Patrick and I simply returned from a mini highway journey to Arizona, and boy are y’all in for a slew of posts! However let’s begin off with the primary place we stopped for the evening, the El Trovatore.
El Trovatore shouldn’t be solely proper alongside Route 66, however it’s perched proper on the sting of a cliff, and provides spectacular views of Slaughterhouse Canyon, I do know, what a reputation! We arrived shortly earlier than a thunderstorm, in order we began to snap pictures clouds rolled in and it started to rain.
Till about ten years in the past, the El Trovatore had grow to be what many aged motels of the 20s by way of the 50s had grow to be, residences. However due to new house owners, it has returned to being a motel, full with celeb themed rooms, and what’s stated to be the world’s longest map of Route 66 painted throughout one in all its buildings. One other constructing has been remodeled right into a western panorama that includes Looney Tunes characters. The place is kitschy to say the least, however we love kitsch. The brand new proprietor additionally restored the enduring neon for each the large signal close to the highway and the tower on the hill. I all the time applaud anybody who invests in restoring neon!
In 1937 this motel started as a humble service station, owned by John F. Miller, however two years later, it 1939, it turned a motel, beginning at $three an evening, and was additionally the primary to have air con within the state. It’s additionally had notable visitors, like Clark Cable, Jane Russell, James Dean, and the gal who impressed the decor for our room, Marilyn Monroe.
Sleep beneath the celebs in a star impressed room at El Trovatoe at 1440 E Andy Devine Avenue (AKA Route 66) in Kingman, Arizona.
Shirt: Atomic Swag (the identical actual one doesn’t exist anymore, however this one is analogous)
Shorts: Buffalo Change
“About Us.” El Trovatore.
Plaques on web site.