HOTEL TURKEY

PLEASE READ HOTEL TURKEY’S STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19: https://hotelturkeytexas.com/2020/03/19/hotel-turkey-covid-19/

The Hotel Turkey is a historic hotel located in Turkey, Texas, United States that originally opened in 1927. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 24, 1991.

The two-story reddish-brown brick prairie school designed structure was built by H. B. Jordan to take advantage of the extension of the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway to the town of Turkey. On June 12, 1927 the building was partially complete when a tornado leveled it. Construction resumed shortly thereafter, and Hotel Turkey opened for business in November 1927.

The hotel was located just three blocks from the train depot and provided a meeting room to the traveling salesmen of the day to display their wares to the townspeople. The hotel also became a social center for the community as dances, banquets, and meetings of social and civic organizations took place in the dining room and lobby.

The hotel traditionally hosts the musicians who come to Turkey for the annual Bob Wills Day celebration on the last Saturday in April. George W. Bush, while still governor of Texas, once stayed at the hotel with his wife, Laura.

The hotel has had several owners including Gordon & Totsie Bain, Scott & Jane Johnson, Gary & Susie Johnson, John & Mona Bowles, and the most recent, a local rancher, Cody Bell, of Turkey. Cody owned the hotel from 2011-2015.  Local residents of Turkey, Pat & Tina Carson, purchased the hotel from Cody and have started to renovate the hotel into a center for community activities as well as welcome guests from all over.

Did I mention that we are Red Raiders?? One of the highlights for us since owning the hotel has been being featured in the Texas Techsan, the magazine for Texas Tech Alumni. See the issue here. We have also been featured, more recently, in The Agriculturalist, the student publication for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. See this issue here https://ttuagriculturist.com/2020/04/29/follow-me-to-turkey-tx/

FOOD

The Hotel dining room serves breakfast daily M-F 6:30-9AM & FRI & SAT 7-10AM.  Lunch is served Thurs-Sun 11am-2pm and we have dinner on Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 6-9pm nights.  On Wednesdays, we serve Pizza & Wings from 5:30-8pm.  

Galvans is located in Turkey on Main St and is open most days for lunch & dinner. Quitaque also has a couple of restaurants.  Please note that there are no restaurants open for at least 40 miles on Sunday evenings.  If you are staying on Sunday and would like to make arrangements for dinner we will try & accommodate you! Please make arrangements prior to your arrival.

Turkey is a very small town and unfortunately we do not have a grocery store.  Our local grocery store is located 10 miles away in Quitaque and is open M-Sat 8am-7pm. You are welcome to bring food to cook outside Sunday-Tuesday nights. If you would like to have snacks or food to grill out back for your dinner, please let us know and we can have groceries ready for you when you arrive.

Scan below or click the link to see all of our menus!

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RV SITES

Hotel Turkey has 70 RV hook ups available.  Rates vary depending on dates and length of stay.  Please call for information. 806-423-1151 OR 806-759-0272

THE ONLINE LINK FOR 2020 BOB WILLS DAY RV RESERVATIONS IS NOW OPEN – PLEASE CONTACT TINA AT 806-759-0272 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

If you are interested in an RV site for Bob Wills Day in April, please follow this link: Bob Wills Day RV Reservation

Things to Know!

A few things you should know before visiting Hotel Turkey & our area.

  • AT&T is our only cell service that works
  • There are no other restaurants open on Sunday night for about 40 miles.  We would love to accommodate you with a little planning if possible – we could have a BBQ sandwich for you if you set that up with us ahead of time!
  • We have live music every Friday & Saturday night.  We serve dinner from 6-9 on those nights & the music usually lasts from 7-10
  • Caprock Canyons State Park is 16 miles from our hotel.
  • This hotel is almost 100 years old!  It creaks & you have sounds and smells of the hotel throughout the day & night.  We are updating things all of the time, but again, it is OLD!  It was built without many things we enjoy today and we consider most of the unique things about this building to be charming! If you are not interested in enjoying this special charm, this hotel might not be for you!  We have updated all rooms with DirecTV, WIFI, mini split AC/Heat units & showers.
  • There is an Allsups convenience store in town where you can pick up drinks, snacks & many necessities, but our closest store is 10 miles away & closes at 7pm – the closest BIG store is 40 miles away – so keep that in mind while you are packing! We now serve beer & wine for drinking while you are at dinner and package sales are available as well!