Weekend Motorcycle Accommodation in Colorado

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Last week we shared some fun Weekend motorcycle accommodation in California while this week we are heading to Colorado to look for the best and most affordable Weekend motorcycle accommodation in the Centennial State.

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If you are reading this, you probably go on your fair share of motorcycle road trips, which means that you and I don’t necessarily seek out the same things that others do. Those of us who enjoy a good ride want to find places that have parking, good food, and a place to soak your body after a long trip.

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Located in Glenwood Springs, in between Vail and Aspen, the Sunshine Ridge Guest House on Four Mile Road is extremely biker friendly, so much so that there is plenty of covered parking with an oversized outdoor parking pad as well. If you are searching for Weekend motorcycle accommodation for a group, this is the place as it has six bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths and can house up to 16 people. It even has a pool table and a gourmet kitchen.

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A couple who enjoy helping other riders when it comes to Weekend motorcycle accommodation owns Duckpond Cottage in Gunnison. Located on Chinook Trail, The Engels hope to establish a motorcycle client base with their two bedroom, two bath and loft cottage. There is a private pond and plenty of parking, not to mention tons of activities in the area.

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If you prefer hotels when you are looking for Weekend motorcycle accommodation, check out Water Wheel Inn in Gunnison. Equipped to handle bikers and their toys, the Water Wheel Inn on W. Highway 50 is comfy and cozy. You can stay in a room, opt for a suite, or cabin where you can prepare your own meals. Gunnison has some great trails and roads for riding, and plenty of places to curb your appetite.

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Leadville has lots of Weekend motorcycle accommodation whether you are looking for a good B & B, such as the McGinnis Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast, or want to stay in something historical such as the Delaware Hotel. Although we both love B & B’s, the Delaware Hotel sounds like an incredible place when it comes to Weekend motorcycle accommodation. Built in 1886, the Delaware is located on Harrison Ave and even has its own museum. There really is no need to leave after a road trip during the day as the Delaware Hotel has an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.

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If you are searching for Weekend motorcycle accommodation that has plenty of charm, book your stay at the Redstone Inn in Redstone. Established back in 1902, the Redstone Inn is on Redstone Blvd and is a tiny little mountain village that is actually on the National Register of Historic Places. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering some mouthwatering dishes such as baked brie and toasted pumpkinseed pesto grilled Norwegian salmon.

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We can’t end this weeks blog until we mention the historic Strater Hotel in Durango. This grand old hotel has been in business since 1887 and is a really fun place to stay, best of all, it is motorcycle friendly.

Looking for affordable Weekend motorcycle accommodation, doesn’t have to be a chore, and can actually be fun, as long as you do your research.

Places to Stay on a California Motorcycle Trip

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California is an awesome destination when it comes to a motorcycle trip, but if you are planning anything more than a day on your Harley, it is important to know a few things before you head out on your motorcycle trip. Thanks to the internet not everything is as it seems, especially when it comes to hotels, motels, Inns and other places where you can stay the night.

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One of the best things about Southern California is that you can enjoy the beach, the mountains and the desert all in a day if you wanted to, however, Jim and I like to spend some time in the areas that we visit, so we are always looking for great places to stay when we are on a motorcycle trip.

Travels with HarleyBig Bear is a popular tourist destination in Southern California, especially if you are on a motorcycle trip. The Bay Meadows Resort is one of the best places to lay your head, is biker friendly and just a few blocks from Big Bear Village. Located on Big Bear Blvd.

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you can rent a studio or a five bedroom if you are bringing a group along on your motorcycle trip. Most cabins and rooms have a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. There is also a pool, spa and sauna that you can enjoy after a long ride.

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Now that you have been to the mountains, head out to the desert and take the Palm Springs to Havasu motorcycle trip through the Joshua Tree National Park.

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The trip is nearly 266 miles, so unless you want to ride it straight through, you will want to find a good place to stay. Stop halfway at the Desert Center and spend the night at the Regency Inn in Blythe. It has a pool and plenty of motorcycle parking. Wake up to a free continental breakfast before you make your way into Havasu City where you will find dozens of places to stay such as the Nautical Beachfront Resort on the lake or the Heat Hotel, which is at the foot of the London Bridge.

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As we mentioned above Southern California is about the mountains, the deserts, and the beaches and if you are going to include the sun and sand in your motorcycle trip, there is no shortage of accommodations on the coast.

