Since yall are into mixing booze with aquatic environments, this seems like the perfect place for a shameless plug about my pool party I am throwing with Krissy and Token this year July 18-20th, 3 inforoo birthdays, Dr. Seuss theme . . . . just sayin
On a more related note to this thread, I would say definitely do a multi-day/long weekend. A day or two is nice, but will likely attract only local inforoosters of that area. Plan something that is several days and you will prolly have a much better turnout from out of towners that would want to join, but have to fly in. I am partial to the lake house, wooded area, hiking trails, but anyway this turns out, I think it is a great idea
1. Since I'm only going to Forecastle Friday I may stop by on my way home to AL, if that's okay! 2. I definitely agree that a multi-day thing is better and more inclusive.
Okay so here's the thing. My family owns a mansion by the sea. It's just outside of Wilmington, NC. It sleeps about 28 in beds, more in you include air mattresses and tripling up on the king beds. I can easily get this place for like $1,000 per week. Is that a possible solution?
Hell yeah! I live in Wilmington and would love to stay in one of those awesome places! We can provide support as needed from our non mansion
And I can get it for free if it's not reserved by anyone else in the family. Not saying we have to do this - just putting it out there.
Thanks zen! The house looks amazing and the location is kinda, sorta central to a lot of Inforoosters and if it's not it doesn't seem too, too far from either the Greenville-Spartanburg (SC) airport or the Atlanta airport. Also the "free-ness" of it all certainly helps!
How many do you think it can realistically sleep (including beds, couches, air mattresses on the floor)?
My vote is for the lakeside place - I prefer lakes/forest to beaches, and all my money is going to live music this summer. I wouldn't be able to swing another big purchase (assuming I'd be able to go at all).
here is a breakdown of bed space at the house: master: 1 king, 1 foldout couch and floor space for mattress library: 1 queen (?) 1 upstairs bedroom: 1 king and 1 twin, possible floor space 2nd upstairs bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin and space for a mattress basement: 5 twins (2 sets of bunk beds and 1 twin in middle) really comfy couch LOTS of floor space great room: really comfy couch living room: not comfy couch, LOTS of floor space
Whatever that calculates to be. I am thinking we could cram 30 in there easily.
Okay so here's how it looks and tell me if you all feel different...
We could do zen lake house this year then plan for a cruise or some other bigger (read: possibly more expensive) adventure for next year. We could even use the lake house trip as a pre-planning meeting for next year's adventure. There were plenty of beach mansion votes but I think we'd need more info to weigh it fairly.
Is it possible to throw out some open dates for the lake house so we can vote on doing that?
I will work on seeing if I can get some open dates. My late husband was one of 10 kids, and this was his parents' house, so I need to hear from something like 8 different families. But if you all are patient and want this to happen, we can make it so.