When I was a small child, in the early 1960s, we lived near the Wigwam Motel #7 in Rialto, California. I always wanted to spend the night in a wigwam, but never got to do so.
On this trip, my childhood dream finally came true. We stayed at the Wigwam Motel #6 in Holbrook, Arizona. That's our teepee, Unit 12, there with the open door.
The turquoise Ford Ranch Wagon and the green-blue Volkswagen Beetle are "decoration" cars. The decoration cars are parked in front of the teepees all around the motel's lot.
This motel is very authentic. The teepees have electricity, but the outlets only fit plugs that have two prongs, i.e.,not three-prong grounded plugs. There is no wi-fi available. The rooms still have the original hickory stick furniture. They have had non-authentic TVs and window-type air conditioners added.
811 W Hopi Drive (Route 66)
Holbrook, AZ 86025
2728 W Foothill Blvd
Rialto, CA 92410
601 North Dixie Highway
Cave City, KY 42127
This one will be closed on November 15, 2009 and reopen on February 25, 2010.