Porkies Winter Getaway

  • January 24, 2014 · 6:00 AM
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Sign up starts on Nov 2 at 10 am. 

Join us for 3 days of snowy fun along the shores of Lake Superior. We had a blast last year and can't wait to do it again. Be sure to sign up fast as this trip will likely fill quickly. 

About the lodging: 

Spacious 2900 sq foot, 3 level Cottage on the shores of Lake Superior. http://www.exploringthenorth.com/acottage/upnorth.html

Bathrooms: 
2 full bathrooms (one has a shower only)

Bedrooms (5 beds plus pull out couch and full inflatable mattress)

There’s a wood burning fireplace and full kitchen plus DVD and all the usual amenities. Check out the web site for details. 

Food: Since everyone has specific food needs, we’ll talk about food at the trip planning meeting. Plan to spend about $30-$40 on food. 

Lodging Cost:  $150 for lodging only for 6 people. It will be $125 if we get 8 people. Extra dollars will apply toward food or gas. Food costs will be around $60. There is no additional fee to xc ski, but you can take the lift to the top for $5 if you want. Downhill rates can be found at http://www.porkiesfun.com/pricing.htm. Downhill skiers can also ski at Powderhorn and other area hills. 

Gas Cost:  Estimated cost for gas will be around $30-$40 per person. With 8 people, we will likely need 3-4 vehicles. We will total the cost for all vehicles and then divide by 8 to get the per person cost. 

Bring your checkbook or cash with you to the trip so that we can settle costs on the last day of the trip. 

Trip Meeting Planning: A mandatory trip planning meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at 3 pm Mari’s house. We’ll go over carpooling, equipment needs, food, lodging and address other questions. 

Travel Time: 300 miles, 5-7 hours depending on stops. 

What we’ll do: There will be plenty of time to ski, snowshoe, explore Lake Superior, and just relax in the cabin around the fire. The pace will be relaxed. There will a variety of skill levels on this trip. The cabin is non-smoking. Alcohol is okay in moderation. Keep in mind that this is not a drinking trip and some people do not drink at all. 

What to bring: Your own personal equipment and clothing. You can rent skis and snowshoes at the park. 

Refunds:  There will be no refunds on lodging 30 days before the trip. After that, you will receive a refund less paypal fees if you fill your space. 

If you can't commit now, you can book yourself a room at the Americinn in Silver City http://www.americinn.com/Hotels/MI/SilverCity. Or, find your own lodging. There are many cabins nearby. 

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  • Cid

    This really was a wondeful trip. The trees were oh so Beautiful. The outdoor activities were awesome and it was really nice to hang w so many nice people. Id do it again in a heartbeat. I totally recomend this Winter Getaway. 5 Stars.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic weekend....Thank you all;)

    January 29, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Despite crazy wind and cold temps, we had a lot of fun. Thanks for everyone for making this a fun trip. You are all troopers.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Sunday Planning Meeting Agenda -Itinerary
    -Car Pooling (I will have maps)
    -Finances: We are looking good in this area.
    -Food (come with ideas for meals-we need 3 dinners, 3 Breakfasts and 2 lunches)
    - Sleeping arrangements (there is a bed for everyone if 4 people share-or one person bring another mattress)
    -Gear
    -Games, etc. We will need people who are willing to buy and plan meals. We'll keep it simple. Mari will have a pot 'o chili for afterwards. You are welcome to bring a side dish and beverage.

    January 13, 2014

  • Cheryl K.

    I guess I can't come now-but thanks for the info. Other things came up.

    January 9, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Cheryl: You can stay in the main cabin if you like. There is plenty of room.

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marilyn and I are staying at Lake of the Clouds Resort; they told us there is no cell service in the area which is Silver City. Just saying as perhaps "messaging" via text not work.

    January 7, 2014

  • Cheryl K.

    Wondering if there is still room for 2 for this outing? I may want to come and bring someone. If not we could get our own lodging.

    January 6, 2014

    • Kathy

      Our group is staying less than a mile away. You can message me to contact the owner to rent a cabin. I have stayed at the American inn and it is nice and on the lake. Come on up it will be fun.

      January 7, 2014

  • Diane S.

    There is a planning meeting on Jan. 19 at 3 pm at Mari's house. She's putting on a pot ' chili that we can eat afterwards. Everyone who is going on this trip is invited, that includes everyone staying in other cabins. That way we can talk about what we want to do and match up people with similar interests. We can also plan a Sat. night group potluck if everyone is so inclined.

    January 6, 2014

    • Becky

      Please email me Mari's address. [masked]

      January 7, 2014

    • Diane S.

      I just sent out a email to everyone with the address and telephone number. See you there.

      January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Here . . . Marilyn and I just rented a cute 2 person cabin in Silver City, arriving Jan. 26 (Thursday) and departing Sun. We are looking forward to joining the groups of womyn for fun and laughs!
    We will be staying at Lake of the Clouds Resort with our pets.

    January 4, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Yeah you Rock Laura! I'm so happy that you are coming!!!!!

    December 29, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Also, please talk up the trip with your friends. There are two people thinking about it.

    December 26, 2013

    • Lisa E.

      Diane, I regret that I will need to pull my reservation for this trip. If there is anyone that would like to take my spot they can pay me as I've already paid. I'm not sure how that works? You can let me know thru Mari g. - she has my contact info. Sorry:-(

      December 27, 2013

    • Diane S.

      Please remove yourself from the trip. That's too bad.

      December 27, 2013

  • Diane S.

    What do you think about this idea... What about leaving on Thursday and coming back on Sunday. This is what the other two groups are doing. I checked and the cabin is available on Thursday. Just post your responses. I'm okay either way. Would this be more convenient?

    December 26, 2013

  • NatalieL.

    This looks like such a fun trip. Maybe next year I can join. Have fun!!

    December 1, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hello 3 to 4 of us have found a cabin just down the road and hope to join the group. The cabin was cheaper for us than three nights at the American Inn. We are coming up on Thursday and leaving Sunday.

    November 3, 2013

    • Kathy

      Sorry Diane cabin I am staying in is full. Lots of options in the silver city mi area for cabins. Google can provide a list. I have stayed at the Am Inn there and it is nice and right on the lake.

      November 26, 2013

    • Holly A.

      Diane- sorry, no room with us either...

      November 26, 2013

  • Becky

    Any idea of the cost per person??

    October 14, 2013

    • Diane S.

      That would be for lodging only. The rest is extra. I will post details soon. Gas was around $40, food wasn't that much that I recall.

      October 17, 2013

    • Stacy L.

      Good to know, thanks Diane, You ladies have fun and enjoy :)

      October 24, 2013

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