As the automobile industry became popular so did family vacations and lodging. In 1924, D.K. Rankin and his brother Hugh built the Rankin Auto Court cabins and the Log Cabin Motel cabins. D.K. and his wife Eva with their five children ran their farm and rented their cabins. Betty (Rankin) Grover and her husband bought the business from her dad and expanded with more units. Today, Betty’s daughter Jenny and her husband Robert Groom have worked very hard to keep the family tradi-tion alive! They have 4 cabins; each with two bedrooms, mi-crowave, refrigerator, and a coffee pot. Plus 6 other rooms. All their rooms have cable T.V. They have been working very hard to give their business a face lift and to upkeep the landscaping with new flower beds and a new business sign depicting the heritage. So, if you have family or friends that need a place to rest on their way to Yellowstone Park or over to the beautiful Grand Tetons; have them make Rankin Motel their destina-tion for a rest! For reservations call 652-3570 and they’ll leave the light on! Check out their website as well: www.rankinmotel.com
On August 5, 2015 our dear friend and colleague, Robert Groom lost his valiant and courageous battle with cancer. We as the board of the Ashton Area Chamber of Commerce want to express our heartfelt sympathy and will miss our dear friend who served with us on the board for some time and would even drive from Pocatello to our meetings during the winter months. His service will be missed and his seat empty as we remember all he had to offer to make our Chamber of Commerce a better organization and Ashton a better community!