the Gathering 2012

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the Gathering 2012

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed May 18, 2011 6:06 pm

:lol: Yes :!: The 2011 G5 is 4 monthes away!

But! After the Gathering somebody will want to talk about other venues. For 200 people and 40+ boats, you have to look out over a year in advance.

Criteria:

1. 200+ people and 40+ boats.
2. Cabins, Camping, RV's and Hotels.
3. Boat ramps and docks.
4. Pavillions and Cooking.
5. Reasonable Rates ($90 to $150 room rates)
6. River cruising options.
7. Interstate highway access.
8. Travel distance for the most people.
9. Access to stores and supplies.
10. (sorry) Is it a "Dry County"?

There are more! Others need to add items.

If you know of good options, please bring them up! Please! Review the years past Same Topic. We have looked at many properties.

The bottom line is that within 2 months of the next Gathering, someone will just have to say this is where I'm going. And, that is it.

Everyone wants this to be good for everyone else. But, it takes planning. Please, help out!

Be warned. You'll be involved1 :twisted:

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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby kens » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:51 am

Tims Ford lake, Tn.
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby darthplywood » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 am

How about lake Chatuge (Upstate GA between NC and the GA border). This place looks reasonable and capable of supporting our group (there is an adjoining fairground as well.

http://www.lakechatugelodge.com/index.html

Its not far from where we hold the Gathering now.
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby vupilot » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:24 pm

I think Jeffh has a place there?

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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby upspirate » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Lake Chatuge is beautiful....don't know what facilities are there other than the fairgrounds and the campground I stayed at.
The water would be great for our boats....not too rough,sheltered areas etc

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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby Fabricflyer » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:57 pm

Tims Ford Lake does look pretty good. It's not too far from where the past Gatherings were, It has cabins, it has RV sites, it has a recreation hall we can rent, and lots of water.

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Postby raymacke » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:48 pm

I was looking at the web sites for both but didn't see a map of the facilities layout. In my opinion, one of the strong points of both Guntersville and Hales Bar Marina is being able to see the boats out on the water from the display area. At Guntersville we could see them from the parking lot or the dock. At Hales Bar it has become more a "wet" display area and we can see the boats in action from there. I have looked at several locations in my area but they all tend to lack this feature. Many have a long "no wake" area to get to an area where the fast runs can take place.

What kind of layout do these have?
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby DaveLott » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:46 am

97 days but who is counting

I know a bunch of builders had better drop vacation plans this summer and stay in the shop :lol:
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby jamundsen » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:00 am

Who you talking 'bout? :lol:
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby Roberta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:38 am

HUH :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:38 am

Dave

They should be able to make this Gathering since it's 2012. :wink:

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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby DaveLott » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:47 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:Dave

They should be able to make this Gathering since it's 2012. :wink:

Bill



Totally agree. I wanted to give them a little impetus to be ready for the 2011 event. :roll:
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby DaveLott » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:47 am

jamundsen wrote:Who you talking 'bout? :lol:



me
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby jeffh » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:10 pm

vupilot wrote:I think Jeffh has a place there?



I do have a place there! Lake Chatuge is on the GA/NC border. It is 13 miles long and in the towns of Hiawassee, GA and Hayesville, NC. The lake is approx 1,925ft ASL and surrounded by mountains up to 5000ft. It is a TVA lake, so they lower the water about 8ft starting late August. Late Sept, the lake is still nice, but the water is normally down about 3ft. The water is definitely not as rough as it looks in some of the pics from last year.

The ACBS Blue Ridge Chapter has held a meeting there for over 20yrs and just did so last weekend. The meeting was held at the Ridges Resort, which is on the water and has the docking facilities, full marina and restaurants. One restaurant, The Boat House, has docks and indoor and outdoor seating. They also have Tiki bar with live entertainment. There is the GA Mtn campground and 2-3 other campgrounds on the lake. There is also a Holiday Inn (not on the lake) and a Ramada Inn that is on the lake. The Ramada does not have boat facilities. There are three golf courses:
1. The Ridges
2. Chatuge Shores
3. Brasstown Valley Resort. Brasstown Valley is a very nice resort, but not on the water.
4. It is not very near any interstate.
5. There are grocery stores
6. Booze - affirmative
7. Restaurants, yes
8. No river cruising unless your boat can handle rocks

The Appalachian Trail passes just on the east side of Hiawassee and there are quite a few other trails for hiking as well as waterfalls. If you enjoy hiking and checking out waterfalls, there are quite a few. The tallest waterfall east of the Rockies is in the GA Mtns, yes, GA. There is also some decent white water rafting. The Nantahala River in NC is close and a good beginner river. The Chatooga is about an hour from Hiawassee and is one of the only un-dammed white water rivers in the US. A little movie called Deliverance was filmed on that river and Tallulah Gorge. Then there is the Ocoee River (my favorite) on the GA/TN border. That is the river where the 1996 Atlanta Olympics white water event was held. The town of Highlands, NC is also close and is a nice place to do some shopping and dining. Asheville, NC is about 2hrs away as is Atlanta.

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view from our deck in Oct:
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A waterfall we hiked to:
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December on our road:
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A couple of locals having some fun:
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The Ridges Resort:
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A few woodies at The Ridges Resort:
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Re: the Gathering 2012

Postby Roberta » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:40 pm

Jeff, you best be careful wandering about them woods by yourself!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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