1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
This Texas Motel's Built for HorsesAn enterprising Texan says he tapped into a big market when he built his "Horse Motel" for weary travelers with horses.
Tony Griffith, who runs the South Loop Horse Motel in Fort Worth, says his motel is one of only two in the country that take horses. He's able to take advantage of the year-around stream of horse owners traveling to horse show and rodeo events in Fort Worth, but says the idea might work anywhere lots of people travel through with horses.
The South Loop Horse Motel features accommodations for owners up front and a line of stalls ù complete with running water and show facilities ù in back. While customers must provide feed and other equipment to care for the horses, the motel does provide "maid service" when the horses leave.
Guests without horses are welcome, too, and Griffith says they seem to enjoy the presence of horses. South Loop motel rooms rent for about $35 apiece while the horse stalls go for $15 a night.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, South Loop Horse Motel, 6328 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas (ph 817 293-5333).
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