Cool Springs Cabins
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TravisGood
N 35° 01.717 W 114° 18.600
11S E 745412 N 3879524
Quick Description: Cool Spring Cabins is a restored gas station turned souvenier shop along Route 66 on the eastern slopes of the Black Mountains as you ascend toward Oatman, AZ and Needles, CA.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2007 5:34:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM1AMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 124

Long Description:

As Route 66 heads towards California you approach the Black Mountains. This is probably my favorite stretch of Route 66. Climbing the mountain to Sitgreaves Pass and decending to Oatman is a thrill because the road is very much like it was back in the 1920s. This means narrow, winding, tight switchbacks and sites you can't see anywhere else.

The first and only sign of civilization you see on the ascent is Cool Springs Cabins. Long ago it was a gas station serving drivers along this desolate stretch of old Route 66. It fell out of use and was forgotten until Ned Leuchtner came along, saw the site and its potential, and decided to bring it back. That was in 2001 and today it's a lovely little gift shop rebuilt based on original pictures. It's a real throwback and a lovely site to see.

Check out the the link below for a brief history and more pictures.

Americana: Store/Curios Shop

Significant Interest: Other Icon

Milestone or Marker: Other Icon

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
P.O. Box 783
Kingman, AZ USA
86402


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