Showing posts from January, 2021

The Old Stagecoach Stop History and Virtual Tour!

One of the many wonderful aspects of Pulaski County is the rich history that it offers our visitors and residents! If you love to learn about American History, Pulaski County is a great place to visit. Setting the framework for Pulaski County is the Old Stagecoach Stop, formally known as The Waynesville House offers a lot of history dating back to the Civil War. Read on to learn more about this historic site located in Waynesville, MO!  The Old Stagecoach Stop History The Old Stagecoach Stop, probably known as The Waynesville House, was built by William Walton McDonald on land he purchased in 1854. W. W., a veteran of the Mexican War, came to Pulaski County from St. Louis County around 1850 and became County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, and Postmaster. His hotel, originally a double pen log building, was a stop on the St. Louis to Springfield stage route. When Civil War broke out, the stage road became important to the Union Army for moving men and supplies from the rail head at Rolla to sou

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

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!

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!

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