National Stagecoach & Freight Wagon Conference 2020
April 30 - May 3, 2020
Fort Davis, Texas
We will tour the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas, the Fort Davis Historical Site on the Overland Trail, and additional local sites.
Lodging is available in Fort Davis or neighboring towns of Alpine and Marfa. Contact the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce for a list of hotels and rentals.[https://fortdavis.com/visiting/accommodations] Please get your reservations soon because there are other events going on in the area during this time. There is no special rate or certain hotel as it's a small town and all of our activities will be located nearby.
There is a possibility of having an actual trail ride on part of the Overland Trail for anyone desiring to bring their teams/wagons. The conference begins Wednesday evening (April 29th), so if there is interest in a ride, that would be on Thursday. Anyone interested should contact Patty Moreland as soon as possible so arrangements can be made for the ride and for stabling horses.
The main events and registration will begin Thursday afternoon for the bulk of the attendees and a preliminary schedule will be available later this Fall.
Because it is a popular time of year, the best way is to call the hotels and B&B's directly. Below is a list of options in Fort Davis. Additional rooms could be located in Alpine or Marfa, a short drive (for Texas) away.
Hotel Limpia (432) 426-3237 (ask for NSFWA rooms) no discount but they are holding them
Harvard Hotel (432) 436-2500
Indian Lodge at Davis Mountain State Park (432) 426-3254 for information and (512) 389-8982 for reservation
Mountain Trail Lodge (432) 426-3481
Fort Davis Drug Store & Hotel (432) 426-3929
Veranda Inn (432) 426-2233
Stone Village Tourist Camp (432) 426-3941
Prude Guest Ranch (432) 426-3201
Fort Davis Inn (432) 426-2112
Butterfield Inn (432) 426- 3252
There are several B&B's plus some AnB's and RV parks. Especially nice is the State Park on the edge of town. Check these options online or at the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.
For those bringing horses and/or wagons, there are six rooms and a cabin reserved at the Sproul Ranch, which is part of the Harvard Hotel. Horse boarding is $20.00 per night per horse. Ask for those rooms if you want to stay near your horses. It is about eight miles out of town. This is also the location of the Saturday night dinner.
Additional rooms may be available in Alpine or Marfa, a short drive (for Texas) away. We recommend the Quarter Circle 7 Hotel in Alpine (432) 837-1100. Also, Holiday Inn Express, Holland Hotel and Hampton Inn.