New owners of Scenic Valley Motel welcomed

Main Street Lansing officials recently welcomed new owners of the Scenic Valley Motel to Lansing. Pictured left to right are Dan Fisher, Executive Director of Main Street Lansing, Marsha Kobliska, owner of the Scenic Valley Motel, and Bruce Palmborg, Main Street Lansing President.

Marsha Kobliska, one of the new owners of the Scenic Valley Motel in Lansing, is welcomed by Main Street Lansing Executive Director, Dan Fisher, and Board President, Bruce Palmborg. Marsha and her husband, Jim, purchased the motel in August.
The Kobliskas, who come from Waterloo, bring a wealth of retail experience to their new enterprise. Marsha worked for several years at Sam’s Club and Jim managed the Sears Automotive store.  For many years, Jim had been coming to the Lansing area to practice his skills as an avid fisherman. He usually stayed at the Scenic Valley Motel so when he saw it was for sale, he thought it might provide a wonderful opportunity to blend his hobby with a vocation. He and Marsha had talked about retiring from the retail world but still wanted to work in another area. The motel offered that situation.
The Scenic Valley Motel is a favorite spot for those who love outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. Many customers rent their space a year in advance to be sure they have a spot for the opening of a particular hunting season. The motel offers 13 rooms and one cabin; three units offer spaces with  electrical hook ups for boats. The rooms contain either full or queen beds with seven rooms offering two full beds. All the rooms offer mini-fridges and coffee pots. Summer occupancy is often  full and winter occupancy varies by hunting seasons. Pets are allowed with extra cleaning fees.
The new owners have set goals of remodeling the rooms and adding new siding and windows. The motel is a no-smoking facility. Office hours are 8 a.m to 11 p.m. Check in is at 10:30 a.m., with check out at 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 563- 538-4345 for reservations.