Before the large hotel chains, there were owner operated motels and hotels that gave you the sense of being in someone's extended home. I was directed to the Lake Roberts Motel last Fall, when needing to stay in the area. The couple who have purchased the motel and call it home have created a wonderful retreat to stay and explore the lake, to fish, hike, visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings and just relax. With just 1/2 dozen rooms and a small house for rent, even when full, it is still a peaceful retreat. The rooms are spotless, decorated with love in a southwest theme, and complete with small fridge and microwave. They have installed wifi and my room had a tv. I'm writing this from the little table in front of my room and watching a family of Mule Deer grazing across the road, as dozens of hummingbirds fight over the six or so feeders in front of the rooms. There is a barbecue for guests and a restaurant down the road.
My only hesitation in sharing this secret is that when I want to come back and stay for a week the next visit, it may be booked and full! This is what accommodations were like when I was a kid! No massages, no luxuries - just comfortable rooms, wonderful surroundings, abundant wildlife, friendly and dedicated owners, and beautiful night skies. Who could ask for more?!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking