Monday, April 11, 2005

Sleepee in a Teepee!

Roadside America reports that a restoration is underway at the Tee Pee Motel in Wharton, Texas. The Tee Pee Motel was built in 1942 and was operational into the Eighties. Today, it is one of the last remaining teepee motels left in America. When the 11 renovated teepees open for business, it should pump some kitsch-crazed tourist dollars into the local economy.

Wharton is located on the Colorado River on U.S. Highway 59 about halfway between Houston and Victoria (or "Big Vic," as my dad calls it).


Anonymous said...

How exciting! I've always wanted to visit the one in Arizona! When will the renovations be finished?

Terri R.

jennifer said...

I've been to the one in Arizona and in San Bernadino, CA. Both of them had signs that said "Do It In A Wig Wam."

Although I peeked inside, I did not, in fact, take them up on the offer.

Maybe I will do it in a tee pee, though...

jennifer said...

Forgot to mention that strawberries are 97 cents at HEB right now!

Greg said...

I'm not sure when renovations will be complete, but I imagine it'll take at least a year because the place is pretty run down.

Anonymous said...

Just surfing and found this blog. I work for the new owners of the Tee Pee Motel and we should be wrapping up the restoration within the next 30-60 days.

If you want to get on our notification list, please e-mail me at

Thanks for your interest in our awesome project!


Susie said...

We are finally open! Please visit our website at and check out our pictures.

Hope to see you soon!