an old rusty car parked in a grassy area
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

I Saved $40 at at This Place?!?

As a customer for the first time at, I received $40.00 back on my credit card statement shortly after I successfully completed my stay with which I spent a minimum of $80.00 or more on lodging…

I Saved $40 at at This Place?!?

an old rusty car in the grass
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…but where exactly did I stay?!?

an old rusty car in a field of grass
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Who in the world would stay at a place where rusted vehicles were being choked by weeds?

an old rusty car in a field of grass
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

This vehicle was a 1930 Ford Model A coupe. How did I know?

a sign on a metal surface
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

I will only say that it was a very good guess on my part — but I will never tell how I knew that information.

an old rusty car
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

This vehicle was a 1926 Ford Model T touring vehicle.

a sign on a wall
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Once again, I am not revealing how I know so much about historic motor vehicles.

an old rusty car on grass
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The 1926 Ford Model T touring vehicle might just need a new set of tires — at least, according to my professional opinion as an automobile mechanic, which is a job I never had.

a rusty old car with two headlights
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

To say that this is a grille on which you can cook food might seem to be really far fetched…

a wooden table with a red wheel on it
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…until one realizes that this old truck is actually used as a picnic table. I know this because I witnessed the staff of this establishment having a picnic with their family and friends. At least two dozen people must have been seated here when I first checked in to this place.

a sign on a rusted metal surface
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Guests at this place were permitted to drive the vehicles at any time — provided that they were willing to accept the risk — and there was no extra charge. What other lodging establishment has this service for its guests?!?


“Brian, are you crazy?” you must be wondering to yourself. “What did you do — stay the night at a junkyard?”

Well, I may be crazy — readers of The Gate probably know that by now — but no, I did not stay at a junkyard.

Quite the contrary, actually: I highly recommend staying at this place; and I would stay there again with absolutely no doubt or question whatsoever — and not because of the antique vehicles.

The reasons are because…


you will find out the reasons when you read this article pertaining to this place

All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The Offer May Still Be Available

This is a possible reward for you if you have read the entire article and found yourself down here: the offer to spend a minimum of $80.00 on your hotel reservation booked at and you will get $40.00 back after you complete your stay may still be available, thanks to this information which was shared by FlyerTalk member LRD:

Didn’t see this mentioned; a search didn’t return any hits. . . but, per a large display in the DFW (D) Admirals Club, you can get to the deal with the easy-to-remember link of

(Note: I’m not suggesting the deal is still valid – just reporting what I saw.)

I tried the link for myself… promotion
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…and the green area at the bottom appeared — indicating to me that this offer is still available. Take a screen shot prior to booking your reservation as proof that this offer is still available, just in case.

Please refer to this article for additional details and information pertaining to this offer — and I will eventually reveal where I stayed in a future article…


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