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Apr 5th, 2024 at 10:15pm
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I’m glad to start a fresh new thread about next year’s Copia. I have some great news to report. We will gather at the Holiday Inn Express at 610 John Nolen Dr, directly across the road from the Alliant Center. The meeting room is free. They have a free shuttle service that will take you door to door on your schedule. If you change your mind about pickup time, just call them. My suggestion is give the driver a tip. We can do dinners in our room, as we have for years. We’ll organize those plans next year.  Cool

We have a block of 10 rooms. To reserve one or more of these rooms, you’ll need to call them at
608-709-5050. Tell them you’re with the ‘QuietJourney’ group to get the discount. The rooms can be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, if your plans change. Cool If you reserve online, you will not count as part of our room block. So please call it in. Thanks  Cool
We have 5 rooms of standard king rooms and 5 rooms of double queens. Tell them which kind you prefer.

Standard kings: $124 plus tax per night.
Standard Double Queens: $134 plus tax per night.

If you want a different room type, let me know what kind you want. It may be possible, depending on availability.
We will rebalance room types as needed or add rooms to our block as needed. So, when you book, please post here what you have booked. I have visited with the hotel folks and the Copia folks and the hotels are selling out sooner each year. My suggestion is to go ahead and book soon. Your card will not be charged until your stay next year. If you find you can’t come, you can cancel. Cool

The cutoff date to get the discount is February 6, 2025. After that date there may or may not be availability at their published rate.
For those not familiar with Holiday Inn, they have a great selection for breakfasts, including eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, etc. It’s a great way to start your day. Check their website for more details. My opinion is that this is the best deal we have ever had as a QJ group. Let’s make it work for years to come. Cool
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Re: Canoecopia 2025
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2024 at 4:11pm
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I just booked a 2 Queen Room at the Holiday Inn Express Madison for Friday March 7 and Saturday March 8th 2025  @ Quiet Journey rate of $124/ night  plus tax ( Rich, your post has the King @ $134).  Julia was most helpful and she confirmed free shuttle availability and complimentary breakfast.

Looking forward to hooking up with fellow paddlers.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2024 at 5:22pm
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Old Salt wrote on Apr 5th, 2024 at 10:15pm:
I’m glad to start a fresh new thread about next year’s Copia. I have some great news to report. We will gather at the Holiday Inn Express at 610 John Nolen Dr, directly across the road from the Alliant Center. The meeting room is free. They have a free shuttle service that will take you door to door on your schedule. If you change your mind about pickup time, just call them. My suggestion is give the driver a tip. We can do dinners in our room, as we have for years. We’ll organize those plans next year.  Cool

We have a block of 10 rooms. To reserve one or more of these rooms, you’ll need to call them at
608-709-5050. Tell them you’re with the ‘QuietJourney’ group to get the discount. The rooms can be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, if your plans change. Cool If you reserve online, you will not count as part of our room block. So please call it in. Thanks  Cool


We have 5 rooms of standard king rooms and 5 rooms of double queens. Tell them which kind you prefer.

Standard kings: $124 plus tax per night.
Standard Double Queens: $134 plus tax per night.

If you want a different room type, let me know what kind you want. It may be possible, depending on availability.
We will rebalance room types as needed or add rooms to our block as needed. So, when you book, please post here what you have booked. I have visited with the hotel folks and the Copia folks and the hotels are selling out sooner each year. My suggestion is to go ahead and book soon. Your card will not be charged until your stay next year. If you find you can’t come, you can cancel. Cool

The cutoff date to get the discount is February 6, 2025. After that date there may or may not be availability at their published rate.
For those not familiar with Holiday Inn, they have a great selection for breakfasts, including eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, etc. It’s a great way to start your day. Check their website for more details. My opinion is that this is the best deal we have ever had as a QJ group. Let’s make it work for years to come. Cool



I think you got it backwards. Lexdyslia? Grin
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 18th, 2024 at 1:26pm
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The Holiday Inn Express sent me an email confirming $124/night rate for 2 Queen Standard room.  Maybe they are backwards. 

No worries.

  
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Reply #4 - Apr 18th, 2024 at 6:59pm
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You got a great deal! Cool I posted the rates from the contract. Maybe if others go ahead and reserve, they will get the same deal. Cool No reason to wait, the rooms can be cancelled if your plans change, like if your wife plans a big getaway trip to a luxury resort without telling you. Grin Grin
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 19th, 2024 at 11:56am
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Seems like a good plan, she goes luxury resort and you go to Canoecopia.
  
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