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FORT DAVIS, TEXAS

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering: An Annual Festival of Music, Stories & Poetry of the West

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Program #14371RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Fort Davis, Texas, is located at 5,050 feet.

Itinerary for Feb 19 — Feb 23, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: The lodge is located on 10 acres less than a mile south of historic Fort Davis, Texas. The relaxing, inviting atmosphere features lectures, entertainment, meals, and lodging all on site within easy walking distance. Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center, formerly Davis Mountains Education Center, in association with Elderhostel and Road Scholar, has provided educational adventures to adults and youth since 1989.

Contact info:
501 E Musquiz Dr
PO Box 1138
Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA
phone: 432-426-3481
web: www.mountaintrailslodge.com

Room amenities: Duplex cabins feature wireless Internet access, heating and air conditioning, and private porches. Each cabin has a coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator, private bath with shower, reading lights above the beds, and sitting area.

Facility amenities: From your front porch, enjoy wide vistas of the Chihuahuan Desert and foothills of the Davis Mountains. Star pad and telescopes are located on premises for star gazing with our staff astronomer. Classroom and dining areas are within easy walking distance. Parking is available at each room with secure parking on site during your program travels. Satellite television and telephone for local calls are available in common areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $94.00
Lodging is available nights before and after program. For those arriving via our El Paso shuttle, please remember that our shuttle runs on program start and end dates ONLY. If you wish to arrive early or stay late, you may rent a car at the El Paso airport and park it at the Lodge.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, February 19 - Arrivals/Western Entertainment
Afternoon: Welcome and orientation session begins at 4:30.

Dinner: Authentic West Texas BBQ in the Lodge dining room.

Evening: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes performance by two musicians/storytellers featured in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Lodging: Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The lodge is located on 10 acres less than a mile south of historic Fort Davis, Texas. The relaxing, inviting atmosphere features lectures, entertainment, meals, and lodging all on site within easy walking distance. Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center, formerly Davis Mountains Education Center, in association with Elderhostel and Road Scholar, has provided educational adventures to adults and youth since 1989.

Contact info:
501 E Musquiz Dr
PO Box 1138
Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA
phone: 432-426-3481
web: www.mountaintrailslodge.com

Room amenities: Duplex cabins feature wireless Internet access, heating and air conditioning, and private porches. Each cabin has a coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator, private bath with shower, reading lights above the beds, and sitting area.

Facility amenities: From your front porch, enjoy wide vistas of the Chihuahuan Desert and foothills of the Davis Mountains. Star pad and telescopes are located on premises for star gazing with our staff astronomer. Classroom and dining areas are within easy walking distance. Parking is available at each room with secure parking on site during your program travels. Satellite television and telephone for local calls are available in common areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $94.00
Lodging is available nights before and after program. For those arriving via our El Paso shuttle, please remember that our shuttle runs on program start and end dates ONLY. If you wish to arrive early or stay late, you may rent a car at the El Paso airport and park it at the Lodge.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, February 20 - Cowboy Culture / Fort Davis National Historic Sit...
Cowboy Culture / Fort Davis National Historic Site / Museum of the Big Bend

Breakfast: In the lodge dining room.

Morning: Embark on a journey into historic post-civil war Fort Davis. A local historian will take you into the world of buffalo soldiers, Native American inhabitants and skirmishes, and life at the fort for the families of the guardians of the Last Frontier.

Lunch: In the lodge dining room.

Afternoon: Lecture by local expert, and featured musician and storyteller at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, on cowboy culture. Later, view western art at a local gallery.

Dinner: Regional cuisine served in the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The lodge is located on 10 acres less than a mile south of historic Fort Davis, Texas. The relaxing, inviting atmosphere features lectures, entertainment, meals, and lodging all on site within easy walking distance. Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center, formerly Davis Mountains Education Center, in association with Elderhostel and Road Scholar, has provided educational adventures to adults and youth since 1989.

Contact info:
501 E Musquiz Dr
PO Box 1138
Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA
phone: 432-426-3481
web: www.mountaintrailslodge.com

Room amenities: Duplex cabins feature wireless Internet access, heating and air conditioning, and private porches. Each cabin has a coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator, private bath with shower, reading lights above the beds, and sitting area.

Facility amenities: From your front porch, enjoy wide vistas of the Chihuahuan Desert and foothills of the Davis Mountains. Star pad and telescopes are located on premises for star gazing with our staff astronomer. Classroom and dining areas are within easy walking distance. Parking is available at each room with secure parking on site during your program travels. Satellite television and telephone for local calls are available in common areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $94.00
Lodging is available nights before and after program. For those arriving via our El Paso shuttle, please remember that our shuttle runs on program start and end dates ONLY. If you wish to arrive early or stay late, you may rent a car at the El Paso airport and park it at the Lodge.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, February 21 - Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Breakfast: Cowboy chuckwagon breakfast served outdoors.

Morning: Compare the styles and subject matter of various performing artists on stages around Sul Ross State University.

Lunch: In the University Center on campus.

Afternoon: Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.

Dinner: Home cooked meal near the campus.

Evening: Absorb the spirit of Country and Western music through a lively stage performance.

Lodging: Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The lodge is located on 10 acres less than a mile south of historic Fort Davis, Texas. The relaxing, inviting atmosphere features lectures, entertainment, meals, and lodging all on site within easy walking distance. Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center, formerly Davis Mountains Education Center, in association with Elderhostel and Road Scholar, has provided educational adventures to adults and youth since 1989.

Contact info:
501 E Musquiz Dr
PO Box 1138
Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA
phone: 432-426-3481
web: www.mountaintrailslodge.com

Room amenities: Duplex cabins feature wireless Internet access, heating and air conditioning, and private porches. Each cabin has a coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator, private bath with shower, reading lights above the beds, and sitting area.

Facility amenities: From your front porch, enjoy wide vistas of the Chihuahuan Desert and foothills of the Davis Mountains. Star pad and telescopes are located on premises for star gazing with our staff astronomer. Classroom and dining areas are within easy walking distance. Parking is available at each room with secure parking on site during your program travels. Satellite television and telephone for local calls are available in common areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $94.00
Lodging is available nights before and after program. For those arriving via our El Paso shuttle, please remember that our shuttle runs on program start and end dates ONLY. If you wish to arrive early or stay late, you may rent a car at the El Paso airport and park it at the Lodge.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, February 22 - Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served in the lodge dining room.

Morning: Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.

Lunch: Hearty box lunches on campus.

Afternoon: Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.

Dinner: Authentic home cooked Tex-Mex near campus.

Evening: Final evening wrap-up: Stage performances.

Lodging: Mountain Trails Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Sunday, February 23 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet served in the lodge dining room.

Morning: We say our goodbyes after breakfast. The shuttle leaves at 8:00 AM to arrive at the El Paso International Airport by 11:00 AM. For those departing independently, check out is at 11:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
7 Performances

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