We bike the Root River trails every summer, and always choose The Trailhead Inn in Preston as our base. Located directly on the trail in Preston, this motel is made for bicyclists. Rooms are large enough to pull bikes in overnight, keeping them safe from the elements. There is a large deck with tables/chairs/ umbrellas and porch swings running the full length of the motel, making it a prime spot to sit out and enjoy breakfast or a happy hour on a nice day. Town is two blocks away. The inn is about 10 years old, built of cheap materials, and is starting to show its age--the paper thin walls allow TV sound through; the door to Room 8 does not fit squarely, which will be a problem in mosquito season; the caulk on the bathroom sink is coming off; the tub has blemishes. The convenient location and very reasonable room rates trump these things, which don't matter much when you're biking. Still, I hope management invests in maintenance and upgrades to keep this the #1 inn for bicyclists.