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[pct-l] Interstate 15 near Cajon Pass --Map D1
In a message dated 4/11/99 8:18:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< In all your travels, have you gone by the hotel at Highway 138 and
Interstate15 where Tiffany's Restaurant and the new McDonald are? ... Last
year we left a food box at Wrightwood for a friend and stopped at the hotel
when we passed by. We spoke with the owner who said he was renovating the
hotel and would have it opened in the fall. Walt and I would like to skip
going into Wrightwood and stay at the hotel and send our food box there. The
owner sounded like that might be a possibility. >>
Yes, but I've never stopped there until today. BTW, the renovated motel is
"under new management."
For those who may one day be looking for this motel, it is located on the
Northwest corner of the Highway 138 / I-15 intersection (behind the Union 76
Station). The motel sign reads "ECONOmy Inn."
Their mailing address is:
8317 U. S. Hwy 138
Phelan, CA 92371
Telephone: (760) 249-6777
Manager: Vinod Somani
The ECONOmy Inn has a pool and a hot tub. Rooms rent for $40 to $65 per night
depending on the number of beds and the number of guests. If you want
specifics about room rates or want to make a reservation, give them a call.
Although Tiffany's Restaurant (across the interstate on Wagon Train Road) is
now CLOSED, there are two fast-food restaurants nearby: Del Taco and
I spoke with Vinod today and explained about the Pacific Crest Trail and the
needs of through-hikers. He was very receptive to their needs for a warm, dry
room with real beds.
He agreed to accept and hold resupply packages for hikers who plan to rent a
room for the night (or more). He will do so without charge as "a favor to the
Mail your package to the address listed above. Mark it as you do for all
resupply packages ("Hold for PCT Hiker <name>, Estimated date of arrival
mm/dd/yy"). If you mail a package and change your plans about stopping there,
please give Vinod a call and discuss disposition of your waiting package.
Please direct any other questions you may have about the ECONOmy Inn to Vinod
Somani at (760) 249-6777.
Enjoy your layover stop,
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