The Gage Hotel and Garden
The Gage Hotel and Garden102 NW 1st Street
Marathon, TX 79842
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.