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  • Region 8 Championships/HITS Hotel Disasters

    Super long shot here.... Anyone else book the Holiday Inn Express in Saugerties for NEDA Fall Festival??? Just got an email saying the hotel won't be ready/open in time and they can't honor our reservation... Literally everything else in the area is already booked... Anyone else in the same boat or have any good suggestions?

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    Not everything is booked. I just checked the Howard Johnson and it's available and cheap...literally right down the road from that holiday inn that isn't open yet.
    Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
    you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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      #3
      Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post
      Not everything is booked. I just checked the Howard Johnson and it's available and cheap...literally right down the road from that holiday inn that isn't open yet.
      Nope... just checked again to be sure and the Howard Johnson says no availability... I need Friday&Saturday night.

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      • #4
        I’ve stayed at this place for Saugerties. I thought it was extremely pleasant, plus I had a kitchenette in my room, and they served an excellent breakfast. It was probably about 20-25 minutes away from the showgrounds.
        Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston
        Address: 800 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401
        Phone: (845) 383-3695

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hillhavenmercedes View Post

          Nope... just checked again to be sure and the Howard Johnson says no availability... I need Friday&Saturday night.
          Hm, was available when I looked, was able to get through to the cc page - I don't need a room, but I guess at this point you'll be looking for an AirBnB especially if you only want those two nights.
          Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
          you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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          • #6
            Try Airbnb or VRBO. Or if you volunteer, NEDA will provide a hotel room. (1 night per day volunteering)

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            • #7
              You could always rent an RV and use the hook ups at the showgrounds.

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              • #8
                The Kingston hotels are 1 exit away on the highway and take about 20 minutes. It's not great, but not the end of the world. I'd also recommend you keep checking the HoJo, Comfort Inn, and Diamond Mills. There will be cancellations at the last minute. There is also that tiny odd place across the street, the Greens Inn.

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                • #9
                  I'm staying at some cheap motel in Catskill... I think Google Maps has it at 16 minutes. I'd like to be closer, but it was about half the price of everything else, and I just need a place to sleep, shower, and keep my beer cold...

                  Check a couple different sites; for example, Booking.com has a motel that I usually stay at for another show, but it doesn't show up on other search engines.
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                  • #10
                    Actually, that reminds me... does NEDA have night security/night check services at all? I remember a friend talking about how her regionals last year had a local college that did night checks but that might have been region 2...
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                    • #11
                      That is a hotel nightmare! Also the main reason why I booked an Airbnb that's right around the corner from the showgrounds early on.

                      I've stayed at the HoJo's before and it's fine for the horse show needs of a shower and place to sleep. I'm hauling myself this year so didn't want the added cost of driving back/forth/back/forth with the truck.

                      Originally posted by SarahandSam View Post
                      Actually, that reminds me... does NEDA have night security/night check services at all? I remember a friend talking about how her regionals last year had a local college that did night checks but that might have been region 2...
                      I just scoured the prizelist and website and didn't see anything mentioned about night checks services. But I vaguely remember it as well? But that could be a different show. Seems odd that the championships wouldn't have/offer it. Anyone else know for sure?

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                      • #12
                        I'm 99.99999% sure there is indeed night check/security.

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                          #13
                          It definitely is a nightmare... I booked it for cheap ($120 a night) months ago so I wouldn't have to worry but I guess that backfired! Everything that I've found that's a chain in a 30 min radius (Kingston, Woodstock, etc) is either sold out or only has suites left for $350-$700 a night which is well out of my budget... Currently I'm waiting to hear back from the Holiday Inn managers about making up the difference (about $200 a night) to stay at the Holiday Inn in Kingston (since this was their screw up), but they have less than 5 rooms left (according to their website) so I'm getting nervous about that.

                          As far as B&B's/local Inn's in the area go, does anyone have any place that they would recommend? Looking to stay under $300 a night but somewhat wary of some of the sites I've looked at around...

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                          • #14
                            I stayed in a wonderful house in town. 5 min from Showgrounds. If you've never used airbnb, its time to learn how!

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                            • #15
                              I've had great experiences using Airbnb. I see a room for $125/night with rave reviews on the host and amenities.
                              Aug 30, 2019 - Private room for $125. We offer a private room in our home with queen bed, Cable TV, free Wi - Fi. Ensuite bath has claw foot tub/shwr, toilet, sink. All amenities inc...

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                              • #16
                                Is there a reason people don't stay in their trucks/trailers at the showgrounds?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by KyrieNZ View Post
                                  Is there a reason people don't stay in their trucks/trailers at the showgrounds?
                                  I know people who have stayed in campers. There is a big lot with camper hookups right across the street from the show.

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                                  • #18
                                    I have stayed at the showgrounds overnight with a camper and they do have hookups. Easy to get through the paths on a bike. What I DIDN"T like was the trains running through ALL NIGHT LONG blowing their horns. I didn't get any sleep that year. But still, when you don't have something it is better then nothing and I am glad they offer it.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by KyrieNZ View Post
                                      Is there a reason people don't stay in their trucks/trailers at the showgrounds?
                                      Weather, among other things. It’s either a million degrees or absolutely freezing, I’ve never been to Saugerties when it was a normal temperature.

                                      Most trailers are not equipped for living here. I guess you could sleep in your truck but that would be a long four days. I’m also not sure where you could park that would be allowed.
                                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by KyrieNZ View Post
                                        Is there a reason people don't stay in their trucks/trailers at the showgrounds?
                                        One big reason is the majority of people don't have living quarters - tag along trailers are much more common and much less expensive.

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