Westfest 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. binskies

    binskies Been here awhile

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  2. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    A lot of people have been getting cabins, RV spaces, etc and I think those are getting filled up.

    The tent camping will be really nice for Westfest as well, up in the shrub oak, and about as close to "mountain" camping as you can get without being in the NF. The hill that is reserved for Westfest is not just a large field with tons of people stuffed in and tents everywhere, but very scenic and even with a lot of people it will seem very secluded. Plus espresso/coffee, a camp store and showers a few hundred yards away:clap:wink:

    The google earth overview shows how wooded the hill is and should give an idea of what a large space is set aside just for Westfest Tent Campers.


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  3. utahrpm1

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    Hi Guys, I've been reading through the thread and wondered if there is a url page that summerized all the information in one place? Specifically, I'm planning to tent camp and want to know if there is a pre-registration deadline? Sounds like a great event! Thanks.
  4. COXR650L

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    Hi, and welcome to Advrider.

    There is an event overview and registration page set up at http://www.dubinky.com/index.php/events.

    It gives all the major details of the event and you can register for the event and camping for Friday and Saturday Night.

    I dont have a solid time line to cut off registration, it kind of depends on how fast the event fills up:huh, so first come first serve:norton

    Either PM me or post up any questions here in the thread and Im more than happy to help out.



    Also in addition to my above post regarding camping:

    Westfest registration and tent camping is for Friday and Saturday Nights, but I would suggest you get in Thursday Night to get the most out of the event (have two full days during Westfest). If you call Arrowhead Point directly you can reserve a prime tent spot on the hill for Thursday night, and then stay in the same spot Friday and Saturday Night during the event as well:deal
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    Thanks for the quick reply & link to the site! That answered most of my questions. Okay, I understand "first come, first served" so I'd like to get signed up (I saw the Paypal link). Not to be difficult, but what about a "cancellation policy"? Right now I'm delightfully unemployed, so I can definitely attend, but in the unlikely event I were to become re-employed (or whatever) and could not attend, how much prior to the event might you issue a refund? Many of the BMW rallies I attend have a 1 or 2 week prior cancellation policy, which seems reasonable. BTW, I appreciate how much work it is to host an event and want to thank you for making it possible.
  6. COXR650L

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    Sure, thats a fair question and I did not really think about it. How about a refund up to 2 weeks prior?

    I'm glad to put on Westfest, I hope everyone has a blast. Thanks for the support!

    Ben
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    binskies Been here awhile

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    Signed up and paid for Thursday through Sunday!!!
  8. COXR650L

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    :thumb got you down, thanks!!!
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    utahrpm1 n00b

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    2 weeks prior for cancellations, perfectly reasonable, thanks.
    See you there.
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    Link isn't working to register...
  11. COXR650L

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    I sent you a PM too, but Im not sure whats wrong, everything worked for me when I did a test registration??

    If anyone else is having a problem with the registration page please let me know.

    Ben
  12. COXR650L

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    Exciting news..........


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    Deerhammer Distilling Company has agreed to be a Westfest Sponsor:clap:clap

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    Deerhammer is an ADVrider run local business out of Buena Vista that specializes in "artisan style American whisky" and it will be a great opportunity to see a micro-distillery in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Deerhammer is not only a fully functioning micro-distillery, but they also have a tasting room and beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy their handcrafted cocktails as you take in the Collegiant Peaks after a long day of riding:deal:evil

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    Inmate and owner, =Lenny=, will of course be giving out some bottles of Deerhammer and swag for the Saturday Raffle, as well as some free drink tokens for people getting in to Westfest on Thursday. BUT.....

    The best part will be an exclusive ADVrider VIP tour of the distillery Friday afternoon/evening to see first hand how he crafts the best whisky around and then enjoy some drink specials on the patio.

    This will give people a great excuse to come in and not only see Deerhammer, but also down town Buena Vista after the tour.


    **We are still working out some details and nothing has been set in stone, but =Lenny= is also trying to coordinate a shuttle so inmates have the option of getting a ride into Buena Vista for the tour and dinner and then back to Arrowhead Point.


    Thanks Lenny!!!
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    Now THIS sounds like some serious trouble...and fun!

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  14. MikeFromMT

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    Did you actually talk to someone or do it online? Nobody's answering at the campground so I tried doing it online, the site says yurts are available but everything (and I mean everything) else is booked.
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    Mike have you left a message, I know they are not there all the time during the off season. They have been very good about returning calls though, generally same day.......
  16. MikeFromMT

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    Yep, left a message with my concerns, my wife's a bit of a wuss, she considers a yurt roughing it, there are no hotels available within 25 miles and those that are available are running about $150+.
    I may just ride out and tent it and she'll meet up with me on Sunday with the Jeep and trailer.
  17. _CJ

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    I left a message and they called back. The woman I talked to said it was the last one, but I suppose it's possible somebody cancelled? As far as I can tell, the yurts are every bit as comfortable as a camping cabin, but I know how some women (like my wife, who is staying at home) can be about having to leave the building to use the bathroom.
  18. MikeFromMT

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    That's it exactly, she used to tent camp, then camper in a campground with bathhouses, now it's hotels with private bathrooms, she's getting worse I tell ya.
    Good news, I just got confirmation from the campground via email that I got the yurt, the wife agrees to rough it (relatively speaking) "it's only 3 days, I can handle it, it does have electricity right?" :fpalm
  19. COXR650L

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  20. siyeh

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    I could do a distillery tour

    as long as someone else is a driving!

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