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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! Cant 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! Cant 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
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Post by: mhguy77 on March 02, 2018, 07:31:10 PM
Booked for early May
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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! 
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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
Weve booked our stay for July 1-July 5! I know this isnt the exact place to ask this, but weve 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
Weve booked our stay for July 1-July 5! I know this isnt the exact place to ask this, but weve 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
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
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..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 25, 2018, 08:08:37 PM
I will be back this weekend. (labor day)

Anyone else been the last 2 or 3 weeks?  any comments..?
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Post by: Okiebenz on August 26, 2018, 09:09:11 PM
I will be in Branson Sunday-Tuesday over the holiday weekend be will be staying at the Hilton this time.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: palallin on August 27, 2018, 03:47:19 PM
We set up reservations for the night of 9/2.  Everything was easy to do.  Had to call back to assure a ground-level room for my wife (who can't do stairs right now because of her hip).
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 27, 2018, 04:49:59 PM
We set up reservations for the night of 9/2.  Everything was easy to do.  Had to call back to assure a ground-level room for my wife (who can't do stairs right now because of her hip).

Palallin... who did you talk to..  Did you verify room rate over phone?  IF not suggest you do so when you check in...  Maybe I will see you...

Okie....  The Hilton!!!  :o :o,    Special occasion? 
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on August 27, 2018, 06:30:42 PM
My kid has his 10th birthday and is always talking wanting to stay down at the Hilton.  I am a diamond member so I figured I would surprise him.
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Post by: Okiebenz on August 27, 2018, 06:32:38 PM
My kid has his 10th birthday and is always talking wanting to stay down at the Hilton.  I am a diamond member so I figured I would surprise him.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on August 27, 2018, 07:19:14 PM
My kid has his 10th birthday and is always talking wanting to stay down at the Hilton.  I am a diamond member so I figured I would surprise him.

Thats fun!  enjoy the weekend...
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Post by: palallin on August 29, 2018, 09:04:03 AM

Palallin... who did you talk to..  Did you verify room rate over phone?  IF not suggest you do so when you check in...  Maybe I will see you...

My made the call, so I don't know, but the person acknowledged our record of staying there and quoted us $45 ($40 for the room, $5 for the 20 yr old boy, $0 for the 17 yr old--kid rate).

We'll be arriving sometime Sunday afternoon or early evening--not making rigid plans yet.
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Post by: milhouse on September 03, 2018, 08:27:53 PM
My kid has his 10th birthday and is always talking wanting to stay down at the Hilton.  I am a diamond member so I figured I would surprise him.

Thats fun!  enjoy the weekend...

Sanddunerider- any report from the classic this weekend?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 03, 2018, 08:56:28 PM
Report?,   Yes.  It;s not good..

I was there 3 days, never saw the owners, their vehicle was gone all day, but showed up in the evening..
K.D. Has been at work everyday open to close since the new owners took over, 4 weeks ago this Wed.
NO days off, NO time off, NO lunch breaks. The new guys are using her up! I am not sure how long she will last!!  This whole situation really frustrates me. !!!  we brought her in 3 meals this weekend, just so I knkkew she was eating. Obviously she was most appreciative for fresh food.. ;D   I do expect things there to change VERY soon :o 

I have made temporary arrangememts which we can take advantage of as of SEPT 20,. If we have to us these guys for the winter, it will work fine.. they are open all winter. and we have worked out a discounted rate..  Details later..

I also have 2 different avenues going for a full time location, I will know more on that in the next couple of weeks..

I also talked to K.D., If she decides to relocate to another Motel, AND if they are willing to work with us, I told her we would consider going with her. That would give her a little more pull on her resume'. :)

For the time being, we will continue to support K.D. 
If you do stay there, stop in and tell her hi, give her a friendly smile.  She is literally on her own at the motel right now...
If your staying somewhere else in town, stop in and say hi.. bring her a small pizza, hamburger and fries, whatever.  Guarantee the smile will make wirth your effort..

any other questions? Comments?  Post them or PM me....  Dan
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: DianaGail on September 03, 2018, 08:57:00 PM
My parents went today. They were given a room. When they opened the door, it was still occupied!!  Coolers, luggage, etc everywhere. It was around 3:00. That means 2 things...#1...the room wasnt cleaned or they would have known. #2....they were lucky someone wasnt actually in the room.
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Post by: DianaGail on September 03, 2018, 08:58:47 PM
I have to say my parents love kd and they hate to leave her as she takes care of them. They know its not her fault.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 03, 2018, 09:08:32 PM
OK, That just sux!! 

