorn antelope on the property while you were taking a shower," Lambert says.
She partnered with Bob Harris at Lake Flato, a Texas architecture firm, who "came up with the concept of a design that emanated from a center circle, kind of like a spiral galaxy," says Lambert. "I was inspired by the saturated colors of east India, and in particular, the colors of buses and trains and rickshaws in India."