Fort Wilderness Question
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We have been trying to book just one night on property for October 20 at the campground. We have been told several times there is no available campsites only tent sites. Do you think that is possible, or are they saving them for more than 1 night stays? I just thought it was strange to not have 1 campsite anywhere on property. We have stayed there many times and know that it is huge. Also this is not the week of Halloween but the week before. Just trying to get an idea of booking for one night or not. Thanks for any help.
It's a weekend, the Not so Scary Halloween party is going on, it's about the time most schools have fall break, and it's a time a lot of "snow birds" start hitting Florida.
It's very possible they really don't have a space. I'd just keep checking. Talk to a real person and ask if it's because you only want one night, but I doubt it. That doesn't sound right. They don't care who uses a room or spot for how long, they're going to fill them regardless.
I don't think they hold them for people wanting longer stays. A bird in the hand is nearly always preferred. Now, when there's a convention or some such, blocks of rooms are set aside for a particular period of time, but they probably don't host a lot of conventions at Fort Wilderness.
It's kind of hard to arrange every longer stay so that there are no gaps in the schedule. Say, for example, 20 people check-out on Saturday. Maybe 18 check in on Saturday, leaving two sites vacant. Maybe 20 check out on Sunday, and 22 check in, filling all the sites. That still left them with two vacant sites for one night.
No hotel or camp site is able to maintain 100% occupancy. The ebb and flow of guests almost guarantees that there will be some vacant rooms/sites. Overall, when a facility is close to full capacity, it's easier to get a one-night stay than a multi-night stay. And when a facility has a higher vacancy rate, there's no reason to turn anyone away.
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Are you calling or trying to reserve online? If you are online, and are looking under a specific discount code, they may show no sites available, if that discount does not apply to the campsite or is sold out.
I would definitely call, and explain what you need and why. Chances are good that you will eventually find what you are looking for. The other thing to consider is that you are still fairly far out from your time frame. People only need to put down a one night deposit. They may reserve a large block of time to ensure their spot, and then cancel the nights they don't need closer to the time frame.
Good luck sorting it all out.
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Finally got the whole block. I was on a AAA discount and it wouldn't let me add the day on the AAA. So I had to delete the whole block and and just do it over without the AAA. I hated that, but we had to have an extra day!