The Bearhawk Hotel

This webpage lists places where you can stay for free while traveling the world in your Bearhawk or Patrol. If you're just passing through, intend to overnight, and would rather spend your money on avgas instead of a hotel, please feel free to give someone on this list a call - as they've offered up their homes to traveling Bearhawkers. If you would like to add your name, just let me know. Please include your phone number, airport info, smoking preferences, pets (yes/no), description of accommodations and anything else you would like to add. Email info to

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United States



Mark Moyle - (907)979-8100 or 8025 or 8015

Airport: PAPM  Tie downs. Possible Hanger space. Lodging at PC Co Hotel. The Hotel is comprised of two connected buildings. A converted Ford Tri-motor engine service building and converted warehouse. 2 person rooms with twin beds. Bath rooms with hot and cold running water, sink showers, hot water toilets. ATV's available 25 miles of beach combing on the Bering Sea. Three salmon rivers accessible by ATV. The Goodnews River Accessible via Jet boat. 87 octane Marine unleaded gas on site. With advanced planning 100LL delivered from Bethel in 55 gallon drums.



Marvin Haught - cell(479)586-4241 ,  home(479)738-6197
Airport: Huntsville Airport(H34). Hangar possible (depending upon current projects), unlimited tiedown. Prefer non-smoking, but smoking outside okay. Pets usually ok.
Guest room w/ AC, twin beds. Close to Eureka Springs, Branson - fuel on field at good price.


Oceanside (north San Diego County)

Todd Archer -(760) 978-7571, (760) 941-4530
Airport:  Oceanside (KOKB), or Carlsbad-Palomar (KCRQ) Transient tie-down at $5/day. Smoking outside only. I have two 100lb dogs who are usually friendly to other dogs..
King bed in one BR, empty BR, and LR sofa/floor. Usually have an extra car/motorcycle.


Pat and Carol Fagan -(661)944-3491

Closest airport is Crystal (46CN). It is private and requires permission to land. Call Diane at 661-944-1341 for info. She will also need a fax of proof of insurance. I have a hangar there, but it is presently full with my vehicles while I am rebuilding Smokey in my garage, so a visiting plane would have to be tied down outside. Bring tie downs.
We have a 5th wheel or camper for accommodations, or a quest room if I ever get around to working on the house again. Nice, quite, relaxing place to hang out. No smoking in the house. We have two dogs and four cats. Dogs get along with everyone but the cats could present a problem for visiting dogs. Smoking outside.

Yucca Valley

Frank & Diana Braun - (760)238-0283

We 1 mile from L 22 in Yucca Valley CA We invite any Bearhawk pilot and friends to stay for a day or 2 with us, we have a extra room with a pull out, NO Smoking inside.
We are 10 miles from Joshua Tree national park and 30 miles from Palm Springs. Hanger ?? Aircraft parking YES $5.00 per Day
note: Eric this is for 4-5 months as we will be moving to Bermuda Dunes Airport We also have a place in seven bays washington hanger is done but this location is with inside
camping and can be used any time with me not being there look it up on g earth and let me know and you can add it to the hotel list too.
127 Blossom court 7 Bays WA



Alex Kay - (303) 838-4666 home,  (845) 721-4854 cell
Airport: APA or BJC.  I am willing to host traveling BearHawkers! I haven't started building yet, soon I hope. I'm 50 mins from APA and BJC outside of Denver. We have a friendly dog so pets would be OK, smoking fine outside on the deck, we have a guest room and plenty of room. I could pick from either airport. The only rub is that due to work I'm only home every-other week, but I'm home the whole week.



Mark Scott - (203)393-3187
Airport: MMK or OXC.   Tiedown both places, some hangar space at OXC but may be expensive. Non smoking. We have a Cat. Another cat is fine. A dog would probably have
to stay outside or in the attached garage. At worst a regular mattress on the floor in a bedroom, a regular bed if one or more of my boys are away. I can pick up and or drop off at a
local motel if desired. Gas is significantly cheaper at MMK than OXC.



