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#4479438 - 08/04/17 10:58 PM Eclipse and hotel rooms
Toy4x4 Offline


Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 1137
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Just for the heck of it I thought I'd check out hotel room prices in cities that will be in the main path of the eclipse on 8/21. shocked2 shocked2
I work for a hotel chain known worldwide that can charge some pretty hefty sums for a night, but WOW! Do a Trivago search for Casper Wyoming. Idaho Falls.
Supply and demand.
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#4479462 - 08/04/17 11:54 PM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3696
Loc: Utah
My wife already has done this just for the fun of it. The Econo Lodge is like $400.00 a night. People are renting out their front lawns for camping spaces at $200/$300 night. Here in Utah-we are supposed to see 90% of it. I think I will stay home.

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#4479488 - 08/05/17 01:02 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
That's CRAZY!



well........ not as crazy as super bowl tickets...
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#4479491 - 08/05/17 01:06 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4750
Loc: MA
Oh well, just get ready for 2024 then.

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#4479493 - 08/05/17 01:08 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Oro_O Offline


Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1351
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
I checked a few months ago and even the Red Lion in Salem, OR was $1300 night. Some REAL gouging going on!

I have heard the Oregon DOJ is going after some of them now.

We are going to spend the night before and night of with a friend in Salem, then go to the coast to a rental house for the rest of the week. Should be interesting!

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#4479501 - 08/05/17 01:34 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2727
Loc: The Canyons
Driving through Oregon the other day, I caught a news bit about those in "the path of totality". One fellow has been anticipating the event for years, and specifically built his house in "the path of totality".

Everybody needs a hobby..

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#4479527 - 08/05/17 03:26 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
oldhp Offline


Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 1622
Loc: USA
For the 2 1/2 minutes it lasts I'd just pull over and watch it. I guess some people want to make it out like Super Bowl party.
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#4479548 - 08/05/17 05:11 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21192
Loc: Orlando, FL
Just watch it on TV.

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#4479572 - 08/05/17 06:24 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11251
Loc: NorthEast
Just lock yourself in a windowless and doorless room for couple of days, don't look at watch for couple of days and then have the alarm go off in the middle of moonless night and go outside and it will be like your own eclipse anywhere on the earth -)

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#4479576 - 08/05/17 06:28 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39858
Loc: 'Stralia
https://www.energymanagertoday.com/2017-solar-eclipse-will-affect-us-electric-grid-0171331/

As long as they turn the A/C off before they go out and watch.

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#4479615 - 08/05/17 07:31 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 3793
Loc: Southeast Texas
Just book a hotel 50-75 miles off the eclipse path. I bet prices fall dramatically just north or south of it.

Luckily, we are timing a pass through the eclipse path, traveling back from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and W. Virginia to Texas, after touring historical battle sites (like Gettysburg) for my sons senior trip. He is a History major. We will pass through Tennessee, and stop near Athens. thumbsup

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#4479618 - 08/05/17 07:38 AM Re: Eclipse and hotel rooms [Re: Toy4x4]
Sierra048 Offline


Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 826
Loc: N. Georgia Mtns
If the projected path is correct, it will be right on top of us. Several neigbors are talking about how packed our little community will be the weekend before the Monday event. The bride and I plan on stocking up on the Thursday before and just hunkering down until it's over.
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