Motorcycle-friendly hotels, inns? Please post your favorites!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by rdwalker, May 11, 2012.

  1. rdwalker

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    Nice ! Thanks!

    Please keep up. When I see suggestions here, I'll edit the OP and let you know. Over the weekend, I'll also post on the general planning forum with a link to this thread - could bring in more eyeballs.
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    Yeah, if you keep the OP updated, I'll keep the map updated so I don't have to hunt through the thread. Deal??
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  4. rdwalker

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    Absolutely! DEAL! Thanks for chipping in. I added a date of update in the OP, to let you know what is the new stuff.



    In the meantime, I checked out two places in South-West Catskills (Sullivan County) this weekend. One very nice as a motorcycling destination, the other one, a possibility.


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    I stayed overnight in a very nice country inn: Lanza's, http://www.lanzascountryinn.com/, on a back road near Livingston Manor, NY. This would be an almost perfect place: cool (temperature-wise) pub downstairs for drinks, pretty white-tablecloth restaurant for fancier dinner later. They have a barn in the back, used for group events (benches, tables, Christmas lights). They invited me to park the bike there: nice, paved and dry.

    The place is like the "quaint" New England B&B's, impressively clean though. Food very good, not expensive. Proprietors went out of their way to be hospitable. Some minor quibbles: bring your own shampoo and bring 2-prong adapters if your gear needs it: the outlets have no grounds. Poor cell coverage in the area; Wi-Fi, though promised in brochure, was not operational.

    The real potential gotcha: no A/C. I don't know how that plays out in the summer conditions there.

    On the other hand, fabulous moto roads in the area.


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    In the same area, Roscoe, NY: Tennanahh Lake Golf resort, http://www.tennanah.com. I did not stay there, but walked through the property. "The Inn" is a motel-like facility, seems OK for a rider. It books full in season, early reservations are needed. The restaurant, in the golf course pro shop, is your standard casual place - note: open only Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Surprisingly, I did not see a bar.
    Warning, if the Inn is fully booked, you may be offered a stay in their condos. These are about 2 miles away by road from the restaurant, definitely not walking distance.

    Bottom line: a lukewarm endorsement. This place will do for riders, especially a larger group.
    But, if you can swing it, try elsewhere, like Lanza's above.
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  5. rdwalker

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    A new one!

    I found it during my recent ride in Tioga County, PA.
    It is the Cedar Run Inn, , 281 Beulahland Road, Cedar Run, PA 17727‎.
    I did not stay there (had to be back home that night), but walked through the place. Basicaly, it is in the style of a B&b (some rooms still have shared baths), but there is a restaurant in the place and the atmosphere felt very nice. It is located on the rail-trail crossing the area, and the little hamlet where the inn is located was filled with bicyclists.

    Cedar Run is a tiny, tiny place: a few houses, the inn and a general store. A perfect location for bicycling (I may try that run myself, too) or for exploring the Tioga State Forest. Access to the inn is on paved roads, but it certainly helps if you have gravel-capable bike as the Tioga Forest offers a lot of fun roads.

    As you can see, I was duly impressed. However: inexpensive, but no A/C, as far as I could tell.
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    What about the Marlinton Motor Inn in West Virginia?
    They just had a bunch of ADVers there this weekend.
    Might want to check that out.
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  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Added to the Map :thumb
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    Added Marlinton to Original Post.

    Levain, thanks for keeping the map up!
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    This is an antique hotel with a carriege courtyard. they let me park my motorcycle inside the courtyard, which was much more secure. The hotel itsself in 2 blocks off Bourbon Street on the waterfront side smack in the middle of the Quarter. My room had a wrought iron balcony overlooking the rue right out of the movies. Stayed one night for around $100 back in 2009.
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    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Done even though it's not in NE. Maybe, the OP can make the call here? Do we want this to turn into a nationwide thing, or just the Northeast???
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    this is a great idea. a really great idea

    love to see this turn in to a state by state list or regions

    maybe become a header thread in trip planning

    I will add some as soon as i research the links.

    have done all my road trip with staying at hotels or BB.

    the best place is where you can park bike and have dinner and the breakfast at same place or a short walk to near by resturant or pub.

    after 300 plus miles I just want get out of riding gear take a shower put reg clothes and have a nice meal and drink or two or more then walk back to room. wake up rinse and repeat
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    Ohh...sorry. :shogI thought it was a general question. I take lots of coast/coast trips and when I saw the name of the thread I just picked the place that stands out. I don't think I've ever stayed at a particularly special bike friendly place in New England. I'll have to look at the results here more carefully. Maybe I can build a weekend trip or something around some of these places.

    I have a trip scheduled to Roanoke in a couple weeks. I'm going to need a place in DC and maybe Gettysburg too.
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    Actually, an accommodations header broken into country and then state sub topics with a thread on each hotel so that we could append new info about that hotel as time goes by would be awesome.



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  18. levain

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    Of course! Why don't you edit your original post to add a link to the map?

    I've added Steinhofs Sportsmans Inn and the Hungry Trout. Both in Wilmington, NY.

    DISCLAIMER: As of this post, I have not stayed at either of these, but they are hosting the Empire state Motomarathon next month. They must be at least accomodating, and Steinhofs has a Pub:freaky
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  19. skiaddict

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    Eddington House Inn in North Bennington VT

    http://www.eddingtonhouseinn.com

    My wife and I based a long weekend of riding out of there. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. The owner is awesome and makes a great breakfast every morning.
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    http://www.threebearinn.com/

    Restaurant, Bar and adjacent motel.

    The owner rides a Harley D.
    She organized an upcoming Red Cross Benefit Ride.

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    George
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