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I'd like to know if you know any airport where I can fly to, park my plane and walk from tarmac to a hotel within few hundred yards...
I am interested in airports in CA/OR/WA/ID/NV/UT/AZ...
I love to fly to small airports with my Ercoupe 415-C but not interested in tent camping when I get there and at my age I prefer to sleep in places with indoor plumbing...
 
KTUS, oddly enough, though it can be a bit warm for walking much more than across the parking lot in the summer. We tied down at Executive Air and walked to get the rental car and noticed the Four Points we stayed at was about the same distance from the FBO. The Four Points has a fairly decent restaurant in it too, for dinner and breakfast.

And Executive is right across the ramp from the AZ ANG F-16 hail sheds. We were advised of a 3-ship departing before we landed.
 
Another unexpected one is Orange County, KSNA. ACI Jet North is an easy walk to the main terminal, where you can get shuttles to hotels. The FBO was great.
 
Shelter Cove, 0Q5, on California's Mendocino coast. The tiedown area is an easy walk from a couple of hotels — and pretty much everything else including cafes, boatyards, the beach, etc. in Shelter Cove. One of my fave flyin destinations for overnighters (hotels or camping) or day trips. But have a Plan B for when that persistent coastal stratus moves in…
 
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Siletz Bay, OR S45. The Salishan Lodge will pick you up if you are staying there.
 
Jackpot Nevada. Right on the Idaho - Nevada border. It is in the middle of nowhere but they have a casino and hotel. They used to call the place, Top of the Pot, but not sure if they still do.
 
This is S12 in the below picture as I've been told and exactly what I am looking for!
Also I agree with the Shelter Cove, CA being a good nominee even though there is no services (fuel) there and coastal fog could may cause getting stuck there as a surprise during summer months.
Few years back at an airport restaurant luncheon I've heard some pilots were comparing the convenient airports where you can basically taxi your airplane to the parking spot right in front of a B&B or a hotel like in the picture below.

The purpose of this; I am trying to plan a multiple day flight from CA to OR, WA, ID, NV, UT, AZ and back to CA... So, I'd like to plan my route by overnighting at the airports with accommodation possibilities right by the airport.

I understand some may think just land, park the plane and then get an Uber to wherever the hotel is... That may be reasonable thinking if I were flying to LAX or SFO. But when you land at a small airport in the middle of wilderness like Yellowstone area it may not be a realistic expectation to find an Uber. Plus I'd like to stay close to the plane. I mean, walking distance close.

I appreciate the recommendations!
 

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Another couple of airports you might think about are Lone Pine, CA (O26), literally right next door to a decent Best Western on US 395 in the beautiful Owens Valley, plus (IIRC) as a bonus there's fuel there (but it's a fairly sleepy airport). And there's always Furnace Creek (L06) in Death Valley, which is walkable to the Furnace Creek Ranch accommodation in winter (don't try walking it in summer…), but check the runway surface beforehand — it's been pretty poor recently (I haven't seen the runway itself for years).
 
Another couple of airports you might think about are Lone Pine, CA (O26), literally right next door to a decent Best Western on US 395 in the beautiful Owens Valley, plus (IIRC) as a bonus there's fuel there (but it's a fairly sleepy airport). And there's always Furnace Creek (L06) in Death Valley, which is walkable to the Furnace Creek Ranch accommodation in winter (don't try walking it in summer…), but check the runway surface beforehand — it's been pretty poor recently (I haven't seen the runway itself for years).
The only issue with the Lone Pine that it is hidden behind a mountain range with peaks between 10,000'-14,000'... Also flying to Death Valley in summer means I'll be leaving there in October...It won't be easy to take off on a day where the temp is 123F ;)
 
I understand some may think just land, park the plane and then get an Uber to wherever the hotel is... That may be reasonable thinking if I were flying to LAX or SFO. But when you land at a small airport in the middle of wilderness like Yellowstone area it may not be a realistic expectation to find an Uber. Plus I'd like to stay close to the plane. I mean, walking distance close.

I appreciate the recommendations!
The other way is to tall contenders and ask about a courtesy car or use the website - https://www.airportcourtesycars.com/

I find that many small airports have a courtesy car that you can take overnight if you show up reasonably late in the day
 
Concord CCR. Hotel 50 yards from the ramp with a gate right there. Great place to launch from for a Bay or Napa tour.
 
I'd like to know if you know any airport where I can fly to, park my plane and walk from tarmac to a hotel within few hundred yards...
I am interested in airports in CA/OR/WA/ID/NV/UT/AZ...
I love to fly to small airports with my Ercoupe 415-C but not interested in tent camping when I get there and at my age I prefer to sleep in places with indoor plumbing...
If you expand the criteria to "small airports that are served by Uber or taxi", you'll open up lots more places.
 
Harris Ranch in California. Haven't stayed there but I did fly over for lunch during the Paso Robles Navion convention.
 
The only issue with the Lone Pine that it is hidden behind a mountain range with peaks between 10,000'-14,000'... Also flying to Death Valley in summer means I'll be leaving there in October...It won't be easy to take off on a day where the temp is 123F ;)

Yeah, there's all that :) But the Owens Valley on a quiet day between the Sierra and the Inyos is breathtaking. Oh well. And yeah, Furnace Creek any time that isn't winter can be a little … warm. I've actually been snowed on in Death Valley near Furnace Creek itself, but not in October (sadly).
 
The only issue with the Lone Pine that it is hidden behind a mountain range with peaks between 10,000'-14,000'... Also flying to Death Valley in summer means I'll be leaving there in October...It won't be easy to take off on a day where the temp is 123F ;)
Lone Pine and Bishop are some of my favorite places. The mountains and the Muir Trail are easily accessed there. What a beautiful part of the country. Wish I still lived closer!
 
