The Gage Hotel was built in 1927 for rancher, banker, and businessman Alfred Gage, who commissioned El Paso architects Trost and Trost to design the property as a headquarters for his 500,000-acre ranch. In 1978, the property was renovated as a hotel with authentic West Texas and Mexican-inspired decor, such as hand-crafted rustic doors, wrought-iron candelabra fixtures, and appealing adobe details. The hotel also boasts a world-class restaurant along with the Desert Moon spa and lush gardens.
The Gage Gardens covers 27 acres of the property with native landscaping, ponds, fountains, a rose garden and more. There is also a quarter mile walking trail through the gardens for leisurely strolls or a more challenging one-mile loop with exercise stations for joggers. The garden is planted with indigenous plants that attract migrating birds and butterflies.