Barfield Hotel reopens in downtown Amarillo for the first time in 30 years

Officials on Thursday held a grand opening for the Barfield Hotel in the historic Barfield building in downtown Amarillo, the first time the hotel had been open in three decades. The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and Center City of Amarillo hosted a ribbon-cutting at the site at 600 S. Polk St., according to the Amarillo … Continue reading Barfield Hotel reopens in downtown Amarillo for the first time in 30 years

Newest cost-share grants announced from Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Six projects, including four historic sites, will receive more than $103,000 in cost-share grants from the Route 66 Corridon Preservation Program under the auspices of the National Park Service. The awards first were revealed Thursday in a social media post for the Road Runner's Retreat complex, which received a grant, near Chambless, California. Here are … Continue reading Newest cost-share grants announced from Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Roadrunner Lodge Motel owner begins restoration on La Plaza Court in Tucumcari

The owner of the Roadrunner Lodger Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, this week began a project he's been wanting to do for seven years -- restore the neighboring and long-closed La Plaza Court. According to a story I wrote for the Quay County Sun, David Brenner and his now-former wife brought the Route 66 property … Continue reading Roadrunner Lodge Motel owner begins restoration on La Plaza Court in Tucumcari

City of Albuquerque breaks ground on Imperial Inn redevelopment plan

The City of Albuquerque this week broke ground on a $7.6 million redevelopment project for the Imperial Inn Motel along Route 66. According to KRQE-TV in Albuquerque: The plans for the Imperial Inn on Central, just west of I-25, include 52 guest rooms and 16 residential suites, along with space for a dozen businesses including … Continue reading City of Albuquerque breaks ground on Imperial Inn redevelopment plan

Aztec Motel in Seligman likely to reopen as Airbnb, arts center by mid-August

The historic Aztec Motel in Seligman, Arizona, probably will reopen by mid-August after its new owners transform the renovated Route 66 property into an Airbnb site and arts center. Co-owner and operator Anna Marie Gonzales said in a telephone interview earlier this week she and her husband, Netherlands native Sebastiaan de Boorder, bought the property … Continue reading Aztec Motel in Seligman likely to reopen as Airbnb, arts center by mid-August

Monterey Motel in Albuquerque likely to reopen Aug. 4 after renovations

The historic Monterey Motel and its attached MOMO Lounge are expected to reopen Aug. 4 after extensive renovations and redesigns that bring the property back to its earlier roots, according to a local newspaper. The Paper in Albuquerque published many details about how Rupal Engineer of Design Plus LLC tackled the face-lift for the Route … Continue reading Monterey Motel in Albuquerque likely to reopen Aug. 4 after renovations

Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million

The Decades of Wheels complex in downtown Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been placed on the market with a Wichita real-estate firm for $5 million, barely two years after it opened. A local media outlet, the Spring River Current, helped break the story last month. "The hotel will remain open until sold but the rest of … Continue reading Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million

City plans to reassemble a Lurvey’s Court cabin into a visitors center

A Route 66 Association of Missouri board member said the city of Springfield, Missouri, plans to reassemble one of the demolished cabins of the Lurvey's Court motel to serve as a visitors center at the Birthplace of Route 66 Park. KY3 in Springfield had some of the details: “The idea is to make a visitors … Continue reading City plans to reassemble a Lurvey’s Court cabin into a visitors center

Cleanup effort scheduled for Shamrock Court near Sullivan

The new owner of the Shamrock Court motel near Sullivan, Missouri, has scheduled a one- or two-day volunteer cleanup effort and campout at the historic Route 66 property. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. July 10 and may end the evening July 11. Rich Dinkela, who announced in March he had the property under … Continue reading Cleanup effort scheduled for Shamrock Court near Sullivan

Alanreed Travel Center for sale; operators say they’ll likely close it in late July

The Alanreed Travel Center in the tiny town of Alanreed, Texas, is for sale, and one of the complex's longtime operators said they'll likely close the business in late July. Century 21 Commercial lists the property for $300,000. It includes the gas station, RV park and motel that includes a post office. According to the … Continue reading Alanreed Travel Center for sale; operators say they’ll likely close it in late July