She is so overwhelmed. Last week 125 hours for her!!  I can't even imagine... 6:30 am to 11pm or so.!! >:( >:(.

I will make a call tomorrow and see if we can get the TEMP motel deal rolling before the 20th..   That way if we try to stay at Classic and there is a problem, we have a back-up plan..

I will post tomorrow as soon I get a go ahead..

Bear with me people, I will get this ironed out..!!
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Post by: DianaGail on September 03, 2018, 09:28:41 PM
I cant imagine working 125 hours in a week. Dad saw the new owners today, mid afternoon.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: palallin on September 04, 2018, 10:57:15 AM
We were there Sunday night/Monday morning.  KD actually teared up when speaking of how things had gone for her.  But she didn't say anything about the hours or the inability to get food.  Glad you stepped up for that!

One guest really raked her over the coals Monday AM because there was no coffee pot in his room.  She offered to give him one and explain why it was not there, but he was uninterested, and blew her off.  We made a point of thanking her for her help and for her efforts.

What a wretched situation:  too bad the previous owners changed their plans on her.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 04, 2018, 01:16:14 PM
I am hoping KD gets closed on her new home this friday. Then she will have more options... :D

*******Ok!  lets get this Temp. housing thing started..... 

I did call and She (michelle), can start doing reservations right away, If we want/need to.
   
Keep in mind, With this New Location whether it is Temp or turns out to be permanent, there will a learning curve to deal with.

I deal with Michelle monthly, she is one of the owners/managers of All Access Branson where I buy my show tickets.  417-332-2121

There company is tied in directly with Hall of Fame Motel on 76, they of course are associated with motels all over town.  I have talked to her extensivley, she is aware of our (and K.D's) situation..

Inititially, our rate at Hall of Fame will be 45.00 per night. This is an all inclusive price, includes taxes, and is only a few cents more than Classic. 

You will need to call Michelle at 417-332-2121 to make reservations.. 

Very important to call ahead,
 
IF by chance the Hall of Fame is sold out (they cater to alot of busses and groups), Michelle will find us another room at a sister Motel, and that rate will be 50.00 per night.
Hall Of Fame will start serving breakfast on Sat, Sept 22. through out the duration of the winter months.

I still have a couple of other proposals going on, but this will get us started on a new path. Be patient, Call Michelle, 417-332-2121, Identify your self from this group. She is a busy lady, and will need to be reminded initially.

Lets see.... Yes, they have limited Pet Rooms, Yes nice Breakfast starting on the 22nd, NO POOL (but too cold for that now anyway), plenty of parking, ground floor rooms, nice big rooms, WIFI,  And of course they sell show tickets too, so that might help you save some money too..!!

I will update as thing progress (or regress) at Classic..

Michelle @ All Access Branson- 417-332-2121

Question?comments? post or PM me..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: How-doFolks on September 07, 2018, 05:36:11 AM
Nice of you to do all this sanddunerider. We will be staying at Classic the 14th & 15th of this month. We'll keep our eyes open on KD.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 07, 2018, 06:42:30 AM
Nice of you to do all this sanddunerider. We will be staying at Classic the 14th & 15th of this month. We'll keep our eyes open on KD.

Thanks. I will be back the 22nd, IF she is still there..

Tell her I said Hi, 
and if you have the chance, slip her a hamburger ;)
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: cheesehead57 on September 07, 2018, 09:58:23 AM
Sanddune....i called KD to confirm our reservation for Sept 11-23. She said all is still OK with the SDC Fans rate. I thanked her profusely for all her efforts on making our stay  great.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 07, 2018, 11:19:39 AM
Sanddune....i called KD to confirm our reservation for Sept 11-23. She said all is still OK with the SDC Fans rate. I thanked her profusely for all her efforts on making our stay  great.

Yes, I was told they would honor our rate for now...  She is doing really well at taking care of us, BUT bottom line is, she can only do so much..

I am more worried about the "service" factor after K.D. leaves.  (when she leaves).

I should be there on the 22, maybe see you before your guys head home.. 
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Post by: mhguy77 on September 07, 2018, 03:13:17 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Sand!  It is appreciated everytime I get a good rate.
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Post by: biscuitcreek on September 07, 2018, 07:17:14 PM
OK, That just sux!! 

She is so overwhelmed. Last week 125 hours for her!!  I can't even imagine... 6:30 am to 11pm or so.!! >:( >:(.

