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    STOC locations question

    Hi everyone,
    Having retired last year and wanting to participate in some STO events, I've scanned the list of planned events with pencil in hand.
    What I've noticed from the many events that I was thinking of possibly attending is that they are mostly all listed as taking place at a campground.

    I tried camping on a trip back in the 80's and it didn't work out so well. I swore it would never happen again on another of my trips, and it hasn't.
    Granted, equipment has certainly changed and improved since that time, but I'm still not interested in that type of accommodations after riding all day.

    I was wondering if the events have any other accommodations available nearby that other ST riders like me might be using. I haven't seen any comments about that from what I've read.
    If there are hotels/motels/B&Bs nearby, are they close enough to allow me to still feel like part of the event? Am I the only STO member that doesn't camp??

    Yeah, you can say I'm spoiled. Oh well, I can take that. But I REALLY love my ST and I think it has spoiled me from getting any other bike!

    Appreciate any info you can throw my way.
    Thanks and hope to see some of you on the road this year!

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    Re: STOC locations question

    The 2 that I host in Spring Green, WI does have motels close enough that work. See WISTOC at the end of post one will give a link to the ones nearby. One member that attends stays at the Round Barn Motel.

    There are quite a few that have motels close enough to the camping. It just takes a little digging.

    You are not the only one that does not camp.
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    Re: STOC locations question

    I hate paying money for "Motel Bedbug"

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    Re: STOC locations question

    If you find one that you're interested in comment in the thread that you'd like to know if there are any hotel/motel/KOAs available...
    I'm sure you'll get a quick response.

    Good luck!

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    Re: STOC locations question

    I have used the Round Barn Motel in Spring Green, WI to attend Both the WISTOC and the LOCSTOC events. I have also camped. The motel is simple, clean, and affordable. There is an adjacent part called the Round Barn Lodge. It has pool, sauna, suite, thing going for it. They are part of the same business and are across the street US-14 from each other. there is a breakfast restraint in the Lodge, a drive in on one side, and a supper club on the other. It is less than 5 minutes @ 25 residential miles an hour away from the camp.

    The STOC campfires are legendary. The rides are well organized.

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    Re: STOC locations question

    You would like WESTOC....mostly hotel stayers and a few camp.

    And I hear ya about sleeping on the ground.....

    Both the STOC events at my place in NE Washington have a couple motels close by and there is a new BnB real close. Most pitch a tent in the grass lawn.Click image for larger version. 

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    Plus the campers at my events get a full bathroom and all cooking is done....so no muss there. Some even bring their cots and\or air mattresses a foot thick.....

    And like tinboatcptn said.......the campfires are legendary....... And I might add...your ribs may be sore the next morning....from the laughing....
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    Re: STOC locations question

    Equipment has changed a lot, I've actually been more comfortable in my tent than in a bed. Most events are near hotels, just ask as stated above.

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    Re: STOC locations question

    Florida STOC is always at a campground with cabins or motel nearby.


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    Re: STOC locations question

    The campground we use for the BRG has cabins, but they usually fill up pretty quick. But there are plenty of motels and rental places that folks use in Waynesville or Sylva.

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    Re: STOC locations question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If you find one that you're interested in comment in the thread that you'd like to know if there are any hotel/motel/KOAs available...
    I'm sure you'll get a quick response.

    Good luck!
    That's a great suggestion, Thanks!

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