811 West Hopi Drive, Holbrook, AZ, USA
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Stayed in a wigwam lately? Sep 24, 2009
Out of the original seven Wigwam villages, only three survive today and two of them are located on Route 66. One in Rialto, CA and one in Holbrook, AZ.
The one in Holbrook is Wigwam Village #6 and was first opened in 1950. It was operated by Chester Lewis until it closed in 1974 after it was bypassed by the I-40.
After his death in 1986 his children decided to renovate the motel and it re opened in 1988.
The village consists of 15 concrete and steel teepees arranged around a square which houses an interesting collection of vintage cars. These cars where used to base characters on in Disney's film Cars and anyone who has seen the film will instantly recognise who is who.
We stayed in teepee #6. It had two double beds, TV, a desk area and an en suite bathroom.
Me and Kerry both giggled like kids when we stepped in. It really is like stepping back in time. It takes you back to what road tripping must've been like in the 50's. It's no frills though so if you want luxury stay somewhere else.
The bathroom was absolutely spotless and the shower was a funny shape but very good. The beds were very comfortable. It was quite a strange experience but one that I would definitely repeat if I could. One thing I will mention though that right behind the village is a railroad track and the freight trains go past quite frequently so if you're a very light sleeper you might have a problem.
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