On edit: move to this thread
We need to QUICKLY
make a choice of location and hotel; we're competing with the Autumn Leaves Festival
during the weekend of October 7th through 10th. No deals available.
Holiday Inn Express Mount Airy does have enough rooms available but they come in 4 different "flavors":
o standard (4 currently available) @ $104 on the 7th and $125/night for the 8th & 9th
o king exec (4 currently available) @ $114 and up on the 7th and $134 and up on the 8th and 9th
o suites with pull-out sofa bed at $125 for the 7th and $145 for the 8th and 9th (availability = 5 with queen beds and 7 with king beds)
Hampton Inn Mount Airy has 18 rooms available, all with king beds.
o $129/night for 6 (currently available) standard rooms
o $139/night for 12 (currently available) rooms with refrigerator & microwave
Unless someone stops me, I'll be picking one by 4PM EDT today and locking us in; I'm leaning toward the HIE. I'll PM everyone in the two following lists to give you a chance to get a post in here ASAP.
Do not hesitate to forward this on to anyone you think will be participating.
Room count that I've got (in no particular order):
1. me and my wife (arriving on the 7th)
4. C Nile*
5. the babbster*
7. docc30 (and Krystal?)
8. Dr. Bob's Patient?
9. Denisep? and Dave?
10. vito and daughter? (added on edit)
* might be sharing a room
Others who have asked:
o White Knight
o Surface ET (added on edit)
Expanding the search: Other nearby (within 30 miles) hotels are not showing 8 rooms available in online searches -- but the HIE didn't either so I don't know if that's reliable.
o Quality Inn Mount Airy shows only 5 rooms available.
o Quality Inn Pilot Mountain shows 1 room available.
o HIE Hillsville and Elkins both show less than 8 available.