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AACA Eastern National Meet - Room needed


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I'm trying to line things up for my first AACA show in Cumberland in May. Made a phone call to the host hotel and they are booked. frown.gif Not only that, the backup to the host hotel (Holiday Inn) is booked. cry.gif I wouldn't have expected that 90 days before the show! Must be a popular venue.

If anyone has a reservation they don't need, please e-mail me at 4stner@charter.net

Thanks!

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Mark, I just ran into the same problem yesterday, but put my name on the waiting list anyway.

Now, I'm not advertising anything or anyone, but here's what I just did. I called the hotel at Cumberland Md (Holiday Inn), as you said they were booked. So, I went to the 3rd choice in Frostburg. The fellow at the counter said there were two events in that area that night, so room rates would be $200.00 each night! crazy.gif

I finally did the smart thing. I just now e-mailed <span style="font-weight: bold">travelocity</span> and got a rate of $65.00 each night before taxes. This was a small town called Lavale just north of Cumberland, Md. The motel looks very nice. I can drive a long ways for $135.00! smile.gif

Try Travelocity.com, you'll like it. wink.gif

Wayne

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Almost a month ago I called the host hotel and they were booked solid on the nights I wanted.

I spoke to the Holiday Inn in Cumberland last week. The rooms allocated to AACA @ $99/night were booked.

They did mention they had a few other rooms but the rate on them was $179/night.

With hotel rooms at $150-$200/night gas prices do not seem as bad at $3 gallon. grin.gif

FYI, it appears that that some of the hotels in the area will not allow you to book a room for less than 2 night's stay.

Be sure to ask about any special requirements they might have. There does appear to be a few hotels that are booking rooms in the $60-$80/night range.

As of now, it looks like I might be staying at a friend's place about an hour away.

Good reason for a visit with them and hopefully they can come with me so I can introduce them to an AACA event.

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There are several lodging options besides Rocky Gap Resort and the Holiday Inn. Go to the host region's webpage http://local.aaca.org/queencity/2008_Show/index.htm for infor about the meet including a list of motels - Choice, Best Western, and Super 8, which are in LaVale right off of I-68. Be aware that none of these motels will likely let you park a trailer. Queen City Region has made arrangements for trailer parking at Rocky Gap for $10.

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Thanks for all the input. I ended up with a room at the Comfort Inn. They said they should be able to find a spot for my truck & trailer. If not, is the Rocky Gap $10 trailer parking available to everyone? Will they have 24 hour security?

Thanks!

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: leadfoot</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The security will probably be better than anything you can get in the back lot of any motel. </div></div>

In the hotel, at least the trailer will be hooked up to my truck! But your point is well taken. Thanks for the research!

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