Price component #2 above represents lodging (double-occupancy unless otherwise indicated) in Crestone for the 4 nights of the PATA Days Workshop (May 30-June 2). However, it does NOT include lodging the night before the Workshop (May 29) or the night after the Workshop (June 3). If you attend the Pre-Meeting and Post-Meeting Field Trips, you will need to be in Denver these two nights, so we suggest that you stay at the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel (7020 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249; phone 303-373-1600). This hotel is located only 10 km west of the airport terminal, much closer than the hotels in downtown Denver (40 km). It has a free shuttle bus to/from the airport. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western at double-occupancy rates, under the group code "PATA". The Sporting News Grill at the nearby Holiday Inn is the site of the Icebreaker Party at 7 pm on May 29. The bus for the Pre-Meeting Field Trip departs the Best Western at 8 am on Monday, May 30 for Crestone, and returns to the Best Western at the conclusion of the Post-Meeting Field Trip ~6-7 pm on Friday, June 3.
In case the Best Western becomes full, there are ~10 other hotels adjacent to it in the Tower Road â€śclusterâ€ť of hotels where you can book a room.
However, if you want a more flexible schedule, you can arrange your own lodging in Crestone, or your transport from Denver to Crestone and return (such as a rental car). For lodging, you could arrange your own lodging with various Bed & Breakfast Inns in Crestone or the Baca Grande subdivision (there are many, because they accommodate spiritual retreatants throughout the year). In that case you would not pay for lodging on the Eventbrite website.
Likewise, some persons may prefer alternative transport to Crestone (rather than the Pre- and Post-Meeting Field Trips) for travel on their own independent schedules. This might be appropriate for: (1) people living in Colorado or the USA who have been to the field trip areas before, and/or who will be driving their own cars directly to Crestone; (2) people flying into DEN but not on May 29, who will rent their own car for pre- or post-meeting adventures, or (3) people who are not flying into Denver International Airport, but flying into another closer airport such as COS or ALS. In this case, you would not check the â€śField Tripâ€ť tabs on the web page. If you have a rental car and want to follow behind the bus on the Pre- or Post-Meeting Field Trip, let us know by email.