Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chinati Hot Springs

Chinati Hot Springs is definitely off the beaten path.  It can be reached from Marfa, Texas either by a long and lonely gravel road of two hours or by a longer and mostly highway road that leads to about 11 miles north of the border with Mexico.  However, it is a beautiful find.

The first night we stayed in El Patron which had its own tub in an enclosed patio.  Jim is a happy guy now.

There is a communal tub for anyone, and a pool is open during the hot summer.

The setting is really beautiful with gorgeous cottonwood trees.

Chinati has a communal kitchen/dining room where you can prepare your own meals.  There is also the friendly resident cat.

You can walk for miles either south or north in the nearly dry arroyo.  The first afternoon we hiked south towards Mexico.

The second night we stayed in El Presidente.  This room had its own tub, too, but it was inside in a separate, attached room.  It is the primo room.

The next day we walked north in the arroyo.


  1. Really looks like a great place with a cat as we'll!

  2. You guys always find such unique places to stay and always enjoy checking out all your adventures. You make traveling look so easy and make me think I could do it also as the places you always visit seem so wonderful. But I am such a nervous ninny when on the road I just have to stay home where I am safe and a normal routine. Now my hubby is like you too. He has traveled the world in his younger days to many of the places you visit. Well just wanted to stop in and see where your adventures have taken you so far this year. Happy travels.