The good news: All the rooms at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort, site of the Summit & Festival, are now booked. So the owners are happy and we are, too.
More good news: we’ve come up with a plan to accommodate people in one of the Sawtelle bunkhouses at $25/night per person. We’ve reserved the small bunkhouse so you just need to contact us if you want us to reserve you a bed. The bunkhouse is on-site, sleeps 15-20 (basically a large room with beds), has 2 full baths, and a full kitchen. See the photo slideshow on their bunkhouse page and watch this 2-minute video tour:
So if you’re on the fence about attending the Summit & Festival because of lodging costs, we’re hoping this $25/night per person option convinces you to attend.
Contact us now, operators are standing by, not available in stores. Heh.
The Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho has been reserved for Summit and Festival participants, however:
You must make make your reservations by phone. If you attempt to make reservations online, it will show that it’s full.
When you call, be sure to mention “Fat Bike Festival” and you’ll receive a 15% discount on hotel rooms (normally $69/night for a single, $89/night for a double) and cabins/condos (normally $189/night, two-night minimum stay).
Single rooms may already be sold out but check! And see our Where to Stay page for other lodging options nearby.
Gary Sjoquist and Jay Petervary made a visit to the snowy Island Park, ID area this week, and among other things, firmed up the arrangements with Kathy Oakey, owner of Sawtelle Mountain Resort. All the Summit and Festival activities will be based there so if you want to be close to the action, make your reservations now.
We strongly urge you to make your reservations by phone. Be sure to mention “Fat Bike Festival” and you’ll receive a 15% discount on hotel rooms (normally $69/night for a single, $89/night for a double) and cabins/condos (normally $189/night, two-night minimum stay).
I’ve updated the Where to Stay page with this info. That page also has links to other websites to help you find a place to stay.