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New Meetup: Chess/Games Cabin Weekend

From: Michael
Sent on: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Washington, D.C. Chess Meetup!

What: Chess/Games Cabin Weekend

When: December 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Hello Everyone,

Shavanna from the Weekend Group Travel Around DC meetup visited us on Monday with a really exciting idea for a trip. You'll have to RSVP on her meetup, which is why it's full on our meetup. Here is a link to the full length posting with all the details.


Chess/Games Cabin Weekend
Friday, Dec. 12th to Sunday, Dec. 14th, 2008

Friday, December 12th, 2008 to Sunday, December 14th, 2008

A 16-person log cabin in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, which is a short 1.5 hour drive from DC.
Leave a note in the comments if you have a ride, need a ride, and where you're coming from!

A cozy cabin weekend of games! Chess, Scrabble, Taboo, Checkers, Charades, Uno ? whatever you want to bring. There are also several beautiful, scenic hiking trails that go right by the cabin and would make a nice Saturday afternoon activity.

Anyone and everyone who loves boardgames and other games. Members from several area Meetup games groups will be joining us, too!

$150-$165/person, depending on bedroom, which includes:
2-night?s lodging in log cabin in West Virginia
5 meals (Dinner Friday; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Saturday; Breakfast Sunday). Vegetarian options will be available.
Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, Hot Cider, Eggnog, Soft Drinks
Please note: I'll be bringing a couple of bottles of wine for dinner, but please bring whatever alcohol you want otherwise on your own. Some whiskey would be nice! ;)

Secure your spot now!

Full payment of $150 (futon) or $165 (twin single) due by December 5th, 2008
Full refund available until December 5th, 2008
Sorry, no refund available between Dec. 5th and 12th.

This should be a fun weekend you won't want to miss out on! Secure your spot now!
Let me know which room/bed you are reserving in the comments if you want a specific one!

The rooms
(reserve your bed soon!):


Friday, Dec. 12th, 2008:
7pm: Arrival at the cabin, get settled into rooms
8pm: Pasta dinner & salad (spaghetti Bolognese and parmesan cheese sauce (vegetarian) available)
1) Beginners? Chess Refresher
2) Group games ? taboo, Pictionary, etc

Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2008:
9am-12pm: wake up when you like, then join the group for available breakfast/brunch foods (bagels, eggs, cereal, oatmeal, French toast, bacon), or just some coffee, tea, and OJ.
1) Boardgames, group games, card games, chess
2) Afternoon walk on the scenic trails that pass right by the cabin

4pm: coffee + pie + snacks
4:30pm-6pm: More games, relaxing
6:30pm: Dinner ? TBD (tacos?) (vegetarian options will be available)
8pm-bed: Group games, hot cider and eggnog by the fireplace

Sunday, Dec. 14th, 2008:
9am-12pm: Pancake breakfast with warm maple syrup
12pm: checkout!

Scroll down for available rooms!

The cabin is nestled in the woods in Berkeley Springs in a community of other cabins with beautiful, scenic trails criss-crossing the area. The cabin is huge, with 8 bedrooms that each contain two twin beds, so everyone will have their own bed and share their room with one other person. Let me know if you have a preference for who you want to room with!
The cabin has SIX full bathrooms, central heating and a large wood-burning fireplace, a laundry room, a big kitchen, and tons of seating options.
More pictures of the cabin!

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