Station 66 Airbnb site in Vega will close in mid-November

Station 66, a Route 66- and Texas-themed Airbnb site in an old gas station in Vega, Texas, will close in mid-November but is still taking bookings up to that time. Karen Fangman, the operator of the site, posted on Facebook: When asked by email what prompted her to close, Fangman responded: "To be honest it … Continue reading Station 66 Airbnb site in Vega will close in mid-November

Nelson gardens to be re-created at Camp Joy cabin in Lebanon

Master gardeners will re-create Col A.T. Nelson's flower gardens at the restored Camp Joy cabin at Boswell Park in Lebanon, Missouri. When he operated the Top o’ the Ozarks Inn and, later, the Nelson Tavern (aka Nelson Hotel) and Nelson’s Dream Village in Lebanon, Nelson lined flowers along the paths near Route 66. Gary Sosniecki … Continue reading Nelson gardens to be re-created at Camp Joy cabin in Lebanon

Owners of historic Skirvin Hilton hotel in Oklahoma City preparing to put it on market

The owners of the landmark Skirvin HIlton hotel in downtown Oklahoma City are preparing to put it up for sale, with half of the proceeds likely going back to the city. Marcus Hotels and Resorts joined forces with the city to renovate and reopen the closed, century-old hotel about 15 years ago. Steve Lackmeyer at … Continue reading Owners of historic Skirvin Hilton hotel in Oklahoma City preparing to put it on market

Contents of Vernelle’s Motel near Arlington to be auctioned on Saturday

The contents of the closed Vernelle's Motel near Arlington, Missouri, will be auctioned Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24. The sale by Grovers Auction Service will include plenty of antiques, including a wringer washer, a Pepsi vending machine, metal chairs, and -- get this -- an honest-to-goodness telephone booth. The auction also will include the contents of … Continue reading Contents of Vernelle’s Motel near Arlington to be auctioned on Saturday

City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

The city's Economic Development Authority in Clinton, Oklahoma, is about to seek bids to demolish a sizable chunk of the closed Glancy Motel. The authority moved to fund the demolition of every building at the Glancy except the office and 17 units on the south half of the property, plus whatever remains of the Pop … Continue reading City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

Database breached at La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe

The company that owns the historic La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, said its computer database may have been breached last month, though it stopped short of stating that customer data was involved. The Business Journals of Albuquerque reported that Rik Blyth, La Fonda's vice president and general manager, said … Continue reading Database breached at La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe

Boots Court in Carthage opens five of 13 rooms; more opening in October

The Boots Court motel in Carthage, Missouri, has reopened five of 13 rooms, and more likely will open by the city's Maple Leaf Festival in mid-October. A recent report in the Joplin Globe provided the latest update by the Carthage-based Boots Court Foundation to restore the Route 66 landmark to its old glory: Kim Bausinger, … Continue reading Boots Court in Carthage opens five of 13 rooms; more opening in October

Longtime owner of Munger Moss Motel to receive Lebanon Community Achievement Award

Ramona Lehman, the longtime co-owner of the Route 66 landmark Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, will receive a Community Achievement Award from that city's chamber of commerce in November. According to the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, Lehman will be honored on Nov. 3 at the chamber's annual Wall of Honor Banquet. She was … Continue reading Longtime owner of Munger Moss Motel to receive Lebanon Community Achievement Award

Ace Sign Co. gives a preview of A. Lincoln Motel sign replica coming to state fairgrounds

The Ace Sign Co. of Springfield, Illinois, provided a sneak peek a few days ago of a facsimile of the A. Lincoln Motel neon sign that stood along Route 66 in the city. The sign eventually will be incorporated with the Legends Neon Park as part of the Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State … Continue reading Ace Sign Co. gives a preview of A. Lincoln Motel sign replica coming to state fairgrounds

Wayside Inn near Hazelgreen was a bar but never was a motel

The long-closed Wayside Inn bar near Hazelgreen, Missouri, reputedly once was said to be a motel, but recently uncovered evidence has refuted that claim. It goes to show that even as Route 66 approaches its centennial, new or obscure information can be unearthed about the highway and its businesses. Gary Sosniecki, a longtime journalist, posted … Continue reading Wayside Inn near Hazelgreen was a bar but never was a motel