A charming, historic hotel, the Hotel Paisano offers 41 rooms and suites, a seasonally heated pool, extensive gift shop and art gallery, GIANT memorabilia room, ballroom/conference space, fitness center, and a casual restaurant and lounge with relaxing courtyard seating. The Hotel Paisano is a social hub for the area, a meeting place and oasis for travelers, and a West Texas destination.
A locally run hotel since 1959, Bob Harris of Lake/Flato Architects reinvigorated the Thunderbird’s classic ‘50s horseshoe shape and interior courtyard for its 2005 reopening. The renovation transformed the structure into a model of modern design and livability while maintaining the original hotel’s bygone feeling of leisure.
The Thunderbird is everything a small hotel should be, providing privacy, hospitality and stylishness without pretension. With its pool and pale blue exterior reflecting the desert sky, a sensation of light and spaciousness pervades. Stands of native plants and cacti anchor the hotel in its environment, and a latticework of salvaged oil-field piping shades the breezeways and poolside lounge with orange honeysuckle vines. Careful landscaping, attention to detail: the Thunderbird is characterized by a wealth of inviting spaces.
Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains eight miles south of Fort Davis and 14 miles north of Marfa off Hwy 17 with easy access. The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring the mountains, birding, hiking, biking, visiting the McDonald Observatory or just watching the jackrabbits and deer. Views outside all windows will remind you of the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting will change these views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. Bring your telescope and set up in our fenced garden area.