The “blanding” of America is not complete, and TravelRetro intends to see that it never is! You can travel and vacation without staying in the same bland hotel room, coast to coast. Corporate franchises have not eaten up all the quirky character that makes the American open road so fun to travel. Show your kids what life was like when you were a kid! Read on as we introduce you to the many different variations of the classic roadside motel, still a thriving feature of the American landscape.
Shady Dell; a time capsule that was left behind, untouchedMore Information & Rates
In the history of the United States, the 1950s were all about one thing: freedom. Freedom could mean anything from traveling the open road while wandering unexplored areas to living in a time that wasn't bogged down by deadlines, emails and iPhones. It’s hard to recreate that type of freedom in today’s world, but at The Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona, wife and husband, Jennifer and Justin Luria make it seem easy.
Started back in 1994 by Ed Smith and partner Rita, Shady Dell began its story in the small mining town of Bisbee. The Luria’s stumbled across Shady Dell while visiting the area from Phoenix—about three hours away. After their visit, while researching properties online, Shady Dell came up on a search.
“We moved down there in 2007 and haven’t looked back yet,” Jennifer says. Continue Reading