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#1 beckyrepp

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:09 AM

Here's your chance to own a classic motel—near an original brick section of the Lincoln Highway!

http://www.cantonrep...-up-for-auction

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:25 PM

Anyone else catch the photo caption error? "Marquis" in place of "marquee". Spell-check has it's limits! :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:30 AM

I do hope someone brings this baby back to life. I know it could be spruced up a bit more but it's not all that shabby and I suspect it would benefit from some serious Lincoln Highway based promotion. It's about halfway between Hanoverton (Spread Eagle Tavern) and Canton and right next to that good looking brick section.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

I'm no expert on searching real estate records but I can find no record of this property being transferred nor any story on the auction. Did this perhaps not sell?

UPDATE: The auctioneer's website shows this "pending closing" with an auction price of $105,600.00. Sounds like a real bargain for someone willing to pursue the opportunity.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:28 PM

Hi All,

I'm Rainie the lucky bidder/winner of the Palmantier's Motel. It was more exciting than my wedding day. We are a family owned Mom and Pop Motel. We've put our heart and soul into the place and we love it!! There's been many major and minor repairs so all the things we'd really like to do may have to wait for a while. But I'm satisfied with the rooms and little by little we fix up more and more.

I got a phone call from the Palmantier's grandson and it was a wonderful conversation. I got a ton of history on the place. The house that came along w/it was built in 1875. It was the original Palmantier's Tourist Home. Later added on another house to that one. He also said Lassie stayed there at the Motel.

I hope you all will come visit us someday!

Rainie Sonntag

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

Sorry about your wedding day. :D

I've only stayed at the motel once and that was in the fall of 2008. It is a true classic and I really enjoyed my stay. My impression was that it could benefit from a little love and a little recognition. It sounds like it's getting the love and we can only hope that, as the LH gets more recognition, so will the treasures beside it. Wishing you great success. I will definitely be checking in the first chance I get.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:04 PM

I will definitely be checking in the first chance I get.

My first chance came yesterday. I didn't get to meet Rainie but I did meet her son, Kevin. I left with a much better feeling about the motel than I had in 2008. In 2008, the place was on a slow but visible decline. That decline has been more than reversed. I think the previous operator may have been blindsided by what it takes to run a motel. Not so the Sonntags. They knew what they were getting into and have things well in hand. And they seem to appreciate the fact that they're on a major historic highway. There are a few pictures and words about my stay here.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:01 AM

My first chance came yesterday. I didn't get to meet Rainie but I did meet her son, Kevin. I left with a much better feeling about the motel than I had in 2008. In 2008, the place was on a slow but visible decline. That decline has been more than reversed. I think the previous operator may have been blindsided by what it takes to run a motel. Not so the Sonntags. They knew what they were getting into and have things well in hand. And they seem to appreciate the fact that they're on a major historic highway. There are a few pictures and words about my stay here.



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:10 AM

Denny,

Thank you sooo much for your kind words!!! It's people like you that will help us make a go of things. We are putting our heart and sole into the place. I love everything about it! There are many improvements to come but Rome wasn't built in a day. I wish I could have met you but it sounds like Kevin left a lasting impression on you.
Thank You For Your Business!!!!! Please return soon!!

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:52 AM

I have followed this thread with interest, even though I was not in the market to buy a motel! It looks like the buyer is a winner, so the motel is certain to be a good place to stop. Now we need a few photos and some more posts with snappy leads.

Hey, I have a suggestion. How about a $5 discount to anyone who shows up carrying the latest issue of American Road Magazine?

(Becky, maybe there is something there to ponder as a win win! Motels could join the American Road Travel Club and get listed on the forum and/or the magazine web site, and the pass would be the current issue of American Road.)

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:06 PM

I have followed this thread with interest, even though I was not in the market to buy a motel! It looks like the buyer is a winner, so the motel is certain to be a good place to stop. Now we need a few photos and some more posts with snappy leads.

Hey, I have a suggestion. How about a $5 discount to anyone who shows up carrying the latest issue of American Road Magazine?

(Becky, maybe there is something there to ponder as a win win! Motels could join the American Road Travel Club and get listed on the forum and/or the magazine web site, and the pass would be the current issue of American Road.)

Dave

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You guys have made my day!! I'm dancing in the clouds right now. What Denny did was just awesome!! I saw the post and couldn't wait to tell Kevin. You're a great bunch of people. I'm so thankful I took out that ad in the American Road because it led me to you guys.

I'm okay with the computer but there's just no time to figure out all the web stuff, pictures and all. I get daily mail for fire or health inspections or paper work on a new license... That keeps me quite busy along with doing the books and running the motel. I'm open to any suggestions from you guys. I'd gladly give a 5.00 discount, that sounds like a great idea!! As for more pics and snappy leads I might need some help.

Thanks You Guys!!!!!!!!!!
Rainie

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:05 AM

I just realized that, although I had posted an interior view of my room on my website, it was invisible. I failed to mention it in the text or provide a link. I've now corrected that and I've also posted the picture in the forum gallery here.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

Thank You soooooo very much Denny!!! I get so excited when I see stuff on there!! I wish I knew how to do stuff like that but I can't find the time to learn. So I can't say it enough how much we appreciate what you did.




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