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Wycombe, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Everyone knows about the Gage, and it's really just as cool as all the buzz (BTW, I've been there 5 times since '93 and I'm an Eastern snob about such things). So, what can I say that's different? Well, first off, it can, in fact, be your home base to visit the BB region - but be warned you gotta...

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Waxahachie, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 March 2015

When you come to Marathon, TX, it is generally to stay at the Gage Hotel. There's not much else there to come for. Spending a night at the Gage is more like an experience than simply a night's stay at some hotel. The old fashioned opulence takes you back in time. You half expect to see horses, locomotives, parasols, and...

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Thank Dale G
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We enjoyed our stay at The Gage. We stayed in a room on the second floor of The Captain Shepard House. The house was built in 1890s but was fully restored in 2012. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was great! This house is behind the main hotel but fairly close. There were several rooms where guests can...

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Kingsland, Texas, United States
Reviewed 28 February 2015

While it is rumored to have a ghost sightings in room 9, we did not experience "Casper" at all, but we stayed in room 18 down the hall. The room was very nicely done and comfortable. There are no TV or telephones in the room, but the lobby does have a TV.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Marathon has dwindled since its days as a center of ranching and mining, but is coming back as a spot for R&R and a staging area for trips to the Big Bend. The Gage Hotel, built as the home of a local grandee, is a comfortable and rustically imposing period piece, with a good restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, and...

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Gage Hotel J, Manager at Gage Hotel, responded to this review

Porcophile, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you were able to stay with us on en route from San Antonio to El Paso and that you enjoyed the hotel and our grounds. Come back and visit us again soon! Best, Carol Peterson General Manager

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX is like nothing you've been to before. I like to call it my home away from home because I just love it so much and go back any chance I get! I have been there 5+ times and never once have I been disappointed. I love The Gage Hotel so much that I got...

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Longview, Texas
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We arrived during an ice storm and the hotel had no power. We checked in thinking it would be restored shortly. Never did. However, it turned out to be no problem. The hotel grilled steaks and we ate by candlelight... full bar. Although it was cold outside, the room had a fireplace. We stayed warm and drank wine. A great...

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2Thank BWorthington
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Gorgeous hotel, all the details, in the desert just outside of Big Bend. Our room has a huge steer over the fireplace, oil paintings with local themes, beautiful bedding. You can't go wrong here. Spa services available, though we didn't avail ourselves. Honeymoon spot, or even hold a small wedding here.

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1Thank Kathy H
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Hotel was in darkness when we arrived due to the ice storm in the area. Staff were very helpful offering extra duvets, the purchased battery lamps for the rooms etc. I had been really looking forward to the restaurant as the menu is awesome but of course the kitchen could not offer the menu. They grilled up some tenderloin and...

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2Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of nights in this very historic hotel. The Gage is most of the town of Marathon, just outside the long road into Big Bend National Park. We stayed in the very old and creaky Shepard house, which was a walk down the road to the main hotel, restaurant and bar. The dinner at...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Texas Mountain Region, the Gage Hotel offers elegant accommodations to those wishing to escape the mundane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gage Hotel

Address: 102 E US Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Region: United States > Texas > Marathon
Price Range: €61 - €419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Gage Hotel Marathon
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“Ask for a courtyard room.”
 of 5 bubbles 560lindan, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the bungalows. They are very convenient for going to the pool and fire pit.”
 of 5 bubbles Deanbirder, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hotel rooms 1-floor up, no elevator. Cottages are ground-level.”
 of 5 bubbles VirginiaS554, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Love the courtyard rooms, and the casitas are next to stunning gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles dosmadre, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“casita rooms are large and nice green courtyard view”
 of 5 bubbles lyndsayn2013, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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