This is the first year the motel will be open for travelers in more than twenty years! We will have rooms available starting May 8, 2012, in the section of the motel that was built in 1946. this includes one of the rooms Clark Gable reportedly stayed in during the heyday of Route 66.
Our plan is to provide an authentic early motel experience for you, as if you were travelling Route 66 in the late 1940's, when it was one of the most popular highways in America. If you would like two rooms with a connecting door between them, each with a full-sized bed, we have that available. If you prefer one room with two full-sized beds we also have that. Each room has its own bathroom with a shower.
In 1939, the Boots advertised "a radio in every room", so we do provide a radio. There are no televisions in the rooms at this time, although the office sports a beautiful 1949 Philco TV.
The Boots was traditionally advertised as being at the "Crossroads of America," which is the intersection of Route 66 going east to west and Route 71 going north to south (the intercontinental route from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico).It is listed in the 1949 National Directory of the United Motor Courts.
They did not serve food at The Boots in 1946, so we are still debating whether to eventually break with tradition and do that, or to keep strictly to the 1946 atmosphere. Four restaurants which serve breakfast are within walking distance (less than 4 city blocks)of the Boots.