I'd recommend you stay here for a night to experience travel the way it used to be, before the interstates and chain motels took over America. No frills, but no real problems either.
That said, you need to understand that your cabin will probably feel more cramped and look less spiffy than you're used to. Wall-to-wall knotty pine paneling, like my dad and all my friends' dads put in the basement "rec room." A wall-mounted space heater took its good old time but eventually warmed the cabin on a 24 degree night. Here it pays to be patient.
Debbie, who handles reservations and check-in, is friendly and helpful. She warned me that because it was off-season it might take 5-10 minutes for hot water to get to the shower. I thought she was kidding but she assured me she wasn't. I'm glad she pointed this out or I'd have suffered a miserable lukewarm shower. But it eventually got hot, as promised.
The whole place feels homey, for better and for worse. Just like my own house, there are small maintenance items that need work, the carpet could be cleaner, but there's nothing wrong with that. The only "frill" I really missed was a little bottle of shampoo in the bathroom, since I'd forgotten mine. I had to make do with the paper-wrapped bar of soap.
Even though I arrived late, around nine, Debbie recommended the Jean Bonnet tavern about a mile away for a late dinner. I enjoyed my meal there, and in the morning asked Debbie about breakfast in town (Bedford). Her suggestion of the Green Harvest cafe was another winner.
I enjoyed my stay at the Lincoln Motor Court, but know it's not for everyone. If it sounds like your cup of tea, give it a try.
- Also Known As:
- Lincoln Motor Court Hotel Manns Choice