“The town of fewer than 2,000 people in far west Texas has...cinematic landscapes that stretch unbroken to the horizon; cowboys presiding over art galleries; and sunsets that, at the smog-free altitude of nearly 5,000 feet, were the prettiest I’d ever seen.”
- Wall Street Journal
“If you’re on any form of social media, it’s likely that you’ve seen this image more than once: a stand-alone Prada store in the middle of a desert, no other building in sight.
It’s in fact a piece of art and has since become the beacon signaling the trendy rise of the tiny, remote West Texas town of Marfa. In the past year alone, a disproportionate number of shops, restaurants, and galleries have opened in Marfa.”
- W Magazine
2-night stay at The Historic Hotel Paisano
Located in the heart of Marfa, Texas, this charming, historic hotel serves as the social hub for the area, a meeting place and oasis for travelers, and a West Texas destination. Experience the Rock Hudson Suite, the Hotel Paisano’s largest suite, where Rock Hudson stayed directly across from Elizabeth Taylor during the 1955 filming of GIANT. The suite includes a large rooftop terrace that faces south and west, furnished with outdoor dining space and sitting areas - the perfect spot for cocktails and dinner, watching the sunset and gazing at the stars.
Dinner and Drinks for 2 at Stellina
Enjoy a meal at the restaurant of Marfa’s most celebrated dining pioneers Krista Steinhauer. Centered around a large wraparound bar, guests enjoy small-plate Mediterranean home cooking, using fresh ingredients and creative combinations.
Dinner and drinks for 2 at Capri
Enjoy an upscale dining experience at Capri, which is overseen by Ballroom Marfa co-founder, Virginia Lebermann with her husband, chef Rocky Barnette. The inventive menu draws from the region’s culinary traditions (think prickly pear wine and marigold vinaigrette), while the luxe decor was conjured by Hollywood-based creative director Sean Daly.
Wine Garden Picnic for 2 at Al Campo
Al Campo is a wine garden located on the outskirts of Marfa, where locals and visitors alike escape for “good eats, good drinks, and good times.” With an extensive wine and beer list and unique flavors, Al Campo is the perfect atmosphere for “soaking in the sanity away from the big city.”
“Marfa is indeed off the usual beaten path. Unless you’re part of Beyoncé’s entourage (Queen Bey chartered a private plane to visit the town in 2012). It's a good thing then that Marfa is magnetic. Celebrities, such as Natalie Portman, Robert Pattinson, and Jake Gyllenhaal, have made the pilgrimage here. The small town (population: 1,981) is filled with renounced urbanites, who once hailed from the most exciting cities in the world, NY or LA or Paris, stumbled into Marfa and never left. Marfa’s mystic appeal has only built upon its reputation as an art capital since there are a slew of galleries and art collectives. It helps that Marfa is its own mini cosmopolitan, despite it’s outsize profile.”
- InStyle Magazine