Friday, November 27, 2009

Hotels, Finalizing Registration, and More

As you've probably heard, the lodge we've leased for CUPCAKE '10 is full at this time, but if you'd like to attend this fantastic blogging event, you're still welcome to come! You'll simply need to book a hotel near Oregon, WI., and then spend your waking hours out at the lodge.

As it turns out, if you do this, you'll be spending nearly the same amount of money as those of us who are staying at the lodge (or even less if you share a room).

Here are some options for you:

Hat tip to Tara for giving me this information:
The Sheraton in Madison. ($100 a night and 11.5 miles from the lodge.)
The Quality Inn in Madison. ($100 a night and 8.5 miles from the lodge.)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

515 W. VERONA AVE
(this one is about 15 miles from the lodge. If you book in advance, you can get a room with 2 queen beds for $90.95 a night.)

(Hat tip to Haley for finding the Holiday Inn deal. Haley will be staying there, and would love to share a room if you're looking. We suggest clicking on her link and connecting with her through her contact information on her blog.)


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We also want to be sure to thank each one of you that has registered so far. We were absolutely floored by the response to this event. Whether you were one of the first 20 to register, or you plan to stay at a hotel or at your very own home, we're so excited to see you!

We have some amazing things up our sleeves and can't wait to share them with you as January 9th and 10th gets closer. We'll be planning and scheming and enjoying every second of it. (Please don't be surprised if you're asked to do an interpretive dance.) (JOKING.) (But you can if you want to.)


If you have not paid the event fee, but you're on the attendee list, please consider making your payment through paypal to fullcircle(underscore)doula(at)yahoo(dot)com as soon as you can. That way, I (Heather) can be sure to send payment to Stony Hill Farm.
(the off-site fee is $20, the on-site fee is $100)

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In the initial post it was mentioned that the $100 fee is only refundable up until December 20th, 2009. (This is the case because we won't know for sure if we can fill the space from the waiting list at such a late date.)

We also wanted to make it clear that the lodging portion of the fee will not be refunded should weather interfere with the event. Of course, this would be a ginormous bummer for everyone, but since we are meeting in the Midwest in January it's a possibility. The reason we cannot refund the lodging portion is because the venue will be unable to refund the fee at that time.

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Some of you have also inquired about airports, as you're considering flying in to join us. We are working on getting information about which airports are closest and what routes are the best to travel to the venue. We will post that information as soon as we have all the details. Thank you for your patience!


Thank you to all of you who have helped and offered help! We couldn't do this without you!

Once again, please leave a comment to share your interest in coming in order to connect with others regarding sharing a hotel room, or anything else you may need. You can also check the comments from the last post, as a few people commented that they're looking to travel with/share a room with other attendees. Of course, If you'd like to join us and stay in your very own hotel room, feel free to do that too. It is NOT a requirement to share a room. Just be sure to let us know so we can plan for you to join us at the lodge in the daytime hours.

The final day of registration of any kind will be Friday, December 11th, so get your thinking caps on!

WHEW! I think that's all for now!

We are seriously excited for Cupcake '10, and we hope this information helps you find your way to the event!

Peace, Heather

6 comments:

Haley said...

Heather,

Stephanie Hanes emailed me and we will be roommates!

Just wanted to let you know!

jen said...

ok ... commenting here too. thought about how much fun this would be all night long. not sure why i couldn't sleep!
wanted to send out a quick message asking if anyone is coming in from mpls and would want to at the very least drive in together ... maybe room??
i'll have to talk to husband tonight about going ... but just wanted to give others a heads up ... let me know!

Heather of the EO said...

Haley- good news!

Jen - there are a number of people coming from Mpls/St Paul area. I'm guessing there will be a caravan of sorts. I'll try to connect everyone in the Mpls/St Paul so you can all make plans!

Boy Crazy said...

FYI: there's an airport in Madison (blocks from my house) and the Milwaukee airport is about 1 hr 15 from Madison. Chicago airport is 2.5 hour drive.

Tara said...

I'm looking forward to such a fun event! I feel so blessed that such inspirational women are coming to WI, only a short drive from my home:)

Spot On Your Pants said...

WOW! I want to come!?! I saw this on Marketing Mama's post. We just moved from Minneapolis to Sun Prairie and I'd love to connect with more blogging gals!