Roadrunner Lodge Sponsors 2020 Rockin’ Route 66
We are proud to announce that Roadrunner Lodge will be sponsoring the Rockin’ Route 66 festival, scheduled for the last weekend in June, 25th – 28th, 2020.
“Roadrunner Lodge Motel has rebuilt a lost piece of classic Americana and provides a comfortable and memorable experience for travelers staying in Tucumcari. Come visit the Roadrunner Lodge Motel and enjoy an experience unlike any other. Premium bedding, plush bathroom accessories, and fast and free WiFi await your arrival. Call ahead or reserve online and we’ll have your room perfectly prepared for your arrival!”
Roadrunner Lodge Motel was originally two different properties. The older portion, on the west side, was built in 1947 as La Plaza Court. Early pictures of the property can be found in some of the rooms and show La Plaza Court’s original room configuration with adjacent garages. The bathrooms have vintage tiling and architectural features we hope to preserve when we begin the renovations on La Plaza Court.
Agnes Leatherwood opened Leatherwood Manor on the east side in 1964. Stories abound from the locals who tell us they used to swim in the pool as kids here in Tucumcari. Mrs. Leatherwood had a reputation for holding some fun parties for her local friends. We would love to find pictures of her famous chandelier we’ve been told hung in the living quarters.
They were run as separate properties for many years. When they were combined into a single property, the roof line of the Leatherwood lobby was extended to cover both properties and the lobby and manager’s living quarters of La Plaza Court was converted into multi-room guest suites.
Roadrunner Lodge Motel went through several name changes over the years and even flew several different franchise flags in its past. David and Amanda acquired the property in April 2014 after it had been closed for about 5 years. They’ve put extensive time and investment into renovations and creating an experience they would enjoy themselves. They still have many plans to improve the property. Every day something gets at least a little better, and sometimes big changes happen all at once!
Now, Roadrunner Lodge is catering to those traveling with our four legged fur kids! Up to two guest dogs under 35 pounds each per room are allowed for an additional charge. Ask for details. Animals may NOT be left in rooms or vehicles unattended, whether in crates or not. Animals may NOT be left outside or in vehicles or trailers overnight. Unfortunately, we only accept dogs and no other pets at this time. Read more at: https://www.roadrunnerlodge.com/policies
The Roadrunner Lodge will be hosting the Freaky Tiki Party on Sunday, June 28th for the final day of Rockin’ Route 66. We will be creating a desert oasis at the lodge with a shag retro tiki hut in the lawn area serving some great food and the infamous “Freaky Tiki Voodoo Punch”. Come and hang out with the crew of Grease Inc. and Garage71 before we all head out after another amazing year in Tucumcari, NM. More details will follow on the Freaky Tiki party, but start making your plans now.
Tickets will be going on-sale before the Christmas holidays, and there is time to get them as some amazing stocking stuffer gifts! Check back with us next week on all the updates, and give us a follow on all social media to keep you informed at: https://www.facebook.com/rockinroute66/ and https://www.instagram.com/rockinroute66/