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Cool Hotels Near Superchargers

Discussion in 'Americas -' started by CHGolferJim, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Thought it would be nice to have a central reference for our road warriors who'd like to stay at interesting non-chain hotels during their Supercharger Highway travels.

    Hotel DeFuniak
    Just a note to say that I visited the DeFuniak Springs supercharger twice on a round trip last week from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. On the return trip, I stayed at the Hotel DeFuniak and definitely recommend it. It's in the historic district just 2 blocks from the supercharger, in a restored building built in 1920 as a Masonic Lodge. It's listed as "One of Florida's Top Ten B&B Inns" and the restaurant was really good, too. The owners, Tom and Pam Hutchins, are on site and as I was eating a delicious dinner of red snapper fresh from the Gulf, Pam stopped by my table to ask if everything was okay. The next morning, Tom was cooking blueberry pancakes for breakfast. If your timing includes an overnight stay or even just a meal, I recommend this place. The lake is easy walking distance from the supercharger, too. You can walk around the lake or out on a public pier to stretch your legs a bit after a long ride in the car.
    [Originally posted by smil3193]
  2. jfranks

    jfranks Member

    Aug 7, 2015
    Pflugerville, TX
    Hotel Defuniak has been closed since about Sept 2015. It's currently still listed as a restroom stop on the Tesla website. If you need a restroom stop before you get to the supercharger. Bogies restaurant will let you use the restroom if they are open and the food there is very good.
  3. John Stuckey

    John Stuckey Member

    Oct 15, 2015
    Dayton, Ohio
    Anyone know whether Defuniak Springs still conducts their International Worm Fiddling contest?
    I attended either the first or second contest there in 1972. I did hear that they installed some stop lights and Walmart had come to town.
  4. ElectricTundra

    ElectricTundra P85D AP1

    Feb 5, 2015
  5. kort677

    kort677 Banned

    Sep 17, 2015
    If I am not mistaken that hotel has been closed for a long time.
    FWIW: defuniak springs is one of more creepy SpC locations I've encountered.
    the town is almost a ghost town, and at off hours is dark and scary.
  6. rypalmer

    rypalmer Active Member

    Aug 22, 2014
    Why not stay between Superchargers on your trip instead? And stay at hotels that have Level 2 chargers. Superchargers are overkill if you can charge all night.
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