[at-l] Rendezvous Motel: extensive damage

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 18:47:53 CDT 2013


Most folks I hiked with stayed at the Holiday Lodge.
On Mar 11, 2013 7:40 PM, "Dave Hicks" <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net> wrote:

> More: http://tinyurl.com/a8sue94
>
> **
> Giles County hiker hotel no more
>
> Appalachian Trail hikers have one less motel in Pearisburg
>
> Orlando Salinas WDBJ7 Reporter
>
> 6:40 p.m. EDT, March 11, 2013
>
> A fire in Giles County over the weekend means hikers from across the
> country, will have to find somewhere else to rest.
>
> The Rendevous Motel, just off U.S. 460 in Pearisburg, caught fire early
> Saturday morning. No one was hurt, but the property was completely
> destroyed.
>
> For decades, hikers, like Juliette Stephenson, coming off the Appalachian
> Trail have walked straight into town and into the Rendevous Motel for some
> much needed rest. "It's very convenient', said Stephenson, 'you come down
> from Angels mountain and you're coming straight down to the trail and it's
> the first thing you get to and you can see it and it's where we stayed and
> I
> have fond memories."
>
> A father and son own the motel. Understandably, they didn't want to speak
> on
> camera. No word if they plan on rebuilding.
>
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> From: Dave Hicks
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