Faxonia sits right behind Wrong and resides in the back of the first church of Marfa.
Notice: July 2018 (only) will have a two night minimum. One night stays are welcome other months. No cleaning fee.
The casita is 450 sq. ft. living space with a built on bathroom just steps from the front door. There is an indoor and outdoor shower with all new brass fixtures. But, EVERYTHING is new. New with the right amount of vintage, art and collecting.
It's in a private location -- it feels like a real secret. The rental comes with a giant outdoor courtyard. The courtyard is a continual changing site as we continue to landscape the heck out of it.
Our first guest said this: "This is where Johnny Cash would have stayed."
In 2001 we visited Dagger Flat at the Big Bend National Park and fell in love with yuccas. It was on that trip we visited Marfa and bought the first church in Marfa built in 1886. We moved to Marfa four months later and one of the first people we met was Gerald Scott. Gerald was a true desert aficionado. He loved yuccas too and knew everything about them. That year for Christmas we purchased three Faxon Yuccas from Gerald. He delivered them and if anyone knew Gerald you knew this was an all day affair. The man was a story teller and had his own pace with everything he did.
We are not sure how it started but Gerald called the Faxon Yucca “Faxonia.” When you Google Faxonia you don’t get a lot of information about it but that’s what he called our yuccas and we have called them Faxonia ever since.
We do not believe there has ever been a truer desert rat than Gerald Scott. We learned about transplanting faxonias, mining geology, art cars and the true love of all desert life from Gerald. He'd stop by our place between runs from Van Horn to Alpine and we'd sit on the porch and talk about dogs, art cars, plants and politics. It was always a surprise to see what he was driving. His appreciation and respect of this desert climate was such an influence on our curiosity in our new home place. And, he had the best turkey call for miles.
We are sad to say Gerald died in 2014. We miss him. He’d be so pleased we have called our special casita FAXONIA.