Bill Anton - (620)649-2797 home   (620)649-7172 cell

Private turf strip 2150’ Elevation 2955’  Airport designator: SN98 GPS coordinates: N37 25.33 W100 56.56  Smoking outside OK.  Pets outside OK – we have 2 friendly outside dogs Usually have 2 bedrooms free – just give us a heads up to make sure.



Mark Johnston - (218)391-1844

Unregistered home airfield, 1000' grass w/ 50' trees at ends, 23 miles to KEVM, 35 miles to KDLH . No inside smoking. No pets. 2 extra rooms or discreet campsite.



Eric Newton - (228)424-5096
Airport: Shadetree (MS82) - Private airport requires you sign a waiver before landing (contact me for details), or land at Diamondhead 66Y (public). Possible Hangar space, definite Tie-downs.  Small Apartment on the airport (MS82) or spare bedroom at my house.  Smoking outside only. Pets ok but we have two dogs and one is territorial. Possible loaner car, if its running at the time. One hour drive to New Orleans and one hour drive to Mobile, AL



Colin Campbell - (417)326-6595 or (417)777-0652 (cell)
Airport:: home strip or M17 - I would be happy to host any traveling Bearhawker's in my home. I have a 1300' strip right out the backdoor. Or if you prefer, Bolivar airport is only 3 miles or so away (M17--4000' paved runway). We have a couple of extra bedrooms and a bath downstairs in the basement. Prefer no pets or smoking inside (outside is OK). Possible hangar available at M17, plenty of space to tiedown here at the house.


John Johnson - (417)-357-6061.
We have a private strip 30 miles South of Springfield, Missouri airport with accommodations for up to six if you are all good friends. 1,350 ft grass strip, land north, take off south. 2 miles northeast of Galena, Missouri. Lat/Long to follow.

North Carolina


Jared Yates - 828-308-1543
Airport: Hickory (E40). Tiedown for sure, hangar sometimes. Smoking outside only. We have cats, chickens, and worms, but sorry, no room for guest pets.
Guest bedroom with full-size and bathroom. Car or motorcycle available for loan usually. House is one mile from e40.


Austin or Paige

Mark Goldberg  - 512-626-7886(cell)
Airport: Option #1 Lakeway Airpark (3R9) or Option#2 G-H Ranch. 6.1 NM 350 degrees from Lee County (GYB)
Probably outside tiedown, possible hanger space. Either non-smoking, or smoking outside only. Pets are ok but outside only. Have extra bedroom in both locations.
Happy to receive Bearhawkers - especially flying Bearhawkers

Canyon Lake

Dan/Tansy Christ  - (702)328-6173
Airport:: San Marcos/New Braunsfels. Smoking outside only: All pets welcome. Complete separate Nanny Quarters, full laundry, kitchen, Bath, Queen Bed with
Futon in living room. Can sleep 4. Separate access from main house. Great place to visit/Vacation, San Antonio 35 min away. Wineries in every direction. 1/4 mile from
gulf course, 1 mile to lake. If your here at sundown, feed the 234 wild deer that stand in our front yard demanding to be fed, corn is in the garage!

Waller (Northwest Houston )

David Weber - 713-882-3406
I live in the sticks so probably not feasible to offer hotel, but If you want to add a category of ...If you get in trouble in the Houston, Conroe, Navasota,
College Station area of Texas, I could come and bring tools, parts or etc.


Salt Lake City

Cal Brubaker - (801)455-0165
Airport: Woods Cross KBTF (Salt Lake City). Loft in heated hangar with hide-a-bed, ¾ bath, sink, fridge, microwave, TV with DVD only. Possible space in hangar
for aircraft; if not tie downs at FBO. Possible car available with notice. Prefer non smoking but smoking outside would be OK. Pets OK. Call for tips on navigating the
KSLC Class Bravo.Greatest snow on earth, BTW!


Puyallup (PEW-all-up)

Lee Woody - H(253)-881-1449, C (206)550-2322
Airport: KPLU, Thun Field Tie downs. Prefer non-smoking, but smoking outside OK. Pets are fine as long as they get along with our very friendly Labs.
Queen bed, TV, Wi-Fi. Close to Seattle, Tacoma and Mt Rainer. 75 miles south of Arlington.


Big Piney

Mel Kinikin -.(307)276-3278

Airport: (BPI)