Latest 2013 HUFF Lodging Information
NEW: Those who are part of running groups of 4 or more and would prefer inexpensive group lodging may contact us regarding dorm style lodging at Camp Lutherhaven just west of the Chain O’ Lakes State Park. This will be the site of the pasta dinner and evening before packet pick-up.
There are also individual bunk beds with mattresses in campground (dorm style) in The Lodge.
We have arranged a block of rooms at The Lodge, the Daniel Retreat Center and at new (2012) cabins. These are heated rooms with bath and shower facilities in the building (bath and shower facilities for the cabins are in the Daniel Retreat Center). There are a limited number of rooms at The Lodge with bedding provided. The rooms in the Daniel Retreat Center and in the cabins have bunk beds with mattresses but require that you bring your own bedding such as pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or sheets. This provids a lower-cost alternative for those ultrarunners used to camp-style lodging. You may reserve a room as part of your online registration. (Do not contact Camp Lutherhaven directly).
There are rooms available at the Daniel Retreat Center that sleep up to 6 to 8 people. The Daniel Center also has its own kitchen; you can click here to see a pdf showing the layout of the building and rooms and containing a description of the building.
Dormitory style bunk beds are still available at The Lodge. You can click here to see a pdf showing the layout of the rooms and a photo and description of the building. The furnished rooms at The Lodge are very limited; you may click here to view a pdf of the Lodge private rooms.
Motels and Hotels
Don Hall’s Guesthouse of Fort Wayne is a key hotel for those traveling from Indianapolis and points south of Fort Wayne. Tim Hall and his team provide exemplary service for a reasonable price. Hall’s Guesthouse is conveniently located just off of Interstate 69 on Fort Wayne’s north side. Call Hall’s at 1-800.348.1999 or 260.489.2524.
Quality Inn at Columbia City, Indiana is just off US 30 and convenient for Chicago area runners traveling to The HUFF. The Quality Inn is located at 701 Connexion Way, Columbia City IN. Call 260.248.4551
Kendallville, Indiana, hotels will also be a good choice for runners, particularly those coming from Michigan on I-69. The Best Western in Kendallville and the Holiday Inn Express are great properties.
The race takes place in Noble County. A list of lodging accomodations in Noble County can be be found at the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Brick Ark Inn in Albion, Indiana, is the closest Bed and Breakfast.
There are other hotels available in Fort Wayne near the I-69 exits. There are also hotels in Auburn, Indiana at the I-69 and Hwy. 8 interchange.
May you be a “Kee-sheek-win” (Miami Indian for “rapid runner”) on December 28th.