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Booking resttrictions in November 2020 #144826
12/05/2019 02:38 PM
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Hi folks - We're finding that Hedo has some rather severe booking restrictions for early November 2020. Some takeovers (or near takeovers), and no partial or split weeks.... only Saturday-Saturday. Is this confined to only those couple/few weeks, or has anyone run into this at other times as well? Wondering if it's the beginning of a trend, or just another random fluctuation like we've seen over the years. Seems very un-accommodating, and a bit annoying to us entitled, long-time guests. smile


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Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Chris_in_VT] #144827
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Denny just booked us for the week of Nov 7 to 14. We wanted the 6th to the 13th. It was not available. Also could not get the cancellation waiver. We are pleased because I know it is a busy time-lots of big groups evidently. Check out who is going to be there before you book.

Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Chris_in_VT] #144828
12/05/2019 03:17 PM
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What are the other weeks that are likely to sell out quickly?
I would expect mid Jan and late October, but when else?


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Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Chris_in_VT] #144829
12/05/2019 03:28 PM
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There have been various weeks throughout the years in the past where to get rooms, you had to book through one of the groups for those weeks.

Oct/Nov 2020 is an interesting time because Halloween falls on a Saturday. Groups generally run Sat to Sat. Some groups want to be there during Halloween and some want to be there during Anniversary the following week. In 2020, both of those days fall in the same week. So two weeks of groups are booking in one week. Some groups are booking the second week so people can go both weeks.

But there are other weeks in most other months in 2020 that are all blocked already. That is not that unusual. As time progresses, groups eventually release unsold rooms between 90-120 days out.


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Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Chris_in_VT] #144830
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Good info, thanks. So it sounds like early next November is an unusual situation - more crowded and restricted that most times, correct Denny?

Years back, we routinely booked the first full week in November. The resort seemed typically to be around 80% occupied. Good crowd, but not crazy busy. Built up a large number of friends who go at that time each year. Around when Lovevoodoo had their 2nd year (maybe 10ish years ago?), the occupancy notched up notably - more like 95%, and the prices increased notably. Over the last 4-5 years, it' seemed that there have been 100% days & occasional bumping. Good for Harry & Hedo that their business is going well. Too bad for us crowd-hater customers though, who'd like to meet up with friends who're locked into that timeframe each year. Onward....


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"As time progresses, groups eventually release unsold rooms between 90-120 days out."

Or not.
When we were there in July, we found out that the Young Swingers had booked the whole resort, and we couldn't get in, during the middle of their week. Even on a night pass.

Respect.


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Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Hedo-regular] #144832
12/06/2019 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Hedo-regular

Or not.
When we were there in July, we found out that the Young Swingers had booked the whole resort, and we couldn't get in, during the middle of their week. Even on a night pass.
They didn't have any unsold rooms.


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Re: Booking resttrictions in November 2020 [Re: Chris_in_VT] #144833
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_VT
Good info, thanks. So it sounds like early next November is an unusual situation - more crowded and restricted that most times, correct Denny?
I guess we'll see what happens in 2021.


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