Gem Capers 2015
October 23rd - 25th, 2015
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!
As you may know, the Austin Gem and Mineral Society will host the SCFMS/AFMS convention on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of October, 2015. Since the Formula-1 races occur this same weekend, hotel space is at a premium and will be scarce during this time.
AGMS has a contract with the Doubletree Inn at 6505 IH35-north, for 25 rooms for our convention. The hotel is giving us a rate of $139 per night for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. You can contact the Doubletree Inn directly by phone at (512) 454-3737. If you contact them directly be sure to mention it�s for the Austin Gem and Mineral Show in order to get this rate. Carleen Paz is the name of the contact person at the Doubletree Inn
We have searched the Austin area for other hotels and
found more possibilities:
As you make your plans, please note that most of the events will be held at the Palmer Events Center. The only exceptions are the URC meeting and Wednesday Evening Social, which will be held at the AGMS clubhouse, 6719 Burnet Lane in Austin.
As we find additional possible accommodations, we will let everyone know.
ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY NEAR AUSTIN
For visitors to the AFMS show in October, we have found another lodging in the Austin area if you don�t mind a little driving. It�s called the Mountain View Lodge near Wimberley. The only disadvantage is that it�s about a thirty mile commute to the show. Wimberley is about 30 miles southwest of Austin, but the roads are quite scenic. There are some advantages to offset the commute; we checked their rates and they are somewhat lower than most of the places around Austin. As of this writing (end of March) they are wide open for our show weekend; they have no reservations yet for that time, so it�s first come, first served. You can find more information, including rates, at their website www.mountainviewlodge.com and their phone number is (512) 847 2992. Also, you will find numerous restaurants in the area.
As we find more places to stay we will try to keep everyone informed.
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