The part where I ask for your thoughts

March 25, 2014 Posted by JThw8

Ok friends.  As I noted on the FB page we are currently doing some preliminary investigation and planning for an all new event this fall.  This event will be very different from the average Asphault Adventure but we are trying to grow and try new things.  It’s all about having fun right 🙂

But after talking with a location for the even which was, to be quite honest, perfect in pretty much every way for what we’d like to do we came to the painful realization it would be very expensive.  And we’re not necessarily opposed to going a little upscale if YOU aren’t  so I wanted to propose some ideas and get the input of you, the customer.

What I’m not going to give away is the whole idea of the event so some of this may seem vague, please ask if you need clarification.

Option 1 – the big plan!

Couples weekend in a mountain resort.  Activities galore including some great driving roads but also a lot of on site activities, and I do mean A LOT.  We could spend a week there and not do everything.  This would be an all inclusive weekend starting Friday morning with a scenic drive to our destination and a tour of a local facility which I believe most would find very interesting.  2 nights lodging in private mountain lodge style houses.  The site has hotel style too but we really liked the private houses for letting the group have its own area to cut loose and socialize, it also plays well into further themes for the weekend.  6 bedrooms per house each with its own bath so they are like small hotels with a common living room and kitchen.  Also a balcony.  Most meals would be included (dinner Friday, breakfast  and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday) A lake for water sports, including pontoon boats for a possible lake party,  and just some of the included activities are bumper boats (if its not too cold), bumper cars, go karts, paintball (small fee), arcades, live entertainment (bands and comedians), bingo, and on and on and on.  There would be time for organized activities as well as free play time to do as you like.  There is also a spa as part of the property although that would incur fees if you choose any services.    Basically everything we’d need to relive our youths and have a great cabin party in the woods minus the creepy serial killer.

I’d LOVE to do this but…. This would be a $1000 per couple weekend.  And don’t get me wrong, with everything that is included it is absolutely worth it.  We have negotiated this price, normally it would be much more.  It’s that kind of place.

 

Option 2 – less is more

After the crushing cost blow we’ve started researching other nearby venues and options.  We could get a place where we can still rent a group of cabins, still have access to great driving roads and still have a great time. These cabins are NOT hotel style where each room has its own bathroom so you’ll be making new friends or getting a single cabin (obviously singles cost a bit more than shared) We’ll also have to cover our own meals (hey we like cookouts right) kitchens and charcoal grills are included.  And we have to make our own fun.  There are some areas for play (and again a lake) but no go-karts, bumper cars, arcades, live entertainment, etc.  Rest assured we’d do our best to make it a fun time for everyone still and have plenty of activities and play.  But it is a bit of a let down after visiting the first venue.  And for all of that we would probably still be looking at a per couple cost of $500-800 although we haven’t started negotiating that option so I could be way off thus the wide range.

So honest opinions because we want to create an event that YOU want to do.

Comment in the forum or on FB and let us know what interests you.

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