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Shady Rest Hotel - Small rural hotel featured on the situation comedy PETTICOAT JUNCTION/CBS/1963-70. The Shady Rest is located at the end of a railway line (C.F. & W. Railroad) that runs from town of Hooterville to neighboring town of Pixley.

The Original Cast of PETTICOAT JUNCTION
Kate Bradley, her daughters, Uncle Joe,  Floyd and Charley


There's a little hotel
Called the Shady Rest
At the junction.
 (Petticoat Junction)
It is run by Kate,
Come and be her guest
At the junction.
 (Petticoat Junction)
And that's Uncle Joe,
He's a movin' kind of slow
At the junction (Petticoat Junction)


Facade of the Shady Rest Hotel - PETTICOAT JUNCTION
Front Porch of The Shady Rest Hotel

Widow Kate Bradley (Bea Benaderet) owns the Shady Rest Hotel and runs her humble establishment with the help of her slow moving brother Uncle Joe Carson (Edgar Buchanan) and Kate's three beautiful eligible daughters Betty Jo (Linda Kaye-Henning); Bobbie Jo (Pat Woodell/Lori Saunders) and Billie Jo (Jeannine Riley/Gunilla Hutton/Meredith MacRae). The Shady Rest dog was called "Boy"

Other locals to visit the Shady Rest were:

  • Smiley Burnette as  Charley Pratt as Cannonball engineer
  • Ruff Davis as Floyd Smoot, as conductor/engineer
  • Byron Foulger as Wendell Gibbs, conductor
  • Regis Toomey as  Dr. Barton "Doc" Stuart, local physician (replaced by June Lockhart as Dr. Janet Craig)
  • Mike Monor as Steve Elliot, crop dusting pilot and Betty Jo's boyfriend
  • Frank Cady as Sam Drucker, a local Hooterville grocer
  • Jonathan Daly as Orrin Pike, game warden
  • Virginia Sale/Elvia Allman as Kate's arch-rival Selma Plout
  • Charles Lane as Homer Bedloe, Pixley railroad executive

. See also - FARMS & RANCHES - "The Douglas Farm"


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