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If you haven’t been to Carlsbad on a motorcycle trip, you are missing out. With its fabulous sunsets and pristine beaches, it truly is the best place to end up at the end of your motorcycle trip. Established in 1960, the Beach Terrace Inn, located on Ocean Street, is like a walk back in time and is absolute beachfront. With your own private balcony, parking and free breakfast, you will never want to leave.

Next week we’re heading to the great state of Colorado, which has plenty of accommodations for you to enjoy on your next motorcycle trip.

Missouri Motorcycle Road Trip Accommodations

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If you are planning an extended motorcycle road trip, you will need a place to stay, unless of course you plan on camping. However, Jim isn’t one for camping on a motorcycle trip so I am always checking out hotels, motels, bed and breakfast places and little Inn’s that are friendly to people who are on a motorcycle road trip.

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Jim and I have always wanted to explore our great country on the Road King, and if we ever get to retire, plan on it. In the meantime, I’ll do my research to make sure that we have lots of accommodations to choose from when we do go on another motorcycle road trip.

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Some people like to go on a motorcycle road trip without making plans, but if you have been reading our blog, you will know that I am not one of those people. I like to know something about the restaurants that we will come across on our motorcycle road trip as well as the hotels and motels that we may consider staying in.

Because Missouri is where we call home, I thought I would mention a few hotels that are biker friendly if you are out on a motorcycle road trip in Missouri.

TTravels with Harleyhe Staybridge Suites are located on Keene Street in the historic Vista District in Columbia, MO and have a private parking lot just for motorcycles, something that you don’t see all that often if you are on a motorcycle road trip. The hotel offers free breakfast, always nice, an indoor heated pool, and a fitness center.

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If you want to stay in a cabin or a room on your next Motorcycle Road Trip, you should book a night or two at the Kay Lynn Family Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach. It has a private parking lot for motorcycles, free Wi-Fi, BBQ’s, tables and chairs and a kitchenette where you can cook your meals. Located just a few minutes from some of the best restaurants in the area, the Kay Lynn Resort has everything you need if you are heading out on a motorcycle road trip.

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Not everyone likes to stay in a hotel, and if you would rather stay in a private home, check out Meeks Retreat. This vacation property features three bedrooms and two baths and is located on a 50-acre private wooded setting. With lake front views from the deck, you can relax in this wonderful retreat that is just 40 miles outside of Branson, MO. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need so you can kick back and relax before heading out on the next leg of your motorcycle road trip. Oh, and Meeks Retreat also has bike washing facilities and plenty of bike parking.

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Next time we will head out to my old stomping grounds to look for some more places to stay on a motorcycle road trip.

Choice Harley Davidson Road Trip Eats in Virginia

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Virginia has so much history and is a great place to head for a Harley Davidson Road Trip. Jim and I have ridden through this great state a few times and are always discovering something new. I know that I would like to try a few more eateries the next time we go, especially after spending a few hours on Yelp.

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If you are heading for a Harley Davidson Road Trip over the Shenandoah Mountains, you have to take a break at the Brookside Restaurant in Luray. Located on 2978 US Highway 221 East this great little family style restaurant has been serving up home-style American fare since 1925.

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With menu items like the corned beef and hash for breakfast, a classic deli Reuben or Rachael for lunch and stuffed flounder for dinner. Save some room for peanut butter pie or buy one to take home. Change your Harley Davidson Road Trip plans and stay the night at Brookside Cabins, which is just next door and owned and operated by
the same couple, Bob and CeCe Castle. This great little property also has a country store and a gift shop.

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El Paso Grille on Stuart Street in Elkton, VA is known for its great homemade authentic Mexican fair and its portions sizes. Because it is right in the middle of Blue Ridge, there are tons of great roads to enjoy on a Harley Davidson Road Trip.

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Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm every day except Monday’s, this great little restaurant has some menu items that I would love to sample. If you find yourself out this way on a Harley Davidson Road trip The French Fries Texanos sounds like a great appetizer and maybe some fajitas for an entrée. Honestly it would be tough though as everything sounds delicious.

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Another place that I would love to stop for a meal is located in New Market and has been around for at least 50 years. The Southern Kitchen calls South Congress St. home and is a must if you are heading out on a Harley Davidson Road Trip in Virginia. Travels with HarleyDressed out like a 50’s diner with roomy booths and a jukebox on hand, the Southern Kitchen is a local hangout that is family owned and operated. Favorites on the menu include Lloyds Fried Chicken, Peanut Soup, and Sweet Iced Tea.

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We have been talking about food for weeks, so next time we’ll explore some great places to stay if you are planning a Harley Davidson Road trip in the future or a Harley Davidson Road Trip in the next year or so. Happy Riding!