Please note that most of the deals and room blocks that have been arranged will end on June 30, 2021.
Grand Junction, CO – Arrive Saturday October 9 or Sunday October 10 and depart Monday October 11, 2021
The host hotel is the Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street, 205 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501. You can make reservations on-line using TTW as the group code, or you can call them at 970-243-3222 and ask for the TT West group rate. The rate is a discounted $119 a night for a room with 2 queen beds. There is a $7 per night parking fee.
Moab, UT – Arrive Monday October 11 and leave Wednesday October 13, 2021
The host hotel is La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moab, 815 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532, phone 435-259-8700. It is a 15 minute level walk to the center of town’s restaurants and shops (parking downtown is very scarce). It is across the street from the Moab Brewery, the best brew pub in town. You can call for room reservations or reserve on-line entering CGOC11 into the “Special Rates Group Code”. If you call mention the TT West Group code OC11 (oh see one one). We have significantly discounted rooms with 2 queen beds for $189 a night. Other bed configurations are substantially higher. This is prime time for Moab and hotel rates are high.
Chinle, AZ – Arrive Wednesday October 13 and depart Friday October 15, 2021
The host hotel is the Historic Thunderbird Lodge adjacent to Canyon de Chelly near Chinle, AZ. It started as a trading post to the Navajos in 1896 and was an active post until recently. This is a very nice facility of spacious single story rooms. We have secured a TT West rate of $80 a night which is about 2/3 off of their web site rate! Call Mattie Mon-Fri 8-5pm Central time for reservations at 623-412-0297 and reference the TT West Group.
Our tour of Canyon de Chelly on Thursday departs in front of the Lodge. The Lodge has a large cafeteria-style restaurant that is popular with the locals and is one of only two sit-down restaurants in Chinle.
Recommended alternatives are the more expensive but newer Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly, BIA Garcia Trading Post, Hwy Rte 7, Chinle, AZ 86503, phone 928-674-5000, which is about 1 mile away from Thunderbird and has the other sit-down restaurant in town, and the older but still nice Best Western Canyon De Chelly Inn, 100 Indian Rte 102, Chinle, AZ 86503, phone 928-674-5875, that is several miles away from the Thunderbird. There are no other hotels in Chinle.
Winslow, AZ – Arrive Friday October 15 and depart Saturday October 16, 2021
The host hotel is the historic La Posada Hotel, 303 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047, where we will have our farewell dinner. It was built in 1929 as one of the finest Harvey Houses along the Union Pacific Railroad whose regional headquarters was in Winslow. We have 21 of the hotel’s 54 rooms set aside for us, so please reserve the rooms in our block by calling them at 928-289-4366 and ask for the TT West rooms. Unfortunately, they offer no discounts. Also note that you will be charged for the room immediately and must cancel by October 8, 2021 to get a refund.
Please remember that La Posada is a railroad station hotel about 200’ away from active railroad tracks. The sound insulation inside the hotel is excellent and you will often be surprised to see a moving train through a window that you did not hear but occasionally a low level of train engine noise can be heard. The HVAC in each room has a feature that allows you to leave its fan running constantly on low or high speed which helps mask the noise that does get through the walls. If you are a light sleeper, ask the hotel’s clerk for the most quiet room available. Also be advised that the hotel is two stories and the hotel has no elevators.
A less expensive alternative that is highly rated on TripAdvisor is the Quality Inn Winslow, 1701 N Park Dr, Winslow, AZ 86047, phone 928-289-4638. All hotels in Winslow are either next to the railroad tracks or next to I-40 and truck noise. So if you are a light sleeper, ask for a quiet room which in the case of the Quality Inn is a room that does not face I-40.