Some of my information came from Cliff's sister, so I hope I don't get any of it wrong.
The owners and managers of the place, Randall and Debbie, live at the motel themselves. Debbie holds down a full-time job in addition to all the work she does at the Hub. You will find them outside visiting with their customers most any time, although Debbie seems to help out in the restaurant a lot, too.
As I understand it, the motel sat empty and idle for twenty-some years; Randall and Debbie opened it in 2006.
Now, if you are looking for a new, totally up-to-date motel, this isn't the place for you. Our room was clean, though, and lacked that peculiar smell most motel rooms have. The air conditioner worked, and hot water was instantly delivered as soon as a faucet was turned on. And of course, the most important thing of all: free Internet connection! The camaraderie between the proprietors and the bikers who stay there is evident all the time. Cliff and I pretty much kept to ourselves, but we would have been welcome to sit and chew the fat with the proprietors and the other bikers. There are bonfires outside for those who care to join in.
Campers are welcome to stay for $10 a night, and there's a shower and bathroom for them to use.
Just as I started to miss Iris, the resident mascot decided to befriend me.
Please help spread the word if you have friends who ride motorcycles; Arkansas is one of the best places they'll ever find for riding, and the Hub Motorcycle Resort is the best place to stay; you'll feel like part of the family.
I have another motel to talk about, but I won't be giving it such glowing reviews.