Twin Rock Motel—Ontario, New York

In New York state—on the outskirts of the decidedly all-American town of Ontario—travelers  find a pair of twin rocks, too. But these stony sentinels remain open and welcoming day and night.  They stand on either side of the driveway that serves the Twin Rock Motel—a classic road haven that exists to help travelers who find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place.

Each guest room stands ready to transport weak and weary wanderers to a warm and wonderful place.The Twin Rock is tiny—its J- shaped building houses a modest nine units— but what those spaces lack in size, they more than make up for in comfort. Proprietors Bob and Nancy Miller run a tight and trim ship; they pride themselves on keeping their property clean and their guests pleased.  The décor is unencumbered. Light colors dominate. Modern amenities such as satellite TV and in-room coffee makers share space with beds covered with  flowering prints that bring to mind the Land of the Lotus Eaters. A nature painting on the wall may or may not depict a mountain resting behind pines. It could just as easily be one of the Symplegades rolling over trees in a crushing quest to rejoin the sea.