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Title: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on January 02, 2018, 01:08:44 PM
Time to start the new thread for 2018.

The 2018 rate will remain at 40.00 per night plus tax, as it has been in the past.
 
With the Exceptions of Thanskgiving week/weekend, (Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat) when our rate will be 50.00 per night plus tax.. And of course Car Show Weekend.

Also K.D. wanted me to post her cell phone number, so if she is not onsite, or there are any questions you may contact her that way..
Office number 417-334-6991
Cell number    417-251-2776
You can also PM me if any questions or concerns arise

As most of you already know, we as members of SDCFans,  get a Very nice discounted room rate at Classic Motor Inn. They are located on Shepherd Of The Hills Expressway, typically about a 10 minute drive from SDC.  Our nightly rate is only 40 + tax, with 3 exceptions.
#1 Special Rate for Thanksgiving Week/Weekend.  50.00 + tax per night
#2 There are no discounted rooms during Car Show Weekend (2nd week in August). 
#3 During the off season Jan1 - mid march the rate is 35.00 + tax.
If you are a new member and have any questions about Classic, please post them here. Several of us stay here off and on all year around, last year "we" (members), stayed over 400 nights at this motel.
Classic is locally owned, the owners live on site as well as the Manager. That way they can take care of any "needs" you may have immediately.

Imenities:
most rooms have pillow top mattress,
some rooms have flat screen TV
Wi-Fi to all rooms
Fridge in all rooms,
Microwave in all rooms,
Coffee Pots are available upon request,
They do have pet rooms, and welcome them
Cont. Breakfast. including, Biscuits and Gravey, French Toast,  Donuts, Toast, Waffles, Cereal, Milk, Juice, Fruit Cocktail. Now keep in mind, this is not a Buffet from Golden Corral..  But it is a good way to start your day, and is included with your room.
Ice machine for your room on premises,
Nice outdoor swimming pool,
Lots of parking available, and room for small trailers out back.
Every night they make Fresh Popcorn and Chocolate Chip Cookies for customers

Overall this is a great deal for all of us, and as I stated earlier several of us stay here throughout the year, and have stayed here for at least 3 years, some of us up to 5 years or more..

Give K.D. a call. She will appreciate it, and they will all take care of you. ****One thing when making your reservations, make sure you tell them you are a member of SDCFans. So they know to extend the 40.00 rate to you. You must call. Cant do reservations on the website, computer, or other websites.. Call the office at 417-334-6991 or K.D.'s Cell Phone is 417-251-2776.

Questions? post them, or PM me..

Thanks, and enjoy your stay this year.

Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: givemezamor on March 02, 2018, 04:50:45 PM
Booked our stay for March 14-March 19! Can’t wait for our first stay at the Classic!
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on March 02, 2018, 04:55:03 PM
Booked our stay for March 14-March 19! Can’t wait for our first stay at the Classic!

You will have a great visit.

1 tip..  If your a coffee drinker. make sure you tell them when you check in, they will give you the pot and the coffee fixings!!  Or call ahead, and they will put it in the room for you..

Enjoy
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: mhguy77 on March 02, 2018, 07:31:10 PM
Booked for early May
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: milhouse on March 15, 2018, 10:43:19 PM
At the Classic now. Really enjoying this place so far! KD is awesome!
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on March 16, 2018, 06:27:45 AM
Enjoy your stay,

tell her hi from Dan in Kansas
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: KBCraig on March 17, 2018, 12:36:32 AM
Still dog friendly?

I'm trying to plan how to spend my Powerball money. While I could afford a lot more, I'd rather spend it with people who welcome dogs.  ;D
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on March 17, 2018, 07:55:16 AM
Still dog friendly?

I'm trying to plan how to spend my Powerball money. While I could afford a lot more, I'd rather spend it with people who welcome dogs.  ;D

yes, still pet rooms available..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: shyronnc on April 11, 2018, 01:31:41 PM
Last minutes overnight trip planned so we can get full advantage of tomorrow's beautiful day and of course, they were very accommodating! Love it! Looking forward to spending time with family and our 1st GrandBlessing's trip to SDC! Guess who's excited!!  ;)

~shay
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on April 11, 2018, 01:59:58 PM
Last minutes overnight trip planned so we can get full advantage of tomorrow's beautiful day and of course, they were very accommodating! Love it! Looking forward to spending time with family and our 1st GrandBlessing's trip to SDC! Guess who's excited!!  ;)

~shay

Glad you enjoyed your stay,,  the ladies try do a great job. ;D
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: DianaGail on May 22, 2018, 01:51:45 PM
Booked for Sunday night! 
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: shavethewhales on May 22, 2018, 04:56:24 PM
Hey Dan, do you know if it's OK for me to post about our deal on the FB page, or is it supposed to stay within the smaller community here? Sometimes I forget they have this arrangement for us after all these years. It's past time to show them the love again if this deal is meant to be shared.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on May 22, 2018, 05:12:37 PM
Booked for Sunday night!

