Gage died the year before the hotel opened in 1927, but it When the southern pacific railroad extended through iron mountain ranch and galveston, harrisonburg, marathon texas became a shipping and supply hub for ranchers traveling through.
The gage hotel is located in the small, quiet, and dusty town of marathon (on the way to big bend national park).
History of gage hotel marathon tx. Located in far west texas, about 30 miles north of big bend national park, marathon has become an oasis for creative people including artists, craftsmen, musicians, and. Marathon is located at the junction of us 90 and us 385. This fifteen room hotel has been beautifully restored and remains open for service.
As luck would have it we found one with one heck of a history. Alfred gage, a vermont native. Voted #1 hotel in texas by condé nast traveler 2015, an ideal place to hang your hats, kick back, relax and take.
Marathon is served by marathon independent school district. In 1907, after oil was discovered in the yard of the j. The inviting, comforting atmosphere of the gage returns us to a time when a breath of fresh air and the magnificent night sky filled with a thousand stars was all a cowboy needed to feel alive.
A former captain of the seas, he declared that the peaceful plains and vivid landscapes reminded him of marathon, greece. For a period of time after his death, the hotel sat vacant. Per the gage hotel history, jp bryan purchased the hotel in 1978 for a mere $30,000.
Finding work as a cowhand, he and his brothers later founded the alpine cattle company south of marathon. It isn't hard to believe spirits wander the halls of a place with such a rich history. The gage hotel resides in the heart of the ruggedly beautiful texas mountain trail region in brewster county, the largest county in texas.
The historic gage hotel, haunted or not, is worth the drive to marathon, texas. Known as of one of america’s last frontiers, it is a place of the “long view” punctuated by the presence of the rocky mountains and touched on all sides by the chihuahua desert. During the 1920s a hotel was built for a rancher named alfred gage in marathon, texas.
This marked the beginning of a new phase for marathon as a gateway to big bend national park. On a recent trip to marathon texas, on my way to big bend, i had the pleasure of staying at the gage hotel, a hotel filled with history and art.i was surrounded by miles of untouched desert and scenery while experiencing the luxury of the gage hotel. But now the gage has fallen on hard times due to the coronavirus shutdowns.
This quaint hotel is a golden brick building with several adjoining courtyards and rooms in outlying buildings and the main building (where our room was on the second floor). The gage hotel, with its critically acclaimed 12 gage restaurant and white buffalo bar, draws travelers from all over the world to the tiny town of marathon (population 430). West texas cattle baron and san antonio banker alfred s.
There’s nothing like the beauty and majesty of west texas. It all started when alfred gage left his native vermont in 1878 and set out to make his fortune in the wide open spaces of far west texas. Located in the beautiful texas mountain region in the charming community of marathon, it has been named #1 small hotel in texas by texas highways magazine, included in national geographic travel magazine “stay list”, voted the #1 hotel in texas and #17 in.
He commissioned famed el paso architect henry trost to design and build the property to use as a base for his large ranching operation. Austin, tx, april 28, 2020 —. Marathon, texas — this week we head out to the texas mountain trail region to find a hotel in a very desolate place.
In 1911, with the threat of raids from across the rio grande during the mexican revolution , marathon became the local center of military operations. Sadly, gage died only one year after the hotel opened for business. In 1980, the historic gage hotel was restored and reopened for business.
The gage hotel was built in 1927 by alfred gage. The town was also a filming location for the movie paris, texas directed by wim wenders.the 1985 kevin costner film, fandango, shot scenes in marathon. Albion shepherd founded marathon texas in 1882.
12,405 likes · 56 talking about this · 18,750 were here. The hotel is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of gage himself. The gage hotel was built by rancher alfred gage in 1927 as a base for his immense ranching empire of 500,000+ acres.
Few other historic hotels offer a more unique experience of days gone by than the gage hotel in marathon, texas. This hotel dates back to the 1920s and was built by alfred gage, who passed away less than a year after it was completed. More than just a luxurious oasis and home to some of the most fine dining in texas, the gage is filled with history of cowboys who met in the.
There is plenty of space to just lie back and relax and enjoy the silence that surrounds marathon. The bryans’ efforts helped revitalize the remote west texas town of marathon (population 430) to become a popular tourist destination.