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Fat Man Walking
05-24-2011, 17:04
Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced (defined as less than $100 per night) priced hotel/motel in Kent CT?

Inquiring hikers want to know......

Lone Wolf
05-24-2011, 17:05
Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced (defined as less than $100 per night) priced hotel/motel in Kent CT?

Inquiring hikers want to know......

no. there's not

10-K
05-24-2011, 18:47
Go to Salisbury - inexpensive places to stay there, great coffee shop and a nice little grocery $tore.... :)

WingedMonkey
05-24-2011, 18:57
I say we close their damn post office.

;)

Old Grouse
05-24-2011, 19:02
Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced (defined as less than $100 per night) priced hotel/motel in Kent CT?

Inquiring hikers want to know......

Don't be silly!

max patch
05-24-2011, 19:08
I say we close their damn post office.

;)

Back in the day thru's used to be allowed to camp behind the post office in Kent. Post office was friendly. Don't know what happened but I bet thru's screwed that up too.

Fat Man Walking
05-24-2011, 19:28
Wasn't being silly. Putting the finishing touches on my section hike starting on 23-June at the DWG. Would like a hot shower and resupply there and not have to pay $200 to do it. Maybe I am asking too much.....

How silly.

max patch
05-24-2011, 19:49
Wasn't being silly. Putting the finishing touches on my section hike starting on 23-June at the DWG. Would like a hot shower and resupply there and not have to pay $200 to do it. Maybe I am asking too much.....

How silly.

Is there a reason why you can't hike Kent-DWG? That would solve your $200 problem.

Spokes
05-24-2011, 20:07
Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced (defined as less than $100 per night) priced hotel/motel in Kent CT?

Inquiring hikers want to know......

Coffee just shot out of my nose!!!!! :p

dirk
05-24-2011, 22:03
Yes, Fife & Drum, hiker friendly.

Tinker
05-24-2011, 22:09
Thursten Howell the Third lives there, I believe :D.
Just kidding, of course. There are plenty of nice folks. They'll be driving the Hyundai sedans and old pickups. ;).
Lots of good camping nearby where you can heat up a big pot of water and take an outdoor shower.

bikebum1975
05-24-2011, 22:33
reasonably pricedcthose 2 words with Connecticut don't go together in the same sentence trust me I live here LOL

Lone Wolf
05-25-2011, 04:31
Yes, Fife & Drum, hiker friendly.

no, it's not less than $100

Fat Man Walking
05-25-2011, 08:33
Oh, I don't know, $200 a night would be "reasonable" to Thurston Howell the Turd. But, I doubt that TH3 would be hiking the AT on a hiker budget.

I never cease to be amazed at how you can ask a question on WB and get anything but a straight forward answer without some condescending commentary. It is one of the reasons why I don't come here often.

Say what you will about Lone Wolf, you always get a straight forward answer. You may not like it, but it is what you get.

Thanks for all of your help (?).........

double d
05-25-2011, 09:27
Check the thru-hikers handbook (if you have it, I'm looking at the 2010 handbook), it does list the Fife'n Drum inn rooms at $95 and up. Here is their number: (860) 927-3509.

Lone Wolf
05-25-2011, 09:29
http://www.fifendrum.com/rates.html

10-K
05-25-2011, 09:44
I never cease to be amazed at how you can ask a question on WB and get anything but a straight forward answer without some condescending commentary. It is one of the reasons why I don't come here often.

Thanks for all of your help (?).........

Try asking if you should quit your job to go hiking. That's a real mind-bender.

Painted Turtle
05-25-2011, 09:55
Not Kent but pretty close. They will shuttle. As of last year $1.50 a mile round trip. You can contact me, I just get gas money. That is if I am available. Will be in VA end of June to Middle of July hiking.

http://www.cthitchingpostmotel.com/Contact.asp

ShelterLeopard
05-25-2011, 09:57
Oh, I don't know, $200 a night would be "reasonable" to Thurston Howell the Turd. But, I doubt that TH3 would be hiking the AT on a hiker budget.

I never cease to be amazed at how you can ask a question on WB and get anything but a straight forward answer without some condescending commentary. It is one of the reasons why I don't come here often.

Say what you will about Lone Wolf, you always get a straight forward answer. You may not like it, but it is what you get.

Thanks for all of your help (?).........

Hey, everyone's just trying to be light hearted about how expensive conn. is. This is actually one of the most useful and straight forward threads (inc. responses) I've read in a long time.

Though yes. Trying to get a straight answer out of WBERS and have absolutely no deviation from the topic is like trying to squeeze ice cold carbonated soda out of a rock. My post here is a good example of that, I suppose.

ShelterLeopard
05-25-2011, 09:59
PS about the Hitching Post: on their site it says "Specail rates for hunters, hikers, bikers, skiers and fisherman. "

Painted Turtle
05-25-2011, 10:13
What is your arrival date in Kent? I should be home from VA around the 12th.

10-K
05-25-2011, 11:53
PS about the Hitching Post: on their site it says "Specail rates for hunters, hikers, bikers, skiers and fisherman. "

It could mean that they charge more.... :)

Blissful
05-25-2011, 21:41
When I went through a town person was trying to tell me about camping nearby, but since I was headed to Mt Algo SOBO I didn't listen too closely. Might check with the outfitter there.

Fat Man Walking
05-25-2011, 23:01
Painted Turtle......You got Mail......

Thanks

4shot
05-26-2011, 18:51
Fat Man...Kent was a wonderful town and has a bad rap for some reason. Looking back at my notes, I stayed at Cooper Creek B & B for $75 with a great breakfast.They are a little out of town but will pick you up and take you back to the trail. Really nice place and a great deal imo for that part of the world. Wondeful hosts. Call me if you want more details.

Fat Man Walking
05-26-2011, 22:00
Thanks Stix. May holler at you in a day or two. Hope you and Martha are doing ok. Have you done your section yet? Still got room on the bus if you're up to it.

MedicineMan
05-27-2011, 03:55
Last spring good experience at the Hitching Post...it helps to speek a little Hindi.

Jaybird
05-27-2011, 04:50
Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced (defined as less than $100 per night) priced hotel/motel in Kent CT?
Inquiring hikers want to know......



Hope so...
I plan on stopping there or pushing on
to Salisbury,CT...just a few more miles NOBO:D

maybe i'll see some of you WHITEBLAZERS out there...
May 28-June 12
w/ "Piece O' Work"
DWG nobo to Salisbury,CT

ShelterLeopard
05-27-2011, 11:02
It could mean that they charge more.... :)

HA! That would make sense...

Skid.
05-27-2011, 15:08
Yes, Fife & Drum, hiker friendly.

Dittos on what dirk says, although Fife & Drum will be very close to $100. I stayed there two years ago, and the bar/restaurant is great, ask if the octegenarian still plays piano on Sunday nite, not to be missed!!