Historic, Pet-Friendly Bed and Breakfast on 27 Acres, Texas

Marathon, Texas (United States)
Nature Lodges
7 units
14 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Swimming pool

This pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Texas was named after the founder of the town of Marathon, where this site is located. It was built in 1890 and has been fully restored to provide a luxurious glamping experience for guests and their dogs. There are seven upscale suites for rent in this bed and breakfast, which has two buildings: the original structure and an exterior, two-room carriage house.

There are five suites in the main structure—one of the first floor and four on the second floor. Each has a king-sized bed and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. They all share a sitting room, a TV room, a dining room, a butler's kitchen, and a second-floor porch. There are two suites in the carriage house. Each has a king-sized bed, a television, and a screened-in porch.

All of these rentals have free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, premium linens, toiletries, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Guests are also provided with bottled water, coffee, and a light continental breakfast that is served in the main building of the site. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Pool table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • King-size bed
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Indoor pool
  • Iron
  • Toiletries
  • Dining table
  • Fire pit

There is a restaurant, a bar, a spa, a fitness center, and a heated swimming pool on site. Guests can also rent bicycles and play volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, and horseshoes on site. There is even a stargazing area with a 24” Dobsonian telescope that was donated by a local observatory, and the 27-acre, on-site garden is often used as a wedding venue.

Glampers should be aware that pets are not allowed in the site’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, or fitness center.

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Guest Services

  • Restaurant
  • Spa

This pet-friendly glamping site provides homemade treats for dogs, as well as dog bowls, dog beds, and leashes upon request.

Events such as live music performances are held frequently on Friday and Saturday evenings at this site throughout the year, and the hosts can help organize excursions for guests if they choose. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Bus station
  • Supermarket
  • Health facility
  • Town/City
  • Tourism office
  • Fuel station
  • Airport
  • Train station
  • Antiquing
  • Amusement park
  • Bowling
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

Marathon is a town in West Texas with a population that hovers around 500 total residents, making it an extremely peaceful and relaxing glamping destination. One of the town's main attractions is its dark, clear night sky, which means ideal stargazing conditions for astronomy-loving glampers. Other attractions in Marathon, many of which relate back to the town's history in the mid 1800s and early 1900s, include Post Road, Post Park, Marathon Historical Museum, Marathon Cemetery, the Bank Vault, Marathon Jail, and Crinoids Hills. This area's climate boasts mild winters and warm, breezy summers, so no matter what time of year, glampers will find themselves in pleasing temperatures while glamping in Marathon. Read More


  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Wine tasting
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Climbing

Guests will never have a problem finding something to do with their furry friend while at this glamping site, but if they do wish to leave their dog in their accommodation while they take part in activities, they can do so provided that the dog is kenneled. Activities on site include swimming in the pool, relaxing in the spa, and playing sand volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball, and croquet. The garden is fantastic for dogs to explore, and at night, the telescope is great for stargazing. Glampers can rent a bicycle to head into town and check out the local attractions, and they can also take a day trip to any one of the cities in West Texas's Big Bend region, including Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis. They can even visit Big Bend National Park, which has over 800,000 acres of breathtaking wilderness.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

There is an additional pet fee of $30 per pet, per night. Guests are ask to mention that they will be bringing their pets upon booking request to ensure that the rental will be ready to accommodate them when they arrive.

Guests must clean up after their pets in their accommodation and on the site. Disturbances caused by pets, such as parking, must be curtailed. Guests must assume responsibility for any damage or injuries caused by their pets. Pets who stay at this glamping site must be fully trained.

This glamping site can be used for weddings, events, and meetings. Guests can inquire about this option upon booking request. Read more

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