Guys I have to apologize for this long waited post and you can not believe the trouble it is to get a decent room rate in that town during our time frame. Week of June 18th.
Asheville, NC is obviously one of the top, IF not the top, riding areas on the eastern side of the US. I have been quoted rates as high as $160 a night, to the lower part of $130 a night. All that coupled with with finding a site that can hold or event with the parking lot needs. Some sites have a lower rate during the week in the $85-90 a night and higher on the weekends to $180+ a night. This area is a bit ridiculous on rates.
Well, I have think I am exhausted and stressed enough about the rates and have done what I think is the best I can do.
The Sleep Inn in Asheville-- Biltmoore West is the best I could find, and truthfully was only one of tewo sites that was serious about our business (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sl...9!4d-82.633064). They boasted they normally will sell the hotel out during those 2 months at $160 a night for weekends. Honestly, most of the hotels claim that or higher.
So! to the point. I have talked with the regional sales manager and they want to get more bike events back in the area----- like the Honda Hoot used to be. He is willing to work with us a bit. He is offering the following rates.
$74.99 a night plus tax Mon-Thurs.----- Which is one of the lower rates we have paid for this event.
$149.99 plus tax for Fri-Sat nights--- Obviously the highest rate we have ever paid.
I did talk about a flat rate with him and he said it would have to be $110.00 a night and needed a guaranteed number of rooms during the week days. Which I do not see that being possible.
So lets here the thoughts and a vote to keep looking or go with it.