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Title: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: pudge27 on May 20, 2015, 06:43:47 am
Hi All,

I'm a first time Porc Fest attendee and trying to figure out this whole lodging thing. So apparently there are no motel rooms available in the area, and a 7-day minimum on campsites. Anybody looking to rent out a campsite for the night of 6/25? It's just me and a small 1-person tent, although I'm not against the idea of sleeping under the night sky either. In any case, if anybody is interested in helping out a very low-maintenance guy to achieve his modest goals of attending his first Freedom Festival, let me know.

Thanks,

~Andrew
781-635-6523
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: JasonPSorens on May 20, 2015, 02:44:37 pm
Hi Andrew - Daniel Cuevas (dcuevas718@gmail.com) is renting out campsites in "Expo Village" area of Rogers.
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: freedomroad on May 20, 2015, 11:20:59 pm
There should be at least 1, if not 2 motels with rooms still available in the area. Plus there is another campground in the area you could stay at with likely a 1-2 day minimum. I do recommend staying at Roger's for the whole week though, especially if you are coming by yourself :)

Just in case, you might want to bring bug spray, a $1 poncho, baby wipes, shower shoes, and some water.
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: KBCraig on May 24, 2015, 06:56:28 pm
Local and area alternatives (within 20 miles), of all price ranges, in no particular order:

http://www.coosmotorinn.com/
http://www.lancastermotorinn.com/
http://www.campgroundviews.com/parks/us/new-hampshire/lancaster-nh/beaver-trails-campground-and-rv-park/
http://www.mtnlakecampground.com/
http://koa.com/campgrounds/twin-mountain/
http://www.israelrivercampground.com/
http://www.josselyns.com/
http://www.thelanternresort.com/
http://www.josselyns.com/
http://www.applebrook.net/
http://www.jeffersoninn.com/
http://www.barronbrookinn.com/
http://www.innatwhitefield.com/
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/moose-brook-state-park.aspx

Speaking of Moose Brook, here are some state park campgrounds within an hour (or so; some much closer), in alphabetical order:
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/coleman-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/crawford-notch-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/deer-mountain-campground.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/franconia-notch-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/jericho-mountain-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/lake-francis-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/milan-hill-state-park.aspx
https://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/mollidgewock-state-park.aspx

As a bonus, NH state parks are entirely self-sustaining, and receive no tax money.

Edit to add: wilderness camping is allowed in the White Mountains National Forest, which comes as close to Roger's Campground as about 15 miles or so. Appalachian Trail hikers certainly camp along the way. I haven't looked at the details, but here is the USFS page about it:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/whitemountain/recreation/camping-cabins
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: dalebert on May 26, 2015, 09:17:29 am
Just in case, you might want to bring bug spray, a $1 poncho, baby wipes, shower shoes, and some water.

Really? It seems like they have a lot of that available in the on-site store and their prices really aren't bad. You'd think they would gouge more for the convenience but they really don't.
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: KBCraig on May 26, 2015, 07:30:09 pm
Just in case, you might want to bring bug spray, a $1 poncho, baby wipes, shower shoes, and some water.

Really? It seems like they have a lot of that available in the on-site store and their prices really aren't bad. You'd think they would gouge more for the convenience but they really don't.

I thought the "just in case" suggested not being able to get a spot on the campground, and having to pitch a poncho out in the woods somewhere.
Title: Re: Excited...but nowhere to sleep
Post by: pudge27 on May 28, 2015, 07:13:33 am
Thanks for the help, everyone. I think I'm all set. Look forward to the festival!