Vintage Roadside Americana

Vintage Roadside Americana

Have you slept in a Wigwam lately?

Earlier this summer, as Kay and I made our way across the southwest, we stayed a night in the classic Wigwam Village no. 6 in Holbrook Arizona - located on historic route 66.

In the 1930's Frank Redford set out constructing a chain of these teepee-shaped motels across America (he chose to incorrectly name them "wigwams" because he thought that sounded better).

This particular motel was built in 1950 and is one of only three remaining Wigwam Motels in the country (the others being in Kentucky and California), and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Aside from hosting 15 separate "units" there is also a menagerie of vintage cars on the property.

The rooms are fun and vintage themed, and each one has an Air Conditioning unit (but no phone, wifi, or fridge). Due it's proximity to Petrified Forest National Park and subsequent paleontological history, there are dinosaur sculptures scattered all over town - which made for a great bonus!

Should you pass through Holbrook (along historic route 66!), I highly recommend a night in a wigwam. Fair warning though - be sure to reserve early. There are only 15, and they book fast!

 

 

Room key photo: Kay Wolfersperger

Style Icon: Boyd Crowder

Style Icon: Boyd Crowder

Parks Project: Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Project: Petrified Forest National Park