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El Cosmico

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· Marfa, Texas
21 acres
30 sites
5 Lodging
25 RV/Tent
El Cosmico takes its inspiration from a long American history of hippies, nomads, bohemians and those living a life of self-determination. We believe in tuning in, dropping out and being here now.  Vehicles are not allowed onto the grounds, so if you are staying in your car or RV you will post up in our large parking lot with easy access to the grounds. Tent camping is dispersed, so you pick your space within the designated camping areas that are indicated on the property map provided at the front desk.  Front desk hours are from 7:30am-11:00pm daily. If you are arriving after 11pm please call ahead for late check-in instructions.  Mask are encouraged at this time. Please respect your fellow campers and staff members.
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Marfa, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by El Cosmico In Marfa ..Joined in April 2020
Response rate: 40%Response time: Within 15 hours
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941 ratings · 520 reviews
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Cadance S.recommends
January 22, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
We absolutely loved camping at El Cosmisco. It was super clean, friendly and pretty. We will definitely be coming back to visit.
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Jo Jo R.recommends
January 19, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Tent camper
Eclectic place. The common area with gift shop had comfortable leather couches, a work tanle and a fireplace plus free coffee and also had great indoor bathrooms w/tub shower. Very clean. Food truck with extended hours and reasonable prices just steps away was a nice amenity. Walking distance to pubs and restaurants. After packing up my gear and driving 107 miles I realized I left my folding chair with my vest which held my credit card at my campsite. I called the desk and she immediately brought the items inside and I retrieved them a short while later. Thanks!
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Steve M.recommends
January 11, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Not a super RV spot, but very nice
It was a very slow time, but the place looks wonderful. We were a little surprised that as an RV driver, we were asked to park our RV in the parking lot. We were still able to access all the services, but it would have been nice to know in advance that we wouldn't be allowed into the camping area. The shop was really nice, the people super friendly and helpful, and we'll probably stop by again when we're down there.
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Salina B.recommends
January 10, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Happy New Year!
We love El Cosmico! The energy is always great. This was the first time we stayed in our Skoolie in the parking lot. The price does seem a bit steep just to park in the parking lot, but the New Years festivities and community made it worthwhile. Next time we pass through we stay again!
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Terry G.recommends
January 6, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
We love it!
Great spot to boondock if you need a place to camp. The food trailer on premise has the best breakfast and lunch burritos you’ll ever eat. Carne asada was the best. Don’t miss the hot tubs!
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Barbara R.recommends
January 5, 2023
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Friendliness of staff, general laidback atmosphere, free coffee, great food truck, claw foot tub!
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Josh F.recommends
December 25, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Awesome place!! Loved my experience and really enjoyed my visit.
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Jami L.recommends
December 25, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
I live in two vintage trailers and have known about El Cosmico for years but never had a real reason to get all the way down to Marfa. But when I found myself wanting to visit a friend in Terlingua, I stopped here on my way down. I camped in my truck. Just a heads up: truck or rv camping is just in their big parking lot next to the HWY. It was cold out (freezing over night) so the indoor shower in the main lodge was nice to use as opposed to the outdoor one on the property. I arrived on a Sunday evening…I couldn’t find any place open to eat at but I knew that coming into Marfa that a lot of things are closed on Sundays and Mondays so I just ate what I brought with me. I would totally stay here again. And it’s great they allow dogs.
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Pepper R.
December 14, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Not great for rigs
El cosmico is great but I don’t think the “self camping” is worth the price if you are not in a tent and within the property’s grounds. (especially on the weekend when it’s $50/person per night). Self camping for rvs/vans/truck-campers, etc is just the gravel parking lot on the side of the highway where all the other cars are parked. There’s no actual designated sites. It’s outside of the property’s fence so you feel pretty disconnected from the property itself and not close to the bathrooms or kitchen. We ended up using the bathrooms in the main lobby area since they were the closest. It’s also pretty loud being right there on the highway. The property is great and the staff was super friendly. Decor is and atmosphere is on point. However, being outside of it was kind of a bummer. If you’re going to camp here I would recommend using your own tent, or renting one of their shelter options so that you can be inside the grounds.
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Daniel C.recommends
December 6, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Friendly hosts, great showers, great way to end a longer trip to BBNP! $50 is steep to pitch a tent — but you’re paying for the vibes and supporting the local economy. Easy walk into town.
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Sisakoth C.recommends
December 3, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is easy to find and near all of the places in Marfa. We stayed during the cold, so the lobby area was great to stay warm with the heater and fire place. The coffee offered in the morning starts my morning right. I wished for warmer weather to be able to use the outdoor bathroom and washroom. I would come back if I were to come through Marfa again.
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Jules P.recommends
November 28, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
directions are clear, great facilities, classic cool vibe. It was a real cold night when we stayed and we car camped instead of setting up a tent. the lodge was lively including some big dogs.
