Maureen (Mo) Hutchinson-Parker & John Parker

Wow! We've just finished our 20th Season!
Reservations for 2020 will be available Jan 1, 2020
Thanks to our Awesome Guests, Our Business is "Traveller Ranked" #1 in Wawa πŸ˜ƒ

#1 Hotel in Wawa on Tripadvisor

John and I have a combined 88 YEARS working in the Hospitality Business.Β 

We met when we were 25, bought this place when we were 40, and now we are 60!Β 

We’d love to Retire. Most Motel owners would simply try to sell so they could retire. But we aren’t most people. LOL! We LOVE the Business & this property with all the Birds, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Rabbits, etc.. is like a Fairy Tale. We could never leave our 20 years of hard work, or all of our pets.Β 

But we’ve driven through 9 Provinces and 46 States together. We plan to shorten our working season so we can make more time for travelling & add to ourΒ Casino Chip Collection.Β 

John Parker and Maureen Hutchinson Parker
1984 - Crazy Oiler Fans - Edmonton Alberta
Mo and John
Summer 2000 - New Business Owners - Wawa Ontario
2018 - Always having fun - Bay Mills Casino Michigan

Lucky for us, I knew how to design a website in the 90’s, and was able to get our Motel online when we bought the place.

But the BIG Booking Companies have changed the way people book accommodations. You’ll never find us on the Big Booking Sites. We won’t pay the Mafia πŸ˜†Β  (Expedia, Hotels, Booking, Trivago, Tripadvisor, etc.).

All Reservations are made through our Secure Booking Platform only.

*We were listed on Trivago,Β  #1 in Wawa, but now they ONLY list Accommodations that PAY.

*Tripadvisor’s “Best Value” ranks the Hotels that PAY, highest on the list. (They do not have prices from Hotels that do not pay). We are ranked Tops in “Traveller Ranked”

Traveller Ranked Wawa Hotels

We’ve won many awards over the years. Shirley Mills wrote a nice article about our first award in 2010.

That award inspired me to paint our own Billboards. πŸ˜ƒ

Wawa Northern Lights Motel

Our property is a Wildlife Sanctuary and a bag of peanuts lasts us 2 Days! LOL!

We feed dozens of squirrels, Chipmunks, Rabbits and hundreds of birds. I post tons of photos on Facebook.Β 

Here’s an 8 second video of Sweetie Peetie – Our oldest, tamest Forest Squirrel ❀️

How We Met

I grew up in Sault Ste Marie, ON, John grew up in the Toronto area. We both moved to Edmonton, and met in 1982 at the Convention Inn Hotel (Now the Delta Inn South). I worked at the Top of the Inn Dining Room for 20 Years. John, the Executive Chef of the Hotel worked there for 16 Years. What an amazing time that was! ❀️ 

In 1999, we moved back to Ontario to be closer to our families. (My parents live in Sault Ste Marie, and John’s parents retired in Elliot Lake). We were open Year Round for the first 5 years 1999-2005. We were BLESSED to have my Mom & Dad take care of the Motel for us twice a year. We were able to continue travelling and add to our Casino Chip Collection.Β 

Happy Hour at the Northern Lights Motel
Bob, Helen, Wanda & George Hutchinson. Happy Hour at Chalet 2 πŸ˜ƒ

October 26, 2012 - Disaster Struck. We lost 3/4's of our Business in 2012 & the Business was closed for a Year.

But we weren't going anywhere. We LOVE this place, and our Guests love it too. We rebuilt the Chalets, and renovated everything that was on high ground. Our place is smaller, but we are 60 years old, so it's more than enough work for 2 Old Folks that want to retire. πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ» (John and I have worked without staff for a decade.)

We've been stacking the Canadian Snow Gauge and measuring Snow in Wawa since 2003 β›„οΈπŸΊβ„οΈ

In the early Snowmobiling years, there wasn’t Snow information on the Internet for Snowmobilers. So I had a ton of fun measuring snow for all of our valued Snowmobiling Guests. I ran the “Snow Cam” on my Website for decades.

We look forward to having you stay with us!

Reservations for 2020 will be available January 1, 2020

Mo & John
xxoo πŸ’•

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