105 N. Alister Street
Port Aransas, TX
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the
most advanced fighter plane in the world when it first flew in 1939. With its
unique twin-engine/twin-boom design, there was no mistaking a Lightning when it
appeared in the sky.
Great speed, twin-engine safety, and incredible, concentrated firepower made the
P-38 the most feared Army Air Corps aircraft in the Pacific Theater during World
War II. Richard Bong, from Poplar, Wisconsin, flew the P-38 to 40 aerial
victories, becoming America's "Ace of Aces," and the highest scoring American
ace of all time.
The Lightning was the first successful aircraft to emerge from Kelly Johnson's
legendary "Skunk Works" -- the small, super-secret, west coast workshop that
would later produce the Mach 2-plus F-104 Starfighter, the U-2 spyplane, and the
revolutionary and awesome SR-71 Blackbird.
In keeping with this tradition, our non-smoking, no-pet Lightning Room is the best-kept
secret in Port Aransas! It packs such amenities as a large, Queen-sized bed,
refrigerator, microwave, 10-cup coffee maker, and hair dryer. And,
of course, your stay with us includes our signature "delivered-to-your-suite"
continental breakfast basket each morning, with a variety of fresh bakery,
fruit, coffee, teas, and the morning newspaper -- all at no extra charge!
To specifically reserve the
Lightning Room, please call us at
888-671-8088. To reserve the next available single-queen room on-line,
(Pictures to come!)