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Amanda T.recommends
November 25, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Lovely camping in the cold weather
We camped in our tent for two nights at El Cósmico. It was very cold weather (for Texas) BUT we were so happy to enjoy the heated reception building while they were open, as well as indoor showers. The showers and bathrooms near the camping spots outside were also nice, a luxury to have. For some meals, we made use of the hot plate and outdoor kitchen area. We really enjoyed El Cósmico and its comforts, in addition to the perfect location for exploring Marfa!
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Layla K.
November 22, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Nice amenities but on the road
Cool communal activities-but fyi van camping is in parking lot on main road. Nice stop though!
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Emma G.recommends
November 12, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
A glamping campervan experience
Campervan parking at El Cosmico was so lovely. Favorite parts: outdoor showers, access to the Front desk/fireside lounge area until 11 pm, the many areas to enjoy drinks in the evening or coffee in the morning, the free coffee in the morning, being walking distance to all the shops + restaurants, and the awesome gift shop. The parking area isn't anything exciting per say, but no complaints given all the amenities we had access to.
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Todd Cameron H.recommends
October 31, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Good location. Friendly folks.
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Rafael M.recommends
October 27, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
I loved the concept.
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Kai F.recommends
October 23, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
The views were beautiful, the people friendly, and morning coffee, what's not to love??
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Matthew B.doesn't recommend
October 16, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Nice folks but for the price I would expect a host onsite to deal with noisy campers who kept us up until midnight. We were in town for a bike race and this really sucked for us.
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René D.recommends
October 11, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Give Patience a raise!
Patience is incredibly kind and...patient. I came in in a terrible mood after getting soggy pizza from para llevar (use that information as you wish), and she was so nice and lifted my mood. I had so much work to do and it was nice to sit inside on my computer and drink endless coconut water and beer from their selection. Camping was really pretty but warning there are lots of cars on the road. LOVED the open shower and proximity to Marfa Burrito. Ramona is so nice and the burrito was very good.
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Amy L.recommends
September 21, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Peaceful Camping with all You Need!
The grounds were spacious and the staff was kind! The bathroom and kitchen facilities made my camping stay comfortable and easy. Will be back!
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Eric D.recommends
September 17, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
El Cosmico is very cool - what a beautiful place. The food truck on site made the best breakfast taco I have ever tasted, hands down.
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Lemiron S.recommends
September 14, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Tent camping with some style.
I wished we stayed longer but we found a sweet spot to set-up camp and the out door kitchen was just what we needed to cook dinner(plus our stuff we had). The best part was the Dutch hot tubs, the weather was just right and the sky was clear. Plus they had it ready for us and with our name on it.
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Evan T.recommends
September 11, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
A perfect camping experience!
There is nowhere better to camp - hands down perfection. Hospitality, design, thoughtful touches throughout. Don’t doubt it for a second - just go & discover magic at every turn. I don’t want to leave!
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Jennifer V.recommends
September 6, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Lots of noise from cars going by
Amazing little glamping resort! I love how clean and spacious the space is and all the details of all their amenities and bathrooms. They have hot running water for their outdoor showers! And there was so much room to pitch a tent anywhere on the grass. The only thing I didn't like is that they are so close to the main road you can hear all the traffic going by. I wish they would plant a wall of bushes along the property to help muffle all the noise from the cars passing by. Otherwise, such a great little place to stay a night or two.
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Tiffany P.recommends
September 6, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
this stay was so much more then expected.amazing atmosphere and incredibly friendly and helpful staff.unlike any place i have camped at.will for sure be a place to revisit!!
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Amber G.recommends
September 5, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Funky and Hip-- we loved it!
El Cosmico was so funky and beautiful. The grounds are well-kept, the showers warm and welcoming, and the water thankfully delicious and drinkable. I love that it's dog friendly-- my little pup loved it here, too! She made a lot of new friends.
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Rudy H.recommends
September 3, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
My third time at El Cosmico I enjoy returning to great hosting and excellent grounds. I like everything about it and will continue to visit. I recommend it to all of my friends! The Northern Lights are magical!
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Gregg K.recommends
August 26, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Easy and cool
Angie and Patience were great. The place is great. Can see y’all couples and groups of friends having a nice time decking out in one of the RV’s they got on the land. Marfa is a trip. The coffee in the morning was accepted and right on. Not a glorious tent camping area, but it’s a quick setup from the parking lot and a good place to lay your head. Will be back.
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Lily B.recommends
August 13, 2022
Self Camping at El Cosmico
Everything you need outside :)
This glamping site is amazing. Outdoor showers and bathrooms are my favorite. Shaded hammocks are key for siesta hour. Your dog can roam with you as long as their well behaved and stay with you which has been a huge plus for me. The green grass and water sprinklers are great to keep cool as well. Super friendly staff!!
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