Save the date, we'll be taking over the insane Roseland Resort for a weekend bonanza of pool parties, camp fires, club ragers and weirdo sunrise woodland excursions together.
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We've been getting lots of messages and e-mails about the campout so we figured posting some of the most commons would benefit all of us. Please check the questions and answers below and if you still have questions feel free to contact us.
We’re starting a day earlier this year – kicking things off Thursday night, August 18. Most people will be checking out on Monday, Aug 22.
We’ve streamlined the process this year with the resort. A $40 campout ticket will be automatically added to your booking when you reserve your camp space. Call the resort to book: (304) 455-3838.
Cabins and prime camp areas went quickly last year, and will go even faster this year. Get your groups together and get ready to book! You’ll have to pay the ticket price and a 50% deposit when you call the resort.
Unlikely. The resort can accommodate up to 1000 people at a time. However, camping space will sell out. Please book early. We will offer day passes for folks who choose to drive in from nearby hotels or cities.
Roseland Resort is strictly 21+
Roseland has a 20 year tradition of being a men only, clothing-optional resort. We have to respect the traditions of the space for the 2016 edition.
Call the resort to talk through lodging options and reserve a spot: (304) 455-3838.
OUTDOORS GEEK has 4-7 day packages that include a tent, 2 sleeping bags and 2 sleeper pads for around $127 + shipping. They will send it straight to Roseland, and the resort will help you arrange this with them for pickup at check-in. There is a return shipping label included and the resort will ship it back out for you at the end of the weekend. Just pack your gear back up and turn it in at the front desk on your exit.
Click here to visit the site.
Rent an RV and drive in! Cruise America has several locations in surrounding cities. If you're flying into Pittsburgh, one of the locations is Coraopolis - reachable by the Airport Express bus. A small RV for 4 people will run you $900 total for Thursday through Monday (plus deposit).
Click here to visit the site.
If you made friends in a neighboring city last year and can line a ride up yourself, please do! If you need assistance, we’ll help link you up with folks who can get you there. Please include your travel information in the following spreadsheet so we can accommodate, and set aside some cash to chip in on the ride share: View Spreadsheet
NOTE: DO NOT TAKE SPIRIT AIRLINES INTO “PITTSBURGH”. It is a trap. You will land at an airport an hour outside of the city that is staffed by cows and nobody will be able to help you.
Use Hotwire.com, search for Pittsburgh, and select the Downtown area only. You wont be able to see which hotel it is until you've booked, but all of them are nice, you can usually get a room for $80 a night, and all are within walking distance of public transit, Hot Mass and our shuttle buses. You could also just post on the event wall for a place to crash with some new friends. :)
There's a brand new Sleep Inn 20 minutes away in Moundsville. Call Roseland to get your weekend pass paid for, and tell them you want to book at the Sleep Inn. They'll give you a discount code to use at the hotel when booking your room! Click here to view their site.
Yes! We have a spreadsheet here for people who have openings in their campsites. Look through the list and contact someone looking for additional campers. You can find their contact information in the spreadsheet.Click here to view.
The Resort has full service restaurants and bars, plus a general store for things you may have forgotten. Drinks are cheap and strong, but you can also bring your own booze to have at your campsite. You can set up a tab on a credit card at the front desk and have everything added to it to settle up at the end of your stay. Nothing is included in your ticket or lodging fees, but prices are very reasonable. You can do this as cheap (BYO everything) or as expensive (martinis at da bar) as you want.
There is a restaurant that serves 3 meals a day and bar that serves pizza and other standard bar foods. We suggest bringing a personal reserve of food for in between meals and campfires. You'll need to provide your own source of refrigeration, the resort will not be able to accommodate you in regards to food storage.
As far as pets, dogs are allowed! Your dog must be up-to-date on its shots, people friendly, and plays nice with other dogs. However, dogs are not permitted inside the cabins or buildings.
Check out some of their amazing amenities here: http://www.roselandwv.com/page5/
Roseland is a gay owned and operated, resort on 200+ acres of forested West Virginia hillsides. It has a 20+ year tradition of being a clothing optional, men only. The resort features a pool, two hot tubs, hiking trails and recreational facilities. As far as lodging goes, everything is offered. From secluded tent sites and RV spaces with full hook-ups, to luxury cabins.