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Old 01-12-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Fresno
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Hi everyone, my son will be starting the next semester at Fork Union Military Academy. We will be coming from California and we will be arriving on Saturday, 01/14. I will be staying until Wednesday, 01/18. I have been so busy getting everything ready for him that it dawned on me I haven't really looked for a place to stay. The school does have on sight lodging for around $80, but I am looking for something more economical at this point. Are there any good places to stay at that will not hurt my pocketbook? What would you recommend? Thanks everyone.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I don't know that you will find a cheaper rate elsewhere, plus you will drive a bit. There is a Best Western in Zion Crossroads (Gordonsville P.O. address) that likely costs more than that. It is also likely a 25 minute drive. You may want to reconsider and stay at FUMA.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Fresno
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Thanks for the suggestion. It seems like my options are probably going to be limited somewhat. Would it be feasible to stay in Richmond as far as more options? I don't want to drive more than, say, 35-40 minutes. Of course it would have to be worthwhile. Thanks again.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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FUMA to Richmond is more than an hour.

If you don't want to stay at FUMA, the Best Western in Zion Crossroads is your closest chain motel. More options are available at Charlottesville.

Per Google, it is roughly half an hour to go from Fork Union to the Best Western. Add another 15 to 30 minutes to go to a place in Charlottesville - depending on where in Charlottesville you would be staying and the time of day.

The Charlottesville Comfort Inn on Rt. 250 and the Hilton Garden Inn at Pantops would be the closest hotels in Charlottesville.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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My husband goes to the JAG center every now and then and stays at Courtyard.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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There is a place called "Blue Devil Cottage" that is a furnished single family home. It shows up on some of the FUMA forum posts. I read that it is 16 miles from FUMA. There is no website, but there is a facebook page.

Blue Devil Cottage @ 100 Trice's Lake Rd. | Facebook

I have not seen rates. But this would be an option. From the photos on the Facebook page, it looks nice.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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This is purportedly a contact page for that cottage.

Contact form for Blue Devil Cottage
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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This is a page that lists lodging "near"' Fork Union, VA.

http://www.grandlodgeofvirginia.org/...my/lodging.pdf
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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This has one review of the Fork Union Motor Lodge.

Fork Union Motor Lodge, Fork Union VA 23055 -- MerchantCircle.com
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Fresno
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I appreciate all the responses to my questions. I'm here in Alexandria as I decided to stay here for the first night since I travelled all day. Tomorrow I will make my way towards FUMA and see what I can find.
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