Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2012 Reunion Location

After checking into a few different options, Yvonne and I have decided to give Winton Woods Park in Cincinnati a try for our 2012 reunion. It’s a very nice location and you can read all about it here: http://greatparks.org/parks/wintonwoods.shtm.
We have reserved cabins 3H (Yvonne) and 4H (Viviane) and hope that we can fill up all deluxe cabins with reunion attendees. We would like to use this nice circular area as our group space for activities. Please refer to this map when making your reservations and try to be as close as possible to cabins 3H and 4H, regardless of whether you book a cabin, RV site, or tent site: http://greatparks.org/rec_camping/pdfs/ww_campground.pdf
The lodging options at the park include:
· Eight large deluxe cabins that sleep up to six (or more due to the large loft, but don't tell park staff). Each cabin features a kitchen, bathroom, heat, air-conditioning, linens, dishes, cookware, a television, wood deck, picnic table and fire ring. $125/night for deluxe cabins ($750/week) + taxes.
· 25 RV back-in sites, all with full hookup (water, 50 amp electric, sewer), picnic table and fire ring. The back-in sites have a gravel pad. $35/night for full hookups
· 12 RV pull-through sites, all with full hookup (water, 50 amp electric, sewer), concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. the pull-through sites have a concrete pad. $45/night for pull-through sites
· 10 basic cabins with electric and AC/Heat; however, these do not have plumping or running water. $50/night + taxes.
· 68 sites with 30-amp hookups. $25/night for 30amp electric sites.
**The cabin prices do not include tax.
Winton Woods Offers:
· The campground features a large office and store with an indoor snack bar.
· Group activity shelter,
· Playground,
· Splash park
· larger visitor parking
· nature center
· two new dump stations
· Wi-Fi access.
Please note: A Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park $10.00 annual or $3.00 daily.
Winton Woods Campground Phone Number: (513) 851-2267
Check-in/Check-out times:
2:00pm/12:00pm for campsites, 3:00pm/11:00am for cabins
Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance must be paid for in full when they are placed. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Reservations are refundable 30 days or more in advance of check-in. A campground credit (good for one year) is also available. For cancellations from 29 days to 48 hours, refunds are not available, but a campground credit will be issued. For cancellations of less than 48 hours from check-in, there is no refund or credit given.
***Information on nearby hotels will be provided at a later time as they will not book up as quickly as these cabins.

Hotels near Winton Woods Park

For those wishing to stay at a hotel for the reunion weekend, there are several options available within 4 miles of the park (sorry this is in a bad format, I am a bit rushed, but wanted to get the info out to you all):

Best Western Cincinnati West Inn & Suites

11967 Chase Plaza Drive

Forest Park, OH 45240

(513) 825-9600


SpringHill Suites Cincinnati North/Forest Park

12001 Chase Plaza Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45240

(513) 825-9035


Hampton Inn Cincinnati Northwest/Fairfield

430 Kolb Drive

Fairfield, OH 45014

(513) 942-3440


Comfort Suites

1234 Omniplex Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45240

(513) 551-5028


Atrium Hotel & Conference Center

30 Tri County Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45246-3208

(513) 771-7171


Super 8 Cincinnati OH

left at bp gas station

330 Glensprings Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246

(877) 519-7378


Howard Johnson Inn - Cincinnati

400 Glensprings Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45246

(513) 825-3129


La Quinta Inn Cincinnati North

12150 Springfield Pike

Springdale, OH 45246

(513) 671-2300


Monday, October 17, 2011

2012 Reunion - Save The Date

After gathering responses from about two dozen families regarding the weekend on which to hold next year's reunion, Yvonne and I have decided that June 22-24 would be the best option. Several families preferred this weekend and many others said they'd be flexible to make it work. Choosing this date allows us to not overlap with Father's Day and Independence Day traditions and will hopefully lead to a great turn-out in attendance. So, save the date!

Stay tuned for more details on the new location which will follow soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reunion 2012 - We're On It!

Well, it's only October and Yvonne and I are already discussing specs for the 2012 reunion. Last year we were a little late getting our act together, so several families couldn't attend because their social calendars were already filled up for the summer. In an attempt to avoid this issue and get onto everyone's summer schedules early, we are going to try to decide on a reunion weekend as soon as possible.

July and August are usually miserably hot and humid here in the greater Cincinnati area, so we are proposing to move the event into mid or late June which would at least increase our chances for some more bearable outdoor conditions.

If you could leave a comment here or email me at viviane8 @ yahoo.com and tell me which of these weekends you'd prefer, we would appreciate it. This is not a commitment to attend, but rather an informal poll to allow us to peg down dates, so that everyone will have plenty of notice this time around.

June 15-17
June 22-24
June 29 - July 1

Thanks, everyone, and happy autumn.