Adventure, big and small is out there. Sleeping in a Wigwam (like a teepee) on historic Route 66. Coming back from visiting the Grand Canyon National Park, we opted for a warm clean bed at the Wigwam.
Built in the 1950’s the Wigwam Motel rents to curious Route 66 travelers for $70 x night. Originally there were eight Wigwam Villages, now only three remain, two are along Route 66 Holbrook, AZ and near San Bernardino. Full history here.
From the Wigwam Motel: “The motel is a striking sample of Western Americana culture. It is the most prominent landmark in Holbrook and one of the most noticeable in Northern Arizona along Old Route US 66.
Many people remember the road trip adventures they took as children in the family car’s backseats along Route 66. Quite a few of these people return to Wigwam Village #6 to stay in the motel again. The nostalgia of yesteryear’s adventures brings them back and gives them a piece of Western U.S. culture they remember from their youth. Newcomers also enjoy the unique setting of the Wigwam Village. Children and adults alike are excited to sleep in a wigwam. A classic car display is present in the parking lot outside of the wigwam sleeping units.”