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Checking In: Mother Earth Motor Lodge

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Checking In: Mother Earth Motor Lodge | Kinston, NC

Step back in time with a stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge in Kinston, North Carolina.

Mother Earth Motor Lodge | Kinston, NC Mother Earth Motor Lodge | Kinston, NC

Originally built by George Dubose in 1963, the Motor Lodge was constructed in a time when there were only two other hotels to accommodate travelers from Highway 70 and Route 11. Performers often stayed at the motor lodge — even James Brown himself, the Godfather of Soul. The Motel, unfortunately, was forced to shut its doors when the textile and the tobacco industries began to dwindle in Kinston.

In 2012, Stephen Hill bought the motel and restored it to its former glory and named for its sister company Mother Earth Brewing, which was established in 2008. Mother Earth Motor Lodge offers a total of 45 rooms including standard economy, economy plus, as well as suites to accommodate lengthier stays.

Mother Earth Motor Lodge | Kinston, NC

The Lodge also boasts outside entertainment including a pool, shuffleboard, and 9-hole miniature golf. The Front Desk also offers beer, wine, and snacks for purchase.

The Mother Earth Motor Lodge is registered as a National Historic Building by the United States Park Service.

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