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Sign Up To Compete in the Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge!

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We are excited that one of the tastiest events of 2020 will be coming back to St. Robert, Mo in 2021! Kansas City Barbeque Society) is bringing sanctions BBQ and grilling competitors to the annual Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge! This is a family-friendly event for everyone whether you wish to compete or just join in on the fun! Find out more about this event happening this March!  Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge  March 27th -28th, 2021 St. Robert Community Building  114 J.H Williamson Dr, St. Robert, MO 65584 KCBS is the largest society of barbeque competitor enthusiasts in the USA! We think there are going to be some of the BEST competitors we've had at our event! Some of these competitors have been on famous TV shows like Chopped and Pitmasters! There will be plenty to keep you busy whether you want to be a competitor, taste-tester, or bring the kids for some fun kid-friendly competitions! Below are a few of the fun activities you can expect! Sign Up to be

Congratulations Mattie Walden! Retiring Summer of 2021 After 22 Years with Fairfield Inn!

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This week we have an incredibly special feature  on our blog! Our very own Mattie Walden of Fairfield Inn will be retiring after working at Fairfield Inn for 22 years! Mattie is truly a delight to work with and although we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her to start enjoying her retirement this Summer! Learn more about our Executive Housekeeper, Mattie Walden, and her experience working at Fairfield Inn! Q. How did you get started with Fort Wood Hotels? A: In May of 1999, I joined Fairfield Inn as a housekeeper prior to the hotel being owned by Steve Ehrhardt. Q. What brought you to the St. Robert, Missouri area? A: In 1997, my husband Bernie retired from the Army in Fort Leonard Wood. Q. What are some of your favorite things to do when you are not at work? A: Some of my favorite things to do when I am not at work is spending time with family, watching horror films, and shopping.  Q. What do you like most about your job? A: In my job, I really enjoy meeting and talking with

MoDOT Weather App - Get the Info for Road Conditions - FWH Offers Inclement Weather Discounts!

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Winter weather is in full swing across Missouri. If you've lived in Missouri for any amount of time, you know how unpredictable the weather can be when comes to freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. When winter weather hits, the roads can get slick - fast! Even our major Interstate 44 can be hazardous to drivers in a short amount of time. The best way to find out the road conditions across Missouri is to utilize the MoDOT Traveler Information Map App ! Learn more about this handy tool and about our inclement weather discount at Fort Wood Hotels .  Missouri Department of Transportation - Traveler Information Map App  MoDOT offers an interactive app that shows the current road conditions across the major roads in Missouri. In addition to road conditions for ice/snow, you can get the latest information for work zones, flooding, and road incidents right on your mobile device.  The MoDOT Traveler Information app makes it easy to know whether it is safe to drive on the roads by offering

3 Traveling Tips for 2021

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If you had to skip your 2020 vacation, you are probably itching to go somewhere in 2021! Although we don't see traveling going completely back to normal anytime soon, many experts are predicting that families will be booking trips in 2021. Read on to get a few tips for booking your family vacation in 2021.  #1 Book a Trip to a Drivable Destination  Although airlines are opening back up, many Americans are looking for trips that are drivable. Taking a road trip instead of looking to airlines may be the best option to ensure your trip is not canceled. Road trips can also reduce the number of people you come into contact with along the way.  #2 Check Your Lodging's Cleaning Protocols and Reviews  If there is something we can all take away from 2020, it's the necessity of cleanliness. Before you book your trip, check to see what the hotel's cleaning protocols are, and don't forget to check their online reviews to ensure they are standing by their word.  At Fort Wood Hot

Merry Christmas from Fort Wood Hotels! Enjoy a Lookback of our Holiday Cards and Popular Gifts Over the Years!

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It's almost Christmas and we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from Fort Wood Hotels ! This week, we would like to feature a look back at the Christmas Seasons starting with 2014! Enjoy our holiday cards over the year and just for fun, find out what gifts were trending over the years.  2014 Christmas  Hottest Toy - Elsa Doll  The movie Frozen was released in 2013, so naturally, the Elsa Doll dominated the market in Christmas 2014.  Top Gifts for Adults  Cards Against Humanity became a top party game in 2014, Beats headphones, and the Roku streaming device.  2015 Christmas  Hottest Toy - BB-8 "Star Wars" Toy Droid  Yet another Disney hit - with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Toy Droid made it to the top of many children's Christmas lists.  Top Gifts for Adults  The best tech gear for adults in 2015 included the Fitbit Charge, Apple Watch, GoPro HERO Action Camera, and the IRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot.  2016 Christmas

Continuing to Exceed Our Cleanliness Standards at Fort Wood Hotels! ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงด๐Ÿ˜ท

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Traveling for the holidays or planning a trip for 2021? We want you to travel with confidence when you stay with us at one of our hotels in St. Robert, MO . As destinations are reopening, our hotels are committed to ensuring our cleaning standards exceed your expectations whether you are just passing through or visiting our area. Read on to find out how our hotel brands have enhanced our standard of cleanliness!  Our Promise is Service We Promise clean, easy check-ins, comfy beds, and service with a smile. Learn more about each of our brand's new initiatives redefining cleanliness. Our job is to clean so you can enjoy your stay. New Standards of Cleanliness New standards build upon our hotel brands already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene in high-touch areas, guest rooms and public areas. New guidelines and specific responsibilities for distancing, hand washing, and personal protection are here. Innovation Our hotel brands are partnering with industry-leading experts in h

Holiday Fun Around Fort Leonard Wood! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ…

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December is in full swing and you are likely looking for some fun things to do with your family and friends this holiday season. There is plenty to keep you and your out of town guests busy in and around Fort Leonard Wood! Read on to get all the details for the holiday celebrations around town this season.  Waynesville St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is Lighting up Pulaski County! The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch Light Up Pulaski County, a holiday lights celebration and contest. More than ever before, we need extra cheer to brighten spirits in our homes and community. This is a great opportunity for revisiting traditions and creating memories by loading up family and friends to share in the joy that holiday lights bring. Check out www.lightuppulaskicounty.com for all the details! See a Christmas Movie at B&B Theaters!  Seeing an old favorite on the big screen is a great way to get your Christmas spirits up. B&B Theaters is showing several Chri