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Address: 819 Pony Express Hwy.
Marysville, KS 66508
Brand: Independent
Units: 20
Rate: $50.00
Asking Price: $290,000.00

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819 Pony Express Highway
Marysville, KS. 66508
Asking price: $290,000.00


The Thunderbird Motel was built in 1958. It has a long history in Marysville. Since it operates in a small, thriving community, the biggest clientele are the people who come to the community to complete work projects. We have relationships with many companies who always stay with us when they are in the area. Many of these people are here from Monday through Friday for weeks at a time. Another big area of business comes during hunting season. From September through December, the Thunderbird welcomes hunters from all over the United States. There are many hunters who return here year after year. The rest of our clientele is a mix. The Thunderbird is a well-established business with a long list of “regulars” who stay here, and also many people passing through who stop in. The Thunderbird Motel is located on Highway 36. The Thunderbird Motel sign can also be seen from the junction where Highway 77 north meets Highway 36. The Thunderbird is the only motel on the west side of Marysville. We do not advertise. We do not have a website. We do not have any billboards. The Thunderbird Motel operates on “word of mouth” advertising and people who enjoy staying at “mom and pop” operations. A new owner could implement some advertising and see the profits rise!


The main building is 6,402 square feet. It is constructed of concrete blocks faced with bricks. Any parts of the walls that are not brick faced have been sided with cement board siding. Even the interior walls are constructed of concrete blocks covered with sheetrock. The roof was new in 2009. The exterior is very low maintenance. All of the rooms open to the outside.

There are twenty rooms for rent. Five of the rooms have queen size beds. Six of the rooms have two full size beds. Nine of the rooms have one full size bed. All of the rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator. All of the rooms have PTAC units which all been updated since 2008.

The hot water system was put in new in January of 2013. It is an on demand system. It is located in the laundry facilities. The laundry is in the main building and opens both to the north and south side of the building.

The apartment has two bedrooms and two baths. It opens into the lobby where guests are greeted and check in.

The land that the motel sits on is over two acres. It includes lots 5, 6, and the north half of 7. There are picnic tables and grills for the guests to use. There is also a stand for hunters to hand deer on and a sink for cleaning birds. Also included is another building which is 968 square feet. It is currently being used as a workshop and for storage. There is another small building that is also used for storage.

The motel is served by a Rural Water District and city sewer service. It is within the city limits, but has a rural, relaxed feel.




We recently purchased the lot to the west of the motel. It also has highway frontage onto Highway 36. It is .81 of an acre. It has ten camper parking spots. Each has water, sewer, and electric hookups. Five of them have fifty amp service and five of them have thirty amp service. There is a privacy fence along the south side of the property. Both the parking spots and the large area of the lot have been rocked. All of the hookups are along the southern part of the lot. This leaves a large area where we allow tractor trailers and other large rigs to park when they are staying at the motel.




 This is an irregular shaped lot containing 15,015 square feet. It is bordered on one side by the motel and on the other side by a residence. There are also residences across the street. It would be suitable for building a business or a residence. Electric, gas, sewer, and water access is already in place. It has already been surveyed and looked at by the city. It is currently zoned as commercial, but we have been told by the city that we could easily have it rezoned as residential. The city has also measured as to required setbacks and determined that a house could be built there.

Seller Information

Contact Name: Cindy S. Yager
Phone Number 785-713-1051

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