We just learned that our home base hotel in Russell - Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites, has sold out of double-occupancy queen bed rooms. They only have suites remaining. We have made arrangements with the Lodge at Russell for another 50 rooms. The hotel is nice and the rates are around $50 for a double-occupancy room.
If you want to sleep in a motel in Russell, better reserve your room at the Lodge at Russell immediately. Their phone number is 785-483-2107.