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#11467 - 11/20/03 07:26 AM Headquarters and lodging announcement!  
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The UnRally-III HQ will be the Ponderosa Campground located at 1815 Yellowstone Hwy., right on the corner on the left where E.B. US 14/16/20 (aka Yellowstone Hwy) turns to the north and becomes 8th St. See the mapQuest page here.

They have two large tent yards set aside for us. They have the main level close to the amenities (showers, restrooms, laundry, etc.) and one down a paved road ~.1 mile down close to the riverside and amongst large trees. This is supposed to be a very beautifultent yard--where the organizers of previous HD rallies have opted to stay--but if you want something other than port-a-potties, you have to walk back up the hill to the main area of the campground. We have both of the two large tent yards set aside for our group as well as the 5 camping cabins (electricity, but no plumbing), and there are three TeePees down below by the river and six more up above. They also have tent sites with electricity if needed, as well as many RV spots (separated but close by) in both back-in and pull-through configurations.

Mention that you are with the BMW M/C group for the group rates and to be placed together with the rest of us. Group rates are:

tent yard spots $16.00 each
camping cabins $32.00 each (BYO Bedding)
teepees $19.00 each (basically just a more permanent tent)
tent sites with power $19.00 each
RV back-in spots $26.00 each
RV pull-through spots $28.00 each

The Ponderosa does not accept any sort of credit cards so call to make your reservation, give the group name, your name and phone number and then mail them a check (or money order). Call Skip Richardson to make arrangements at the Ponderosa if you want to camp. Her number is (307) 587-9203 (FYI: does not accept calls from blocked numbers). Her mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1477
1815 Eighth St.
Cody, WY 82414

Tentative plans are to do catered meals at the Ponderosa, like in Gunnison, so we can eat, relax, visit, party, drink a few beers and not have to drive anywhere.

There are many, many hotels and motels in Cody, and many are right close by the Ponderosa. There are even a few right across the street, but Cody is not a very big town so theoretically most all might be considered within walking distance (<2 miles). It is a very popular area and as such, the prices for hotels/motels are rediculously expensive. We tried to arrange group rates at the hotels, but due to the demand, especially at that time of year, they did not feel the need to budge much on group rates. You might mention the group to see if we have talked to them, or you might be able to do just as well with any other discounts you might have access to on your own: AAA, AARP, etc.

The three closest Hotels to the Ponderosa are the Carriage House (non-smoking motel cabins, very nice), The Super 8, and the Best Western. A more complete list of lodging options can be seen here. Choose "Cody Country" from the "location" pull-down menu. Spots will fill up fast as folks are making their summer plans already, so call early to assure yourself a spot.

We'll be posting instructions for your pre-paid registrations soon. See you in July!


Cool_Jamie "KMG_365"
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#11468 - 11/20/03 08:07 AM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Quote:

It is a very popular area and as such, the prices for hotels/motels are rediculously expensive.




Holy crap! You're not kidding.

Just booked in the Super8 with my VIP discount card at the low, low $120/night rate. Man.

Greg


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#11469 - 11/20/03 01:15 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: ghaverkamp]  
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Where's your Alpen Dorf NAAAOOOWWW?

FWIW, Orbitz was showing the Best Western at ~$103. AAA/AARP/"Corporate Rate"...what the !#$!@# is a Corporate rate? Eh, I work for a company, that's me, right?





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#11470 - 11/20/03 03:46 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Well, I'm at the Carriage House. It's only $75.00 per night. I spoke with the owner, she thinks the chains charge too much. Nice sentiment in my book. Anyway she says it's right across the street from the camp ground.

Mark


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#11471 - 11/20/03 05:39 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: ghaverkamp]  
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$120/night for a Super 8 - ouch!
I think that just made my camping vs. hotel decision for me.


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#11472 - 11/20/03 06:19 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Mark Menard (Vita Rara)]  
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I too have made reservations at the Carriage House, $60.50 + room tax (9%)

Their phone number is 1 800 531-2572 very nice people


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#11473 - 11/20/03 06:54 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Signman]  
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Rodger,

Is that a single or a double at the Carriage house?

Mark


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#11474 - 11/20/03 09:19 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Mark Menard (Vita Rara)]  
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It was for a queen and shower (no tub)


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#11475 - 11/20/03 10:15 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Mark Menard (Vita Rara)]  
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IN...got a single for $65, I think she said. Wow! Only 8 months till we get there.


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#11476 - 11/20/03 11:40 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Marty Hill]  
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No $hit! Nice lady, super friendly. Booked there. She wanted to know the plans for the event BTW, if there isn't going to be breakfast one morning, for example, she wanted to have some stuff on hand for us!

Only "quirk" is that she only takes cash/check not credit cards.


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