Marathon is a town in the Big Bend Country region of Texas.
Highway 90 runs through the town center.
phone: +1 432-386-4205address: 101 Highway 90 WestBuilt in the 1920s by cattle tycoon Alfred Gage so he would have a place to stay while overseeing his interests in the area. The hotel has since been carefully restored and now includes a cafe and a spa. Rooms in the original building (with or without private bath) are the biggest bargain; those in the Los Portales annex and in the 3 well-appointed houses nearby offer more modern trappings without sacrificing the West Texas mood.
Traveling west on Highway 90, you'll find:
Also in the area:
- Big Bend National Park has 801,000 acres of land to explore.
- Fort Davis is home to the McDonald Observatory, which hosts terrific Star Parties after dark.