By Don Lowe

Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, continues to captivate travelers with its enduring charm and nostalgic allure. The excitement surrounding this iconic highway stems from its historical significance, scenic landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage. As a symbol of the American dream and the spirit of exploration, Route 66 offers a unique road trip experience that takes you through a tapestry of small towns, breathtaking natural wonders and quirky roadside attractions. Travelers are drawn to the sense of adventure that comes with traversing the route’s 2,448 miles, immersing themselves in the rich history of the American West. From the stunning vistas of the Grand Canyon to the neon-lit signs of retro diners, Route 66 showcases a bygone era and offers an opportunity to step back in time. 

Booking a stay along the historic route is something travelers often enjoy and, lucky for us, accommodations are at our fingertips courtesy of Jim and Kristi Adams. Recently selected as a Conde Nast Traveler “Best Airbnbs on Route 66,” The Old Riverton Post Bed & Breakfast is a whimsical vintage pop of days gone by on Kansas Route 66. 

Jim is a Southeast Kansas native, and Kristi is a Missouri girl. They established the Post in 2016. They held their first event in December 2017 and hosted their first B&B guests in March 2018. They’ve recently expanded their love for hospitality by opening The Mollie on 66, another event venue and guest retreat in Galena, Kansas.

“We are blessed to have the opportunity to indulge guests of the Old Riverton Post B&B and Event Center from near and far, whether you’re one of the many travelers from around the world who are touring historic Route 66 or just passing through the area for pleasure or business,” said Jim. 

Jim and Kristi take pride in the details of their properties, and their highest priority is to furnish guests with comfortable and clean lodging while offering a safe and peaceful experience.

The Old Riverton Post B&B is a mid-century inspired living space with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Authentically decorated, this airy second story space was designed for you to feel right at home. It also has a beautiful covered balcony to enjoy a front row seat to small town USA. The event center, located directly below the B&B, is an intimate boutique venue, perfect for those celebrating moments that matter most. The unique space seats up to 60 guests and has a fully equipped kitchen.  

The Mollie was created and designed as an adults-only couple’s getaway or solo traveler’s paradise. It boasts the same vintage vibe as The Old Riverton Post B&B but with luxe accommodations. You’re invited to hide away in this sophisticated and swanky king studio suite tucked within the heart of historic downtown Galena on Kansas Route 66. The Mollie also has an event center that can accommodate up to 75 guests. 

The opportunity to stay in an Airbnb or host an event on Route 66 allows you to relish in the nostalgia, offering a glimpse into the past while enjoying modern amenities. Whether you’re a road trip enthusiast, a history buff or simply seeking a one-of-a-kind stay, Jim and Kristi Adams’ properties promise an unforgettable experience that combines comfort, style and the timeless allure of America’s most iconic highway.

(You can place this info anywhere – doesn’t have to be a part of the article itself but he does want the websites listed)  For events, contact Jim and Kristi at or or you can book your rental for the B&B and Here and Now travel trailer rentals at

By Amy Howe