La Fonda in Santa Fe will mark its centennial in January

The landmark La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, will mark its centennial in January, though records indicate a lodging establishment was there several centuries before that. La Fonda will host a "Party of the Century" on Jan. 22 "as we honor our storied past and look to the future … Continue reading La Fonda in Santa Fe will mark its centennial in January

One of the vintage Airbnb trailers revealed for TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa

The Sapulpa Times over the weekend revealed in a Facebook post one of the 12 vintage trailers that will be used as Airbnb lodging sites when the long-closed TeePee Drive-In theater in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, reopens in the second quarter of 2022. The news outlet reported the trailer will be one of 12 Spartans designed with … Continue reading One of the vintage Airbnb trailers revealed for TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa

Route 66 enthusiasts give old Boots Court motel owners a sendoff before it closes for winter

A group of Route 66 enthusiasts gave the old owners of the Boots Court motel in Carthage, Missouri, a sendoff right before the motel closed for the winter and the new owners take over renovations and reopen it in the spring. According to a report in the Joplin Globe, about two dozen people from the … Continue reading Route 66 enthusiasts give old Boots Court motel owners a sendoff before it closes for winter

Boots Court motel in Carthage changes owners, will reopen next spring

The historic Boots Court in Carthage, Missouri, quietly changed ownership a few months ago and will reopen in the spring after the rest of the Route 66 motel's rooms are restored. Debye Harvey, one of the motel's co-owners with her sister for the past decade, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that two couples from … Continue reading Boots Court motel in Carthage changes owners, will reopen next spring

Volunteers help put a new roof on Shamrock Court in Sullivan

Volunteers and plenty of cash earlier this week helped put on a new and much-needed roof on the long-closed Shamrock Court motel along Route 66 in Sullivan, Missouri. Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri and owner of the property, posted some photos Tuesday after the work was completed: Dinkela wrote he … Continue reading Volunteers help put a new roof on Shamrock Court in Sullivan

Rooftop letters taken down from Gardenway Motel in Villa Ridge

The large rooftop letters at the closed and increasingly dilapidated Gardenway Motel in Villa Ridge, Missouri, were removed Monday and eventually will be displayed at the forthcoming museum and visitor center at the Red Cedar Inn in nearby Pacific, Missouri. Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Joe Sonderman posted photos on Facebook of workers removing the large … Continue reading Rooftop letters taken down from Gardenway Motel in Villa Ridge

The Landing Hub boutique hotel opens in Pacific

The Landing Hub, a contactless boutique hotel, opened a few weeks ago in Pacific, Missouri, a short drive north of Route 66 in town. The Washington Missourian published a feature about the hotel and its owners, Jen Blakely and Shane Mayer: The Landing Hub’s 15 rooms have occupancies of 2, 7, 8, and 12, with … Continue reading The Landing Hub boutique hotel opens in Pacific

New owners get busy restoring landmark Phillips 66 cottage-style station in Chandler

The new owners of a Phillips 66 cottage-style gas station along Route 66 in Chandler, Oklahoma, have begun the restoration of the historic structure in earnest, including painstaking work on its multi-colored roof. Owners Shane and Sara Massie and others have posted photos on Facebook in the last two weeks of the work being done … Continue reading New owners get busy restoring landmark Phillips 66 cottage-style station in Chandler

Hill Top Motel in Kingman adds 30-day bookings on Airbnb site

Travelers who want to stick around Kingman, Arizona, for a few weeks can book via Airbnb the historic Hill Top Motel for long-term stays there. The Airbnb listing can be seen below: View On Airbnb1 bed, 1 bath Motel Room Suite The listing indicates the earliest booking available is in the second week of November. … Continue reading Hill Top Motel in Kingman adds 30-day bookings on Airbnb site

Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona has purchased the Travelodge motel along Route 66 on the west side of Flagstaff, Arizona, and will convert it into housing for the homeless by next year. KAFF radio in Flagstaff reported that Housing Solutions, with funding help from the Arizona Department of Housing, purchased the property at 2918 E. … Continue reading Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless