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Musicians Can Get Kozy In A Trailer In West Texas This Month

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  Site Where: 802 South Highland Avenue [map], Marfa, TX, United States, 79843
May 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM | by | ()

Built on a 17 acre tract of land outside of Marfa, TX, El Cosmico is more than just a hotel—teepees, yurts, and campsites are all available for guests to stay in. But on the hotel side of things, the site offers five funky restored vintage trailers, each named Vagabond, Branstrator, Royal Mansion, Imperial Mansion, and Kozy Coach (pictured above).

We think the spot is pretty much ideal for the kind of low-key, long weekend, artsy getaway we love, but later this month, the hotel/campground is hosting a "songwriter's retreat" that should prove irresistible to music-makers and -lovers alike.

Titled "Music Is A Family," (May 17-20), the retreat will offer musicians the chance to hone their songwriting skills, while enjoying a whole weekend of guitar-strumming in the desert and impromptu campfire jam sessions. Si, señor!

The trailers each come with their own kitchens and bathrooms, and the insides are all finished in marine varnished birch, making for a super smooth, and, yes, cozy little hideout.

Prices normally start at $125/night per trailer (and it's recommended to book in advance, since there are only five trailers to go around), but for the songwriter's retreat, El Cosmico is offering a package of $1,250 per person that includes 3 meals a day with locally-sourced ingredients, workshops with Texan troubadours Kevin Welch and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and a three-night stay on the site.

And if these dates don't work, we wouldn't worry too much about missing out on the fun. With a wide range of arts events and programming (from art classes to cooking classes to pottery studios to silk screen workshops), it seems there's always something fun going on at El Cosmico. And with the novelty of getting to sleep in a converted trailer under the Texas stars, the travel envy you'll arouse in others when you return home will alone make the trip entirely worth it.

[Photos: Eric Ryan Anderon]

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