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Title: where to stay in marfa
Post by: jim2 on May 30, 2014, 07:56:12 PM
i'll be staying in marfa for one night in late june. i'm considering getting a tepee at el cosmico. what i'm wondering is will the overnight temps be cool enough for my to sleep.  has anybody rented a teepee? any other interesting choices? http://www.elcosmico.com/
Title: Re: where to stay in marfa
Post by: Owl on May 31, 2014, 08:15:26 AM
The vintage trailer accommodations on that website look pretty cool, too,  They really knew how to do trailers in the 50's.
Title: Re: where to stay in marfa
Post by: fartymarty on May 31, 2014, 12:29:10 PM
i'll be staying in marfa for one night in late june. i'm considering getting a tepee at el cosmico. what i'm wondering is will the overnight temps be cool enough for my to sleep.

Here is a pretty cool weather/weather history site that RichardM pointed out to us: http://weatherspark.com/#!graphs;a=USA/TX/Marfa (http://weatherspark.com/#!graphs;a=USA/TX/Marfa)

If you move to the date in question you can see the record highs and lows for any hour of any day as well as the mean temps. For instance on June 27th the 10PM record high is 88 degrees and the record low is 62 degrees and a mean of 74 degrees. Then as the night progresses towards dawn those numbers drop to  71, 55, and 60 respectively.  Seems doable in a teepee, especially if you bring an electric fan. If it happened to be 88 when I was trying to get to sleep, I would definitely need a fan. (http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/MiL/ezb/MiLezb4ia.gif)
Title: Re: where to stay in marfa
Post by: dillomaster on May 31, 2014, 11:15:46 PM
When traveling to BBRSP we usually spend the night in Marfa at the Hotel Paisano.  The architecture is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable, if not a little "historic."  Our children were amazed that the rooms locked with an old fashioned key!

We usually head out to in the evening to look for the "ghost lights." 
Hope you have an excellent trip!
Title: Re: where to stay in marfa
Post by: jim2 on June 01, 2014, 04:21:46 PM
thanks marty, that's a cool website. dillomaster i would chose  the paisono if my wife were coming, looks great.
 i'm excited about this trip, one night in marfa, then 2810/ pinto canyon road to ruidosa. next night somewhere in study butte, up early, hike the south rim. hope to catch the agaves in bloom!