Great,  were booked friday-sat-sunday..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on May 22, 2018, 08:54:54 PM
I was thinking about going over this weekend but the more I think about the more I think I will steer clear, might be way too packed for me.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: milhouse on June 12, 2018, 05:50:17 PM
We’ve booked our stay for July 1-July 5! I know this isn’t the exact place to ask this, but we’ve never visited Branson over the Fourth of July holiday. Of those days, which is the best to visit the city? Also, what does Branson do to celebrate the Fourth? Any suggested fireworks?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on June 12, 2018, 08:58:58 PM
We’ve booked our stay for July 1-July 5! I know this isn’t the exact place to ask this, but we’ve never visited Branson over the Fourth of July holiday. Of those days, which is the best to visit the city? Also, what does Branson do to celebrate the Fourth? Any suggested fireworks?

Enjoy your stay....
1st of all with the 4th on wed.. I would guess about any day of the week,  sunday and after would be ok to go..
.
2nd -  Lots of fireworks in town, The Landing, Chateua, Rockaway Beach.... BUT be aware that this is the 4th annual Team Haygood/Grand Country Wild Bunch Fireworks display at Classic Motor Inn.  I will start setting up tuesday evening, in the rear parking lot. I will start about 10.. usually last 1 1/2 - 2 hours..  I put on what I think is a very good show, lots of big stuff going boom, lots of mortars, Bottle rockets, Roman Candles and some smaller stuff too..   IF you have little kids that want to shoot their stuff, thats ok too. We always have a few kids joining in..  We are leading members of these 2 groups fan clubs and do it for them, their families, friends and the hotel guests.. Although they havent started helping fund the display, we have a real "Blast".    Feel free to bring your chairs, drinks and join in, come down and say hi..... (donations accepted, LOL)
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: coasterdad on June 13, 2018, 05:01:14 PM
beware SAND tried to kill us a few years ago with his version of mortors gone wild..LOL ;) ;D. Really the 4th at the C.M.I is a great place to swim, chill, fellowship with other members of this group, and enjoy SDR's wonderful fireworks. best 4th in recent memory. Wishing I was gonna be there, Perhaps next 4th
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on June 13, 2018, 07:20:42 PM
beware SAND tried to kill us a few years ago with his version of mortors gone wild..LOL ;) ;D. Really the 4th at the C.M.I is a great place to swim, chill, fellowship with other members of this group, and enjoy SDR's wonderful fireworks. best 4th in recent memory. Wishing I was gonna be there, Perhaps next 4th

MAN!!!  1 mortar tube falls over!!   and they remember it FOREVER!!!!!!     LOL!

I have since changed that part, I mount ALL mortar tubes to a piece of plywood which in turn is mounted to a table.!!    "Safety First"... ::)
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on July 31, 2018, 06:55:55 PM
We were in town Sunday and Monday and stayed at Classic Sunday night.  We learned the place has been sold  and they were in the process of selling off/removing everything from the lobby area.  Not sure who the new owners are and wondered if we will still get our rate.  Anybody heard anything?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 01, 2018, 03:07:46 PM
I just got back from a quick 2 day run with my mother.   
Was her Birthday and she wanted to see the Haygoods. SO?  What do you do when your 80 year old mother wants to see THe Haygoods? You go to Branson to see 1 show , then drive home the next day.!!! ;D

Here is what I know so far. 
Buyers are from California...
Supposed to take over today (1st), that didnt happen, now scheduled for the 8th,, (something about SBA Loan)...
K.D. is supposed to stay on as manager...
Our "contract" on SDCFans rates for 2018, I expect them to honor. They may or may not,
I will be back on the 10 of August and maybe then I can meat an owner/manager or whatever, see whats going there..
I already met with another Motel owner/manager (locally owned and managed) that I know real well and laid the seeds for a New Motel Base. She was very happy and excited at the chance to work with us. Her motel has about 80 rooms, where Classic has about 60. Also has ties with a couple of other motels, so If they happen to be sold out they can place us at a different location, But with reduced rate.
I told her we would ride out Classic first, Give them the opportunity to retain our business if they want to.
So for now we will see what may or may not change...

