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Charging and Lodging

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by mckemie, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. mckemie

    mckemie Member

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    I haven't found a place in this forum where lodging with charging opportunities are listed. I'll list a few that I know of which will be around Texas. Perhaps someone with more talent will better organize it. And, of course, contribute. Maybe someone can figure out how to put the below locations on a map.

    Galveston, Texas:
    1) The Galvez has a pair of Blinks in their self-serve parking garage.
    Hotel Galvez Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston, TX | Pet-Friendly Hotel Near the Beach
    2) The Tremont, also a Wyndham hotel, has a pair of Blinks in their exposed valet parking lot.
    The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston, Texas
    As of December 2013, the Blinks were providing only 24 amps, down from their capability of 30 amps.

    Texarkana, Texas/Arkansas
    1) The Wyndham Garden is a short walk from the KOA.
    http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/texas/...hotel-overview
    Texarkana KOA | Camping in Texas | KOA Campgrounds
    There are several other hotels in this area but the Wyndham is closest to the KOA.

    Guthrie, Oklahoma
    1) The Best Western Territorial motel has some RV stalls.
    http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...ertyCode=37075

    Ardmore, Oklahoma
    1) The enormous Winstar Casino has an RV park in addition to hotels and restaurants
    winstar.com - winstar Resources and Information.

    Marathon, Texas
    1) Combination motel and RV park:
    Marathon, Texas Motel & RV Park | Marathon Motel

    Balmorhea, Texas
    1) The Balmorhea State Park has both very nice motel units and RV stalls:
    Balmorhea State Park — Texas Parks Wildlife Department
    Spectacular swimming. Unfortunately during the swimming season the motel units are likely to be booked far in advance.
    Though some of the state park motel units have kitchens, there are no other significant dining opportunities within walking distance;
    2) The author of
    The Frunk Is My Suitcase | A road trip across the United States in my Tesla Model S | Page 2
    reports that there is an RV Park very near El Oso Flojo Lodge:
    El Oso Flojo Lodge - Balmorhea Texas
    The El Oso is near several dining spots.

    Poplar Bluff, Missouri
    1) Bullwinkle's Lodge has a few rooms (6?) and some RV stalls. No restrooms for the RV stalls. Minimal dining opportunities, microwave snacks at a bar.
    http://www.bullwinklesrusticlodge.com/
    10-20 miles north of Bullwinkle's there are several forest service RV campgrounds.

    Roca, Nebraska (70 miles SW of Omaha)
    1) Wunder Roost Bed & Breakfast has only three rooms but has installed a 50 amp outlet for jerry33.
    Welcome to Wunder Roost & Bed Breakfast


    Santa Barbara, CA
    Biltmore Hotel, HPWC !!!



     
  2. mckemie

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    I'm semi-planning a trip to Plover Wisconsin mid to late January 2014. Will be "jumping off" from Texarkana and will need about three good RV park or other charging sites between Texarkana and Normal.
     
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    This place near Poplar Bluff Missouri:
    Camelot RV Campground/RV Park Poplar Bluff, MO 573-785-1016
    does not wish to charge EVs.

    This place near Poplar Bluff Missouri:
    Bullwinkle's Rustic Lodge
    looks promising for charging plus lodging. Will add it to the list after I check them out.

    I will soon be coming up through Arkansas and Missouri to get to the Normal and Madison SuperChargers. Can meet up with anyone interested.
     
  4. mckemie

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    Here are reports on trips from central Texas to Kansas and Wisconsin:
    http://www.austinfarm.org/homegrown/tripreport.html
    I did charge at Bullwinkles near Poplar Buff Missouri both coming and going to Wisconsin; I'll add them to the wiki list.
    No one else has contributions? Am I wasting my time here?
     
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    1000+ views, people are looking.

    I think you can add charge locations and comments directly to Plugshare
     
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