looking for information on a good place to stay for the grand. hotel would be fine. have herd that some were not so nice and some were along ways away. looking for first hand information. thanks in advance.
Best place to stay is in the 2001 Bounder Motorhome that I have for sale!! Nice unit with only 43000 miles, has it all, well kept , very clean. Books at $38000.00, health forces sale at only $29,000.00 a steal! Paul
I stayed in O'Fallon,IL. at an Extended Stay Hotel. Yes it was 45 minutes away , but clean and priced right. Yes I would like to stay closer. I was there for a week and was in shoot-offs three nights in 06.Having good eating facilities at main building sure helped.
Sure there are places to stay that are closer, but they were booked about six months ago. At this date places like O'Fallon or Fairview Heights will be your best bet. Perryville, MO might be worth a try, but it wouldn't surprise me if its booked full too. Or you can get on a waiting list at the motels that are closer. Maybe you'll get lucky and someone will cancel.
The 45 minute drive isn't bad. It's a nice drive through the Illinois countryside on a summer day. The roads are good and the traffic is very light.
stay away from Okawville i believe it was the natural springs inn..i swear i walked into my room and needed to bless the place.....supposed to be haunted but i think its just a hell hole...don't belive the website they didn't renovate the place either
We stayed in Perryvile Mo last year. Was a pleasant 45 minute drive each morning. Every night we went back a different way just to see the area. Do not let the distance worry you. Most of the roads are in good shape and not much traffic.
I looked to see about the new Holiday inn express for you...but it is filled ..it is in Sparta..so there is at least one new hotel there already, and full already. The one in O Fallon still had rooms and they list they are $115-140 a night and it is about 32 miles from the grounds........but the Holiday inn express in Cahokia, which it says is about 38 miles from the grounds says its rooms are $62-118 on line and they have availability. Just thought I would post that on here....someone might have stayed there and can give you first had knowledge.....we stay in our camper on the grounds..but just thought it might help you....
p.s. you know distance is all about what you are used to....my hubby drives 40 miles (about 35-min) one way to work everyday...and our friend in CA drives 1 1/2 hours each way to work.....he thought ours was a snap!
I stayed at Mikes place I think for 2 nights for the Team shoot and I got lucky because he had a check out about the time I called and the room was just remodeled and was as nice as any high priced motel.
Also got to meet his 2 kids and he was taking them to a hockey game in St Louis that week end and doing other things with them also he was in the process of setting up a new home next to his motel so he was very busy that week end
Anyway it was a pleasure staying there because you can tell he is the type to go out of his way to help a person he even gave me his cell number incase if I wanted to ask him anything.
I think he was expecting to see a red comb on top of my head after I told him who I was from this site.
I doubt if he has any rooms left by now because it wasn't that big of a place maybe 15 rooms but it was very close to the Grand about 5 miles probably.
Bo here was the story as I was checking he already knew I was going to the Trap shoot and he came up with the question if I had ever been on that trapshooters.com before both of his small kids was there probably from 7 to 11 year old range.
Well I said have you ever saw Foghorn220 on there then he started telling his daughter Abby that I was the one that posted some pictular picture that she really liked that was on the trap site.
I didn't really know if I should had lied and said that I never heard of the trap site but I told the truth and you should seen his reactions I guess I didn't look like this at all to him.
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He also told me I could have run of the house and even use his personal computer in his office I guess he knew I would be having withdrawals if I didn't get my dailey fix.
Maybe he thought I would tear the room up if I went cold turkey for a day without a computer.