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  1. Well after much anticipation CF23 is quickly coming to an end. The last few groups will be leaving the mountain in the next day or so. By my count, we had a total of 38 attend for some portion of the event. While we have not kept exact records over the years, I think this is the most since perhaps the 275 amp build year. It is certainly the most since covid (2020). We had a bunch of good food. The entire group was hosted for dinner 5 different nights. For the fourth straight year, The Stonewood group hosted a Saturday night party with great BBQ Chicken and Ribs along with live music. It was a great time. One big negative was Bob Carver was not able to make it. We are already hoping that he can attend next year. We had one newcomer and his wife, Kurt and Beth. We are certainly expecting and hoping that they return next year. I would like to invite others that attended to add comments to this thread. Positively stated suggestions for improvement are also welcome. Mark your calendars, CF24 will be September 4 to September 18, 2024.
  2. We are down to about 20 days!!!! It is looking more like Bob may actually make it. Remember, while most of the cabins are spoken for there are several nice reasonably priced hotels close by. We welcome day guests. If you live close by (or not) drop in. The best time if you can only pop in for a day or so is the second weekend, Sept 15-17. The Stonewood Cabin owners throw a very nice party for us Sept 16 evening. Good food and a cover band.
  3. one month from today, I will be arriving in Bryson City. Can't wait to see all of you.
  4. I am bringing a pair of AL3's. There has not been pair of AL3's at CF in the 9 years I have been going. These have a little problem, and I am hoping to lean on some of you to help me solve the problem. They sound great and perform well as long as you use a powerful amp. I will probably bring a 400x7 and undecided on the preamp as of now.
  5. As we quickly approach CF2023 I wanted to start discussions concerning planned get togethers. Randi and I will host our annual seafood boil Monday evening Sept 11. I am just going to prepare for everyone that is scheduled to be there at that point so no RSVP required. I will reach out to Stonewood and get a count from them. Look forward to seeing and visiting with all of you plus our Stonewood friends. Mike has told me that Stonewood Cabins will again host us for a last Saturday night party at The Yard. I am hopeful they will have Sugar and her group performing again. I know BobS is hoping so as well. This is Saturday September 16. I am hoping to twist Don's arm to host an around the Loft Firepit get together. We can make this a simple bring your drink of choice affair. It was so much fun last year as we gathered there and remembered some of our old friends that have been lost. More on a date for this later. If others of you want to host an event and publicize in advance, please post here. Sometimes lunches or dinners are impromptu with last minute word of mouth invites and that is fine also.
  6. Just about 4 weeks from the start of CarverFest 2023. We have almost all of the cabins rented. For the first time since I have been attending the Treehouse Units are full, at least for the peak (last) weekend. We are delighted that BrianT and Patricia are returning for the first time in several years. We also have first timers in two of the Units, Andrew Bolen and Kurt Shhielding. It is great to have new people. 3 of the 4 Treehouses are only rented for the Sept 14-17. There is still the opportunity for others to take advantage of the earlier days, like the weekend starting Friday, Sept 8. I just got off the phone with Bob and Peggy. There is still a chance Bob will make it for a few days. More as I know more.
  7. Here we are a few weeks away from another CarverFest. The early comers will start arriving on the mountain almost exactly one month from now.
  8. Good morning All, We are only 128 days away from CF23. It is shaping up to be one of the better attended in the last few years. We are very happy to have Kirk and his group in Cabin 11 again this year. We also have two newcomers for the Treehouses for the last weekend. All Treehouses will be occupied the last weekend. Again, don't let the lack of cabin space keep you away. The cabin owners also own several cabins that are off the resort but close by and there are several hotel options. We would love to have many more newcomers. Ed
  9. Check out the reservation list. We have two newcomers to the Treehouses for the last weekend. Would be time for others to slip in for the first weekend or for a few weekdays.
  10. Hi Curt, Pleased you are considering attending this year. Yes, it is perfectly fine to stay a short while on site or off site and come in to visit. There are only a couple of one bedroom units available right now. You can request for as little as one night. However, if someone comes along and wants for a longer time frame you could get bumped out. Please message me with you name, email address and cell number. I will add you to a email group. I will respond with my cell number and would be glad to discuss withy you further.
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  12. Good Day to All, I am pleased to report that Mike Drinkwater has agreed to push the 2022 rates without increase. The 2023 Calculator is in the files section. This will allow you to play around with your possible dates and have a good idea of the total before you call. This calculator should get you close to the total that will be given to you by the Stonewood Agent. Please reach out to me if you have questions or are having trouble getting the calculator to work. I would be happy to work through some scenarios with you. The longer your stay the better your nightly rate. For 8 or fewer nights the nightly rate is discounted 40%, 9 to 13 nights gives a discount of 48% and 14 or more nights results in a discount of 54%. Our primary contact again this year is Kenna Armachain. Her contact info is - keena@stonewoodcabins.com - Phone 828-237-1307 Back-up contact is Pam Delk, Her contact info is: pam@stonewoodcabins.com - Phone 904-318-6250 The deadline for making your reservation, with a 50% deposit, is June 1. Cabins are being held for our group until July 1 at which time they will be released for rental to the general public. Please let me know if there are questions. Ed Atkins
  13. I have updated Cabin list with confirmations for those I have heard from. There is not much space left but please don't let that keep you for options. There are several one bedroom Treehouse units available. Other options include several Watershed/Stonewood cabins that are off site but close and several hotels in the close area. The first year Randi and I attended we stayed at the Nantahala lodge just up the road.
  14. I have out the initial cabin list out there. Please take a look and confirm your intent to exercise dibbs from last year. For the cabins that are available, speak up if you want to stake your claim. Please reply on this topic thread.
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