Boots Motel

The Boots Motel opened in 1939.

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — An iconic Route 66 motel in southwest Missouri is scheduled to reopen this week.

Five rooms at the Boots Motel reopen Tuesday to coincide with a travel and tourism rally marking the start of summer tourism. The Joplin Globe reports ( ) new owners Deborah Harvey and Priscilla Bledsaw bought the Carthage motel last year after the bank foreclosed on it.

Renovations are still under way on the part of the building built in 1947. Work will then shift to the original section built in 1939. The owners wanted to open early for the travel rally.

The five rooms are booked for Tuesday, with a first-night room rate of $2.50, the same as when the motel opened. After that, rates go to $66 for one-bed units and $71 for two beds.


Information from: The Joplin Globe,