Route 66 News

The Boots Motel now

Here’s a recent video about the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., after it reopened to overnight travelers following a decade-long hiatus:

Stevo Svoboda has a bunch of other Route 66-related videos at his YouTube channel.

On a related note, the Boots Motel has started a fundraising drive to remove its gabled roof and restore it to the original flat roof, as seen from a vintage postcard:

The Boots received a cost-share grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program for the project, and needs to come up with the other half of the cash. If you’ve got a few bucks to spare to help in this effort, you can contribute here, as I’ve done.

3 thoughts on “The Boots Motel now

  1. KW

    We stayed there in June, and I highly recommend it. The room we stayed in has been very nicely restored, we were given a tour of the place and had a great night’s sleep. There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance, but we really enjoyed breakfast at the Bradbury Bishop Deli just up the road in Webb City.

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