Updating the Historic Hotel’s Guest Rooms: It’s all in the details


At the Gage Hotel, we pride ourselves on bringing an authentic, West Texas experience to today’s most discerning traveler. We understand our guests’ needs, which is why 10 of the Gage Hotel’s main rooms have undergone a complete renovation. With special attention to detail, we updated each room in order to provide guests with the utmost comfort. Complete with beautiful, private baths, each room features updated furniture and fresh design.

Eleanor Gerlinger, an incredibly talented interior designer based in San Antonio, came out to help bring our vision to life for each room. Gerlinger, who is known for creating warm and inviting spaces, describes the style of the renovation in the Historic Hotel rooms as “Texas Mission”.  We hope you will come out to visit this fall to see and enjoy for yourself! Follow us on Facebook and check back on our blog for more pictures of the completed rooms.

Gage Hotel’s October Cocktail: The Gage Ghost


What better way to spend October than in an old west town, where there are rumors of a [very friendly and a very harmless] ghost? While we haven’t seen him ourselves, we don’t want to disappoint guests on the hunt for an exciting experience this season. So, in the spirit of spookiness, our beloved bartender and chief of entertainment, Philip, whipped up a special drink he aptly named the Gage Ghost. We’re confident that if you drink enough of these delicious cocktails you’ll have some sort of ‘ghost’ story to tell in the morning…

And for those that can’t make it out to the White Buffalo Bar in Far West Texas this month, Philip let us in on his Halloween cocktail recipe so you can try it from home. If you give it a whirl, let us know how it goes.


imagejpeg_0Gage Ghost Recipe:

1.5 ounces Herradura Reposado Tequila

1 ounces Lemon juice

.5 ounces Agave Nectar

Splash of pomegranate Juice


Shake tequila, Lemon Juice and Agave Nectar in a shaker with ice.

Strain into a salted rimmed glass

Sink a splash of pomegranate juice.

Garnish with lemon wedge

Casa Jardin (The Garden House)

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This large one- room house, sits adjacent to the Gage Gardens and across the street from the historic hotel. With a comfy king bed and a sweet day bed, this gorgeous space is great for couples or a small family. Filled with warm tones, high- ceilings, a fireplace and authentic Texas furniture and art, this house is a snug and relaxing home-away-from home.

Great French doors open on to private patio that overlooks the garden orchard. On beautiful days, take lunch or dinner outside while the children or dogs play among the fenced yard, and enjoy cocktails and star gazing on clear, cool nights. This house is also a favorite bridal suite or room for couples getting married in the Gage Gardens next door.  If you are interested in hearing more information about Casa Jardin or reserving the home today, call us at 1-800-884-GAGE.


Autumn in West Texas: Chinati Weekend

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Join us for Chinati Weekend 2013 Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13. The weekend will feature special exhibitions in addition to Chinati Foundation’s permanent collection. The weekend will also feature talks, a benefit dinner honoring Robert Erwin, and an after party including DJ Manolo Black at the Capri.

We’re most looking forward to Sunday morning’s Sunrise at Chinati where there will be a sunrise viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 outdoor works in concrete. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Judd’s pieces in the most spectacular, breathtaking way possible – with the early morning light.

Make The Gage Hotel your home base for the art filled, weekend of fun. We’ll welcome you back from Marfa with a delicious meal from 12 Gage Restaurant, featuring our new fall menu and cocktails at White Buffalo Bar.  For more information on Chinati Weekend visit Chinati.org. For hotel reservations please call us at 1.800.844.GAGE.

(Photos credit of Chinati.org)