Big West 2019 - Location/Amenities information

Draven

Count
Seattle Staff
Marshal
Hello everyone! I'm providing information regarding Millersylvania State Park ELC, for those who either have never visited us or may not have done so in a long, long time! If there are any questions regarding our site, please feel free to inquire and I'll be happy to address your question (and possibly edit this post, if necessary).

Address:

12245 Tilley Rd S, Olympia, WA 98512

Upon arriving at Millersylvania State Park, follow the signs towards the ELC. This should take you to a dock area, with a road on the right of the dock. This road leads to the ELC.

Cabins: Each of our cabins are electrically heated, with lights and power outlets, with eight bunks (with a single exception of our Logistics cabin, which only has six bunks). We do have cabins that are close to the tavern area which is generally reserved for those with medical needs, though we do open them up if circumstances require. We do have a Cabin List Manager who coordinates with Logistics to set up a spreadsheet that details the cabin list for the game, which will be released ahead of game so that people know where they're staying. As a result, information regarding who you'd like to stay with should be detailed in your pre-registration, so that we can keep you all together. Please note that individuals will not be added to the list until they've pre-registered.

If you have medical needs and need to be closer to the tavern area, please let us know so that we can accommodate you, once you've pre-registered.

Cabin decoration: Under no circumstances is tape or tacks to be used on the cabins, with the sole exception of painter's tape. Each of the renovated cabins has a corkboard on the outside that you're allowed to tack things to (such as a W for a Ward or Wizard Lock). Most of our cabins are renovated and have eye hooks on the ceiling; we are permitted to use ropes through the eye hooks to hang decorations such as tapestries. Please do not otherwise mark the cabins, such as with chalk.

Tents: For those who'd prefer to stay in tents or if we exceed cabin maximums and some people volunteer to use tents, our site does support tents in specific locations. We can assist you with finding a place for your tent at site.

Kitchen and Meal Plan: We do have a large commercial kitchen, walk-in fridge, and a good-sized freezer. However, please note that the cooking area will be off-limits except to Kitchen Staff. Fridge and freezer space will definitely be available, of course. We do have a microwave that will be available to you, as well. As with the previous Big West event, our meal plan will be factored into the cost of the event fee.

*Edit: Our site allows propane stoves, unless there’s a serious change to the burn ban status. I don’t expect this will occur, but if it does, we will definitely update this post and announce it accordingly.

Stores: Fairly close to the site (10 minute drive, I believe), is a superstore called Fred Meyer's (and a glorious Starbucks....one inside the FM, and...one outside, too...because we love our coffee, dangit). It’s basically like a Target. It's fairly common for us to stop by there on the way to site for stuff we'd need on site, or randomly run there because we were silly and forgot to bring bottled water for our cabins. This has definitely never happened to me before, ever.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'll address them as quickly as I can!
 
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Draven

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Seattle Staff
Marshal
Edited to include use of propane stoves.
 

Krystina F

Artisan
Oregon Staff
As a note for those that haven't been to Millers, the road that takes to the ELC (by the docks) looks like you're going to nowhere. But it really will take you there.
 

Inaryn

Knight
Marshal
I don't remember the specific exit, but there's also an ACE hardware like one exit north of the main exit for the site.
 

Draven

Count
Seattle Staff
Marshal
I don't remember the specific exit, but there's also an ACE hardware like one exit north of the main exit for the site.
Exit 99 onto WA-121 S, 93rd Ave.

(I just mapped it, because tech is great.)
 

Inaryn

Knight
Marshal
Two large bathing buildings. Flushing toilets, running water. Showers are curtained stalls around a central post.

There are also two bathrooms at the lodge, and a couple of others in what are typically reserved for staff cabins.
 

Samyania

Scholar
Seattle Staff
We do have a Cabin List Manager who coordinates with Logistics to set up a spreadsheet that details the cabin list for the game, which will be released ahead of game so that people know where they're staying. As a result, information regarding who you'd like to stay with should be detailed in your pre-registration, so that we can keep you all together. Please note that individuals will not be added to the list until they've pre-registered.
More accurately, I won't be starting the list until prereg is done (so don't @ me >:|), though after the preregistered people are added and I've posted the list, others who didn't make it in under the wire will of course be added regardless of registration status (at which point absolutely @ me). Everybody will have a place to stay.

[...]and a couple of others in what are typically reserved for staff cabins.
Also (and primarily) our cabins for those with medical needs, though I wouldn't include those in a general bathroom count as they're PC cabins and therefore not open to general use.
 

Draven

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Seattle Staff
Marshal
Can confirm, with a couple more specific details.

1) Of the two main bathroom facilities, one is typically used for NPCs and the other for PCs.

2) There are two cabins by the tavern/lodge building; one is reserved for kitchen staff and the other is reserved for those with medical limitations. We also have a third cabin next to the lodge that has been typically reserved for Logistics usage (we’ve also housed individuals with medical needs there), though I’m not certain if that’s the plan for BW or not.

Edit: Also, we have a Cabin Manager, who beat me to a response. XD
 

DracoIam

Rogue
Are there good hammock trees near the tavern for good nap time?
 

Draven

Count
Seattle Staff
Marshal
Are there good hammock trees near the tavern for good nap time?
There’s a tree line behind the tavern (maybe 150 feet) that’s got some pretty good spacing to it, and plenty of trees between the tavern and the main cabin area, though I’ve never really looked at them for hammock usage.

I’d say there’s good odds you can find a suitable location for a hammock, though!
 
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