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The 7th Wander of Our Trail World

Yockatomac Trek 2005

 

Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA

June 11 – 19, 2005

 

Each participant is responsible for making his/her own reservations at the designated lodging places shown below.  Luggage service will be provided only to these lodgings.  Please do not plan to stay elsewhere.  You must have reservations at one of these lodgings for each night you plan to be on the trip prior to submitting your registration forms. As you make your reservations, fill in the confirmation number on the registration forms. This form should be returned to the YockTrek coordinator by May 20th.

 

Rooms are held for our group at each lodging place through the reservation deadline date indicated.  After that, rooms may or may not be available, and the stated rate may not be honored.

 

Cancellation policies vary widely between small local B&Bs/inns and large chain hotels, and each participant is responsible for their own cancellations.  Ask for and be sure you understand the proprietor’s cancellation policies.

 

Be aware that some small B&Bs/inns do not accept some forms of payment (i.e. credit cards); inquire about their policies and be prepared to carry checks or cash.

 

Due to lodging capacity limitations on some nights, some lodgings are designated (Full Occupancy Required!!).  We strongly encourage you if at all possible to fully utilize the lodging capacity at those places by sharing rooms with a roommate.  We really, really need to double up in order to accommodate the whole trip (we won't ask you to share your bed, but please help us use all the beds). This will allow the trip to be enjoyed by as many participants as possible given the lodging constraints.  If you would like help finding a roommate, contact the Yocktrek Coordinator.

 

 


 

 

Saturday, June 11
Washington, DC to Swain’s Lock

 

Arrive in Washington, DC at Milepost 0 C&O Canal 1:00PM to begin the ride

 

Brief organizational meeting, then begin the ride

 

17 mi on the C&O Canal

7 mi on road to lodging near Shady Grove area

 

Lodging:

Quality Suites

3 Research Court

Rockville, MD  20850-3212

 

 

Rate:    

$99 +tx/2-double bed suite

 

 

$99 +tx/1-king suite

 

Breakfast:  

 Rate includes full hot breakfast buffet

 

Reservations:    

(301) 840-0200; ask for Yockatomac Trek 2005 Group

 

Reservation deadline:    

May 11, 2005

 

Dinner:    

 Area restaurants on your own in groups

 

 


 

 

Sunday, June 12

Swain’s Lock to Harper’s Ferry, WV

 

7 mi on road back to trail

43 mi on C&O Canal Towpath

<1 mi via pedestrian bridge and sidewalks to lodging

 

Lodging:

Hilltop House Hotel

400 East Ridge Street

Harper’s Ferry, WV  25425

 

 

Rate:  

$60+tax/rm, double occupancy, private bath

 

Breakfast:  

 Not included; on your own in hotel dining room

 

Reservations:  

(800) 338-8319; ask for Yockatomac Trek rate

 

Reservation deadline:  

May 29, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 On your own with group in hotel’s renowned dining room

 

 


 

 

Monday, June 13

Harper’s Ferry, WV to Williamsport, MD

 

<1 mi back to trail

40 mi on the C&O Canal Towpath

<1 mi on town streets to lodging

 

Lodging:

Red Roof Inn

310 East Potomac St.

Williamsport, MD  21795

 

 

Rate:  

$52.49 +tx/rm, double occupancy

 

Breakfast:  

 Continental breakfast included; also Waffle House adjacent

 

Reservations:  

(301) 582-3500; ask for block code B570yock

 

Reservation deadline:  

May 25, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 Area restaurants on your own in groups

 

 


 

 

Tuesday, June 14

Williamsport, MD to Little Orleans, MD

 

<1 mi back to trail

41 mi on C&O Canal Towpath

Shuttle 7 mi up the mountain to lodging

 

Lodging:

Town Hill Hotel B&B

31101 National Pike

Little Orleans, MD  21766

 

 

Rate:  

$89 +tx/rm double room, shared bath

 

 

$109 +tx/rm double room, private bath

 

 

$129 +tx/rm king or queen room, private bath

 

Breakfast:  

 Full country breakfast included

 

Reservations:  

(877) 696-2794; ask for Don Sullivan Yockatomac Group

 

Reservation deadline:  

May 14, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 Bountiful Biker’s Buffet provided for us in dining room

 

 

2 entrees, 3 veg, rolls, dessert, beverage for $16.95/person

 

 

(Individual payment to the hotel)

 

 


 

 

Wednesday, June 15

Little Orleans, MD to Cumberland, MD

 

Shuttle or bike 7 mi on roads down the mountain back to the trail

43 mi on C&O Canal Towpath

<1 mi to lodging on city streets

 

Lodging:  (Full Occupancy Required!!)

