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Where To Stay: Update!

As you prepare to join us in Key West for the festival this coming January, we'd like to assist you in planning out your stay. First and foremost will be where you stay!

To the left of this page, there are a series of links to travel, dining, sightseeing, etc. You'll find a list of links to campgrounds, hotels and B&Bs that are not far from the Hurricane Hole Marina. You can contact them yourself, of course. However, you may want to first contact our accommodations coordinator; Sheri Cabanas at 305-294-6019.

She can assist you with booking at any of these locations as well as discuss other options with you. She has access to a Key West accommodations database and can find exactly what you need. She mentioned some two and three bedroom condos that are not far away from Hurricane Hole that might be a great fit for those of you willing to share accommodations. Also, if you're planning on camping, spaces at Geiger Key Marina, Boyd's and Leo's Campgrounds are limited due to season expectations.

Keep in mind, the entire island is 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, so nothing is really far away from the Hurricane Hole!


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The 2013 Key West Dulcimer Gathering will take place January 24th - 27th at Casa Cabanas (2510 Harris Ave.) in Key West, Florida!  The low-key nature (pun fully intended) of the 2012 event worked so well that we've decided to stick with that formula; whoever shows up, shows up and will be welcomed with music, fun, great food and the beauty of wintertime in the sub-tropics of the United States.

No registration fee is required and with the workshops on mountain dulcimer, Native American flute and ukulele (perhaps even guitar), you simply pay as you go.  Or nap on the deck.  Or go snorkeling - it's all your call.

The dynamic duo of Butch Ross and Bing Futch will be on staff and ready to help you learn as you have fun - or is that have fun as you learn?  Either way, it's going to be a good time as we enjoy lots of jamming, an honest-to-goodness Cuban cookout, some sightseeing and whatever else may come into play;  this is Key West after all.

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The Key West Dulcimer Gathering is just around the corner and we're starting to get excited about spending four lovely days in the place that you see in the picture above.  (That's Smathers Beach, by the way, and we'll head over there at least once.)

There's no registration fee - merely point your GPS to 2510 Harris Ave in Key West and plan on showing up sometime on Thursday, January 24th.  Nothing is planned yet - that's completely up to those who arrive!  Butch Ross and myself will be on hand to lead jams, offer private lessons and see who's interested in what.  Once we have a consensus, we'll know what kinds of workshops to put together and when to offer them.

Now, if you don't have a place to stay yet, contact Sheri Cabanas at Conch Republic Concierge (305) 294-6019.

Other than that - prepare to have a blast in the tropics!  If you're joining us later than the 24th, text or call me at (407) 342-1447 and I'll let you know where we're at if …