Sunrise Stroll: Grab a cup o’ joe from Marathon Coffee Shop and then hop on over the railroad tracks and the Gage Garden and Orchard for a leisurely walk through the seasonal flowers and watch the sunrise over the Glass Mountains.
Breakfast: Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit (the name says it all, y’all). The owners, a husband and wife team, make fresh, mouthwatering, homemade biscuits and fried pies each morning — A delicious start to your day.
Mid-Morning: Wander Main Street. Pop into San Rosendo Crossing, the “unofficial gathering place” of Marathon. Peak inside Evan’s Gallery and see gorgeous photographs of the people and landscapes of the Big Bend. For authentic Texas goods, cowboy boots and handcrafted accessories make sure to stop by Pitaya Verde, located three doors down from the Gage Hotel.
(Other Shops: Purple Sage Antiques, Rusty Rabbit, Desert Critter Wear)
Lunch: Grab a burger and shake at Johnny B’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain or drop by The French Company Grocer for a homemade sandwich. Take your lunch to the field located beyond the Gage Gardens and Orchard and enjoy it in the gazebo behind Los Portales. Work it off with a game of bocce ball in the neighboring court.
Afternoon: Take a bicycle ride, walk or run around town to explore the charming churches, quaint houses and various farm animals in Marathon. (Tip: Don’t forget your camera or smart-phone– Our unique town is definitely instagram worthy)
Late afternoon: Enjoy a siesta or read your favorite book in one of our many indoor and outdoor nooks around the property. Listen to the language of the many different birds that share our little West Texas town.
Evening: Dinner at 12 Gage Restaurant. With so many great options on the menu you really can’t go wrong, however the Iron Mountain Chicken Fried Steak is always a crowd-pleaser!
Night: Saddle up to the Gage Hotel’s famous White Buffalo Bar for a cozy nightcap in front of the fireplace or outside in the courtyard under the big Texas sky.
Mosey on back to your western elegant room, climb into your oversized Gage Hotel bed, and fall into the luxurious linens for a night of sweet dreams.