The Inn at Walnut Bottom 

120 Greene Street

Cumberland, MD  21502

 

 

Rate:  

$89 - $129 +tx/rm, various rooms, suites

 

Breakfast:  

 Full breakfast included

 

Reservations:  

(800) 286-9718; Yockatomac group has entire house

 

Reservation deadline:  

June 1, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 Area restaurants on your own in group

 

 

Holiday Inn Cumberland (overflow only – no rooms held)

100 South George St.

Cumberland, MD  21502

(301) 724-8800

 

 


 

 

Thursday, June 16

Cumberland, MD to Rockwood, PA

 

 

Excursion train ride on Western Maryland Scenic Railway up the mountain to Frostburg, PA

32 mi on Allegheny Highlands Trail and/or country road detours

Most lodgings adjacent to trail or <1 mi away, some a few miles outside town

 

Lodging:  (Full Occupancy Required!!)

 

Rockwood Trail House

131 Rockdale Rd.

Rockwood, PA  15557

 

 

Rate:  

$85 +tx/rm, double occupancy

 

 

5 rooms w/queen beds, air mattresses avail at extra charge

 

Breakfast:  

 Full breakfast included

 

Reservations:  

(888) 916-2453; Yockatomac Group

 

Reservation deadline:  

April 1, 2005

 

Dinner:  

Super Smorgasbord catered for us at the historic Opera House

 

 

$17/person, all inclusive  (included in registration fee)

 

New Centerville Inn

3008 Kingwood Road

Rockwood, PA  15557

(Located 3 mi outside of Rockwood; will pick up guests at In Town Inn)

 

 

Rate:  

$75 +tx/rm, double occupancy

 

 

4 rooms, queen or double in each, cots available

 

Breakfast:  

 Deluxe continental breakfast

 

Reservations:  

(814) 926-2542; Yockatomac Group

 

Reservation deadline:  

June 16, 2005

 

Dinner:  

Super Smorgasbord catered for us at the historic Opera House

 

 

$17/person, all inclusive (included in registration fee)

 

Laurel Echo Farm B&B

174 Cross Road

Rockwood, PA  15557

(Located 5 mi outside of Rockwood; will pick up guests at In Town Inn)

 

 

Rate:  

$40 to $55 +tx/rm, double occupancy

 

 

2 queen rooms, 2 single rooms

 

Breakfast:  

Full breakfast included

 

Reservations:  

(888) 655-5335 or (814) 926-2760; Yockatomac Group

 

Reservation deadline:  

June 9, 2005

 

Dinner:  

Super Smorgasbord catered for us at the historic Opera House

 

 

$17/person, all inclusive (included in registration fee)

 

 

 


 

 

Friday, June 17

Rockwood, PA to Ohiopyle, PA

 

<1 mi back to trail

26 mi on Allegheny Highlands Trail and Yough River Trail South

lodging 1 block from trail

 

Lodging:

 

CAUTION!!  Lodging in Ohiopyle on summer weekends is extremely tight due to the rafting outfitters business.  After the reservation deadline, there may well be no more rooms available in Ohiopyle.  Make your reservations ASAP and pay particular attention to cancellation policies here, which tend to be very conservative, rigid and inflexible.

 

Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center

PO Box 107

Ohiopyle, PA  15470

 

Three guesthouses are held for our group.  (Full Occupancy Required!!)

