And the envelope says… it's Fall Into Eureka Springs!
The count is in, and by popular vote the dates for the UnRally II will be October 7-9, 2003. It is also my pleasure to inform you that the Un2 HQ/Gathering Place will be located at the Iron Horse Stables!
Iron Horse is located about 6 miles East of downtown ES on highway 62. There’s more of us then them, so the cabin-type rooms will be booked quickly. Be advised that the phone number is (479) 253-0440
– the number on their website does not reflect the updated area code. Also please note that as this is a rustic motorcycling-oriented place, they ain’t got no cable TV, and they ain’t got no phones!
We looked at several locations for hosting the Un2, and the Iron Horse Stables offered the best overall facility by far. Here’s what we looked for, and what they have for us:
Plenty of camping space
Cabin-type rooms available
Flat-level parking for the whole group
Covered gathering spots
Motorcycle Shop (the wrenching kind)
Friendly Proprietors (State Rep. Phil Jackson and his lovely wife Jeannie)
And my favorite part.... (been keeping this one a secret from the planning group, heh, heh) their cook is the same chef who cooks for Bubba’s BBQ, and he’s all ours if we want him. Wooo-Hoooo-B-Q!
Being the vacation destination that Eureka Springs is, there are plenty of lodging accommodations on highway 62 leading to town, as well as downtown in the historical section where beautiful B&B’s rule. Below is a listing of hotel/motels closeby, with mileage measured from Iron Horse Stables toward downtown.
1.3m - Cherokee Mountain Lodge
1.8m – Blue Bird Motel (gravel sloped lot, but close)
2.6m – Alpen Dorf Motel (good flat parking, kids stay free)
3.6m – Kettle Campground (For KTM Doug’s Big Rig!)
3.6m – Country Mountain Inn (outdoor hot-tub)
4.0m – EXXON Station
4.0m – Super 8
4.0m – Howard Johnson Express
4.5m – Motel 6 (a really nice one!)
4.8m – Razorback Lodge (looks nice - quaint!)
4.9m – Rose Garden Inn
5.0m – Evening Shade Cottages B&B
5.2m – Apple Blossom Inn (looks nice!)
5.3m – East Mountain Lodge
5.4m - Holiday Inn Express
6.0m – Swiss Holiday Resort (motorcycle friendly, good parking)
6.2m – Comfort Inn
6.3m – Swiss Village Inn (motorcycle friendly, good parking)
6.8m – Best Western Eureka Inn (At turn-off to historic section of ES)
There’s way more! Hint: make initial reservations, then sit back while we compile more information for you. If you decide to take a different route than the big gang, you’ll have plenty of options. Most hotel/motel contact information can be found at EurekaSprings.org