Less of an issue than that. From the Switzerland Inn website:prarhart said:
I believe the 2 adjoining ****tail bars on on patios.Beer, wine and mixed beverages are served in the Chalet Restaurant and in the 2 adjoining ****tail bars.
I love those roads Art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hard to believe that my wife is so fired up for next year's rally considering how she handled riding pillion on VA16 but she has responded to my thought that Switzerland Inn might be too far for some (Paulie is about 600 miles away, Pete and JoAnn about 550) so she is searching for other spots.
Her latest find -- all cabins. About as rustic as she likes it -- and that's a LOT less so than me. This place has a good location in the heart of outstanding WV riding country -- but it would take us to a state without any east coast.
As she comes up with sites, I'll post the links. I know we're a long way off but I might not have so much free time starting on Monday and Helen's enthusiasm will definitely wane as everyday life takes hold again.
On edit: Here are the first six scenic routes (in purple) from the booklet I picked up (from the Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau) mapped. About 20% of the way down from the top, just about the L-R center, there's an image of a cabin showing where Country Road Cabins (latest find) is located:
Those six rides total 800 miles.
Yes, you make your own reservations. If your a single you should shoot for a Diamondback lodge room (perfect for singles). Yes, some people will be staying in other rooms. There have been a few room reservations but; the regulars are pretty firm about going. I think that is about a dozen bikes. The crowd is usually from about 15 to 30 bikes depending on who can get away at the time. First timers are always welcome.I am alittle confused. I live in Maryland and was considering riding down for the event. Are people staying in the Diamondback lodge ? I see there are 8 rooms. Do we make our own indivigual reservation or is the lodge rented out as a group? Are some people staying in other rooms at the Switzerland Inn? How many people have commited so far?