In the 1920s, America got its first motor lodges. With the rise of car ownership, an increasing number of motorists sought comfortable places to stay along the way to their destination. Simmer Motel is one of these iconic roadside hotels, where classic Americana lives on in the Kansas River Valley at the base of the Flint Hills.
Each guestroom at the Simmer Motel has a unique Americana design, but the amenities stay the same. Our air-conditioned rooms are well-equipped with a TV, couch, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker, not to mention free Wi-Fi.
The town of Wamego, Kansas, has claimed the 1939 fantasy film The Wizard of Oz as its own. Check out the OZ Museum, home to original movie posters and props, and the OZ Winery, which offers tastings and bottles for purchase.
Nearby, the Mount Mitchell Heritage Prarie is an excellent place for hiking and walking (and taking photos in a field of sunflowers). And every spring, the Wamego Tulip Festival brightens Wamego City Park with 150 artisans and vendors.
We care about helping you make the most out of your vacation. The map below shows some of our favorite spots in the neighborhood.