I will make a call tomorrow and see if we can get the TEMP motel deal rolling before the 20th..   That way if we try to stay at Classic and there is a problem, we have a back-up plan..

I will post tomorrow as soon I get a go ahead..

Bear with me people, I will get this ironed out..!!

It is one thing to work 125 hours a week if you own a business. But 125 hours a week breaks the law whether you are hourly or salaried. Sounds like the US Department of Labor, wage and hour division should be notified.
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Post by: mhguy77 on September 09, 2018, 09:29:06 AM
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Sounds like the US Department of Labor, wage and hour division should be notified.

Maybe these new owners are not as concerned with United States Law as we are........   I am laying down big dollars that is the case from what I have read.  Any takers?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 09, 2018, 11:57:21 AM
Maybe these new owners are not as concerned with United States Law as we are........   I am laying down big dollars that is the case from what I have read.  Any takers?

I think you are dead on the money. 

K.D.  is still hanging in there.  for now....
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: mhguy77 on September 10, 2018, 11:14:54 AM
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K.D.  is still hanging in there.  for now....

If she needs letters of recommendation I am betting we could accommodate given an address.  I would be happy to brag on her a little, I have always been treated like a king when I stayed with her.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 10, 2018, 01:30:59 PM
Good news for K.D., 

she gets to close on her new home Wed at 10:00!!.   Grats to her.. ;D

She has received a few job offers already, and many local concerned phone calls.  She has a lot of local support already, and I would think after she gets the keys to her new home.  It will just be a matter of her choosing "When and Where"... ;)
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Post by: milhouse on September 10, 2018, 05:41:42 PM
Fantastic news!! I hope we are able to follow K.D. where she goes. She has always treated my wife and me like royalty. Shes the best!!
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: palallin on September 11, 2018, 08:45:32 AM
Fantastic news!! I hope we are able to follow K.D. where she goes. She has always treated my wife and me like royalty. Shes the best!!

Agreed.  She deserves better than she has gotten in this situation, to be sure.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 11, 2018, 11:13:40 AM
Fantastic news!! I hope we are able to follow K.D. where she goes. She has always treated my wife and me like royalty. Shes the best!!

I am hoping so also,  Time will tell..

But in the meantime,, If there is a problem at Classic,  We can call michele at 417-332-2121 for rooms..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 25, 2018, 08:54:43 AM
I have been getting PM's and questions about Classic, KD and the "new" location.., Hopefully the following info will bring you up to date,,,,

Yes, K.D. did get closed on her new place, NO she hasnt moved in yet.. (cant get time off >:()

Yes, K.D. is still at Classic, Why you say? 
I dont know, i told her throw the keys on the desk and walk out.  She tells me she has a feeling of loyalty to her clientle and doesnt want to leave them..  I explained to her, and she realizes it already, she is losing customers already because of new ownership... I suggested she make a customer list and move on....

For the time being I am hanging in at Classic for K.D..  I deal only with here, she will take care of us as always.. I was there for 3 days this last weekend, and except for parking lot, NEVER saw the owners.  (thats ok for me).

IF you dont feel comfy, staying at classic, by all means call Michele at 417-322-2121, several people already have. She has agreed to help us out as a group or individually this winter until we make other arrangemenst elsewhere..  If I had my way, we would stay the all through the year, But becasue of contract with housing, the HAll of Fame cant take care of us during the "season" (april15-sept15).    Again make sure you identify yourself as SDCfan member, and tell her any special room requiremsnts you may need... Example- Someone called last week needed double queens beds in a handicap room with walk in shower...  Hall of Fame does not have that, But michelle was able to find a room elsewhere.

I have met with another motel on the SOTH, they have agreed to match our Classic deal. They are open all year, Have a better parking area, smaller pool, easy access to street and so on.  I have met both the asst mgr, the general man, and #3 manager, All 3 nice people, speak and understand fluent English ;). 

I did a walk through the rooms, all nice motel rooms.. they have single king, single queen, double queens.. All rooms have small table and sit down comfy chair, all are carpeted, all have flat screen TV,  ...the single rooms all have either a big easy chair and foot stool, or a love seat/couch for lounging.

The breakfast is a minimal thing, a lot like classic, but they do have fresh HOT biscuits and Gravy, also boiled eggs. And a lady their to assist you in what you or your kids may need..  Nice touch I thought.

I like this motel overall and am sure it will fit most of our needs.

