A roadside renaissance is in full swing, and these moteliers make us want to pull over.

Campfire Hotel in Bend, Oregon

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There’s lots of room to store your gear in these recently refreshed digs in Bend, Oregon. You can rent a tube to float down the Deschutes River, right at the front desk. CAMPFIREHOTEL.COM

Skyview Los Alamos room interior

Skyview Los Alamos


Midcentury modern meets the Old West at this 33-room motel on a hillside overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley. The 1950s pool is still intact, and there’s a vineyard onsite. SKYVIEWLOSALAMOS.COM

Cuyama Buckhorn Santa Barbara motel

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Upscale rodeo vibes abound at this Santa Barbara County gem, where you can settle into the heated pool or barrel sauna with views of the sunset. CUYAMABUCKHORN.COM

Stables Inn exterior sign

Courtesy of Stables Inn


The name says it all at this horse-inspired motel just outside Paso Robles, where 19 rooms and a quaint, six-person bunkhouse are decidedly farmhouse chic. STABLESINNPASO.COM

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