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The Seeker by James Beard Award Chef Stephan Pyles at Interstate Inn is Available Now for Event Booking

Enhancing the current motel renaissance in Texas, Mod Motels, the debut Texas-based lodging company transforming mid-century modern motels announced today dates of its first-ever special event weekends with Chef Stephan Pyles in 2024. The first two weekends are available now for pre-booking and fall and holiday package pre-booking incentives for 2024 for Interstate Inn, in Stephenville, which is scheduled to open in Summer 2024.

Interstate Inn will house both The Seeker with Stephan Pyles restaurant and a spacious event venue for special events as well as cooking classes by Chef Stephan Pyles. For inquiries or to book please click this link to fill out your information or you can email

Construction is currently underway transforming Stephenville’s historic Caravan Inn, into a fully reimagined boutique, luxury, mid-century modern, 33 room motel and full-service restaurant collaboration— The Seeker with Stephan Pyles. Additionally, a unique event space named The Cork Room is in the works, poised to become an ideal venue for hosting a variety of occasions such as weddings, cooking demonstrations, private dinners, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, culinary classes, and more.

For those planning in advance for 2024 travel, the first two of six Stephan Pyles destination culinary celebration weekends are now available for pre-booking. Chef Stephan Pyles culinary, two-night, weekend packages will include Friday night welcome reception at Interstate Inn, Saturday afternoon cooking class at The Cork Room, Saturday night wine dinner and Sunday brunch with Chef Pyles at The Seeker. Packages are now available at special pre-booking rates through January 1, 2024 for the following dates:

This much-anticipated lodging and culinary destination is set to revitalize the spirit of American motoring and revolutionize the dining scene in Stephenville, Texas, and beyond. Led by the legendary James Beard Award-Winning Chef Stephan Pyles, The Seeker and special event weekend programming within The Cork Room at Interstate Inn will bring his signature brand of Modern Texas Cuisine steeped with many influences from his upbringing in Big Spring, Texas, to his extensive travels throughout his career showcasing the bold flavors and rich heritage from cultures around the world.

The menu at The Seeker will showcase the very best of Pyles’ Modern Texas Cuisine.  Drawing on inspiration from the diverse cultures and abundant local ingredients, Chef Stephan Pyles has crafted a concept for a menu that reflects the essence of his home—the Lone Star State. Guests can look forward to an array of delectable dishes that harmoniously balance traditional flavors with innovative techniques, elevating familiar favorites to new heights.

The Cork Room, taking its name from its repurposed cork ceiling, developed as a tribute to the many Champagne-popping celebrations that it is destined to host. This venue boasts a dedicated catering kitchen equipped with exhibition and audiovisual capabilities, complemented by artful murals and custom chandeliers that enhance the overall ambiance.

According to the U.S. Travel Association and Travel Texas, travel brought 187.5 billion dollars in 2022 to the Texas economy. More national and international events than ever are happening in North, Central and South Texas than ever before. In 2024, the events to look forward to in North Texas include the Academy of Country Music Awards, PBR World Finals, and World Series Champion Texas Rangers games.  Tarleton State University’s new expansion made possible in part by Texas A&M will be open in 2024 as well. 

Interstate Inn, The Seeker and The Cork Room, are located just one hour and fifteen minutes from Fort Worth and one hour and forty minutes from Dallas by car, and are poised to become a cherished gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant will offer a variety of environments for dining, including an inviting indoor space, a charming outdoor patio, and flexible private event accommodations for cooking classes/demonstrations and special occasions and milestone celebrations.

For more information, please visit or contact Follow Interstate Inn and The Seeker on social media platforms for the latest updates and mouth-watering previews of the extraordinary dishes and special events that await.

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