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Old 06-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question for the folks in the real NorCal: Eureka/Fortuna area

Hey all, I'm looking to host an event with about 25 riders from the east coast. I'm looking for lodging now and am ideally looking for something with cabins/giant boarding house or similar, preferably near food.

Any ideas? I thought the Best Western in Fortuna would be good since Eel River Brewing is within walking distance, but the food was only so-so and I couldn't see feeding people for two days out of there.

This will be in September of this year, the weekend after Labor Day.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/suggestions/guidance/fuckoffs.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Comfort Inn is much nicer, and has a decent hot breakfast you can grab as you are heading out to ride.
Not much left there for food, each year we have stayed for a dual sport event, we had a few less choices for grub.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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Comfort Inn is much nicer, and has a decent hot breakfast you can grab as you are heading out to ride.
Not much left there for food, each year we have stayed for a dual sport event, we had a few less choices for grub.
Indeed. The brewery is still there, but the food was kind of "meh" and the Denny's is now a steak house that was completely empty on a Saturday night. Blug. I figured that with the BW, the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express all serving breakfast, they pretty much put the Denny's out of business.

I'm not totally wed to Fortuna, either. I just need a spot that's an easy day ride north and is close to 36/299 for Saturday riding.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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Nice place. several places to eat nearby and in the building, too. I work around the corner from there. Neighborhood can be a bit funky.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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Nice place. several places to eat nearby and in the building, too. I work around the corner from there. Neighborhood can be a bit funky.
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Sadly, not that kinda funky.
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Dave,

Can't say I can recommend lodging in that area, but I can say there are some good eats to the east should you all take a long day ride. Brews & Screws in Hyampom, Wildwood Store in Wildwood, and The Red Bud in Hayfork. Weaverville has quite a few, too.

I'll be hosting a ride that same weekend. We'll be based at the Trinity Alps Resort, 20 minutes north of Weaverville. Maybe see ya out on the roads or trails.
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Dave,

Can't say I can recommend lodging in that area, but I can say there are some good eats to the east should you all take a long day ride. Brews & Screws in Hyampom, Wildwood Store in Wildwood, and The Red Bud in Hayfork. Weaverville has quite a few, too.

I'll be hosting a ride that same weekend. We'll be based at the Trinity Alps Resort, 20 minutes north of Weaverville. Maybe see ya out on the roads or trails.
Excellent! Look for bikes with round, white Dubbelju stickers on them. These guys have pretty much rented the place out.

I totally appreciate the food suggestions. We have a bunch of guys from back east, so we're planning on heading up through 128/Anderson Valley, to 1 then up 101 to somewhere convenient to 36/3/299 as a loop on Saturday. Some folks will be staying another day or two, so that'll leave them time to hit the Lost Coast or vice versa.

Most of them have never ridden on the west coast before.
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I'll probably try out one of the hotels in the Eureka - Fortuna area this weekend.

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I live in Hydesville,very close to Fortuna. If it were me I would try the Best Western(I have actually stayed here) or the Super 8, or the other one that is right next to the Super 8. That would be a pretty central spot to base your rides from, close to 36, the Ave.of the Giants, all of the Lost Coast routes. I dont know what type of lodging you are looking for but maybe the Scotia Inn would work also. (Just 5 miles South of Fortuna.) I have also stayed at a few places in Eureka that were nice but the areas they were in were beyound FUNKY for me . Good luck with finding your lodging and have a great ride, PM me if you need any more details. Bill
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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I'll probably try out one of the hotels in the Eureka - Fortuna area this weekend.

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I can assure you that the mattress in the Best Western Fortuna is quite satisfactory. The bigass recliner wasn't bad, either. Room 321.
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I live in Hydesville,very close to Fortuna. If it were me I would try the Best Western(I have actually stayed here) or the Super 8, or the other one that is right next to the Super 8. That would be a pretty central spot to base your rides from, close to 36, the Ave.of the Giants, all of the Lost Coast routes. I dont know what type of lodging you are looking for but maybe the Scotia Inn would work also. (Just 5 miles South of Fortuna.) I have also stayed at a few places in Eureka that were nice but the areas they were in were beyound FUNKY for me . Good luck with finding your lodging and have a great ride, PM me if you need any more details. Bill


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