You are in charge of your own hotel reservations, both for GTR 2019 in Covington and for the Pre-Tour (if attending).
GTR 2019 in Covington: We have two hotels this year, the brand-new Holiday Inn Express and the Hampton Inn. They are next door to each other.
Holiday Inn Express reservation Instructions: Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are $99 per night plus taxes. A hot breakfast buffet is included in your room rate. We have 60 rooms at the HIE. Here is the link for Holiday Inn Express hotel registration: https://bit.ly/2GnGGet
Put in the dates you need and off you go to our GTR room block. Pick the type of room you want, fill in your details, and you are set.
For those who like to do it “old school”, you can call the Holiday Inn Express direct at 470-441-9500. Our group code is GTR (all caps). If you are making your reservation by phone, make sure you get a confirmation number when you make your reservation.
Hampton Inn reservation Instructions: Rooms at the Hampton Inn are $104 per night plus those pesky taxes. A hot breakfast buffet is also included in your room rate. We have 50 rooms at the Hampton. Here is the link for Hampton Inn registration: https://bit.ly/2QyMB5b
You can also call the Hampton Inn direct at 678-212-2500. Our group code is Georgia Tandem Rally. If you are making your reservation by phone, make sure you get a confirmation number when you reserve your room.
Pre-tour at Lake Oconee: We are staying all three nights in the same hotel this year, the Lodge on Lake Oconee.
As the name implies, our rooms have a lovely view of Lake Oconee and run from $110-$120, depending on the type of room you reserve. Breakfast is included in your room rate. To reserve, click here: https://www.thelodgeonlakeoconee.com/
At the top of the page, put in the dates you want, probably to check in on May 13 and check out on May 16. Hit SUBMIT. On the reservations page, click on the orange RATE OPTIONS button. In the PROMOTIONAL/GROUP CODE box, type TOUR18 (use all caps and no space). Then pick your room type and proceed with completing your reservation.
If you wish to make your reservation directly with the lodge, call them at 706-485-7785 to reserve your room. Make sure they use the TOUR18 discount code.
Campers: For GTR 2019, it looks like the nicest campgrounds are at Hard Labor Creek State Park. The park is 15 miles from the host hotel. For the pre-tour, there is a KOA near Greensboro, 11 miles from where the rest of us are staying.