Couple of things they DONT have..  No pet rooms, No walk in showers in the Handicap rooms.
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I am not releasing the name of motel yet.  Waiting on K.D.,,  AND something else may come up ;D

K.D. indicated to me she would like us to go with her to her new location..  I of course old her we would love to depending on location and few other details. I am hanging with her for now.   IF she finds a another place soon, I would like to think that by bringing our group with her, as well as her customer list, it would put her in a better positions for salary negotiation and management title...  After all with our group.. and her customers, you could be easily talking about 50-60,000 dollars in revenue per year, If not more..

IF Moving with K.D. doent work out, we will move on since I have all the ground work laid already..

Any other questions? concerns?  Post or PM me....
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: palallin on September 25, 2018, 09:28:41 AM
Your work is MUCH appreciated!

I, too, hope we can stay with KD.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: shavethewhales on September 25, 2018, 05:20:30 PM
The job market is so hot right now, especially in Branson. I don't get the loyalty to a place that's apparently not treating her right. Keep nudging her along.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on September 25, 2018, 06:26:23 PM
I for one would love to stay with KD as well.  I really do not understand why she does not tell them to stick it.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: oldsdcer on September 29, 2018, 06:51:13 AM
Hope to hear what arrangements have been made, planning early December visit for a week
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 29, 2018, 08:58:24 AM
I will keep you updated right here.. 

Keep in mind, IF you dont want to stay at Classic for the time being, call Michele at 417-332-2121, and she will assist us this winter..I do expect to make final preps and arrangements in the next 30 days or so.

We have our locked in rates at Classic as long as K.D. is there..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: biscuitcreek on September 30, 2018, 01:23:20 PM
Just got back from a 2 night mid-week stay at Classic. Didn't see much of the owners. Noticed some more minor changes. The room we stayed in with a king bed used to have an arm chair; it had been replaced with another bedside table. K.D. said she would let us know if she moved on.
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 30, 2018, 01:58:44 PM
Just got back from a 2 night mid-week stay at Classic. Didn't see much of the owners. Noticed some more minor changes. The room we stayed in with a king bed used to have an arm chair; it had been replaced with another bedside table. K.D. said she would let us know if she moved on.


Sounds like it is about the same... 

K.D. getting any time off to move in yet?
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: milhouse on September 30, 2018, 03:32:03 PM
KD gonna need help moving? Id be willing to take a couple of my off days to come up from Jonesboro to help out
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 30, 2018, 03:35:10 PM
KD gonna need help moving? Id be willing to take a couple of my off days to come up from Jonesboro to help out

You might contact her and let her know...

But I think the biggest problem is getting the time off... :(

I bet if "we" knew what day... "we" could get enough help and pickups, we could move her in about an hour!!  LOL
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Post by: Okiebenz on September 30, 2018, 05:42:19 PM
Just got back from a 2 night mid-week stay at Classic. Didn't see much of the owners. Noticed some more minor changes. The room we stayed in with a king bed used to have an arm chair; it had been replaced with another bedside table. K.D. said she would let us know if she moved on.

You got a king room?  They always give us 2 queens or doubles, whatever they are.  I thought the king rooms were not available on our rate
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on September 30, 2018, 05:52:14 PM
You got a king room?  They always give us 2 queens or doubles, whatever they are.  I thought the king rooms were not available on our rate

All rooms are the same price,  single King,  double queen, Handicap.. The "problem" at Classic has always been they only have 4 "King" rooms,  usually there is a recliner in the room along with table and 2 chairs,  Last week I also did NOT have a recliner.  In the past if the recliner was missing , call K.D., and they would bring 1 to you.. I dont know about know,, ::)   

Like wise as I make new arrangements,
ALL the rooms  will be the same price..  Single King, Single Queen, Double Queen..
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: milhouse on September 30, 2018, 05:57:41 PM
My wife prefers the two queens. Says I have to sleep in my own bed since I hog the covers 😁
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: Okiebenz on October 01, 2018, 08:47:59 AM
I got ya, I just always assumed king rooms must be more expensive for some reason.  Now I know!
Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: biscuitcreek on October 02, 2018, 09:12:37 AM
Our trip was last minute -- we called Tuesday and arrived Wednesday. The king was available for 2 nights which is what we needed. There was a large group of golfers there mid-week. I think they had 16 rooms.

Didn't ask about the move. We offered a meal Wednesday night but she had already eaten.

Title: Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
Post by: sanddunerider on October 02, 2018, 11:02:04 AM
Glad that worked out for you.....

Thanks for trying to slip K.D. a meal.. :D