Marathon, Texas

Marathon, about 40 miles north of the Persimmon Gap entrance of Big Bend National Park, is a great place to stay. The historic Gage Hotel offers elegantly decorated and themed rooms, a spa, fine dining, a very nice bar for cocktails and appetizers, and much more. Marathon is a cozy town with a local coffee shop and a “cute” little grocery store, The French Grocer, where you can stock up on last minute items needed for the park.

Don’t miss the Prada Marfa parody, Target Marathon, located 15 miles to the west on SH 90.