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1996 328ti
10-30-2005, 03:54 PM
A few places have been suggested for 2006.

The Biltmore Estate
Colonial Williamsburg
Berkeley Springs
The Greenbrier

OwnedbyDuncan
10-30-2005, 04:42 PM
How's about the Homestead. Great food and accomadations. Incredible golf courses. And the roads to get there after you get off I81 are fanastic. Last time I went there was in a rental mini van after taking my girlfriend's daughter and her friends to cheerleader camp at JMU. Girlfriend and I had a grea time there. I still haven't had a better meal 4 years later and that includes Maestro, 2941, Galileo(Labatorio) and Citronelle.

Will be eating frozen dinners from now on with hopefully the a new addition to the family. A rough collie pup out of best collie herding dogs in the country.

1996 328ti
10-30-2005, 04:54 PM
Homestead was another choice.
I'd really like another overnight. Ideally the location should be no more than 3 hours with fairly easy access home. The past weekend we stayed at the Wintergreen Resort. Easy trip home via 29. Or 29 to 15 and White's Ferry for me.

The overnights get more popular every time. This weekend we had just over 100 people. :)

mlytle
10-30-2005, 05:52 PM
any of the above locations! i am sure it will be fun wherever we go!

Biggins
10-30-2005, 06:35 PM
Any of the above would be great!

SMOODY
10-31-2005, 11:43 AM
We could go to Harpers Ferry and see the sites, eat, and then go to the Bavarian Inn in Sheperdstown, WV for dinner and lodging.
http://www.bavarianinnwv.com/

Psi5
10-31-2005, 06:28 PM
A few places have been suggested for 2006.
The Biltmore Estate
Colonial Williamsburg
Berkeley Springs
The Greenbrier

I was thinking maybe the Delaware Valley, with Longwood Gardens, the duPont Museum, and the Hagley Powder works. Biltmore is kinda far, Williamsburg would be good, Greenbrier and Homestead really cool, but more expensive than we've done recently. Heading WNW into WVa could be nice.

FWIW, on the way home Sunday, Robin and I discovered several more cool roads so if we'd like to go back to Wintergreen at some point in the future, I have the route there already mapped out. :wink:

David

1996 328ti
10-31-2005, 07:27 PM
We went to duPont not long ago. Very nice house and much more accommodating than Longwood. That is a nice day trip.

We've also been to the Bavarian Inn a few years ago. That would make a nice summer day trip. Summer trips need to be indoors. When I did that one we also visited the civil war grounds.

David Hicks
11-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Lexington, VA! Home of my alma mater. There are some interesting roads through central VA, and some really good twisties near the town itself. Couple of good golf courses, restaurants, and hotels/inns. You can also tour VMI and visit Robert E Lee's grave, as well as his horse Traveller's. Most of Stonewall Jackson is buried there too. Spring and fall are beautiful there, but we'd have to avoid Parents' weekend, Homecoming, and Alumni weekends for both of the colleges.

dougmoney
11-30-2005, 11:14 PM
We could go to Harpers Ferry and see the sites, eat, and then go to the Bavarian Inn in Sheperdstown, WV for dinner and lodging.
http://www.bavarianinnwv.com/

I like the idea of having it as "Bavarian". As long as the accomodations and food are good, It would be pretty cool to have a photoshoot of your car next to a sign saying "Bavarian Inn". Just my $.02 worth.

SMOODY
12-01-2005, 09:31 AM
I like the idea of having it as "Bavarian". As long as the accomodations and food are good, It would be pretty cool to have a photoshoot of your car next to a sign saying "Bavarian Inn". Just my $.02 worth.
The Bavarian Inn is a nice place and the food is good. It looks like the club went there a few years back and Steve was looking for someplace the club had not been before.

OwnedbyDuncan
12-01-2005, 10:34 AM
Another option is staying at the Hotel Roanoke and touring the Norfolk Southern museum and shops.

woodym3
12-01-2005, 11:52 AM
Lexington, VA! Most of Stonewall Jackson is buried there too. .
MOST of him? Maybe the other parts are in interesting locations too.
I had some good food and beer at The Palms in Lexington this summer. First time I had ever been in the town.

David Hicks
12-01-2005, 12:01 PM
Another option is staying at the Hotel Roanoke and touring the Norfolk Southern museum and shops.
The Star City. It would be worth the trip just to get some Sonic.


MOST of him? Maybe the other parts are in interesting locations too.
I had some good food and beer at The Palms in Lexington this summer. First time I had ever been in the town.
His left arm was amputated at the Battle of Chancellorsville (near Fredericksburg) and is buried there.

I spent many nights in the Palms. Lots of good memories, as well as experiences of which the memories are very blurry.

dougmoney
12-01-2005, 06:07 PM
I'd be content really for wherever, as long as I was back from school here in Florida, I wish the First Coast / Gulf Coast chapters held more interesting events :).

John in VA
12-02-2005, 04:48 PM
Whatever happened to the Bavarian Inn O'fest outing with the club? Oompah band, brats, & brews in the Fall. I didn't know if we outgrew or offended them!?

1996 328ti
12-02-2005, 08:32 PM
Whatever happened to the Bavarian Inn O'fest outing with the club? Oompah band, brats, & brews in the Fall. I didn't know if we outgrew or offended them!?That was before my time. Some of the owners of the Bavarian Inn do own BMWs.

dougmoney
12-03-2005, 11:58 AM
I think that would be a great idea.

woodym3
12-04-2005, 10:31 AM
Whatever happened to the Bavarian Inn O'fest outing with the club? Oompah band, brats, & brews in the Fall. I didn't know if we outgrew or offended them!?
I seems to me that either they decided they had so many attendees they didn't need to reserve tables and parking for the BMW club, OR they wanted so much money to reserve the tables we decided it wasn't worthwhile. This tour was my first ever NCC event (1982) and I always considered it one of the highlights of our annual calendar. For fun, I still use some of the roads that I was introduced to on that '82 tour.

Itsa328
12-04-2005, 05:58 PM
Berkley Springs, WV sounds cool. I have been there a few times and each time the roads are rewarding, good eats too. My family has a farm maybe 2 miles from the main drag in town. Has a large field for a bonfire/cookout.

All of the locations sound cool. But if we are looking for new ideas, I thought of a few:


If the most of us are looking for a Bavarian theme, is Lancaster, PA Dutch area too far of a drive for an overnight tour?

Eastern shore MD could be cool too. Dinner at the CrabClaw anyone???

Indy Red M3
12-05-2005, 08:27 AM
We had Tours there every year, which were lot's of fun. Had reservd parking, great food, German bands, and was pretty simple from Club planning. One year we arrived a week to late, but still had fun.
This year we used BI for the Jeff 500 lunch, and will probably use for a DS lunch in 2006, so that shold get us some consideration in their accommodations.
Let's do it.
Gordon

1996 328ti
12-05-2005, 08:49 AM
What time of year was this? Late Sept to coincide woth Oktoberfest?
Was it set up like a driving tour. Meet at the start and take back roads to the Inn? Was this something the Inn sponsored?

woodym3
12-05-2005, 09:26 AM
I believe the Bavarian Inn's Oktoberfest is the 3rd weekend in September. I draws hundreds, so no, not an event just for us. Like most of our tours, the club would caravan in mass from some starting point close to the Beltway.
The Inn would have tons of large tables set up outside. An oompa band and shuplatter dancers provides entertainment on their patio.