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Thread: MOA Getaway - Fontana, North Carolina -- August 28-30, 2020 CANCELED

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    Thanks Reece. I hope everyone understands this situation is outside the control of the MOA. I’ve stayed at Fontana numerous times over the years and never expected it to end like this. Hopefully another is picked for next year.
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    Is the resort even a viable entity anymore? I read they lost their lease with the owners of the property. Bankrupt? Dishonest?
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    They tried to restructure their lease with TVA to attempt to recover some of the loss from the COVID closures. They couldn’t come to an agreement so they relinquished the lease. They have closed since April. Appears they closed up and ran off. No one on the property. Someone will pick up the lease but there will be some downtime. TVA owns the land and structure back from the dam construction days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyhank View Post
    They tried to restructure their lease with TVA to attempt to recover some of the loss from the COVID closures. They couldn’t come to an agreement so they relinquished the lease. They have closed since April. Appears they closed up and ran off. No one on the property. Someone will pick up the lease but there will be some downtime. TVA owns the land and structure back from the dam construction days.
    So they are defunct and getting a refund is not at all a likely prospect?
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    Refunds For reservations are very unlikely

    Update: Paul I did look up the business holding the lease, Anchor South, through the NC Department of State and the business status is “dissolved”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyhank View Post
    Refunds For reservations are very unlikely

    Update: Paul I did look up the business holding the lease, Anchor South, through the NC Department of State and the business status is “dissolved”.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'll give you the short version. Among other things they yanked or refused to issue the permit for the beer garden. No big deal. They overflew the rally with a loudspeaker blaring the "Bad boys, Bad boys" theme from Cops. They set up road blocks to stop riders coming to and going from the site. They took unmarked cars and drove them well below the speed limit. They would pull to the edge and wave riders around, and then light them up and write tickets for passing in a no passing zone. Just your perfect example of To Serve and Protect.
    Must have been challenging to keep that RA group under control. Some crazy probably threw a Bing float or, worse, a diaphragm in the campground and it was downhill from that.............
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    Must have been challenging to keep that RA group under control. Some crazy probably threw a Bing float or, worse, a diaphragm in the campground and it was downhill from that.............
    That’s funny right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyhank View Post
    Though I live a few hours away from Deals Gap this will be the first year my wife and I will attend the Getaway. I go up there 3 or 4 times a year and I usually make one run of the Dragon before heading off to other roads. I like the Cherohala Skyway best. Long sweeping corners and little traffic. The Skyway is actually part of the National Park system and the only law enforcement you will see is an occasional Park Ranger. They are spread so thin you rarely see one. There are so many other roads to visit. The cut back at the end of the Skyway back to Deals Gap is a nice country 2 lane. The new section of the Foothills Parkway is now open and has some nice high overlooks. For GS riders there are Parsons Branch Rd and Rich Mountain and both originate in Cades Cove. Parson Branch exits just above Deals Gap and Rich Mountain comes out near Townsend. My favorite day loop is Deals Gap, Foothills Parkway, Hwy 411 through the Smoky Mountains to Cherokee back to Deals Gap.

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    I was there this past week and rode most of those places. I don't think the skyway was Federal land. I was staying in Gatlinburg and took 321 to around Walland and the Foothills Pky to 129/Deals Gap. I took the whole Foothills Pky back to Wears Valley. The part from 129 is very lightly travelled mid week. I'm mad that I skipped the section from Walland to Wear Valley the first time. All the open bridges and views! Awesome.

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