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Motels and Accommodations Season 6 (Part Two) 
13th-Mar-2013 10:11 pm
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Motels and Accommodations of Supernatural - Season 6

Part Two

6.10 Caged Heat
Accommodation: squatting in abandoned house
Location: Evergreen, MO (estimation)

This is a classy joint. I love how run down this place is and yet a painting and lamp still remains. Whenever we see the boys squatting it serves as a great reminder of their limited funds and nomadic lifestyle.

Other notable squats:

2.22 All Hellbreaks Loose Pt II
3.06 Red Sky at Morning
4.09 I Know What you Did Last Summer (Sam and Ruby)
5.03 Free to be You and Me (Dean and Cas)
6.13 Unforgiven

6.11 Appointment in Samara
Accommodation: Bobby's House
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sam just can't seem to stay away from his favorite accommodation. Love the lamps to the right.

6.12 Like a Virgin
Accommodation: 6 Pines Motel
Location: Portland, Oregon

I LOVE this room! It has all the classic features of a great Supernatural motel. It has a very cool pine themed room divider (including the "6" of "6 Pines Motel"), pine clad walls and pine furniture everywhere. The bedheads have been used many times before and if that rug looks familar it's because it appeared in Time is On My Side (check out all the prop reuse here). I love that lamp - it looks like it has silhouetted picture on it.

There's also a wonderful mural (see all the other murals that appear in the show here). It's a shame we never get to see the full picture.

It even has The Floor Plan

6.13 Unforgiven
Accommodation: Webster's Motor Inn
Location: Bristol, Rhode Island

Whenever I see a motel sign outside of a window, as we see here, it makes me wonder if they've actually made it or picked it up somewhere. This one looks huge.

The room divider reflects that of a spiders web (from the MotW) and if the curtains look familiar that because we saw them recently in Amelia's motel room in Season 8 and in episode 7.12 (Repo Man).

And look! The Floor Plan makes another appearance. :)

Squatting in abandoned cabin

Another stay in an abandoned house. This looks pretty dingy and I really hate to think of the boys sleeping on that bed and sofa. *cringe* The set designers do a great job of these abandoned houses.

6.15 The French Mistake
Accommodation: Jared's House and Highway 51 Motel
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

This set is a mind spin! (just like the episode *g*). We have "Jared's" mansion, the interior of the fake "set" motel room and then the exterior of that same motel - but in the "real" world. I love that they have used the same bed covers from an episode earlier this season (6.02 Two Men and a Baby). How cool is that wall?!

I found the name of the motel in The Essential Supernatural book. I recognised all the motel graphics (on pages 126 & 127) except the HWY 51 Motel one. It was bothering me, so when I spied the rocket ship on the table I knew I'd seen it somewhere before. What a shame we never get a close up. What a great design. It's interesting that we do get a glimpse of the rocket ship design on the outside sign, but never see the whole thing.

The lotus lamp shade was also seen in 8.12 (As Time Goes By).

6.17 My Heart Will Go On
Accommodation: White Star Motel
Location: Chester, Pennsylvania

I really like this room. It seems to be faux deco - an attempt at being something classical, but not quite pulling it off. It makes me wonder if that is deliberate because of the nature of the episode (all is not what it seems). It also makes me wonder if it's suppose to be in a similar "style" of the Titanic era. The name of the motel "White Star" is the name of the company that owned the Titanic. I always love it when they use checkerboard flooring. Reminds me that they are often being "played" - as they were in this episode. There's also the bright red chairs - perhaps signalling danger.

6.18 Frontierland
Accommodation: None (saloon?)
Location: Sunrise, Wyoming

I don't think Sam and Dean are here long enough for an overnight stay so the saloon isn't really an accommodation for them. But it's such a cool set I had to include a cap of it.

6.19 Mommy Dearest, 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King and 6.21 Let It Bleed
Accommodation: Bobby's Place
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Gorgeous shot of Dean sleeping in Bobby's living room. As in Good God Y'All (5.02), the boys don't seem to have a room or an actual place to sleep at Bobby's. Adore that we get to see them waking up in these sleeping positions.


This is a wonderful overhead shot of Bobby's living room. We get a lot of detail. *sniff* No more Bobby's house.

6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Accommodation: Nite Owl Hotel
Room 107 (aka inside Sam's grapefruit)
Location: Bootbock, Kansas

Once again we see Sam in his favorite bed in Bobby's panic room. Inside Sam's brain we get to see a motel that they had stayed in. I always love it when we get the motel signs. I love this one in particular - with an owl perching on the moon. The very same name and design was used in 5.05 (Fallen Idols). We also get a glimpse of the owl on the crescent moon in (6.05) Live Free and Twi Hard.

Another season of fabulous motels and accommodations. Hats off to Jerry Wanek and his design team once again.

