On your way out west, consider staying the night in Marathon, TX. The small town’s main street spans just over a mile, but there is plenty to explore and enjoy in this West Texas gem that has a great view of the Chisos Mountains. Your choices are clear when it comes to lodging, and none of the options disappoint. The Gage Hotel is located in the center of town and offers a luxurious, yet rustic atmosphere, accommodated with Texas Monthly’s “Best Hotel Bar,” the White Buffalo Bar and first class dining at the 12 Gage Restaurant. Other options include staying at the cozy Eve’s Garden Bed and Breakfast or at one of the many local adobe haciendas. For a hearty breakfast or simply a coffee and danish, visit Marathon Coffee. The Famous Burro Cafe and Bar opens for lunch until midnight and offers burgers, fried snacks, and a lively night time bar. And don’t forget to shop along the main street where you’ll find bookstores, galleries, and house decor vendors.