HOLBROOK — The Wigwam Motel is where memories are born and people from all over the world still carry them around. The motel has 15 units, each shaped like a tepee. It was built by Chester Lewis in 1950 and each unit still has its original furniture, including two full-sized beds, plus a television set capable of receiving at least 50 channels.
But there are no phones.
The wigwams are 21 feet in diameter and, of course, they’re much sturdier than the originals, which were made of lodge poles and animal hides. These new versions are lumber, tar paper, chicken wire and stucco.
And those who stay in one never forget the experience because, owners say, they still get calls from former guests wondering if the tepees are still there so they can make a return visit.
The motel is on the corner of Hopi Drive and Eighth Avenue. To make reservations call (928) 524-3048.