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    MOA Getaway - Kerrville, Texas - November 9-11, 2018

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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/event/texas18
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    At first I was confused by the location because I only remember a post office at Mountain Home, but when I click on the link I see it at the hunting ranch.
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    I wonder if the event has moved to the ranch or if it's still at the Y.O. in Kerrville where it was in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I wonder if the event has moved to the ranch or if it's still at the Y.O. in Kerrville where it was in the past.
    Never been to the event. Great place to ride (three twisted sisters). Good eats at the old rail depot in Kerrville.
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    Ted Moyer corrected the location.
    It now shows the same place where it was held last year in Kerrville.
    https://www.yoranchhotel.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    Good eats at the old rail depot in Kerrville.
    I need to check that out. We usually bypass downtown and have not noticed the depot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Ted Moyer corrected the location.
    It now shows the same place where it was held last year in Kerrville.
    https://www.yoranchhotel.com/
    I've corrected the thread title!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I need to check that out. We usually bypass downtown and have not noticed the depot.
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...lle_Texas.html

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    Go back and try it out at least once! I love that place. Try something that you would normally have some wine with and you won't be disappointed. IMHO.... particularly the items in the menus listed as specialties. The bacon wrapped beef with shrimp is one of my favs. And I think one of the most expensive. Go figger, Ha!

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    Iím contemplating the 1000 mile ride to this event as a change of plans had me cancel the Cedar Braeks Getaway earlier this year. Iíve been looking at the Trip Advisor reviews of this hotel and the reviews are quite mixed ranging from a dated facility to poor customer service. Can anyone shed some light on this place? I was at the Coeur dí Alene event two years ago and that place is my reference point. Any input would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
    I’m contemplating the 1000 mile ride to this event as a change of plans had me cancel the Cedar Braeks Getaway earlier this year. I’ve been looking at the Trip Advisor reviews of this hotel and the reviews are quite mixed ranging from a dated facility to poor customer service. Can anyone shed some light on this place? I was at the Coeur d’ Alene event two years ago and that place is my reference point. Any input would be appreciated.
    We were there as guests of the Concours Owners Group. Voni was a guest speaker. The facility was excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
    I was at the Coeur dí Alene event two years ago and that place is my reference point. Any input would be appreciated.
    Don't know about the site you reference, but the Y.O. is one of the best hotels in Kerrville. That said, the YO is a little dated. (actually all the nicer non-chain hotels in Kerrville are dated... the Sunday House... Inn of the Hills) Has a western "main ranch-house" feel to it that was probably really cool 15-20 years ago. The hotel has an odd layout and is difficult to get around the grounds sometimes.

    BUT! If the old west styling is your thing, you'll really like it there. That last time I was there, the hotel was really trying hard to stay with that upscale attitude. The hotel was pretty clean, and everyone I dealt with was very friendly and accommodating.

    Except! One thing I did not like and the management didn't seem to care... the bar is way overcrowded with locals that are HEAVY smokers and drinkers. I'm neither but wanted a cold beer upon checking in. I had to fight my way thru the locals to get the bartender's attention and then it still took forever while she replaced drinks on the bar first. (no table service.... you have to push your way thru/between the seated bar-huggers and the mob around the free food table all to hope to get someone's attention.

    Other than that one bitch, I think the YO is a nice place. I don't think you will feel you wasted your money picking the host hotel.

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    I took a look at the photos on Trip Advisor and understand your concerns. For my opinion the photos obviously posted by the hotel are staged photos and the hotel doesn't look that new. But, the private photos at the end are not the kind of rooms I've experienced.

    I went to the MOA Getaway last year and my room was no where near as gross at those photos. Maybe the hotel is trying harder since those photos were taken.

    I hope and pray I've guided you correctly and you don't get one of "those" rooms.

    There are plenty of newer chain hotels nearby if you get too spooked.

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    While online reviews can be a great way to get some idea of the place you are considering staying, you always have to take them with a grain of salt.

    You never know anything about the reviewer and their likes/dislikes, or more important their expectations (which can greatly affect the review). I always give a lot of weight to the average of the reviews, because of the factors I mentioned above, and to the most recent reviews.

    You also never know the circumstances. For instance, if you come into a hotel the day after a big convention has been there you might have a totally different experience that if you arrived say three days later. Reviews rarely tell you anything about the circumstances that might have existed before, or during, the reviewers stay.

    This is all to say that, I personally, would put more weight in the reviews of the members who attended a previous event at that facility.

    I was there last year. Yes, the hotel is a little dated but the rooms were acceptable, actually kind of neat in a nostalgic sort of way. My bed was comfortable (or as comfortable as a hotel bed can be expected to be). My room was clean and everything in the bathroom worked as expected. The food in the restaurant ranged from very good to acceptable, just about the same as any other restaurant I eaten at more than once. This is not to say that everything was "perfect" but after all it is a hotel. If I want perfect I stay at home.
    But all of this misses the point. When I go to a rally, hotel or camping, I go for two things; the riding and the people. And the Getaway in Kerrville promises to fill both of those criteria very well.
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