Road Trip Retro
Both Academy Award-winning playwright Horton Foote and revered newscaster Dan Rather hail from Wharton—a charming town in Texas’ cotton growing tidewater, 60 miles southwest of Houston
. It is also home to the retro Teepee Motel, a tribute to the epoch of grand family driving trips and travelers’ enthusiasm for seeing the nation by car. Built in 1942, Teepee Motel, with its neon sign, was a popular stop for road trippers until the highway system bypassed it, making it obsolete. For years, it sat abandoned—until 2004,. Today, enjoy a stay in a traditional teepee room, adorned with Native American-inspired decor. Alternatively, the motel has an adjacent park with RV hook ups, BBQ pits, and a bath house.