IF problems start, please let me know, I will give you contact name and number and she will find you a room, either at her motel one of the others she is affiliated with.  with a pricing discount available immediatley.. may not be 40 + tax, but will be close.   This was offered to me in the "Just in case" scenario..

Keep your heads up!! When you check in,  Make sure you Talk To KD if you can,  Identify yourself as SDCFans member, May need to remind the new Management we have contract Price for the year..

Lets see what happens....  ;D

Hopefully we will have a painless transition.. ::)

Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: shavethewhales on August 01, 2018, 07:34:50 PM
You're the best Dan. I'm going to put you in charge of the SDCFans tour company.  ;D
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on August 01, 2018, 07:37:51 PM
Thanks Sand for staying on top of this and helping all of us out.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 02, 2018, 06:38:20 AM
You're the best Dan. I'm going to put you in charge of the SDCFans tour company.  ;D

Thats would be fine, Shave..   

And with my CDL License I can also drive the tour bus ...   LOL.    (would that be called mulitasking?)
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sirwillow on August 02, 2018, 02:12:18 PM
Thanks for the updates.  while I haven't taken advantage yet of the offer, it's nice to know it's there.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: cheesehead57 on August 03, 2018, 01:27:08 PM
Hopefully our reservation for Sept. will be honored as the same as was in June.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 03, 2018, 06:05:21 PM
Hopefully our reservation for Sept. will be honored as the same as was in June.

I hope to know more after the weekend of the 10-11-12... 

When are you scheduled? also what is your last name I will try to verify reservations and price.

I will keep everybody posted the best I can.   SDR
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Post by: cheesehead57 on August 03, 2018, 09:14:44 PM
In Sept. 11 out Sept .24. Under Robert Hrabak. Hope all goes well.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 09, 2018, 04:53:38 PM
In Sept. 11 out Sept .24. Under Robert Hrabak. Hope all goes well.

Talked to KD today,
 
the buy went through on Wed. as expected the old owners were packed and as soon as they had verification of funds.....They headed to Florida.

KD tells me she is learning new CC machine, and They installed a New Software program for the motel.. Good thing, since they are teaching her the new system, sounds like they will be keeping KD on payroll..

At this point we are not expecting any problems with us retaining our discount rate. I must empasize that when checking in you make sure you identify yourself as SDCFans members., AND you will probably have to tell/remind them of our 40.00 rate.

The new owners dont know us yet, And will only be able to know who we are after multiple visits.

Cheese- KD said no problem, Looking forward to seeing you again.

Again,  we expect not problems/changes..  For the time being..

I will be there this weekend, hopefully more details next week...
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: cheesehead57 on August 10, 2018, 10:30:42 PM
Thanks for the update Dan.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: biscuitcreek on August 11, 2018, 11:27:41 AM
We were there 8/9 for a one night stay. Breakfast is now just served in the lobby, downstairs breakfast room is closed. Car in lobby is gone. Rate was honored. Atmosphere seems different.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: KBCraig on August 11, 2018, 05:56:07 PM

Talked to KD today,


That's a great report. Is their pet policy staying the same?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 12, 2018, 03:03:38 PM
Pet policy will remain the same...

I dont expect any changes for a little while, IF any..  I am trying to be optimistic,, ;D

The Lunch room downstairs is typically closed during the week, because of low traffic count... IF the motel is full it would be open... It is "almost" always open on the weekends.... This weekend it was open on sat and sunday as usual.

I did get to meet one of the co-owners today, KD introduced me and and we basiclally covered our "arrangment with him....  LOL, 
A lot of info for the poor guy,
They are still getting their feet on the ground,
AND I am pretty sure he was having trouble understanding English... (if you catch my meaning)..

I will be back Labor Day weekend and will try to talk to him again..

I am not getting real positive vibes from the owners yet, KD is very nervous and apprehensive,  as I said I am trying to remain positive..

I did try to meet with the other motel owner, but her daughter was having a baby this weekend, so I will call her Monday for more details..  And then meet with her Labor day weekend again..

Thats about it.. Town was slow this weekend considering it was supposed to be "Car Show Weekend"....  >:( >:(  Of course it wasnt because it has been rescheduled...

Questions? comment..     Post them..     PM me..