 

 

Rate:  

$72.50/person +tax, single occupancy room

 

 

$39.50/person +tax, double occupancy room

 

 

$37.50/person +tax, triple or quad occupancy room

 

Breakfast:  

 Continental breakfast at each guest house

 

Reservations:  

(800) 472-3846; Yockatomac Group,

 

 

speak to Tammy Nicholson

 

Reservation deadline:  

May 17, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 Area restaurants on your own in groups

 

 

 

Ferncliff Guest House

 

 

1 room w/ 2 dbl beds, private bath

 

 

2 rooms w/ 2 dbl beds, shared bath

 

 

1 room w/ 1 dbl bed, shared bath

 

 

 

 

Laurel Guest House

 

 

1 room w/ 1 dbl bed, shared bath

 

 

1 room w/ 1 queen bed, shared bath

 

 

1 room w/ 2 dbl beds, shared bath

 

 

 

 

MacKenzie Guest House

 

 

1 room w/ 1 dbl bed, shared bath

 

 

1 room w/ 2 dbl beds, shared bath

 

 

1 room suite w/ 1 queen bed, separate room w/ 2 single beds, shared bath

 

 

Yough Plaza Motel  (overflow)

c/o White Water Adventurers

PO Box 31

Ohiopyle, PA  15470

 

10 motel rooms, 2 double beds each room

 

 

Rate:  

$78.02 incl tax, single occupancy

 

 

$97.52 incl tax, double occupancy

 

 

$124.02 incl tax, triple occupancy

 

 

$150.52 incl tax, quad occupancy

 

Breakfast:  

 Not included

 

Reservations:  

(800) 992-7238

 

Reservation deadline:  

Rooms are not held

 

Dinner:  

 Area restaurants on your own in groups

 

 


 

 

Saturday, June 18

Ohiopyle, PA to West Newton, PA

 

42 mi Yough River Trail North

<1 mi on town streets to lodging, shuttle to overflow lodging

 

Lodging: 

Scarsdale Cottage Inn B&B  (Full. No more room available)

208 Allison St.

West Newton, PA  15089

 

 

Rate:  

Whole house rate $400; call for proportionate room rate

 

Breakfast:  

 Full breakfast included

 

Reservations:  

 

 

Reservation deadline:  

Too late.  House is full!

 

Dinner:  

 Sumptuous Sirloin/Shrimp Splurge catered for us at Inn

 

 

(Complimentary for guests of the inn)

 

 

Bright Morning B&B  (Full Occupancy Required!!)

127 Jefferson Court at the Yough River Trail

West Newton, PA  15089

(Walking distance to the Scarsdale Cottage)

 

 

Rate:  

$75/room; 2 rooms w/ queen beds

 

 

(Also has 1 rollaway bed available downstairs - $50)

 

Breakfast:  

 Included

 

Reservations:  

(724) 872-0792

 

Reservation deadline:  

Until full!

 

Dinner:  

 Sumptuous Sirloin/Shrimp Splurge at Scarsdale Cottage

 

 

$16/person (Included in registration fee)

 

 

Holiday Inn Belle Vernon (overflow)

I-70 & Hwy 51

Belle Vernon, PA  15012

 

 

Rate:  

$82 +tax, single or double occupancy

 

Breakfast:  

 Not included

 

Reservations:  

(724) 929-4600; ask for group reservation code TYB

 

Reservation deadline:  

June 1, 2005

 

Dinner:  

 Sumptuous Sirloin/Shrimp Splurge at Scarsdale Cottage

 

 

$16/person (Included in registration fee)

 

 


 

 

Sunday, June 19

West Newton, PA to McKeesport, PA

 

<1 mi back to trail

18 mi Yough River Trail North

Finish Line!  Arrival at McKeesport

 

 

Celebrate your accomplishment at our Prodigious Post-Trek Picnic!

Catered picnic lunch, cake, drinks, festivities, and a few surprises!

(Included in registration fee)

 

Goodbyes and farewells……

 

Re-entry back into the real world…

 

Have a safe trip home and see you next year!!!


We will use email for most communication about the trip.  Join our email list to receive more information as it becomes available and be notified of future postings by sending an email to:

join-yocktrek@listserver.atatrail.org .

For specific questions about the trip, feel free to contact the Yocktrek 2005 Coordinator, Don Sullivan, at yocktrek@atatrail.org .

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