: Trip Planning help needed
01-23-2001, 12:37 AM
It's time to start planning. Looks like the whole month of September for a vacation. So I am looking for any help in securing a place to stay. It's just my wife and me and we don't plan on cooking other than the occasional breakfast. Want to travel to R.I. and see the sites around there and also get a lot of fishing done, hopefully there will be a few claves around that time. Ideally a location like Chatam would suit us but we are open to any suggestions you have. Maybe 2 weeks on the cape and two weeks somewhere along the coast in R.I.
We don't need anything luxurious but someplace clean and close to the sea and with a spare room for the occasional drop-in guest from a fellow FFsher. As for a budget, I have no idea what a decent rental place would cost, only that a hotel/motel will likely be in the $5000 to $6000 range, and I figure I can save some of that cost, maybe not. I also want to take some time to get on the many charter trips that Juro promised I would win in the rafles!, otherwise I will have to bum along with some of you guys, tie a few flies, sip some PeatWater (DoubleWood or such other single malt) and enjoy a fine Cuban (oops!, imported) cigar.
So if you were me, what would you do?
01-23-2001, 07:38 AM
Pete, I maybe able to save you money.. I am not positive at this point, but I might be able to put you up at my place in Chatham...no charge. Atleast for one one those weeks or for a shorter time depending on the boss. We have time and I will be talking to you later anyway.. I can not use my place during the week in September since the kids are in school so the place would be open and free.
01-23-2001, 09:02 AM
Just for a frame of reference, my wife & I rented a cottage in Yarmouth with its own boat dock for a week in Aug. for $950. The place was big enought that we split it with another couple & child (2+ BR). There are several internet rental sites for the Cape; here's one we liked.
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01-23-2001, 09:28 AM
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If you are interested, my in-laws have a nice house on the lower cape that would not put a major dent in your budget if I can get the fly-rodders discount for you.
This would put you about an 1.5 hrs from RI and half an hour from Chatham.
Email dates me if you're interested.
I have access to a cottage in West Dennis as well. There will be some competition from the family but weekdays shouldn't be a problem. Looks like your Cape Cod segment is getting pretty well covered!
Per RI: Is your wife interested in the Newport area or further west toward Westerly?
01-24-2001, 12:03 AM
Thank's for the GREAT offers guys,I will surely take one of you up on it, hopefully without offending the others...
The plans are very tentative for now, looks like we will fly out on Friday August 31, arriving sometime around mid day or early evening in Boston. Rent a car and drive to the Cape that afternoon/evening. Leaving probably on Monday October 1 to return to Calgary.
All your offers are overwhelming, all we really need is a place to hang out and relax.
As for R.I., the only place we visited/drove through is Providence. You guessed it, home of the TV show. I found Newport and Westerly on the map but I really know nothing of the areas. We mostly want to travel for a few (3-4) days and go to visit smallish towns. We both love the New England scene and the history. She hangs out at quilting shops and I am on the look out for fly shops. We will stay in a motel/hotel for that time, likely in a mid week jaunt to keep weekends open for fishing. Maybe I can squeeze in a day trip/charter while out there, but not likely. So any recommendations will be helpfull. I will check out the Web site and this will also help.
I'll keep ya'll posted as plans firm up.
Thanks again for the help, I'll pick this up offline/email so as to not clutter the Board, I just thought it would show others the true spirit of this Board: to have immediate and positive responses.. from the fraternity and its constituents.
Pete AKA Frenchcreek
Pete, You can count on me to help try and make yor visit to the area enjoyable. One thought is try and hit RI after Sept.15 th, as that is the day that the beaches open for beach travel, with a permit, which I have. I am retired so I will be available any weekday. The fish available at that time of year will be False Albacore, Bluefish, Stripers, and Bonita from the beach. I will try and find Motel prices for that time of the year on my next trip down to the south shore of RI about the middle of next month. There is a lot of small shops along the coast to explore. One place that comes to mind is The Mystic Aquarium,in Connecticut, plus lots of small shops. Will have more as time draws near. ArtB
This is a large part of what this community represents. I hope the trend we started last year grows into 2001 and keeps growing into the future of the forum.
Keep us informed of your plans as they develop, and I really look forward to screaming drags with you again.
01-25-2001, 12:20 AM
Art, That sounds great. I'll be sure to keep you posted as plans develop. By the time we get there, I will be retired/unemployed/consulting/in between jobs etc. (pick one or all). Last year I had one of them toothy critters make me "sing the blues", that's when everyone told me about the teeth and the use of wire. Lesson 1 learned. I have heard about the other critters you mention and would love to hop along a beach with you and just do some R&R along with some C&R.
Your suggestion about post Sept. 15 is most useful and it is the type of local knowledge I need to help plan this vacation.
01-25-2001, 10:11 PM
We usually rent a place in Chatham Labor Day week (off season for this house) that is literally on the beach directly opposite the southernmost tip of Nauset Beach. Send me email if you're interested - will be about $1600/week off season. For fishing, and sunning, it can't be beat and it's walkable to Chatham center as well (about midway between the lighthouse and town). Here's an <!--http--><a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~mikemahler/_images/chatham.jpg" target="_blank">arial shot</a><!--url-->.
There's also this place, which rents a very nice sailboat t'boot! <!--http--><a href="http://capecodtravel.com/morganwaterfront/" target="_blank">Morgan Waterfront</a><!--url-->. They are extremely nice people - but we've never stayed there, just talked and met people who have while we were in Chatham.