Travel to and from Cordova
There are two flights a day on Alaska Airlines. During the summer Era flies on certain days.
We have been able to get a 5% discount code from Alaska Airlines for those traveling for out event. It begins the 22 and expires July 6, in case you want to do some additional travel afterwards.
ALASKA AIRLINES WEBSITE http://www.alaskaair.com/planbook
The Fare code to put in your reservation is: ECMV056
Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US or Canadian city
Meeting City: Cordova, Alaska
Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Hawaii and Mexico
Beginning Travel Date: June 22, 2014
Last Travel Date: July 6, 2014
Another option is to you is using Alaska Airlines Miles. There is an Alaska Airlines credit card that features a good promo for signing up which may amount to a round trip to start with, depending on your departure city and timing for purchasing your ticket.
ALASKA AIRLINES CREDIT CARD: http://www.alaskaair.com/content/credit-card/visa-signature.aspx
Tentative scheduling listed below. We will update when we know firm times and dates.
For Ferry Reservations from Whittier:
Plan to arrive on June 22 and leave the morning of the 30th.
I noticed there was not a good connection for those wanting to arrive on Sunday out of Valdez, but there is a possibility we could charter a boat or airplane if we had enough interested parties. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you may be interested.
Cordova accommodations are simple, yet comfortable and casual. Surrounded by incredible scenery, the rooms serve as a functional home base for your daily adventures. Expect functional, not fancy, and you won't be taken by surprise. Look up and around...the views are incredible.
RELUCTANT FISHERMAN INN
For a hotel style accommodation, consider the Reluctant Fisherman Inn. They have blocked a set of rooms for us for the event, so be sure to say you are with NET LOFT FIBER AND FRIENDS. Block ends June 1. The Reluctant Fisherman is within walking distance of the event.
Harborside Rooms $165 plus tax 2 queen or 1 king
Mountain View $150 2 queen or 1 king
Subject to 12% tax
Restaurant open adjoining hotel
FRONT DESK 907-424-3272, EMAIL: ReluctantFishermanInn@ak.net
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND MOTEL
For a motel style experience, and the option of a kitchenette, consider the Prince William Sound Motel. hey are also within walking distance of the event.
Kitchenette Rooms: 1 or 2 Queens $150 plus tax includes oven and stove
Standard Room: 1 or 2 Queens $130 plus tax
For one week stay, receive one free night.
CONTACT: (907) 424-3201 or (888) 796-6835 email@example.com
ORCA ADVENTURE LODGE
Orca Lodge was in recent years the site of a functioning salmon cannery. Recently converted to a lodge, located within a few minutes drive from town, this housing opportunity has a few different options. One of its special features is the cookhouse with chef in residence. There are a few group family style rooms that if reserved soon would be a great opportunity for this group for groups coming together or meeting up for the event. They are kindly offereing us a special rate for the event. They are not available on line so they will need to call for these rates.
Room with 1 queen bed- $135 per night
Room with 2 queen beds- $159 per night
Two bedroom suites with up to 4 beds- $185 per night
For those looking to travel with pets, they do allow pets, with a $30 "companion" fare.
Orca is right next to the water and has great scenic views. If you are coming with a family, there are family suites such as the two bedroom suites listed above, and there are activities such as halibut fishing based right out of the lodge. Rooms are not fancy in any way, and hte environment is truly the remains of an old cannery, but if you like an authentic rustic experience where you can walk out and watch the otters floating by, you will love Orca. It is about a five minute drive from town and they have a van that can transport you back and forth at no charge.
You can view some good pictures of rooms on this site http://www.alaskaheliski.com/location/orca-lodge/
as the lodge is used by POINTS NORTH for heliskiing during the winter, but you must use ORCA ADVENTURE LODGE contact below for summer reservations. Be sure when you call to mention that you are with NET LOFT FIBER AND FRIENDS to get best rate.
CONTACT: 866 424-ORCA firstname.lastname@example.org
Other options in town include some of the following:
BEARS DEN CABINS
Bears Den has kindly offered to sell individual bunks to our group by the night. You may also rent a full cabin with your own group. If you have transportation it is one rate and if you need a van it is another rate.
Bears Den Cabins in town has some special offers.
They are 6 1/2 miles from town so you will have to have your own transportation. There are a couple of options.
There are four cabins.
“Knitters Camp Style” She is offering two of the larger bunk style cabins as possibles for someone who just wants a bunk “camp style” .
If you have your own transportation it would be just $50 a night, if you want to share a van it would be $75 ( housing and van) per night per person. They usually do not just have a single bunk rate, but is offering this to us for event.
If you are looking for something not right in town, this might be a good option for you. There are no restaurants nearby. It is halfway between town and the airport.
IF you have a group of 6 or 8 and want to share a cabin together and you have your own transportation it would be just the prices listed below. If the group wanted to use the van it would just be an additional $100 a day to be split by the group.
Cabin 1: $175 per night with Queen and full size Futon and Kitchen/bathroom
Cabin 2: $175 night 2 bunk beds and full size Futon and Kitchen/bathroom
Cabin 3: $200 night for group of 6 bunks and kitchen / bathrooom $300 with vehicle
Cabin 5: $225 night for group of 8 bunks and kitchen/ bathroom $325 with vehicle
See their website for more information. These are cabins on a river with about a ten - fifteen minute drive to town.
Contact email@example.com to make a reservation.
MORE HOUSING OPTIONS
For larger groups:
Yellow House $2150 for week plus $150 cleaning fee. There are 3 bedrooms and it could handle a group, so could be a good rate if divided up amongst several people.
This is a nice accommodation and great for a large group. Sleeps 8. Within walking distance of event.
More details to come, but check Cordova Chamber of Commerce for more options:
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WHATSOEVER, email me with your phone number and best time to call and I will be happy to counsel you on your stay, OR you can call the Chamber of Commerce and they will provide more info to assist you.
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