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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Gallery Hopping in Marfa

Not just for Donald Judd fans anymore, this tiny Texas town is so full of galleries that even a Prada store is on display.


1. Where to Stay

At Cibolo Creek Ranch (from $450, including meals), you'll sleep in a restored fort, shoot guns or ride horses, and eat gourmet in the dining room. Get out of the galleries and go outside for a scenic hike or drive.

The Thunderbird Hotel (from $115) adapts to the desert with poured-concrete floors and minimalist furniture. If Internet access is a must, book here. Get a room on the second floor, or traffic in the gravel parking lot will keep you up all night.

The suites at the Hotel Paisano (from $99) have full kitchens, making it great for families. Good enough, too, for the cast of Giant, who stayed here during filming. The Riata Inn (from $54) is simple, clean, and cheap. Get a room facing the desert.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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