Monday, June 20, 2016

Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2016

October 21st, 22nd, 2017

Spring has sprung and summer is here,the riding season is flying by and we just got back from a great weekend in Memphis. Fall will be here before we know it, that means it’s time to start thinking about the Fogbee’s annual overnight ride to Red Boiling Springs. 

This ride is a Fogbee tradition. Red Boiling Springs is located just the right distance from Hendersonville with the Hartsville option to make a nice one day ride for every rider level. It goes through beautiful scenery and this year the ride is later (October) so we should see some beautiful fall foliage and colors making it a must ride. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This trip fills up fast but there is room for everyone with three hotel options in Red Boiling Springs and they all are near one another.


Any questions let me know and I’ll try to answer or will get you an answer, any ideas let me know, any volunteer’s to help with some arrangement’s…let me know.

Mike may be working on another day or two thrown in like last year (Thursday and Friday) if so we will let you know with updates. 
 


Armour's Hotel. http://armourshotel.com/index.htm armourshotel@yahoo.com, 615-699-2180 this is our host facility. This will be our 9th or 10th trip to Red Boiling Springs and Armour's and the Emerys are the consensus favorite. They have a total of 14 rooms, each can accommodate at least two people, some three. Prices range from $85/night to $129/night for two people. This includes breakfast (Chocolate Gravy!! oh yea!) but not dinner. That is $15 per person +tax/tip (you will not leave hungry). The Armour fills up, but there are two other historic hotels very near. These are discussed below. Armour's is holding all their rooms on Saturday night for Fogbee’s and is currently booked but email Dennis to get on the waiting list. Thomas House and The Donoho Hotel’s are just down the street and available make your reservation early. The Armour’s can accommodate all of us for dinner. If anyone has specific dietary restrictions, please let us know and they can likely be accommodated. The standard fare is southern cooking and various sides. They have some special menus on request. Armour Hotel Phone # 615-699-2180. Tell them you are with the Fogbees.

The two other nearby Historic Hotels are located on same street within half mile of each other. Each has a distinct personality and great places to stay as well.

Thomas House. http://www.thomashousehotel.com/ 615-699-3006 It is more like a huge home with lots of guest rooms. All rooms are entered from inside. The lobby and halls are chocked full of antiques and old pictures. They are great hosts and do a great breakfast. The house is purportedly haunted, has been featured on several ghost hunting shows and does “ghost experiences” throughout the year.

Donoho Hotel. http://www.thedonohohotel.com/ 615-699-3141 The food is great and some Fogbee's prefer to stay here. It was the site of our first ever Fogbee over nighter so has a special place in the old Fogbees memories.
Woody

10 comments:

Kate said...

Thank you for taking the helm on this Woody! I have a room booked with Dennis & Debra. Can't wait!

Mike said...

Sherry and I are booked.

Mike

Miley said...

The Mileys are booked at Armour's.

Todd Jarrell said...
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Todd Jarrell said...

Yes, thanks Woody! Booked! Hope to Start the journey to RBS on Friday the 16th :)

Doc Bruw said...

Room booked, can't wait.

coastdownhills said...

Good work Woody. Our room is booked at Armours. An update on the Donoho. It has new owners since we stayed there in 2007 who are upgrading the rooms. Jimmy R stayed there last year and gives the Donoho two thumbs up.
Bruce

Jimmy said...

Anyone else interested in a Friday start date? I'd ride with Todd but can't keep up....

Todd Jarrell said...

Knake in the planning stages Jimmy. Several of us plan to roll out on Friday. Join us! It should be a tour type ride.

Brian Beisel said...

Sherry & I have a room at the Dohono. Will be joining group for dinner and patio time.