2017 Trip Planning - Places to Stay

Discussion in 'Air Venture' started by A_Valkyrie, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. A_Valkyrie

    A_Valkyrie Pre-Flight

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    Good morning!

    I went to Oshkosh 2014 and had a great time. I spent Thursday and Friday there and still felt like there was a lot that I did not see. Unashamedly, I slept in my truck overnight in a parking lot. Since my plans opened up last minute for me to be able to go (literally that week), it was about the only option left.

    For 2017, I looked into Air BNB, which has very reasonable rates. You can stay in areas 30 minutes from Oshkosh for ~$80 a night. I was wondering how far you have to venture away before hotels become reasonable. Paying $200 a night for a Motel 8 or something just doesn't sound good. I wouldn't mind commuting 45 minutes or so to see the event. What nearby cities or towns have you stayed in where the rates were reasonable...like around $100 a night.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You can go to Green Bay and take a shuttle bus back and forth to the show.the cheap hotels are really no bargain.
     
  3. heavyd1850

    heavyd1850 Filing Flight Plan

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    I stayed at Felkers Campground last year which is right between the EAA camping and the museum on a residential looking property. It was less than $20/ night and a nice tent camping area protected by trees. I posted some pictures to google maps last year so if you search on there you can see what it looks like.
     
  4. rwellner98

    rwellner98 Line Up and Wait

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    Not a camper? You can buy a tent just for the event and still come out money ahead sleeping onsite in it. And camping brings an entire additional facet to the experience that many of us love.

    But if you hate camping...
     
  5. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Cleared for Takeoff

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    If tenting, once you take a shower, things start to get better.
     
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    Matthew K Line Up and Wait

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    I'm looking into going...100% want to sleep in tent as both fun and affordable
     
  7. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Cleared for Takeoff

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    It's so much easier tenting if the weather is cooperative, sunny with warm days about ideal. A pad or mattress under the sleeping bag is almost essential too. No need to bring the kitchen sink & all the trimmings, a little $$$ can fill the gaps.
     
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    ytodd Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I can't imagine being at OSH and NOT camping on the grounds. FYI... you won't need an alarm clock, but the wake up call is always cool.
     
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    somorris Pattern Altitude

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    Also be sure to buy a good tent that can be well staked down to stay up during high winds. It seems to always happen at least once!