Peacock at Monsalvat. Visit the charming mudbrick cottages of Australia's oldest artists' colony. Located on five acres of peacock-patronised garden in Eltham, Montsalvat, which provides a sanctuary and studios for working artists, the perfect position for art exhibitions and music festivals.
Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.