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2024 Fall Appalichian Riding Tour (FART) Sept. 25-29 Natural Bridge, VA Hotel Registration Info


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Just the bare bones 4-1-1 for your reservations.

 

Sept 24-29, 2024

Natural Bridge, VA

 

Note: For those of you who have not been to Natural Bridge, VA before - the hotel has 2 room areas. The main hotel  (featuring King or 2 queen beds) - which is a large elegant lodge, with lobby, conference room,  restaurant and lounge with INSIDE entrances.

And The Veranda - which feature outside entrances, but smaller, less modern rooms  (with king or 2 double beds). THE RATE IS THE SAME FOR THE MAIN HOTEL OR THE VERANDA.

 

Rates:

Wed & Thurs: $94.00

Fri & Sat: $134.00

All rooms PLUS TAX: 15.3%

(That's an average room rate of $114.00 for Wed-Sun) - Boyyy Howdy! THAT'S A BARGAIN! :5210:

 

Hotel Info:  https://naturalbridgeva.com/

 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:

 

REVISED RESERVATION PROCESS:

EMAIL dhansford@naturalbridgeva.com  And include: Arrival and departure date, Bed type preference, Veranda or Main Hotel [Veranda KING beds are sold out] and your phone number. Natural Bridge will call you for your CC# and then send a confirmation.

 

Alternativly - you can

Rate Code: special group code 092224BMW

Call the Hotel at 540.291.2121  and  press 1 for local hotel desk staff

or register online at:

https://naturalbridgeva.com/

 

Items you should note:

Thursday (Sept 25) Pizza Night - 6:30pm - Jefferson Room (Main Hotel) - Approx $10 Details TBA

Friday (Sept 27) Night Group Meal - 6:30 - Jefferson Room (Main Hotel)  - Details TBA

 

 

Main Lodge

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Main Lodge Rooms:

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Veranda

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Veranda Parking and Boxflyer Trailer location

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Veranda Room

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Veranda Bathroom

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wbw6cos

IN!!  Laura and I are arriving Wed and departing Sunday.   See you there!

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Skywagon

A wee bit too far... but sounds fun.  17 hr 29 min (1,220 miles)

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John Ranalletta

In²  Tuesday?  Extra day?  I'm good with that.

Maury River Route

 

 

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bluenoserswife

The Bluenosers are booked, arriving on Monday the 23rd.  Thanks very much for all your work putting this together so that we can arrive and have fun!!!

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Motorhead1977

AFAIK we're in and scheduled for 2 rooms to arrive 9/22 depart 9/29.  Both me and Amy plus my buddy Matt ('23 R1250RS red/white/blue)  I say AFAIK as the online reservation system kept telling me that the hotel had no rooms available that week even though I used the group code and the telephone reservation system person insisted there was only 1 room left in the block.  However, after insisting I get to speak with someone at the front desk the person there made the reservations and gave me a verbal confirmation number, emailed confirmation to follow so.......... :90:

Woot Woot!!

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Twisties

Thinking about it....  Tell me about the area and riding please...  

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22 hours ago, Skywagon said:

A wee bit too far... but sounds fun.  17 hr 29 min (1,220 miles)

You could always just fly and rent a bike. 

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Indy Dave
9 minutes ago, Twisties said:

Thinking about it....  Tell me about the area and riding please...  

 

@TyTass to the Red Courtesy Phone, please.

 

Craig has developed routes for the event this year (in conjunction with Bernie). Craig is very familiar with the area and has created routes for several Unrallies, Art's and BRR's.

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wbw6cos

Plus, Craig is very thorough in his descriptions, which allows his enthusiasm show. 

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It is contagious. :yes:

 

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Bill Murray

Booked for Wed arrival, Sunday departure. Hopefully my buddy Dennis Barlow will be joining in with me.

 

 

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bluenoserswife
3 hours ago, Motorhead1977 said:

AFAIK we're in and scheduled for 2 rooms to arrive 9/22 depart 9/29.  Both me and Amy plus my buddy Matt ('23 R1250RS red/white/blue)  I say AFAIK as the online reservation system kept telling me that the hotel had no rooms available that week even though I used the group code and the telephone reservation system person insisted there was only 1 room left in the block.  However, after insisting I get to speak with someone at the front desk the person there made the reservations and gave me a verbal confirmation number, emailed confirmation to follow so.......... :90:

Woot Woot!!

LOL, my experience was a bit of an adventure too.  I am still awaiting an email confirmation and wasn't given a confirmation number.  Fingers crossed that we really do have a room🤣.  I will likely call back today to get a confirmation number.

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Indy Dave

It's always best to call the hotel directly.

 

Having said that that, thank you for alerting me to this issue, and I will forward your experiences to our contact there and see if there's an issue with the reservation line. It's important to know that the hotel itself is the one giving us the rate, so speaking to somebody at the front desk is the best way. They are utilizing a national system when you go online, and things that happen there are out of  Natural Bridge's hands - they are simply trying to work their unique software system with the larger mothership, so to speak.

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Motorhead1977

Once again, Dave, thanks for all your hard work and attention!

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John Ranalletta
17 minutes ago, Indy Dave said:

It's always best to call the hotel directly.

Yes.  I called Wyndham support which appears to be located in India. 

 

Call the hotel directly.

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In Wed thru sun, Christine and I looking forward to see y'all in the fall! By the way I called the hotel directly and was still talking to an Indian gentleman. 

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I think you have to select the option #1 to speak with the front desk. 

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Motorhead1977
4 minutes ago, Krid said:

In Wed thru sun, Christine and I looking forward to see y'all in the fall! By the way I called the hotel directly and was still talking to an Indian gentleman. 

