House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
About Janet Groth
We are the great-grandchildren of the original owner and builders JA and Maggie McGonagill and ate many Sunday 'after church' meals here with family and friends. We walked to the French Grocery store and charged candy bars and cokes to our parents after school when we were kids. We played games in the yard. This home and this town are dear to our hearts and an integral part of our family history.
Janet Groth purchased this House in 1940
Why Janet Groth chose Marathon
This home has been in my family for four generations. Although we don't live in the area, we love Marathon for its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and visit several times a year. We support the Marathon Baptist Church and enjoy meals at the restaurants in Marathon. The Fourth of July Dance at the Post, local roping and horsemanship events, and nostalgia call us back to Marathon numerous times every year.
What makes this House unique
Short walk to downtown Marathon; tranquility and large parking area; family ties to Marathon; read about our ranching family and how and why the house was constructed in Marathon.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Property# 382522 Marathon Tx
This house was excellent for our stay, and are looking forward to booking it again in the future. The property manager was super helpful and informative about the area. Very clean comfortable and quiet. Awesome stay
Gateway to Big Bend
We had 3 Couples for a long weekend and the McGonagill House was a perfect base for our excursions into Big Bend, Marfa, Alpine and Fort Davis. The 5 Star restaurant and Bar at the Gage Hotel are walking distance. plan on doing again.
Thanks, Scott! Our family appreciates all of our guests; we appreciate so much when we have happy guests that follow all the house rules. You guys were awesome guests! Hope to see you the next time.
The house is large yet is still warm and cozy. Janet is amazing. There was hailstorm the night before we arrived and Janet had everything fixed up before we got there and communicated with us even though she was away. We have stayed here twice and always enjoy being at this well stocked home in quaint Marathon.
Very comfortable! Cute decor
Thanks for your repeat business. See you next time!
McGonagill House was great
It was a charming house that housed our whole group comfortably. Highly recommend.
Y'all were delightful guests and welcome back anytime!
Marathon McGonagill House
Such a nice home to stay in. Nice town also. Plenty of room for 3 couples.
Thanks, Rick, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our family takes pride in offering a great place to stay - clean, well stocked with linens and kitchen cookware and utensils, a large lawn, and two covered porches to enjoy the fresh, clean West Texas air. Thank you from our family to yours and you are more than welcome to return. Janet
Big Bend National Park, Rock hunting, camping, backpacking, scenic drives, birding, jeep tours, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rafting, Ghost town viewing and shopping
Very quiet and peaceful.....