I booked the two best rooms at the Westward Motel in downtown Salome (208/610-3516), for the 27, 28, and 29th. They only have four rooms altogether and the other two won't be available for long. Cody and I have one room and I'm saving the other for Dave and one other. The rooms are really best for a couple, because there's only one large bed in each. But my two rooms each have a large couch in addition. The last two rooms have only one bed and no couch, so probably not good for multiple herpers. The price is $65/night. The rooms are nice and there's a separate room for community kitchen. There's also a little patio and barbeque. Nice little hideaway.
Other rooms are available at the Sheffler's Motel, the place Dave and I have stayed at the last two years. One room has two separate beds and a cot and could hold three. I think it was $65/night. It isn't quite as nice a place, but will suffice in a pinch. There might also be rooms in Aquila, about 20 miles, or so down the road (Hwy 60). In addition, Wickenburg is another 15 -20 miles east and has everything. Rooms there start at $70/night for the cheap ones. We stayed there last weekend. Best Western is $80/night and probably tax in addition.
I'm seriously thinking of investing in some camping gear for some of my outings. Between gas and lodging, these weekend outings are getting expensive. BTW, if you don't want to stay in Salome or one of the other towns, there are places in the mountains you can put up a tent, or whatever.
I'll be driving west to Salome on Friday and hope to be there for some evening road cruising. Will check in to the motel and get up early for herping and hiking Saturday morning in the mtns. There are several mtn ranges nearby. Also, there's a bar and grill in Salome that has karoake on Friday nights, but their liquid refreshments are probably their best feature...haha! Saturday afternoon, it's probably time to record some of the areas cool lizards and Sat. night some more road cruising; but much of that is up to Dave too. Sunday and Monday are optional and we'll have to see who shows and what everyone wants to do. Many options.