Please note that location entries may feature older photos or post card views that may not represent the current appearance, features, addresses, phone numbers, or contact names of the attraction. This site is intended to be a historical as well as current record of various attractions but it is not always possible to have up-to-date information due to the vast number of locations featured here. We ask you consult the propietor for current information.
It appears the Est-Wood goes back to the 1960's. It was once operated by Carl and Reta Powers. You can see from the 2009 street views it was still there, tucked in the trees. It appeared there was a for sale sign on it then. I doesn't appear to be operating as a motel as of 2023. The address seems to belong to a private home that may or may not have been part of the motel facility.
From RoadTrippers several years back:
We are a eight unit cozy and clean motel located off I-75 at exit 222. This is the first motel you will see as you are coming into town. All of our rooms have full-size beds either one or two, individual bathroom with shower, color cable T.V. and a 20,000 btu heater. No air conditioning, but the very tall pines and oak trees keep the rooms cool in the summer months. No pets, please. We are minutes from Lake St. Helen and miles of groomed snowmobile trails and ORV/ATV trails. Three golf courses are very close by. Check out our Web site for additional information on reservations, up and coming events and snow conditions.