Steamboat couple set to open renovated Spoke and Vine Motel in downtown Palisade
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Potential is what Jody Corey saw when she and a couple of friends decided to visit the Mesa View Motel in the heart of Palisade a little more than a year ago.
“My wife had stayed there one night with some girlfriends on a girls trip,” Corey’s husband, Jeff Snook, said. “It was not great.”
Corey’s experience was far below what most guests hope for, but when she heard the property was for sale, she couldn’t help but see the possibilities.
“We started to kick the tires when she heard it was for sale,” Snook said. “When we really started looking, it sounded like a great deal. There is great potential in the town of Palisade as well as the property itself.”
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Snook and Corey are longtime Steamboat Springs residents who have years of experience in the lodging and guest service industries. Snook worked at Mountain Resorts for more than 10 years, and Corey ran Simply Steamboat, a property management company. She currently works as the project manager at Trailside Village in Steamboat.
“We both are kind of go-getters, and we wanted a project,” Snook said. “We had been looking at things, but nothing really jumped out. This jumped at both of us.”
The husband-and-wife team closed on the property Oct. 31, 2018, and Snook has been busy with renovations since then. He said the rooms were taken down to the studs. The plumbing and electrical have been redone, and the rooms’ fixtures, furniture and decor have been updated with high-end finishes.
The renamed Spoke and Vine Motel, at 424 W. Eighth St. in Palisade, reflects the couple’s love of cycling and the community’s passion for wine.
The motel is scheduled to open May 1 and is within a short ride of area mountain biking trails. It also is in the midst of some of the best wineries in the state.
“It’s in the heart of downtown, and guests will be able to ride bikes or walk downtown or head across the street to Riverbend Park, where all the festivals are held,” Snook said.
The motel has a thoughtful design, sustainable features and 17 clean, comfortable rooms. Snook said the property is within walking distance of food, wine and beer.
“There are 28 wineries with tasting rooms around the area, and we are basically on one of the starts of the Fruit & Wine Byway, where people ride their bikes to the tasting rooms and the vineyards,” Snook said.
Spoke and Vine Motel offers single and double queen, single king and double full rooms in addition to suites and a one-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, complete with modern cabinets and quality appliances.
In the morning, guests will find fresh pastries, local fruit, locally roasted coffee and tea as part of a continental breakfast. The motel also offers a place to store your bike. Guests who don’t bring their bikes can rent them at the motel.
Snook said the motel is pet friendly with a $25 pet fee and a $50 refundable pet deposit. The motel allows two dogs per room.
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