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    The 15 best affordable staycations in the US, according to Tripadvisor

    I noticed this link when checking the Edelweiss Inn site for room availability.
    The Edelweiss is number three on the list.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/best...3xx1RaHm1lJa-w

    The owner of the Edelweiss is a motorcycle owner. We've stayed there several times and like it.
    $65 during the week and $75 on weekend.
    https://www.edelweissinn.com/

    I saw several other places on the list we may check out in the future.

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    That looks like a good list. But I do have to say that I find it interesting to say the least to find the Quality Inn, Daytona Speedway and the Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge Montana on the same list. And also of note: two on the list in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    That looks like a good list. But I do have to say that I find it interesting to say the least to find the Quality Inn, Daytona Speedway and the Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge Montana on the same list. And also of note: two on the list in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
    Why do you find it interesting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Why do you find it interesting?
    Because typically a Quality Inn in an urban setting is hard to compare to a mom-and-pop in a small town. Apples and Oranges so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Because typically a Quality Inn in an urban setting is hard to compare to a mom-and-pop in a small town. Apples and Oranges so to speak.
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    Interesting that Businessinsider would have and article from TripAdvisor about A Staycation?

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    No idea why they used the term Staycation.
    I thought people might find the list useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    No idea why they used the term Staycation.
    The intern writing the article was showing off her new vocabulary. It is in some usage a stupid word because it apparently means two disparate things.

    The English Oxford Living Dictionaries defines the term as: "A staycation (a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation"), or holistay (a portmanteau of "holiday" and "stay"), is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation." Hardly a good use for a list of motel/hotels

    However there is also some use of the word to "refer to domestic tourism: taking a holiday in one's own country as opposed to traveling abroad." As if every average Joe tours Europe or Africa every year.

    McMillan Dictionary defines Staycation as "a holiday in which you stay at home and visit places near to where you live, or a holiday in your own country."

    Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word as, "a vacation spent at home or nearby."

    Generally, the word sounds a lot like retirement to me.
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    The Yoedeler in Red Lodge is nice, but I always stay at the Alpine Inn at the North end of town, within crawling distance of the Red Lodge Brewery.

    The Alpine is very motor cycle friendly and the owner cooks you a hot "to order" breakfast on his covered heated patio in the morning.
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    Red Lodge

    It's not in the affordable category, but I like the Pollard Hotel, and the nearby Snow Creek Saloon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    It's not in the affordable category, but I like the Pollard Hotel, and the nearby Snow Creek Saloon.
    I noticed the Yodeler and Alpine are in the $150 to $170 range for mid week June.
    That's a little rich for us
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The intern writing the article was showing off her new vocabulary. It is in some usage a stupid word because it apparently means two disparate things.

    The English Oxford Living Dictionaries defines the term as: "A staycation (a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation"), or holistay (a portmanteau of "holiday" and "stay"), is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation." Hardly a good use for a list of motel/hotels

    However there is also some use of the word to "refer to domestic tourism: taking a holiday in one's own country as opposed to traveling abroad." As if every average Joe tours Europe or Africa every year.

    McMillan Dictionary defines Staycation as "a holiday in which you stay at home and visit places near to where you live, or a holiday in your own country."

    Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word as, "a vacation spent at home or nearby."

    Generally, the word sounds a lot like retirement to me.
    I can't let go! Fifteen cool motels...OK? Staycation? bad enough the intern doesn't know WTF (s)he's talking about but that the editor missed it makes the entire publication suspect, the entire media establishment! Hell- I fear for the English language AND western civilization. If I ran things- it'd be a lot different! I'm thinking profa, not antifa. Next thing ya know people will be choosing their own pronouns ... I blame it on my operation- still can't pull a clutch lever, so here I sit- railing- ah- speaking of railing...15 great staycation railroad journeys ...

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    If anyone has stayed at one of the motels on the list let us know what you thought of the place.
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    Cedar motor inn in Marquette was wonderful! Motorcycle washing area, extra towels specifically to wipe off dew in the morning. Jacuzzi, sauna. Very reasonable rates. Oh. Motorcycle parking too IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    Cedar motor inn in Marquette was wonderful! Motorcycle washing area, extra towels specifically to wipe off dew in the morning. Jacuzzi, sauna. Very reasonable rates. Oh. Motorcycle parking too IIRC.
    I like having a wash area but Cedar Motor Inn is not one of the 15.
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