Screencaps care of homeofthenutty and Supernatural Screencaps

Special thanks to galwithglasses for helping with the initial research, the beta and picking up some extra details. <33

Motels Master Post
13th-Mar-2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
14th-Mar-2013 06:55 am (UTC)
Hee... I think I'm feeling that way after finally posting it. :))
13th-Mar-2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
I have no words for how awesome this is!
14th-Mar-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks honey. <33
13th-Mar-2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
I am so in-love with these entries, you have no idea. Well, wait, you probably do have some idea. ;) (I am tracking down the name of that motel in 6:08; JUST YOU SEE!)
14th-Mar-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetie! I totally have my fingers crossed that someone will come forward with that name. :))

13th-Mar-2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Damn I miss Home of the Nutty and Gallicka is down at the moment too...
Anyroads I'm ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ all over this post.

You are A Supernational Treasure.
14th-Mar-2013 07:32 am (UTC)
I missed Home of the Nutty like WHOA! Great that geckoholic has wonderful caps up. I'd be lost without cap sites.

Glad you like the post! <3333
13th-Mar-2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
AWESOME post, my friend. You make the decor a fascinating thing to gaze at and think about.Thanks for all your care and attention to detail, truly a labour of love for all of us to enjoy.
14th-Mar-2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Thank you hun. It certainly is a labour of love. :)) I do enjoy doing these, so at least it's fun.

13th-Mar-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
I love these posts. You do such a wonderful job collecting and cross-referencing, and I adore it!
14th-Mar-2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! I gotta say I enjoy the cross referencing. I kinda get a buz out of finding stuff that has been used before. :)
14th-Mar-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
You are amazing!
14th-Mar-2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Hee....thank you. :))
14th-Mar-2013 02:38 am (UTC)
For those who like to get a REALLY good look at the details in a motel I've added this shot. Here we can see the blinds, the brick wall, the bed (with a book on it - Sam has been reading) and what looks like a "no smoking" sign on the cabinet. Not much else to look at really. Oh - there's the TV, I suppose that might be interesting. Yeah...that's about it.

Really kind of a waste of space, that shot! I couldn't even see the TV clearly since something was blocking my view.

As in Good God Y'All (5.02), the boys don't seem to have a room or an actual place to sleep at Bobby's.

And in 4.02 Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester, in which Sam sleeps on the sofa and Dean on the floor.

Excellent post. I think your commentary has got even more interesting as your motel series has gone along!
14th-Mar-2013 10:28 am (UTC)
I couldn't even see the TV clearly since something was blocking my view.

Yeah. They insist of putting these actor people in front of those amazing sets. ;)

I think your commentary has got even more interesting as your motel series has gone along!

Oh thank you. That's encouraging. I decided to have a little more fun this time around. :))
16th-Mar-2013 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
14th-Mar-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
This is really, seriously awesome. \o/

The design team must have a blast putting the motel rooms together. :D And the murals especially look cool.

A funny little sidenote about the 6 Pines Motel. In Finnish, both "6" and the kind of pine that is pictured in the divider are both spelled as "kuusi". :)
16th-Mar-2013 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And what a cool thing about the number 6. Hmmm...I wonder if someone on the design team knew that...
14th-Mar-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
This was so awesome of you! I love looking at some of the details

Gosh darn it all to heck. I couldn't figure out the motel in 6x08. The motel cards were too far away and when I zooomed in, it messed with the pixels too much. I even looked at the 'Supernatural coffeetable' book adn didn't see it in there. I did ask Tara Larsen (@taraslarsen on Twitter if she knew. To me at first I thought it was The Over The Rainbow Motel but that didn't look right. Here's hoping she answers.
16th-Mar-2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Thank you.

And did you see we found the name of the motel? It's Over the Barrel.

I too tweeted Tara but it was someone else in the crew that answered (and with a picture!). Check out a comment above by quickreaver. :)))
15th-Mar-2013 03:43 am (UTC)

I never made the connection between the shifter baby and his shifting until you pointed it out. Interesting!
16th-Mar-2013 08:08 am (UTC)

I didn't either and as I was looking at the caps I noticed that they made a point of showing us the box a few times. I figured it had to mean something. Looks like it did...;))
16th-Mar-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
This is WONDERFUL. You have such an eye for detail! I've vaguely started noticing locations they reuse (they sure do love that abandoned warehouse), but I would never have noticed details like bedspreads and rugs!

And I love The Floor Plan--I'm sure I'll be noticing that from now on ....

Thanks for posting all this.
16th-Mar-2013 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I kinda love spotting stuff they have used before. I like seeing how they make it look different depending on what kind of motel room they are in.

And the floor plan cracks me up. I hope they continue to use it. :)
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