Walking distance aside, there are FBOs which have have corporate discounts and will arrange transportation. It was more than a decade ago, but since you mentioned Idaho, the two FBOs at BOI had a history of trying to beat each other on the quality of their customer service.

On a trip from Denver to Coeur D'Alene, we decided to spend a night in Boise. Since we landed 28L, we chose the FBO on the south side. In addition to offering me a fuel discount because I was wearing my AOPA cap, they recommended a really downtown hotel with great rates, made the reservations for us, gave us dinner and breakfast restaurant recommendations, and picked us up the next morning. That was without any advance contact.

Not quite as comprehensive (it was one of the two or three best FBO experiences I've had in over 30 years of flying), but I've had similar experiences at a number of airports, both big and small, making arrangements both in advance and at the moment.
 
KMYL - McCall, ID has a hotel right across the street and bicycles if you wish to ride into the main part of town by the lake. Busy/touristy in the summer but it's a beautiful spot.
 
The other way is to tall contenders and ask about a courtesy car or use the website - https://www.airportcourtesycars.com/

I find that many small airports have a courtesy car that you can take overnight if you show up reasonably late in the day
I agree and did that in the past too.
But, many of those airports during summer months have more than 1 group of visitors who may be using the courtesy car and since they do not have a fleet of courtesy cars availability may be an issue.
Plus, during my stay I'd like to be able to go back and forth to the plane and 'nothing" can beat the convenience of an accommodation at a walking distance from the plane as I mentioned and shown on the picture at post #10 above.

I also agree some of those airports may be a great spots to fly to even if they do not offer such close accommodation at a walking distance away from the tarmac. But in those cases I'll plan a route that make those airports as a fuel/bathroom or lunch stop and choose the ones I mentioned as my overnight stops...

I really appreciate the recommendations.
 
I agree and did that in the past too.
But, many of those airports during summer months have more than 1 group of visitors who may be using the courtesy car and since they do not have a fleet of courtesy cars availability may be an issue.
Plus, during my stay I'd like to be able to go back and forth to the plane and 'nothing" can beat the convenience of an accommodation at a walking distance from the plane as I mentioned and shown on the picture at post #10 above.

I also agree some of those airports may be a great spots to fly to even if they do not offer such close accommodation at a walking distance away from the tarmac. But in those cases I'll plan a route that make those airports as a fuel/bathroom or lunch stop and choose the ones I mentioned as my overnight stops...

I really appreciate the recommendations.

KSDL Scottsdale
Best western across the street from FBO
Thank you. I appreciate...
 
Harris Ranch in California. Haven't stayed there but I did fly over for lunch during the Paso Robles Navion convention.
Unfortunately it is only 40 minutes away from my home. But still a great place to fly for a nice steak!
 
You can use airnav.com, select hotel tab, enter airport code and it gives hotels and its distance from airport.

Using sectional, pick airports in a congested area (yellow) or is by an interstate as candidates.
 
Another couple of airports you might think about are Lone Pine, CA (O26), literally right next door to a decent Best Western on US 395 in the beautiful Owens Valley, plus (IIRC) as a bonus there's fuel there (but it's a fairly sleepy airport). And there's always Furnace Creek (L06) in Death Valley, which is walkable to the Furnace Creek Ranch accommodation in winter (don't try walking it in summer…), but check the runway surface beforehand — it's been pretty poor recently (I haven't seen the runway itself for years).
When I landed at furnace creek in march, the surface wasn’t *too* bad. I did a low pass, there are significant cracks/bumps, but most weren’t on the centerline, and could be avoided by staying midline.
Second the lone pine nod.
 

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Saw a video on Halter Ranch outside of Paso Robles but no first hand experience...yet. Looking forward to trying it out.
 
Saw a video on Halter Ranch outside of Paso Robles but no first hand experience...yet. Looking forward to trying it out.
Halter Ranch looks like a very attractive location for a few pilots to organize a nice, classy weekend fly-in! Plus it is only 1 hr flight from my home airport yet I didn't know it existed. Thank you...
 
Nice wines there, but not when you're going to be flying soon. Their "CDP" is one of my favorites.
 
BLI has a Holiday Inn & Suites right across the street from the airport parking lot.
TTD has a Comfort Inn on the opposite side of the runway from the FBO, so it's about a mile walk.
FHR has the Orca Inn less than 1/4 mile from the northeast transient parking, and a bunch more between there and downtown (about a mile walk).
 
I usually find nearby hotels by using the Google Maps search feature.
 
I usually find nearby hotels by using the Google Maps search feature.
I do that too once I know which airport I am flying to.
But searching hundreds of possible airports one by one in order to find out if any one of them does have hotel within walking distance to the tarmac is not a practical way to research. That's why I am relying the past experiences and knowledges of other pilots over here and so far I've received terrific recommendations. I think my route plan is coming together. Now all I need is weather to cooperate.
God knows, I've had enough 110F+ days this month!
 
This site has hotels and Air BnB's near airports.

https://av8maps.com/

A lot missing, but some interesting stuff on it. Found a cool A-Frame in Maine with a 2,300 foot grass strip.
 
You probably already know about O22, which has three hotels within a mile.
 
You probably already know about O22, which has three hotels within a mile.
Yes I do but I still appreciate the response... It is kind of my neighborhood. I am between Monterey, Columbia, Harris Ranch and Napa so to say... All about under an hr flying away for my little classic airplane that flies with the speed of three legged donkey! ;)
 
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