That's because when you call the area code 540 number you get Wyndham corporate reservations.  You don't get the "Front Desk" unless you ask for it if you chose option/selection #2.  You need to choose option/selection #1 to get the front desk without having to ask to be transferred there.  Don't ask me how I gained this knowledge :3:

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Indy Dave

Thanks - I've edited the first post to reflect selecting option #1. 

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bluenoserswife
2 hours ago, Indy Dave said:

It's always best to call the hotel directly.

 

Having said that that, thank you for alerting me to this issue, and I will forward your experiences to our contact there and see if there's an issue with the reservation line. It's important to know that the hotel itself is the one giving us the rate, so speaking to somebody at the front desk is the best way. They are utilizing a national system when you go online, and things that happen there are out of  Natural Bridge's hands - they are simply trying to work their unique software system with the larger mothership, so to speak.

Thanks Dave, it is all sorted out.  They seemed to be having trouble with their phone lines at one point yesterday and she put a letter in the wrong place of our email, but I spoke to the very efficient Debra today and we found the issue and immediately sent me a confirmation, so all if good!  I should have commented further after I phoned.

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John Ranalletta
17 hours ago, John Ranalletta said:

Yes.  I called Wyndham support which appears to be located in India. 

 

Call the hotel directly.

Just to clarify, pilot error led to the support call.  Once I got my head out of my a.., the web reservation thing worked great! 

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TN_R_Girl

IN!!  Wed. thru Sunday --- was told by a very nice hotel representative that I may have gotten the last King room?  :19:

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Indy Dave
11 minutes ago, TN_R_Girl said:

IN!!  Wed. thru Sunday --- was told by a very nice hotel representative that I may have gotten the last King room?  :19:

 

No - not the last King room. Depends on the location and floor. :)

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Indy Dave

PLEASE NOTE: Our block of rooms is allocated between the Main Hotel and the Veranda, AND between rooms with King beds & 2 Queens (Main Hotel) and King & 2 Double beds (Veranda). As rooms are reserved, the hotel is and will be adjusting our room block allocation as needed - adding more king rooms and/or shifting rooms from one area to the other (Main Hotel to Veranda, etc) as needed. 

 

If you have an issue getting the type of room you want - please PM me (don't post to the thread - as it causes confusion). EXCEPTION: Once the ground floor rooms are gone in the Veranda, they're gone - can't do anything about that. :read:

 

:5170:

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1 hour ago, Indy Dave said:

PLEASE NOTE: Our block of rooms is allocated between the Main Hotel and the Veranda, AND between rooms with King beds & 2 Queens (Main Hotel) and King & 2 Double beds (Veranda). As rooms are reserved, the hotel is and will be adjusting our room block allocation as needed - adding more king rooms and/or shifting rooms from one area to the other (Main Hotel to Veranda, etc) as needed. 

 

If you have an issue getting the type of room you want - please PM me (don't post to the thread - as it causes confusion). EXCEPTION: Once the ground floor rooms are gone in the Veranda, they're gone - can't do anything about that. :read:

 

:5170:

Thank you for all you do.

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On 6/17/2024 at 2:43 PM, brorke said:

Im in Thurs. - Sunday :18:

Excellent!!

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Definitely in !!

 

love Virginia!  
 

my wife even allowed us to move our Yellowstone trip so that I could attend FART. 

 

love that woman 

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F16Viper68

I’m going to miss this one due to a business trip to India. I’d MUCH rather be joining the group at Natural Bridge. We had a great time up there. 

 

Dave…

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17 hours ago, Indy Dave said:

PLEASE NOTE: Our block of rooms is allocated between the Main Hotel and the Veranda, AND between rooms with King beds & 2 Queens (Main Hotel) and King & 2 Double beds (Veranda). As rooms are reserved, the hotel is and will be adjusting our room block allocation as needed - adding more king rooms and/or shifting rooms from one area to the other (Main Hotel to Veranda, etc) as needed. 

 

If you have an issue getting the type of room you want - please PM me (don't post to the thread - as it causes confusion). EXCEPTION: Once the ground floor rooms are gone in the Veranda, they're gone - can't do anything about that. :read:

 

:5170:

Dave ….. thanks so much for all your work on this. Greatly appreciated!!

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Indy Dave

Sure sure. We aim to please!

 

I'm headed out for a few nights on the bike while on a business trip. Nothing exciting road-wise, and mostly just riding and parking the bike. Staying at a casino - so my plan is to 'cash in' the casino time to ride into Michigan a couple of times.

 

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Twisties

We're booked.  The Chuckwagon goofed and booked Torrey for the weekend before, so we can actually do both this year.  Consequently, we'll be hightailing it from Torrey and hoping to be there in VA on Wednesday night.  Thinking maybe we'll trailer partway to save time. 

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53 minutes ago, Twisties said:

We're booked.  The Chuckwagon goofed and booked Torrey for the weekend before, so we can actually do both this year.  Consequently, we'll be hightailing it from Torrey and hoping to be there in VA on Wednesday night.  Thinking maybe we'll trailer partway to save time. 

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BruinsFan
On 6/17/2024 at 12:44 PM, Krid said:

In Wed thru sun, Christine and I looking forward to see y'all in the fall! By the way I called the hotel directly and was still talking to an Indian gentleman. 

Did she happen to ask if I was still single or not? Well, if she brings my  name up again, tell her I've been on fire for her since the last time we danced in the rain. Can't wait to see errbody again. Im gonna do my best to get rite between RockoSmith room and Bernie's room so they can drag me out of bed for this one. Ha! I'll call tomorrow and hopefully lock myself in. TBA, keep smiling boys, life is good 🤣

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TSConver

Not sure if we will make it or not.  Susan will still be recovering from knee surgery so attendance will depend on that process.

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