While the old sign has been replaced, the front has been redesigned, and the little prospector scene is gone, this motel is still there — now as the El Rancho Inn — and still looking good.
A combination of a campsite and tourist trap, Buck Lake Ranch is still open and has been restored to its former 50s and 60s glory days.
While the motel itself is gone, the sign lives on upon the grounds of the Pony Express National Museum.
Chef "Onyx" and I are already scheming on how we can update and improve this recipe. The first move is to not use Crisco. I’ll post the results of what we end up creating once we have it dialed in.