Heritage, Volume 12, Number 4, Fall 1994 Page: 13
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Above: This patio of the Gage is a favorite site for weddings and other outdoor festivities. Below: Many of the rooms in the Los Portales have working kiva fireplaces
with vigas and sotol stalk ceilings. Antique relics surround old Mexican furniture in this guest room. The Gage Hotel addition was constructed in 1992 and required
thousands of adobe bricks that were handmade on the premises (see story on next page).
positive effect on the town as a whole. You
ask if there are any future plans for the Gage
and learn that a new restaurant is in the
As lovely as Marathon and the Gage
Hotel are, Big Bend National Park, your
original destination, beckons. As you begin
the 70-mile-drive to the park headquarters
and Marathon recedes in the
distance, you know that you'll come back
to this town and to this hotel because
these are the kinds of places that are fast
disappearing. And for those like you who
yearn to experience a less complicated,
more relaxed time, this is a very special
place worthy of the effort it takes to get
Grant Sisk lives in Denton where he is currently
finishing his Ph. D. in Modern American
Literature at the University of North Texas.
He is a frequent visitor to Big Bend and the
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