I live just east of Newcastle and hunt area 7.
It takes less then 30 minutes to get to my area, HOWEVER, I camp in a tent in the area.
Motels or hunting from the house isn't the same. Nothing like laying out at night listening to the night time prairie sounds. Coyotes howling 'n such.
I just use a little one man tent, little MSR Firefly stove to make my coffee.
You're missing the best part of the hunt staying in motels.
As to Newcastle, several motels, if you get up early, and all the restaurants are closed there is the HI 16, across from the Chevy Dealer on the west end of town. They will be open 24 hours during hunting season, good food, reasonable prices, friendly people. Wifi if you want to text the folks back home.
Also the Weston County Sprortsman's Club has a range right in town. The last two days prior to hunting season its open for "sight in days". I'll be there one or both days. Range goes to 300 yards including gongs at 300.
See you there. If you need info on the range or sight in days, let me know.
My Antelope Set Up.