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Aspen Motel: The only motel in town
In and near Lyons, one may stay at the local motel or a cabin.
Just out of convenience, I chose the Aspen Motel (it's across the street from the Pinball museum).
This is an old motel--the type where the owner lives at the office and the rooms are around back, and a real key with a big keytag opens your door.
This motel only has about six units, all in one building. Exterior entrances, of course.
What I found really great about this motel is that each door has its own screen door, porch light, and metal lawn chair (remember the all-metal lawn chairs--not the fabric ones).
Inside, the room was clean, reasonably spacious, about 14 x 18 feet altogether, with walls dividing it into a living room/bedroom combo (complete with Cable TV, foldout sofa, and a queen bed on the other end of the room).
There is a tiny bathroom with a rustic shower, and a patch of old green tile on the wall over the sink--a reminder of what was probably the original color of the bathroom back in the 1950s.
Finally, a nice kitchenette. Table, chairs, 3/4 size fridge, microwave, gas range, cabinets, towels, dishes, pots and pans...and a stovetop Corningware coffeepot (complete with blue flowers design).
This place had everything but...a telephone.
But who needs a phone in their room, anyway?
Please note that if you're not into nostalgia, you would probably not like this motel. If you are, however, it's a wonderful step into the past.
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